Check out this conspiracy!!!
Long story short:
10 yr+ custy of ATT/Cingular wireless
Purchased 2 iphone 3gs for $2 ATT(3 weeks ago)--->resigned 2 year contract...found out about H2O next day....DOH! So Im a dealer/distrubutor for H2O instead.
3 days later they jacked my acct. with (2) $36 charges---> Removed...not about money about principle of avoiding that part when hammering me on a one call close.
So I learned how (via redsn0w) to Jailbreak and did a JB on my phone NOT doing my girls.
Here is the story:
I went looking around and noticed the Restrictions tabs was enabled and wrote it off to the jailbreak as I said I was a noob.
Called ATT for pin to get PIN(4 numbers) off restrictions area(I tried 8 times and have 2 attempts left. Now keep in mind Im a smart guy and have a memory like an elephant. My girl has no clue there was a section like this as this was her first iphone(so she didnt restrict it)--->no dice and kicked to Apple
Called Apple for pin to take restrictions off-----> Keep in mind I never asked for an unlock code. I explained my dilema and asked was for the 4 number PIN. He said there is no way to get it and the JB "F'd" my phone up and once I did the JB the only way to lift the restrictions was to restore. I restored, lost the JB and went to section and saw the Restrictions was enabled.
Now Im thinking......is this an unlocked Apple phone from factory?
Called my girl and looked at her identical phone and BAM same thing.
Long story short: I went into the registry to find the PIN and that part of registry was cooked!!! Not only was it cooked it means there in no 4 number PIN to verify. So WTF? Att wont help and Apple hates me. I dont know what I should do.
Should I keep my mouth shut and figure out if these phones are Apple unlocked? If they are how does one create that part of registry?
What recourese do I have?
I forgot to mention I had it out with a local ATT mgr as he called me a liar and said "noone can get into the registry of the iphone". Now Im pissed and want to throw this **** in his face! I showed him little punks cracking the restrictions in 2 seconds in the registry by actually seeing the 4 Pin and aftert this he still denied it. Now something is fishy.....WTF is it? If it is unlocked WTF? Is this a big deal to have an unlocked factory phone with cooked registry's???
- 02-04-2012, 05:32 PM #3
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- 02-04-2012, 07:06 PM #5
LOL then you have no business being on here then. You dont know what the restrictions setting is? OK then read my post again its not rocket science. really. You guys are the noobs if you dont get what im saying...seriously. Its you not me. I explained to you exactly the scenerio. If you dont understand the terms then sorry but go back to iphone 101 cause this is for the big boys...........
Is it the custom to troll the new guy? So 4 or 5 dont get it? Damn I just learned this apple iphone last last year but cmon man!
- 02-04-2012, 07:58 PM #8
Just Me, D
OK if you say so.....my 8 year old neph is here and even he understands. After re-reading the only content that isnt applicable is the fact that i got whacked for extra charges after I got the phones and wasnt told about the hidden charges and even asked if there were any.....So $2 is all I need for these 2 phones right? No other fees right? NO NO no other fees.
Maybe youre not aware that custy=customoer but have no clue what bearing this would have on the facts that were clearly stated.
Here is a link for the not so versed:
(this is how i found out the registry lines for PIN and Parental controls were gone so even if I had the original PIn it wouldnt read anyway.....Now why risk 4 phones(my 2 and 2 new ones) when all they needed to do was no screw with the 2 originals?
Also how does one create registry lines using another 3gs's lines that are visible for use as a template? Is it possible?
where the F is my post with attacements? Damn this forum blows! not only are its members I have dealt with tards but the mods are freaking lazier than lazy......Hey mod forget it. Dont worry about attachments. If they dont get it then I apologize........
- 02-04-2012, 09:36 PM #11
- 02-04-2012, 09:39 PM #12
A fresh restored iPhone should not have restrictions if it does I would take phone as is to apple let them restore and see .. Saying the word JB will void anything you say so don't mention it. And they will automatically tell u that's the prob .. .. As far as seeing the code in iPhone systems files I have tried too never works even if you delete the line it just erases network settings not the code .. You say your girls is the same and has not been JB so I would def take it too the apple store .. Restrictions don't unlock a phone but could be disabling some features of the phone . And only way to remove a passcode on restrictions is too restore without loading from a backup ( normally )
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TY peligro but this was advised to me the first time I called. The ATT guy said bc I JB that he tought thats why it was restricted(i hadnt even thought about the other phone as i wrote it off to JB it). So I did the restore and guess what? No dice. There was literally the same restriction ON AND not only that it showed the 8 tries prior to the restore. So i took my girls for the hell of it and restored it also to no avail.....the phone restored but the restictions weerree still on which isnt possible right? So says ATT. So here are the facts: I saw the PIN numbers on another 3gs that i went insode of, then another one had a code too, then my phone...zilch! Either way Im in a jam bc if there is a way to recontruct the couple missing lines of registry I will keep the phone and have the refund sent intp our acct.
So here are the facts:
My phone--> restored 2X to no avail
My girls same phone----> restored 1X to no avail
So there is nothing reading that part of reg bc its toasted. I need help with a new registry line or 2..........
