Stolen ipod recovered, what now?

August 5, 2012 at 12:08:00
Specs: 2kpro\xpmc, 1ghz512mb\3800xp2gb
My niece recently had her ipod stolen and was fortunate enough to recover it. She had been doing some traveling this summer so naturally she had taken a lot of pictures, she hadn't had the opportunity to sync it in over a month and many of her picture are not yet in her itunes library. Apple has advised me that nothing can be done but a wipe and restore. My ? is, is there anything else, before I resort to that, that can be done? I service computers for a living, so taking apart a laptop with a dead mother board to get the data from the hdd or ssd is part of my daily routine. I realize that this is a little out of the norm for me, but in my opinion this is just a very small computer. There are probably many of you on this forum who have much more exp. with this device and maybe some who have dealt with it personally, I am just asking you to share what ever help you can. Greatly appreciated in advance. Thank you!

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#1
August 6, 2012 at 08:14:58
I'm not sure what it is your asking? Are you trying to transfer her pictures to a computer? You should just be able to connect to a computer running iTunes and transfer them that way.

If that's not what your asking could you please elaborate on what the issue is?


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#2
August 6, 2012 at 09:37:39
The device is locked. It says connect to iTunes, but when I do iTunes says it will wipe and restore. That data on iTunes is not current, so I am looking for a work around. If I have to destroy the iPod to get the hdd out I am prepared to do that.

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#3
August 6, 2012 at 10:45:39
Unless it's one of the iPods that has the 160 gig storage, it doesn't have a hard drive, just a memory chip soldered to the motherboard.

You could try using an app called DiskAid to copy your pictures back to your computer. I'm not sure if it will work if the iPod is locked but you can give it a try. It has an Explorer like interface and will let you copy files to and from iPods, iPhones, iPads, etc.

http://www.digidna.net/products/dis...


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#4
August 6, 2012 at 14:44:56
32 gig, thanks for the help!

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#5
August 7, 2012 at 07:54:57
You're welcome, hope it works for you.

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#6
January 25, 2013 at 07:34:50
Turn it off, hold the power button and the home button until it turns on, wait 10 seconds, then hold the home button. it SHOULD go into safety mode, then plug into itunes, and you're good to go.
It's a really handy way about How to Recover Deleted Files from iPod.
It's easy to understand and works pretty well for my iPod.

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#7
January 25, 2013 at 08:16:18
Doing a reset will not unlock an iPod, the only way to unlock it is to do a factory restore.

However, its been 6 months since this person posted, I'm sure they have figured it out by now.


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