1. jr141992's Avatar
    I recently bought a cheap second hand iPhone 5c online for about $50 and the seller ensured me it was factory reset and that I could set it up as if it were a new device.
    It isn't - There is still a passcode and therefore I'm assuming an active Apple id account linked to it. The seller has also gone silent. I've searched online and there seem to be a few sets of software that will factory reset it but they're $30-50 a piece and I've no guarantee they'll work. Anyone know of software that will do the job for free?
    10-01-2017 11:40 AM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    Unfortunately unless you can get in touch with seller you have a $50 paperweight.
    10-01-2017 12:38 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I recently bought a cheap second hand iPhone 5c online for about $50 and the seller ensured me it was factory reset and that I could set it up as if it were a new device.
    It isn't - There is still a passcode and therefore I'm assuming an active Apple id account linked to it. The seller has also gone silent. I've searched online and there seem to be a few sets of software that will factory reset it but they're $30-50 a piece and I've no guarantee they'll work. Anyone know of software that will do the job for free?

    You’ve already been taken advantage of once, don’t fall prey to software allegedly able to bypass the iCloud activation lock.
    10-01-2017 01:04 PM
  4. randally's Avatar
    It sounds to me like you purchased a stolen iPhone. That is why the seller won’t respond. Apple may be able to find the original owner, but regardless you are out $50.
    10-01-2017 01:18 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If it's still locked to someone's Apple ID, there's nothing you can do. Maybe sell it for parts.
    10-01-2017 01:26 PM

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