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How can I unlock this phone???

143 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 28, 2013 9:11 PM by FelipeV RSS
Josellora Calculating status...
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Oct 28, 2013 9:01 PM

Hi, we bought a iphone 5 from a woman and we didnt know her apple id, and she wouldnt pick up the phone everytime we tried calling her. I took the phone to a place to get it unlocked and it worked for 50 dollars...then I wanted to restore it because it still had all her stuff in it, so I connected it to itunes and restored it. Now,, its asking for the apple id AGAIN. How can I stop this?! Do I have to pay 50 dollars again? Please, let there be some other way ...

iPhone 5, iOS 7.0.3
  • FelipeV Level 5 Level 5 (4,335 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 9:11 PM (in response to Josellora)

    There is no way. Furthermore it seems you hacked it to "unlock it". The only legitimately way to remove the Find my Phone lock is to use the Apple ID and password.


    If you manage to unlock it again, turn off Find my iPhone and then restore the phone as new again and use your own Apple ID. Try to contact the woman again.


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