Reset iCloud without password?

AppleFanBoy91

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Hi, I am thinking about getting an iPhone on Ebay for a good deal, however it says that the iCloud password is locked... Is there a way to get past this? Could I just reset the iPhone?

Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated
 

maflynn

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If its locked, with find my friends, then there's no way to reset it. Its a security feature to thwart theft.
 

itjw

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eBay needs to ban these auctions NOW.

They already stop the sale of BOXES ffs (and rightfully so, as they help legitimize fraudulent sales...), but they allow the sale of what is 99.95% of the time stolen (or at minimum lost)???

And for all of the "I trade sell phones and took it in without knowing it was locked" BS'ers, that's your own fault even if it WAS true (and it's not). Part it out.

All these illegal sales do is create more noobs out there thinking they're getting a "deal" because all they have to do is run to a forum and circumvent the lock.

If it was easy to do (or possible) the thei... err... "seller" would have done it already and sold it for WAY more.

Buy a legit phone. If you can't afford one, wait until you can. If you can't wait, see a doctor for your problem. If you can't see a doctor, blame Obama :p
 
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Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
No, how do you plan on resetting someone else's iCloud account?
It's lost or stolen. You want to buy a useless paperweight go for it.
You'd be looking at that activation lock screen and that's as far as you will get.
It's a great deal:)
 

regkilla

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eBay needs to ban these auctions NOW.

They already stop the sale of BOXES ffs (and rightfully so, as they help legitimize fraudulent sales...), but they allow the sale of what is 99.95% of the time stolen (or at minimum lost)???

And for all of the "I trade sell phones and took it in without knowing it was locked" BS'ers, that's your own fault even if it WAS true (and it's not). Part it out.

All these illegal sales do is create more noobs out there thinking they're getting a "deal" because all they have to do is run to a forum and circumvent the lock.

If it was easy to do (or possible) the thei... err... "seller" would have done it already and sold it for WAY more.

Buy a legit phone. If you can't afford one, wait until you can. If you can't wait, see a doctor for your problem. If you can't see a doctor, blame Obama :p
Chill the F out!
 

aneftp

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Hi, I am thinking about getting an iPhone on Ebay for a good deal, however it says that the iCloud password is locked... Is there a way to get past this? Could I just reset the iPhone?

Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated
You kinda of give yourself a big hint here. "good deal" and "icloud locked" means it's a lost/stolen iphone.

Stay away. Apple did a good thing by locking activation of iPhones that's get stolen/lost.

Right now, unless you are the rightful owner (with receipt and matching IMEI and taking it to an official Apple store) there's nothing you can do to unlock it.