iOS 7 iPhone 4 and 5 users can hacktivate their smartphones using the new iOS 7.1 activation lock hack. This hacktivation created by @smolk1984 allows activating your Apple handset through circumventing the real process with activating Cupertino-based company’s gadgets. It might help you to hacktivate locked cell phones as well as unlocked from carriers.
The instruction is simple yet this program can be used by people who agree to possible risks. The hack has been tested for a short while and no one can guarantee complete safety.
Here is what you need to bypass iOS 7 iCloud lock: TinyUmbrella, PuTTy or winSCP and Java. Download these tools and install them on your Mac machine or Windows PC. It is also required to add this address to your host file on the computer: 22.214.171.124 albert.apple.com – it is needed for iTunes, once you launch iTunes you need to click Yes – Continue to proceed.
How to Bypass iOS 7 Activation Lock on iPhone 5 / 4
Follow this guide and hopefully you will succeed.
Important Note: We didn't try this method and we are not sure if it is safe.
Step 1. Create backup version of your iPhone.
Step 2. Download Hacktivate tool for your iPhone 4 from here. Install it and launch.
Step 3. Enter the DFU mode on your handset. To enter it, press your Power button for three seconds. Keep pressing it and hold down Home button at the same time for another ten seconds. You can now let go of your Power button while still pressing on your Home button.
Step 4. Click on Button 1 – this will start the ssh_rd process. Don’t do anything until it is complete.
Step 5. Click on Number 2 – this will mount the iPhone filesystem.
Step 6. Press on Number 3 – this procedure should copy the required files for further hacktivation.
Step 7. Wait till your smarthone reboots and enters Restore state.
Step 8. You need to Exit Recovery now.
Step 9. In order to bypass iOS 7 activation lock on iPhone 4 and 5 you should download Bypass Tool and enter the DFU mode once again.
Step 10. Start ssh.jar program and let it complete its process [it should say “successful”].
Step 11. Launch winSCP[you can alternatively use PuTTy program].
Step 12. Here are the settings for the new connection you will open:
Host name 127.0.0.1
Step 13. Click on the small terminal window in winSCP. You need to enter this command: mount.sh6 and then get rid of setup.app program. To do this you should open /mnt1/var/Applications and right click it to delete setup.app.
Step 14. Users who wanted to bypass activation are nearly finished. It is only required to reboot and do a couple of other things as your iPhone is now in Recovery mode. TinyUmbrella will help you here.
This iOS 7 iCloud activation hack might be faulty as it is not perfect.