“Hacking” into MacBook Pro to Recover files

It’s quite often to receive requests for fixing and reinstalling computers from private clients which I’ll decline almost every time. This case was different, as the task was actually interesting. Clients problem was having blue screen right after the booting of the Mac: Meaning it’s impossible to access any files on the computer, without removing hard drive (and thus, voiding warranty). I had done several tests before with Windows to access filesystem without any kind of authentication requirements, had never tried that on OS X… yet. So, lets begin with the setup: 16 GB Kingston Flash An Image (ISO) of

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