How to unlock iCloud locked Apple iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad Air and Air 2, iPad mini 1, 2, 3, 4, iPad 12.9 and 9.7


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, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 9.7 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, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 9.7, 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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1,260 thoughts on “How to unlock iCloud locked Apple iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad Air and Air 2, iPad mini 1, 2, 3, 4, iPad 12.9 and 9.7

    1. Do you have a picture of the resistor that needs to be removed from the a1403? Mine has the a5x. It’s different than the one pictured

  1. Павел! Специально зашел сюда что бы поблагодарить за проделанную работу! Молец! Скинул тебе небольшой донат enjoy it you deserve it 🙂

  2. Hi Pável, i donated and send to you photos of iPad Air 2 opened. The ipad don’t charge do you know maybe why?

  3. i will be the first to donate the minute non 3g unlock becomes available, otherwise i can donate now if you send me private instructions. thanks

  4. when can we expect to see this tuturial “How we bypass iCloud on all iPads with help of difficult hardware method”

    i will be the first to donate!

    1. Hi

      For last 30 days only 1 man donated me few $ and I helped to unlock 10-12 (all Air 2 and each costs more than $500) devices through mail, skype, twitter.

      So maybe I will not work under methods for any other devices in future because people do not appreciate my work and don’t donate.

      I don’t use my manuals myself. I made it to share with other

      1. Any luck with Wifi models? I tried the hardware method on an iPad 3 cellular (CDMA version) but lost the r1205 resistor after removing it won’t turn on anymore:/

        I would be happy to donate also:)

        1. im willing to donate ahead of time as long as its a go. anyone else that is interested should consider donating too.

      1. Can you help me too? I follow all the the intructions
        Hi everyone, its all ok with the hardware bypass, thanks. But i’m stuck in the step 8, im used mac and terminal with ssh [email protected] password: alpine doesn’t work…. For the step 6, im install 4/5 tweaks, file can’t be installed, i don’t know why, maybe thats the problem?? I downloaded the last bypass file for now. Thanks again 🙂

        1. you have to enable ssh in ifunbox, if still issues after ifunbox saying ssh enabled @ then use a program like putty to ssh in..
          If Ifunbox can not make an ssh connection then go to packages in cydia and install ssl and then ssh and go back to Ifunbox, enable ssh, go to putty and make the connection, add files and wifi is there no need to reboot!!

    1. I have 2 Ipad 2 airs bypassed one files work on, other files don’t work, I have not worked out 100% why the fix works on 1 but not other!

    2. I managed to make and install jailbreack 4 of 5 applications, less ifile, I managed to enable ssh and copies the archvos, but still no WIFI

  5. i don’t find manual to enable wifi sir Pusha,the link that you put in GSMHOSTING is the same of baypàss iPad air 2 for no working wifi

  6. Hello sir Pasha, some peaple found a method of working wifi after byapass ipad Air 2,it is realy that ? a men wrote this in Forum GSMHOSTING, and someone else said that wifi work for spercial model of iPad air 2 ,i don’t khow how they fixed that sir.

  7. guys, I have an ipad air 2 in the article says I must make a jumber in the points shown , I’m no expert in electronics and I doubt if it’s just connect the 2 points or more , please someone who can give me a hand my iPad model is the a1567 , thanks ..

  8. guys, I have an ipad air 2 in the article says I must make a jumber in the points shown , I’m no expert in electronics and I doubt if it’s just connect the 2 points or more , please someone who can give me a hand my iPad model is the a1567 , thanks ..

  9. Friends, I have an ipad 2 wifi A1395, which method to use to remove the lock icloud?It is to remove the board_id this model or just the A1396 model?

    Amigos, tenho um ipad 2 wifi A1395, qual metodo usar para retirar o bloqueio do icloud? tem como remover o board_id deste modelo ou só do modelo A1396?

      1. what a wonderful person you are Pavel,. another question, can I also turn automatic updates and find my apple on? Facetime also giving hard time to sign in,. can this be fixed in time. 😀 God bless you and your work. 😀

        1. You can. But I don’t sure that this is safe. On Air 2 on some FW Wifi and Bluetooth don’t work.

          I wrote about Facetime in FAQ.

          I prefer that God send me donations.

