I got a new iPhone 6 to replace my older iPhone 5. I was happy, just few minutes away from new hardware. But no, once again, iOs prepared for me new headaches :(.
The backup I have is local encrypted backup with iTunes. No problem I thought, I already used the restore function several times as the OS upgrade wasn't running without bugs everytime. But...the backup is encrypted. And, the password I used several times and for sure didn't change it is not working now. Just great...
I wanted to create new backup, but no, the device is encrypted it self. Apple says to do the factory reset. Now, the issue why I don't want to perform factory reset are SMS and contacts. Some of the contacts are connected to Exchange profile where the Exchange is offline and there are no plans to bring it online. I have old backup of the contacts but don't want to search for all the changes manually. And then still I would loose SMS.
I did found discussion like this and tried all the combinations of passwords, no access.
(really nice read).
) requires to remove exchange accounts. And I'm risking I will loose all the data during the process.
iCloud backup doesn't sync Exchange contacts.
Contact Backup apps available on AppStore are not able to get all the data I have there. At least not the ones I tried (MCBackup, Contacts Kit). I have lots of data saved with each contact and photos also.
So the question is what can I do before I pay for some really expensive apps for backup/restore the data or bruteforce attack the backup (not sure what app to use for it).