[maemo-users] Resetting the screen lock number on Nokia N8*

From: Austin Che maemo at austinche.name
Date: Wed Mar 12 23:02:05 EET 2008
>>    The device lock is implemented in software and so if you set it to
>>    require the code to boot up and you have no other way to boot up
>>    other than the default os, then you'll have to work a bit harder
>>    to find an alternative boot strategy (e.g. bootmenu, boot from
>>    usb, etc.) Once booted, you can reset/get the code as below.
> Neat. But supposing you don't have powerlaunch or a modified init,
> just the stock Nokia OS and flasher ?
> How exactly would you get past the lock ?

    You should be able to use the flasher to set the default root
    device to the external card and then put on the card an OS that
    ignores the device lock on startup.

More information about the maemo-users mailing list