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iTunes encrypted backup

788 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 22, 2009 8:24 PM by Xenolith RSS
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Oct 16, 2009 2:06 PM

today I realized the "Encrypt iPhone backup" option is turned on. I am very sure I never enabled this option. May this have something to do with recent 3.1(2) upgrade?

Also, I can't get the password into it, as I can't remember I set any! I tried every possible code I've ever used on the iPhone, but nothing. Also, it's not stored in the Keychain access, which makes me thinking it's a glitch (I normally store all the password in keychain).

I know Apple officially documents you can't restore it.

Was someone affected by this? Is there any workaround? I would really need to recover my backup for future needs, can't afford to stay with backups I can't use. This is a loop since to remove that setting I would need to do a fresh installation (recovery mode) but I can't use the existing backups...


iPhone 3G, iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • Xenolith Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2009 8:24 PM (in response to fanda80)
    I had a similar problem and luckily had a recent backup that was not encrypted. I restored the phone through iTunes back to barebones and restored my unencrypted backup. Then I could delete the encrypted backups.
    MacBook Pro 15" Unibody, Mac OS X (10.6.1)


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