I am just grasping at straws now... I've tried everything. I bought an iphone 5 off craigslist from a private seller. ( Yes, thank you. I realize this is not the greatest idea. It was a money thing. I could afford 300 for a phone, not 900). We took the phone to Bell (my carrier) to make sure it wasn't stolen (it wasn't). When I got home, he'd left his icloud locked (the find-my-iphone feature, so it was asking for his apple ID/email, and password). I contacted him before he left town, he said he couldn't remember the password but to try a few suggestions. I tried those but it didn't work. He's left the country permanently now, and I can no longer contact him. I am certain that my fancy paperweight is just that.. but thought I'd check somewhere, one last time. my question: Would a company like chronic unlocks be able to bypass the icloud activation so that I can use the phone???