Iphone ineligible to restore, Lost password. AGHHH

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by shittyday, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. shittyday macrumors newbie

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    My iphone 4s it broken, and now I am back to my old iPhone 4. I can't remember the password because it has been almost a year since I used it, and when I try to restore it, Itunes says it cannot. What to do?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    If you have the computer with the iTunes library the iPhone 4 synced with, you can reset the passcode by continually entering the incorrect passcode until the iPhone needs to be connected to iTunes. The iTunes that the iPhone once synced with will reset the passcode. Or if you just want to get a usable phone right away and don't mind losing what's currently on the iPhone 4, put it into DFU mode (Google it) and restore it.
     
  3. shittyday thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The computer

    The computer I used was sold, so I don't have it anymore.
     
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  5. shittyday thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Confusion

    What is the difference between dfu mode and restoration, because i followed the instructions and got the same message.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    A DFU mode restoration will always allow the iPhone to be restored unless it has a hardware problem. A regular restoration won't.
     
  7. shittyday thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so am i doing it wrong? or do i have a hardware problem? How would i know?
     
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    Yes. That is the question. The screen is blank like the instructions said, but i still get the ineligible error message.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    Check your hosts file for references to apple.com (Google how) and remove them. Then restart your computer and restore your iPhone to iOS 5.1.1.
     
  11. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Try this:

    From iDownloadBlog
     
  12. shittyday thread starter macrumors newbie

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    there are two lines with gs.apple.com although one has a # sign in front of it. Does that mean i just erase the one without the #sign?
     
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