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ebouwman
Nov 9, 2007, 09:14 PM
I picked up an open box iPod touch because it was a little cheaper, and imagine my delight when i realized i can't use it because the last person who had it put a password on it, and iTunes won't do anything because it says i need to unlock the iPod with a password.

Is there any way i can un-brick my touch or should i bring it back?



trance728
Nov 9, 2007, 09:15 PM
bring it back

ebouwman
Nov 9, 2007, 09:18 PM
bring it back

you've got to be kidding me, just cause of some jerk who had it b4

solyd
Nov 9, 2007, 10:49 PM
Maybe you can try the recovery mode.

1. Plug your iPod into the computer and start iTunes.
2. Hold sleep and home button, you'll see your iPod reset.
3. The moment it displays the Apple logo, let go of the sleep button but keep holding the home button.
4. The Apple logo should change to something else in a few seconds.
5. You can then restore your iPod.

It might just work, definitely worth a try then to bring the iPod back.

trance728
Nov 9, 2007, 10:59 PM
you've got to be kidding me, just cause of some jerk who had it b4

personally, id be pissed off if it was easy to recover an ipod from an unknown password, if it were then what the hell is the point of having it on there in the first place

ebouwman
Nov 9, 2007, 11:00 PM
Maybe you can try the recovery mode.

1. Plug your iPod into the computer and start iTunes.
2. Hold sleep and home button, you'll see your iPod reset.
3. The moment it displays the Apple logo, let go of the sleep button but keep holding the home button.
4. The Apple logo should change to something else in a few seconds.
5. You can then restore your iPod.

It might just work, definitely worth a try then to bring the iPod back.

Its working so far...
Its just downloading the update, thanks a bunch

ebouwman
Nov 9, 2007, 11:04 PM
personally, id be pissed off if it was easy to recover an ipod from an unknown password, if it were then what the hell is the point of having it on there in the first place

Thats a good point, but it doesn't help me out :P

But i guess if you stole an ipod and then saw it was locked you'd probably ditch it somewhere and leave, and possibly steal a different one some other time.:rolleyes:

also theres pretty much a work around for anything that has a password

solyd
Nov 9, 2007, 11:07 PM
Its working so far...
Its just downloading the update, thanks a bunch

Great. Hopefully it works. Let us know how it turns out :)

trance728
Nov 9, 2007, 11:11 PM
Thats a good point, but it doesn't help me out :P

But i guess if you stole an ipod and then saw it was locked you'd probably ditch it somewhere and leave, and possibly steal a different one some other time.:rolleyes:

also theres pretty much a work around for anything that has a password

not that you did, but someone that stole one could come on here asking the same thing to try and make it usable

ebouwman
Nov 9, 2007, 11:11 PM
Great. Hopefully it works. Let us know how it turns out :)

of course, its just downloading that update really slowly, it predicts 30 minutes remaining...:rolleyes:

and ya you're right trance.

eRondeau
Nov 10, 2007, 12:13 AM
That's a pretty strong indication of a stolen iPod. :(

ebouwman
Nov 10, 2007, 12:27 AM
That's a pretty strong indication of a stolen iPod. :(

I assure you i did not steal it, i work at futureshop, which is pretty much best buy but in canada, and they had an open box iPod that i guess somebody returned, so i thought i'd save a couple bucks because theres essencially no mark-up on iPods, therefore no emplyee discount.

Oh ya and the thing you said to do worked :D:cool: So happy i finally get to use it.

ebouwman
Nov 10, 2007, 12:30 AM
heres a pic of the tag and box

solyd
Nov 10, 2007, 12:47 AM
Oh ya and the thing you said to do worked :D:cool: So happy i finally get to use it.

Cheers :)

manram24
Nov 10, 2007, 07:58 AM
im happy for u
ull love it

ps: to bad macrumors forums doesn't have the same spell check and replace thing that the ipod touch has
lol