No Screen, Passcode HELP!

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

  1. stevebrand macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2013
    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

    Jul 17, 2008
    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


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Not much you can do besides fixing the front screen in order to get in.
  4. stevebrand thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2013
    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

    Jun 25, 2013
    At iOS planet
    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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