So I used the iBackupBot option by adding
It all worked like a treat! Thank you!
At first my phone didn't want to boot right after restore, but I held the Power and Home buttons and it reset, with Restrictions password working 1234!
Only one little problem I'm having though, Turn Password Off, Simple Password and Erase Data options are grayed out, I want to change these settings. Why are they grayed? out?
I went to text edit, have read this entire post, and all my springboard.plis shows is
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can anyone help!
Big thank yous to BigBopper66 and MRCoffey posts. Their post and comments helped a Windows user with an iOS 6 device overcome this perplexing predicament. Keys to success was to make a backup in iTunes, leave your unit connected to iTunes and let iBackupBot (free version) to locate the new backup files. Your efforts have made this puppy happy.
Just want to report that once my laptop (also windows) and the original computer I had my iTunes on- was back up and running I plugged in my new iphone5 and my iTunes on that comp did not ask for a passkey. I am thankful for the suggestions on here and now have keychain saved on my new phone. Went to apple and found out the passkey iTunes had been asking on our desktop was my husbands passkey from when he briefly used my iphkne3g 3 yrs ago for like 3 months!! So mad cuz he saw the hundreds of number combinations I was trying and never thought to give me his as a suggestion. Soon as he remembered it- it worked! Ugh! But nonetheless thanks for the help!
Ok, Thanks to BigBopper66, MRCoffey, and other previous posts, here is a complete step-by-step on how to reset your restictions passcode:
1) Download iBackupBot [http://www.icopybot.com/itunes-backup-manager.htm]
2) Backup iPhone/iPod/iPad to iTunes
3) Close iTunes (leave your device plugged in to your computer)
4) Open iBackupBot
5) Select your backup from the left column
6) Navigate to "Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist" (there may be two files named this; try them both) and double-click to open
7) If the backup is from iOS 4.X or lower then you should be able to find "<key>SBParentalControlsPIN</key>" somewhere in this file and your passcode will be below this line.
If your backup is iOS 5 or higher, then continue on.
8) Look for and change the string for "SBParentalControlsFailedAttempts" to 0
9) Add in "<key>SBParentalControlsPIN</key>
<string>1234</string>" (without the quotes)
10) Click save
11) Close out of that file
12) Click restore backup/file to iPhone/iPod Touch (the icon of an iPhone and a blue arrow) located under the menu bar in iBackupBot
13) After restore is done and phone restarts the password should be 1234.
I have done this on both an iPad and an iPhone 4, and it worked both times.
So this is how I solved my dillema. After numerous searches of all of my backups via extractor and other tools, I stumbled upon this site.
This brought up a couple of passwords for my Apple user ID's which were imbeded in the browser history.
The first one that I checked was one I hadn't used in a LONG time.
Success at last....!!
Thanks to all the contributors despite not being able to utilize their resources to come up with a solution.