iPhone Help!!!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Tommiller30, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Tommiller30 macrumors newbie


    Jun 25, 2016
    Daventry, England
    i bought a iPhone 5c off Facebook and once I restored it all it is now asking for the Apple ID and password to access the phone. I can't ask the previous owner as he has deleted his Facebook account. Is there anyway to get in? I can jailbreak ect
  2. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    You have encountered iCloud Activation lock, which is a security feature designed to prevent theft.

    If your story is to be believed then you have been scammed and you now own a nice shiny plastic brick.

    Your question has been answered in the post above mine.

    Further note that to jailbreak you need access to the phone. If you can't get past the security feature to get access to the phone then how do you jailbreak to defeat iCloud lock???!!!!

    So, no. Not possible.
  4. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    Did the mailing package have a return address? If so, that might be a recourse in locating the original seller.- otherwise, return the iPhone to Apple.
    Other than that- sorry for being such a pessimist- but I pretty much no longer believe these stories of iPhones "purchased" with iCloud locks. Not so much going after the RP (only he really knows the accuracy of his tale), yet for all those who become somewhat creative- join these forums- and post pretty much the same inquiry.
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I have to agree.

    Originally it was blatent. "How do I get around the security feature?"

    Then it became "I found a phone."

    Then it became "My friend (or father, mother, daughter, son, etc) forgot their Apple ID."

    Then it became "I forgot my Apple ID."

    Then it became "That's not my Apple ID on the lockscreen."

    And now the current iteration is "Someone sold me an iCloud locked phone."

    It's great the the word has finally gotten out that modern iPhones can be Activation Locked. I just wish the word that you cannot defeat it was also as well known. We'd have fewer questions from newbies who register only to ask how to defeat this security measure.

    And last but not least I always find it interesting that the majority of the time these posts are made in the jailbreak forums. It makes two assumptions. That jailbreaking is shady and therefore all us shady jailbreakers would automatically know how to defeat a security measure.

    Gotta love that! :(
  6. Will22 macrumors 65816


    Dec 4, 2011
    I'm waiting for the first 5000 word first post asking how to do it. And yes it really ticks me off that the first place they ask is in this part of the forum.
  7. bufffilm, Jun 26, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2016

    bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Partly why my replies to questions like this are so short.

    Maybe the next time it's asked, we should see who knows the most ways to say 'No' to the poster.

    I speak two languages and I took French in HS (much of which I forgot over the years) so that totals 3.
    / grin/

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