Kids were playing with my iPhone X and disabled it (entering wrong password multiple times,
"iPhone disabled. Connect to iTunes" on screen).
I know the password, but there's no way to enter it. I don't have a backup, and I want to keep my data on the phone. (I know there's a reset option, which I'll use as the last resort)
This answer on iFixit from 2019 claims that if I update the phone from iTunes, it will allow me to enter the password in an hour.
Can anyone confirm if this works? I don't want to try it and make things worse.
UPDATE: Got off the phone with Apple support, they told me there's no way to get the data back without the backup. So I guess iTunes update referenced in the linked post no longer works that way.
UPDATE 2: Updated via iTunes, was not prompted to backup or to enter password in 1 hour. Phone still says "Connect to iTunes" after update. So I guess Apple support tech was right.