  10. A1431 ipad mini there a possibility for a Icloud hardware unlocking? I cant find anything for this version.I search complete google. I know that for another there is but for this one I cant find anything. Please give me your suggestion?
    kind regards

        1. is there any solution for repairing and remove resistors as on the other models or I can unfortunately throw away…

  11. I have an IPAD 4 A1458 I have it open and ready for removing the r1205 resistor however there are no numbers on the board so I do not know what component to remove. I find no pictures of the A 1458 on the web which identify the correct component. Are you able to help me. Thanks

  12. i have tried the jumper the ipad enta dfu mode and accept wifi ios bt after restoration complete it ask for the icloud user and pass. pls what might go wrong?

      1. Davide,

        then connected the touch id is resolved? please tell me why I have a problem is that tells me that iOS is not compatible with your device

        1. in short I have unlocked two iPad Air 2, One of the two had the LCD screen broken so I used an LCD with a touch not ID her, That’s why I had problems with the error 53, but I still have not solved the problem of Wi-Fi

  13. i have purchase one apple device iPad mini 2 and i will erased this device and no owner contect us please help me in my device active please my device activation serial:F4KK28J3F193

  14. Hi Pavel! Do I have to make a jumper after removing the resistor (ipad2 3g gsm) or just leave the contacts apart?

  15. Hi Pavel! the solution you have sounds like it work and i am very interested. I have an apple ipad mini model A1432 that I purchased 2nd hand online. I gave the previous owner a call and we met up and i purchased it (not knowing a thing about icloud) and 2 weeks later im sitting with a bricked device. since then i have been doing some research and i am very interested in your solution. please point me in the right direction

  16. Hi Mr Pasha,question please.On the Model iPad 2 3G A1397 (CDMA) move resistor r1205 to position r1204. that mean we remove resistor r1205 and we replace r1204 by resistor r1205 and posistion r1205 will be empty

  17. hi, can link for me firmware wifi compatible ? i have try and itunes say “no compatible firmware”.
    if u help i make donation for u

  18. I want to ask question.After that your method( Resistors are removed ) is finished,ipad cellular change to like ipad wifi ? ? ?

  19. Boa noite sou do Brazil e ainda não fiz esse procedimento, to com um iPad 2 a1396 só preciso remover o resistor e restaurar como modelo wi-fi ? e qual email eu faço a doação ?

    1. Fala jovem, isso mesmo você precisa remover o resistor mostrado na imagem, após a remoção o iPad vai ser reconhecido em modo DFU no computador então você restaura ele com o arquivo do iPad 2 WiFi.
      O e-mail do carinha para paypal é: [email protected]

  20. hello, boyz

    some help with the air 2 ipad A1567 model , and is in DFU mode but when I load the IOS iTune says that version is not supported by your computer , help please

    1. You probably didn’t follow the instructions right, I once had an issue where my iPad showed up as iphone and I decided to update it anyway, but it told me that software for my version wasnt available. Retrace your steps and remember if you accidentally touched anything else. I personally dont own an iPad, but I have tried these methods on my fellow colleagues (apple resellers) iPads, and ALL have been accurate if followed correctly.

  21. iPad mini2 confirmed, working fine. For the newbies asking questions that already have answers, The instructions Pavel gave on unlocking explain everything,instead of asking how to do “this” and it’s already explained, post pictures and share experiences to help each other out.

      1. Its Simple , this method is for more advanced users.Instruction are very easy to follow. Even for newbies, but if you can perform a simple restore just go to someone to do it for you! And DON”T FORGET TO SAY THANK YOU with a donation to Pasha!

    1. thanks for answering,
      the error that I have is that when I load the IOS tells me that is not compatible with this model, the iPad is in DFU but do not understand why not accept the iOS, review the work of the board and is well cast

  22. 1 man wrote that after iCloud bypass Air 2 was updated to iOS9 and bluetooth works. Wifi maybe can be fixed in future with jailbreack. At this moment iOS says that can’t find driver for WiFi in some folder

    1. help !!! plz

      please some light on my problem , I have an ipad air 2 which made ​​the process go into DFU mode but when I try to install the downloaded ios for this model tells me that is not supported by this device , which may be pavel Thanks

  23. i did mine, ipad 4 gsm, working fine now, but front camera is not working after that!! any suggestion.. thanks a lot

  24. Hi,
    I’ve got IPad mini 2 1490, I’ve managed to take it apart and free the mobo. However the motherboard has two heat sinks over the top of a group of resistors. Any idea how to dismantle those to follow your further instructions?
    thank you

    1. OK, friend, my apologies, I’ve managed to open it. My question is: when you say “remove resistor 4” and “position #3 must be empty” does that mean that both, ##4 and 3 must be removed?

