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

  1. 457 macrumors newbie

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    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 P6

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    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

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    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 P6

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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