Bought iPhone, Need help

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by SowigAcid, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. SowigAcid macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2014
    Hey guys.

    So I bought this iPhone 5 off eBay and I'm trying to activate it but it has that iCloud thing on it so i cant without the iCould information.

    I believe it is running iOS 7.1 but I cant tell.

    Is there any current way to get past this?

    Thanks guys

    Any help is appreciated
  2. joimaiveeer macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2014
    I don't think anything can help you because the phone could be stolen.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    The only thing you can do is contact the original owner (the seller?) and have him/her remove the iCloud Activation Lock. Beyond that there's not much you can do (aside from perhaps simply returning the phone and getting refund).
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    File a dispute with eBay and PayPal and get your money back.
    The phone is iCloud locked and useless. Most likely stolen.
  5. SowigAcid thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2014
    ****, okay guys.

    Thanks for you help.

    Ill contact the seller and if he cant help ill start a dispute
  6. Nakiator macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2017
    Create a dns server, jailbreak it. boom easy
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Other than the fact that this thread is three years old, how is it easy?

    How do you get access to the springboard to jailbreak if it's iCloud locked?
  8. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    Yeah I am wondering about the three year wait to post a response.

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