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Could anybody assist please. I have bought a G3 from somebody on ebay and when I start it up, the device is asking for a MacAfee pin. Without this pin, download and factory reset are both disabled. I have not been able to get in touch with the seller yet however, from what I have been reading, after a factory reset, this will happen even if the user hasn't even opened the MacAfee app previously.
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Could anybody assist please. I have bought a G3 from somebody on ebay and when I start it up, the device is asking for a MacAfee pin. Without this pin, download and factory reset are both disabled. I have not been able to get in touch with the seller yet however, from what I have been reading, after a factory reset, this will happen even if the user hasn't even opened the MacAfee app previously.
Could anybody help with this or have any experience with similar?
Can you post a screenshot of the mcafee screen? Also have you tried powering the phone off holding vol down and power to get into the boot menu and trying a reset from there?

You may have to press vol up on the screen to get into the boot menu.
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Can you post a screenshot of the mcafee screen? Also have you tried powering the phone off holding vol down and power to get into the boot menu and trying a reset from there?

You may have to press vol up on the screen to get into the boot menu.
I can't post a screen shot as my device isn't functional and I don't have a camera however my screen is pretty much this one http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...32&postcount=1 without the 'wrong pin too many times' warning.

I tried the reset option that you mentioned but this is disabled by the security as is download mode.
 
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I can't post a screen shot as my device isn't functional and I don't have a camera however my screen is pretty much this one http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...32&postcount=1 without the 'wrong pin too many times' warning.

I tried the reset option that you mentioned but this is disabled by the security as is download mode.
Ah bugger what happens if you click on the link which says forgot your pin?
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Ah bugger what happens if you click on the link which says forgot your pin?
I get directed here: https://lge.mcafeemobilesecurity.com...-password.aspx I'm hoping if/when the sellar responds to my messages, I can somehow get a pin using the mobile number of the card that he used.
 
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I get directed here: https://lge.mcafeemobilesecurity.com...-password.aspx I'm hoping if/when the sellar responds to my messages, I can somehow get a pin using the mobile number of the card that he used.
Looks like this guy had the same issue maybe worth giving them a PM and see if they can assist?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2782395
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Looks like this guy had the same issue maybe worth giving them a PM and see if they can assist?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2782395
I've already messaged him and another one I found. Thanks for trying to help.
 
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I've already messaged him and another one I found. Thanks for trying to help.
Hopefully the seller will get back to you and curious is it a UK seller with a D855 or a Korean model?
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Hopefully the seller will get back to you and curious is it a UK seller with a D855 or a Korean model?
No, it's a uk model. The seller has got back to me. The code was 123456 (obviously )
It's a 3UK version. I assume I can flash the generic uk kdz? I'm on EE.
 
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No, it's a uk model. The seller has got back to me. The code was 123456 (obviously )
It's a 3UK version. I assume I can flash the generic uk kdz? I'm on EE.
Not sure too be honest and I would stick with the 3UK firmware as this seems to support all LTE bands and the generic EU version seems to have an issue with certain 4G bands from what I have read here.
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