I found an iphone What should I do

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bonciforever, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. bonciforever
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    Hello everyone being honest I found an iphone last night so it has no charge now an it has passcode I contacted the owner but he said that he didn't want it back because he wants a newone but he didn't give me the passcode, so what should I do? can it work just like an ipodtouch? can I reactivated with AT&T? ;)
     
  2. Nicholas.C
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    uh, if you want to go down that root, restore the iPhone.
     
  3. RED™
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    That must be a veeeery strange guy :eek:
     
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    Somehow I don't believe he doesn't want it back.
     
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    Ya think? :D

    OP, just contact the owner again and get the passcode. :rolleyes:
     
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    Exactly; that's the only way to restore it. If he doesn't want it back, he should be happy to open it up for you.
     
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  8. friekunater
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    step 1: send me a private message asking my address

    step 2: mail it to me
     
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    hook it up, go to disk utility and wipe it.. then viola... it will boot up in iTunes perfect.
     
  11. bonciforever
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    Hello everyone!!!!
    The owner doesn't want his iphone back because he wants the iphone 3G I think the reason that he doesn't want to give me the passcode is because he doesn't want me to see his personal stuff.
     
  12. stukdog
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    Good for you on trying to be honest.

    If he wants to claim it as "lost" so he can get a new iPhone 3G, then consider it your benefit.

    If I were you, I'd restore it so it's clean and then sell it on eBay. With the amount you can make there, you could either buy the iPhone 3G or a brand new iPod Touch.
     
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    This is how I think it went down.
    :rolleyes:
     
  14. bonciforever
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    Hey Steve I couldn't send you a private email, this is my email bonciforever@hotmail.com
     
  15. JackMaurer
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    He was winding you up OP...


    How did you contact him if you have his phone? and you can't access his numbers?
     
  16. bonciforever
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    Because he was calling to his number from a friend's cellph n I called him back from mine, because the iphone was dying.
     
  17. benflick
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    Sounds fishy. I think you stole it, is that somewhere in the ballpark?
    :p
     
  18. scootaru
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    You called him back from your cell phone because the iPhone was dying? How could you have used the iPhone if it was locked?
     
  19. jaw04005
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    You can answer calls on a locked iPhone. You don't have to type in your passcode before answering.
     
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  21. Bingbonghoho
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    hammer it

    There are only 3 thing that u can do with this. Good, bad of nothing.
    - hammer
    - blender + YouTube.
    - send it to MSFT CEO Balmer.

    - send it to apple.
    - post it to Africa! (not going to be easy)
    - personal use



    - put it in a safe!
     
  22. Hoagie52
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    Even if be wants a new one why would the guy not want it back. I would just to make sure no one get at my info.
     
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  24. Mr. Giver '94
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    OP joins just to post this...:rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Just return it and stop wasting peoples' time.
     
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