iPhone locked with Apple ID.How to bypass?

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  1. dare2winn macrumors newbie

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    i have iphone 5s which i misplaced so i blocked it with the help of icloud now i got it under the cupboard . now when i try to switch on it it says ''this iphone was lost and erased.sign in with apple id that was used to erase this phone''
    since it is long time so i have forgotten the id and password ( cause it is less frequently used ) and unable to on the phone. this was gifted from abroad so and my country has no authorize apple representive too.

    so what are the possible solution ?
    or it is useless ? or bricked?
    is there any hard reset method ? please help
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Unless you can remember the login, there is nothing you can do. The phone is useless.
     
  3. white4s macrumors 65816

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    another case of "forgotten apple id", riiiiight
     
  4. dare2winn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    there may be some alternative ways,,,,after all this is cracked device and there may be some hack solutions ..plz
     
  5. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    There isn't.
     
  6. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    There isn't.
     
  7. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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  8. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    There isn't.

    Maybe the third time's the charm.
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  10. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I'd say the answer is no.
     
  11. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    yew promote this thread. make it clear to potential thieves that stolen iphones are useless.
     
  12. white4s macrumors 65816

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    There isn't.
     
  13. vista980622 macrumors 6502

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    You can contact a friend who lives in where the phone's originally purchased. Send him the phone and proof of purchase, then ask him to kindly contact Apple Customer Service.

    Or you can look up cookies/keychain/stored username and passwords on your computer browser, and see if any of those matches the partially-shown account that is linked against your device.

    If none of these works, you can try to get it unlock through black market although it may cost some money (probably >$150). Alternatively you can also ask a 3rd party repair shop to replace the logic board as activation lock is only linked against your phone's logic board.

    Lastly, you can always sell a bricked phone on eBay for a low price. This is not ideal, but it's better than nothing.
     
  14. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Next time call the iPhone5S and listen for it ringing under the cupboard. Retrieve said iPhone, problem solved.
     
  15. Xiph0s macrumors regular

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  16. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    im sure he tried that but it was on silent mode :D
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That's why Find My iPhone allows you to override that and have the phone emit a sound so you could find it.
     
  18. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

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    Haha just say you stole it, these "I fogot the apple ID password and it's locked" threads get old.
    If you really forgot your Apple ID password just call Apple and they help to recover it. Than once you got the password again you can reset the phone.
    I smell bs tho so good luck :D
     
  19. Member2010 macrumors regular

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    Been there, cut that... twice

    Good luck with that, I asked the same question and barely escaped the barrage of bullets that followed. To set the record straight though, I will say that there is no way past at this time (unless you're using iPhone 4, in which case you can delete "setup.app", but you will still see no cellular signal). If a true fix for this problem ever does surface, it will likely be published on Sinful iPhone, where there are fewer unhelpful members and less people who have nothing better to do with their time than to hypocritically point and scream, "phone thief" at members asking innocent questions.
     
  20. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Anybody that starts these threads should be banned from the site.
     

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