found phones need help

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  1. skyler1130 macrumors newbie

    skyler1130

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    i have 2 iPhone's 2 iPod's and an LG phone they are not mine, I have contacted all the owners to let them know I have their phones and that they could come and get them from me, but they don't want them back and they all are password protected. How do you factory reset the phones even though they have been connected to a different laptop?
     
  2. Khalanad75 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the laugh, I needed that today.
     
  3. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    Take them to your local police station and explain your story, they'll be able to get the passwords off for you.
     
  4. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    They even have a nice waiting area where you can watch TV and get 3 meals a day while you wait.

    Might take them 3 to 5 years. But they'll keep you comfortable while you wait.
     
  5. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Lol. I can't believe why people will come with such lame stories. That's insult to our intelligence.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Hey, I have an iPhone 4s, 6 and 7 that I no longer want. Want them?
     
  7. Possumgal macrumors member

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    Let me guess ... you found them in a dumpster.
     
  8. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    There is a solution to your problem:

    1. Wait till 6 p.m.
    2. Turn on the phone.
    3. Spin it 6 times in your hand.
    4. Turn it off.
    5. Wait 6 minutes.
    6. Turn it on.
    7. Connect it to iTunes.
    8. Type in the following: あなたはあなたのズボンの中で何を持っているのかよく演じる
    9. You are done.
     
  9. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    If the people they were stolen from really want to let you have them they will have to take off the iCloud lock. Since you've contacted them already you should be able to call them up and ask them to remove the iCloud activation lock. Without that the phones are useless, its intended to deter thefts by making the phones useless to the theif. If you really didn't steal them and the owners really said you can keep them they should be happy to do this.
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    You have a typo in #8.
     
  11. D.T. macrumors 604

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    I found a house the other day, called the owner, doesn't want it any more, but it's locked. Can someone help me get in? They also said I could have whatever is inside, like the 65" TV ...
     
  12. samcraig macrumors P6

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    As another said - if they don't want the phones, they should have no problem giving you their password to unlock them. The only reason they might not is if they aren't able to wipe them remotely and don't want to give you access to their data. In which case - tough luck.
     
  13. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    But he needs the password to unlock the phone to access the contact list to find out the phone's owner. Catch-22.

    The only other possibility is he knows the owner and talked face to face...

    ...which didn't happen.:rolleyes: The story has more plots holes than an episode of Lost.:D
     
  14. BernyMac macrumors regular

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    This has not been used in a looooong time but...COOL STORY, BRO!
     
  15. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    The typo is intentional, the trick doesn't work unless you type it like that. It has something to do with the system architecture of the V9 chip and the way it oscillates when inputting security information.
     
  16. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    You know one can display name and contact no in the lost mode using iCloud. Just saying. Lol. He's lying nonetheless.
     
  17. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for explaining to others. ;)
    ROTFLMAO
     

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