iPod touch antitheft idea

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by moonman239, May 28, 2010.

  1. moonman239

    moonman239 Banned

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    I think that if Apple was to create a new version of the OS that prevents the iPhone/iPod from being restored by someone else's computer. They would essentially program a list of all computers that the iPhone is allowed to be restored by. Even in recovery/DFU mode, it would check to see if the computer restoring it was an authorized computer.

    Upon firmware update, the iPhone would immediately remember a unique computer ID.

    Can't restore your iPhone using an authorized computer? No problem, just take it to the Apple Store, prove the iTouch is yours -- their computers would be on the list by default.
  2. Appman

    Appman Community Development Staff Member

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    Nah, this would be too much of a hassle. Especially if you are away from your computer and may need to restore.
  3. Samphotog

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    what if your computer is broken and cant be fixed and you need to restore then your screwed arent you
  4. _JKK_

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    Yeah, instead of relying on draconian ideas to stop your iPod from being stolen, just be responsible? Easiest way, IMO.
  5. moonman239

    moonman239 Banned

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    Okay, better idea. Link iPod to iTunes account,then iPod can be restored on any computer that is authorized to use your account.
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    peebrian202869 Banned

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    Thats a better idea.
    But you can still only authorise 5 computers to one account.
    It might be a bit pointless for the amount of time it would take.
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    Hmm I really like this idea but it would be a hassle. And also with an itunes account you would need internet right? What if you have no internet connection where u are
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    linking to itunes acount would be a nice option that could be toggled on and off on the ipod. Also if you could track your ipod trough apple after getting it stoolin. That you can just wait at the house its at with a couple bats n guys.

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