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I'm trying to jailbreak my friend's iPod for him. After I did that, It booted up and had a password (full keyboard.) What do?

He doesn't have a password.

asked 23 Feb '11, 19:05

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edited 23 Feb '11, 19:08

What jailbreak method did you use?

(23 Feb '11, 19:12) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

There is no possibility of any dev team or chronic dev jailbreak causing a password to be added to the device. This post leads me to believe that the device is stolen, has been restored from a previous backup that had a password, or has an exchange policy in place that requires a specific. In the two cases where the device is in the hands of the rightful owner, he should know the password. Otherwise, please do not post here hoping to remove the password off a stolen device. That is wrong on so many levels.


answered 23 Feb '11, 21:44

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Well said. I don't think he'll be back though. :-p

(23 Feb '11, 21:54) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

It doesn't necessarily mean it was stolen - it can accidentally have been restored from an old backup from someone else who uses the same iTunes about.

(23 Feb '11, 22:53) conradev conradev's gravatar image

The issue that always arises from posts like these, is that it makes people think it's lost or stolen and password protected.


answered 23 Feb '11, 19:18

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I was thinking the same thing, in fact I was just going to ask if he found it. My dad found a touch 1g on the street, literally, a few months ago, and it had a password, so I had to wipe it for him. If it hadn't been locked, I could've figured out who the owner was.

(23 Feb '11, 19:22) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Enter the password.


answered 23 Feb '11, 19:06

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Ask him what the password is ;)


answered 23 Feb '11, 19:06

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spockers ♦♦

I did, he never had a password.

(23 Feb '11, 19:07) deknozz deknozz's gravatar image

That's bizarre. It had to come from somewhere.

(23 Feb '11, 19:09) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

If you backed it up (or he did) before jailbreaking, you can restore in itunes and it will wipe everything, including the password. Of course, when you restore after jailbreaking, the password will be back, so you're in a bit of a pickle.

(23 Feb '11, 19:11) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

A full keyboard password usually indicates a corporate exchange email account was setup on that ipod. A lot of them require full passwords to unlock the screen for "higher" level of security. It shouldn't have came out of nowhere. The phone was either "found" or the only other possible scenario I can think of is that after you jailbroke, you restored from a backup which had a corporate exchange account associated with it. There is no other possible explanation.

(23 Feb '11, 20:50) skim32 skim32's gravatar image

It's entirely possible to have a full alphanumeric password without being a corporate device. Most of the devices I manage use full alpha passwords for increased security.

(23 Feb '11, 20:58) Endareth Endareth's gravatar image

Possibly he downloaded some pirated custom ipsw from somewhere and restored from that, but got burned? Can a password be assigned to an ipsw? Just wondering out loud. At any rate, he hasn't been back to post any answers, so I detect some olfactory emanations of the rodent family. :->

(23 Feb '11, 21:03) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Oh, and yeah I was going to point out that if you go to settings>general>passcode lock and turn off 'simple passcode' it becomes alphanumeric, good point.

(23 Feb '11, 21:10) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

True. You can use full alphanumeric passwords even without corporate exchange. But I don't think most people use it. Just saying most of the time it's because corporate exchange accounts forces users into full alphanumeric passwords.

(23 Feb '11, 21:28) skim32 skim32's gravatar image
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