iPhone 5 activation problem

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  1. mihai.hotca macrumors newbie

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    Hy, I have bought an iPhone 5 from ebay, it's locked on uk 3 and I wanted to use it with gevey, but I have a problem at activating it because it requires the icloud account of the previous owner and I cannot get past that screen, the phone it's not stoled I've verified it, and the person from wich I've bought it doesn't respond anymore.Can someone tell me a solution?I've restored it a lot, also on iOS 7 but no luck
     
  2. themumu macrumors 6502a

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    When you do a factory restore it should ask you for your Apple account, not the previous owner's.
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

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    In iOS 7, it would seem it has the new anti-theft feature activated, where you can't get into the phone and use it, without being able to log into the iCloud account of the person that it's registered to, restoring doesn't change that.

    It was a new feature that Apple announced.

    No way to get around that, with iOS 7 in it.

    A restore to do it would only help in other versions of iOS.
     
  4. mihai.hotca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well , I have iOS 7 beta 6, can I restore back to iOS 6?and by that will I be able to activate it?thanks
     
  5. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    you will be able to activate and use it on ios6. once you update to ios7 again it won't let you past the activation lock screen.
     
  6. mihai.hotca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    a guide on how to restore back?thank you very much on the tip
     
  7. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    i don't think you understand.
     
  8. mihai.hotca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand what you said perfectly, if I downgrade to iOS 6 I will stay on iOS 6, I won't update again on iOS7, am I clear?
     
  9. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    sorry yes you do understand. But you will always have problems upgrading to ios7 unless thats ok then your good to go.
     
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