iPhone 7+ came activation locked :|

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  1. Balders macrumors member

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    Just received my brand new 7+ Jet black 256GB. Looks immaculate, screen is perfect, machining all fine...

    Only problem is, it appears someone has already used it as the phone is asking for the account used to activate it - o.....@icloud.com

    Apple say it needs replacing... Frustrated is not the word after wait since pre-order day... Now got to wait for an expedited replacement phone once I've returned this one.

    Argh!!!! Apple - wtf are you playing at?!?!
     
  2. Bhs1975 macrumors 6502

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  3. firewire9000 macrumors member

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    Dude, this is weird as hell. What Apple told you?
     
  4. kenhagemann macrumors member

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    Had the same issue and they fixed it in their end as it had something to do with the registration. Do a dfu restore and if it asks for the carrier or user I would give them a call back and mention this.
     
  5. Balders, Sep 29, 2016
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    Too late now :( It's on a slow boat back to China now, lol

    What's odd is I never actually got to do anything with it. As soon as it powered up, I picked English, put it on wifi and then immediately got prompted to enter someone else's iCloud details...
     
  6. Plilbeye macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to hear you couldn't enjoy your phone. I'm in the same boat, though mine was received with obvious manufacturing errors. Did they tell you how long it would be for you to get a replacement? They didn't give me a time frame I'm curious if you got one?
     
  7. Balders thread starter macrumors member

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    The support guy reckoned 4 to 5 days from confirmation of the returned phone. I asked him numerous times and he was sure that was the case. The replacement order is currently processing but that doesn't mean much. He claimed I'd have it next week and to ignore the November date that was showing.
     
  8. Mr G Moona macrumors newbie

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    Hi Balders
    I have exactly the same issue. Apple have referred me to their Find my iPhone activation lock team and Ill update after that to see if this helps others

    Amazing that they would send phones out like this. I suspect ours were in the same batch. Another poster suggested finding the manufacture date and mine was made between 19 and 23 september. It really is weird.
     
  9. Mr G Moona macrumors newbie

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    So, all it needed was a full restore. I called again tonight and they talked me through. Press the vol decrease button then the power button until the iTunes logo appears and plug into a computer with iTunes

    Or hold the decrease vol button down whilst you plug into a computer with iTunes on it.

    Then do a full restore.


    Why on earth they didn't tell me this first is beyond me.
     
  10. lpuniverse macrumors member

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    What was your manufacturing error then?
     
  11. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    So much for the "Wedont resell returns" mantra.
     
  12. Balders thread starter macrumors member

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    It's incredibly incompetent of them - I wonder if they are testing them and forgetting to wipe properly or something...

    Mine was made:
    • Week: 38 (19.09 - 25.09)
    --- Post Merged, Oct 2, 2016 ---
    This is weird - it's supposed to be Activation locked so I wonder how this is working. Too late for me as it's already gone back.

    Enjoy the phone though - glad it worked out for you.
     
  13. auero macrumors 65816

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    Literally had the same issue with my 6s after I restored it. Account started with an o and ended with @icloud.com

    Had to get my phone replaced because it kept locking on its own.
     
  14. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    This early it's likely not a return and is more likely to be an issue with the factory or with the software.
     
  15. Spink10 macrumors 601

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  16. Omen87 macrumors regular

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    A while back I sold my 6s Plus on Swappa. Turned off Activation Lock, reset the phone and shipped it. The guy receives it and I get a nasty e-mail that the phone is activation locked. Then he sends me a picture and it isn't even my e-mail address. It took about a week of the two of us going back and forth with Apple to get them to unlock the phone.

    Something screwy can happen with activation lock it seems.
     
  17. deadolive macrumors member

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    It's been a big problem lately. I know many this has happened to many I know after they wiped their 6s and Plus to resell them after getting new phones.
     

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