2nd Hand iPad Retains Previous Owner's iTunes Account

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    Hey guys, this is frustrating me to no end.

    I bought a 32GB 3G iPad 2nd hand, jailbroke it and put on all my apps. Now when I go to update any apps, the App Store asks for the password for the previous owner's iTunes account.

    I have logged in and out multiple times in under the Settings --> Store section, hard reset and soft reset multiple times, but every time I try to update the app, it goes back to the previous owner's login ... WTF??

    I'm kinda stuck and think that an appointment at the Apple Store might solve my problem but I'm not sure whether or not they will help a guy with a jailbroken iPad ...
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    Can you jail it back and change it's ip?

    What about the micro sim, did you change it?
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    This thing pissed me off so much that I just reset all settings and deleted all data ... I don't think the microSIM has anything to do with it ...
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    Can you get the preceding owner to remove this iPad from his iTunes account?
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    The reason you were getting these messages is because you can log in with multiple accounts and download apps from the apps store.

    The previous owner had purchase some apps on the app store before giving it to you.

    When there is an update to an app that the previous owner purchased it will tell you about the update and prompt you for the password for what ever was the original account to purchase the app.

    Simply deleting the apps that were purchased by the previous owner would get rid of the problem of it asking you for their password to update those apps.



    Or resetting the whole ipad like you did will remove the apps as well and get rid of the issue.
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    Thanks for the explanation. I ended up doing a complete restore cause the iPad was acting a little funny but this is great info to know. Thanks

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