Flaw in iOS 6.1 lets you bypass the passcode lock
0. phoneArena 13 Feb 2013, 14:57 posted on
Apple has just sent out iOS 6.1.1 for the Apple iPhone 4S to repair an issue with connectivity, but no sooner does Apple put out that fire than another one pops up; this new problem involves a glitch that allows someone to get into a locked Apple iPhone even without knowing the passcode; check out the video which reveals how to use this flaw...
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27. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
don't steal my informations ;(
2. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Actually Apple is having "Yield Problems" when it comes to good coding these days :D :D
3. Whateverman (Posts: 3251; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Well that sucks! But I'm sure Apple will get this fixed ASAP.
5. hateftotti (Posts: 195; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Add this to 200 new features in iOS.
I'm really frustrated because these features won't work on my Note 2 :)))
10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3616; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Well, "If you don't have an iPhone, you don't have an iPhone"...lol.
In my words, these bugs are specially, exclusively and strictly for iPhones only.
6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Take away a few bugs, add in some more. Cool.
7. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Oh boy....let the flame wars begin.
"Just Works" huh....
As I have been saying for the past few years....nothings perfect. Not even the mighty iPhone and mighty iOS.
8. t_dawg (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)
Doesn't work. Tried it, screen goes black and then back to the emergency call screen. Or I'm just doing it wrong, but I swear I'm not.
11. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
Funny...the other day, I read a buncha fanboy comments about how secure the iPhone is.
12. GhostBear (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
Extract the device's files to a pc, use a hex editor. The phone has to remember the passcode somehow. That is how I have always helped my friends who have locked themselves out of their own iPhones.
13. darkkjedii (Posts: 20127; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I can't duplicate it, but my friend can. Fix this apple.
14. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
If I'm correct, this is the same way to get around not having a sim card in some of the iphones.
15. ZeroCide (Posts: 770; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
I don't know what anyone is talking about. This is a great, fantastic, marvelous, magical new feature in ios 6.1..... iOS is perfect. Move along people nothing to see here.
16. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
it is a "way" for those who had late to update the ios beta, so the users are force to update without being able to backup the phone content such as photos. contacts and messeges. by by passing screen lock code with "emergency call" method so then the users can itunes sync the iphone before doing updating/upgrading ios. i've read on macrumors/appleinsider some other days ago. and yes, they give a warn for latest ios user not being able to use the method because it might have found by apple. no haters guys, just try to read troubleshoot section on every phone os and manufactures.
17. iushnt (Posts: 1579; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
No company can be best forever.. Seems like apple days of flawless products are gone..
18. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 221; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Good thing this isn't a problem on Android huh?
21. kozza3 (Posts: 697; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
wow that method doesn't even work on latest OS
22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Yeah, except that method doesn't work at all. Just tried it myself, no good anymore. Maybe you should test your sources if they're almost a year old, to see if they're valid before making sarcastic comments.
25. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Too bad this article we are commenting in is about iOS 6.1
28. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Btw...thanks for this post!! I just tried it on my Maxx HD with JB.....doesnt work or not as easy as the iOS 6.1 way.
But...thanks for trying....
I also said thanks cuz I couldnt get my notification shade to pull down. So thank you for letting me know my pattern lock is really secure.
29. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
One last thing...next time...pick a better source:
19. kozza3 (Posts: 697; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
i thought you could do that since like ios5?
24. skymitch89 (Posts: 1293; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I don't see anything that proves that there is a "bug" in iOS making the lock code "unsafe". This is simply showing that even with a passcode on, they can still access contacts and make phone calls and take screen shots. Now if he were to be at the dial pad and press the home button and it went to the home screen instead of back to the lock screen, then I would consider that a security flaw.
26. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Maybe.....someone can get hold of one or some of your contacts and do a lil bit of social engineering?
If I got a call from someone from a trusted number...and they sounded convincing enough.....you never know.
30. napsterO6 (Posts: 18; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
iOS 6 . THE MOST F@#KED UP OPERATING SYSTEM .!!
31. Schadowx (unregistered)
I guess Apple purposely made this bug so that users are forced to update to iOS 6.1.2 or whatever, thereby removing the jailbreak status. Surely, losing the jailbreak is definitely better than losing the iphone -_-
33. jsdechavez (Posts: 728; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Up to now, I still don't get how the iPhone gets 200 or so (apparently) NEW features with a major update to iOS. It's just so absurd. I mean, where's those 200 new features coz I don't see it. Stupid claims.