Help with locked phone

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  1. RyansTitan05

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    Hey guys I've got a question... I found a phone and was not able to locate the owner... So I now have a phone that is locked, unactivated, and locked to a iTunes account.

    I've tried to do a hard reset but it's still locked to an account.

    Can anyone tell me how to unlock the phone from an account? Would like to use it as an iPod!

    FYI.. I assure you I did not steal this phone!
     
  2. Ledsteplin

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    Find the carrier in settings, and turn it in to them. If the phone is locked, turn it in to the police. It's not yours.
     
  3. Europa

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    You won't be able to get past the activation screen or restore the device without the owner's iCloud password if Find My iPhone was enabled and it's running 7.x. There is no workaround. This is an anti-theft measure Apple implemented last fall.
     
  4. RyansTitan05

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    What can I, should I do with it? It's 100 percent useless. Police won't know what to do with it!
     
  5. RoofMonkey

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    Tried asking Siri 'who am I?'
    If Siri is active on the lock screen it may show the owners information.
     
  6. RyansTitan05

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    I'll try when I get home.

    Didn't even think to do that!

    Thanks!
     
  7. RoofMonkey

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    It's worth a shot. Let us know if it works.
     
  8. RoofMonkey

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    Just curious....
     
  9. RyansTitan05

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    Sorry roof, I tried and nothing... It pops up a iCloud email that's something like this..

    R....................@icloud.com

    Gives me the first letter and that's it.
     

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