Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2011 2:58 PM (in response to MrLOVER)
Did you bother to reset the device and set it up as new when you got it, or did you just pop in your SIM and go, complete with all the settings and apps and whatever else was on it when you picked it up?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2011 3:04 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
i have all the way reset my device and set it up again. i was using iOS 5.0 when i was having this problem and i upgraded to 5.0.1 after trying everything in 5.0.
now still i get that error. i don't know how will i be able to sign into icloud :/
i even tried to create a new id from the screen of icloud. it says "Account Limit Reached: This device is no longer eligible for creating a free iCloud account"
now tell me what i do?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2011 3:14 PM (in response to MrLOVER)
Are you trying to create a new one or sign in with an existing Apple ID?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2011 3:17 PM (in response to MrLOVER)
A quick google search makes it appear as though this is related to a problem with the embedded serial number in the device (iDevice or Mac) that is trying to create an account.
It's entirely possible there is a "problem" with the phone. Maybe it was repaired by a 3rd party, or jailbroken/hacked.
Is the phone Jailbroken or hacked to unlock it?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2011 3:29 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
sir as i have completly told my whole problem. i have tried everything!!!
surely i am trying to sign in with my existing apple ID, but i said i also tried to create a new id from icloud screen in settings.
My iPhone is Factory unlocked and it is now jailbrocken. but jailbreaking is not the problem as i have tried this before jailbreaking. it gives the same error regardless of jailbreaking. and you might have not passed through the different forums where this issue is being questioned, people having iPhone4 with iOS 5.0.1 are also facing the same problem.
this has nothing to do with jailbreaking or software unlocking! this is a limit of ids to create or sign in at one device from Apple i think.
I wanna know the solution? is there any website where i can unlink the previous id linked with this device or something like this? or i should hit my head to the wall
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2011 3:31 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
This is the first time i have started hating my favorate Apple!!!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2011 3:40 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
i have also contacted the previous owner of this device. and i asked him to unlink his id from icloud. He is ready to help me but i don't know how to unlink the previous id? no one answer this
there must / should be any website of icloud to sign in with the apple id and unlink it from certain devices?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2011 5:14 AM (in response to MrLOVER)
...My iPhone is Factory unlocked and it is now jailbrocken...
Whether jailbreaking is the problem or not is moot.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 6:17 AM (in response to KiltedTim)
lol, is this a solution to my problem?
ok i have reset my iPhone and now it's not jailbrocken. is that sound good to you?
now where is the solution?
infact when people has no solution they start criticising back!!! and this is the worst thing when someone needs an answer!!!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 6:56 AM (in response to MrLOVER)
It is not necessarily possible to completely revert to a virgin state after jailbreaking. I understand you want an answer. The fact is, you can't get it here. Try Google.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to MrLOVER)
I always bought a 3gs second hand and have the same problem. did you solve it? I love apple but it is a big mistake.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2012 1:35 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
This has less to do with the phone, more to do with apple keeping an association between the device's ID number, and the Apple IDs that had been used on it. no relation to the phone being Jailbroken or not being reset. How may one remove the Apple ID from the Serial number's list of previously used Apple IDs?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to MrLOVER)
Has anyone found a solution to this problem? I was so disappointed reading down the thread that it didnt get resolved since this is obvioulsy not just a problem on jailbroken devices. I have one that is NOT hacked and I get this error message too. Please HELP!! I need this for work!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 11:12 AM (in response to CP1024)
You seem to have missed the point. The device in question was jailbroken. All bets are off.