iPhone Hi I need help.iOS 7 reset all settings not activated help .

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by svetliimet, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. svetliimet macrumors newbie

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    UDID isn't activated for iOS 7.I had to reset and now I can not activate iOS.Text:This iPhone is currently linked to an Apple ID (d*****@gmail.com). Sign in with the Apple ID that was used to set up this iPhone.But this is not my ID.
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Either go into DFU mode and restore or download the iOS 6.1.4 ipsw and shift + restore to it. You shouldn't be running the beta if you aren't a developer or at least don't know what you're doing.
     
  3. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Going back to iOS6 doesn't remove the activation lock, AFAIK - I just did it on my iPad and wasn't able to activate in iTunes until I entered my password.

    I would suggest emailing that person and explaining the situation.
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It's his own email, why would it be someone else's? The feature isn't present in iOS 6 so you should be able to set up the device without an issue once it's restored.
     
  5. mavis macrumors 68040

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    The OP said "But this is not my ID," which I took to mean it was not his email address. :confused:

    Also, I just downgraded an iPad from iOS7b3 to 6.1.3 two days ago, and was unable to set it up until I had entered the correct AppleID + password due to the activation lock function having been activated while on iOS7. So no, downgrading to iOS6 does not remove the activation lock.
     
  6. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Sorry, didn't see that. :eek:

    Weird. So what did you do?
     
  7. mavis macrumors 68040

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    I just typed in my password and it worked fine ;)

    I suspect we're going to be seeing a lot of these threads in the months and years to come; I hate to assume the worst, but I'll bet that the vast majority of them will be due to theft (including people buying stolen iDevices off Craigslist or wherever) rather than simple user error ... :(
     
  8. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I figured but wasn't sure because I read that some people couldn't even log into their own accounts.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Perhaps your phone has some media (music, videos, etc.) that was originally obtained through or associated with another Apple ID and that might be behind it. You could perhaps try doing a clean install without any backup or having anything on the phone to see if that might result in something different.
     
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    svetliimet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tested all PC,DFU mode,Restore to iOS 6.1.3 nothing helps.
     
  12. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried contacting the person to whom that AppleID belongs and seeing what they say? That would seem to be the next logical step if everything else has failed.
     
  13. svetliimet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,I see only d*****@gmail.com .I can't contact this person.
     
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    That feature if there for a reason and unless you can contact that person and obtain the password, you are SOL.

    Who did the phone belong to originally?
     
  15. Gogol macrumors member

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    So this isn't your iPhone originally?

    I disabled activation lock now just to be sure that in case Apple messes up...
     
  16. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Who's iPhone is this? Did you just buy it from someone? You need that person to unlock it with the Apple ID last used.

    This activation lock is supposed to combat thief, and that means there is no solution (yet) to by pass this lock. You are stuck with a brick for now.
     
  17. svetliimet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The iPhone is mine. The iOS7 that I installed did not have UDID account. It was downloaded from an online forum. Is there a way It can be activated the way it is with this registration?
    If not can I register as a developer and get my own UDID account in order to activate the phone?
     
  18. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Adding your UDID to a developer account won't help you to bypass the security lockout. Your only option is to contact Apple; if they're unwilling to help you due to it being an unsupported version of iOS, you'll have to wait for iOS 7 to be publicly released before getting their help.
     
  19. Gogol macrumors member

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    He doesn't "own" his iPhone any more.

    The first way I can imagine is going to the forum where the iOS was downloaded and try to trace d*****@gmail.com.
    The second way is that TS has to prove to Apple that he is rightful owner of the iPhone and he has a lot to explain.
     
  20. svetliimet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So there's nothing I can do at this time. :(
    Thanks a lot for your help anyway!
     
  21. Menel macrumors 603

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    Wise. First thing I did when I installed iOS7b.
     
  22. bpp85 macrumors member

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    Did you update or restore your iPhone to ios 7?

    I downgraded my iPhone from ios7b3 to 6.1.4 and i didn't have to enter my Apple ID :confused:
     
  23. fortheus macrumors regular

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    How did you get the iPhone?

    If you don't know that apple id, most likely you get it from someone you don't know and that could be stolen iphone.

    great thing with iOS 7 activation lock is, the old user must sign off the find my iphone before reset so it can be activated by anyone

    iOS 7 is still beta, so I believe the owner is testing iOS 7 (developer or not) and then it change ownership to you without knowing the consequences (both old and new owner).
     

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