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Custom iPSW to Bypass iCloud Activation on iPhone 14/13/12/11

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    You may have heard that a custom IPSW file can bypass iCloud activation on iOS devices. But where to download a custom IPSW without iCloud activation or how to create a custom IPSW? It’s hard to find a trusted source to download IPSW without iCloud activation. Therefore, in this article, we will tell you how to create a custom IPSW file. The process is very complicated. If you want to bypass iCloud activation lock easily on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, you can try iToolab UnlockGo iCloud Remover.

    Before Installing IPSW without iCloud Activation

    There are some questions you may want to know beofore you install custom IPSW. Let’s take a look.

    1. Is it possible to install IPSW without iCloud Activation?

    Yes, it’s possible to install a custom IPSW to bypass iCloud on iPhone models. You need to download a signed IPSW based on your iPhone model and iOS version, then modify some key information in the file. But please keep this in mind that even after having a working method to do this process, it is quite difficult to do it properly. So, it’s recommended to be focused when you are creating a custom IPSW to bypass iCloud.

    2. The limitations of custom IPSW to bypass iCloud

    1. Doesn’t work on newer iPhones also the rate of success is low.
    2. The process is very complicated.
    3. The process is very delicate, slightest mistake can cause to iPhone bricking.

    3. Where to download IPSW file

    1. You can download signed IPSW file by visiting to this official website: https://ipsw.me/.
    2. You may have heard of the YouTube channel – Unlocks Hub. It publishes videos about how to bypass iCloud with custom IPSW. If you don’t want to create a custom IPSW on your own, you can try to contact Unlocks Hub to download a custom IPSW to bypass iCloud. But it’s not a free service.

    How to Custom IPSW to Bypass iCloud on iPhone 14/13/12/11

    So, as the procedure of creating custom IPSW is quite different from Windows to MacOS, so the explanations for both the methods are given separately. Down below we are telling you to how you can custom ipsw without icloud activation download. Make sure you follow each process carefully and cautiously because even the slightest mistake can be the last mistake for your device.

    For Windows users

    1. Firstly, you need to change the extension of the file to .zip after downloading the required IPSW file to your computer.
    2. In this step you need to extract this zip file to any new folder. Once you will extract this zip file, you will see files with .dmg extensions. All these files are needed to decrypt as they are encrypted.
    3. For decrypting of these files, you need to have a certain tool. And the decryption would need a decryption key that you will find from https://www.theiphonewiki.com/.
    4. Find the largest .dmg file from the list and copy it to the desktop.
    5. Now, decrypt the file using the tool and the decrypting key.
    6. After decryption, head towards the desktop where the decrypted file is located. Now open it. After that go into the “Applications” folder.
    7. In this folder find the “setup.app” file and delete it.
    8. Now you have to encrypt the same file which you have decrypted with the same method and key which you have used to decrypt.
    9. The last step is to rename the file with the same name having the original .dmg file. After that replace the file to the original location from where you have copied it.

    So, these were the steps to create custom IPSW on your windows PC. Now, final step you have to do is to compress the file and change the extension as IPSW file.

    For Mac users

    This method is only compatible with 32-bit system, and this is totally different from the process you followed for windows.

    1. First you need to download the IPSW file from the official website.
    2. Now, you have to change the extension of the iPSW file to zip file, and extract the file.
    3. Once you have successfully extracted the file you will find 3 .dmg files.
    4. Now find the biggest file among them and cut and paste that file to the desktop. This file won’t open as it is encrypted.
    5. To decrypt the file you will need the firmware key. You can find this to “The iPhone WiKi”.
    6. After finding the key, this is the time to decrypt the file. And for that we will use iDecrypt that you have already present in you Mac. All you have to do is open the app and decrypt the .dmg file with it.
    7. The warning message will be shown after the decryption is done, click on the OK button and select the output folder followed by pasting the key for “RootFilesystem”.
    8. After that you have to click on “Decrypt DMG”. Once the whole process is done a success message will be appeared.
    9. Now, open the iPSW file after decryption is done and find the application folder in it. Now you have to delete the “Setup” file from here.
    10. Once the whole process is done you need to exit the current folder and right click on the decrypted file followed by selecting “Eject”.
    11. After the file is successfully saved, you need to delete the original file followed by renaming the new decrypted file with matching to the original file. Now take this file back to the folder which you extracted earlier.
    12. In this final step you need to finally compress the file back to IPSW.

    Can’t Download Custom IPSW? How to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock?

    As you can see, it’s hard to download a custom IPSW and it’s complicated to create a custom IPSW. I know you need something simple. Here it is then, iToolab UnlockGo is the easy-peasy solution for this. All you need is this application, and have the access of your phone instantly it’s just that simple. With only a few steps you can easily bypass iCloud Activation Lock without installing IPSW file.

