Bought iPad on eBay that is iCloud locked, need help

Discussion in 'iPad 4' started by lowrider69, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. lowrider69

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    hi guys,
    Just bought a ipad 16gb 4th generation off ebay but it said ,,ICLOUD LOCKED,,
    is there a way to reset back to factory setting please??
    add on ebay just said
    ipad is in very good condition,no scratches, but Icloud is locked ,no box,no charger
     
  2. Europa

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    This iPad is a brick. You bought a stolen or lost device. The passcode can't be bypassed. Cancel the sale if you can. Otherwise you'll just have to sell it for parts since you won't be able to gain access to it.
     
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    no not paid for it yet just won it never owned an ipad and not had an iphone since the 1st one so never really knew bout these things... thanks for the advice
     
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    No problem. Glad you could get out of it on time. It's an Apple theft deterrent that's only been in place since 2013.
     
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    to be honest I hate apple I did have an iphone 5 for all of about 1 day after giving up on my 1st iphone 1... went back to Samsung after a day and bought myself a note and never looked back don't think I'd ever move away from the galaxy again I think they wicked phones its just my kids collage uses the ipad and wanted to get her one if it was going cheap
     
  6. up10ad

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    So, you hate how Apple is not allowing stolen items to be resold on eBay? Any legitimate sale of any Apple product can be unlocked by the seller before the sale. I support Apple's efforts. Major cities have reported dramatic reductions in iPhone thefts since Apple introduced Activation Lock; 25% in New York, 40% in San Francisco and 50% in London. Because of activation lock, stealing a phone isn't profitable any longer, and simply carrying an iPhone doesn't make one a target for crime.
     
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    How are good people getting screwed? Please let me know how that happens. Don't buy stolen items that are locked. Anyone with a legitimate ownership of a device can get it unlocked. Only thieves and deadbeats are getting screwed.

    And its not about helping the original owner, its about reducing theft by removing the profit motive.
     
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  8. Europa

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    It decreases the likelihood of having your phone stolen. Ever heard about people getting attacked and their iPhone stolen back in the days before Apple had these security features? Thankfully, their security measures have decreased the incidence of this because thieves know the devices are locked to the owner. Yes, some good people don't understand the importance of checking for iCloud locks, blacklisting and unreputable eBay accounts before purchase. But they are easy to spot with minimal awareness and more people know to watch for scammers now. For starters, the deals are usually too good to be true.
    They can't go back to the seller because the sellers are thieves who flip stolen phones are are long gone after the sale. Only the original owner can remove the iCloud lock. The profits are substantially lower since Apple implemented the iCloud lock.
     

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