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For T2 macs, what I would copy the Dell ownership transfer model where you just need some proof of purchase, but you do not know who previously owned the machine since it doesn’t matter - I would use the same principle for used T2 Mac unlocks. So

So
say if you bought the machine used, then it will be unlocked but you need to bring your receipt in for help unlocking the device. It can come from anywhere (eBay, Mercari, OIfferUp etc.) who offers a way to prove new ownership, but there needs to be something proving you own it. The idea here is to discourage Craigslist purchases so the people buying them know if you buy it from a place like eBay, you’ll get help. You want to discourage Craigslist here as much as possible since there’s a higher risk of buying stolen hardware.
For T2 macs, what I would copy the Dell ownership transfer model where you just need some proof of purchase, but you do not know who previously owned the machine since it doesn’t matter - I would use the same principle for used T2 Mac unlocks. So

So
say if you bought the machine used, then it will be unlocked but you need to bring your receipt in for help unlocking the device. It can come from anywhere (eBay, Mercari, OIfferUp etc.) who offers a way to prove new ownership, but there needs to be something proving you own it. The idea here is to discourage Craigslist purchases so the people buying them know if you buy it from a place like eBay, you’ll get help. You want to discourage Craigslist here as much as possible since there’s a higher risk of buying stolen hardware.
 
After you’re proven to be the new owner, that gets sent over to Apple and the machine is unlocked for you and you can actually use it. In addition, the machine is now yours to Apple but it’s notated in GSX it was purchased used so if you have EFI password issues, they know to expect a non Apple proof.

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For T2 macs, what I would copy the Dell ownership transfer model where you just need some proof of purchase, but you do not know who previously owned the machine since it doesn’t matter - I would use the same principle for used T2 Mac unlocks. So say if you bought the machine used, then it will be unlocked but you need to bring your receipt in for help unlocking the device. It can come from anywhere (eBay, Mercari, OIfferUp etc.) who offers a way to prove new ownership, but there needs to be something proving you own it. The idea here is to discourage Craigslist purchases so the people buying them know if you buy it from a place like eBay, you’ll get help. You want to discourage Craigslist here as much as possible since there’s a higher risk of buying stolen hardware.
 
After you’re proven to be the new owner, that gets sent over to Apple and the machine is unlocked for you and you can actually use it. In addition, the machine is now yours to Apple but it’s notated in GSX it was purchased used so if you have EFI password issues, they know to expect a non Apple proof.
After you’re proven to be the new owner, that gets sent over to Apple and the machine is unlocked for you and you can actually use it. In addition, the machine is now yours to Apple but it’s notated in GSX it was purchased used so if you have EFI password issues, they know to expect a non Apple proof.

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Edit by: Nick ,

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For T2 macs, what I would copy the Dell ownership transfer model where you just need some proof of purchase, but you do not know who previously owned the machine since it doesn’t matter - I would use the same principle for used T2 Mac unlocks. So say if you bought the machine used, then it will be unlocked but you need to bring your eBay recieptreceipt in for help unlocking the device. It can come from anywhere (eBay, Mercari, OIfferUp etc.) who offers a way to prove new ownership, but there needs to be something proving you own it. The idea here is to discourage Craigslist purchases so the people buying them know if you buy it from a place like eBay, you’ll get help. You want to discourage Craigslist here as much as possible since there’s a higher risk of buying stolen hardware.
For T2 macs, what I would copy the Dell ownership transfer model where you just need some proof of purchase, but you do not know who previously owned the machine since it doesn’t matter - I would use the same principle for used T2 Mac unlocks. So say if you bought the machine used, then it will be unlocked but you need to bring your eBay recieptreceipt in for help unlocking the device. It can come from anywhere (eBay, Mercari, OIfferUp etc.) who offers a way to prove new ownership, but there needs to be something proving you own it. The idea here is to discourage Craigslist purchases so the people buying them know if you buy it from a place like eBay, you’ll get help. You want to discourage Craigslist here as much as possible since there’s a higher risk of buying stolen hardware.
 
After you’re proven to be the new owner, that gets sent over to Apple and the machine is unlocked for you and you can actually use it.

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Original post by: Nick ,

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For T2 macs, what I would copy the Dell ownership transfer model where you just need some proof of purchase, but you do not know who previously owned the machine since it doesn’t matter - I would use the same principle for used T2 Mac unlocks. So say if you bought the machine used, then it will be unlocked but you need to bring your eBay reciept in for help unlocking the device. It can come from anywhere (eBay, Mercari, OIfferUp etc.) who offers a way to prove new ownership, but there needs to be something proving you own it. The idea here is to discourage Craigslist purchases so the people buying them know if you buy it from a place like eBay, you’ll get help. You want to discourage Craigslist here as much as possible since there’s a higher risk of buying stolen hardware.

After you’re proven to be the new owner, that gets sent over to Apple and the machine is unlocked for you and you can actually use it.

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