Iphone 5 passcode problem--NEED HELP ASAP

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Bonafidde, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Bonafidde macrumors newbie

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    I just upgraded to beta 6 and it asked me to set up a passcode


    I thought i put in the numbers i normally use but i guess i mistakenly hit another number instead. Now i cant figure out my pass code.

    my phone keeps getting disabled after a few tries. What can i do
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Call Apple...It's the only way to sort this out, and they will have records etc.
     
  3. Virginaustralia macrumors regular

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    Will be tricky with iOS7 because of Activation Lock you cant reset the phone
     
  4. mavis macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure they could sort this out at the Apple Store!
     
  5. Fin745, Aug 31, 2013
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    Fin745 macrumors newbie

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    Are you kidding me! AppleCare or the Apple Store doesn't support iOS7.

    Put the device in recovery mode and restore. Activation lock will still apply, but all you need is your Apple ID and password and you'll be good to go, you can stay on iOS6 or go back to iOS 7 after that.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1808
     
  6. iapplelove macrumors 68030

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    lol i'm not even sure if your serious?
     
  7. charlituna macrumors G3

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    No they don't. Apple does NOT have record or your passcodes. This is in part so there is zero way for someone to steal a phone and weasel their way into getting the info out of some neophyte employee.

    If you disable your phone and it's on the 'try again in x minutes' phase you might be able to do a backup to a computer provided the phone has been attached to that computer previously and had a sync or backup done. Otherwise,hope you were backing up to iCloud cause you are about to lose everything.

    Only way to bust past a passcode lock is a DFU restore. And you are best off googling how to do it yourself because there is no in store support for iOS 7 software issues and many stores won't even do DFUs because they don't want folks freaking about how it was bricked, reverted to iOS 6 (the only way they can do it) etc
     
  8. Gogurt48 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe not. Would it be possible to restore to an older iTunes backup, one that was made before the new passcode was set?
     
  9. charlituna macrumors G3

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    Backups don't store passcodes. So yeah, if you have any backup it should work. In theory.
     
  10. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    Actually, backups store all of your settings, including passcodes.


    Edit: Never mind, I think I'm wrong.
     
  11. adam044 macrumors 65816

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    Right you "forgot" your password. Aka I found this iPhone and want to use it!!!

    :D
     
  12. Eitel macrumors regular

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    You "mistankenly" hit another number instead...same wrong combination... twice?? :rolleyes:
     
  13. Xiph0s macrumors regular

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    This.
     
  14. benji888 macrumors 65816

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  15. AngerDanger, Aug 31, 2013
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    AngerDanger macrumors 68030

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    OP, rather than attempt to argue semantics with you or question the situation, I'm just going to help you unlock your phone. It's easy—just hack it.

    1. Start hacking it.

    2. Make sure your computer is beeping and whirring with all the hacking sounds.

    3. Play a video of a pre-rendered, wireframe cube spinning and shooting hacker code from it and stuff.

    4. When you get the prompt 'Would you like to finish hacking?', don't click yes—hack the yes!

    That's it, really. Good luck.
     
  16. benji888 macrumors 65816

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    I concur: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwkl_8SGCfw
     
  17. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    Wait... Doesn't Apple usually tell you to enter it twice to ensure you do NOT mispress the buttons?
     
  18. joec651 macrumors newbie

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  19. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    This sounds more and more like a stolen iPhone...
    Then just wait for the owner to activate Find My iPhone and you have a REAL problem ;)
     
  20. vinitmenon macrumors regular

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    yep.. seems like stolen iphone.. cause one cant just enter wrong number twice without having knowledge of it!

    other option is to hit dfu and restore to ios6 and use ur apple id pass to unlock.
     
  21. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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  22. charlituna macrumors G3

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    not if they were using Find My iPhone and can't remember which of their 10 emails was their Apple ID or the password
     
  23. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    Indeed, im excited to see how crooks will react or what work around they will figure to deal with the new security on iOS :p on paper it seems to be legit and pretty much render devices useless without the passwords and icloud codes.
     

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