Resolved iPhone iCloud Activation Lock

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AlphaPoppy

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Hello I just purchased a iPhone 6S from Craigslist and it is locked on iCloud activation. The seller told me he didn't know that this were the case (of course he's lying). Is there any LEGIT service or way I can use to unlock the iPhone for use?

The message says "This iPhone is linked to an Apple ID. Enter the Apple ID and password that were used to set up this iPhone. (k******@ gmail.com)"
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eyoungren

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Well…there are people who own legitimate locksmithing tools but who aren't actually locksmiths.

So, legit in that way is what you mean?

Because if what you actually mean is "Is there a legitimate way to break an anti-theft mechanism?" then yes, there is one way. Find the Apple ID and the password.

Easy.
 

AlphaPoppy

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Well…there are people who own legitimate locksmithing tools but who aren't actually locksmiths.

So, legit in that way is what you mean?

Because if what you actually mean is "Is there a legitimate way to break an anti-theft mechanism?" then yes, there is one way. Find the Apple ID and the password.

Easy.
I heard of some services who claim they can unlock it (iPhoneIMEI.net, officialiphoneunlock.co.uk) but people have claimed these to be scams..
 

eyoungren

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I heard of some services who claim they can unlock it (iPhoneIMEI.net, officialiphoneunlock.co.uk) but people have claimed these to be scams..
Think of what you are asking.

You are asking if there is a legitimate service that provides a method to unethically break a mechanism designed to prevent theft.

You see no problem with this?
 
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Tinmania

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I heard of some services who claim they can unlock it (iPhoneIMEI.net, officialiphoneunlock.co.uk) but people have claimed these to be scams..
I think they are both the same--and yes scams. You can't remove the activation lock. Not even carriers. If you were to turn your iPhone in for an upgrade one of the things the carriers (or retailers) absolutely require is that find my iphone is turned off.


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zone23

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You could use the company the FBI used.. seriously think about it, if they FBI couldn't get the iPhone unlocked do you really think one of these websites can?
 

Tinmania

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I would inform the seller that you are turning the matter over to the police, along with their (the Craigslist seller's) contact information.



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Hello I just purchased a iPhone 6S from Craigslist and it is locked on iCloud activation. The seller told me he didn't know that this were the case (of course he's lying). Is there any LEGIT service or way I can use to unlock the iPhone for use?

The message says "This iPhone is linked to an Apple ID. Enter the Apple ID and password that were used to set up this iPhone. (k******@ gmail.com)"
Thanks everyone
i smell ********...
 
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macmann81

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Apple will only remove the activation lock if you can provide original proof of purchase. Sorry about your luck that sucks.
 

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