Resolved Need to bypass iphone 3gs passcode (no i did not steal it)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Darthmnkyrpm, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Darthmnkyrpm, Sep 4, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2012

    Darthmnkyrpm macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Okay before you look over this post, hear me out. I've had a 3gs for awhile now. The other day I dropped it and totaled the screen. My touch screen is now rendered useless. I was going to replace the screen for $50, but the other day, I saw a deal at best buy where they're selling iPhone 4's for $50. So I decided, why not just upgrade to a new phone? (I have been eligible for an upgrade for awhile) Now, don't hate me, but I have never connected my phone to my computer. I backed it up on an old computer which is no longer in my possession. So I have no back up of my phone on my computer. But when I went to plug in my phone, it wouldn't let me do anything because of my passcode. Note: I know my passcode, I just can't enter it in because of the fact that my touch screen doesn't work. It says I have to unlock my phone before backing up and syncing. So now I have an old iPhone 3gs with all of my data (including around 800 pictures that are saved no where else) and a new iphone 4 with no contacts, no pictures, no anything. Please is there ANY way to get past this without having to return my new phone and just replacing the screen on my old one? I'm desperate..:(
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    You can replace the whole front with eBay parts for $20 tap your passcode in and your golden. Other than that people round here will just think it's stolen.
  3. Darthmnkyrpm thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Darn because I'm really short on money and I really wanted to have the iPhone 4. I've only had it for a day and it's going to be hard to return :/
  4. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    Return the 4, buy the part for $20, fix your 3GS.
    Wait 2 weeks, sell your 3GS for more than $20, buy new 4S for what you just paid for the 4 and sold the 3GS for (and likely have a few dollars left over).
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Short on money, can afford a high end smart phone and associated plan, but not $20? Only in America...
  6. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    You're the one who couldn't be bothered to connect your old phone to your computer. You're the one who screwed yourself over. :rolleyes:
  7. Darthmnkyrpm thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    No i can obviously afford fixing my screen for $20, but then I would have to return the iPhone 4 because I only have $50 to spend. (I've been saving for a bit).


    Oh I know it was totally my fault lol, I just wish there was a way around it :p
  8. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2012
    not sure why you would buy an iPhone 4 when a much newer and much nicer Galaxy s3 costs less
  9. Darthmnkyrpm thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Haha because i'm an apple only kind of guy. Everything I own is apple, so why would I get a completely different android phone that won't sync up to all my data?
  10. Jason4 macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2010
    Remind us again what data you have for any phone to sync up to right now...
  11. Darthmnkyrpm thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Mainly my contacts and my pictures. It's the only thing I have to remember my friends by (I just moved to college like a week ago)
  12. Darthmnkyrpm thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Actually that's a great idea!! I'm totally going to do that!!

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