      1. Ones you change NAND…is that a complicated process? I have about 10 ipad wifi’s to test and necessary tools too. will I need this in order to do that?

        Thank you Pavel.
        You are amazin, expect a big donation from me very soon I promise.

        1. Hi
          I’m not an engineer and don’t work with soldering iron. But ipads wifi only can be unlocked even with help of compatible iphone NAND. I didn’t dig deeper because people don’t want share info with me.

  25. Hello Pawel, what do you think about buying motherboards (logic boards) from eBay and replacing them. Would that count as a new device? I’ve seen ipad and iphone logic boards selling for 9.99 – 100 $. I think those very cheap ones (bare motherboards) might be parts from stolen devices.

  26. Hello, Thanks for the tutorial, have finished the hardware part, but when i try restoring with Ipad wifi model firmware, it get error, that “the Ipad couldn’t restore because the firmware is not compatible”.. how do u bypass that too

    1. must add on module base band CDMA or GSM with no AP Id.(no Icloud locked), just pass riteaway. sory I don’t know how to post a picture or schematic on website. for you do it.

  27. Can u help me with ipad air2 4G? Send me your paypal info so i can donate . Pls i need help with air 2

    1. Remove R1504 (10k) board id_3,for GSM and just 1505 if CDMA.if you need schematic pm to me help you.Ipadair.

  28. Привет Павел, это через переводчика, я кубинские и жить в Испании, я встретил много русских на Кубе, и я восхищаюсь им за их силу, после того, как немного льстить вам те тяжелые изменения мой планшет Android, Ipad через Интернет, теперь я вижу, что он заблокирован, в IPAD 2 WIFI 1395, EMC 2560 V 2.4, ты моя надежда «Товарищ»… JA… скажите мне, как мы делаем, .no вы defraudare. Спасибо

      1. I have been fix it by replace U1400 (hynix 2DTDG8UD1MYR) chip is SSD 16GB, beside U1410 for 32GB don’t need replace. because firmware on U1400) chip have other SN for activate. buy it from China.

      2. Hi Pavel, you are not nice. I have donated to you 2 times. need some ipad schematic, you haven’t sent to me, now I have full all model ipad iphone for unlocking . as you know Icloud server control lock id for both. good luck you research more for people will be grateful to you. I want to assistant but now to busy, and post some schematic I have find out some way to pass it.

        1. Hi

          As I wrote I have a lot of exams almost each days. I have no time on emails (each day more than 10-15 emails arives). All schematics except air 2, mini 2, mini3 are available on torrents.

    1. hello and thanks for your work, i cannot make this work, i bypass the icloud with the jumper in a ipad air 2 but cant make wifi work yet.

  29. Hi Pavel,

    Thank you for this. Unfortunately I (of course!) have the wifi only iPad 4 A1458. iOS 7.0.4 (I think). Is there any way to hardware unlock this model? I am happy to give you beforehand a donation.

    Thank you.

  30. Здравствуйте Павел. У меня a1567, не могу найти схемное решение отвязать от iCloud. Может Вы продвинулись в этом направлении?

    1. Здравствуйте
      Его нет. Нужны хорошие фото платы и человек, который захочет тестировать. Схемы самого устройства очень дорогие, а люди донатят редко.

    2. Куда отправить фото платы? Есть A1567, могу поэскпериментировать.

  31. iPad mini 3G Model A1454 – удалить резистор – ясно
    А как сделать перемычку?
    Что это значит?
    Чем ее сделать?

    1. перемычка это соединение двух контактов (площадок) с помощью или припоя, или резистора с нулевым сопротивлением. Делается это паяльником или паяльной станцией.

  32. how much do i have to donate to get the iPad air 2 a1567 and know which resistor to remove? Email me and I can pay via Paypal. I dont have time to phuck around

  33. Добрый день. Разблокировал IPAD 2 3G. Все работает и обновился до IOS 8.3. Спасибо

  34. Hi pavel, did you get my donation on paypal?
    and Pavel theory is disable imei 3,4G, ipad become wifi SN for activation as new one, and me can bypass wifi by disable wifi then solder 3,4G board atmoment ipad will become use IMEI id for activate.

      1. yes, use IR rework station SMD technician. for de solder and solder ribbon on logic board is easy to do, as you know one more method is replace SSD chip beside A5 or A6 cpu. data ID stay on it.
        about for WIFI must require one base band board CDMA or GSM not icloud lock IMEI on it.
        I like your research and have full schematic diagram, and clear instruction .
        recommend when remove resistor don’t use heat gun. should nail scissor slight cut.

