Can You Jailbreak an iCloud Locked iPhone?

Dave Patterson
January 8, 2021

    In this guide, we take a look at whether you can jailbreak an iCloud locked iPhone. Jailbreaking a device definitely has its benefits and if you have been taking a step back, wondering how the process can affect a locked device, this article will attempt to put your mind at ease. Let’s jump right in.

    Can You Jailbreak an iCloud Locked iPhone?

    To answer this question comprehensively, it is important to understand what jailbreaking is. This is a process that gives you complete control over the iOS on your device.

    Usually, there are certain limitations that Apple imposes on all its devices such as the inability to install apps that may not be on the App Store or restricting some devices from receiving new iOS updates. When you jailbreak your iPhone, all these restrictions are lifted, giving you complete control over your iOS device.

    There are various types of jailbreaks, including the following:

    • The untethered jailbreak: The most common and therefore most tested form. You don’t need a computer to load the custom kernel on every bootup.
    • The Tethered Jailbreak: The polar opposite of the untethered jailbreak, meaning that you will need a computer to complete every single boot up.
    • The Semi-Tethered Jailbreak: In this type, a computer is needed to reboot the iPhone without root privileges. But the device will still be able to restart on its own.
    • The Semi-Untethered Jailbreak: In this type, the device doesn’t need the computer to boot with root privileges. It however makes use of software installed on the phone to provide access.

    Will Jailbreak Bypass Activation Lock?

    On its own, jailbreaking will not bypass the Activation lock. But to bypass the Activation lock, jailbreaking the device is necessary. This is because the process of jailbreaking the device gives you the advanced system access that you needed to bypass the activation lock. With the correct iCloud Activation bypass tool, the two processes are actually combined.

    Will Jailbreak Bypass Activation Lock

    How to Jailbreak an iCloud Locked iPhone

    One of the best tools that you can use to jailbreak an iCloud locked iPhone is Checkm8 boot rom exploit developed by Checkra1n. It can jailbreak most devices from iPhone 5s to iPhone X. The following are some of the things to keep in mind about this tool before we show you how to use it:

    • It is available only for Mac and Linux systems.
    • The device must have an A5-A11 chipset and must be running iOS 12.3 or later.
    • It uses a semi-tethered jailbreak technique, meaning you will need to use the computer to reboot the device.


    Here’s how to use the Checkra1n jailbreaking tool to jailbreak your iPhone:

    Step 1: Download the jailbreaking tool and install it on your computer (Mac or Linux) and then connect the iPhone to your computer. Run the Chekra1n tool.

     Run the Chekra1n tool

    Step 2: It will ask you to put the device in DFU Mode, follow the on-screen instructions to do it.

    put the device in DFU Mode

    Step 3: Once the device is successfully in DFU mode, the jailbreaking process will begin immediately. The iPhone will reboot automatically and you should be able to see the Checkra1n loader on the screen.

    jailbreaking process will begin

    How to Unlock iCloud Locked iPhone Easily

    Even if you complete the steps above and the iPhone is now jailbroken, the device will still be iCloud locked, meaning that it will still be restricted. The device’s IMEI number is already connected to another iCloud account and you will need to bypass it to be able to use the device.

    To bypass iCloud Activation lock, we recommend using iToolab UnlockGo. This tool will check if your iPhone has already been jailbroken. If it hasn’t, UnlockGo will download the necessary jailbreak package and simplify the jailbreaking process for you.

    Here are its main features:

    • UnlockGo will make the jailbreak process automatic by automatically downloading the jailbreak tool needed.
    • It removes iCloud Activation lock in a few simple clicks.
    • You can log in with a different Apple ID after bypassing iCloud Activation Lock.
    • Once unlocked the device cannot be erased or tracked using the old Apple ID.
    • It supports iPhone 5s to iPhone X, running iOS 12.3 and above.

    Follow these simple steps to use UnlockGo to unlock an iCloud locked iPhone:

    Step 1: Download and install UnlockGo on to your computer.

    Step 2: Open the program after successful installation and then select “Remove iCloud Activation Lock” in the main window.

    Remove iCloud Activation Lock

    Step 3: Click “Start” and then connect the device to the computer using USB cables.

    connect the iPhone to the computer

    Step 4: To bypass the iCloud Activation, the program will need to jailbreak the device. UnlockGo will then begin downloading the right jailbreak package for your device. When the download is complete, click on “Jailbreak” and then follow the on-screen instructions to put the device in DFU Mode.

    jailbreak the device

    Step 5: As soon as the jailbreak process is complete, click on “Remove” and UnlockGo will begin removing the iCloud Activation Lock on the device.

    removing the iCloud Activation Lock

    It is important to keep the device connected until the process is complete. UnlockGo will let you know when the process is complete.

    Dave Patterson
    Dave has been writing about tech for five years, covering a range of topics including phones, tablets, tutorials, and reviews.

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