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Locked: Found an iphone7 which was run over by a car

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Found an iphone7 which was run over by a car

The phone was in a case, and it turns on, and beeps. The screen is totally smashed, so can't read anything on it, but when you connect it to a computer it recognizes the phone and states it is in "Lost Mode".

1. Can a phone in "Lost Mode" be unlocked by a third party and usable in the NA market?

2. Or should I just return it to the carrier? Which I believe is Rogers.
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Once the phone is placed in lost mode, only the iCloud user can unlock it for use with a carrier.

You should return it since it's basically a brick except for the iCloud account holder.

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH2700?loc ... cale=en_US
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Thought a third party could fix that lock. Does the lock only apply to Rogers? Also does that lock only apply to North America?
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That lock is an apple lock. Only apple can unlock it.

Also, it's not your damn phone. If you can figure out a way to return it to the owner, do so.
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Well checking if I can make it mine. Honesty does not seem to get anyone far in this world.
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reggyDeal wrote: Well checking if I can make it mine. Honesty does not seem to get anyone far in this world.
LOL lost mode was made with people like you in mind. Grats on finding a brick.
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TIL you're a scumbag that deserves every bad thing you've clearly had happen to you in life.

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