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 iPhone broken, how to retrieve contacts via iTunes.
Unread 10-18-2010, 05:59 AM   #1
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Icon9 iPhone broken, how to retrieve contacts via iTunes.

Hello everyone.

my problem is rather complex, I have a 3gs iPhone that is broken, the screen is off, so impossible to handle. I wanted to get my contacts through iTunes but it tell me that my iPhone is locked with a security code (which is true) must enter the security code to be able to connect the iPhone has iTunes but like I said in the top impossible to manipulation on the screen because it is broken.

is there a way or a trick to be able to recover my contacts with this problem.

thank you very much for your help.
 

 
Unread 10-18-2010, 06:10 AM   #2
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is the screen def off or is it just now showing anything?
did you try to hold a second iphone (of a friend or sth) next to it to see where to touch the phone to enter the correct code?
otherwise i dont know any other solution then replacing the display. if you already have another phone, id say you get more money for a working 3gs after paying the repair costs then you would get for an obviously broken phone (as one cant tell if it will work again after repairing the display).
so repair it, recover your stuff, reset it an sell it?
 

 
Unread 10-18-2010, 06:18 AM   #3
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is it really broken? because i have 3gs and some times my iphone dont show nething on the screen when i press the lock or home, so i try to reboot ( holding lock+home) and that it reboot and start showing my screen again.
At first i thought it was broken too, but my screen showed up soon as i reboot.
This happen to my 3gs about 2 times.
 

 
Unread 10-18-2010, 06:20 AM   #4
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Buy a new screen and digitizer from amzaon.com for 15 bucks and install it yourself.
 

 
Unread 10-18-2010, 06:35 AM   #5
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connect your phone to your pc use iphonebrowser or ifunbox and goto /var/mobile/library/AddressBook
copy AddressBook.sqlitedb
and AddressBookImages.sqlitedb if there
you can copy them to another iphone and you will have all your contacts back (copy the other phones files as well or you will delete all of his/hers contacts)
or you can download SQLite Database Browser 2.0 b1 and view your contacts and numbers. even export them to text file or excel spreadsheets.

this can also be done for notes, photos, calender, sms, phone history as well
 

 
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thanks,

the iphone is really boken and i just want to get my contact , i didn't want to repair it , i'm going to buy iphone 4g
 

 
Unread 10-18-2010, 06:57 AM   #7
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send it to me... with the passcode....
i will recover your data for the salvage

you would have to post to the UK..

But the data i can send back on the internet...
 

 
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i would even pay the parcel to germany ;D
 

 
Unread 10-18-2010, 07:18 AM   #9
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but to be honest... it would be worth fixing...

you could then sell the 3GS to help pay for your iPhone 4 !!!
 

 
Unread 10-18-2010, 07:24 AM   #10
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connect your phone to your pc use iphonebrowser or ifunbox and goto /var/mobile/library/AddressBook
copy AddressBook.sqlitedb
and AddressBookImages.sqlitedb if there
you can copy them to another iphone and you will have all your contacts back (copy the other phones files as well or you will delete all of his/hers contacts)
or you can download SQLite Database Browser 2.0 b1 and view your contacts and numbers. even export them to text file or excel spreadsheets.

this can also be done for notes, photos, calender, sms, phone history as well
of all the replies, this is the only thing sensible. lol
i may disagree violently with what you say but i will fight to death your right to say it
 

 
Unread 10-18-2010, 09:09 AM   #11
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I'll buy it off you, pm me if your interested.
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Unread 10-18-2010, 08:54 PM   #12
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Use Veency App, it can automatically port your screen over onto your computer and you can manage it from there. If you want to save your contacts, you can set-up google sync without even turning on your computer. Simply connect your iTunes to your iPhone and then add the account. There are plenty of ways around it, if anything, you can go ahead and SSH into your phone and just pull out your mobile contacts.
 
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Unread 11-22-2012, 12:31 AM   #13
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guys i need help.

my iphone screen is totally broken... no pic no touch... i need to retrieve my contacts!
my phone is passcode protected and never made a backup...

please help

i tried with those iphone browser apps but i wont let me connect i think its because of the passcode... :'(

what can i try more?

how does that ssh work? also ive read jailbreaking will remove the passcode without losing any data is that true?
 

 
Unread 09-26-2013, 10:29 PM   #14
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use itools. thats what i use. or if you want something more large scale. use something like wondershare recovery for iPhone. its a paid app but you can always ******. or pay when you think it did help you.
hit THANKS or you..
 

 
Unread 09-27-2013, 05:13 AM   #15
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I think this persons problem will either be solved or its too late since they asked for help last year.
 
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