HT1212: iOS: Forgotten passcode or device disabled after entering wrong passcodeLearn about iOS: Forgotten passcode or device disabled after entering wrong passcode
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2013 9:19 AM (in response to Joseph1999)
Place the iOS device in Recovery Mode and then connect to your computer and restore via iTunes. The iPod will be erased.
If recovery mode does not work try DFU mode.
For how to restore:
To restore from backup see:
If you restore from iCloud backup the apps will be automatically downloaded. If you restore from iTunes backup the apps and music have to be in the iTunes library since synced media like apps and music are not included in the backup of the iOS device that iTunes makes.
You can redownload iTunes purchases by:
Many developers when they updated their apps to support iOS 5 and 6 dropped compatibility for iOS 4.2.1 and earlier. Thus, unless you have a version compatible with iOS 4.2.1 such as in your iTunes library, recycle bin or computer file backup you are out of luck using those apps.