How to unlock iCloud locked Apple iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3


This method will help you bypass iCloud on locked iPads. At this moment it works with Apple iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air,  iPad mini,  iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, which is locked by service iCloud. Include locked through “Lost and erased” mode.

After this you will can install any apps on your iCloud free iPad, make jailbreak, assign your own Apple ID account  and do any other things.

Here you can read manual to bypass iCloud on model of your iPad:

If you are looking for a way to unlock the iCloud on iPad Wi-Fi Only, iPhone or iPod, then read this article: How to bypass iCloud on iPad WiFi, iPad Cellular, iPhone and iPod




Этот метод поможет вам снять iCloud на заблокированных iPad. Метод работает с iCloud locked Apple iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air,  iPad mini,  iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2 и iPad mini 3, которые заблокированы через сервис iCloud. Включительно с заблокированный через режим “Lost and erased”.

После этого вы сможете установить любые приложения на освобожденный от iCloud iPad, сделать jailbreak, назначить собственный Apple ID и делать любые другие операции.

Здесь вы можете прочитать инструкцию по разблокировке iCloud на вашей модели iPad:

Если вы ищите способ разблокировки iCloud на iPad Wi-Fi, iPhone или iPod, тогда прочтите эту статью: How to bypass iCloud on iPad WiFi, iPad Cellular, iPhone and iPod

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1,079 thoughts on “How to unlock iCloud locked Apple iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

  1. After Ipad 2 bypass I cannot get the facetime and Imessages active. I’ve updated to the latest iOS, reset network settings, full reset, switched aeroplane mode on/off, reboot etc. I’ve only managed to connect once on proabaly 50 attempts over a few days!!

    Any ideas guys? Thanks

    1. After Ipad 2 bypass I cannot get the facetime and Imessages active. I’ve updated to the latest iOS, reset network settings, full reset, switched aeroplane mode on/off, reboot etc. I’ve only managed to connect once on proabaly 50 attempts over a few days!!

      Any ideas guys? Thanks

  2. I’ve managed to remove jumper 4 and solder it onto number 2 but once I connect it to iTunes and it is in DFU mode, it shows up as an iPhone and says that there is no compatibile firmware. Please assist.

    Really appreciate your informative instructions.

  3. After bypass on ipad 3 wifi dont work…can be activated, but see the wifi networks only within 30 centimeters away from the source … I’ve already tried changing the antenna … any ideas? Thanks in advance.

      1. Hi Pavel,

        When jailbreak iOS 10 will be available, files for wifi and bluetooth driver for iPad Air 2 will work also on iOS 10 ? There are same drivers?

        Thank You

      2. Hi pavel,

        Wifi files will work also on iOS 10 when jailbreak will be release?

        I have iPad Air 2 on IOS 9.3.5, I update or I stay for wait Jailbreak?

        Thank You

  4. where did my comment go? 🙁
    so again. my bypassed ipad air wont let me load apps directly from the appstore. I always need itunes to install apps on the ipad, anyone got the same issue?

  5. After bypass appstore installation doesnt work. I always need to install the apps in itunes on my ipad air? anyone had issues like this?

  6. Hello everyone.

    I have a iPad, With the following specifications:
    Find My iPhone: ON
    iCloud Status: LOST

    The question is: Can I apply these steps for an iPad so lost?

      1. Hi Pavel ! My iPad is on iOS 9.3.5 My Wifi is currently grey’d out. JB is the only solution for replace wifi driver of my iPad Air 2? I will donate if you help me please

          1. Hi
            Confirm this informations please.
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            Today or tomorow I will send you money with Western Union after work. I live in Africa, and I will send you code in your email adress.

  7. Hello. I have ipad 2 model A1396 with ios9.2.1. Its icloud locked. Im interested in if i bypass icloud by the way that you say will it works with all?? I mean will gsm works??

  8. All icloud locked Ipads that are not cellular can be unlocked now. The service is offered on ebay by more then one seller. Some how they are able to bypass icloud with only the serial number of the wifi Ipad.

