iPhone about the new activation lock hack.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by aPple nErd, May 26, 2014.

  1. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

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    couldn't you just purposely dismantle, smash, or kill an activation locked iPhone, and then take it in and have it replaced for 269? i just don't get it. maybe things have changed, but about 6 months ago, my friend sold me his grandpas iPhone 5 that had been dropped into a pool. i had it laying around, and i got really mad one night, and threw it 26 times at a concrete floor. i took it to the apple store the next week with half the logic board missing, and the digitizer pulverized. they said "okay, it will be 269 for a replacement". i mean that seems like an easier solution than trying to hack apples servers...
     
  2. howthegodschill macrumors newbie

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    You have to turn the activation lock off when you go in to get a new phone.
     
  3. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

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    how are you supposed to do that if the phone doesn't even boot....
     
  4. howthegodschill macrumors newbie

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    They'll have you log into iCloud.com and remotely turn off the Find My iPhone/Activation Lock function. If you can't do that, then no new phone.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They pull up the info in their system using the phones serial number.
    If its activation locked they wont replace it until you remove the activation lock from that phone.
     
  6. braddick macrumors 68040

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    The energy it takes to come up with schemes to defraud Apple might be better spent in coming up with a game plan to simply earn the extra income required to purchase an iPhone legit.
     
  7. ivandr macrumors regular

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    This.
     

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