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Milutiche

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#92813 6-Nov-2011 19:36
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Hey peeps, I picked up a Ipod today that was left at the Library where my sister works, she handed it into the police and after 6 months they said she could keep it, she can't unlock it and neither can I.

It comes up with the message "Ipod Disabled, Connect to Itunes" It obviously needs to be connected to the computer it was last synced with and I don't own that computer, I googled and Youtubed for the past hour or so and tried every method I could find and now im asking you all to help me out.


How do I/ can I enable this or is it scrap metal?

Cheers, Jason      

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JarrodM
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  #541797 6-Nov-2011 21:21
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Does it let you put it into DFU mode? (hold power button and home button at same time for like 10-15 seconds)

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  #541815 6-Nov-2011 22:13
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Have you tried connecting it to a computer so it can talk to iTunes? You might need to run a restore on it but your first move is to see what happens when you connect it to a computer/itunes.







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  #541881 7-Nov-2011 07:15
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It wont go into DFU mode, I've tried about 50 times :( tried connecting it to my PC with Itunes updated, downloaded the latest drivers, tried Yamipod to access the Ipods HDD, tried accessing via windows explorer with "hidden and OS files" displayed and I cant see it. The PC does recognise that a USB device has been connected but thats as far as I can get.

Next step, SCREWDRIVER!
 

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  #541884 7-Nov-2011 07:50
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Milutiche: It wont go into DFU mode, I've tried about 50 times :( tried connecting it to my PC with Itunes updated, downloaded the latest drivers, tried Yamipod to access the Ipods HDD, tried accessing via windows explorer with "hidden and OS files" displayed and I cant see it. The PC does recognise that a USB device has been connected but thats as far as I can get.

Next step, SCREWDRIVER!
 


Did you do a google search on how to enter DFU mode. Was it connected to iTunes when you did it. It will only enter DFU mode when connected to a computer. And can be quite difficult to do if you don't time it right.

Follow the steps here it should work the same for Windows.

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1034 

 If the device is still working then DFU mode should work just fine as it is by passing the System 




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  #542080 7-Nov-2011 16:13
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I two second google found this, have you tried these steps?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKQV3qlpiEs







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  #542087 7-Nov-2011 16:45
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Too many wrong passwords,

you will have to Blow it all away and put it into recovery mode

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3240704?start=0&tstart=0

Milutiche

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  #542209 7-Nov-2011 20:02
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Hey people, ive tried and tried to enter DFU mode using lots of different youtube instructional vids and had no luck.

If I have my PC on witth iTunes running and I connect the iPod via the USB I get the message .... "iTunes could not connect the iPod "MODem" because it is locked with a passcode. You must enter the passcode on th iPod before it can be used with iTunes"

I've tried gaining access to the HDD using windows explorer but its not visible, although it is visible in the device manager under USB devices.

 
 
 
 


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  #542216 7-Nov-2011 20:27
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just did a search and found another way that apparently enters DFU mode 


Okay, this worked but to clarify: start with itunes closed and the ipod powered off. Without turning it on, hold down the home botton and keep it pressed while you plug it in. itunes should open automatically and ask you if you want to restore it.

 
Worth a try. Found Here.
http://forums.ilounge.com/ipod-touch/238530-ipod-touch-says-connect-itunes-itunes-says-unlock-ipod-first.html

Edit. Looks like these steps where in the above post. if this does not work then i am out of ideas.




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  #542234 7-Nov-2011 21:07
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Maybe time to find someone that has a iPod touch/iPhone and has put a device into DFU mode and get them to do it for you. By the way you keep on talking about trying to get to see the "disk". There is no point as it will not help you to recover it. There is nothing there to see or do anything with in regards to recovery.







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  #542253 7-Nov-2011 21:47
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Download redsn0w and use it as if you were going to jailbreak. Most jailbreak tools have a section where it walks you through how to get into DFU mode and tells you if you're doing it wrong.

Once you have done this you can of course go ahead and jailbreak, or just exit redsn0w and start itunes and restore through there.

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  #542447 8-Nov-2011 11:16
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The trick is pressing the home button softly. I've had problems with some iPod touch not going to DFU before. Pressing the home button lightly when putting it to DFU mode works all the time. Good luck!

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