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Locked Ebay Ipod Touch, can they be unlocked without the past user?


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As far as I know, there is absolutely no workaround to bypassing that activation screen. 
You need the original Apple ID and password used to setup the phone.

It's an anti-theft feature. If the eBay seller is the owner [which I am assuming they are not], they could just reset the iPod and sell it.


You may have to shell out some coin unless you want a very pretty paperweight. 

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Can't you just re-install ios? Then you will just log in to your account and profit.

I guess not, have no clue

 

As far as I know, there is absolutely no workaround to bypassing that activation screen. 

You need the original Apple ID and password used to setup the phone.

It's an anti-theft feature. If the eBay seller is the owner [which I am assuming they are not], they could just reset the iPod and sell it.

You may have to shell out some coin unless you want a very pretty paperweight. 

Thanks for input my friend!

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You might be able to try kicking it into recovery mode and then reinstalling iOS : http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1212

This might work!

 

my nephew locked and forgot his password. i just plugged in to itunes and totally restored and set up everything under me.

 

ive also recovered an ipod 3rd gen doing this same process (non touch)

I think the new IOS s what prevents it from being so easy, cant be impossible though

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Ya, I think before you were able to just plug it into any computer and restore/reinstall.

I did a bit of research and apparently some people developed a tool that allows you to bypass the iCloud/activation screen, but I don't know if Apple has since patched that or not. The most recent article I found is from April of this year.

If you can get it for $30, I'd say it's worth tinkering. At worst, you can throw it back on eBay and probably make your money back pretty easily.

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Who's selling? If you can't trace it back to the owner, don't buy regardless if how cheap. Don't support property theft.

If you can be assured it's not stolen, probably a decent buy. Worst case, sell it on eBay for parts.

  

I certainly do not support property theft.

Jailbreak it? Is that possible if it's locked?

Not sure man. If I could restore it, then maybe.

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