It is Possible to Unlock iCloud?

M67v

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Oct 23, 2016
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Hello MacRumors forum! This is my first time posting a forum!

I'm trying to get an iPhone, my first Apple product. I'm trying to get one for a low price. A lot of cheap ones that are in good condition, physical-wise, but they are iCloud locked.

So I was wondering, is it really possible to unlock iCloud? I heard it is possible. If it is possible, does it violate Apple's rules. Besides, if it is possible, then why are they being sold in the first place? Can't they just unlock it with no problem. Thank you for responding.

On a side note, I would like to get one of the following iPhones: 4S, 5, 5S, 6, 6S, and my favorite, the SE.
 

iThingsGurl

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Dec 3, 2014
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It is absolutely impossible for us to iCloud unlock an iPhone. Do not waste your money.

Not too long ago, there was a face-off between FBI and Apple because the latter refused to unlock an iCloud-locked iPhone of a potential suspect, and the former's insistence on unlocking it shows they couldn't unlock it on their own.
 
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keysofanxiety

macrumors G3
Nov 23, 2011
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As above said. iCloud locked ones have more than likely been stolen. It is also 100% impossible to unlock them with any currently known methods.

Under no circumstances should you ever buy an iCloud locked phone. You're just buying a brick otherwise, that will not function whatsoever.
 

lostom

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Nov 11, 2010
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So I was wondering, is it really possible to unlock iCloud? I heard it is possible. If it is possible, does it violate Apple's rules.
Besides, if it is possible, then why are they being sold in the first place? Can't they just unlock it with no problem.

Pretty much answered your own question,

old saying, " if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is"


Stay away, you will only lose your money.



Thank you for responding.

You're welcome.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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It is absolutely impossible for us to iCloud unlock an iPhone. Do not waste your money.

Not too long ago, there was a face-off between FBI and Apple because the latter refused to unlock an iCloud-locked iPhone of a potential suspect, and the former's insistence on unlocking it shows they couldn't unlock it on their own.
I believe the FBI was actually after just unlocking a locked phone (locked via a passcode), rather than an iCloud Activation one.

That aside, outside of Apple and the person that has the credentials of the account that is associated with the device, there's no realistic way to remove iCloud Activation Lock.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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So, how does one lock iCloud anyway?
Find My iPhone iCloud feature gets enabled by someone that uses a device which enables iCloud Activation Lock (associated with the iCloud account that is being used) for that device.
 
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