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I bought a second-hand iPhone linked to previous owner's Apple ID but failed to contact the owner. I want to bypass the Apple iCloud lock but some bypass tools requires my iPhone to be jailbroken. Can I jailbreak an iCloud locked iPhone?

One of the most common problems that iPhone users face is buying a second-hand iPhone that is still locked to the previous owner’s Apple ID. Some people are wondering if you can jailbreak an iCloud locked iPhone?  In this article, we will see how can you jailbreak an iCloud locked iPhone.

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Part 1. Is It Possible to Jailbreak an iCloud Locked iPhone?

1. What Is iOS Jailbreak?

Before we get into it, let us understand the different Jailbreaking techniques. Jailbreaking is the process where you will get privileged access to the root of your iOS file system. By default, Apple enforces limitations on all its devices, limiting the users from installing certain apps that are not available on the App store. It also restricts certain iPhones from receiving some updates.  Jailbreaking an iOS device removes all these restrictions. So, you will be able to have complete control over your device.

2. Different Types of iOS Jailbreak

There are four different types of jailbreaks:

  • Untethered jailbreak: This is the most tested form of jailbreak. In this form of jailbreak, the iPhone does not require any computer to load a custom kernel on every bootup.

  • Tethered jailbreak: In this form of jailbreak, the phone requires a computer during every single boot up. Without this, the phone will not be able to start.

  • Semi-Tethered jailbreak: This is the kind of jailbreak where a computer is needed to reboot the iPhone with root privileges. However, the device would still be able to restart on its own without any jailbroken privileges.

  • Semi-Untethered  jailbreak: This is the kind of jailbreak wherein the  phone does not require the assistance of a computer to boot with root  privileges. However, it makes use of software installed on the phone to provide  access.

Now that we know the different types of jailbreaks, let us understand how you can jailbreak an iCloud locked iPhone.

Part 2. How to Jailbreak an iCloud Locked iPhone?

One of the easiest ways to jailbreak an iPhone is to make use of tools that are designed to do this. The most popular jailbreak tools are as below:

Jailbreak ToolsSuppported iOS VersionsSupported iPhone Models
Checkra1niOS 12.3 and lateriPhone 5s - iPhone X
Unc0veriOS 11.0 - iOS 13.5All iPhones with the right iOS versions

Checkra1n team released a jailbreaking tool that is based on the checkm8 boot rom exploit. This tool is capable of jailbreaking devices from the iPhone 5s to iPhone X. Some of the prerequisites that you need to follow before running this tool are:

  • This tool is only available to Mac and Linux PC.

  • You must ensure that your device flaunts an A5-A11 chipset and runs on iOS 12.3 or later.

  • This tool makes use of a semi-tethered jailbreak technique. This means that you will need to use your computer to reboot your phone.

Steps to Jailbreak iCloud Locked iPhone

This video shows how to jailbreak iCloud locked iPhone 8 running iOS 14 with Checkra1n on Mac. More printable steps are given below the video.

Step 1. Download  Checkra1n jailbreaking tool and install it on your Mac or Linux system. Then connect your iPhone to your PC. Here I will show the jailbreak process using Checkra1n on Mac.

Install Checkra1n on Mac

Step 2. Once you run the Checkra1n tool, it will automatically detect your iPhone and put it into recovery mode first.

Jailbreak iPhone - enter recovery mode

Step 3. Simply follow the onscreen instructions until the screen asks you to put your phone into DFU mode.

Jailbreak iPhone - enter DFU mode

Step 4. Once you put your device in DFU mode, the jailbreaking process will begin automatically. Once complete, your phone will reboot automatically and you will see the Checkra1n loader screen.

Jailbreaking iPhone with Checkra1n

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Since there is no jailbreak tool for the Windows system, you can  create a Linux  environment  and then jailbreak your iOS device on a Windows computer. Of course if you have a Mac, jailbreaking iOS on Mac is strongly recommended.

Part 3. How to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock on iCloud Locked iPhone?

