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I pruchased the iPhone 5 from ebay. i unlocked the phone with my t mobile sim card. i have service but i cant get into the home screen until the...
10-06-2012, 07:53 PM #1How to Bypass Activation for AT&T iPhone 5 under contract
I pruchased the iPhone 5 from ebay. i unlocked the phone with my t mobile sim card. i have service but i cant get into the home screen until the person who sold me the phone gives me their zip code and last four digits of social, but they are refusing to do so. please help what can i do? how do i fix this? i've tried to restore alrdy via itunes and nothing.
10-06-2012, 09:14 PM #2
Try to ask someone that has an iphone 5 already. Use their sim card to activate it.
10-07-2012, 11:38 PM #3
10-08-2012, 12:33 AM #4
$700 yea i know im stuck its over
10-08-2012, 05:58 PM #5
Apple store will sell iPhone 5 Factory Unlocked within a month or so with the price range from $650 - $850 for 16GB - 64GB.
10-08-2012, 06:13 PM #6
do you have to buy some type of data plan for it?
10-08-2012, 07:57 PM #7
10-08-2012, 09:40 PM #8
yea i did all of this for no reason then. i was better off waiting for the retail one smh..
10-09-2012, 12:05 PM #9
I know this sounds bad, but resell it?
10-09-2012, 05:20 PM #10Try this
Check this out:
Just googled a little, you should do that too.
Anyways, there's this one too:
If nothing else works, tell the guy you would ship the phone to him to activate it, he needs to do it only once. And if not, he could get charged the full price if it's not activated within 30 days, at least that's what these guys are saying on the forum.
Or on gsmhosting forum you can find a guy that can find that info out for you if you send him the phone number that shows up and IMEI I think, but he charges for it:
Anyways, it can be done, one way or another. Good luck
Last edited by maajka; 10-09-2012 at 05:35 PM.
10-09-2012, 09:01 PM #11
i wonder if you can do this trick. it does not activate your phone5, but it will get you pass the activation screens. i wonder if one can then apply an IMEI unlock. then can you activate with your T-mobile sim?
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10-09-2012, 09:23 PM #12
10-10-2012, 12:41 AM #13
10-10-2012, 05:30 AM #14
Well his case is different than most. Normally you can get it unlocked and then activate it with any sim. His case sounds to me like the person he bought it from got the phone as an upgrade on their account and then sold it for a large profit.
Upgrades require the account holders info to activate I believe so the seller should have provided this info for him. Very shady of them not to. I would demand that info be given or get my money back if it were me.
10-10-2012, 12:09 PM #15
tx daytonaviolet the app didnt let me click on to root folder for the iphone 5 so that i can delete setup. simon its everything u said i am trying to get my money back or re sell it like d4 said but lets see
10-15-2012, 12:21 AM #16
I bought iPhone 5 on eBay and unlocked
but seller refused to give zip code and security code to activate my iPhone 5.
please help me to activate my iPhone 5 otherwise loosing lots of money.
10-18-2012, 11:54 AM #17
If the phone is unlocked then put in any other carrier SIM and activate by WIFI or iTunes
12-14-2012, 12:59 AM #18
01-07-2013, 06:19 PM #19
01-08-2013, 11:38 AM #20
Look up the serial number or IMEI on a site that checks the apple database and note the activation status. If it is unlocked, then it's unlocked. Insert active SIM you should be prompted with conventional process. If the status from the site shows locked, I believe I can help you unlock it.