Found 3G!

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skidmatic

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Hello,

My father was out walking and found a black 3g iPhone. We put ads on the local craigslist, and posted flyers on the light posts of the parking lot that he found it in. We said that someone had found an iPhone and to call (at our number) and tell us what model and what image was on the home screen when you unlock it and what name it was under, like "steve's iPhone". A few people called but none got it wright (scammers out there). We also called the police but they seemed uninterested, and would probably snag it for themselves.

So after a week it is legaly mine, and it's been ten days. If someone came forward and identified it I would give it back. So I guess I would like to use it. It has a password and now says "iPhone disabled" Can I use quickpwn or something like that to restore the iPhone? I have At&t for my Moto Q 9h global ,so my account should be fine for an iPhone. I have a 2g touch also.


If you are going to say this is BS and accuse me of stealing it don't bother wasting you time, also it is slander.
 

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So after a week it is legaly mine....
If you are going to say this is BS and accuse me of stealing it don't bother wasting you time, also it is slander.
Ok, I won't say this is BS, because I wouldn't want to slander you. However, I think you may be unclear on the law. Why not just take it back to AT&T or Apple so they can pair it up with the original owner?
 

skidmatic

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Ok, I won't say this is BS, because I wouldn't want to slander you. However, I think you may be unclear on the law. Why not just take it back to AT&T or Apple so they can pair it up with the original owner?

Good point.

The nearest Apple store is like an hour and a half away. AT&T dose not have sufficient coverage here, central MI. So there are not many kiosks around, I got my phone back in Champaign when I was in College.



Can you jailbrake a locked out phone?
 

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You cannot get around the passcode. Perhaps call the closest AT&T store near to you. They may even cover shipping, I don't know. All I know is it's not worth trying to sell it or use it at this point.
 

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Did you try double tapping the home button to try to get to the ipod?
And wouldn't the person who lost it try calling you on the iPhone itself? I mean, it is activated right?
 

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I tried the double tap thing, but it didn't work. I also tried quickpwn, but it said that it didn't work with the firmware I had. In the time that I have had it, it was always deactivated. When I pop in my sim it says AT&T 3g, and it will receive calls.
 

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the reason it says deactivated is because it was probably a corporate phone and as soon as it was reported missing, they wiped it and killed it.
 

skidmatic

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Is there life after death? Or is that just for TuPac?

It got that way buy entering in wrong passcodes.
 

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LOL at the posts in this thread.

The phone is locked, you are F'd in the A...there is no workaround, there is no way to restore around it, jailbreak around it, exploit around it.

The smartest thing to do, would be to either take it to Apple so they can use the Serial number and pair it with the AT&T account holders name. They have the billing address of the owner (you need for credit check and a billing address) so they can attempt to contact, or send the phone via mail or even send an email.

Other than that, enjoy your paperweight.

There is no such thing as finders keepers these days. With so much information on anyone online/ in various places its not super hard to contact sum1.

Mods come close this thread.
 

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You guys seriously think that there's no finders keepers?
If I lost my phone the first thing I would do is call it. I would try to contact the person that found my phone, but it appears that the person who lost it doesn't care. After a week I would keep it.
 

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You guys seriously think that there's no finders keepers?
If I lost my phone the first thing I would do is call it. I would try to contact the person that found my phone, but it appears that the person who lost it doesn't care. After a week I would keep it.
it certainly appears that way...
 

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LOL at the posts in this thread.

The phone is locked, you are F'd in the A...there is no workaround, there is no way to restore around it, jailbreak around it, exploit around it.

The smartest thing to do, would be to either take it to Apple so they can use the Serial number and pair it with the AT&T account holders name. They have the billing address of the owner (you need for credit check and a billing address) so they can attempt to contact, or send the phone via mail or even send an email.

Other than that, enjoy your paperweight.

There is no such thing as finders keepers these days. With so much information on anyone online/ in various places its not super hard to contact sum1.

Mods come close this thread.
wait... you cant even restore it? thats no good... :(
 

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the reason it says deactivated is because it was probably a corporate phone and as soon as it was reported missing, they wiped it and killed it.
You can kill an iPhone? I wasn't aware of that. Exchange lets you wipe it, but it just factory resets the phone. The whole point of the wipe is to get off private/sensitive data.

Joe
 

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Wow! This is sad. Just take it to AT&T. You know, do the right thing. Good Karma and all, but besides that. Imagine if it were you who lost it. You'd want the finder to do the right thing.

My husband's phone was lost/stolen. The IDIOT! Who found it on the bus should have taken it to the bus driver and just given it to him. Then it would have been turned in and my husband whould have had it back, but NO! The IDIOT who found it decided, ooooh I got something and he kept it. He was and is too stupid to know what to do with it. WHAT AN IDIOT! My husband called the phone and he answered, and professed, "Your phone is locked!" Demanding the pass code so he could ublock it. The guy said he was in high school, and he would return it. My husband offered him a reward of $50. The guy said okay meet me here, he never met him and now he's stuck with a (Considered) STOLEN phone as per the police and the police reports as well as AT&T and Apple are concerned. If this phone turns up there will be charges and if possible an arrest. It's not worth keeping something that isn't your's thinking you actually have something when in actuality you do not.
 
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