(This is theoretical question, not happened but its possible to happen)
He wanted to protect everything and give us password.
He connected through rs232 cable and set protected-routerboot
and reformat-hold-button to some XYX value cause we asked him to make router
impossible to reset to not have problems when someone will get close to our devices.
And he wanted to meet us and give all passwords and necessary information, but
day earlier he had accident and died in car crash.
So as sad as it is, we can only use all those expensive devices as bricks?
Or is it (contrary to http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Ro ... D_settings
)ou will have to remember this setting, otherwise even a reformat will not be possible and the device will not be recoverable.
a way to format/recover ?
(for tldr or to simplify and remove drama we can just take assumption that some evil it guy did it)
But really, are all those devices unusable bricks now?