04-17-2013 08:34 AM - edited 04-17-2013 08:35 AM
Are you talking about one acquired while serving a term as a guest of the state or federal prison system?
If you're out, you'll have to send it into the company that provides these to the BOP (Bureau Of Prisons). For a price they will unlock it for you. They apparently have a locked-down firmware version on it that only they can over-ride.
This post (and entire thread) discusses the issue:
11-23-2013 04:03 PM
This is hilarious. For unlocking, the forum is the last place you ever could get. You may need to search elsewhere about this though.
11-24-2013 10:54 AM
@ jimmyghd - What's hilarious is that you responded like this to a 7 month-old thread.
And all searching will do is result in the advice already given; to pay the fee to get it unlocked.
11-10-2014 05:23 AM
Here is a link on how to do this for anyone that comes across this.
PS: I know this is an old thread, but its the first one that comes up in google.
03-06-2017 08:01 PM
What is the address to the place where I could send my sandisk in so I could have the Federal code taking off so I can listen to it now that I'm home
06-27-2017 09:25 AM
Here is the info you need
Where do I send my ATG MP3 player for deinstitutionalization and warranty services?
Below are links to get information and required forms for ATG MP3 Player deinstitutionalization and warranty services.
Deinstitutionalization (remove special security features but preserve content stored on the device)
Warranty Service (within first 60-days from date of purchase)
10-23-2018 02:56 PM
Are you talking approximately one received while serving a time period as a visitor of the country or federal prison gadget?
in case you're out, you'll ought to ship it into the enterprise that gives these to the BOP (Bureau Of Prisons). For a fee they'll unlock it for you. They apparently have a locked-down firmware version on it that only they are able to over-journey.
02-12-2019 01:13 PM
This is kind of a really weird situation
There is a way to help.
Get the MNTCMD apk or app (if it's even available anymore)
Mount your sansa to your device
Use this code in MNTCMD (this includes UI)
/brw ch. 3
/getcode scr 1
Running all possible codes from 0000 to 9999...
Code is "----"
Are you sure you want to exit? [Y/N]