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[Hack]How to get past the PassCode protection.

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Ezra, May 11, 2008.

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  1. Ezra

    Ezra Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    After making 1 reply that I knew how to do this, I have been getting TONS of PM'S.

    So here it is, the tutorial.

    Step one, open WinSCP (or MobileFinder if the pass comes on after 1/2/3 minutes...)
    Step two, Navigate to ~/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard (replace mobile with root for 1.1.1/2)
    Step thee, Convert the binary file to readable xml. This can be done one of 2 ways:
    • copy it to your computer, go to Binary to Xml online converter. Convert the file, copy it back to your ipod (replacing the current one)
    • Copy this file (credits to Erica Sadun) to ~/var/root/bin (ROOT! Even if your on 1.1.3/4) then open puTTy and type:
      Code:
      plutil -c xml1 /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard
    Step four (A), Enter this command to do it automatically:
    Code:
    plutil -i PasswordProtected -v 0 /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist
    Step four (B), to do it manually (The safer way) open the file: com.apple.springboard and replace:
    Code:
     [COLOR="Red"]<key>[/COLOR]PasswordProtected[COLOR="Red"]</key>[/COLOR]
    	[COLOR="Red"]<integer>[/COLOR][B]1[/B][COLOR="Red"]</integer>[/COLOR]
    With:
    Code:
     [COLOR="Red"]<key>[/COLOR]PasswordProtected[COLOR="Red"]</key>[/COLOR]
    	[COLOR="Red"]<integer>[/COLOR][B]0[/B][COLOR="Red"]</integer>[/COLOR]
    Step five, reboot your ipod!

    Thats it, if you have any questions simply ask here!

    Edit: Yes, you can do this on 2.0 (any build)... But the steps are a little bid harder. If you attempt it and get stuck, PM me for help!

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  2. add45

    add45 New Member

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    ah sweet theres really no use for this but its great to know :)
  3. Ezra

    Ezra Well-Known Member

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    If you ever forget your password...
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    HAHAHAHA nice catach rokrboy
  5. Ezra

    Ezra Well-Known Member

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    rockrboy?

    lol, you can call me Ezra :p
  6. Totally 1337

    Totally 1337 Active Member

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    Wow! Seems pretty simple!!

    People-who-use-a-passcode-on-their-ipod-to-stop-me-using-theirs BEWARE!
  7. jakecigar

    jakecigar New Member

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    Ezra, you can do it in one line!

    plutil -i PasswordProtected -v 0 /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist

    (after you install plutil)
  8. TSOnTheDrums8892

    TSOnTheDrums8892 New Member

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    you just type that into any terminal???
  9. I would be thrilled if it worked on Jailed iPoT's
  10. Ezra

    Ezra Well-Known Member

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    Are you serious?

    I have to try this!

    But you still need the plutil file...
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