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Thread: iPhone's password
07-22-2012, 10:12 PM #1iPhone's password
Okay so I was thinking about something. The iPhone has a password. The iPhone must have it stored somewhere right? Would it be possible to ash into a specified folder and remove/edit/replace a file in order to change the password?
07-23-2012, 12:29 AM #2
This post seems somewhat sus, however, this is also simple, yes it is possible, i cant be bothered to find the direct path right now, but if you simply wanted to remove a password a restore would have the same effect.Hit the thanks button if i helped in anyway
07-23-2012, 02:13 AM #3
the location of where the passcode is stored is not known at this time, if ever at all...
the real question is why do you want to know where the location is to change it?.....because if you forgot the passcode, you cant SSH to it anyways, or even use something like ifunbox anyways..
the only way at this time, as mentioned previously, is to restore
07-23-2012, 07:35 AM #4
This was just to satisfy my curiosity on a thought I found very interesting.
07-23-2012, 10:02 PM #5
I was curious about what EVO said about not being able to SSH while the phone is locked. If I tap on emergency call instead entering in my passcode (which is 8 numbers long if it matters) the screen doesn't immediately dim. Why is this important? Well when I try to SSH in it works just fine, and then I don't have to keep tapping the screen to keep the Wifi alive.
EDIT: After some digging, it appears that as of 4.0 the passcode is no longer saved in the keychain, and it isn't really known where it is kept. And I'm sure now it is duper encrypted as well.
Last edited by Imahottguy; 07-23-2012 at 10:36 PM.
07-23-2012, 10:10 PM #6
07-23-2012, 10:33 PM #7
/Library/Keychains/keychain-2.db delete this file and reboot.
Haven't tried this method since OS 4.0 days, but it's worth a try before restoring.
Last edited by blkcadi; 07-23-2012 at 10:36 PM.
07-23-2012, 10:40 PM #8
From what I've read on other sites deleting the keychain no longer works in 5.0. Could still try though.
@EVO: Lol very true.
07-23-2012, 10:48 PM #9
SSH into a passcode protected iphone does NOT work unless the phone is connected to the same network (i.e. WIFI) as the computer using an ssh utility
in order words if it was rebooted, it will connect to the carrier's 3g network, and thus will not work with SSH, but if it was connected to a wi-fi network, then power button is tapped to take to lockscreen, then it is still connected to wi-fi and will still work REGARDLESS if its on the emergency screen or passcode screen
thats why it didnt work previously for me
AND THUS, is most likely the purpose of the OP's question
07-23-2012, 10:51 PM #10
That is why I put a disclaimer in my post. lol
Did a search and that method will not work on 5.0 or above. Life goes on, easy fix to restore.
07-23-2012, 10:53 PM #11
07-23-2012, 10:55 PM #12
Hey, that's my motto EVO.