How to Unlock Your Disabled iPhone and Recover Your Passcode [Disabled iPhone, Passcode Recovery] [iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad]
We all know the passcode is a great feature on the iPhone that adds security for users, but what happens when you forget your passcode? Generally, the only way to recover the phone is to restore through iTunes but in doing so, you lose all the data (some of which may be very important) on the phone. In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to both bypass the iPhone Disabled screen and and how to recover your passcode. If you have the error below: iPhone is disabled try again in 5 minutes, please proceed below to bypass this restriction.
Disclaimer: This tutorial is intended only for legal owners of the device who have lost their passcode, it is not intended to be used for unauthorized access of lost/stolen devices.
Note: You must have iTunes, .NET Framework and Java installed for the program to run, if you don't have these installed, download them from here, here and here. Also, both of these recovery methods require the Limera1n bootrom exploit developed by GeoHot. Because of this, it can only be used on A4 bootrom and lower devices. This will not work on iPhone4S, iPad2, iPad3 or any future devices unless a new bootrom exploit is discovered.
How to Bypass Disabled Screen
Step 1. Download Gecko Tool Kit from our link here
Step 2. Unzip the application and open it, plug your iPhone into the computer
Step 3. Click the 'Bypass iPhone Disabled Screen' tab along the top of the application
Step 4. Select your device type (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) and click bypass, click ok to the popup window
Step 5. Put the device into DFU mode. (Video tutorial on how to do this can be found here)
Step 6. The computer will go through a bunch of processes, once it has finished it will come up with some green text saying 'Success'. When this is complete, click the close button in the window at the top right hand corner.
Step 7. The computer will again go through some more processes. If it asks you if you want to store the key in cache, type 'n' and press enter
Step 8. Great, if all was completed successfully, your device will restart and the disabled screen will have gone away.
How to Recover Passcode
Step 1. Open Gecko Toolkit (which you downloaded from the link above)
Step 2. Select the 'Read Lockscreen Passcode' tab
Step 3. Select your device and click 'Boot'
Step 4. Select the iOS 5.0.1 IPSW file it asks for - download from here
Step 5. The program will open Redsn0w, once this window has opened, click 'Jailbreak'
Step 6. You will need to enter DFU mode, either follow the on screen instructions or follow our video tutorial here
Step 7. Redsn0w will go through a bunch of processes, once it has completed, click the cancel button
Step 8. Click Launch on the open Gecko Toolkit window
Step 10. Enter this passcode into your device to unlock it
There we go - you will now have successfully bypassed the disabled screen and uncovered your passcode. Let us know your thoughts and feedback in the comments sections below - did it work for you?