Released September 25, 2015. Model A1688/A1633. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.

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Can you fix iCloud lock?

There are a lot of locked iPhones and stuff out there for cheap and is there a real way to unlock iCloud? If there is please put in links I dont want to get scammed.

Because if you buy an iCloud locked but everything is okay with it lets say I bought it for $100 and I iCloud unlock it and that costs $30 you only pay $130 for a perfectly good iPhone instead of $900, thanks!

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@deadrats think about your math a bit. From a numerical point you are right"you only pay $130 for a perfectly good iPhone instead of $900" So now, how can that be? Where would this phone come from? Most likely scenario is that it belonged to somebody who either lost it or it got stolen. Not very many other possibilities, right? So that is the person that pays the $770 that you do not pay. Does that not give you a bad feeling about this whole idea? Let me whisper a few things here "integrity" "honesty" "Death before dishonor".......

Anyhow @jimfixer is right, thus far there is no way to get it unlocked. There are places that can unlock it to the point of being the equivalent of an iPod but that is about it.

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Because I live in a different country there is different places to get iPhones, There are some that the owner locked my accident, not stolen but I'm going to try a website and come back to tell you soon

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But @oldturkey03 whqt if it is just that the person bought a better phone and want to make $100 off of their old phone that they won't use anymore. Think about that?

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King Derp then that person would have the iCloud information needed to make it work....

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I found a cell phone last year, I have a year with it, connected to the power outlet and the internet, waiting some day to call the original owner or block it indicating where to return it.

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Then what happen to the phone

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'no its not possible'

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Really have you looked at websites??

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Not true it's possible it costs $130 not $30 though

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@austinh2017 so you have an iPhone that was iCloud locked and got the lock removed? It now works as perfect as it should? Really?

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Yes it was an iPhone 7 sprint black and it was stuck in iCloud

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@austinh2017 can u share the link or website, or was it some tech shop?

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@ topic starter,

if it was that easy no one will sell it for $100,- and they will do the cheap unlock themself, they sell it so cheap becauze you got scamed for that $30,- that unlock cost.

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It is not possible to unlock an iPhone all the methods are useless and do not work , the computer experts are no better at fixing this either you just end up paying the fee for a phone that is still locked the guys on YouTube are not really unlocking then either they know the password and pretend phone is locked, if the phone is locked sell it for parts as the lock can NOT be removed at all

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you are right ron ,

but i've unlocked few icloud locked phones myself without any apple help ....

***thru apple id check (apple gsx account required) ,

all the phones were bought thru ebay and been bought legitimately ....

hope this helps , if necessary i may provide you with apple id owner data (so you will unlock your iphone by yourslf for free ... ) hope this helps

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Alex is full of it!

iCloud locked iPhones, iPads or even Apple Watches need to be unlocked by the owner from their iCloud account before it's resold. More often these are stolen phones or lost by the owner (which is why they got locked!) There is no means to unlock the phone.

All you've done here is paid off the person who stole it and now you'll be paying a scammer for a useless patch which doesn't really unlock the phone.

Think of it this way... If I had such a magic key why won't I just buy up all these phones, tablets and watches from all these sources and fix them up my self and resold them on my own? I surely would make much more money doing that!

mmm... sounds like a scam to me! Fooled twice!

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Alex, pls let me if you can provide owner details or icloud id details for locked apple watch 3 so i can contact owner? Thsnks

Rafi

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Alex I am sure wht you are offering here is in breach of the terms and conditions for your GSX account!

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I think can only be done by hardware methods...the chip that stores the code has to be unsoldered and cleaned and put into a special reader writer programmer that will remove the password flag without requiring the code....the solder points on the logic board also have to be cleaned and then it has to be resoldered....time consuming and complex....these people who offer unlocking services are doing a soft software alteration that gives you access to part files of the phones capability but not full functionality.

Apple should offer this to people who have phones that they inherited from relatives who gave passed on etc...but let's face it Apple are only interested in milking everyone dry.....whilst retaining customer loyalty....from customers...not providing service and loyalty to their consumer base will cost them in the long run....Android users have already realised this.

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There is a double edge sword here! Sometimes the information on the device is not something the deceased wants shared after death with his family.

While I can see some pictures and vids of family & events might need to be recovered, I'm not sure Apple is the best option for this.

This is were a persons Will and last testament should state who and what should/should not be shared as well as the needed information to gain access to ones iCloud account information.

Just like your other personal assets it needs to be seen as tangible property. Our laws and mind set have not caught up with todays world for digital assets (bought or created).

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Apple states they will unlock phones if there is a clear chain of ownership from the person who locked the phone to begin with. Customer service reps will back this up but the unlocking department won't unlock it even if you have a verified chain of ownership paperwork. After a few months of trying a Apple rep explained that any phone purchased through ebay won't be unlocked as a matter of "unwritten" policy even if the chain of ownership is clear and the ESN is clean.

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To be clear: The sales receipt would need to be from an Apple Store or one of its resellers and would need to be verified by the serial number of the device to the shipping manifest the store received of goods sold to them by Apple.

Private sales are not valid in any form (Amazon, eBay, or in person)

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