While iPhone has been 7 years old now, we are sure many of you here are still using iPhone as the main device. However, many users have a trouble when their iPhone is locked by an account or gets stuck at iCloud verification lock screen after buying a second hand phone or performing a reset that you forget the password of your account. In this case, you will need to bypass iCloud account on your iPhone 5. Service providers usually take a high cost in terms of iCloud bypass, so you will need to pay a lot of money for them.
However, things have been solved now when you can easily bypass iCloud on your iPhone by doing it on your end with the tools and software on this post. All the process is completely free and does not cost many. Read on this post to bypass iCloud account being signed on your iPhone 5.
- This method works with all iOS versions supporting iPhone 5.
- Back up all the data on your iPhone 5 if possible
- A Windows computer to install 3U tool and flash iOS 10.3.4 firmware on your iPhone 5. If your do not have a Windows computer available, you can then install Windows 10 on your Mac from this guide to run 3UTools app.
- iTunes software to reinstall iOS firmware on your iPhone
- A mac computer to exploit Terminal commands to bypass iCloud on your phone.
- A light cable for the connection
- A stable internet connection to download files.
- Remove all the contents inside the Known_hosts file of your Mac (/.ssh in Finder)
When you are done, follow these steps below to bypass iCloud on your iPhone 5.
How to Fully Bypass iCloud account on iPhone 5
Before getting started, we must say many thanks to Apple Tech 752, who has developed this tool.
Step 1: First, connect your iPhone to a Windows computer that has previously installed 3U Tool app. If you do not have 3Utools, you can also use iTunes to manually restore iOS 10.3.4 firmware.
Step 2: If your computer does not detect your iPhone 5, then you can restore your phone in recovery mode. Make sure to freshly reinstall your iPhone to bypass it.
Step 3: When the process is done (3Utools says “new”, or before the Apple logo show up on your iPhone screen), quickly hold the only Power button for 3 seconds. Remember not to disconnect your phone from the computer. After that, hold Power + Home buttons for 5 seconds.
Step 4: After 5 seconds, release the Power button while still holding the Home button until your computer makes a sound.
If your iPhone shows the Apple logo and a progress bar, and you tried over 20 times without booting into DFU mode, wait for the boot and try to restore again. It’s import to start entering DFU mode after the restoration, but before the first Apple logo.
Step 5: On your Mac, download this iCloud_bypass file and then extract it. You will get folder inside the file.
Download iCoud Bypass File (Thanks to Apple Tech 752)
Step 6: Open a Terminal window on your Mac and type in the following command and hit Enter
Step 7: Next enter the following command
(You need to repeat the process until Terminal shows up the message “device is now in pwned DFU mode”.)
Step 8: Continue to enter the commands below to Send iBSS:
./ipwndfu -l (drag and drop iBSS in Loader folder)
./irecovery -f (drag and drop iBEC in Loader folder)
Step 9: When you see Boot Failure Count is 0, continue to enter the next commands
/send (drag and drop devicetree in Loader folder)
/send (drag and drop ramdisk in Loader folder)
/send (drag and drop kernelcache in Loader folder)
Step 10: When done, you will see command lines running on your iPhone screen and it starts restoring.
Step 11: Head to python folder, find tcprelay.py file and open it with Python Launcher
Step 12: Copy the command below into Python window
./tcprelay.py -t 22:2222
Step 13: Now, in the Terminal menu bar: click on Shell—>New Window->Basic and in the new window, type in:
ssh root@localhost -p2222
password: alpine when you are prompted
mount_hfs /dev/disk0s1s1 /mnt1
rm -r /mnt1/Applications/Setup.app
Step 14: When done, your iPhone 5 will automatically reboot and Boom! The iCloud account on your iPhone has been deleted.
If you have any question, let’s know in the comment below.