Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Bypass icloud by replacing storage?

I recently bought an iPhone 5 from craigslist, completely unaware that the activation lock was even a thing... So long story short I have an iPhone 5 with the iCloud activation lock. I tried to restore it with DFU mode because I figured that would work, but that didn't really do anything aside from un-activate it and update it to iOS 9 (I think). So my question is, with my limited knowledge of iPhones, is there a part (ie the "SSD" for the iPhone, I know it's probably called something else) I can replace to essentially make it a new iPhone? It seems to be void of all defects part from this. Thanks

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Not any way at all that I'm aware of. Believe you me, I've been working on fixing this for awhile

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Hmm. Apparently broken (usually battery and screen- which I have both of) iPhone 5s go for like $20-50 on eBay. I think I'll just buy one of those.. I already contacted a seller, he said that it isn't activation locked and his problem with it is the screen is broken and it won't turn on.. Optimistic!

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Uhh.. Well it's a possibility. Definitely a crap shoot, if you're buying on eBay. Buy, maybe? $20 for a phone with those problems, is definitely a great deal. However, it's my experience, if things are too good to be true, there's usually a reason

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