Keep in mind: Apple hangs up on me, no answers from ATT.
PS photos are today. So Im not going to put my dog in a position as you explain...why?
Last edited by bckeefe2004; 02-04-2012 at 09:59 PM.
Apple had 2 factory unlocked phones, set a password, enabled restrictions, and went into reg and deleted all eveidence with this.
Buyer discoveres the restrictions on both phones, Apple says they didnt do it, ATT says they didnt do it, Now Im screwed and its my word against their's. NOT SO FAST ala Coach Corso. I have a witness that actually saw, heaqrd, and taped parts of this dispute. Also why would I doi this to myself? New phones apple says? why would i want new ones? these are 3 weeks old. Why would I get hung up on everythime? Im on a mission and will go to apple's store and raise hell!!!!
- 02-04-2012, 10:34 PM #15
I'm not clear on this: when you did the restore, are you sure you chose Restore As A New Phone, and not Restore From Backup? Because if you're using a backup then yes the restrictions will definitely come back.
And what do you mean by "new phones apple says? why would I want new ones?" If they are offering you free new phones, TAKE THEM and it will probably solve all this.
Finally, what is the registry you mentioned? And what do you mean by "it's cooked?" To be honest it seems like it's probably a simpler solution (like the restore As New thing) that has just been overlooked and not a conspiracy. Why would Apple/AT&T care about the Restrictions?
- 02-04-2012, 10:48 PM #16
You might also try this, but I'm not sure if it works on iOS 5:
(from Apple discussion forums):
1. Download iPhone Backup Extractor iPhone / iPod Touch Backup Extractor (This is for OSX, if you are using Windows there are other Backup Extractor programs although my iPhone syncs with a Mac so you will have to tweak these directions to work with the Windows program, here is one of the Windows programs I found: iPhone Backup Extractor for Windows and Mac)
2. Extract the Zip file you downloaded, move the App to your Applications folder, then run the App
3. Click on Read Backups, in the window that pops up click on the backup file of the device you need the lost pin for, then click Choose
4. You will have a list of all the Apps on the phone. Scroll to the bottom of the list and click on iOS Files, then click on Extract. Choose a folder where you want the files to be extracted to.
5. After it finishes extracting go to the folder where you extracted the files and follow this directory path: iOS Files --> Library --> Preferences
6. In that folder find the file "com.apple.springboard.plist" and open it. (Read note below if on Windows)
7. In Property List Editor look for the key titled "SBParentalControlsPin"
8. Look to the right of that entry and you will see the 4 digit PIN. You can now remove/modify parental controls
(NOTE: If you are on Windows and do not have a program that will read PLIST files then open the file with Notepad instead. It will mostly look like garbled junk and words running together but towards the end of the file look for 4 successive digits, if there is more than one place with 4 successive digits then try them all, one of them will be your pin).
- 02-05-2012, 12:33 AM #17
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OK so I got the phones home and 3 days later I JB'd mine. I was looking through the settings and came to the restirictions and it said ON. I then looked up this somewhere and found out what it does. Since I have no children and my girlfriend is child free I came to the conclusion that neither of did this(after I restored to FACTORY setting meaning I just clicked the restore and not the Shift restore as I know perfectly what I'm doing. Both times I restored to factory. Both times I had this problem with not having a restrictions that was OFF they are ON in both phones. OK so now you know. Here is also what happened:
So Massie Im in a dilema.......I need to now if these phones are factory unlocked and i need to know if I can manually build that registry part. If I can build the redistry then Ill keep the phones easy!!!! Cooked is a term some IT guys use to explain something deleted or disapper aka cooked. LOL its not easier becauise it wont work Trust me bro I did my homework I jailbreaqk 3+ phojnes a day and sell maybe 3-5 unlocks per week on the 3gs and 4s(01.59.00 baseband)
As far as ATT anjd Apple crying me a river I have no idea why they would endorse such bad deal.. I actually sleep in a bed, surf the net, and be good!
Ill leave you with this though:
Why would Apple risk going through 4 phones when only 2 is needed? IDK. What do verizon and sprint black out and mess with the esn numbers? So this is what doesnt make sense and correct me if Im wrong......Jerry Garcia wants to play a round of golf and Kimmock accepts and myself accept
This registry I mention is just like going into your start button and enter regedit into your line and run......It'll bring you to the basement of your comp. Now, The registry for the iphone is the same thing pretty much. You can use your money and do what you like with it.
The 2 new phones will work but I need to know if these restrictions can be taken off bc I gurantee these is an unlock on there somewhere they DONT want me to see. Why? IDK but it is all about the dollar. I can literally sell these for $350ish per as long as they officially unlocked. Why would ATT/Apple get any good vibes out of these experiences and Ill say:
Why wouldnt you hook us up with 2 unlocks phone instead of 2 unlocked but nothing we can do but if we could excess it to hear those bills next!
