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05-08-2011, 05:01 PM #1Passcode
There is any way to bypass the passcode? My wife forgot hers and cant access the iphone please help
05-08-2011, 05:13 PM #2
you will need to restore it
05-08-2011, 05:14 PM #3
And you can't restore from back up if you do restore it bc it'll just put the password right back on the phone. So expect to lose your info. Unless you had it set up to be able to SSH in to extract anything for backing up.
05-08-2011, 06:54 PM #4
05-08-2011, 10:22 PM #5
Well I can't be sure if you say that. I have encountered people who have restored their devices that they were locked out of and restoring from backup just brought the password back up.
05-08-2011, 10:24 PM #6
I have had the same situation as Annie too.
05-09-2011, 04:15 AM #7
Really? Now that I remember, it was only a week ago I restored from a backup which had a passcode and it said something to the effect of "you've restored, would you like to setup your passcode now?".. I say something to that effect as I can't recall the words exactly.
Maybe it depends on the fw or something? This was on 4.2.1. And I'm pretty sure..
BTW, the only reason I was restoring from backup was 'cos I wanted to restore as new as I hadn't before, so I backed up everything with AppBackup and restored as new, now wait for it.. Just to notice I forgot to move the tarballs (backups) on the PC, d'oh! So I had to restore from backup just to do the process again, this time remembering to move the tarballs to PC. And yes, I got that prompt when I restored from backup and got it before as well. It could be a setting somewhere, maybe if you encrypt your backups it also keeps the passcode?
I started to doubt myself since you both are saying the opposite, but I'm pretty sure it went like this and AFAIK I don't suffer from dementia just yet.
I feel like doing a restore just to check, but.. I don't think it'd be really worth it.. Let's just wait for input from someone else or the OP.