iPhone X iphone x blacklisted at&t

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abubakar24

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i have a small query .would appreciate the help.
i have this iphone X with me .It got stolen and i report it to at&t before buying a new one.
they blacklisted the phone and blocked it
weeks later someone honest returns the phone.
i have the phone with me now and i want to remove my icloud details from it and factory reset it so i can give it to my son to use it as an ipod.
My question is if i factory reset the phone ,how will i bypass the activation process.
because as far as i remember we need to put in a valid sim to complete the activation process.it is not accepting any sim at the moment.

how can i do that?
 

Banglazed

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If someone returns the phone, you just enter your iCloud info to remove the activation and use any AT&T sim to activate it. It doesn't have to be an active SIM card as long as it is AT&T and activate it via WiFi since cellular service is blocked.
 

abubakar24

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thankyou for your reply
really appreciate.
will the phone detect the at&t sim as it is blacklisted and has a command of not detecting any sim regardless of the status of the sim card.
should i go ahead and factory reset my iphone (that will automatically remove icloud).will there be any problem?
thanks
 

canuckRus

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i have a small query .would appreciate the help.
i have this iphone X with me .It got stolen and i report it to at&t before buying a new one.
they blacklisted the phone and blocked it
weeks later someone honest returns the phone.
i have the phone with me now and i want to remove my icloud details from it and factory reset it so i can give it to my son to use it as an ipod.
My question is if i factory reset the phone ,how will i bypass the activation process.
because as far as i remember we need to put in a valid sim to complete the activation process.it is not accepting any sim at the moment.

how can i do that?
A&T won't offer any helpful suggestions?
 

Brian Y

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If the insurance company already paid out for it, they own the phone.

The terms of your contract with them probably state that you need to return it to them.
 

abubakar24

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Jun 22, 2018
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i havent contacted them
i want to keep the phone since i paid for my new phone on my own.
were getting of topic i assume.i would like to stay on topic please.
do you have any suggestions about the query.thanks
 

maflynn

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[MOD NOTE]
shutting down the discussion on how to circumvent the iCloud lock. OP. These threads devolve and besides, there's no way around icloud locks
 
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