FOR THE LAST TIME FELLAS ILL SAY THIS: I ALREADY DID A FULL RESET AND RESTORE MEANING MY PHONE WAS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT....IT HAD LANGUAGE, COUNTRY, LOCATION SERVICES, AND THEN I WAITINED UP TO 3 MINS AND WAS GOLDEN.......
yES I ALREADY OPEN THE CAN OF BEANS BY TELLING THEM I JB THE PHONE BUT WHAT DID I KNOW? I KNOW THAT SAYING THAT PROBABLY GOT BE MARKED BY APPLE BUT ILL TELL YOU GUYS I DONT GIVE A ****! SINCE 6 WEEKS AGO I HAVE JB 3 PER DAY, AND CAN UNLOCK AT MOST BASEBANDS IN 3GS(I DONT LIKE THE CONCEPT OF USING BASEBAND BUT ITS WHAT THEY WANTED. I FOR ONE HAVENT BEEN THE SAME SINCE THE BREAK AND CONVERT PEOPLE ALL THE TIME AS I HATE APPLE BUT LOVE THEIR PHONE BUT IT HAS TO BE JAILED.
SO IT LOOKS LIKE IM AT SQUARE ONCE A SIMPLY GO TO Lzz....I KNOW THIS SUCKS AND NOONE HAS AN SWER FOR ME BUT IF THEY SAID AH WELL ITS THE STUFF.....STUFF? WHATCHA TALKING ABOUT WILLIS?
So yes i tried the iphone extractor as I have 2 registered copy and this is the **** to see things inside that car. Its a good thing though~ ttys
- 02-05-2012, 02:14 AM #19iMore Genius
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Bckeefe... You make me want to punch babies!!!
You are rambling on like some lunatic!
You CLEARLY have no idea what you are talking about... You have oral diarrhea. You can't stop $h!t from coming out of your mouth.
Restore as new... PROBLEM SOLVED but not according to you... At&t will send you two replacement phones, problem solved but not according to you.
Nobody at apple or AT&T magically put restrictions on your phone that you cannot fix.
So please in the best interest of babies EVERYWHERE shut up.
I dislike you more than zephyr... Ask massie how I feel about zephyr
"Still Waiting"...........".Still Waiting" ala Phish ala TH's
Thank you Massey but I also have this program on my desktop......its a great program however it is missing 2 lines exactly where the pin should be.....I have opened up 2 of these other files with other files as my 2 buddies and there was a PIN there so much so that I tiold then I will unlock thayt found for a couple mins but mofo man. Trust me it sthe MB detachment,
And btw you speak like entering numbers into the phone is a novelty...lol. Well for me I have 2 tries left and then my phone seized up so I just want let your husband know I will be leaving here around 1230ish or when he calls me
LOL i dont give a **** what you think. This is my thread.....kick rocks! Oh btw I know exactly what Im talking about. Sorry but you sound like that ATT mgr who stepped up to me and got his chin checked. I explained myself to a T. Like I said I dont give a **** what you say. The fact is the restriction commands are gone so even if i had the old PIN it would be useless even after the restore numnuts.....ya dig? As for your high and mighty attitude Ill say STFU I have restored this phone twice to out of box settings as brand new do you read? Why dont you go back and read clearly that I said both the restores were factory. Oh for ****** bags like you I even went on to say that was the restore where I had to pick a language, country, whether location services are on/off and whether I want to set up wireless. If that doesnt explain exactly what I did to a ""T"" then youre more of a dummy than I thought.
Youre missing the point here broski.....The point is A. Why the hell did I receive 2 phones that were screwe(simultaneously) and why did they both have restrictions on them? Huh? When you can answer this one Ill give you props and then call you a dochebag for coming in here and clearly getting pwn'd....lol. Not that I need to explain anything to your *** but I need to know why I was given these phones and simply why I can get an answer from these assholes. I guess you dont understand what a true unlocked phone is and how my phone blows up 5X a day just asking about the reeal deal. (if you can get one). My cousin has 54 iphone 4 preserved on .1.59.00You keep unlocking to the worthless 6.15 and Ill wait and confirm these are legit and if not Ill bet you $500 cash I come home with 2 of the same model of kshoeswThe point is I have been with this company for 10 years and the only help I get is a guy who accuses me of lying, setting this whole think up only bc I wanted new phones, etc......WTF is a 3 week old phone called....OLD? BTW the speaking of the store manager not only did he get popped in front of his staff I had to show him these punk kids cracking their ipods,ipads,iphones to also pwn his *** there too. So they can do what they want when they want. Not only that he told me it was virtually impossible to go in and get the PIN as he crossed the line and invaded my personal space and paid ofr that when his neck whipped back from the shot I gave him square to the chin.
Anyway, as I said STFU already. Ill tell ya this I may not be the most experienced but I was in possesion of the windows ipad2 and 4s jailbreaks 2 weeks before you even knew they was coming out. Why? Oh yeah my fraternity brother is one of the nerds on the Dev team. I had 13 4s's enroute to Russia Jailbroken the Wednesday before the release. But keep on telling me I dont know what Im talking about. You go to work Monday am and Ill shoot a 78 from the tips....why? Well the only thing I can think of is because I live off my interest at 39 years old......but like you said I havent a clue what Im saying. Do yourself a favor and go re-read what I said if you honestly still dont get it, then all i can say is youre officially retard then.
Signed. A guy who doesnt know wtf Im talking about....lol
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