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I Can't unlock my Apple Ipod (black)

My grandson locked my ipod and for got the code

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On MAC :

  1. Enable hidden folders.
    If you go into Terminal and run these two commands all the hidden files appear when you open Finder.
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder
    To get back to hiding hidden files use these commands
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder
  2. Navigate to the hidden folder named "iPod_Control", and once there click on the folder "Device". Once there, delete the file named "_volumelocked".
  3. Eject your iPod. Then, restart your iPod. You can do this by holding down the center and menu button for at least 6 seconds.
  4. Once your iPod has rebooted, check and make sure that it worked. Simply go into "Settings", "Volume Limit". If it asks for a PIN, you did it WRONG. Retry the above procedure.




On Windowsç


  1. Enable hidden folders.
    In Windows Explorer,go to "Tools", "Folder Options". Then click on the tab called "View", and under "Hidden Files and Folders", click "Show Hidden Files and Folders".
  2. Navigate ("My Computer" to double-click on the icon of your attached iPod) to the hidden folder named "iPod_Control", and once there click on the folder "Device". Once there, delete the file named "_volumelocked".
  3. Eject your iPod. Then, restart your iPod. You can do this by holding down the center and menu button for at least 6 seconds.
  4. Once your iPod has rebooted, check and make sure that it worked. Simply go into "Settings", "Volume Limit". If it asks for a PIN, you did it WRONG. Retry the above procedure.


Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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SOURCE: forgot screen unlock code

For those forgetful people

all right guys i have a solution for this but it will require some work first:

  • Mount the nano (plug it in)
  • Navigate to X:\iPod_Control\Device\ (where X is the drive letter of the iPod)
  • Find the file called "_locked" and open it with Notepad or TextEdit
now u should get some thing like : Vôáijåö\féúPbíþT~ñâHzõæLvùê@rýîD as the text but its not that con fusing to show here are two diffrent codes

Vôáijåö\féúPbíþT~ñâHzõæLvùê@rýîD
the same!
]óãhjåö\féúPbíþT~ñâHzõæLvùê@rýîD
so in fact the part that matters is the first 4.... and its a 4 digit code!!

soooo i have made a guide line.. for u to match up your code with

0000
^ðàk
1111
_ñáj

2222
\òâi

3333
]óãh

4444
Zôäo

5555
[õån

6666
Xöæm

7777
Y×çl

8888
Vøèc

9999
Wùéb
now how does this help ?? well i set my code as 1234 and this is what the first 4 digits were: _òão

if u look at the first one and compare to the guide it shows that the first digit is 1 the second 2 the third 3 and the last is 4! taaa daaaa!!!!

Rock on people hope this helps!!!!

~Thimolas the awesome :P

oppps!! forgot to mention that eagle btc helped me find the folder...... the little bit at the begining was from

http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=118446&highlight=combination+lock

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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Hi bashamdbasha
If you have forgotten the code, you can unlock the IPod by doing the following:
Connect your IPod to the primary computer you use it with (the first one IPod synced with), and open iTunes.
When you disconnect iPod from the computer, it will no longer be locked.
If you can't unlock IPod using either [the code or connecting it to the computer you use to manage its songs]. . . you can restore your iPod to factory settings using iPod Updater. Please note that this will erase all data on your iPod.
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If you want to change the primary computer that your IPod is associated with, do this:
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