Mobile Terminal now works on jailbroken iOS 9 devices

MTerminal Change Root Password alpine

Good news for all of you Mobile Terminal fans, or for anyone interested in easily changing their jailbroken iOS device’s root password. Saurik just pushed an update for PAM Modules on Cydia, which was a prerequisite for terminal access.

All you need to do is go out to Cydia and update to PAM Modules 36.1. Cydia should automatically prompt you for the update, since this package is installed by default. Once you update, you can download Mobile Terminal, or any terminal emulator on Cydia that you prefer.

PAM Modules

Update to PAM Modules 36.1 to enable terminal access

I personally prefer MTerminal, which is a stripped down and lightweight emulator. It’s my go-to terminal emulator for all of my jailbroken devices.

How to change your iOS 9 device’s root password

It’s always a good idea to change your device’s root password from the stock password, alpine, to something more unique that only you wil know. Here’s how to do so:

Step 1: Open terminal

Step 2: Type passwd

Step 3: Type the default iOS root password: alpine

Step 4: Type your new password.

Step 5: Type your new password once more to confirm

MTerminal Package

My go-to terminal emulator on Cydia

Do you use terminal emulators on your jailbroken device? If so, which one if your favorite?