Everything you need to know about iCloud-locked iPhones is right here, including whether you can jailbreak an iCloud-locked iPhone and the steps to perform a jailbreak. 

Can You Jailbreak an iCloud Locked iPhone?

The short answer is: YES. You can jailbreak an iCloud-locked iPhone using some jailbreaking tools. This will remove some restrictions set by your software but won't remove the iCloud Activation Lock. If you want to remove the Activation Lock from your device, you'll need additional steps. Before that, let's take a quick peek at what a jailbreak means and weigh the pros and cons of a jailbreak.

A jailbreak is an act of removing some restrictions imposed by your operating system, and it doesn't change the device's core features. So, your iCloud won't be bypassed after a jailbreak. Asides from that, there are some other benefits and limitations of performing a jailbreak. 

Benefits Limitations
  • Install whichever apps you want
  • Add customized UI to your device
  • Remotely control your iPhone
  • Switch service carriers
  • Your phone might turn into a brick
  • Your warranty will be void
  • Lose access to some services
  • Make your device vulnerable
  • Lead to crashes, freezes, and data loss 

Warning: This guide is for informational purposes, and we won't be responsible for any data loss. 

How to Jailbreak an iCloud Locked iPhone?

To jailbreak an iCloud-locked iPhone, you'll need some jailbreaking tools to help. Checkra1n is one of the best options you can have. It can jailbreak devices from iPhone 5s to iPhone X that run iOS 12.3 and later. Before proceeding with this tool, there are two prerequisites:

  • This tool only works on a Mac and Linux PC.
  • After jailbreaking, you'll need to use your computer to reboot your phone.

Now, you can follow these steps to jailbreak your iPhone.

Step 1. Download and install Checkra1n on your Mac or Linux PC.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your computer. 

Step 3. Then, this jailbreaking tool will automatically detect your device and put it into recovery mode. 

Step 4. Follow the on-screen instruction to put your device into DFU mode. 

Step 5. Once your device is in DFU mode, this program will start the jailbreaking process. 

Step 6. After that, your phone will reboot automatically and show you the Checkra1n loader screen.

Put your iPhone in DFU mode

How to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock from an iCloud Locked iPhone

As mentioned earlier, jailbreaking an iPhone won't remove iCloud Activation Lock. If you want to remove this feature from your device, you'll need some iPhone unlockers like EaseUS MobiUnlock to help. It not only provides you with a step-by-step jailbreak tutorial but, furthermore, explains how to remove iCloud Activation Lock from your device. It doesn't matter if you forget the iPhone passcode, because EaseUS MobiUnlock also works to unlock a locked iPhone. 

EaseUS MobiUnlock

  • Remove 4-/6- digit code, Touch ID, or Face ID from your device.
  • Remove Apple ID and iCloud account from your iPhone.
  • Bypass Activation Lock when you're locked out of your device.
  • Browse, restore, or export passwords stored on your iOS device.

To unlock an iCloud-locked iPhone:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch EaseUS MobiUnlock. Select "Bypass Activation Lock" to proceed.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 1

Step 2. Once your device is connected, click "Start." This will bring our Terms of Use, explaining the conditions that apply to your use of the service. Click "I Agree" and "Start" again to move to the next step.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 2

Step 3. Then, you'll need to jailbreak your device by following the Jailbreak tutorial given on the screen. Or you can jailbreak your device with other jailbreak tools instead.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 3

Step 4. After a successful jailbreak, click "Bypass" to start bypassing iCloud Activation Lock.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 4

Step 5. Once done, your iCloud Activation Lock of your iPhone or iPad will be successfully bypassed. 

Remove Activation Lock - Step 5

The Bottom Line

As you can see, jailbreaking an iPhone locked to iCloud is possible with a jailbreaking tool. This won't take much time. But after jailbreaking, you're still not allowed for some services like iCloud, iMessage, etc. If you want to remove iCloud Activation, you'd better use EaseUS MobiUnlock to do it. 

FAQs About iCloud Lock

From the guide above, you may have learned how to jailbreak an iCloud-locked iPhone. While if you want to dig for more information about iCloud-locked iPhones, below are some of the more frequently asked questions. 

How can I activate an iPhone when it is iCloud locked?

This is easy if you know the Apple ID and password used to activate your iPhone because you can directly enter the Apple ID credential to activate it. However, if you bought this device from others without knowing about the Apple ID, you can utilize iPhone unlockers like EaseUS MobiUnlock to remove the Activation Lock easily and quickly. After successful removal, you can set up your device without any problem.

Is it possible to factory reset an iPhone that is password-locked and iCloud-locked?

If you can't enter your device but want to remove the iCloud Activation Lock, you can also apply EaseUS MobiUnlock to achieve your goal. But this solution is harsher than other solutions because it requires you to jailbreak your device. It offers steps by step tutorials to help you perform a jailbreak, which is easy for beginners. 

Can I trade in an iCloud-locked iPhone?

Yes, you can, but you'd better explain the actual state of your device. 

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Sofia has been involved with tech ever since she joined the EaseUS editor team in March 2011 and now she is a senior website editor. She is good at solving various iPhone and Android issues, such as iPhone or Android data transfer & recovery. Rich experience in software companies helps her create a lot of popular articles.

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