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  1. #1

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    Default Remove forgotten restrictions password?

    Hi,

    A while ago my partner and I were in a situation where our iPhone was being used inappropriately. My partner put in a password in the restrictions setting in Settings > General. However, we are no longer in that situation and would like to remove the restrictions but my partner can't remember her password (her normal password has six letters, the iPhone only four).

    Is there any way around this apart from doing a full restore?

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    No doubt there is, just like there are ways around it on Mac OS as well. (though, maybe there isn't... who knows, I don't own nor have ever used an iPhone)

    Of course, they're not usually discussed on forums like this, cos that same information could then be used by less reputable people than yourself.

    Answer? Reset it... or try google...
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    So, if I go the reset mode, will all my settings be lost? Also, I believe there is an option to save settings prior to resetting. If I select this option will it put the password restrictions back on?

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    Last edited by cosmichobo; 28th March 2009 at 09:04 PM.
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    Seems like the only way is to restore your iPhone back to the factory settings in iTunes.
    Your apps, contacts and calendars will be sync'd over as they're all kept on your Mac. All you'll need to do is go through the Settings menu on the iPhone and select the settings you want to customise again (shouldnt take more than 5 minutes).

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    YOU DONT HAVE TO RESTORE!

    i have finally found a solution

    requirements
    1.your device must be jail broken
    2.you must beable to ssh via ifunbox
    3.for windows users, you need plistset.exe program (google it

    Steps

    1.open ifunbox on you computer
    2.navigate to /var/mobile/library/preferences/
    3.find "com.apple.springboard.plist
    4.delete that file
    5. on your idevice navigate to settings/general/restrictions
    6.it should say off and you are able to edite your restrictions and set a new passcode


    note
    i dont know if this works for the passcode on the front of your iphone

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    This is Perfect i tried what u said and it works ..... Thx man
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    Ahmed

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    @Shoe18 What you said worked perfectly, but it also deleted the value that said it already arranged my apps and told you how to use the homescreen, so it rearranged all of my apps and put them in alphabetical order. So if you do not want this to happen, simply go to the same file Shoe18 mentioned, and copy it to your desktop. Double click it, and go to the section that says: SBParentalControlsBlockTimeIntervalSinceReferenceD ate
    Change that number to 0. Then go to the section that says: SBParentalControlsPIN
    The number next to that is your pin. Simply type that in!
    The first edit if you can't understand, makes it so if you are blocked from typing in a passcode for a certain amount of time, it will set that time to 0.

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    Wink Re: Remove forgotten restrictions password?

    Hi people. New to this forum, new to iPhone and Mac too. However, I was in need of the information you provided, very helpful indeed.

    However, I couldn't find the following:

    Steps

    1.open ifunbox (I used WinSCP but you can use any SSH session manager) on you computer
    2.navigate to /var/mobile/library/preferences/
    3.find "com.apple.springboard.plist (Couldn't find it as it defaults to '/private/var/mobile/library/preferences') It's not available here on OS 4.01!!
    3.1 You will find the file here: '/private/var/Managed Preferences/mobile'
    4.delete that file
    5. on your idevice navigate to settings/general/restrictions
    6.it should say off and you are able to edite your restrictions and set a new passcode

    Hope this is the same elsewhere and thanks again for the help.

    Stacey

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    AWESOME!!! its solved my problem for restriction, thanx.

    I also have problem with my maps, does anyone know how to fix it? said "your location could not be determined".
    My 3G is jailbreaked with spirit, unlock with ultrasnow. everything working smooth except MAPS.
    I already activated location service, reset location warning.

    anyone can help?

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    Hi i tried to do exactly wat u said i got ifunbox and it says my phone is jailed and not jail broken...... i have it jailbroken i have firmware 3.1.3 i jailbroke it with spirit and i currently have tmobile as my carrier i have no idea wat to do i have the restriction lock i need it off so i can reset my phone, because my camera is not workin the shutter is stuck and i dont wanna restore it and lose all my kool apps from cydia and have to re jailbreak it.... please help greatly appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoe18 View Post
    YOU DONT HAVE TO RESTORE!

    i have finally found a solution

    requirements
    1.your device must be jail broken
    2.you must beable to ssh via ifunbox
    3.for windows users, you need plistset.exe program (google it

    Steps

    1.open ifunbox on you computer
    2.navigate to /var/mobile/library/preferences/
    3.find "com.apple.springboard.plist
    4.delete that file
    5. on your idevice navigate to settings/general/restrictions
    6.it should say off and you are able to edite your restrictions and set a new passcode


    note
    i dont know if this works for the passcode on the front of your iphone
    Hi i tried to do exactly wat u said i got ifunbox and it says my phone is jailed and not jail broken...... i have it jailbroken i have firmware 3.1.3 i jailbroke it with spirit and i currently have tmobile as my carrier i have no idea wat to do i have the restriction lock i need it off so i can reset my phone, because my camera is not workin the shutter is stuck and i dont wanna restore it and lose all my kool apps from cydia and have to re jailbreak it.... please help greatly appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoe18 View Post
    YOU DONT HAVE TO RESTORE!

    i have finally found a solution

    requirements
    1.your device must be jail broken
    2.you must beable to ssh via ifunbox
    3.for windows users, you need plistset.exe program (google it

    Steps

    1.open ifunbox on you computer
    2.navigate to /var/mobile/library/preferences/
    3.find "com.apple.springboard.plist
    4.delete that file
    5. on your idevice navigate to settings/general/restrictions
    6.it should say off and you are able to edite your restrictions and set a new passcode


    note
    i dont know if this works for the passcode on the front of your iphone
    Thank you very much. I used putty for ssh and solved the problem :-).

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