1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Good evening/day, regarding where you live.

    Recently I bought an used iPhone 5s at one of my countrys' web shops.Unfortunately, it was iCloud locked.

    The seller didn't play it cool. He is not answering my calls, nor my messages. Now I am just standing here, infront of my new paperweight device.

    Doing some research, I found I could replace the phones' logic board for one of an already used iPhone 5s that had the same storage as mine. Is this correct?

    Looking forward to buying one, I came across too many obstacles, as which the carrier lock that the logic board may have and many other problems that I would like to know if someone can tell me here.

    What should I know about the logic board to actually make my phone fully functional?
    I really want to know with certainty how to correctly replace my logical board and actually make this iPhone work.
    Every answer is welcome.
    04-20-2016 05:32 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! I'm sorry you're in a tough situation but we do not condone or support bypassing activation locks. I can only recommend continuing to reach out to the seller. Best of luck.
    04-20-2016 05:35 PM
  3. elgiov's Avatar
    I am glad you answered so quickly. I am really looking for an iPhone forum that could actually help me with this issue. Do you have any forum to recommend me where I can post my situation and get some help?
    Thank you very much,
    Giovanni
    04-20-2016 05:38 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I am glad you answered so quickly. I am really looking for an iPhone forum that could actually help me with this issue. Do you have any forum to recommend me where I can post my situation and get some help?
    Thank you very much,
    Giovanni
    The link below will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to replace a logic board.

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+...lacement/10700
    04-20-2016 06:05 PM
  5. elgiov's Avatar
    I know how to replace it, thanks for the link anyways. It's just that I live in Uruguay, and this logic boards come "locked" to certain cell provider, such as AT&T, Verizon, etc. Those companies do not exist in my country, and I was wondering if there is a way to, after the instalation, get ir of that "lock".
    Any suggestions?
    04-20-2016 07:48 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I know how to replace it, thanks for the link anyways. It's just that I live in Uruguay, and this logic boards come "locked" to certain cell provider, such as AT&T, Verizon, etc. Those companies do not exist in my country, and I was wondering if there is a way to, after the instalation, get ir of that "lock".
    No
    Any suggestions?
    Make preparations to buy another iPhone, but this time buy it from an Apple Store, your wireless carrier or a reputable electronics store authorized to sell genuine Apple products.
    scruffypig likes this.
    04-20-2016 09:15 PM

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