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Forgot my passcode

I forgot my passcode and now i cant even try a different code because it is disabled; how do i restore the whole ipod touch without the passcode

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Using the Restore function for your iPod touch is part of standard troubleshooting procedure. Restoring your device will erase all data from your iPod touch, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, calendar information, and any other data. All iPod touch settings are restored to their factory condition.
Whenever you restore your iPod touch, Apple highly recommends that you perform a sync prior to restoring in order to back up any changes since your last sync. If you have movie rentals on the device, see this document before restoring.
Use the following steps to restore your iPod touch:
Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed and running before attempting to update. Connect your iPod touch to your computer. Select your iPod touch when it appears in iTunes under Devices. Select the Summary tab. Select the Restore option. When prompted to back up your iPod touch's settings before restoring, select the Back Up option. If have just backed up the device, it is not necessary to create another.
Select the Restore option when iTunes prompts you (As long as you've backed up your device, you should not have to worry about restoring your iPod touch).
Once the restore process has completed the iPod touch restarts and displays the Apple logo while starting up

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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Try holding the "menu" button and the "Play/pause" button at the same time for about 10 seconds

or,

Try restoring iPod touch using the latest version of iTunes.
Connect iPod touch. When it appears in the Source list, click on Restore in the Summary tab.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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The link below will explain what I said a little better, and at the end of the article there is another link on how to actually update and restore your touch.

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