Password locked ipod touch with a broken home button

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  1. goldengang7

    goldengang7 New Member

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    My daughter has an iPod touch 4G and she forgot her pass code. The home button is broken and she had been using the onscreen home button. Now she has it disabled. When she tries to connect to iTunes to restore, it says that she has to unlock the iPod before connecting to iTunes. Can anyone help?
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    A DFU restore will bypass this. I even included DFU instructions with a broken power or home buttons.
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    Try to remember, for the sake of avoiding severe headaches and in the future just have the password like "qqq" or something
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    A DFU restore will bypass this if you can enter DFU mode. But the home button is broken, so a DFU IPSW would have to be used. But you can only restore to a DFU IPSW if you use an IPSW that you can already currently restore to. If she could already restore to any IPSW, she wouldn't even need a DFU IPSW. But since it's passcode locked, there's no way to restore it, even to a DFU IPSW.
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    You're right. I always forget that step.
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    Use tiny umbrella to put it into dfu/restore mode then restore it in iTunes
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    I assume you mean Recovery Mode...
    And I didn't think of that. I don't think it will work since it's locked, but try using TinyUmbrella. Click on your device on the left and click "Enter Recovery".
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    Yeah I meant recovery sorry :/
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