General Help with extracting images from locked iPad

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by phoneman, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. phoneman macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2014
    Hi everyone,

    Long story short.. I'm trying to help a girl with her iPad that her husband smashed in rage by punching the screen in. The iPad is junk now, but miraculously turns on fine (LCD Okay).

    Now to the issue - the girl has loads of family photos stored on the device which she desperately want extracted somehow, she doesn't care about the iPad it self. The problem im facing is that the device is locked with a pin (which I have), but I'm not able to enter it.. I've tried numerous new iPad screens, but the touch won't react at all - so I assume something on the main board has been damaged that involves the touch..

    Is there anyway to transfer the images without being able to unlock the device??

    It's an iPad 4th Gen (a1460) and its running IOS 6 or less what I can tell..

    Attached some images of the device, I think this girl needs to consider a new partner lol :)

    Any help deeply appreciated!


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  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2006
    kidnapped by aliens
    If you can connect it to a mac you could try to access it with iFunBox.
  3. phoneman, Jul 29, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2014

    phoneman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2014
    Thanks teleromeo, I've tried iFunbox on the windows PC - but it can't access it unless the code is entered and if i try to use iFunbox on the Mac it just crashes/freezes upon start :(

    Update: Got iFunbox to start on the Mac aswell - but won't show the device as its locked (my iPhone works fine in the program though)
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    On PC, doesn't the DCIM folder show up as a drive? Or do you need the PIN for that too?
  5. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    Yea that's what I was gonna ask too. I have used that folder before and don't remember needing to enter my pin. I guess my device was unlocked at the time of accessing that folder.
  6. phoneman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2014
    It just comes up with itunes saying that it can't connect unless you enter a passcode. I think you only have to do this once, then it will work after that (my iphone opens the photos even if i have a code, but it might renember the computer as i pressed trust this computer in the past?)
  7. Alonso Quijano macrumors 6502

    Alonso Quijano

    Jul 17, 2013
    If you have a spare iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch couldn't you just make a backup on your computer through iTunes then the photos would be accessible from the other device and could then be recovered?
  8. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2010
    Long shot, but if you can get it connected to a bluetooth keyboard, you can enter the password that way.
  9. Barneygumble47 macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2010
    N. Ireland
    Plug it into a pc and go to My Computer. It should show up there as a portable device allowing you to access the DCIM folder and remove the photos. I have done this on a locked Iphone so I assume it will work on Ipad too.
  10. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    that only works if the computer is a "trusted device"
  11. kalirob99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 24, 2008
    Jesus that's bad. You might have to take it in store. I'm sure they can extract the photos for you.
  12. srf4real macrumors 68040


    Jul 25, 2006
    paradise beach FL
    Nice lock background. ftw

    Apple genius definitely can get her photos out.. ;)

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