Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by 457, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. 457 macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2015
    Wow, my first post an I'm the 200,000 thread!!

    Hey guys, hoping someone would be able to help me.

    My girlfriend recently got an iPhone 4 off her dads work friend - we have one problem. It has a passcode and a broken lock button, when I try to plug it into itunes it asks me to accept access to it on the iPhone, however I can't because its locked. Just wondering if anyone could help us in being able to restore it - thanks.
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Ask her dads friend for the passcode?

    Unless of course it's stolen, in which case no one can help you (thankfully).
  3. 457 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2015
    Nooo! it's not stolen, we've asked him but he has no idea - we think the only way we can get it unlocked is by logging into his iCloud...?
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Passcodes and now iCloud lock were designed for theft prevention and protection.

    If you cannot find the correct passcode then you have a useless device - even if you are legit. Apple will not help you.

    If there was a way around the protection device just because someone has forgotten a passcode then that would defeat the purpose of the protection.

    You are out of luck unless somebody can remember the correct code.
  5. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Yes, you'll need his password to turn off iCloud.

    No, there's no way to bypass it. No matter what the story this time.
  6. Donoban macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2013
    Can someone riddle me this. If I have a 4 digit passcode, is anything stopping me from starting at 0000 and working my way up to 9999?
  7. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Yes, the time delay between failed attempts.
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Phone gets disabled after many wrong attempts.
    But even if you could guess right, you would need the iTunes password to turn off icloud lock.

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