Bypass iCloud activation

22 April 2014

Here is a tutorial on how to bypass iCloud activation. It works for iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod.

If you are using a Windows machine, follow this steps:

- Open Notepad as Administrator
- In Notepad, go to File > Open…
- Select My Computer, then go to the Local Disk where you have installed Windows (most of the time is “C”)
- Click WINDOWS > system32 > drivers > etc
- Now in the Files of type, select All Files
- Select the file hosts, and open it
- At the end of it, copy and paste this 107.170.72.61 albert.apple.com
- Save it and then open iTunes, connect your iDevice wait a few second and check activation lock’s is bypassed
- Finally you can enjoy your iDevice

For Mac users:
- Open terminal
- Paste this sudo nano /private/etc/hosts and hit enter
- Enter your password (note: won’t see text appear in the terminal window when you enter the password, so make sure you enter it right)
- Now you will see the hosts file
- Navigate using the arrow keys at the bottom of the text
- Add this line 107.170.72.61 albert.apple.com
- Press Control-O to save the file
- Press Enter when asked for the filename and Control-X to exit the editor
- Open iTunes, connect your iDevice wait a few second and check activation lock’s is bypassed
- Finally you can enjoy your iDevice

NOTE: This will only bypass iCloud , means whenever you restore your device it will ask for ID & password again.

UPDATE: THIS TRICK DOESN’T WORK ANYMORE!!!

2 Responses to “Bypass iCloud activation”

  1. alex says:

    im having problems finding the file “hosts”

    any suggestions ?

    i found hostname.. but tried to finish with the 107.170.72.61 albert.apple.com, didnt work

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