iPhone 4 Jailbreak - help

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  1. stusid72 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Bought an iPhone 4 on eBay, refurbished it to discover locked to iCloud and seller not playing ball so stuck with a brick. I managed to reset it, but want to jailbreak it now. Not sure where to start. (I have jailbroken before but this has stumped me....)
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    1 iCloud Activation lock cannot be broken. It's a security feature.
    2 You need to break iCloud Activation lock to jailbreak, because you must have access to the springboard - See #1.

    You have a paperweight. File a claim with eBay.
     
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  4. stusid72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Claim failed - they said to send it back, but I'd spent money replacing the battery and a new screen to then find it was locked. I wasn't about to send a 'like new' phone back just so they could activate it. bloody scoundrels.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    OP mentions iCloud Activation lock. Since the iPhone 4 can only run 7.1.2 max and iOS 6 and below never had Activation lock then OP must be on iOS 7.1.2.

    In any case, he cannot defeat the lock unless he has the username and password.
     
  6. stusid72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm sorry man. But unless you can get the Apple ID associated with the lock it's a brick.
     
  8. stusid72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't know know and don't know how to find out since it's back to the set up screen?
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    If there is – then it is outside of the forum rules.
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    Has to be iOS 7.1.2. You restored, which would have put you on the latest you could restore to - which is iOS 7.1.2 on the iPhone 4. iOS 6 and below do not have iCloud Activation lock.
     
  10. stusid72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really hacked off....
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    Not a paperweight surely??
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Yes, it is a paperweight. Nothing you can do if its truly activation locked.
     
  12. Tycho24 macrumors 68020

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    The good news is... it IS possible

    The bad news is (as the FBI can attest)... it requires an expensive custom designed piece of hardware & that costs around one million dollars.
     
  13. stusid72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Even if you pay these people who claim they can bypass it?
     
  14. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    No one can bypass it but Apple. And Apple will only bypass it if you can prove it was your phone and it was used as a device of a company that an employee locked after they quit or were fired.
     
  15. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Assuming they could, read the fine print. They want proof that you are the original owner/purchaser of the phone.

    And if you have that, you might as well just take it to Apple.

    Is this 4 really worth the hassle?
     
  16. Tycho24 macrumors 68020

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    Lol, you don't want to send it back & get your money back; but you don't mind sending YET ANOTHER scammer money to do even more nothing???
    No offense.. & I really do wish the best for you; but you seem like a scam artist's dream come true. =/
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    =P
     
  17. TehCactus macrumors newbie

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    There's some guides for bypassing iCloud on the iPhone 4 on Youtube. You most likely won't have service, but you can at least use your phone on WiFi.
     
  18. stusid72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not sure what's so funny? I don't want to send it back as I've spent money refurbishing it (please read my posts before mocking me eh) and I don't intend paying anyone. I'm not stupid. I was looking for some help but it's obvious I can't get any from you. Oh and I do take offence.
     
  19. Matthew.H macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately OP it looks like your out of luck unless you can get the seller to remove the phone from icloud. Your stuck with a paperweight now. You could sell it on for parts but other than that your options are pretty limited.
     
  20. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    Apple won't bypass it, period. Whether you're an employee or not.
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    Actually, iOS 6 does have activation lock. If you downgrade an iOS 7 locked device to iOS 6, you still won't be able to get past the setup screen.
     
  21. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Interesting.

    Hadn't heard that one. But I've never been in the position to downgrade a device.

    That's only if you downgraded from 7 or above though right? Because I don't recall Activation lock with iOS 6.
     
  22. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    There isn't any way to bypass iCloud lock whilst maintaining the cellular functionality.

    There is a way to delete the entire Setup.app (iPhone 4 ONLY), which lets you use the phone in a basic way, but no calls and texts. It's really not worth it. Sell the phone (iPhone 4 is worth nothing in 2016 anyway).
     
  23. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    1. IF it is activation locked, you have a paperweight. No one can bypass it*
    2. IF you find someone who claims they can bypass it (for money), well....its your money and your choice.

    *Nobody else can help you except maybe the FBI and lotsa $.

    You unfortunately got scammed by the seller and are now stuck with a fancy paperweight. As mentioned above, sell for parts and recoup some of the money spent.
     
  24. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, that's correct. Take a look at this (poorly filmed) video to see what I mean: (17:40 mins)

     
  25. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Wrong. Apple will bypass it if you own a company and you lend the phones to employees and then if that employee iCloud locks the device if fired or let go. It has been discussed numerous times. The employer and original device owner can have the device unlocked by Apple.
     

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