Ipod is Disabled work around

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by testeng1966, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. testeng1966 macrumors member

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    #1
    Help,
    When i powered up my Ipod Touch 3rd Gen 32GB it says it is disabled, try again in 21,401,570 minutes.

    How do i fix this?
     
  2. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

    Mr Slippy IV

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Location:
    Vail, AZ
    #2
    Mac:

    1. Power off the device (Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red slider appears, then slide the slider. Wait for the the iPod touch to turn off.
    2. Press and hold the Home button while reconnecting the USB cable to iPod. When you reconnect the USB to iPod, the device should then power on.
    3. Continue holding the Home button while iPod starts up. While starting up, you will see the Apple logo.
    4. When you see "Connect to iTunes" on the screen, you can release the Home button and iTunes will display the recovery mode message:
    5. Restore and it'll download ~240mb firmware and you're done
    WARNING! This will erase all data on your iPod.

    Windows:

    1. Plug in your iPod.
    2. Wait for it to load completely.
    3. Open My Computer (or computer if on Vista). Make sure you can view hidden files.
    4. Go to iPod_control.
    5. Go to the folder named Device.
    6. If your iPod is locked, there will be a file _locked . Rename the file to _unlocked.
    7. Safely remove your iPod and it will be cleared.
     

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