Changed pin to blank and can't get into phone now.
#1
Hi all,

I got tired of putting my pin into the phone so I changed it to blank in settings.  I tried opening the phone up and now everything I enter (including blank) results in Wrong PIN.  What's the next step?

Thanks!
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#2
Plug a keyboard into the phone, hit Ctrl+Alt+F2, login as root and change your password.
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#3
Just tried that. I don’t see any response to the keystroke. Do I need to plug into a screen or should the phone display a terminal?


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#4
Hmm. Okay. I was able to get a terminal with ctrl alt F3. Tried logging in as root with:
- my old pin
- blank
- 123456

But none work.


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#5
Is it time to reinstall the OS?
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#6
I would just re-flash,
It is so easy with the Pinephone, especially if your are using an sd card.

Hopefully you do not have a lot of stuff saved on the existing installation.....
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#7
Quote:- my old pin
- blank
- 123456
root's password won't be any of those. I'm assuming because you tried 123456 that you're using Arch. root's password by default is "root".
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#8
You can also boot the jumpdrive image and mount the eMMC partition over USB, then you can manually edit /etc/shadow.

https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Jumpdrive

Generate a new password with:

openssl passwd -6

and copy it instead of the current one to /etc/shadow
my website: https://xnux.eu
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