Recovers the restrictions passcode on iOS devices from an iTunes backup
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iOS Restrictions Passcode Finder

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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

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:

  1. Download and install Go - Be sure to follow the instructions to setup a workspace and set a GOPATH environment variable to suit
  2. run go get

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 ~/pinfinder/bin/pinfinder

cd ~
mkdir ~/pinfinder
cd pinfinder
mkdir src bin pkg
export GOPATH=~/pinfinder
go get

Other resources

Inspired with thanks by information found here:

Other Notes

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