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I got an iphone from some one in which iOS 7 beta was already installed, he sold the phone with box and i verified the IMEI and it was all...
09-14-2013, 09:00 AM #1This iPhone is Linked to apple ID **********
I got an iphone from some one in which iOS 7 beta was already installed, he sold the phone with box and i verified the IMEI and it was all clean. When i got home and tried to restore to 6.1.4, it did successfully, however when i am entering the details in setup screen after WIFI it is asking to enter the apple id and password to go through.
I am trying to contact this guy but no help. Can some one help me on this
09-14-2013, 09:04 AM #2
If you did a complete restore, you will use your own Apple ID and password, not his.
09-14-2013, 09:14 AM #3
Thanks for replying. What i did is as below
- Since it was not allowing me to restore directly from iTunes using Restore button when it was in iOS7
- I had put it on DFU and then restored to 6.1.4. Restore was successful
- When the activation screen came up, it asked me to connect to iTunes or Wifi, when i choose iTunes, the iTunes screen in the computer displayed "that it is linked to apple id"
- Then i choose WIFI and now the phone is displaying the same message
09-14-2013, 09:35 AM #4
To my knowledge, if a restore is done, it wipes the phone clean and removes everything (including a previous Apple ID, phone number, apps etc..) and installs a new fresh OS, so there could reason you shouldn't be able to use your own ID. Reason for it is making you go through the activation again.
Having the old owners ID will do you no good as you would not be able to link your account or purchase anything from the App Store.
...And certainly the old owner wouldn't give his info out freely.
09-14-2013, 09:42 AM #5
09-14-2013, 03:01 PM #6
09-19-2013, 05:44 PM #7
Unfortunately, you are the first to deal with this new anti-theft feature of IOS 7. Since it's too new, there isn't much info out there. Other than contact the seller for help, if you are near an Apple store, you may want to bring it in to see if a genius can help.
09-19-2013, 06:39 PM #8