Even though you have successfully jailbroken your iPhone, the iCloud lock adds additional restrictions to your device. Your device still needs to be activated. However, since the device’s IMEI number is already connected to the previous iCloud account, you would need to use this technique to bypass the activation lock on your device.

To go ahead with bypassing the activation lock you need to first have a jailbroken iDevice. Luckily, WooTechy's iCloud activation Lock bypass tool does this process for you. Before the activation lock bypass process is started, the WooTechy iSalvor checks if your device is already jailbroken. If not, the tool downloads the respective package needed to jailbreak your iPhone and assists you throughout the process. After jailbreaking, the tool helps you bypass the iCloud activation lock screen on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch without any Apple IDs or passwords.

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Features of  iSalvor:

  • Automatically download a jailbreak tool to jailbreak your iCloud locked iPhone.

  • Remove iCloud activation lock  with simple clicks.

  • Login a different Apple ID after bypassing iCloud activation.

  • Your device won't be erased or tracked using the previous iCloud account.

  • Support iPhone 5S to iPhone X running iOS 12.3 and later versions.

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Steps to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock on iCloud Locked iPhone/iPad

Since our iPhone is already jailbroken, we can directly move on to the iCloud lock bypass process.

Step 1. Free download iSalvor and connect your jailbroken iPhone to the computer.

Bypass activation lock

Step 2. As soon as you connect your jailbroken iPhone to your PC, you will be able to see your device details such as the serial number, IMEI number, etc. Click the "Start Bypass" button to proceed.

Confirm device information

Once you click the "Start Bypass" button, iSalvor will start bypassing the Apple activation lock on your device.

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Watch A video Tutorial to Learn How to Bypass iCloud Locked iPhone and Learn More about Jailbreaking.

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Once the process is completed, you will see a bypass finished window on your screen. You can now link a new Apple ID to your device and continue to use it.

Part 4. More Questions about Jailbreaking iCloud Locked iPhone

The following frequently questions from our subscribers, hope the answers can help.

Q1: Is jailbreaking iOS legal?

Even though Apple frowns upon iOS jailbreaks, it is still entirely legal for you to do it. However, using a jailbroken iPhone to download a pirated torrent file is not legal.

Q2: What happens if you jailbreak your iPhone?

When you jailbreak your iPhone, you get root access to the filesystem of your iPhone. You will be able to install apps that were previously restricted by Apple. The only downside to jailbreaking your device is that you will no longer receive any official iOS updates from Apple.

Q3: What is Cydia? I've read many people recommending it on social media.

To make it easy to understand, you can regard Cydia as the App Store for jailbroken iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. So far the most commonly installed application for jailbroken devices. With the largest number of jailbreakers gathering on Cydia, it is the most recommended place to download apps and modifications. The infographic below illustrates Cydia in detail.

What is  Cydia for jailbroken iOS device

Q4: Will jailbreaking brick my phone?

When you jailbreak your iPhone, you get root access to the filesystem of your iPhone. You will be able to install apps that were previously restricted by Apple. The only downside to jailbreaking your device is that you will no longer receive any official iOS updates from Apple.

Q5: Is jailbreaking iPhone the same as unlocking?

NO.

Jailbreaking an iPhone allows you to install and use apps that are not present in the App Store.

Unlocking an iPhone usually refers to the following occasions:

  • Screen unlock: remove the screen passcode (Face ID, Touch ID, password) to enter a locked iPhone.

  • iCloud unlock: remove or bypass the step that requires previously used Apple ID and password.

  • SIM unlock: would allow you to use your device with other mobile carriers.

Conclusion

Jailbreaking an iPhone allows you to have complete control over your device. Even though Apple frowns upon jailbreaking their devices, doing it the right way would certainly give you complete control over your device. The WooTechy iSalvor activation lock bypass tool makes it extremely easy for you to jailbreak iCloud locked iPhone with Checkra1n and bypass the activation lock. With the trial version of the software, you will be able to jailbreak  idevices using this tool easily.

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