Apple Employees Use "Master Password" For iPhone

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  1. macrumors member

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    I was in an Apple Store today to get my iPhone 3g replaced. I brought it to a employee at the Genius Bar and I had my password set. The lady didn't ask me for my password, she just simply typed in a 4 digit number. The number went "74??" I didn't see the last digit. Someone try to figure it out.
     
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    I suppose you could try typing all possible outcomes following 74.... Good luck. I'm really interested in finding this pass-code so that I can mess with my friends, and not tell them how to do it.

    Are you sure the first two digits were "74"?
     
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    Confirmation that the master code is not 1974. Just tried it...
     
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    He said it started with 74. So 74xx.
     
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    you try and figure it out. That leaves just 99 possible numbers between 7400 and 7499. Snap to it!
     
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    Why didn;t you ask her? I f someone would "hack" my iPhone in just scounds, I would definitly be concerned.
     
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    That's strange.
    This is not the case when I took my iPod touch into the Apple Store.
    They handed it back to me and had me put it in.
     
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    My honest guess is that ur password didn't set. I used to have my password to set 2 minutes after standby and sometimes i would come back 10 minutes later and the pass lock would not be on. I think it's a bug of sorts... Do you have your passlock set immediately or delayed?
     
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    i've tried up to 7440 nothing yet....dunno if I wanna waste my time to keep going
     
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    Watch, it'll be 7499. :p
     
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    Might as well, you have gone all this way. I just got locked out for 5 minutes when I was not paying any attention. It's all a waiting game...

    I actually tried this one first! lol
     
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    tried that haha
     
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    thats 100 possible numbers.
     
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    ha! isnt that how it always goes!
     
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    I'm picturing the OP sitting smugly at his computer thinking, "I can't believe I got some other posters to actually waste their time trying unlock codes." After other wastelanded threads, it wouldn't surprise me.
     
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    keep it up!! we're all rooting for you! :)
     
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    TheSpaz

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    OP: did you check your serial number or something to see of it might be phone specific?
     
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    why dont you try 7440-7480 seing how you want me to do it so bad....:D
     
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    Heh... After people start posting that it's none of those combinations, he'll say, "...Maybe it was 4,7..."

    lol
     
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    Anyone obscenely bored? We could run them through from the beginning... :D
     
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    Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if this whole thing was a joke.
    Maybe the Apple employee is a jedi! :eek:
     
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    Well, because I'm having a lazy day (relaxing day off) I'm entertaining this. I've tried going backwards from 7499 to 7470. None of them worked.
     
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