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HT201441 i bought an iphone4 with the previous owners apple account id and no way to contact them

Update:11-30Source: network consolidation
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i want to reset this phone to factory settings but it has the previous owners apple account id
password that of course i dont know and i have no way to contact them i bought this phone at a flea market the past weekend .Can i do this myself or do i take it to a apple store?

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I'm afraid that if the previous owner has locked the phone, only he can unlock it, either by giving you the ID and password or by removing it from his list of devices (which he should have done before selling it on).
As you cannot contact him, you will be unable to use the phone. There is no way round this - taking to Apple won't help. Your only option is to take it back to where you bought it and try to get them to refund your money, as they have sold you a useless device.