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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1,300 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. 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 ??

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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…

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

  15. 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

      1. Pavel. I. Just. Successful bypass Icloud on ipad air 2 with ios 10.1.1. But WiFi not working ANY SOLUTION PLS I need ur help

  16. Hello master pls is chance send me on mail where i found this
    ??? i try found him on web but nothing thanks Shrekous

  17. Great job with the website,
    I donated $5.00 the other day but noticed that you are affiliated with quality extreme services. It would be great if you could share your knowledge of the non hardware methods and tips since your business uses these methods to unlock apple products on a daily basis. Would be great if you are willing.
    Have a nice day,

    1. Hello

      Thank you 🙂

      I don’t work with Apple devices and I’m not an engeneer. For some devices I make solution just by photo of logic boards. Ipads are rare in my country (expensive)

      Not hardware methods are almost impossible

  18. Hi,Pavel
    I met the problem with iPad 3 CDMA (Verizon) all blueprints are not fit to the board i saw while open the unit. Did you have anther version of board? A1403.
    hank you very much

  19. Hey i wil have high resolution photos of motherboards for you on Friday 1/30/16 any area in particular that you want i think near the a9 chip i saw a similar chip/resistor layout.

      1. You are welcome. 🙂

        Most people think that free info, work and support cost nothing.

        But I’m really tired from support through emails, skype, twitter, facebook, comments and private messages on forums. Now I will save my time.

  20. hello pavel, first of all I thank you for the work you’ve done and sharing it with all …
    Then I should ask clarification for unlocking a mini ipad 2, are shown in the schematic drawing 4 resistors, but the instructions are not told what to do with the number # 1 (I have to leave it there?)…
    other question, resistance # 2 I have to remove it and join his two pads with the pond? or need to connect the two pads and leave there the resistance?

    And last question 🙂
    after doing this work and connected the device to iTunes, the firmware to be included in the iPad is automatically suggested properly by itunes? or i have to scearch from me the correct version (wifi only) in the web?

    I hope you will answer me, thanks again. Marco.

  21. i found answer on my own question from 4pda. bluetooth works on 9.0 and up after air2 bypass.
    so for now connect to internet through bluetooth.

    when jailbreak becomes available for current iOS then we can fix wifi as well by copying files.

    am i correct? is there workaround for wifi without jailbreak?

  22. On the air 2 the LTE model! After the bypass both Bluetooth and wifi will be disabled! So how do we connect it to internet through Bluetooth if Bluetooth on iPad is disabled.?

    I know there is no jailbreakin for 9.2 as of right now. but when it becomes available it would be useful to know!

    Thank you for your good work!

  23. HI I have a problem in my IPAD 2, I forgot the password and user name, now before activate the ipad need this username and password…can anyone help me?

  24. Thank you Pasha4ur! You save me from misery. This method works. I have iPad AIR cellular. I was followed instructions from this noble person, Pasha4ur. Remove r1506 as described and bypassed my iPad. Now it’s working like new. There is someone who complain about battery drain after bypass. I don’t have that kind issue. Beside the fact that face time and messenger are not working, the tablet is like new. You will also see your tablet on iCloud page and can communicate.
    I have a tip for person who will do this bypass. YOU, must be very careful. You can read that there is another that is pointing on delicate work, but be twice more careful. And the resistor is math*r fa***ng TINY! I ask a professional help to remove that tiny resistor. Again, be very careful not to distroyed this peace of art machine.
    Again, thank you very much Pasha4ur.

    1. Your device is iPad Air first gen, devices with battery drain problem mentioned in previous posts are air 2nd generation

  25. Ok pavel just donated nother 20.00usd to you. This is donation number 3 and nother onecoming soon. All the rest of you cheap bastards that keep promising donations but never do. why do post and say that youre planning on donating when you can or when you hav money? knowing that you never will. No one cares what you say you WILL do they only care what you actually DO DO. Thank you pasha for your hard work and resesrch. This bypass method was a great discovery and has helped many people.

  26. Thank you so much! When I get some money I will definitely donate to you for all of your hard work!
    I did have one small problem with my iPad 4 after I removed the resistor: the screen did not turn on even after I took it out of DFU mode. For anyone in the same situation, all you have to do is remove the SIM card and reboot. Then it works like magic. Again, MANY THANKS for your hard work!

  27. Awesome it Worked!! Thanks Pasha! Wondering though if I update it will automatically get messed up? And can I switch user accounts without a problem? I am wondering because if one day I sell this Ipad will it malfunction on the person after me.


  28. Hi, can you send iPhone 5, but I would ask for help in case of problems with clearing a blockage iCloud if you want to write me your address via email .Thx

    1. Sorry for above post. My english is not very good. I can send you iPhone 5 but I’d ask for help in case of problems with getting around the iCloud block. If that’s okay with you, e-mail me your home address.

