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How can I fix a "disabled iPod Touch"?

post #1 of 10
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I am trying to fix my friends ipod but it says to plug in the ipod to a computer and use itunes, but the problem is the computer it is talking about was a school laptop and he doesnt have it anymore... so at the moment it seems like he is screwed. Is there anyway to bypass this and make it back to normal without the laptop?
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post #2 of 10
I haven't used an ipod in YEARS but can't you just do that with any PC with itunes?
post #3 of 10
AFAIK any computer with iTunes should work.
Is it's status like when you first bought it? where it requires you to plug it in a computer with iTunes?
post #4 of 10
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It's requiring a certain computer because apparently he had a passcode set and he forgot it. After about 10 consecutive failed attempts at remembering the password the iPod locked itself and is saying to connect to itunes, but its asking for the last computer it was synced to.
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post #5 of 10
Iirc, you can try rebooting the iPod to recovery mode by holding the power button and middle button.
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post #6 of 10
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tried that already. didn't work.
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post #7 of 10
Jail break it, then reinstall stock firmware.
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post #8 of 10
*Facepalm* You need to boot it into DFU mode. Turn it off. Hold power button for two seconds. Hold homebutton without releasing powerbutton for 10 seconds. Release powerbutton while still holding home button for 30 more seconds.. It will show up in itunes as an ipod hit restore. All you need is itunes on any computer
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post #9 of 10
Even if it have password, you should be able to sync it with another computer, all you need to do is reformat it. All the data will be lost. If all else fails, you can just call apple, or go to their nearest store, im sure there is some way to make it work again. Apple is stupid if there is no way to make it work again just because the old laptop is gone.
post #10 of 10
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I've tried DFU about 30 times.
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