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Can an ipad be unlocked?


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#1 foiler

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:23 PM

There are some ipad 2's for sale that are "locked".  I assume they are password protected to a previous user.  Does this render them usless?  I would like to get one for my wife who is disabled and can't do much.  New ones are quit expensive.  Not sure an ipad is the way to go but was told they are not as prone to get viruses.  Not computer literate here.  Wife has never used one.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:00 PM

It depends upon how they are locked, generally the new icloud activation lock is something that cannot be bypassed, even if it could we would not be able to help you with it as it is against the forum rules. In my honest opinion it would be a bad idea to buy them if they are locked, as that could also mean they are stolen.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:23 PM

Locked probably refers not to being password protected, but likely carrier locked, such as Verizon or AT&T. 


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:55 AM

In my honest opinion it would be a bad idea to buy them if they are locked, as that could also mean they are stolen.


If the original poster meant passcode locked, then I agree that this would be my biggest concern. Someone selling a passcode locked iPad (or iPhone or iPod Touch or Android phone, etc) seems to be a rather chance that it is a stolen device.

Locked probably refers not to being password protected, but likely carrier locked, such as Verizon or AT&T.


That is possible. If it is a "carrier" lock (i.e. cannot activate the device on another "cell" network), then it would still work with WiFi and that might be all that is needed.




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