iPod Touch 5g DISABLED

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by notreal1fake, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. notreal1fake macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2014
    Heres the story:
    Someone I know disabled my iPod touch by trying the password and getting it wrong too many times.
    The iPod now says: iPod disabled, connect to iTunes.
    If I connect it to iTunes, it says "allow access to iTunes on your iPod", but ofc I cant allow access on the iPod since it is Disabled.
    If I put it into recovery/DFU mode, I can restore the iPod to factory settings, but this will delete EVERYTHING. The iPod has NEVER been backed up to iTunes. I have hundreds of photos and media on there that I don't want to delete at any cost.

    Is there anything I can do to extract the files before restoring it or fix the disabled iPod? Jailbreak or otherwise? Third party application??
    Btw its running the latest version of iOS (8.1.1).
  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Sorry, no. Did you have iCloud photo stream on, at least? If so, then your photos will be backed up.
  3. tpluth macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Carmichael, CA
    I love the "I never backed up my iPod/iPhone/iPad/Macbook threads!

    Really, people? Is it that hard to remember to back up once in a while?
  4. LMC91 macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Hey, I'm not sure if my method can help, since I've only done it on an iPod Touch 4G on IOS6, but it's worth a try. This has allowed me to SSH into my iPod Touch and pull out any files I needed, even app/game saves, when I was in a Recovery Loop and couldn't use my iPod. (For anyone stuck in a Recovery Loop, the repair allowed Tiny Umbrella to kick the iPod out of the Loop for me).

    Download Putty:

    Download WinSCP:

    Download SSH_RD_Rev03B.jar:
    In that link it mentions about needing to install 'JRE-7-Windows-i586-iftw.exe' for it to work, but you can try without it to see if it works.

    Follow the instructions here to get access into your iPod:

    If /mnt2 doesn’t show, restart the instructions for Putty, and after typing in the root and password, (before typing ‘mount.sh’), enter in:

    fsck_hfs -r /dev/disk0s1s2

    It will go through a repair, wait till it’s done, and mnt2 should work. Hope this works out for you.
  5. rigormortis, Nov 29, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014

    rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    when i was messing around and my passcode was wrong on my iPhone
    i thought the disabling is only temporary and after a time interval (which grows over a period of time) the iPod will eventually allow you to enter a new passcode?

    i guess this isn't true anymore?

    maybe just wait a couple days ?? with it turned on???

    i eventually just erased it from iCloud and restored the backup

    if it helps any, any media you bought including banned apps can be downloaded for free,
    oh also anything in your itunes libray will just be resynced.

    so if u totally have to erase your iPod the only thing you really lose are pictures and videos you recorded using the camera. and text messages

    everything else on the iPod is either something you downloaded from apple (paid for, even 0.00) or stuff you synced from a computer

    all the stuff like email, calendar, contacts, thats all iCloud
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The only way I know how to correct this, is to go into DFU mode, and then restore via iTunes.

    I had to do this to my daughter's iPad because she changed her passcode to something she couldn't remember.
  7. decafjava macrumors 68030


    Feb 7, 2011
    This...that's the reason why we backup after all. ;)

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