        1. I’m not sure about this. But try this and tell us about result. Maybe Apple can check Cellular device by paired IMEI + SN.

          Also in Air 2 looks like WiFi and Cellular in the same chip 🙁

          “recommend when remove resistor don’t use heat gun.”
          I don’t use this methods. Just develop them in theory and check with help of enthusiasts

  35. is there any way i can pay you to tell me how to unlock wifi only ipad mini? ill give you the money first

  36. hy.
    I have a problem with my iPad, iCloud blocked, specify that only air ipad wifi is there any possibility at this model and work to eliminate resistance.
    I would like to donate something if there is a method to my problem solving.

  37. Hello,
    I made hardware bypass on my ipad 4 a1460 and it works properly. I saw that there weren’t R1205 and R1206 , so I thought that if I can switch R1204 with R1205 in order to install GSM software instead of wifi only software. In this way I would be able to use 3g . Am I right? There is any chance? However, if this doesn’t work, I want to know if we can develop an application which could access 3g module.
    Thank you,

    P.S. We can talk more through email 🙂

    1. ну и ну ,весь этот процесс сложный тем,что удаляя что либо, ipad при подключении может показывать всякую фигню , нужно быть внимательным, и терпеливым . и манипулировать дальше, пока не определится как ipad .

      1. Беру свои слова обратно, всё заработало, FaceTime и iMessage.

      1. Why should I donate you if you didn’t answer to my question? I see fair for both of us, firstly we talk and try together to find a solution, as I said before “we can develop”.

        P.S. If I found something on Google about my questions, I wouldn’t be here…

    2. Thats impossible as of now. Making it gsm will return the iCloud. A gsm module is a possibility but will have to be on a jailbrocken device, but still, i dont know how that will work. Creating the module isnt like creating an android app. 🙁 , it’sapple, remember!!!

  38. И не ужели без потерие 3G нельзя востонавить устройство……это ведь важная часть планшета……?

    1. по твоему в apple работают дураки ? твоё устройство уже было активировано после покупки,.и второй раз пройти активацию,означает провал,не может одно и тоже устройство пройти активацию через такую серьезную степень блокировки как у apple, это надо хорошо изменить твой ipad ,и обойдется заменой не только резистора . дешевле купить б/у на avito , зато чистый ,и всё работает и 3g.

  39. Всем привет, заблокировал свой планшет сам забыв пароль, ipad mini 3G 1455. Как понял прочитав комментарие, что после удаление резисторов, теряешь 3G. И можно ли тем же Icloudom ползоваться или придеться другой открывать

  40. Товарищи, нужна ваша помощь!
    На Ipad a1396 после удаления r1205 определяется как Iphone.
    Что делать то?

  41. Hi pavel … Does this method work on ipad 4 model a1458 ? .. i does not have 3g
    this page does not have instructions anymore , just a picture of jesus ” no donation, no salvation” lol

    if you can help me get my ipad working i will send you $20 USD via paypal
    im not sure if i have to bridge or remove the resistors or which ones because its different for the devices

      1. most people ask for help and dont even say thanks after you help them.. nor do they donate… this is why i stopped making free tutorials too .. but lets be honest, there is no hardware method of removing icloud on wifi devices , if it was possible it would be online somewhere … and if your mad about not getting donations , you should charge for live 1 on 1 help through facetime for people having trouble

  42. да да да …удалось активировать ipad , это огромный плюс… но сказать что удалось обмануть iTunes , я не могу. частично -да , но это не победа…

  43. работа facetime и imesag , невозможна , просто это приложения apple. никогда они не будут работать на подобных устройствах, и сами ipad работают не стабильно.

  44. It works. I managed to do it. The resistor is so tiny. You have to be extremely careful, otherwise you can damage the motherboard. Now my tablet is back to life. Except Face Time and iMessage which fail to activate everything else works fine. You man really deserve donation.

  45. halo please i need help i follow all the instruction for the remove the resistor. it work fine but no screen at all. then after in dfu mode my ipad air in itunes says errors (2005) after tray to restore new firmware from itunes, now i check my ipad can’t turn on. can’t connect on my PC. i double check many times the screen still black and look like dead i check the flesible cable look fine for me. pls i’m really need advice what should i do.