  9. My iPad is on iOS 9.3.5 and I wait Jailbreak of iOS 9.3.5 for fix it. My Wifi is currently grey’d out. Somone know when jaibreak of iOS 9.3.5 will be release for replace wifi driver of my iPad Air 2? Thanks Michel Stephane

    1. Yes its normal, because iPad Wifi don’t have GPS. After the unlock, your iPad becomes a ipad wifi, so you lose GPS.

  10. hello , you have find any solution for ipad air 2 unlock it from icloud and fix the wifi on ios 9.3.4?? ipad is stuck on dfu mode with ios 9.3.1 but after restore from itunes the ios 9.3.3 show error 3194 , maybe last firmuware relase is 9.3.5 and , 93.4 can instal only in ipad.
    who can help us?


    1. ok, you have to restore to 9.3.5, but do it quickly. Then downgrade to 9.3.4. This will only work as long as apple has signed 9.3.4 and who knows how long that will last. After that, maybe semi jailbreak and try to replace wifi driver files after that? I’m not sure… But I WAS able to downgrade to 9.3.4 from 9.3.5. If there was only a way to trick iTunes into thinking 9.3.3 was signed…

    1. Hi

      People don’t donate in this year. So, lets they make bypass for new devices themself 🙁

      If you made high detailed photos I will share this photo to other people. Maybe somebody will spend time to make bypass

      1. Pavel – I am broke, otherwise I would help by donating. Instead, I will help by sharing my success or failure with the community. When I get some money, I will donate. Thank you.

        1. My iPad Air 2 is on iOS 9.3.5 version, how can I do jailbreak for replace Wifi driver or do downgrade to iOS 9.3.2, Does the jailbreak iOS 9.3.5 has a chance to get out?

  11. Hi there. Can I unlock ipad 2 3G by this method if it’s with ios 9.3? Or I should wait for any inlocked version of ios? Thank you

  12. hello , i make all step but not find in cyndia the app afc2add and i can not trasfer the bypass file to wifi folder.
    how can help me ?


  13. Hi everyone i have problem with ipad 2 3g by mistake i remove the resistor r1204 ..and now ipad is detecting as iphone and no software for this iphone error in itunes so i need help how to solve it out for ipad 2 3g i want to remove r1205 but by mistake i remove the r1204 so please guide me asap or email me solution (almasadir.tec@gmail.com) thanks in advanced

  14. Do anyone know how can i activate facetime and imessage on ipad air 2 hardware icloud bypassed device??? I have replaced wifi driver and wifi is working fine now everything is working fine now except Facetime and imessage is not activating and battery backup is bit low comparing with other ipad air 2 but its good not that bad i can watch 3-4 movies with 1 full charge.

  15. Tether you ipad air 2 via bluetooth, to iphone for internet connection.

    Then do jailbreak.

    After i used ifunbox to replace wifi files.

    IF in ifunbox you cant get root & it says USB (Jailed), install ifile & Apple File Conduit 2 from cydia.

    Works good for me 🙂

    1. Hi, it works for me too, but there is a problem…after replacing files i have tried to do a dfu reset, and….wifi greyed again…this means that we cant upgrade to new ios until it will be jailbroken?

      thank you, Marco.

    2. I do it, wifi works fine, but when i get away 2 meters from wifi router i get incoretc wifi password…???
      Wifi is still visible , bit non posible to connect, only when close to modem…

      1. Dude! check your wifi antenna, it’s disconnected. Exactly the same thing happened to me but I was too lazy to open the iPad back again. Once I did it, surprise surprise hehe. Remember we disconnected that antena when we had to take the shields off? 😛

  16. With iOS 9.3.3 on iPad AIR, no more problems on FaceTime and messenger. And ofcorse, no JailBrocken.

  17. Heads up!

    Anyone thinking of jailbreaking using the new jailbreak that came out today 24/07 to fix wifi on ipad air 2 DONT BOTHER!!

    The jailbreak needs working wifi to use it! 🙁

    1. I just jailbroke my iPad. Used my iPhone to provide Internet to the iPad via Bluetooth. And voila. After replacing drivers wi-fi was working immediately after restart. Internet speed is wonderful. But I do have one problem tho. It worked wonderful at work (Apple airport, 5ghz) but at home. Wifi reception it’s just awful, I have to be like 1 meter away from then crappy huawei my ISP gave me so I have a decent connection. I wonder if it’s the drivers issue, or just stock incompatibility with this iPad and my router… How ever, I can confirm that it does work and the current jailbreak utility will enable you to resurrect your iPad’s Wi-Fi

      1. How did you trust/verify app under device management? It tells me no internet connection and is unable to verify my developer account. I have tried to use internet over iPhone and MacBook, but it always tells me no internet, even though safari and other apps have internet.

