Iphone 6 plus Icloud locked not stollen

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  1. zawark8 macrumors member

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    While visiting China I bought an iPhone 6 plus paid about 700 for it. Everything worked great on it and it was unlocked .

    I came back to Canada realizing the previous owners data is still on here so I connect it to iTunes and did a restore now it's asking me for an Apple ID

    I can't use it at all

    Plus he should me an apple invoice for it


    What I can do

    I can prove this because it is an China model iPhone it's not fake the model is A1524
     
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  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    So then its pretty much stolen.
    Take it as a lesson, next time when you buy a used iphone make sure find my iphone is disabled.
    Nothing else you can do.
     
  4. zawark8 thread starter macrumors member

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    It's not he showed me an apple invoice and it was working fine can apple do anything
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Who knows what he showed you and if the invoice was part of the scam.
    But Apple will do nothing for you when it comes to icloud locked devices.
    Its an anti theft security feature and its there for a reason.
     
  6. zawark8 thread starter macrumors member

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    That crap I been an apple customer since ever if they can't help me I might reconsider
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :)
    Its your choice.
    Apple doesn't help people that purchase lost or stolen devices.
     
  8. zawark8 thread starter macrumors member

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    Excuse me u can't accuse me buying a lost or stollen phone be since he should me an apple recpit plus the info match
     
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  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    And obviously it was tied up to someone else's icloud account and that's why you cannot use it.
    Not sure what else you're looking for but good luck with whatever you decide to do.
    You bought a useless device, next time be more careful...
     
  11. zawark8 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thx
     
  12. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    If you've got the original receipt, they might be able to help you as you will be able to prove that you are the legitimate owner.
     
  13. Nevaborn macrumors 65816

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    Out of curiosity has this been followed up with Apple if you so indeed have a receipt/paperwork. Would like to know their policy on this as any mug can creat and invoice or receipt. Give me 60 seconds and I will do you one.
     
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    Apple can pull up all the info from the original owner that purchased the phone by using the imei/serial of the phone and entering it in their system.
    If someone shows up with a fake or made up invoice with false info and a serial with details that doesn't match Apples info on file then that will get them kicked out very fast:D
     
  15. aKansasKid macrumors regular

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    Everything worked great in China, but you couldn't tell it still had user data on it until you got back to Canada? That makes no sense to me. In any case, I'd bet serious money that you're simply out of luck and Apple isn't going to help.
     
  16. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    One thing that baffles me about this is if you purchased this phone while in China from someone. Why didn't you do a do a erase all contents and settings right then and there in from of the seller? This would have caused you less headaches. Now you will have a hard time trying to get it pass the activation lock unless the seller agrees to give you the apple ID used for that phone.
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Hard to think the original owner would have left his information on the phone. That would be my number one worry is that my info was erased before I let it leave my hands.
     
  18. zawark8 thread starter macrumors member

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    Because upon reciving the phone it was all clean and activated
     
  19. nox5 macrumors 6502

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    why everyone insist on getting someone else's password when the original owner can log in to iCloud.com and remove the iPhone from the account remotely.
     
  20. Mercifull macrumors regular

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    Impossible. Once a phone is wiped it cannot be remotely restored.
     
  21. AngusW macrumors 6502

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    I agree this does sound dodgy. One possibility is that the guy you bought it from may have had the legitimate receipt but once paid him there was nothing to stop him from reporting the phone stolen and locked it up on you.
     
  22. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Not entirely useless. It makes an excellent paperweight.
     
  23. Akack macrumors 6502a

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    Lesson learned, be careful when buying used iPhone or any cell phone for that matter. The original owner can report it as stolen after they've sold it and you're SOL.
     
  24. Mercifull macrumors regular

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    Perhaps he showed you a legitimately wiped phone and through a bait and switch scam swapped it for a locked one before you left the store? That's the only scenario I can think of. There's no way that you had an unlocked phone in your possession that suddenly became locked.

    I think the only thing you can really do now is "accidentally" critically break it (broken screen will not suffice as they'll repair it) at home and claim off house contents insurance.
     
  25. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    This is unfortunately extremely common. When it comes to buying secondhand iPhones (or other phones even) you never know what the previous owner will do post-sale. That being said, always make sure you do an erase all while in the presence of the owner so they can enter their Apple ID password to remove the find my iPhone. However, this still does not prevent them from reporting the device as lost or stolen. For this very reason I try to avoid second hand phones.
     
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