No Screen, Passcode HELP!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by stevebrand, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. stevebrand macrumors newbie

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    Broke my iphone4 beyond repair. Front glass/screen completely gone, back case cracked. It still plugs in and the home button works but i can't enter the passcode to get to my photos.

    I haven't backed up in a long time and i'm looking for a way to pull my photos. I know the passcode, so i thought maybe a way to connect it to a computer to see the screen? Only problem is everything seems to need me to push some sort of button on the nonexistent iphone screen.

    Any thoughts/suggestions?
    What i've looked at so far:
    Numerous things that require a jailbreak (but i can't do that without a screen, right?)
    ifunbox, but i believe that requires a jailbreak too
    reflector - that requires i turn on mirroring.


    Please help!
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    I know on a PC, if you connect an iPhone, it appears as a camera and you can just copy the pictures off it like you do with any other camera. No pressing buttons necessary. I think the same can be done on a Mac, too, though it gets more complicated because of iPhoto and stuff.

    EDIT: Hmmmm.... on second thought, you have a passcode. Don't know how that works, since I never put a passcode on my phone. I'd give ifunbox a try, as that works to copy pictures and stuff off even non-jailbroken phones.

    You never backed up, even to iCloud?
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not much you can do besides fixing the front screen in order to get in.
     
  4. stevebrand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tried connecting it to a pc, and it doesn't recognize it as a camera, but as a portable device (though i don't know what to do with it after that, because it doesn't show up anywhere other than the device manager).

    maybe i don't know how to use ifunbox right (on mac), but it crashes like 4 times when i plug the phone in, and then nothing comes up when it finally runs
     
  5. anaqvi786 macrumors regular

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    I recommend something like digiexpress to fix the screen and LCD for you. Then u can get the back fixed if u want, and ur phone should work.
     

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