Never Before Seen on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macintoshdaddy, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. macintoshdaddy macrumors member

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    So, I received an iPhone from a teacher at my school to work on today. She said she didn't know what was wrong with it, only that it wouldn't hold a charge and that they just wanted a new battery so they could sell it. I assured her that I'd check it out and see if it would even need one. This is what the screen says when I turn it on:


    Can anyone tell me how many years I'll have to tell her it'll take me to test the battery? :eek:

    How do I reset the phone?
     

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  2. kidaquarius macrumors member

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    I just did the math in my head.. That's like 60-70 days.

    Edit.. Wait. Thats minutes. Damn.
    I thought the phone said seconds.
    5,000,000 minutes is like what, 10 years?
    Shht man.
    [delivered by an iPhone]
     
  3. thespazz macrumors 6502a

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    Means she found it or stole it and furiously tried entering in codes until she was locked out. I'd ask for some honesty.
     
  4. CarbonDudeoxide macrumors newbie

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    Put the iPhone in DFU mode and connect it to the computer.
    Once in DFU, you can restore latest backup.
     
  5. CarbonDudeoxide macrumors newbie

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    Hmmm.... Not a bad theory, Thespazz. Sounds plausible.
     
  6. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    Just do a restore after entering DFU mode.... like mentioned earlier.

    Not a big deal. She will however lose any and all information currently on the phone.
     
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    I'm sorry, but I just don't believe in this 'teacher' story. :rolleyes:
     
  8. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    DFU restore. Setup as new device, don't restore a backup.

    Passcode lockout that caused phone to be disabled and battery life issues will be resolved.
     
  9. naths macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Hmmm and I found the keys to a new 458 Ferrari and the car was 5 yds away.... Don't think so!!!!
     
  10. milani macrumors 68000

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    Is she hot? Wait, sheis a she... right?

    Clearly, that phone belongs to someone else...
     
  12. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    People ask for help and you question or belittle their explanation? I've seen this happen before - yes they didn't admit they tried every passcode they could because they're stupid, - yes it locks up your phone. hopefully you haven't turned this newbie away, with unnecessary hostility..

    As others have mentioned, stick it in DFU and restore.
     
  13. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Who would pay someone (presumably, unless OP has a large surplus of iPhone batteries he doesn't mind giving away) to replace the battery on a phone just so they wouldn't have to admit they they forgot the passcode?

    It's much more plausible that the phone was found somewhere and this 'teacher' just wants to sell it.
     
  14. macintoshdaddy thread starter macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8G4)

    It's an iPhone 3G, so more like an '88 Oldsmobile Super.
     
  15. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    maybe so, but this isn't your (or anyone here) dutie to due so. Shall we start asking the MR admins for receipt of their apple product, so we can be sure we're not helping a baddie? :rolleyes:

    Either way, the OP got the info they needed, just with stupid remarks and trolls on the way.
     
  16. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    About 10 years.
    Correct me if I am wrong, but if she plugged it into the computer she synced it with, wouldn't iTunes just unlock it? :confused:
     
  17. Floris macrumors 68020

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    I completely agree with you - where the mods of the forum be at? - No need for users to troll newbies.
     
  18. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    You are right, we should help all people that 'find' iPhones to bypass the lock from the original owner of the phone instead of returning them; I mean the original owner probably doesn't care right? ;) I'm all for helping people just not people that fake a story from a 'found' iPhone
     
  19. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Nope. iTunes will sync it, but won't unlock it. Just tested it myself.
     
  20. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    My moms iPod Touch did this- on its own I might add. She gave it to me and the only way I could fix it was by putting it into DFU mode and restoring it. Its an iOS glitch of some sort.
     
  21. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    If your teacher has the box, and the serial number on the phone matches the one on the box, maybe if she takes it to Apple, they might help you unlock it.

    The serial number should show up in iTunes, or at least be on the back of the phone or the SIM card tray.
     

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