Bought iPhone, Need help

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

  1. SowigAcid macrumors newbie

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    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

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    #2
    I don't think anything can help you because the phone could be stolen.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    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

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    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

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    ****, okay guys.

    Thanks for you help.

    Ill contact the seller and if he cant help ill start a dispute
     

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