iPhone default shell

Posted on May 18th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
Categories: IT / Tech.
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18 05 2008

Apparently, not a good idea to change to bash.

I’ve been playing with my iPhone today, flashing to different firmwares..etc and everytime I SSH in, the first thing I type is bash, to get into the bash shell.

So thought I would change the shell in /etc/master.passwd

Well as per every other change, the iPhone didn’t like that and threw all it’s toys out of the pram. SSH’ing in using mobile stopped working, if I logged in with root, I could execute anything, as it would just kill the SSH session.

Using terminal on the phone it’s self didn’t play either.

Never mind, lesson learnt.


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