How to Bypass Kiosk Mode When the MK11xx Boots?

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Question

How to Bypass Kiosk Mode When the MK11xx Boots?

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Answer

When the MK11xx is booted in Kiosk mode, the desktop is locked down by the kioskeie.exe, which runs as a full screen application.
When the MK11xx is booted in Kiosk mode, the desktop and configuration files are not accessible on the device.

You can prevent the MK11xx from booting into Kiosk mode by pressing the A and D buttons during Phase 1 of boot up.
  1. As the MK11xx boots up it will first display the IPL screen, then it will display a screen of colored horizontal lines, followed by a blue screen that says “Phase 1”.
  2. When the Phase 1 screen comes up, quickly press the A and D buttons simultaneously.
  3. You will be prompted to enter a password, which by default is DDBAC.
  4. After the password is entered, click the OK button on the screen or press the A and B buttons simultaneously.
  5. This will bypass Phase 2 of boot up, where the customized configuration settings are loaded, preventing the MK11xx from booting into Kiosk mode.
  6. If the Phase 2 screen is displayed before the A and D buttons are pressed, you must reboot the device and start over again.