How to bypass iPad A1396 Activation Lock?
Yeahhh, so this definitely sounds like a dishonest question to be asking but this is my kid’s iPad, promise. My daughter cracked our old family iPad, A1396. When I bought a new digitizer and when I tried replacing the screen, I hacked through what I learned through here is the Flex cable. Well, I eventually got around to installing that and everything works as it should now. Except, I made an error during install and thought I need to reset the iPad because it was stuck on the connecting to wifi screen. It wouldn’t allow me to cancel it and retry and I didn’t have the power button attached right to exit. So, stupid me- reset it somehow. I went back inside fixed my power button again and got it back running to enter in my Apple ID. This time it went passed the wifi section and got stuck in an Activation Lock screen. I can not get passed it. Apparently, the person who sold it to me 5-years ago, I believe, has their email address still assigned to it. The iPad went back to his information. It’s 5-years ago. I do not have the receipt.
I was on support with Apple for 45 minutes. Basically, you are SOL ma’am. I verified that this iPad was on my iCloud account. Hooked it up to my PC, etc. Oh, and she suggested that maybe if I deleted this iPad from my iCloud account, that maybe I can sign in the verification section then. I told her my hesitation about that, but I did it anyway feeling like that it may be my only option.
It didn’t work. I now have a useless iPad, but a fixed one! I need to get this working again for my kiddo.
Can someone please share with me a way to get around the Activation Lock screen, either here or PM me, please?
UGHHHH this stinks!