How to unlock a disabled iPod?
My iPod says it is disabled and to connect to iTunes, but when I connect it to iTunes it says I need to unlock the iPod before I do anything. I'm confused.
This problem has been going around for quite a while, Heres what you must do, However, be aware that this process will erase all data on your iPod Touch. To fix the disabled problem, you must go into DFU Mode and restore.
Your iPod should be running again after this process. From this point you can restore to a backup, if there is one present.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bITIiGswj... - This should help you out!
Here is my answer from Disabled 21+ million minutes? "Apple says "If you cannot turn off the device using the slider, press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time. When the device turns off, release the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons." Now there is a way to erase the password but I am not sure if this would work when you are already disabled. This will not erase any data on your device. I guess you can always try and hope you have a windows computer :-) anyhow you plug in your iPod. Open My Computer (or Computer for Vista). Click on Folder options and enable to view hidden files. Next go to iPod_control and click on the folder named Device. If your iPod is locked, there will be a file _locked . Rename the file to _unlocked. Remove your iPod and it will be cleared" you can also check on here My iPod is frozen says I pod disabled? Good Luck.
Real Way---here are the directions......1.first you have your iPod usb connected to the computer in usb slot.2. hold the power button and home for 10 seconds.3.a slide power off option will appear then (ignore it).4.as soon as your iPod turns off you let go of the power button and not the (home).5.a apple logo would appear then you let go and in a few second a recovery mode option should appear on your computer.6.press (ok).7.it should take you to recovery mode you click (restore) and your iPod should go back to default options and everything will be just like it came out the box.(IMPORTANT)it will only work on the computer that you started your iPod on,My advice to you is if its stolen or found take your iPod to a apple store or if not maybe a repair shop because theres nothing you can do if you try to guess the passcode it will locked and it will be worst Than you think.!!!!!!GOOD LUCK:0
first, connest to itunes. plug in your ipod to the USB and the plug. press the home and power button but ignore thhe red slide. it will turn off. once it is turned off, let go of the power button, but keep pressing down the home button. your ipod will go into recovery mode. then go to the itunes link you already had and click on the tab. follow its insrtuctions and your ipod will be unlocked!
First try to restore your iPod from backup. To do that, connect your iOS device to the computer you sync it to and, in iTunes, click the Restore button. Follow the onscreen instructions and in a few minutes your device should be usable again.
If that doesn't work, or if you've never synced your device to iTunes, you need to try Recovery mode.
It will definitely work and I hope your problem with disabled iPod will get solved.
This may happen after you entered too many times' wrong passcode. It asks you to connect to iTunes is actually let you put your iPod into recovery mode. In this case, if you follow the traditional methods to hold home and power button, it will be impossible to enter recovery mode. So you have to force it into recovery mode.