Hello my fellow iPhone lovers,
I know how much you so want to lay your hands on the second hand iPhone since the brand new one is not pocket friendly in this economic brouhaha.
It will be disheartening to buy your used iPhone and upon factory reset, you discover you can’t login your details to the icloud to complete set up.
These is what some guys are doing.
They will bypass activation lock whilst the device is still lock to previous users account. If you mistakenly format, or flashed such phone. It get locked to the previous account. In this case your icloud details will not open such phone because the previous owner was still registered on the icloud server and not yours.
So what you need to do before buying your second hand iPhone
1. Get the imei and run a check on either paid or free server to confirm FIND MY IPHONE (FMI) is off.
If FMI is On and on the phone there no icloud details in it. Buy such device at your own risk
If FMI is off, that’s a good deal.
This warning also goes to my fellow software engineer. Before you flash that iPhone, confirm the status of the FMI. Otherwise client may twist issues