The iphone ask for apple id

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Oohh270, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Oohh270 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I bought an iPhone from ebay and made it restore to ios 7.
    After the restore the iphone ask apple id of its previous owner.
    Is there a way to find the apple id or break the blockade?
    Thank you!
     
  2. shandyman Suspended

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    Only way is to get the previous owner to do it, either they give you the password or you return it. It's the new activation lock. They should have disabled it before wiping and sending it to you. No way to bypass it.
     
  3. Oohh270, Oct 18, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2013

    Oohh270 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are you sure? There is no other way? Redsn0w or something?
     
  4. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    There is no other way around, you'll have to contact the previous owner to get the password. No hack will get around this as the phone connects to Apples servers to activate.
     
  5. shandyman Suspended

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    Yup totally sure. No bypassing it. It's new security to stop stolen devices being useable. It's a brick otherwise. Either get the password from the previous owner or send it back.
     
  6. Nothlit macrumors regular

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    Apple tells you exactly how to solve this problem here. You will need to have the cooperation of the original owner. If you can no longer contact the original owner, then you are out of luck. There is no way around this.

    In particular, these are the relevant instructions for you from that page:



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    Just to clarify: you do not need the previous owner's password. The previous owner can simply log into their icloud.com account and remove the device there.
     

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