Icloud locked iphone 5

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  1. peter23

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    I have an iphone 5 locked on icloud ios 7 that one friend gave me (sold me for 200 bucks). He said that he gave me the iphone because it was locked and didn't know the icloud password. And i was wondering if i can restore it to lower version somehow. I already know the icloud bypass but it doesn't work because i don't really know what to do next to unlock it. After i bypass the icloud thing can i erase the account from the settings so it never asks me again? An as i mentioned earlier can i restore it to older version(s) like ios 5,6 in DFU or recovery mode?
     
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    I'm afraid that without that password the phone cannot be activated and is little more than a paperweight. There are no bypasses or workarounds. Thus is a security feature introduced with iOS 7 and is designed to prevent a thief from erasing and activating a lost or stolen iPhone.

    If your friend is the original owner, he may be able to contact Apple for assistance.
     
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    Actually he's not. He bought it from one site called prodavalnik.com! It a site in our country that you buy whatever you like- phones, tablets, pc-s, clothes, kids stuff.... and that sort of stuff. The owner hasn't told him the password and he's nowhere to be found. When he gave (sold) me the iphone i didn't know it was locked! Jerk. So i'm stuck with 3gs now.
     
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    In that case, I'm afraid that there's nothing you can do to make the iPhone operational. Without the password, all the phone is good for is parts.
     
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    Or a very nice paperweight 👍


    Sent from my iPad mini with retina
     

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