iPod Touch Lock

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by apsterling, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. apsterling macrumors 6502a

    apsterling

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    Okay, so my friends decided to play a prank on me, and put a password on my touch, and have not given me the password to my iPod yet. I synced my iPod, but do not want to restore. What can I do to get the friggin password off?
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Get yourself some new friends. Seriously, that is one obnoxious prank.
     
  3. apsterling thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't ask your opinion on the matter, I asked for help. If you can't give that, don't post, some people would call you a troll.
     
  4. ktbubster macrumors 6502a

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    well I don't know too much about this, but from what's i've read, Only a restore will help you.

    Sorry.

    Tell your friends to just tell you the password.

    I wouldn't call the above a troll. That's just not cool of your friends if you are at the point of the thing where you are asking for help on a forum... it's called taking something too far.
     
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Sorry, I realize that was unhelpful. No offense intended -- malicious pranks just don't sit well with me. I wish I knew a solution that didn't involve reformatting or getting your friends to confess, but I don't think the passcode lock was designed to be breakable.
     
  6. epicwelshman macrumors 6502a

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    Woah woah, chill. That kind of statement isn't uncommon here. People don't want a cold simple "question-answer" forum... the appeal of MR is the communicative aspects.

    Deal with it.

    Oh, and yeah, get some new friends.
     
  7. apsterling thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I'm just a bit touchy on the matter- I've already had to re-format and re-jailbreak once, and doing so again isn't my first priority (resyncing also takes forever)
     
  8. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Well then take it out on your douche bag friends.
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Not a problem, I'd probably feel the same way. Actually my first reaction was to suggest that you take your friends out back and threaten them with something big and hurtful, but I think you'd have appreciated that "help" even less! :eek:
     
  10. apsterling thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, If it weren't the fact that the two who did it are girls...

    Nah, I'd never do such things to my friends, but it is really annoying. Apparently I'm gonna have fun with the next 3 or so hours. :mad:

    I got it to the point where it wanted me to wait two hours, though. And as another plus, it is proving that it'll be safe when I get my own lock on there.

    EDIT: Mac-Addict, they're not douche-bags, they're just trouble causing sometimes. Otherwise, they're the best friends I could ask for.
     
  11. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    So, you're bigger and stronger than they are...?
     
  12. apsterling thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I personally, as a gentleman (Yeah, right. :rolleyes:) don't hit girls. (Or anyone, unless they REALLY piss me off) So that's not my option.

    I sent them a threatening email. :) And if it isn't resolved... stuff will happen.
     
  13. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Did you RTFM?

     
  14. apsterling thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Have you RTF Thread??

    Please, I knew that already, I just don't want to start from scratch again. Then I have to restore, resync, re-jailbreak, and it takes longer than I care to spend.
     
  15. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Then your only option is to beat the passcode out of your friends.

    Now, please, stop whining.
     
  16. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    EDIT: Meh, if you have SSH access to the phone/iPod, you'll have more than a password could protect anyway.

    If you have SSH access to your iPod, it's stored in a preference file and is very easy to remove.

    1. SSH/SFTP into the iPod
    2. Edit /var/root/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SpringBoard.plist
    3. Look for PasswordProtected and change it to 0
    4. Save the changes back to the iPod and restart SpringBoard or the iPod.
     
  17. nlivo macrumors 6502a

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    yeah I have put a password on one of my mates iPod and he couldn't use it, it was fun for 5 minutes and then I told him the password.
     
  18. apsterling thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm. Got it from my friends, they both apologized (Profusely.) So I'm good now. I never thought of SSH'ing into it. Thanks to all that helped.
     
  19. Arisian macrumors 68000

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    the obvious answer here is to kick your friends ass...

    Who would want to reformat just because your friend is a jerk
     

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