Recovering Data from iPhone with Unresponsive Screen

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by reggie622, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. reggie622 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    I dropped my iphone in water and now the screen won't respond. everything else seems to work (the buttons) and itunes can recognize the iphone but i cant use it because of the screen. Sucks but its not the end of the world, I figure I would just sell it on craigslist as a broken iPhone. The problem is that I reformatted my computer about a month ago and hadnt synced my phone since then, and now when I try to backup my phone with itunes it says "itunes could not connect with the iphone "reggie's iphone" because it is locked with a passcode. you must enter your passcode on the iphone before it can be used with itunes.

    is there anyway to backup my iphone and then restore from backup on my new iphone or something? I really want my pics that I had on the phone (had almost 2k of them) and my contacts. But really, the pics are whats most important to me. Ive talked to some places about water damage repair but it all sounds pretty unlikely to work and quite expensive. Im not opposed to spending like 30-40 but id really like to stay away from the higher amounts people are charging. Is there maybe a program that can backup my phone if itunes cant? Anything with restore or dfu mode that could work to get the pics? I remember I used some sort of program that could backup and explore all the data on my iphone a year ago or so, but I am guessing it wouldnt work because there is a passcode.

    any ideas? this sucks balls.
  2. utahman130 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2012
    Yep, you can recover your photos and contacts!!!! :)
    Download PhoneView here or DiskAid here. Both of them come with free, full, trials!

    Plug in your phone and open one of the apps up, click on photos, and you can see them and download them to your computer.

    Did you have an iCloud account, because you can see your contacts there. You can also see them with DiskAid and PhoneView I believe.

    Let me know how it goes!

    Good Luck!
  3. reggie622 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012

    Unfortunately i tried diskaid and it didnt work.. comes back with a passcode error :/ any other ideas?
  4. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Can't you just plug in your phone in a windows computer and then it'll show up as a drive and you can copy and paste your photos? Backups, I'm not sure.
  5. rrandyy macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2009
    Is there a way to get Veency or something similar running? Example
  6. reggie622 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    Dont think I can because it wont recognize it as a drive (i believe because of the passcode)..

    any ideas?

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