        1. Actually I didn’t have any issues with that. But I do have to mention that I was using LTE connectivity and the iPad was freshly restored without using any iTunes back up in it. I would suggest you to replicate this conditions.

        2. I finally managed to get verified, I went to settings->general->reset->reset all settings.
          It lets your hardware resetted Ipad air 2 to connect to apple iCloud server for a bit until you can verify your app and successfully jailbreak

      2. @Yered I got two A1567 ipad 2 air’s, one hardware unlocked & one legit.

        Tested wifi with the ipads next to each other for you, both had exactly the same bars for mine & my neighbours wifi, so its not a driver issue.

        Maybe you damaged wifi antenna inside… or Interference…. or simply your router is shit! 🙂

        I hardware unlocked a ipad 2, after it would not find 2ghz wifi but 5ghz was ok, looked inside & saw i ripped the wifi antenna removing the digitizer, got new one & it was fixed!

        Test somewhere else that has 2ghz internet, friends house, coffee shop Maccy dees etc… 🙂 🙂

        1. Strange my ipad air2 …9.3.3… A1567 works fine on 2ghz & 5ghz, i can get good signal on my wifi & can pick up my neighbours 2ghz no probs?????

      3. I think the prob coming with the bad driver of previous iOS buggy with wifi we need the right one of 9.3.3 of ipad air 2 lte i will try take it from ipad air 2 lte of my friend :p

        1. Wifi 2Ghz working again, so, here’s the thing. The antenna that it’s sticked to the shields that we remove in order to modify the electronics wasn’t connected back in place, it was lose, so. Never mind. For those of you having wifi issues after replacing drivers. Just make sure you connected that damn wifi antenna back. Apparently 5ghz has very strong signal even away from the modem and that’s why it only appered to work fine with 5ghz.

    2. NOT TRUE, works perfect, connect to your iphone cellular data hotspot via bluetooth and its fine. Do not spread this kinda of information just because you are frustrated, instead work hard!

  18. hi, i have make a jumper on iPad air 2 4g but i can install, the firmware, the new iTunes detect my iPad like a iPhone and the older like and simple iPad air :/ so iTunes say: we can restore this iPad with this software because it’s not a good intern software
    do you meet this problem ??

    1. @bergerot You must of not made jumper good, go back in & check again, i done A1567 no problems using the pencil method

    2. i have find my problem, i have remove the resistance next to jumper, i can’t find the schematic in internet, someone know the value of this resistance ?

  19. Im waiting for latest jailbreak so i can replace the wifi files on my ipad air 2

    Was wandering if the wifi will still work if i update or do the wifi files get overwritten if i update so wifi will not work again?

    Also heard that this works for icloud removal

    Sign in icloud account on ipad, make sure its signed in for at least a week or more

    Then sign out.

    After that remove jumper & restore ipad

    Has anyone tried this?

    1. Was wondering if signing in to a new iCloud account for a week then removing jumper has worked for you?

      I just restored to 9.3.5 Wifi after using jumper method. It worked on the 2nd attempt; the first attempt gave me error. The device is A1567 iPad Air 2 Cellular. Wifi currently is currently grey’d out, but I have not installed the Jailbreak yet.

      1. Hey Pat McCrotch, we have the same problem, and I wait Jailbreak of iOS 9.3.5. My Wifi is currently grey’d out.Do you know when it’ll be release?

    2. Hi I’ve the same problem on my iPad Air 2 made the jumper,restored it on 9.3.5 an the wifi s greyed out any idea how solve this problem

      1. Hey Wilesco, we have the same problem, and I wait Jailbreak of iOS 9.3.5 for fix it. My Wifi is currently grey’d out.Do you know when jaibreak of iOS 9.3.5 will be release?

  20. Hi,
    did someone give electric paint(look at ebay) a try?
    This would be easy recoverable if another solution comes available.

