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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
Step 2: It will ask you to put the device in DFU Mode, follow the on-screen instructions to do it.
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.
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:
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.
Step 3: Click “Start” and then connect the device to the computer using USB cables.
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.
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.
It is important to keep the device connected until the process is complete. UnlockGo will let you know when the process is complete.