I bought an iphone oof ebay but has password still. Is there anyway to unlock it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by james912, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. james912 macrumors newbie

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  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    can you restore it from itunes? alternatively, can you contact the seller for the password?
     
  3. james912 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    they aren't responding. will the hold down the home/power to restore procedure work?
     
  4. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Well, that's not to restore, that is to put it in recovery mode, but you could try it.
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    not sure. but can you not just press the restore button in itunes?

    Edit: actually, never mind. if that phone isn't synced with your computer, i don't think you'll see the screen i attached. sorry.
     

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    yikes, yea you might wanna try extra hard contacting the seller :/
     
  7. james912 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i got that screen and it's restoring at the moment...hope it works
     
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  9. james912 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sweet. so it wont ask for a password or anything like that anymore?
     
  10. amemoryoncelost macrumors 6502

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    Sounds fishy to me for some reason. Call apple, they should be able to help you or take it in to an apple store. I'd leave negative feedback if I were you, if that's where you got it...
     
  11. james912 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    restore was successful but there's a phone number already in the phone? now what?
     
  12. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    if you are going to leave neg feed back on ebay wait until the last day to leave it and close to the last hour because of retaliation.
     
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    If need be, couldn't you file a PayPal dispute or charge it back with your credit card company (if you paid with a credit card)?
     
  15. james912 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i suppose (it's such a hassle) but is there anyway to erase the existing number on the phone and reactivate the phone
     
  16. Phutchi macrumors member

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    The number should be tied to the sim.

    Are you sure the phone isn't stolen? I would check with AT&T and have them look into the imei number.
     
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    I dont think AT&T keeps stolen IMEI in a database.
    Anyway I would suggest removing the SIM thats in there.
    Get an Unactivated SIM put it in the phone.
    iPhone will then display a message different SIM or something to that affect. You can then plug into iTunes and begin the activation with you number.
    Your current SIM if you already have AT&T will become deactivated and the SIM in the iPhone will be you new one.
     
  19. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    The whole thing just screams of a stolen phone to me.. Did it come with a box, leads and manuals?

    Have you got a link to the eBay auction so we can check out the guy you got it from?
     
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    If you report a phone as stolen they can flag the IMEI. They won't go out of their way to track it down, but if you buy the phone and bring them a number they can check to see if it's legit.
     

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