Iphone 6s activation apple ID

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  1. hogama0 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys. I have bought a second hand iphone 6s A1700. I tried to restore it through itunes and now it is asking me to insert the Apple ID details to activate the phone since this phone is tied to an apple ID. What are my option? I tried contacting previous owner with no luck. I have also seen a couple of services online, but...I don't really trust them.

    Kind regards,
     
  2. Newtons Apple, Jul 16, 2017
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    If you have a door that will not stay open, your locked phone will have to do.

    I am sorry but you need to try and get your money back. I bet it was much cheaper that other phone for sale because the lock can not be removed.
     
  3. hogama0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Allright fair enough thanks for the info ahahaha. I didn't know that it was such a hardlock. I guess it's fair I'll try to get my money back.

    Kind regards
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 6502a

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    If you can get your money back, the only thing you can do is to sell or use it for parts unless you can find a service that can remove the icloud lock for a reasonable price.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Just beware of used phones selling way below normal prices. Even if it were not locked the carrier can lock the imei for use in the USA.
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure a carrier can lock an imei in such a way as to only work with usa carriers.

    Afaik, American carriers use either CDMA or non-cdma networks. Once an iPhone is carrier unlocked, such as an iPhone from at&t, it will work with any carrier worldwide as long as the iPhone supports there carrier frequencies.
     
  7. Matthew.H macrumors 6502

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    If it was bought on ebay you can open a SNAD case (Sold Not As Described) and ebay should tell the seller to send you a pre-paid postage label so it can be sent back.
     
  8. Sandman6472 macrumors newbie

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    I feel your pain here. I bought my new iPhone 6s Plus on eBay and luckily it came as described. New with no issues or marks and had never been registered on the iCloud. I won the bid in the last nano second after having lost the last 6 auctions I was bidding on. Try to get your money back.
    I sold my old android unit right after I got my iPhone and it was in great shape, only about 20 months old. The guy I sold it to had buyers remorse, he said the gps didn't work though it worked for me the day I sold it ti him. Whatever, I gave him his cash back just to do the right thing even though I had told him and written that this sale was final. Hopefully, you can get your money back!
     
  9. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    Hopefully you purchased the device using PayPal. If so, I would dispute the transaction right away.
     

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