Thanks so much, always feel pretty sketchy when i try do these things. Worked a dream have the confidence to hack in to the cia now only joking. The voice of experience: I somehow ended up with an iMac in my garage, and have no clue where it came from. Can anyone tell me how to get in?
Or who I can take it to?
The apple desktop does not open when I put in th epassword. I went through the steps and got to the end but when I enter reboot and enter…nothing happens. I got as far as entering a new password, but it is telling me it is not allowed. Anyone have an idea.
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Shut down your Mac and turn it back on while holding down the Command and R keys at the same time until you see the Lion Recovery screen. In the Terminal window type resetpassword and press Enter. Use the Reset Password utility to select your hard drive, choose your user account, and enter a new password. Shut down your Mac and turn it back on while holding down the Command and S keys at the same time until your see a black screen with white text.
This is known as Single User mode. At the prompt, type fsck -fy and press Enter. Type dscl. Press Enter. Type reboot and press Enter. I was dead in the water. It wants me to sign-in with an AppleID. I tried creating a new one, but it always errors out. That is why you should encrypt your disc.
The idea here is, on Linux you boot from a pendrive or disc. Once you start the live disc you can do 2 thing.
There you can find username: Remove the hash part and bam, no password for that user. You can chroot to the drive, basically it will use the HDD as your new file system, if you do that as root admin you will have access to all the data as well, you can even create new users. This is used to restore systems with forgotten passwords. That is why Linux asks if you want to encrypt the disc, if you have physical access to the machine I am not sure, I know that you were able to change the password on the installation screen and it was not that hard.
Is there some connector on the Mac motherboards that you plug the TLa in to? The new airs especially are tiny, I'm trying to envision where it would go.
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This will only work if you have a MacBook thats beyond ancient. Any recent device you absolutely cannot use generic eeprom readers to do anything at all. If you plan on looking into this then i suggest you check out my website https: All devices newer than require my adapters to perform this task. I also have written and video guides showing the process.
See for yourself by reading anything on my site and youll see what i mean. Apple uses base64 for everything, so already youre lying. So you are spewing bullshit from every orifice at this point. First off, you have no idea what you're talking about, "using a password pulled from a laptop to unlock [an iOS device] with your fingers crossed" makes absolutely no sense at all in the slightest. The reason you are even able to pull a ROM dump and read it the way you're clearly used to, is because you are reading an EEPROM of an Intel based computer look at the top of the file, notice the 'Z' as the top character?
Don't believe me? Okay so what does all of this mean? No, they do not. So tell me again, how it is that you claim to "do the same" for iDevices? I've had two customers that I've saved their IOS device by doing this. Can't you reset the nvram, take out a stick of ram, reset it again, and bam there's no more firmware password? I can not actually confirm if this exact procedure will work, but something along those lines will.
Change the Admin Password with Mac OS X Single User Mode
Observation though: This would mean you couldn't mount the disk on another system without using target disk mode if they still allow that or a soldering iron. Don't know about apple, but of course soldering and gluing stuff together makes it a bit more complicated to extract information. If you are worried about someone stealing your computer you should absolutely encrypt the drives.
Otherwise all they have to do is mount the drive on another system and they have your data. In-fact,, if you're in single user mode you don't even need to remove. I believe if you have FileVault you need to enter in the FileVault password before you can boot to single user mode.
This has been a thing forever. Shit back in the day just doing single user mode was enough to root it. Have people really not seen this?
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Im literally doing this exact thing this afternoon cause some old user fucked up their computer by renaming thier account and not their home folder. Now there is no admin account to fix the issue cause they fucked up the one admin account on the computer. So as shitty of a security feature as this is, it is useful sometimes. A comment I received back that an easier and short way to go about this is booting into recovery mode with. No having to go through the setup process. I will be messaging you on Parent commenter can delete this message to hide from others.
Several people mentioning encrypting your hard drive here, but what about backing up to external. You can't. I did this once to get admin privs so i could install minecraft mods on my laptop without asking my dad.
Reset the Admin or Root Password in Mac OS X
Then came to the realization that you can't run. As smart as OP feels about just now figuring this out when this technique has been bypassing for over a decade at this point , he failed to mention a few key pieces of information. Both of these options will disable Single User Mode. And now a message to OP: Physical access trumps everything. If I can hold your box in my hands, it's my goddamned box.
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