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#1 Exthero

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 12:38 AM

Have you or a "Friend" set a Parental Control lock on your 360 Unit, and you are unable to go on Live or play some games? well if you think guessing that little 4 key pass code out is going to be an easy task, try again.

a little bit of simple math will tell you that there are a total of 11,119 different key combinations that you can go through in order to find out the right one.
well this might help you out alittle.. if this doesn't help call Xbox Customer Support

and they may give you the unlocking code. post yours here to help out others.....

My main reason for posting this is because of being put on hold for over 45 minutes.
and I think that no one should have to put up with that kind of "Tech Support service".


Help your fellow gamers out.





Turn off your 360 Unit

Remove all memory devices

restart 360 Unit

go to system blade > Console Settings > System Info

press

left trigger, right trigger, x, y, left bumper, right bumper, up, left bumper, left bumper, x.

This should bring up a menu


Reset System Settings


Resetting your system settings
will return all console settings to
factory defaults. Do you want to
reset to factory defaults?

Yes, reset settings
No, don't reset settings

select to reset settings

your screen should go blank for about 2 seconds

then the language blade should appear that lists several different languages,

select your preferred language

then a blade that says "Xbox 360 Storage Device" should appear

With the options of,

Done
Continue without one

select to Continue without a profile

Then an Initial Setup Complete screen should appear

with the options of,

Family Settings
High Definition Settings
Xbox Dashboard


select Xbox Dashboard

Now turn the system off, insert the Memory Unit or Hard Drive, and turn the system back on.


No more Parental Control lock.

Edited by Exthero, 30 January 2006 - 12:40 AM.


#2 DarkDeity

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:02 AM

thats why i dont set one in the first place... but very nice

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 03:46 AM

Very nice work, Exthero. This should be added to the 360 FAQ.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 05:59 AM

Question:

Is that button combo only necessary because the Lock is enabled? I assume so, as when no lock is set the Reset Settings menu item is readily selectable.

I'll fold this into the FAQ later once I can verify (or someone else does, or ts beats me to it..).

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 06:19 AM

there is nothing like having a real parent watching. i find these locks pointless cuz any semi smart person can figure it out. thanks for the info

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 05:43 PM

Thanks everyone, I had to find this out the hard way, I allowed a friend to use the Unit for the weekend and when he returned it, XBL was locked so i couldn't go on. At first he told me he might have done it, then later he told me it was either his roommate or Girlfriend. (the girlfriend i doubt because it would be a miracle if she even knew how to turn plug in a power cord... put it this way she would have been the lowest scorer on the D.A.B. tests.)

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Is that button combo only necessary because the Lock is enabled? I assume so, as when no lock is set the Reset Settings menu item is readily selectable.


It's only necessary if the control lock was engaged and you dont know the button combination.

1,000,000 360 Gamer points go to whom ever knows what D.A.B is.
Hint D.A.B = Dumb A** Blond

Edited by Exthero, 30 January 2006 - 05:48 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2006 - 06:37 PM

QUOTE(Exthero @ Jan 30 2006, 01:45 AM) View Post

a little bit of simple math will tell you that there are a total of 11,119 different key combinations that you can go through in order to find out the right one.


10,000 actually

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 06:38 PM

The only DAB I know is Digital Audio Broadcasting, but somehow I don't think that's what you ment.

I suppose it could be something about a Dumb ... Blonde But then it wouldn't make sense for her to score "low" because if it were a test of stupidity and she scored low that would make her smart. unsure.gif

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:13 PM

OK first is first,

there is a 4 button combo using 10 different keys, you start off by doing this.
xxxx
yyyy

so on and so forth,

that would make 10 different choices, then you change the 4th column to the next button that would give you 9 different combinations, then the 3rd column that would give you 99 then the second that would give you 999 and the 1st that gives you 9,989

so you end up with 11,106 different button combinations.


i was off by 13... happy.gif



QUOTE(twistedsymphony @ Jan 30 2006, 06:45 PM) View Post

The only DAB I know is Digital Audio Broadcasting, but somehow I don't think that's what you ment.

I suppose it could be something about a Dumb ... Blonde But then it wouldn't make sense for her to score "low" because if it were a test of stupidity and she scored low that would make her smart. unsure.gif



Lol ok you got me there, i guess it was a bad attempt at a blond joke wink.gif

Edited by Exthero, 30 January 2006 - 07:23 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE(mgamer20o0 @ Jan 29 2006, 09:26 PM) View Post

there is nothing like having a real parent watching. i find these locks pointless cuz any semi smart person can figure it out. thanks for the info


i agree, nothing like a real parent. however, codes aren't always easy to guess ;p also not to knock parents because being one is definitely not easy but, some of them have got to step their game up and learn how to take care of their kids.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE(Exthero @ Jan 30 2006, 12:20 PM) View Post

OK first is first,

there is a 4 button combo using 10 different keys, you start off by doing this.
xxxx
yyyy

so on and so forth,

that would make 10 different choices, then you change the 4th column to the next button that would give you 9 different combinations, then the 3rd column that would give you 99 then the second that would give you 999 and the 1st that gives you 9,989

I'm pretty sure it's 10,000 combinations. 10^4

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:04 PM

count it out and see i do think that it is over 10,000, well what ever it is, it would take days in order to check every one.


my math might be off, I work 3rd shift and i dont have the ability to do math or even think rationally at this point. i work from 11pm to 7am and its 3pm now ive been up since about 12pm yesterday

Edited by Exthero, 30 January 2006 - 10:14 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2006 - 05:21 AM

D.A.B = Dumb Ass Blonde, Dumb Ass Bimbo, Dumb Ass Bitch, Dumb Ass Broad..... blink.gif Take your pick....

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 01:12 AM

Can anyone confirm that this works on their box?

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 06:00 AM

The button combo isn't working for me... I did all the steps, but it doesn't bring up any menu that says "reset settings."




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