    1. electric paint will be ok for ipads where you are only making a jumper not removing the resistor, like on ipad air2

      I just used the pencil method as graphite conducts electricity well.

  21. Does someone have the Ipad Air 2 LTE schematics? I have looked through all the internet and have NOT found.

  22. Good day,

    Can someone please 👏 Help me , I have iPad 3 wifi model A1416 I need to bypass iCloud hardware where can I find the transistor?, I only know where to find the transistor for iPad 3 3G/wifi but for the same iPad with wifi only i don’t know where it is please help me!!

    1. a1489 iPad mini 2 needs nand chip swap like it says on this site.

      You can use 5s nand or buy a chip with clean or hidden sn

      But if you cant find this method that is right in front of you i think you should not attempt such a procedure,

  23. (Update) just done my ipad air 2 working as expected but obviously no Wi-Fi, Bluetooth is working good.

    Timed battery drain on stopwatch was on 28% 6 hours later is on 22% so not to bad.

    I did the mod without taking out the Mo Bo

    Pangu is due to realise new jailbreak on the 1st July so all us non jail-broke can hopefully get our wifi back.

    Great info on this site thanks to all the contributors

      1. I will defiantly donate £10 if you can supply the wifi fix files for ipad air 2 once new jailbreak is available.

        Do you think you will be able to upload the files Pavel Churiumov??

  24. I got iPad Air 2 on 9.3.2 if has anyone done on this firmware?

    Did blutooth still work?

    Think new jailbreak is coming very soon so should be able to get wifi working with relevent files

    Can Apple patch this method with iOS ??

  25. Hi, I’ve successfully unlocked an iPad2 and have been using it for some time and have updated it several times with no problems. However, after installing the latest iOS 9.3 my iPad is now detected by iTunes as a iPhone and has potentially bricked my iPad. anybody else suffer the same problem??
    Thanks in advance.

  26. i have bypassed iPad air 2 icloud even i lost my wifi and thats fine with me atleast i can use my iPad and if i have to use internet i use Bluetooth tethering but i am still confused with the activation on icloud website. its still showing my ipad has its FMI urned ON. and i am afraid that if i have to restore again then my device will be icloud locked to with previous id? i tried to sign in with my icloud id and turned the FMI OFF and ON and OFF again but still its showing same on icloud activation website. WILL MY DEVICE BE LOCKED TO SAME ICLOUD ID THAT I HAVE FORGOTTEN AND GOT STUCKED IF I RESTORED THE DEVICE AGAIN AFTER BYPASS ????????????………

    1. no will not LOCKED I want to ask you is their any another problems occurred after you bypass your ipad? because I have ipad air 2 locked

    2. l have ipad mini A1455 as well locked to icloud how can l remove it, l don’t understand about removing resistor, jumper..etc, can anyone help?

      1. best way is to turn it over to a technician
        because there are too many risks and very small electronic components

  27. Pavel, Hi im bob. Do you know error in iOS 9.3.2 With Icloud removal hardware. I hace iPad mini Working and With the update was locked.

  28. hello

    I have an iPad mini 3 and I have followed the steps in removing the appropriate resistor and adding it to #2 position. when I put the ipad together and try to restore it I got a message as the ipad is an iphone. I removed the motherboard and looked at the work I did and re-solder the resistor in position #2 then put it back and it finally detected as an ipad mini 3, however when I tried to restore the ipad I keep getting an iTunes error 9. I looked and search around and found that I needed to change the USB cables and change computer which I did several times and I continue to get the same error. Do anyone have an Idea of what could have happen? Thank you all.

  29. Hola necesito desbloquear mi ipad 2 wifi ayudame por favor se puede el modelo es A1395 ipad 2 wifi gracias espero tu ayuda

  30. Hey I did exactly same remove resitor r1204 on model A1460. Downloaded file extracted mac detected it in recover mode selected download file it begin to extract and then this comes on side of screen of ipad.

    [NAND} _FindFlashMedia….
    [NAND] _fetchborrowedList:881 number of borrowed block 16

    this is last line i get. Itunes show waiting for ipad and nothing happens on ipad. Then i get error 4005 on itunes.

