iPhone activation lock

Abba 701

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If I put a phone in dfu mode and then restore it will the activation lock still kick in?
 

Shadowbech

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Oct 18, 2011
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From my past experience. If you did NOT disable find my iphone, then even when you do a DFU restore, it will be Activation locked. So you would have to disable find my iphone first before you do the DFU. This happened to me because when I did dfu restore I did not think to disable find my iphone. And every time i forget, I have to enter my apple id and my PW.
 

deeddawg

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Yep - to both, activation lock will still be there and the stories are usually interesting... :)
 

Totally

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This isn't the answer you are looking for, but it's the right one.

You (as in you, Abba_701) can NOT get around the iCloud activation lock PERIOD. End of story. Case Closed. Cry and Move on. ih8snow (pretty sure it was him a while back that did it) can - but that's not you and he said he won't be telling anyone how to do it via software.

Next time, don't buy a stolen phone from someone you don't know. Or don't steal a phone. What you should do is return the phone to whoever's iCloud email is on it, because they are probably sad and missing their phone... There is a reason apple made this feature in iOS - to PREVENT theft. Thus anyone who is asking to get around this feature to prevent theft will automatically be assumed to be a person with bad intentions until they prove otherwise.

Yes, there is a way. Go buy a new logic board that isn't activation locked, take out the old one, put in the new one - but that costs about as much as a new iPhone X cause the logic board is basically the phone.
 
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Balders

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Well, I've just been sent a brand new 7+ direct from Apple and it's locked out of the box. So Apple must be stealing iPhones too (unless Apple is doing it now to meet delivery dates)

Apple confirmed there's nothing I can do - it has to go back...
 

cc999

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Well, I've just been sent a brand new 7+ direct from Apple and it's locked out of the box. So Apple must be stealing iPhones too (unless Apple is doing it now to meet delivery dates)

Apple confirmed there's nothing I can do - it has to go back...
WOW Thats the first time I ever heard that happen. Is it a 7?

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Balders

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Oct 12, 2008
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Did the box and everything appear to be intact and sealed?
Yep, all was fine. Apple rep thinks it was in the Warehouse in China. I tracked the device from China to the UK so I know it came from Shenzhen. I guess Apple will know who's done it as they will have my serial number and the account that activated it...
[doublepost=1475155748][/doublepost]I'm also annoyed because I took it carefully out of the box, placed it in a case and put a glass screen protector on before using it... lol.

Here's a pic of the activation lock screen for what it's worth... :(

Now boxed and about to go on a trip back to Apple.
 

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stueymacd

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Yep, all was fine. Apple rep thinks it was in the Warehouse in China. I tracked the device from China to the UK so I know it came from Shenzhen. I guess Apple will know who's done it as they will have my serial number and the account that activated it...
[doublepost=1475155748][/doublepost]I'm also annoyed because I took it carefully out of the box, placed it in a case and put a glass screen protector on before using it... lol.

Here's a pic of the activation lock screen for what it's worth... :(

Now boxed and about to go on a trip back to Apple.
What a nightmare. Really bad show on their part. Guessing they want that one back before they send another?