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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Sabresfan85, May 4, 2018.

  1. Sabresfan85 macrumors newbie

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    Bought a apple watch on Ebay for super cheap that was locked. Figured I could try and unlock it and use it. If not then I could just turn around and sell it. Is there any programs or website that would unlock the watch ?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    So, if you can't unlock it, you will "pay it backward" and sell a brick to someone else?
    I don't think an iCloud lock can be removed without a password
     
  3. Sabresfan85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Ebay post stated that it was locked. I got it super cheap hoping maybe I could use it. If I resold it I would let the buyer know it's locked
     
  4. Banglazed macrumors 68020

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    It is a lost cause since iCloud removal is nearly impossible unless you’re the original iCloud owner. Hence, solid Apple anti-theft feature.
     
  5. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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    Activation lock has been around since iOS 7 and people still think they can get around it so easily?
     
  6. Medusa3 macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like it might be stolen
     
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Turn the watch in to the Police. Do not resell it.
     
  8. Sabresfan85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They stated that they used it before but when they did a rest, they couldn't get back in. They said they didn't have a iphone to reset it.
     
  9. Medusa3 macrumors 6502

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    And every anonymous person on the internet is 100% truthful. Save yourself legal trouble and take it to the police. At least have them clear it first.
     
  10. Banglazed macrumors 68020

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    If they had use it before, you’ll need to contact he or she to sign into iCloud.com Find My iPhone and remove the Watch and then you can use it.
     
  11. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Do you honestly believe that story :rolleyes:, or you just inv.....yourself
     
  12. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816

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    Quite obviously this is a stolen watch; a legit seller would have been able to unlock it before selling it. Did it not occur to you before buying that this watch was almost certainly stolen?

    Btw, buying super cheap probably stolen stuff could get you on the hook for receiving stolen property criminal charges or whatever is applicable in your jurisdiction.
     
  13. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    There is no way to prove if it is stolen, but it is useless for sure. Locked watches can not be unlocked without the orig password. Pawn shops are full of these. People do not properly unpair/unlock these, they are wrist bricks.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    That’s entirely false. The _only_ way One can be charged for receiving stolen property (In this case, an Apple Watch), is to Prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the buyer {knowingly and willingly} accepted the property that it was indeed stolen. People purchase stolen things every single day online and not realize it, you _cannot_ incriminate/charge them without meeting the circumstantial evidence.
     

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