    👉If you’re running iOS 12.0 to iOS 16.7, there’s no doubt that this is the tool of choice.

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    Follow the steps given below:

    Step 1. Click on the “Remove iCloud Activation Lock” button after downloading and installing UnlockGo on your Computer, then hit on “Start”.

    bypass icloud without ipsw with itoolab unlockgo

    Step 2. Connect your iCloud-locked device to the computer with a USB cable. The program will download a firmware package for your system.

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    Step 3. Once done, click "Remove Now" to move on. iToolab UnlockGo will put your iPhone in Recovery mode automatically. Then you need to put your iPhone in DFU mode.

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    Step 4. Before bypassing iCloud Activation Lock, you need to jailbreak your iPhone first. It will take a few minutes.

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    Step 5. After the jailbreak process, you need to put iPhone in DFU mode again. Once your device has entered the DFU mode successfully, iToolab UnlockGo will start the removal process. The iCloud Activation Lock will be removed completely in 1-2 minutes.

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    Conclusion

    We’ve talked about how you can have the access of your iPhone using ipsw without icloud activation, not only this we have talked about the awesome way using which you do not have to do through the lengthy process. As you can see, custom iPSW to bypass iCloud on iPhone 14/13/12/11/XR is a difficult thing for us, but with iToolab UnlockGo, you can easily bypass iCloud on iPhone 5S-iPhone X. Hope this article helped you to get access of your phone.

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    • Avatar Daniel Moijueh says:

      please help me I’m also an unlocker, I really need you to help me with all the softwares

    • Avatar Minhqua says:

      I own iphone 11 pro max but i don’t know how to bypass icloud because i forgot the recovery methods please help me.

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Minhqua, as far as I know, there is no third-party program can bypass iCloud lock on iPhone 11 Pro Max. Please contact Apple support for help.

    • Avatar James says:

      je voudrais beaucoup plus d’information.
      s’il vous plaît puis-je avoir une discution par courrier avec M. Liam Alexandre ?

    • Avatar Abed says:

      is this work for iphone 11?

    • Avatar Mohamed says:

      hello
      is this tool support iphone 12 and 14

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Mohamed, iToolab UnlockGo supports to bypass iCloud activation lock on iPhone 5s to iPhone X right now.

    • Avatar Yordan says:

      hola, algun metodo o herramienta para saltar activación de iphonr 12 pro?

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Yordan, we are sorry to tell you that there is no trusted program can bypass iCloud lock on iPhone 12 Pro.

    • Avatar Nobody says:

      Hey can it unlock a iphonr xr

    • Avatar ZAKO TRAORE says:

      Bonjour itoolab peut t’il contourner le ios 17.1.1 d’un iphone xs max

    • Avatar Dawn says:

      is this work for iphone XR?

    • Avatar Nicola says:

      puoi bypassare iPhone 12 pro max iOS 17.1.1

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Nicola, iToolab UnlockGo supports bypassing iCloud on iPhone 5s-iPhone X running iOS 12.0-16.7.

    • Avatar Oblama says:

      As of right now, is there any way to unlock an iPhone 11 Pro Max with your program? If not, when do you think the program will be able to unlock it?

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Oblama, we are sorry to tell you that iToolab UnlockGo doesn’t support bypassing iCloud on iPhone 11 right now. There is no third-party program that can do that. Our technical team is working hard to find a solution, but we don’t have a certain time.

    • Avatar Nalhdaf says:

      Sir..iphone 11 pro with icloud activation lock status..can it unlock..??

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Nalhdaf, sorry to tell you that there is no third-party program can bypass iCloud activation lock on iPhone 11 Pro. We suggest that you contact Apple Support for help.

    • Avatar Aaron Sackie says:

      Thanks so much your article was helpful I hardly appreciate

    • Avatar Julian says:

      se puede desbloquear un iphone 11?

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Julian, sorry to tell you that iToolab UnlockGo can’t unlock iCloud on iPhone 11 right now.

    • Avatar Exau says:

      Salut j’ai un iPhone XR bloqué sur iCloud comment puis-je faire pour le débloquer ?

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Exau, sorry to tell you that there is no trusted third-party program can bypass iCloud on iPhone XR right now.

    • Avatar Lu says:

      Hi Liam, it’s a great feeling to see how much you interact with your readers.

      Thank you for the article.
      I’ve been looking for the key for iPhone 11 ios 17.2.1 on the wiki iphone site, i can’t find it, is there a way you can show me how?

