Just another user hit with a bricked iPhone. Why don’t you people hack the iCloud email address from the phone or server? I would be thrilled to contact the original owner. More than half of us would happily help you out of your activation locked iPhone! At worst someone may want a fee, and I would be happy to pay it. I know many people honestly sell an iPhone and think that resetting the phone to factory settings makes the phone like new. It doesn’t! There’s an opportunity to make some money and make the world a better place.