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My stupid brother disabled my iPhone by constantly trying to enter the pass code and now it's disabled. Now, I REALLY need the photos and contacts in it, as I...
01-23-2009, 04:29 PM #1iPhone is Disabled. I know the pass! Fix w/o restore?????
My stupid brother disabled my iPhone by constantly trying to enter the pass code and now it's disabled. Now, I REALLY need the photos and contacts in it, as I haven't synced in months. Is there ANYTHING to preserve my data? iTunes won't let me use it at all. I do know the original pass code.
Please help me get his working.
01-23-2009, 04:43 PM #2
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01-23-2009, 04:45 PM #3
I looked, but everyone said a restore needed to be done. I was wondering if there was anything else I could do.
01-23-2009, 05:16 PM #4
I'll give you a trick.The passcode is kept in a config file which is stored at mnt/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist.
Then you should search it on google,what happens next...
01-23-2009, 07:04 PM #5
01-24-2009, 06:39 AM #6
is it disabled for an hour , two hours or permanently ???
01-24-2009, 09:15 AM #7
01-24-2009, 09:17 AM #8
01-24-2009, 10:08 AM #9
damn , that sucks .DFU and ALL OVER again
01-24-2009, 04:39 PM #10
02-01-2009, 11:59 AM #11
hey i;m in the same boat, my iphone 3g says disabled! I know how to put it in restore mode but it won't let me. It won't even let me power it off. what should i do?
02-01-2009, 12:58 PM #12
A google search for "disabled iphone" led to the apple website (as one had informed you), which then yielded the following:
"If you enter the wrong passcode too many times, you'll see a message that says "iPhone is disabled" and to try again later:
Note: The screen on iPod touch will read as "iPod is disabled."
If you repeatedly enter the wrong passcode, iPhone or iPod touch will be disabled for longer intervals, before you can try again. After too many unsuccessful attempts, you won't be able to try again until you connect to the computer you normally sync with. Note that starting with iPhone 2.1 software, there is a setting to cause the device to erase itself after 10 consecutive incorrect password attempts. This setting is off by default. It can be turned on by tapping Settings > General > Passcode Lock after you enter a correct passcode.
If you cannot remember the passcode, you will need to restore your device on the computer that was used to originally sync the iPhone or iPod touch so that you can reset your passcode and resync the data from the device (or restore from a backup). If you restore on a different computer that was never synced to the iPhone or iPod touch, you will be able to unlock the device for use and remove the passcode but your data will not be present. Refer to 'Updating and restoring iPhone and iPod touch software.'"
02-01-2009, 01:33 PM #13
thank you for your quick reply. I know that i need to restore it. Here is the problem, I can't put the phone into restore mode. I know how to do it, as I've done it before many times, but now that it is disabled it doesn't do anything when i hold the power button and/or the home button. I can't even shut off the iphone.
I found this link which might be helpful for some people, it isn't for me since I can't put my phone into restore mode.
iPhone and iPod touch: Unable to restore
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02-01-2009, 02:42 PM #14
Just sync your phone, and see what that does. You don't necissarily have to restore (you might but the above info just says to connect it to your computer, so I'd start with that and go from there).
02-01-2009, 05:22 PM #15
When I connect it to itunes it says its locked to put the passcode in the phone, but the phone won't let me input any code. ???
02-01-2009, 05:45 PM #16
02-01-2009, 06:05 PM #17
yea but its been like this since last night already...
02-01-2009, 06:10 PM #18
02-01-2009, 06:18 PM #19
lol yea thats what I'm waiting for but its gonna be a while as theres not much going on on the iphone to drain its battaery
02-04-2009, 11:34 AM #20
So I waited for the battery to die and it still wouldn't go into restore mode. But I found a solution!
If you're iphone is disabled and you can't get it to go into restore mode do this:
goto iphuc - Google Code
and download iphuc.
Plug in ur iphone
Run this program and it'll open up a dos prompt
type in: enterrecovery
or you can type in: help
for a list of commands
this will put your iphone into restore mode.
Once it's in restore mode you can restore it with a firmware in itunes.
I restored it with 2.2 on itunes, now its just not active
I tried quickpwn, but I can't put the phone in DFU mode. I dont know??
recovery mode won't work in quickpwn, so know that I fixed the "disabled" problem I'm trying to active, and jailbrake with quickpwn, but still trying to figure out how to put it in DFU, the standard form of puting it into dfu mode (holding the buttons, etc.) isnt working. Will update once i figure it out....
any suggestions ?? and if u need help ask me i'll try!
....if you get a missing .dll messege just google the .dll file and download it into the same directory as the iphuc program...
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