iPhone 6 16 GB iCloud Locked for roughly 125$

SyndicateXX

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So recently I saw an ad on someone selling an iPhone 6 16 GB for around roughly 125 USD but the phone is iCloud Locked, I checked the IMEI status on IMEI Check


Model: APPLE iPhone 6

Find My iPhone : ON
iCloud Status :Clean
Blacklist Status : Clean
Meid :
Simlock Status : Clean/Unlocked
Country : United States

So what do you guys think of it?

If I get this, how can I unlock it?
Is it worth getting for 125 USD ?

Thanks
 

Patrick P

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iPhone prices are stable. You really get what you pay for!

I would buy one from a big online second hand shop. Some even give you warranty. In Europe up to two years for a used phone! So I would take 400-500 bucks and buy a working iPhone thats looking like a new one with warranty.
 

JPack

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So what about these websites claiming they can do it?

Does the unlock procedure involve hardware ?Do I have to open the phone and do something ?
It involves chip level repairs. If you're in an area where there are trained electronics techs, the lock can be removed.

In Shenzhen, the cost is is around US$200 and a half day turnaround.
 
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SyndicateXX

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The prices are relatively stable in my place as well but the question is how will I find a good one ?

What if the phone that am going to buy is unlocked or repaired?
Any idea on how to check before falling into these traps?
 

Patrick P

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Dec 5, 2016
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Buy cheap and live with the risk or buy a used one from a big company for a little more money and get a working phone.
If you take the risk you will have to pay a little less.

There is no remote diagnostic telling you if a phone has been hacked as far as I know!

And like Azzin said: forget the 125$ phone!!!
 

Beenblacklisted

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So recently I saw an ad on someone selling an iPhone 6 16 GB for around roughly 125 USD but the phone is iCloud Locked, I checked the IMEI status on IMEI Check


Model: APPLE iPhone 6

Find My iPhone : ON
iCloud Status :Clean
Blacklist Status : Clean
Meid :
Simlock Status : Clean/Unlocked
Country : United States

So what do you guys think of it?

If I get this, how can I unlock it?
Is it worth getting for 125 USD ?

Thanks
i thought buying stolen property is a felony?
 

Relentless Power

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i thought buying stolen property is a felony?
That would likely depend on your state laws and what's considered a felony under buying stolen property. Not every state is it a felony to purchase knowingly stolen property. It would have to be proven that the individual buying the property knew it was stolen.
 
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