iPad iPad 4 and Activation Lock Solution!

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Dustin7777, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Dustin7777 macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2014
    So like many of us out there I have purchased an ipad with an activation lock i cannot get passed. I did not know of this issue at the time of purchase.

    I have looked up this ipad has an apple care warranty to it. I now live in Brazil. My thoughts are if I broke the charging port and took it in for repair would they give me a new one completely erased with no activation lock. Or what damage can i do to receive a new one with out this problem.

    What paper work would i need? how would i get the original owners info if i want to contact them to try to return it? I bought it on ebay and of course the person is now MIA.
  2. chrismarle macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011
  3. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502


    Jan 8, 2011
    To get Apple to unlock it I believe you need the original receipt
  4. peter08po macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2013
    To make Apple unlock it, you will need the box of the iPad and the official receipt.

    Contact AppleCare for unlock if you got these.
    If you don't have these, contact the seller. Otherwise, your iPad is bricked permanently.
  5. bbfc macrumors 68030


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle Great Park, England.
    The perils of buying off eBay. Contact the seller if possible. Until you get then to remove the activation lock the iPad is useless.
  6. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    try and contact the seller from ebay, if they are original owner

    If the previous owner is not present
    Contact the previous owner and ask them to follow these steps to remove the device from their account:

    Sign in to their iCloud account at www.icloud.com/find.
    Click All Devices to open a list of devices linked to their account, then select the device to be removed. It should show a gray dot or the word “Offline” next to the device name.
    Click "Remove from Account" to remove the device from their account.
    After the device is removed from the previous owner’s account, turn the device off by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button located on the top-right side of the device. Then restart your device and proceed with device setup as you would normally.

    from: apple

    If they are not the owner with the activation lock you have a very nice paper weight. Apple will not unlock the device without proof of original ownership.
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    If you bought off eBay, you have 45 days to open a dispute. Open one, then contact the seller to furnish the required activation info. If he doesn't, you will get a refund.
  8. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    You purchased a STOLEN device.

    Activation Lock was designed for one purpose: to deter theft.

    There is no fix. There is no work-around.
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Or the seller didn't deactivate Activation Lock (yet) for one reason or another. The device being stolen is certainly one possibility, but not necessarily the most likely one with the information provided so far.

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