How to bypass activation lock on ios7?

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  1. blueyes818

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    So basically I was sold a ipad 2 with IOS 7 on it , and it has a activation lock on it and I cant get in contact with the guy who sold it to me.

    Is there a method out right now for bypassing the activation lock?

    Any help someone can give me thank you.
     
  2. ardchoille

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    As far as I understand it, iOS 7 won't allow restoring of an iOS device unless you have the Apple ID and password of the Apple ID account it was using. This is a theft deterrant and cannot be bypassed.
     
  3. scifan57

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    The only way to get that iPad activated is to track down the seller and get him to enter his Apple ID and password to activate the iPad. Your problem is caused by the seller leaving find my iPhone turned on when he sold the iPad. If you can't find the seller, there is no way to activate the iPad without the seller's Apple ID and password. Unfortunately you may end up with a brick that can't be used.
     
  4. robbos21

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    And possibility cud be stolen as well ??
     
  5. Good karma

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    When the seller sold it, he should have factory restored the iPad so you can register to yourself, did the iPad come with a box, cable, charger and owners manual? Leaving the iOS on and selling it like that is very stupid, all the sellers email and iTunes login is still active on the iPad
     
  6. shingers5

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    such a negative response its unreal..............what about the other side of the coin where people buy legit off ebay or 3rd party sellers like 2nd hand shops etc who helps them? not everyone is a thief or buys from thieves so who protects us?! this new security was implemented too hastily as there should be ways to prove your purchase and have this reversed........... people often buy from people they know or from people referred to them by people they know. i am too stuck with this and i cant do anything about it and that sucks!
     
  7. kippyw

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    Yes, it sucks. But the big picture here is that most of us need optimum security and the Find My iPad IOS provides this. It sounds terribly negative I guess, but it's only up to you to locate the previous owner and resolve this. Your situation must represent about .000000001 % of the majority of people that prefer to have the security.
     
  8. bikeopeli

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    Or in my case my iPad 2 was stolen with iOS6 on it and then found to be stolen and returned to me by a pawn shop with iOS7 installed and the device wiped and locked with some unknown person's Apple Id. So I got my iPad back but now it's a brick. Yay Apple, your perfectly designed security has now cost me the iPad I purchased from you legitimately. Last Apple crap I spend $$$ on. What a cluster****
     
  9. azukaito

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    so,,,,,is there any other way to bypass activation without login,,?
     
  10. J. A.

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    Hi, azukaito! Welcome to iPF!

    If you take a look at ardchoille's and scifan57's posts, you'll see that it's not possible, with iOS 7 installed.
     

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