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[X930BT] - Password Recovery (obsolete)

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I followed these steps above and now my unit it stuck on the loading screen!

This is a long thread. Which instructions were you following? I hope you didn't install HackMode.

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Okay, let's simplify this a little more; might help some others. Pictures have always helped me out in situations like this, so let's do this.

 

Working with an X930BT in this how-to. Read all of these instructions all the way through before attempting it.

 

First off, you'll need a micro SD card; size isn't extremely important, the size of the files you'll be putting on it are less than 14mb, just choose one that your unit can support if it has a size limitation. In this instance I used a 32gb the first time around, but I'll be using a 16gb in the photos below; again, it really doesn't matter as long as it's at least 14mb, and I think the smallest you can get is 2gb now anyway and they're only like $5, lol.

 

Next, you'll need to download the files required to booth the unit into testmode. In the original post there's a link to another thread which has about 5 different download links in it, and I know that can get confusing... The one you want is the HACKMODE v1.4 BASE. Click on that link and you will download the .zip file containing the files you need. Once the download is complete, unzip the contents onto your micro SD card.

 

The .zip file is password protected and when you go to extract the files it will prompt you for the password. The password is "avic411" (without the "" obviously...)

 

The files should be place in the root of the card, not in another folder on the card. I'm not sure if it's required (although it probably is) but have nothing else on the card at the time. The only thing that should be on the micro SD card are the files located in the .zip that you downloaded.

 

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At this point, it's time to make your way to the password protected unit with the micro SD card you just place the files above into.

 

With the unit powered off (key in the OFF possession, or just no power supplied if your doing this out of the vehicle), load the card into the device. Power the unit on and wait for it to boot, at which point it should boot into testmode.

 

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Once in testmode, on an X930BT, and I would imagine it would be the same for all of the X9X0BT series, the only buttons and actions that will be needed to navigate the screens are the following:

 

*HOME - escape/cancel/go back

*MODE - enter/select

*Volume down (left) - move selection on screen down

*Volume up (right) - move selection on screen up

 

 

 

I CANNOT STRESS HOW STRONGLY I RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT MESS WITH ANY OTHER FILES IN HERE IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!! IT IS VERY EASY TO BRICK YOUR UNIT USING TEST MODE!!! I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY IF YOU SCREW THINGS UP; YOU ARE DOING THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

 

 

 

Move the selection on the screen down to #11, File Maintence

 

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Press MODE and you will enter the File Maintence screen

 

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Now select User and open it

 

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Now select System and enter it

 

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Now go to security and enter it

 

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The only thing on the screen at this point is Password, so enter it

 

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There is only option on this screen that you you are concerned with here, a text dump. You do not have to move the selection around, just press MODE to perform the text dump, and VIOLA, the password that the unit is locked with is displayed near the top left of the screen!

 

(I've blurred my password out here for obvious reason)

 

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Write this password down (unless is something you can remember), then just back out of all the menus using the HOME key until you get the the first screen, at which point you can power the unit off and remove the SD card. With the card removed, power the unit back up and enter your recovered password when prompted, and enjoy :)

 

If you're not going to remember the password you just recovered, I'd suggest changing it. Take a look in the owners manual for those instructions.

 

 

 

Hope that helps everyone a little more!

 

 

 

 

by the way, I think this thread should become a sticky...

Huge thanks! Worked like magic.

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Does anyone know the password to open the "HACKMODE.KEY" file? The "AV.EXE" file password is avic411 but then it askes me for the HACKMODE password and its not the same. Btw, Im on a Mac if that matters.

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Does anyone know the password to open the "HACKMODE.KEY" file? The "AV.EXE" file password is avic411 but then it askes me for the HACKMODE password and its not the same. Btw, Im on a Mac if that matters.

No, I don't. Save yourself much grief = don't  install Hackmode.  It can brick your unit. Use Testmode instead. Once you get into File Maintenance, its the same process.

 

To get into TestMode on most X series units (except x950), download this file supertestmode.zip to a PC, unzip it, put TestMode.key on a FAT32 formatted SD, and insert it in your unit.

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Hi all, first time poster. thanks for all the info on here!  Have a iMac and can't download the zip files? looking to "test mode" my 930BT. Changed batteries and now i'm stuck. 

Don't know much about apple. Best bet is to borrow a PC.

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I'm not sure how that is suppose to help.

Having the same issue myself.

It makes perfect sense.  The original problem is - your AVIC is asking for a password. Someone stupidly wrote detailed instructions on how to remedy that problem but that dangerously instructs you to install HackMode.  The rest of the instructions were detailed and safe. Blake's comment on post #151 shows the safe way to do it while avoiding installing HackMode. So it might save you from getting knee-deep in shit. If it doesn't make sense to you - you're already in over your head. 

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