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Lu, you need to install a tool to decrypt .dmg file on your Windows computer. The key it requires is the firmware key. You can find some information here https://www.theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Firmware_Keys

        • Avatar Lu says:

          Brother, I’ve tried searching for the key. I can’t find it. Is there any way you can help? Also, I’ve been checking out unlocks hub- they sell these custom IPWs- are they legit, i’d prefer doing it myself but I just can’t seem to find the key- am not well versed with these things.

          • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

            Hi Lu, I have checked the Wiki website. There is no firmware key for iOS 17 right now. I can’t guarantee that Unlocks Hub is 100% legit and safe. We are still trying to contact them. Sorry for this.

    • Avatar Jack says:

      Hello Sir
      A. Does the ipsw file manipulation method work for bypassing ios 16.7 and above, like 17.1?

      B. Does it work for bypassing devices higher than X, like XR?

    • Avatar Schingdor says:

      necesito quitar cuenta iCloud iPhone 15 pro max ayuda 🆘

    • Avatar anonymous says:

      hello please what tools to bypass an iphone 11 pro max under ios 17.3 for free

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hello. There is no free program can bypass iCloud on iPhone 11 Pro Max running iOS 17.3.

    • Avatar Augie says:

      iPhone 11pro max bypass iCloud please help me fix dis problem please

    • Avatar kevish says:

      Iphone 12 pro max ios 17

    • Avatar Anonymous says:

      hey sir, I hope you will reply
      I want to know is there any way to bypass iphone se 2nd gen?

    • Avatar sandip bhujel says:

      unlockGo doesnot support for iphoneX 16.7 ios so how can I bypass

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi sandip, the Mac version of iToolab UnlockGo supports bypassing iCloud on iPhone X running iOS 16.7.

    • Avatar keegan says:

      what if im running ios 17 and above what software should i use that wouldn’t be that expensive

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi keegan, there is no third-party program can bypass iCloud activation lock on iOS 17 and later. We sincerely suggest that you contact Apple support for help.

    • Avatar md saju says:

      i need a iphone 11 custom ipsw file

    • Avatar Azik says:

      Hello, I do not understand the part of this DMG encrypted file, where can I find it on the site you gave and how can I solve it, please help me.

    • Avatar Dedi says:

      apakah anda bisa membuka akun iCloud iphone XR IOS 17.4.1

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Dedi, we’re sorry to tell you that iToolab UnlockGo can’t bypass iCloud on iOS 17.4.1 right now. We suggest that you contact Apple support for help.

    • Avatar Shakeel says:

      its working for iPhone se 2020?

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Shakeel, do you mean iPhone SE 2nd generation? iToolab UnlockGo can bypass iCloud activation lock on iPhone 5s-X right now.

    • Avatar Valentine says:

      Is Iphone 11 and 11 pro now available on itoolab

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Valentine, thank you for asking. Our technical team is still working hard to find a solution to bypass iCloud activation lock on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.

    • Avatar Gamaliel says:

      Good afternoon, excuse the question, but I know if that program works for an Iphone 6, I understand perfectly that you said: what works from iphone5 to X I think, but my question is: does it really work perfectly on an iphone 6 with icloud account blocked? Thank you in advance for your reply.

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Gamaliel, what’s the iOS version of your iPhone 6? The final OS of iPhone 6 is 12.5.7. iToolab UnlockGo iPhone Unlocker can bypass iCloud Activation Lock on it if it runs iOS 12.0-12.5.7.

    • Avatar Abdou says:

      hi is this work for iphone 11pro ios 17.4.1 ?

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Abdou, iToolab UnlockGo iPhone Unlocker can’t bypass iCloud on iPhone 11 Pro right now.

    • Avatar Taahaa says:

      hey how can I unlock my iPhone 13 (icloud bypass)

    • Avatar Jerry Harry says:

      Hii Hello Liam,
      I bought a second hand iPhone 14 pro max and I am stuck on the icloud lock. Please I need assistance.

      thank you for you time!

      regards,
      JH

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Jerry, there is no reliable third-party program that can bypass iCloud on iPhone 14 Pro Max. We sincerely suggest that you contact Apple support for help.

    • Avatar caizar says:

      it can also unlock iPhone SE?
      is this free or not?

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi caizar, iToolab UnlockGo iPhone Unlocker can unlock iCloud on iPhone SE (1st). It’s a paid program, but you can free download it to check the compatibility.

    • Avatar Nmm says:

      Bonjour est il possible de contourner le verrouillage d’écran ou d’activé un iphone 11 pro max désactivé avec le logiciel ?

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Nmm, yes, iToolab UnlockGo iPhone Unlocker can bypass screen lock on iPhone 11 Pro Max or unlock a disabled/unavailable iPhone 11 Pro Max.