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I forgot my passwoed for my iphone

The screen is locked

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    Sam Kirsch May 11, 2010

    Have you plugged it into your computer yet?


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If you cannot remember the passcode , you will need to restore your device on the computer that was used to originally sync the iPhone or iPod touch so that you can reset your passcode and resync the data from the device (or restore from a backup).Ifyou restore on a different computer that was never synced to theiPhoneor iPod touch, you will be able to unlock the device for use andremovethe passcode but your data will not be present. Refer to Updating and restoring iPhone and iPod touch software

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This is a double solution. Maybe even a 1 and a halfer.

I have an iphone myself and am compulsive about following iphone news since I'm a huge security nerd. I lock my phone. Always. But have you seen the option to make an emergency call? That in itself is a huge security flaw, or in your case, a saving grace.

So here is the deal:

  • You can NOT bypass the security code entirely
  • you MUST reset your phone (scroll to the bottom for directions)
  • BUT you can access all your texts/phone numbers/etc, first with the exploit I am about to show you.
Here are some directions, but keep in mind, this only responds to firmware versions PRIOR TO 2.1.3 (the latest one). The original firmware that came with your phone and any downloads up until the one they released a few weeks ago still have this vulnerability.

  1. Turn off/on your iPhone and move the slider to get to the "Enter Passcode" screen
  2. Tap "Emergency Call" button on the bottom left
  3. Double-tap the home button
  4. This will pull up all contacts in your Favorite list
  5. Tap on the blue arrow next to the contact's name to full access to email, SMS, Safari, etc.
Jot down those numbers you want to save before you have to do the reset.

  1. Turn off iPhone - Hold down the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red slider appears, then slide the red slider. Ignore this step if your iPhone is already off.
  2. Press and hold down the Home button for about 10 seconds until a yellow triangle with a text which says Please Connect to iTunes appears. i forgot my passwoed for my iphone - iphone-recovery-mode.jpg
  3. Plug the iPhone into Mac or Windows PC. Release the button if you haven’t.
  4. Run and open iTunes if it’s not already opened yet.
  5. iTunes will prompt a message that says iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. Click OK.
  6. You will be taken to the iPhone pane. Then, click on Restore.
  7. Wait for the full restoration process to complete, and the iPhone will be back to the original settings state as when it left the manufacturing factory, typically a working phone again if you face any problem, unless it’s hardware related.
Hope this helps!!

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