iPhone X Is it possible to get past iCloud lock?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by npolly0212, Oct 14, 2018.

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  1. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

    Sep 21, 2015
    like the title states. Can you get past the iCloud locked message on a phone? Found a few iPhone X very cheap that I wasn’t sure if it’s possible
  2. Devyn89 macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2012
    Only if you have the receipt and take it to an Apple Store. The name on the receipt has to match yours though and they check photo id.
  3. xp84 macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2011
    Why would you want to? That pretty clearly means it's stolen property. You would be abetting a criminal who has chosen to make a living stealing someone's most personal (and expensive!) possessions. You'd also technically be breaking the law yourself. 2 people close to me have had these $700 plus devices stolen from them, one which was BRAND NEW. And let me tell you, it is a huge gut punch especially when you don't make a lot of money. Don't help these awful people by buying from them.

    I'm aware all the sellers of these frequently give a ridiculous story like "oh, I received this from someone I know and they forgot to unlock it. But instead of calling them and having them unlock it I'm just going to take the big loss by selling it this way." They are obviously lying.

    The fact that eBay and other marketplaces even allow these devices to be sold (openly!) is disgusting.

    To answer you, they generally can't ever be activated or even used as a non-cellular device unless they are returned to their rightful owner and unlocked with the password. The reason there's a market is because people buy them to part out. There's a whole industry of people who enable this disgusting behavior by breaking them down and reselling them. They all have very bad karma.
  4. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018
    You can’t, that’s sort of the purpose.

    I really hope life teaches you some day not to even consider that stuff.
  5. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    Mod Note
    This question has been answered and we do not allow discussion of bypassing iCloud activation lock so I'm closing this thread
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