Unlocking school-locked Macbook

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  1. eth1129 macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to unlock my little brother's macbook so he can put Pandora Jam on it (extremely important, I know LOL). I figured out how to unlock websites, but can't figure out how to let him install apps. Any advice by someone who is smarter than me would be much appreciated :)
     
  2. M.a.r.k. macrumors member

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    well how is it locked?
    is there an app that doesn't let you install stuff or does leopard block?
     
  3. portent macrumors 6502a

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    Just save your brother some trouble and tell him to skip school next week.

    If you want him to get in trouble at school, he may as well have some real fun doing it.
     
  4. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    If you are talking about trying to bypass website blocks and such over a school's network, you aren't going to have any real help here. Those blocks and restrictions are there for a reason, because they don't want people trying to do what you are trying to do.

    And I am pretty sure that discussing means to bypass blocks on somebody else's wifi or internet network is against the forum rules here.
     
  5. eth1129 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not trying to bypass any kind of wifi or internet access block, trying to figure out how to bypass the block that doesn't allow the installation of new programs
     
  6. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand something. Who does this laptop belong to? If it belongs to your brother then why has the school put a block on it? If it belongs to the school why are you trying to hack the school's property? Just thought I ask since the thread title suggests it belongs to the school and no one else has asked...
     
  7. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Its the same type of rule. If it is the schools property than they have every right to restrict and limit what you can or cannot install on their property. If the laptop is the property of the school, you will have to consult with them. If it your own personal property, than you should be able to install whatever you wish
     
  8. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    You still haven't said exactly what the block(er) is. If the problem is just that you don't have admin rights, then you can't drop anything into /Applications, but you can download applications and put them into /Users/<whatever>/Applications, which works just as well for anything that's just dragging and dropping the application file.
     
  9. dlopez64 macrumors newbie

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    it is to bypass the administrator username and password if u know how to bypass it please let me know on the lock
     
  10. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    Aside from that comical bug in High Sierra (10.13.1) where the admin login was just root with a blank password, there is no way (that is the whole point). The closest would be to get a external drive and install macOS onto it, so that you will control the admin access for that (unless they also block starting the computer up from an external drive).
     
  11. dlopez64 macrumors newbie

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    what if it dont work then what do i do
     
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  13. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    Buy another computer or erase and reinstall macOS. Or find a new bug that bypasses admin and become famous. The whole point of the admin account is that it controls everything and cannot be bypassed. This High Sierra bug was the first such bug in a long time.

    If you reinstall the school will notice the change (their admin account would be gone and any apps they had would also be gone). And there would be questions and punishments.
     
  14. 960design macrumors 68030

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    Just guessing here. The school may be using the same tech that corporations use. They have locked a profile to the computer from the factory using DEP. That profile has restrictions that do not allow app installation. There is nothing you can do to bypass this type of protection. Even wiping the computer will not help as part of the restart will reinstall the MDM restrictions profile.

    You should not be able to unlock websites either. You can always use a proxy to bypass school filters, but this would be in violation of federal law as well as school policy. This is pretty obvious on the network, if anyone is watching. I wouldn't play the cat and proxy game, I'd build a whitelist.
     
  15. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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    the op is from 2009
     
  16. 960design macrumors 68030

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    Haha! Zombie thread attacked again.
     

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