how to use an unactivated 5c to att?

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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

    Appl3FTW

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    i purchased another 5c unactivated.. now i need to know how to use this on att. do i just pop my sim and it should activate itself by going thru the activation screen?
     
  2. 617aircav Suspended

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    Well did you not try to put your sim in already?
     
  3. hockeyman94 macrumors regular

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    First where did you purchase it from? Second what carrier is it?
     
  4. Appl3FTW, Apr 4, 2014
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    Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    not yet, its coming in next week. I just checked apple website and it says unactivated.. i normally get one that's already activated, that's why i wanna know.

    ebay, ATT
     
  5. hockeyman94 macrumors regular

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    Should be fine I would make sure there is no activation lock on it.
     
  6. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    i meant, *unactivated on apple's website. what do you mean no activation lock?
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Activation lock is a security feature with IOS 7. If the phone is restore, it requires the original users iCloud password to unlock it, otherwise it will be a paperweight and can't be used.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH13695
     
  8. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    This is only when the phone is already setup and activated. If the phone isn't setup it shouldn't matter.
     
  9. hockeyman94 macrumors regular

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    not entirely true though. It could have been activated on a line then deactivated and restored with the apple id still logged in.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you pop in your SIM and it activates without asking for an iCloud password, you're good.

    Otherwise you need to get the latter from the seller or get a refund.
     
  11. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    if its restored then apple id is no longer valid.
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Not if its Activation Locked. If it is restored without the original owner signing out of iCloud, then it will be locked to iCloud unless/until you enter that specific iCloud password.
     

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