Question

The online Apple discussion panels are saturated with the question “Can I bypass activation lock by jailbreaking iPhone 7? Many iPhone users repeatedly ask this query and it has been the matter of argument for quite some time now.

Truth to be told, the answer is a big NO as jailbreaking alone CANNOT bypass the activation lock. All it does is tweak with your iPhone’s settings to remove the software restrictions imposed by the iOS. It doesn’t, in any way, remove the activation lock.

However, all activation lock removal tools require users to jailbreak their devices before bypassing the activation lock and any tool claiming otherwise is a scam. Simply put, you need to first jailbreak your device using any credible method and only then you can remove the activation lock. But users need to bear in mind that using unreliable ways or tools to jailbreak an iOS device can cause it to become bricked.

Keeping this in view, this blog post will discuss 3 proven workarounds you can rely on to jailbreak iPhone 5s/6/6S/7/8/8 Plus/X to bypass activation lock. Without any further ado, let me walk you through these workarounds.

A Comparison Table for the 3 Ways

Below is a description table comparing various features of these 3 methods to help you make better understand which method you can prefer for iPhone activation lock bypass jailbreak iPhone 7.

Feature iSalvor DNS Method iFile
Success Rate Very High Very low Low
Time Almost half an hour 5-10 minutes Couple of hours or more
Safety 100% Safe Generally safe Safe
Ease of Use Extremely user-friendly even for novice users A bit complicated Very complicated for non-tech savvy users

Let us now discuss the step-by-step guide on using these methods.

Way 1. How to Jailbreak iPhone 7 for Activation Lock Bypass by WooTechy iSalvor

WooTechy iSalvor is the most sough-after tool to help users jailbreak iPhone 7 and bypass activation lock. It’s among the very few software that allow users to both jailbreak their iOS device and remove its activation lock without any technical complications.

But what makes it the #1 activation lock removal tool is its intuitive and user-friendly interface, universal compatibility, and 100% success rate in bypassing the activation lock.

Here is a video for you to learn how to jailbreak iPhone 7 for activation lock bypass.

YouTube Video

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Below is a step-by-step guide on how to use iSalvor:

Step 1: After downloading and installing iSalvor, launch it on your computer and select the “Bypass iCloud Activation Lock Screen” option.

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Step 2: A new interface will appear. Hit on “Start” and connect your locked iPhone and computer.

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Step 3: Once connected, you need to jailbreak your iPhone.

For Mac Users, the program will automatically download the right jailbreak package compatible with your iPhone version.

Then, click on “Start Jailbreak” and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

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The Windows users need to click on “Jailbreak Tutorial” and follow the guide to jailbreak their iPhones. Once completed, click on “Finished Jailbreak” after that.

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Step 4: Now, the program will show the details of your jailbroken iPhone. Confirm the information and click on “Start Bypass.

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iSalvor will take a few minutes to remove the activation lock. Click on “Done” and start using your iPhone as a new device.

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note 

For iOS 12 users, activation lock will reappear after resetting the device. In such a case, you need to again follow the above-mentioned steps.
  For iOS 13 and later, activation lock won’t appear again and you can use all features.

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Way 2. How to Jailbreak iPhone 7 for Activation Lock Bypass by DNS Method

Another proven method of bypassing the activation lock is using DNS Bypass. You won’t need to jailbreak your iPhone 7 while using this method.

Follow the below steps to do that:

Step 1: Restart your iPhone and go through the “setup as a new device” process until you reach the Wi-Fi settings page.

Here, tap the “i” icon in front of your Wi-Fi name.

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Step 2: Now, tap “Configure DNS” and then select “Manual” from the drop down list and tap Add Server.

After that, enter one of the below IP addresses depending on your geographical location:

North America – 104.154.51.7

South America – 35.199.88.219

Europe – 104.155.28.90

Asia – 104.155.220.58

Australia and Oceania – 35.189.47.23

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Step 3: Finally, tap “Back” and then tap “Activation Help.

Hopefully, it will remove the activation lock and you will receive a message on the screen that reads, “You have successfully connected to the Server.

