Tested the Passcode Erase Data Feature

Discussion in 'iPod touch Firmware 2.X' started by cainy, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. cainy

    cainy New Member

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    Basically theres a new button in the passcode settings that allows the ipod to erase all data if the passcode is entered in correctly 10 times

    you get the same five attempts b4 lockout then as follows
    ipod locked out for 1 minute
    ipod locked out for 5 minutes
    ipod locked out for 15 minutes
    ipod locked out for 30 minutes
    ipod locked out for 60 minutes
    Ipod Locked Out (data erased)

    then it seems to go into recovery mode and basically forces a restore when plugged into itunes, not sure if it actually does erase all data or if that's left to the restore
  2. bridaw

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    I'm not going to try it.... you try it.
    I'm not going to try it...... hey Mikey!

    Thanks for doing this. I was curious but afraid someone I know could mess with my ipod and end up erasing my data after a few moments of fiddling around.

    It is nice to know that it locks out for increased lengths of time after the first 5 quick attempts. This would probably only happen if it fell into the hands of some bad guy and not a friend since they would have your device for quite some time to make all 10 attempts. I'll be using this nice feature since I have so much personal "stuff" on my pod.
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    BroadStBullies Well-Known Member

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    cool. And what does remote wipe actually do? Recovery mode? brick?
  4. cainy

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    Well when I 1st plugged it into iTunes I didn't get the usual popul for error logs being sent to apple so I assume it does wipe all the data and then puts the device into recovery mode, just wonder if this will make it onto the iphone 3g

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