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
Is this a good question?