This is the second part of another story which started on this post

Problem

As I shared on my previous post, a friend of mine was running into some trouble trying to reset his old Panasonic Viera’s PIN number.

Long story short: I wrote a python script that was able to reset the TV’s PIN number. But then another friend had the same TV with the same problem, but with an extra layer of complexity: he had completely lost his remote control.

So I though I better convert my python script into an android app, so as I could just share…


Problem

A friend of mine had an old Panasonic Viera TV which had certain features restricted with a pin number which he couldn’t remember at all, which looked pretty much like the one on the image below.

The pin number consisted of 4 digits, and wouldn’t be any of the default ones. So after a long while trying different combinations, my friend felt completely lost. Because it basically meant that he would need to try 10.000 different numbers — from 0000 to 9999, in order to find out what the selected one was.

At this point he called me out asking…

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