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Learn more about DNS server bypass.

note 

• This method works only for older iOS versions, that’s why its success rate is too low.

• Since this method is free and just takes a couple of minutes – it’s worth trying.

Way 3. How to Jailbreak iPhone 7 for Activation Lock Bypass by iFile

Another popular yet complicated method for iPhone activation lock bypass jailbreak iPhone 7 is by using iFile. Follow the below steps to learn how to use this method:

Step 1: Using the Yalu Jailbreak tools, you need to jailbreak your locked iPhone.

Step 2: After jailbreaking it using the instructions provided on the page, download “iFile”, “iCleaner and iFirewall” apps from the Cydia App Store. Each of these three apps has specific functions.

1. Using iFile, go to var/keychains/ and delete the database keychain-2.db. It would remove any stored password on your iOS device. After that, long press the power button and restart your iPhone.

2. When it restarts use iFirewall to navigate to Settings > Add new rule > "Deny All Connections." Then add another rule for the website domain ‘com.apple.com’ which will block all incoming and outgoing actions coming to and from your iOS device.

3. Finally, use iCleaner to go to the main page and disable “iCloud Daemon”.

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Step 3: Now, restart your iPhone again and navigate to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone > (Delete iCloud account).

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Step 4: After that, use “iCleaner” to enable “iCloud Daemon”, then uninstall “iFirewall” through Cydia and restart your device again.

Step 5: When It restarts, go to Settings > (set up a new account) and keep trying it until you’re signed in. Then, activate “Find My iPhone  for the new account using the official methods.

Step 6: Then, head to iCloud.com and localize your new device. You should play a sound on your iPhone from the iCloud window to verify the new connection. Then, hit on “Erase iPhone under “All Devices  option.

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Step 7: Finally, use iTunes to initiate DFU and restore your device and once it restarts, you are good to go to use it as usual.

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note 

Since this method is too complicated, we don’t recommend users to go for it.

Bonus: Must-Knows before Jailbreak & Bypass iPhone 7 to Remove Activation Lock

We have gathered and answered some common queries of Apple users pertaining to the topic ta hand.

Q1. Can I jailbreak an iCloud locked/unactivated iPhone?

Most jailbreak methods require an iPhone to be activated or unlocked to jailbreak it. That’s why you cannot jailbreak an iCloud locked iPhone using every method.

However, professional tools like iSalvor can help you jailbreak an activated locked iPhone without any technical hassle.

Q2. Can I Bypass Activation Lock for Free?

Bypassing the activation lock is not a straightforward process since Apple has put stringent security protocols in place. For this reason, we recommend users not to use Free methods or tools as you can fell victim to any malware or fake product disguised as free activation removal tool – and it can compromise your data and device.

Rest assured, you can use iSalvor to bypass activation lock safely.

Q3. Is there Any Official Ways to Bypass Activation Lock?

Yes, Apple allows user to officially contact the customer service and request them for activation lock removal. However, you need to prove your ownership of the device. While contacting the, you should have:

1. Purchasing receipt

2. Original box of the iPhone

3. Dead certificate of the previous owner if they are dead

If you manage to convince them, they can officially remove the activation lock.

Secondly, you can contact the original owner and request them to remove the lock using iCloud.com.

Q4. Will I Lose Data after Bypassing the Lock?

As of writing these lines, there’s no way, official or not, for bypassing the lock without losing data. Any tool or method claiming otherwise must be a scam. No wonder why Apple devices are tagged as the most secure when it comes to user privacy and data protection.

Conclusion

To wrap it up, this article has shed light on various methods users can fall back on whenever they need to jailbreak their iOS devices. Regardless of the method you use, jailbreaking is as easy as it can get as long as you’re carefully following the steps.

We also discussed that jailbreaking is a prerequisite for bypassing the activation lock and one can’t remove the activation lock without jailbreaking their iOS device first. We recommend users to install WooTechy iSalvor to jailbreak iPhone 5s/6/6S/7/8/8 Plus/X to bypass activation lock safely and quickly.

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