Can someone help me out please? Thanks!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by deucalion0, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. deucalion0 macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2009
    Ok so I have spent nine hours solid on this today and I am totally stuck I was hoping someone here can help me. At a party last night someone drunk put a passcode in my iphone 3gs for a joke, which wasn't so funny when he forgot the code.

    I have been using an iphone since the 3G was released and this has two years of data on it and I cannot lose all this information.

    here is what i have tried to get rid of the passcode

    1. Restored and tried to set up from a backup which was deleted by my phone syncing I didnt even notice, but I actually backed up my iphone that meant i was totally locked out all together.

    2. Set phone up as new and set a passcode to 0000 then used the locked out back up hoping it wouldnt overwrite the new code but it did.

    3. I have spent over an hour trying codes, if you keep it connected to itunes everytime it says to wait a minute or five or whatever, just sync the phone and you get to try again five times which is something I found out.

    4. I jailbroke using black rain and tried to get access into the phone using diskaid so i can delete the keychain, but diskaid doesnt realise the iphone is jailbroken due to a service that is missing which i cant install becasue i would need to know the pin for that.

    5. I pulled my hair out using google, youTube and other forums to figure out how can I get this passcode off my phone and not lose so much valuable information that i have collected over two years.

    Can anyone out there, some whizz, some expert please please help me get back into my phone, I promise to never let drunk people including myself touch it ever again!

    I have really put hours into this I did not want to ask others to fix my problem but I am that desperate!

    Thanks so much all!!

  2. Maclver macrumors 68020


    Nov 23, 2008
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  3. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Sometimes Apple doesn't get enough credit. They have thought it out too!! You are not going to break into it without the password!

    Forget about trying to keep your phone from someone else. Put a password on it yourself and make a proper backup. Then backup your itunes folder to an external drive.

    You only choice is to start new and password protect it now!!

    If it was easy to break into a locked phone what good would it be?? :confused:
  4. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    sorry to be a bore but if your info was so precious you should have your OWN passcode on the phone... Didn't you ever think what if you lost your phone?

    Anyway, lesson learnt the hard way.

    Suggestion 1: Try every combination possible..will take forever

    for a punt, i'm not sure this will work but try this

    I 've bought the above and think it's a brilliant piece of software.
  5. deucalion0 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2009
    Thanks for the input guys, yes I have learnt something the hard way and yes if it was hackable then what use would it be. But I just cant seem to move on and start fresh everytime I think of the contacts, text, well the entire phone I am gonna lose I get a major headache. From now on I am backing this data up more than one place and keeping it safe.

    I actually kept a copy of a backup from a few months ago and I deleted it, today i installed a file recover program recovered the files and deleted the files from one of the backups with these files and tried to backup with this backup but it didnt work, i got an error (-32) I was really excited at thinking I got a way around this.

    Anyway thanks for all your help it is appreciated.

  6. wilderness1957 macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2009
    there are only 10,000 possible combinations available.... start with 0000, then 0001, then 0002, 0003, 0004..... HA HA HA HA this is what you get for letting a drunk person screw with your phone

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