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Yesterday my sister found an iPhone taking the subway in NYC and I guess the previous owner had remotely wiped the phone because its unactivated and awaiting to be plugged
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    Default Found a lost iPhone... just want to use it for games?
    Yesterday my sister found an iPhone taking the subway in NYC and I guess the previous owner had remotely wiped the phone because its unactivated and awaiting to be plugged into iTunes. It already has an AT&T SIM card pre-installed in it, which I would assume is the original card for the phone.

    Is it possible to jailbreak the phone/bypass activation so I basically just have iPod touch/apps access? If so what would be the easiest way of achieving this? Thanks in advance.
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    Why don't you try returning it ****.

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    Im never one to steal anything and if I did ever find something of someones possession I would return it, yet it was found on a sub's seat in the middle of the night with no original owner in sight.

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    Hook it up to a computer and restore it on iTunes.
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    No...check the contacts list for any evidence of ICE, family etc..try and find the owner! That's what I would do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xboxbml View Post
    No...check the contacts list for any evidence of ICE, family etc..try and find the owner! That's what I would do...
    If the phone isn't wiped and the owner's data is on it, this forum has my word that it'll be returned.

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    I have 2 PC's, a Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Profession in my household, and neither of them are able to connect to the phone when I open iTunes and plug in the USB cable. The phone just sits idle not charging with the connect to iTunes diagram displayed, and my PC sits unaware that anything has even been plugged in. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al2x View Post
    I have 2 PC's, a Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Profession in my household, and neither of them are able to connect to the phone when I open iTunes and plug in the USB cable. The phone just sits idle not charging with the connect to iTunes diagram displayed, and my PC sits unaware that anything has even been plugged in. Any ideas?
    Put it on DFU mode.

    Follow the steps in the link below:


    iPhone DFU mode explained, and how to enter DFU mode on your iPhone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysterion View Post
    Put it on DFU mode.

    Follow the steps in the link below:


    iPhone DFU mode explained, and how to enter DFU mode on your iPhone
    Thanks for the advice. I just tried the DFU mode and it wasn't a black screen that it came to, rather a screen with the same connect to iTunes without any emergency dialer slider or status bar. Nevertheless, still the PC doesnt recognize the iPhone.

    In contrast; I just set up my own iPod Touch 4g, and it perfectly entered DFU mode and iTunes recognized it was in recovery right on the spot. This iPhone was just not meant to be...
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    You think ATT doesnt have a record of the last person to own that simcard? You could take the simcard and phone to them and they could tell you the owner. You could take the iphone to apple and they could tell you the owner from some of the numbers on the iphone. So don't say if you could you would return it. Because you can. And anyone helping someone on this forum use a "lost" iphone should be banned because its a crock of ****.

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    The ex owner of the iPhone simply abandoned it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysterion View Post
    The ex owner of the iPhone simply abandoned it.
    Are you that stupid? 'oh well I'm tired of this 500$ phone. I'll just leave it here for someone else!'

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    Quote Originally Posted by suppup View Post
    Are you that stupid? 'oh well I'm tired of this 500$ phone. I'll just leave it here for someone else!'
    No I aint stupid

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    Got me fooled, buddy..

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    A friend of mine abandoned her macbook pro the other day. 6 months old, but I guess she didn't need it anymore.
    Inside a case, under a dufflebag in the backseat of her (locked) car.

    When she came back the side window was smashed open, laptop case and dufflebag were gone, but it didn't really matter since she abandoned them and didn't really care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
    A friend of mine abandoned her macbook pro the other day. 6 months old, but I guess she didn't need it anymore.
    Inside a case, under a dufflebag in the backseat of her (locked) car.

    When she came back the side window was smashed open, laptop case and dufflebag were gone, but it didn't really matter since she abandoned them and didn't really care.
    I hate when I abandon stuff like that and it breaks my car window and runs to find a new owner.

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    u guys act like cops
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    No.,.it's called having decency and integrity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xboxbml View Post
    No.,.it's called having decency and integrity!
    But why get mad?

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    Just sayin....you could put a little more effort into finding the owner. I can almost guarantee that person didn't just abandon it on the subway..if i was pissed enough to "abandon" a $500 device, it would get more of a sendoff from me... into the river..


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