iOS Restrictions Passcode Finder
Pinfinder is a small application for Mac, Windows and Linux which attempts to to find the restrictions passcode for an iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) by brute force examination of its iTunes backup, without needing to jailbreak the device.
For full details on how to use it, see https://pinfinder.net/
NOTE: This program will not help you unlock a locked device - It can only help recover the restrictions
passcode as found in
Settings -> General -> Restrictions. More information about Restrictions
can be found at Apple's web site.
Compiling this program
If you are running on a platform other than Mac, Windows or Linux you will need to compile the program yourself:
- Download and install Go - Be sure to follow the instructions to setup a workspace and set a
GOPATHenvironment variable to suit
go get github.com/gwatts/pinfinder
If you just want to compile the program as quick as possible, install Go from the web site above, and run the following steps to build and install it to
cd ~ mkdir ~/pinfinder cd pinfinder mkdir src bin pkg export GOPATH=~/pinfinder go get github.com/gwatts/pinfinder bin/pinfinder
Inspired with thanks by information found here:
Last tested with iOS 8 through 11.2.1 on OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 Windows XP and Windows 8 with iTunes 12.7