My friend set their DOB to 1/1/1900 and forgot their password. Now they can't log in. When they try to reset their password, it asks them to verify their DOB, but the options only go back to 1905. I even tried opening the developer console and changing the value 1905 to 1900 manually and submitting, but it still wouldn't accept it. How can they recover their account without supplying a government issued ID?
I don't think there is anyway to set it to 1900.
Additionally, your friend violated Facebook Terms of Service. It does not make sense to recover an account via verification that intentionally gave false information to being with.
On the sign up page
Under Facebook Terms, here is what you need to be aware of
Registration and Account Security
Facebook users provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:
- You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
- You will not create more than one personal profile.
- If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission.
- You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
Your friend's option at this point I guess is that he/she somehow keeps being persistent with trying any contact to Facebook support (however as stated above I doubt this will happen)
The other option is make a new account (possibly from a different IP) and hope Facebook doesn't lock it down next time.