Finding code

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  1. mowpar macrumors newbie

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    I bought my current iPad off eBay used, a long time ago. After seemingly forever it ran great. Then it started acting up. Running out of options I figured I would do a factory reset. But when I attempted this it asked for a code. Putting in security code I put on device did not work. I found there was another code, one that previous owner failed to disclose. I have went to you tube to find a work around for this problem. I gave up trying to accomplish this. Now years later I find myself wanting to give device to my brother. But again the code will not allow me to clear machine to factory settings. Has their been any advances to secure this code sense i last explored years ago? I could go through YouTube, but don't want to go through all the searching again. I figured you guys here could tell me what I need to know, and if there is a way or not. If not, it will continue to pi$$ me off not to have access or control of my device, and I will have to go through the iPad deleting everything off of it I think of manually to erase as much as I can?
     
  2. Matthewserta macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately unless the original seller can give you the code there is no way around it. Even if you were able to get the device completely reset you would probably be iCloud locked requiring their password to unlock it. ICloud lock devices are no better than for parts.
     
  3. mowpar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I appreciate your response. I am not tech a savvy in the least. But I can't but help believe that this same scenario plays out throughout the world, conservatively atleast if not more, 1 million times, so far. So they are all in the same boat, and no one has ever came up with a solution. I can understand not coming up with, not being able to stop world hunger, but not this. If nasa spent our money they take for fake space, and gave it to the hungry we would no longer have anyone starving to death, but we still will never find and end around to getting past that pesky little unknown passcode.

    Now don't you think after reading this you would have to rethink your answer? This is not the enigma machine after all
     
  4. JPack, Aug 15, 2017
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    It can be done but it can be prohibitively expensive. Some repair shops can remove the lock on an iPhone or iPad.

    Last year, I paid just under $200 for a shop in China to remove iCloud Activation Lock on an iPhone 6S Plus. Because the serial number and IMEI are stored on multiple chips, this involved replacing the flash storage, A9 CPU, Qualcomm modem, and baseband flash.

    In the U.S., this is prohibitively expensive because few people have the skills and the parts are rare (the replacement chips were salvaged from logic boards of discarded phones).

    Can it be done? For sure.

    Is it worth it? Probably not. You will need to send it across the country or overseas.
     
  5. 960design macrumors 68030

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    First, we need to use the same language.
    is too vague for us to accurately assist you in a forum. Can you take a picture of the screen and add it or link it to this thread? Using the photo we can best answer your question.

    We can easily bypass a forgotten passcode ( device or restrictions ), we cannot easily bypass iCloud Lock Activation.
     
  6. mowpar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Above I mentioned not computer savvy. Don't know what picture you are talking about. How to take it. And certainly not be able to get that picture from there to post on here. I have what I came for, I am satisfied with that. Thanks
     
  7. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Resetting a passcode requires a full reset. On devices running iOS 7 and newer, a full reset requires the iCloud password.
     
  8. mowpar, Aug 15, 2017
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    mowpar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe I can't explain myself or maybe I have and just don't know it. I go to reset iPad to original settings. This requires me to enter restriction pass code. It is this passcode that was not passed along to me years ago when purchased. I did not know to search out this passcode to know I had no access to it. If I had I could have then requested it from the seller. That was years ago and I do not have his information. I don't see how a picture shown to you of a passcode that shows 16 failed attempts would help you to help
     

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  9. 960design macrumors 68030

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    Very good... when diagnosing via forums, I try to narrow the focus down to a single step at a time. A passcode locked device does not need to have an iCloud account enabled.
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    You are very welcome.
     
  10. mowpar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    First passcode, can't be cracked, next passcode obtained for two hundred dollars, next passcode does not need iCloud something or other. There is no wonder so many are in the dark as to how to navigate through this what they call computers making your life easier.
     
  11. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Follow the link below and view the first screenshot. Do you have "Find My iPad" turned on?

    https://www.lifewire.com/turn-find-my-ipad-on-off-1994525
     
  12. 960design macrumors 68030

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    I would have been happy to assist you. Yours is easy to fix.
     
  13. charlituna macrumors G3

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    the picture would tell us if you are talking about a lock screen passcode, a restrictions passcode or iCloud activate lock. each has a different answer.

    if you are talking about the lock screen or restrictions passcode you can bypass both of them by doing a factory restore via iTunes. If its the lock screen you would have to get the ipad into what's called 'recovery mode'. I believe restrictions passcodes will still allow the basic 'restore' via iTunes without needing to enter recovery.

    but an iCloud lock is a different game. one you better check before you do the first. cause if the iPad is on an iCloud that is not yours you will be permanently locked out of everything. white screen, no bypass. theoretically a manager at a store could do it if its not in lost mode but they require proof of purchase from an actual restore store with your name on it or a form of payment connected to you like a credit card and a photo id. if its signed into your iCloud you are fine cause you know the password to unlock it
     

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