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Old Oct 8, 2013, 03:21 AM   #1
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iPhone is currently linked to an Apple ID

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This iPhone is currently linked to an Apple ID (a*****@gmail.com). Sign in with the Apple ID that was used to set up this iPhone.
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need help my friend buy this iPhone 5 and he forget to ask the costumer abut the id so need help any way
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 03:33 AM   #2
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need help my friend buy this iPhone 5 and he forget to ask the costumer abut the id so need help any way
Um... maybe you or your friend can contact the original owner in costume and have him enter his credentials?
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 03:40 AM   #3
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the problem is we have shop and we buy this phone and it was working fin and we discover after update to 7.0.2 and no way to find that costumer
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 03:44 AM   #4
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the problem is we have shop and we buy this phone and it was working fin and we discover after update to 7.0.2 and no way to find that costumer
In that case, you're out of luck - there is no way to bypass it without the credentials that it's requesting
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 04:07 AM   #5
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ok this my mail

axab2002@yahoo.com

if some one find sulotion and i cold pay also
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 04:21 AM   #6
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Not going to happen. Apple's new security methods working very well.
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 06:35 AM   #7
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After iOS7, you have to make sure find my iphone is turned off before making the transaction.
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 06:43 AM   #8
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If you run a shop that buys phones from questionable sources, you should know better now. Goodluck with your future deals.
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 07:02 AM   #9
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Since you have the apple id, you can email the person.
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 07:37 AM   #10
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Since you have the apple id, you can email the person.
Hey, stop using common sense and logic. This is MacRumors, those aren't allowed.
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 08:32 AM   #11
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Since you have the apple id, you can email the person.
If I remember correctly, the phone shows the email exactly how he typed it with asterisks blocking almost all of it out. So he indeed has no way to reach the previous owner.
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 08:50 AM   #12
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If I remember correctly, the phone shows the email exactly how he typed it with asterisks blocking almost all of it out. So he indeed has no way to reach the previous owner.
Regardless if it doesn't show the full Apple ID, how did "his friend" get the iPhone to begin with? Unless his friend walked up to a random stranger, selling an iPhone on the street, he would gotten a telephone number or email address.
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 09:50 AM   #13
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Regardless if it doesn't show the full Apple ID, how did "his friend" get the iPhone to begin with? Unless his friend walked up to a random stranger, selling an iPhone on the street, he would gotten a telephone number or email address.
It sounds like this person runs a store of some kind and bought the phone from a customer. Probably a "we pay cash for old phones" kind of place. They should have gotten the customer's contact information, but it's too late for that now.

Chalk this one up to "lesson learned" and don't make this mistake again.

If the original owner does "Erase All Content and Settings" before turning it over to you, that automatically turns off Find My iPhone and Activation Lock.
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 10:26 AM   #14
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This is why I buy directly from Apple or the carrier, to avoid problems like this.
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 11:06 AM   #15
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This thread seems shady, are you sure this is not a stolen product?
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 11:43 AM   #16
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If the original owner does "Erase All Content and Settings" before turning it over to you, that automatically turns off Find My iPhone and Activation Lock.
Indeed. This is how it works now. Before selling or giving any phone away, the owner MUST delete all content and settings. This not only deletes the phone's contents, but also removes the original owner's Apple ID and password from the firmware and removes the phone from their account. It prevents phones that have been stolen from being reactivated by anyone besides the original owner.
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 12:47 PM   #17
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This is really great news. Hopefully it does the same thing to the market for hot iPads.
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 03:27 PM   #18
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Did an iPhone thief just get OWN3D by activation lock right here on our forums?
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 03:44 PM   #19
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Just admit you stole it you fool
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 03:46 PM   #20
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This iPhone is currently linked to an Apple ID (a*****@gmail.com). Sign in with the Apple ID that was used to set up this iPhone.
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need help my friend buy this iPhone 5 and he forget to ask the costumer abut the id so need help any way
Or ask his real owner for password. Theres no way to activate it if you stole it.

Well done Apple.
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Old Oct 9, 2013, 02:21 AM   #21
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Did an iPhone thief just get OWN3D by activation lock right here on our forums?
Most likely. His posts here are the only ones he's ever made... And if he'd obtained the phone legitimately, he'd know where to go to get the info he needs. I'm betting that yahoo email address is brand new too, and set up just in hopes of finding an answer to his dilemma.
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Old Oct 13, 2013, 05:54 AM   #22
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for all stopped one every day we by 10-30 used phone and we dill on the street
and bi fur 2 days i fond that costumer and i ask him abut that id and he say his cos sen do it at how m and he has Ben dead in car accident so now no way to find that id .
so if any one have a solution say or sheet up
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Old Oct 13, 2013, 08:03 AM   #23
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There were reports of wiped IOS7 phones retaining the appleid login, and the account could only be removed by iTunes.

I've done ios6 complete factory wiping, the options seem different on ios7 now.
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Old Oct 13, 2013, 08:57 AM   #24
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Find a piece of paper, put the phone down on top of it.

Without the credentials that's as useful as the phone will ever be to you.

The phone's as 'dead' as the guy you stole it from.
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Old Oct 13, 2013, 08:58 AM   #25
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for all stopped one every day we by 10-30 used phone and we dill on the street
and bi fur 2 days i fond that costumer and i ask him abut that id and he say his cos sen do it at how m and he has Ben dead in car accident so now no way to find that id .
so if any one have a solution say or sheet up
It would seem to me...if you legitimately obtained the phone, and know the owner, or relative of the owner since he appears to have died, then apple would help the owners family to reset the phone.
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