iPhone 5 in demo mode

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mplayers2005, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. mplayers2005 macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2012
    Some one recently sold me a Iphone 5 Working display model phone, at
    the time I did not know nor did he comment it being so. These are the
    same phones that are on display at a carriers store, they fully work and
    can make calls and all that...

    I stuck my sim inside and it fully woks from what I seen so far But its
    In some demo mode, I want to restore it so I can get it off it's demo
    mode or what ever it is.

    Here is my problem I want to get this phone out of this demo mode so I
    can fully use the iPhone like its a normal iPhone.. I'm scared to
    restore the iphone from recovery mode or dfu mode cause it might lock up or
    something. has any one did a restore and was successful
  2. Awjvail macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2010
    The phone is stolen. You're on your own, sorry.
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    There is no demo mode with the iphone.
    If there's other phone calls and other users information, apps, photos and texts its probably lost or stolen property.
  4. NTeggerdine macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2011
    Montrose Iowa
    Sprint AT&T and Verizon are not allowed under any circumstance to sell a demo iPhone 5 it is the property of Apple not the phone company. That phone is stolen my friend and I would contact either apple or the authorities. A friend of mine was arrested at work because he had a stolen iPhone 5 on him, it just happened this past Saturday.
  5. quarrywilson macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2013
    Before jumping to conclusions

    First and foremost, there is indeed a chance the phone could be stolen, no doubt. But just because it was a store demo previously, does not mean it is a stolen device. Previous users are correct when saying that the demos are property of Apple...but only at corporate retail locations. I, myself, work for a third-party preferred retailer where my inventory manager purchases the phones for demos outright. Upon closing a store, an extra iPhone 5 demo was left floating around and not being used, so I offered to buy it off of my inventory manager.
    Invoice prepared, payment given and received, and not stolen.
    Now, if we can get back to the matter at hand, I'd be very curious to know how to get a regular build of iOS on this device.
  6. nancyfromafrica macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2012
    if it is a second hand iPhone as the users are suggesting here it could very well be a stolen one I would urge you to take some expert advice on it.
  7. bunkerja macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2015
    Umm... you sir.... are completely and totally wrong

    First of all, yes the iPhone is the property of Apple. However, iPhones are not primarily sold by Apple. Best Buy, RadioShack, Walmart, Target, 3rd party cellphone retailers, etc can sell Apple. Dude may have bought a stolen phone but I bought a demo iphone from RadioShack and I does have a demo mode. It is best to get off the couch and do some research before you attempt to make an ass out of yourself.
  8. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    You do realize this thread was started three years ago, right? And the last post was now two years ago..
  9. bunkerja macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2015

    I am aware but they had demo phone a few years ago too

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