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    Default How to remove Passcode without Restore
    I jailbroke my iPhone 4(iOS version: 4.0.1) yesterday and it was working fine.
    Used: Jailbreakme.com to jailbreak and UltraSn0w to unlock.
    A few hours later (after a few restarts and connects to iTunes), I suddenly saw that it started asking for a Passcode.
    I had never set one for this phone ever so Iím completely stumped as to where it came from. Itís not even the simple 4-digit one but the longer one. FYI- I also have another iPhone 4 (on 4.2.1).

    I need help in figuring out:
    1. (Less important)- How the heck the passcode got set (I know for a fact nobody else touched the phone).
    2. (More important)- Can I erase/change the passcode WITHOUT having to restore the phone. Apple will restore the phone to 4.2.1 and the jailbreak & unlock will fail.

    I tried connecting it to my home laptop and was able go to a previous backup (which I know for sure did not have a passcode) and even after successful restore of the backup, I still get the passcode window. Also, not sure if the backup really restored as I still see the funky pixels on startup splash screen (which I read somewhere is the jailbreakme bios related code).

    Today I tried connecting to my office computer (which I had never used before) and it says iTunes could not connect as the phone is locked with a passcode.

    So, I'm hoping I can do something on my home laptop to get out of this.
    Will highly appreciate any help I can get.

    Thanks!

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    The only way I know of is to restore, but there are other ways. The Jailbreak must've locked you out as a prank or something. There are better ways, but this is all I know of.


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    you probably set up a microsoft exchange email. it adds the longer code as added security. use your Exchange email password.

    restoring from a backup will just re enter the passcode lock from Exchange.

    there is no way to remove it unless you delete the email account from the phone do a firmware restore and NOT restore from backup

    note: you probably want to make a new backup without the Exchange email entered. IF you have the correct passcode, remove the email acccount from the phone, make a NEW backupand delete the old one.
    Last edited by Madman604x; 02-15-2011 at 11:33 AM.
    60% of the time, it works every time.

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    Have someone call your phone, answer it. Then while in the call goto settings and turn off or change the passcode

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    Default Thanks Madman604x & Broomhead
    Super Thanks Madman604x!!
    Yes, it was the Outlook Exchange setup! I had followed its steps blindly and didnt realize that what I entered as my password was in fact taken as device lock- stupid me , and thanks again for the suggestion.

    Thanks Broomhead too- Your suggestion should have worked too- and will remember if I need it ever. I'm puzzled why google didnt bring up your suggestion, which is so simple. I saw quite a few people asking something like- "My son/daugher/dog set a passcode which nobody now knows, how can we remove the passcode without having to restore", but restore was the common answer.

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    I actually wrote a mobile substrate add-on for this.

    What you need:
    - Access to a windows computer (for i-funbox)
    - Both files at Index of /nopasscode


    What to do:
    Copy them both to /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries/
    reboot

    Enjoy having no passcode

    *****This does not reset the passcode, it just tells iOS that the device has no passcode...******
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fhsjaagshs View Post
    I actually wrote a mobile substrate add-on for this.

    What you need:
    - Access to a windows computer (for i-funbox)
    - Both files at Index of /nopasscode


    What to do:
    Copy them both to /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries/
    reboot

    Enjoy having no passcode

    *****This does not reset the passcode, it just tells iOS that the device has no passcode...******
    the link is broken can you help me please ??


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