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Thread: Help with activating an ATT 4S linked to apple ID

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    Hey guys, been a long time forum member since my first original iPhone...i have an unlocked 4s on Tmobile, JB, whole nine yards, etc..

    Ok, so this request is for a friend of mine...he's a foreign guy, doesn't speak much english, and I"m hoping he didn't get swindled. He traded some tools to a guy for an AT&T 4S.....it wasn't activated, so i started the process for him (I cant' tell what IOS version it is, but i don't think it's 7).....when i got to second or third step, it said it was linked to somebody's icloud account, and i would have to sign into that account to proceed.

    So, obviously my friend doesn't know the account, i'm sure the guy he got it from isn't the original owner....could be stolen, lost, etc., i have no idea.

    I just want to see if there's a way to activate it? Or bypass activation? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a lot.

    -Tarheelwes

    Actually, it might be upgraded to ios 7, because i read this on a different site:

    When you enable Find My iPhone on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 7, the Apple ID and password you use for iCloud is securely stored on Apple’s activation servers and linked to your device. From that point on, your password will be required before anyone can turn off Find My iPhone on your device, erase your device, or reactivate and use your device.

    Activation Lock is enabled automatically when you turn on Find My iPhone in iOS 7, or when you upgrade to iOS 7 from a previous version of iOS that has Find My iPhone already turned on.



    The notice i am getting saying that the owner has turned on "find my iphone"....so, does anybody know if anything can be done?
    Last edited by tarheelwes; 09-27-2013 at 12:00 PM.

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    set up the iphone to DFU mode, than do the update and install the new IOS, problem solve.
    If the phone is locked to AT&T, go to eBay find those unlock service

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    If it was on iOS7 and linked to someones iCloud there is nothing you can do to bypass that part of activation without that persons apple id and password. New security measures in iOS7.

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    This only works in iphone 4

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    but stiil locked when you connecting to itunes, isn't it ?

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