      1. Hi

        There are some problems with sending something to Ukraine:
        1. Parcel can steal at customs.
        2. Parcel may lose.
        3. I will have to pay a tax of 50% if the employee customs revalue sending more than 150 dollars.

        In summer, I ordered one thing on ebay. Delivered via FedEx with tracking. Sending has been lost. It is found in a few days, but not in the best condition and it smelled.

  29. Hi
    Anyone experienced fast battery drain on bypassed air2? I have 2 units with the same problem. About %20 a day without any use.

  30. I just donated another 20.00 usd pasha/pavel as i said i would for every bypass i complete you get 20 dollars. Thank you for youR resesrch. Also the res/t of you should donate as well you think its easy to research, test, and trouble shoot these methods in addition to maintaining an updated step by step tutorial complete with device schematics. all while checking and answering all the dumb questions that everyone asks because theyre too lazy to pay attention to the guide and the f.a.q. page.

    Pavel discovered and made public, this bypass method, and hundreds if not thousands of people have succesfully bypassed their devices. Surely thats worth a few dollars. Thank you again and more donations to come.
    Vector, aka haxin

  31. i have really been checking everyday for two weeks now if there is bypass yet for the ipad mini 4 a1550. please help out bro. of cause will donate and help anyway i can to find method

    1. I think you will wait very long

      1. I have no money to buy iPad mini 4 for development.
      2. People don’t want help me with photo of logic boards wifi Only and Cellular models.
      3. Only 1-3 men donate per month.

      1. Hi, I do not know how much English. I apologize. I have an iPad for the A1652, and need to unlock it icloud. I send you a photo of the board. And your idea to unlock icloud I can try on my iPad. Thank

      2. i can send you detailed photos. if you send me your email. and if helpful i will donate of course. Model is A1550. get back to me please.

  32. En ipad air 2 para quien sin querer rompa la resistencia de al lado del jumper que quite la resistencia que heche soldadura para que se toquen los 4 puntos y funcionara igual

    1. Eddy gracias creo que me pasó eso porque voy a restaurarla me dice que iOS es incorrecto, no entiendo bien tu explicación si pudieras ayudarme te agradecería y estoy dispuesto a hacerte una donación hermano este es mi

  33. thank you very much , i unlocked my Ipad air 2 64 GB GSM (A1567) iOS 9.1 and i’m using bleuthoot to connext to internet ,but …my battery drain faster ? any solution for that plz .

  34. Thank you for your research pasha4ur i just donated $20 usd and more donations to follow. Every ipad i bypass i will be sure and send another donation your way. Wouldnt have been possible without your research and if not for you making this discovery. Thank you for your work.
    Haxin aka vector

  35. Good afternoon!
    I’m having trouble with the ipad 1396, I made the correct procedure as mandated by the tutorial , but when I will restore it the following message appears ( there is software available for your iPhone right now. )
    I thank you bear .

      1. Hello do you have any info on how to unlock ipad 3 WiFi only and iPhone 5 also I will like to donate I leave in USA what’s the best way to donate without using PayPal if is possible and once again thanks you for your work

  36. Hi Pavel, will make a donation as soon as I can, been wanting to do so but problems with my credit cards. Nice work you doing here. At least people are starting to share information on the bypass development. You on my mind bro…

    1. Hi

      Thank you!

      Soon I will start to write post with some info about WiFi models. I hope that other people will help with info. Just need to find info because I’m writing diploma at this moment

  37. Did the ipad air A1475 but whenever i try to restore with Wifi Firmware, it gives error 4014, and sometimes error 14. I tried changing usb cables, still same. Pls help. I promise to make donation definitely if i can recover this ipad, its been long since i tried fixing but unable to restore it with wifi firmware as it always ends up with either error 14 or 4014

  38. Hi Pavel, recently saw your bypass metod, still testing on ipad 2 3g, entered dfu mode itunes picked up as ipad wifi and restored ok, everything works but looking in settings /information it shows in model MC982e/a, is this the model of the 3g ipad, i thought it whould change after the procedure, any thoughts on this?

  39. It doesn’t work for Ipad air 2 64 GB GSM (A1567) bei IOS 9.1 for me.

    It make GSM not working anymore but dont go in DFÜ Mode.
    I try two time wit jumper . I think I make it as in Picture.
    I try to go manuelly in DFÜ mode and install iPad5,3_9.1_13B143_Restore.ipsw but Itune think no compactible firmware and download orginaly Ipad5,4 version.

    Is it becouse of 9.1 ? Does it work bei someone with IOS 9.1 ? Please if does let me know . Thanks.

  40. Hi! I have an ipad mini a1455.does this method works with this model?Can i make the same procedure as the ipad mini A1454 with his schematics?
    sorry for my bad english 😛