Lost iPhone, locked in, then handed in...

Judge2012

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May 23, 2013
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Hi all, my wife recently lost her iphone4 (well mine, but a long story ) anywho after getting it locked remotely by orange it turns out it was handed in. Except my mother in law never gave us the message for a week.:confused: Yeah sitcom land I know. Haha.

So when we pick this phone up from the person who handed it in can we do anything with it at all? Or are we just looking at an iPod...?

Thanks all from sitcom land
 

dictoresno

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Apr 30, 2012
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you should be able to unlock it through orange once you prove to them that you are the legal owner. by locked i assume you mean blacklisted?
 

speedsam

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Jul 21, 2013
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Lost iPhone, IOS, iPhone5

Hey guys,

some one stole my iPhone5, it was password protected. and i have given the IME number to the Service providers to trace it out. No news yet :mad:.

I question here is.
1. Can someone break the iPhone Passcode ? (Saw some videos on Youtube on how to unlock without the passcode) .

2. Can the IME number be removed or reprogrammed?
 

dictoresno

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Apr 30, 2012
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Hey guys,

some one stole my iPhone5, it was password protected. and i have given the IME number to the Service providers to trace it out. No news yet :mad:.

I question here is.
1. Can someone break the iPhone Passcode ? (Saw some videos on Youtube on how to unlock without the passcode) .

2. Can the IME number be removed or reprogrammed?
1.) they dont "trace it out", but they can blacklist the IMEI

2.) i think they can DFU restore the device, wiping it clean......turns it into an ipod basically

3.) dont threadjack
 

speedsam

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Jul 21, 2013
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So you mean to say, they would be able to use it as a phone. but just as a ipod.

Can they Flash the phone.?
 

dictoresno

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Apr 30, 2012
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Depends if the carrier IMEI blocks or not. If they do, it will be useless as a phone. It won't register on the network and won't make calls or texts. However data will work over wifi and they will be able to use it that way. And no, there's no flashing.
 

speedsam

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Jul 21, 2013
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Thanks for replying.. hope i would get my phone back. i was really depressed for the last few days.