Top 9 Ways To Unlock The Unlockable

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Top 9 Ways To Unlock The Unlockable

Getting locked out of your home, your computer or anywhere else you want to be can suck. The same goes for those times when your gadgets prevent you from doing what you want to do with them, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are the top 10 ways you can break into virtually anything with a literal or figurative lock.

Title image remixed from originals by Odin M. Eidskrem and Lisa Fischer (Shutterstock)

9. Open A Garage From The Outside

thread a piece of wire or a coat hanger through the top of the door

8. Unlock Your Computer Wirelessly

using your Android to unlock with Wi-Fipractically any Bluetooth device to unlock your Mac

7. Break Into An Aeroplane Toilet

flip up the sign push the lever into the unlocked positionHipmunk

6. Eliminate PDF Passwords

guide to opening PDFs regardless of their protection

5. Unlock Your Camera’s True Capabilities

Magic Lantern can do the same

4. Access Locked Websites And Services Using A Proxy

there are plenty of ways to get around those restrictionsPandoraHuluBBC iPlayer

3. Pick Locks And Crack Safes

Learning to pick lockson your carcrack safes

2. Crack Passwords

cracking a Wi-Fi password

1. Jailbreaking/Rooting Your Smartphone

Jailbreaking your iPhonerooting your Androidjailbreaking is awesomethe 10 best apps that requite rooting your Android

Comments

  • Just wondering why you thought it was necessary to remove one of the items from the original article ??

    #Unlock Region-Free Encoding on Your DVD or Blu-ray Player

  • I noticed the Aeroplane Toilet Door trick yesterday on a Jetstar flight. The Steward locked the door this way for Takeoff and Landing (checking that there was noone in there beforehand).

    CHDK is incredible! I bought my Canon A720 because of this capability, but only recently have I started to properly fiddle with it.
    In the market for a dSLR now but I’m worried that I’ll lose all these great features in making the jump! Hopefully MagicLantern is the answer!

  • I HAVE SEVERAL OF THE FIRST GALAXY S EPIC ANDROID SMARTPHONES AND WOULD LIKE TO UNLOCK THEM TO USE THEM WITH A DIFFERENT CELL PHONE CARRIER BUT WHEN I PAID TO UNLOCK THEM THEY SAID THEY COULDNT UNLOCK IT. THEY ARE FROM SPRINT AND I NEED A NEW PHONE AND WOULD LIKE THE NEW GALAXY S 11 BUT IT DOESNT HAVE A FULL KEYBOURD LIKE THE FIRST GALAXY S EPIC FROM SPRINT. IF YOU COULD HELP ME OUT I WOULD BE VERY HAPPY. THANK YOU AND HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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