Lost iphone, got a question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hwa1201, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Hwa1201 macrumors newbie

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    So i lost my iphone and i believe someone took it,
    the phone is turned off (dang!)
    I have the 4digits passcode setup on my iphone.
    So my question is:
    whoever took the iphone, can they bypass the passcode using any necessary ways?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    They can restore the phone in iTunes and then there is no pass code.
     
  3. Hwa1201 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so that means if they restore it,
    all the data in my phone will be erased, right?
    i dont care if they use the phone, i just dont want them to
    look through my phone contents.
     
  4. celticpride678

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    Yes. The entire phone will be erased.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    no, you need the passcode if you are using a different computer than the one you set it up with to even restore it
     
  6. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    Not if you put it into DFU mode! But then again all of the data will be erased.
     
  7. Hwa1201 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok

    at least i dont have to worry about all the stuff in the iphone then,
    but again, i gotta get iphone again.
    Im going to try to call my phone again i guess...
    how much will it be if i was to buy it again?
    i have to pay the full price for iphone 3gs16gb right?
     
  8. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Yes. It'll be $599 for a no-contract price for the 16GB 3GS.

    Did you notice you used the word 'again' in every single line except for the last one?:p. And the first.
     
  9. Hwa1201 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, i'm currently in a shock & bad mood because of my lost iphone :(
    There goes my paycheck for new iphone...
     
  10. Hwa1201 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i report it as stolen to at&t today and the service has been suspended.
    So lets say the guy takes my lost phone to apple store,
    are there any chance would apple store know that it's stolen
    and contact me?
    Or do apple stores not handle this kind of issue?
     
  11. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    BUT, if you use a program to remove passcode non-destructivly, you can get ALL the data off it (but it removes all saved passwords)
     
  12. Hwa1201 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is that even possible for "iphone 3gs"?
    i thought 3gs can't be jaiilbroken YET

    Update:Just got off phone with att rep,and he told me whoever took my phone, the phone's serial# has been reported as stolen so that the guy can not activate it. But still, that guy can restore it using DFU mode and use it as ipod. Poor me.
    Oh besides, I'm eligible for early upgrade, so i need to pay $399. So there goes my paycheck for the week :(
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Only using DFU mode can they use your iPhone. That of coarse will erase all data on the iPhone. Otherwise, iTunes doesn't play nice with an iPhone that is passcode locked until you enter the passcode.

    This is a pig pile of BS.
     
  14. Hwa1201 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, thx for clearing that up.
    As long as the guy who took my phone can't use it as a phone since the serial# has been reported, i guess i'll be satisfied with that.
     
  15. brewno macrumors 6502

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    I called Apple with my serial number whenever my iPhone was stolen so they'd know its a stolen unit, the phone representative said it was registered as stolen, but if it was bullcrap or not I don't know. I guess yeah, because they don't give a rat's ass really. It's not their problem.
     

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