Found a locked iPod Touch 4th Gen

Discussion in 'iPhone, iPod & iPad' started by dan80315, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. dan80315
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    dan80315 GBAtemp Fan

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    So as the title says, a friend of mine found an iPod at a movie theater he works at and since nobody claimed it in the lost and found, he got to keep it (lucky motherf-). Anyway, he tried to unlock it by pressing random crap on the iPod which eventually lead to the iPod permanently locking itself (at least that's what it looks like) not too sure to be honest.

    All I can say is that all we can see is the background and we can't do absolutely anything to it but turn it off and on.

    I read online that you have to re-sycn it to the last computer it sync'd to in order to unlock it but since that's pretty much impossible, how do we go about "restoring" it or making it as if it's brand new and allow it to sync to a new computer?

    Many thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. Dark Blade

    Dark Blade Flippin' Insane

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    I don't think you can. :unsure:
     
  3. BloodyFlame

    BloodyFlame GBAtemp Fan

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    Maybe DFU mode would work.
     
  4. jimmyemunoz

    jimmyemunoz GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Call Apple and tell them your story and see what they say :tpi:
     
  5. al5911

    al5911 GBAtemp Regular

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    Yep, I believe you can restore it in DFU mode and use it as a brand new one (clean-no installed apps,customization)
     
  6. dan80315
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    dan80315 GBAtemp Fan

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    What exactly is DFU? I'll see what google turns up :b
     
  7. RikuCrafter

    RikuCrafter GBAtemp Regular

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    DFU will work 100%:

    Just use DFU and shift-click restore, and download an IPSW from felix bruns.
     
  8. DarkShinigami

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    look at the jailbreak tutorial it has DFU and how to access it there
     
  9. dan80315
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    dan80315 GBAtemp Fan

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    I managed to wipe it and it should now function as if it's just out of the factory or so through DFU mode (the one listed in the iOS jailbreaking thread.

    Let's hope all goes well now :)
     
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