I've been thinking about using them to tile a bathroom floor.
Grand Isle Supervisory Union
5038 US Rte 2
North Hero, VT 05474
From: School Information Technology Discussion on behalf of Craig Lyndes
Sent: Thu 10/2/2014 12:32 PM
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Subject: Find my iPhone Activation Lock - we might have lost 3 iPads to Apple!
I need some help, it looks like we may have been locked out of 3 of our iPads by Apple's iPhone Activation Lock...
Last year we had a cart in the Library with 25 iPads that anyone could sign out. We used Configurator with no MDM to administer those iPads. This year we are moving those 25 iPads to existing Kindergarten carts to increase the number of iPads for Kindergarten. The Kindergarten carts are administered by a different Configurator, still no MDM.
Our process has been to remove these iPads from the Library Configurator (regaining the licenses we had applied to them when they were in the library) then add the iPads to the Kindergarten Configurator after purchasing additional licenses for the Apps Kindergarten uses.
As usual with Configurator is wasn't easy - because they had been managed by Configurator each one had to be placed in recovery mode before it could be prepared by the new Configurator. But eventually we succeeded!
Except for 3. Apparently someone had turned on Find My iPhone on 3 of these iPads. We did not know this so did not look to see which Apple account was controlling Find My iPhone before removing these iPads from the old Library Configurator - and wiping them out.
Now when we go to prepare them with the Kindergarten Configurator it succeeds with 1 Error - Unable to Activate. And at the Initialization screen on the iPad it stops saying we need to Activate iPad and it is linked to Apple ID s*****@f*****.org
We have determined that the ***** does not represent 5 characters, but can be any number of characters, so this could be any of our district email addresses that begin with s!
We have talked to everyone who we can think of that may have turned on Find my iPhone, but these iPads have been available for anyone to sign out for 3 years, and no one remembers anything.
I have tried all of the role accounts we use when dealing with iPads.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Someone at Apple we can call to see what the account is that is tying up these iPads? Any way of breaking this hold Apple has on these devices?
Any ideas for constructive uses for BRICKED iPads? (cutting boards in our Family Living classroom?)
St Albans City School
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