Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. In this article I will show you how to change the root user’s password on Jolla’s Sailfish OS.
Like any other Linux system, changing the root user’s password can be done from both graphical user interface and via command line interface.
How to change the root user’s password on Jolla’s Sailfish OS, directly from the GUI:
Go to Settings> System Settings> Enable the Developer mode and type a new password in the “Set password for SSH and root account”
How to change the root user’s password on Jolla’s Sailfish OS, from the command line interface:
Switch to developer mode, open a terminal and type password <new_password> and enter the same <new_password> twice.
For those who don’t know yet, Jolla is a project developed by former Nokia employees. The first Jolla smartphone is running on Sailfish OS, a modified Megoo Linux system, which is Android compatible, uses Wayland as the default display server , uses Nokia N9′s Maliit touchscreen keyboard and comes with interchangeable covers, allowing the users to easily switch them, in order to change the color/model of the phone and comes with impressive hardware specifications.
While apps with native Sailfish OS support can be installed via the Jolla Store and OpenRepos.net, Android apps can be installed via the same Jolla Store, or via F-Droid, Yandex Store, Amazon App Store, Aptoide and 1Mobile Android Market.