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Thread: This iPhone is Linked to apple ID **********

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    Default This 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

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    If you did a complete restore, you will use your own Apple ID and password, not his.

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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
    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.
    Yes I understand that this is the new security in iOS7

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    Quote Originally Posted by haissk View Post
    Yes I understand that this is the new security in iOS7
    Right. Unless the previous owner disables Find My iPhone for that device, it won't activate without that owner's credentials. They might be able to remove the device from their Find My iPhone web portal, satisfying the password requirement... but I can't guarantee that'll work (haven't had a chance to test it out myself).

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    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.

    Good luck

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    The seller should be able to help you. Hopefully they are willing to.

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