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I just got an iphone from a friend, and he forgot the password

So we were guessing, many times. So now it's locked... for 4,566,781 minutes. I have no idea why that long. But I haven't been using it for about 6 months because it's been locked. I connected it to itunes already, & it said I needed to put in the password first; but thats what I need? And restarting it doesn't work either.
Please help!

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  • lbooth94 May 23, 2009

    Thank you for your help. But it still didn't work. On the home screen it says "iPhone is disabled. Try again in 4,566,757 minutes."
    & When I try to restore it to itunes it just says, "iTunes could not connect to the iPhone of, my friends name, because it is locked with a passcode. You must enter your passcode on the iPhone before it can be used with iTunes." So I really have no idea what to do.
    I tried turning it off & on. & the forced restoring. Neither of them worked. Help?

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You almost did it right. This is the right way of resetting your phone:

Start itunes on your computer. Then connect your phone to the computer. Once itunes detected your phone hold the POWER and the HOME buttons down at the same time for about 10 seconds. Once the phone flashes off, let go of the POWER button and keep holding the HOME button until you see a message on the itunes telling you that your phone is detected and needs to be RESTORED. Follow directions and it will do its job. I appreciate your positive vote.

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Forgot iphone lock code(passcode)
You will need to do a forced restore on iphone to resovle the iphone passcode lost problem. but when you do a forced restore on iphone, you will wipe all content from the iphone. To do a forced restore hold the HOME button, then connect to the USB cable and continue holding for a LONG time (a minute or more). Once iTunes responds release the button and your iphone will be restored.
or you can try to plug it into iTunes with it at the unlock screen. Somewhere it should say “Unlock your iPhone” or something like that in iTunes. Click it. Otherwise do a restore by going to the screen where it shows how much memory you have used up in iTunes and click “Restore”. Restore it as a new device (not from back up) in iTunes. After that, you can just sync your media and apps back onto it.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on May 23, 2009

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    JDTec May 23, 2009

    Do a Hard reset:



    Download the latest iTunes to your computer and reset the iPhone. Then re-sync it.

    Reset



    To reset iPhone, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least 10 seconds. During this time, a red "power off" slider may appear and the screen may go black, but do not release Sleep/Wake and Home buttons until the Apple logo appears.

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I understand all the above ways to get my iphone on again, as I can not remember the 4 digits. But I do not want to loose the emails or sms I have on my iphone as they are not saved.

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  • marc518 Feb 15, 2010

    Not sure if I am being told that I will not loose the sms sent from my phone or YES, you do. or maybe no one has answered the question. Thanks

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