How the FedGov could have had that terrorists iPhone data...yesterday
Since it is an iPhone 5C, there is no A7 processor to enforce delay escalation. So all Apple would need to do, is write an iOS firmware version that lacks the passcode restrictions that are controlled from this portion of the settings app: Once the firmware...sans pass code restrictions...is written, the device can be placed into DFU mode and the iPhone is now in an environment where it wants to load iOS Firmware before it will do anything else. This mode is called Device Firmware Update...or DFU mode. It's different from Restore Mode which is achieved by pressing and holding the home button while powering on. DFU Mode is achieved by tethering an iPhone to a USB cable to a computer, and powering it down. Then, you press and hold the sleep/wake button for 2 seconds, then press the home button for 10 seconds, release the sleep/wake button while continuing to hold the home button for another 8 or so seconds...then the iPhone will: Do absolutely nothing. But the computer will...
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