iPhone iCloud Activation during setup - Can you bypass? Or swap motherboards?

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  1. leicestershire macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2015
    I'm new on here, so bear with me on basic terms..

    I got a second hand iPhone 4s that has been erased i think, as showing the language selction, etc.. Problem is that it is saying it needs the iCloud password of the previous owner. Unfortunately, i don't have contact with them. I'm told this is because they turned on Find My Phone and it needs removing off their account.

    What are my options please?
    Someone said Jailbreak - what is this?
    Sombody else said to use a bypass tool?
    And from my preivous IT background, i wondered if i can swap the motherboard, which presumably would swap the ROM/RAM?

    By the way, i do have another iPhone at my disposal to take the motherboard from if necessary (everything else on it is useless - on/off button, speaker, screen, all broken)

    Thanks, Andy.
  2. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    No options with icloud, can't be bypassed. You can swap the internals and then you should be okay.
  3. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    did you buy the phone from someone? basically its still locked to someone elses icloud account because of one of two things.

    1.) the legitimate owner sold it to you but forgot to log out of "find my iphone"


    2.) the phone was stolen

    where did you get this phone from? found it? bought it? do the right thing and return it if so.
  4. maflynn Moderator


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    May 3, 2009
    There's no way around the iCloud lock, this topic has been discussed numerous times, so much so, I'm locking the thread.
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