Worst case iPhone scenario...

empush

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 9, 2009
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Hey guys, I've been reading tens of different msgs in this forum before that post - just couldn't find a solution to my situation, which is:

I forgot my old pw (I used to change it occasionally) and I've managed to Disable my iPhone, and yes, to the worse situation - a permanent block!

My computer which used to backup my iPhone is in Israel and I'm in London for the next few months!

So now my phone is disabled, all my precious contacts, txts, calender appoinments etc...are stuck there and the last thing I want to do is a simple restore and lose it all - as much as I'd like to use it ASAP.

Any ideas guys? I don't have none...

Thank you so much,
Chen.
 

GimmeSlack12

macrumors 603
Apr 29, 2005
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You don't have a backup of your iPhone? Go into your iTunes prefs>Devices and you should have a backup file there. If you don't have a backup then I think you might be SOL. Well.... wait, why don't you have your contacts and stuff saved on your computer?
 

empush

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 9, 2009
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I have a backup of it, I always backup my things...but as I wrote it's on my computer in Israel (I gave it as a present to my sister).

So maybe (just maybe) in a few months time when I'll go and visit my family I could get a hold of it...but till then? :\

Thanks mate...
 

-aggie-

macrumors P6
Jun 19, 2009
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I have a backup of it, I always backup my things...but as I wrote it's on my computer in Israel (I gave it as a present to my sister).

So maybe (just maybe) in a few months time when I'll go and visit my family I could get a hold of it...but till then? :\

Thanks mate...
There's nothing you can do, so you might as well restore it, so you can use it now. Then when you go back to Israel restore it from the backup.
 

thunderboltspro

macrumors regular
Oct 4, 2009
138
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Midwest
Hey guys, I've been reading tens of different msgs in this forum before that post - just couldn't find a solution to my situation, which is:

I forgot my old pw (I used to change it occasionally) and I've managed to Disable my iPhone, and yes, to the worse situation - a permanent block!

My computer which used to backup my iPhone is in Israel and I'm in London for the next few months!

So now my phone is disabled, all my precious contacts, txts, calender appoinments etc...are stuck there and the last thing I want to do is a simple restore and lose it all - as much as I'd like to use it ASAP.

Any ideas guys? I don't have none...

Thank you so much,
Chen.
Can you get your sister to send the laptop to you or maybe just the hd?
 

GimmeSlack12

macrumors 603
Apr 29, 2005
5,395
8
San Francisco
The problem is that the backup doesn't have contacts or things you would normally sync.
Yeah, I was afraid of that. I think the OP should just restore the phone and that will have to do for now, I mean there's no good to come from a locked phone.

Unless you can get your Address Book sent to you (which I imagine should be possible).
 
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