      1. Dear SIR
        Pls i need moe info if possible could send msg so that i can make donation and get more information by email

        Thanks a lot

          1. Dear

            I would to contact by email so that i can give details of my device or a freind device and get information on to make hardware the device with fuul explanation also we are going to make donation

  46. Yes sir ,i’m interrsting in second way == Premium Apple ICloud ID owner info finder by IMEI & UDID (also supported for not found)====
    wich has a success rate of 90% as you told sir.How much money cost?
    and how to contact you for this

    1. ipad 4 cellular ,удалял один ,но они на столько мелкие , что не заметил как оторвал иголкой три штуки рядом стоящие. подключил ,определился как iphone , на месте где были резисторы поелозил пояльником . пока не определился как ipad . перемычки не делал. просто немного пайки нанЁс . и так без этих резисторов заработал.

      1. главное чтоб после удаления.был конект. определяется как iphone. и дальше дело техники ,нанес олово, подключил и смотришь . если нет ipad то дальше с пояльником елозишь . и так пока не покажет как ipad. я два дня елозил.

        1. повторюсь мой ipad 4 , прошел активацию даже без трех резисторов .

          1. но придется смирится с тем что,не будет активироваться приложения facetime и imessage. а в остальном все ок.

            1. facetime и imessage через время могут заработать. Я глубже не копал в эту проблему. Так как не хочу больше тратить на это время. Есть другие дела, которые приносят финансовую прибыли в отличие от этих инструкций.

  47. I have a I PAD model A1460 but there is no IMEI at back of I PAD only serial No. Can I proceed with your method.

    Please suggest.

  48. Павел помогите пожалуйста удалил по “слепоте” оба резистора 1506 и 1507! как можно выйти из положения ? айпад айр 1475 с уважением Левон!

  49. For those who have iPad mini wifi only, can they post a clear image around the processor, I don’t have access to one right now but maybe its reversible.

    1. You can find them if search in google “iPad Mini Wi-Fi Teardown iFixit”. They post a big photos.

      People here don’t help other. They just take free info and go away. Don’t wait for photo. Search as I proposed

          1. No problem. Found the pics, now i just need the iPad mini to try out a few theories. I have tried all your methods and they all work. I will post my findings if i can get my hands on the iPad mini.

      1. Do you mean the whole nand flash memory?… Is this a solution, or could still have issues?? Thanks in advance… 🙂

  50. good night,

    in the iPad Mini 3g with retina display a1490 you say to remove the resistor 4, after do the jumper in position 2 , it means making the jumper on the resistor which in the position 2 on the photo ? and position 3 must be empty , it means remove the resistor which in the position 3 ? and the photo shows a resistor in position 1, what should i do with him ? thank you for the support. sorry about the english. all other tutorials worked perfectly . congratulations from Brazil !

    1. Rafael , boa tarde voce conseguiu saber especificamente cual sao os resistores que se retiram e cuais sao os que fazer jumper e os que ficam vazios!? disculpe meu portugues, que fazer com o resistor 1 que esta marcado na imagem !? conseguiu fazer o unlock !?

  51. i Need Help, My ipad 4 Air , A1475 i removed r1506 resistor.
    i Plug in on iTunes , i go restauration i have this error ( 2005 )
    Look my piCture Please need help !

    1. Apple will not block such iCloud unlocked iPads because all World is using such iPads now. 😉 Each day 600+ people read this post.

      Could be cool if each 10-15th reader give me a $1. Just a dream 😀

      1. Hi Please I need your assistance. I couldn’t make a good jumper on the two tiny terminals in ipad mini 3G A1454. I’m lost here as my soldering iron has eaten out the two tiny terminals because the ipad mini A1454 doesn’t come with a resistor on R1205. While making a jumper with lead and soldering iron, the two terminals were eaten out by my soldering iron. Please help as iTunes recognize it as Apple TV. Any alternatives? Please help a brother as I’m lost here.

        1. Hi

          People are too lazy to use google search.

          Instead of using soldering iron for making jumper to unlock iCloud on iPad you could draw line with help of simple pencil. I wrote about this in comments in Russian.

          If you destroyed that points it’s bad for you. Search for solution yourself. Sorry I can’t spend a lot of time on support and don’t want do this because people almost don’t donate me.

          1. If I understood russian, I could have easily done this, however, you wrote everything in russian. I can make donations if you help me. I’m not like most people here, I’ll donate a least $50 if I get a solution. If you think I’m not serious, here’s my business website. I’m capable of donating if you can help.