All iPads iPad2 Bricked?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by crashdetective, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. crashdetective macrumors newbie

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    I bought an iPad2 in good faith that it wasn't stolen (and I am still sure it hasn't been!) but the previous owner is clueless as to what the Apple Id and password was.

    It is stuck on looking for the original ID/pass after updating to IOS 7.

    Is is irrevocably bricked?

    Cheers.
     
  2. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    i thought you could plug it into a computer and set it up as a new iPad?
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    It isn't bricked. iOS devices cannot be bricked. A bricked iOS device shows no signs of life at all. Even a lit up screen is a sign that it can be restored, barring hardware problems. Only that device's original owner can restore that iPad.
     
  4. irnchriz macrumors 65816

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    It's not bricked, but you certainly can't activate it without the Apple ID and password. If they don't know it, it's probably stolen. Or if they just don't want to give it to you, they can login to iCloud.com go to find my iPhone and remove the iPad 2 from there, allowing you to activate it.
     
  5. crashdetective thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Pity, there's not alot of chance that owner will remember. Seems a shame to chuck it.
     
  6. dsquarius90 macrumors newbie

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    Have you tried to restore it while in DFU mode?

    http://osxdaily.com/2010/12/04/ipad-dfu-mode/

    Also, the previous owner "not knowing" the Apple ID sounds verrrrry fishy...
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    DFU mode will not bypass iOS 7's Activation Lock feature.
     
  8. dsquarius90 macrumors newbie

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    Really? Well, that's actually a very good thing. Will deter theft in the future.

    In that case the thread starter should get their money back.
     
  9. Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing a thief would do with a iCloud blocked device is sell it for parts. Besides that its useless
     

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