    1. hello again, today have the same problem that you and I fixed with a pencil, yes a pencil, only mark or jump with the pencil in the circuit r1205 y r1206, is really functionally, please reply if you solved your problem, I fixed mi ipad whit this process

  31. Draining battery on air 2 after jailbreak in sleep mode/stand by? Almost 2 or 3% per hour!! Any solutions found?

        1. no, same problem with iPad Air 2 without swapped wifi files, in my opinion, shorting resistor to bypass iCloud prevent the iPad to go to sleep mode properly but is there any solution for that- I have no idea.

          1. I had installed Cocoatop and Icleaner Pro. I noticed that the daemons (Aggregated, Backboardd, UsereventAgent, Kernel_task) were the culprits. I tried to disable some daemons on Icleaner Pro and could reduce some battery draining, and then I made a huge mistake, and disabled some plist and the Main plist as well. And because of that I stuck on Apple Logo now. Trying to fix it, but I think it is kind of impossible, since the PC (itunes) does NOT recognize it anylonger. Really sad. i do NOt want to lose my JB.

            1. Hello! My ipad air 2 doesn’t charge. It looks as if it finds its battery already charged because battery indicator doesn’t change.

  32. bypassed ipad air2 with ios 9.1 now wifi not working after jailbreak replaced the files but still no luck anyone have any video how to replace files looks like i am doing some thing wrong

  33. Hi my friend
    I have iPad Air A1475 but there is no r1506 resistor. I’m the first who open this device. No r1506 and i have saw in another forum some people who have this kind of iPad Air A1475. Please need your help if you have a solution for this…

  34. ipad air 2 needs a jumper, is there a video tutorial on how to make jumper. On youtube you could only find how to make a jumper on a TV CB or a larger board, it would be great if there is a video regarding iPad’s jumpers.

  35. hello,when i try to restore my ipad mini model 1454 with itunes it shows a 1454 error,i tried downloading some ipsw to restore it manually but it shows me that all the firmwares are incompatible can some one please give me the number of the correct firmware i should download and install using this manual methord

  36. Donation sent. Thank you for your work. iPad Air LTE 1st gen. went flawlessly. Used an X-acto knife to remove resistor due to epoxy potting around flash chip. USB microscope came in handy to confirm complete removal. One important thing I would like to point out to those attempting these procedures. After opening the iDevice but BEFORE disconnecting the screen/ digitizer, you should disconnect the battery. When reassembling, put a piece of plastic over the battery terminals before
    Screwing the connector back on. This may prevent burning out the LCD backlight. Also, be very careful with the digitizer and screen to not get fingerprints or dust or adhesive on them or you’ll be looking at your mistake on a daily basis. Thanks again.

    1. Also have iPad Air A1475 wifi +cell; removed the R1506 resistor, checked if there was no any connection between the pins, downloaded the iPad4,1_9.2.1_13D15_Restore (ipad air wifi only), put my ipad into recovery mode, connected to computer, itunes detected it as ipad with no SN, then tried to restore from the downloaded file and it says that it cannot restore it beacause the downloaded file dosnt match the hardware, witch I understand that itunes still see my ipad as wifi + cellular and dosnt allow to restore from wifi only file. Please tell me if I did something wrong or what can be the problem? Could you describe step by step how you did it?
      Thanks a lot for the help. I am so close but yet so far..

        1. Thank you, I will do that.
          When I restore from itunes nothing changes, still have wifi+cell software locked ipad.
          Looks like removing resistor didnt help, hopefuly cleaning the spot and disconnecting the battery will help.

  37. Thank you for the info!

    Bypassed iPad Air 2 yesterday, the only problem is it is running ios 9.2.1 now, is there a jailbreak available? I don’t have wifi now.

    1. I bypassed an Ipad Air 2 some days ago… As known I can’t use wifi , but I have others problems and I would like to know if it’s normal. My ipad sometimes restarts while pairing with iphone for internet, it doesn’t charge *(seems that it see the battery fully charged everytime). It’s ok? or should I open it again and check what I’ve done?

  38. ipad 2 i remove the resistor like you thought me……a lil problem….firmware not compatible i try all the lates firmware for the ipad 2 also itunes is recognicing the ipad as an iphone…
    how cam i fix this