Problem|Device has been locked after changing version

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by KORGY, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. KORGY macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2015
    Hey guys,

    i own an iphone 4 gsm that i bought in 2011
    a year ago i had updated this iphone to ios 7.0.4
    and right after that i bought a new galaxy note which has been cracked to death 2 days ago...
    so i have inserted my sim to the iphone 4 and it worked just fine accept the fact it was very slow
    so i downgraded it to ios 6 using a tutorial from youtube..

    The problem is that now the device is asking me for icloud ID which i really dont remember, either the password, or the icloud user name which is hidden, maybe i could of try restoring password if i had the username but i really cant remember it..

    this is not a second hand phone, i bought it new from a box.. and it worked when i had the ios 7

    what can i do to activate it again

    i really can't affort myself a new phone right now
    and i feel really dumm
  2. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    Without your Apple ID and password, you can't do anything.
  3. jahall05 macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2013
    Unless you figure out the iTunes username and password the phone is a brick. Apple can't help you and neither can we.
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    So much false info on this op post I don't know where to begin...
  5. Jstuts5797 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2013
    I've never seen my Apple ID greyed or starred out on an iOS device before. I call BS. Either way, if it worked on ios 7 then just restore from your ios 7 backup again. A slow working phone is better than a fast non working brick.
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    First of all you cannot downgrade an iphone 4 from ios 7 to 6. Unless you have full shsh blobs stored from before the proper ios version for that particular device and its not an easy process.
    Second lets say we buy that and you did get it downgraded to ios 6. iOS 6 does not have the activation lock feature built in yet. That was enabled on ios 7 and above.
    And also since its your phone and always been never bought used then how come all of a sudden is locked to someones icloud account? And you dont know the user ID or password of course on your phone.
    Great story but whatever the issue is you cannot bypass activation lock.
    You have a useless device.

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