Easy Hack to Bypass iOS Activation Lock Password by Editing Hosts File

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Hackers have found a way to bypass iOS Activation Lock (Find My iPhone) using very simple method. Read here for more.

When Find My iPhone is enabled on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, the Apple ID and password you use for iCloud is securely stored on Apple’s activation servers and linked to your device. From that point on, your password will be required before anyone can turn off Find My iPhone on your device, erase your device, or reactivate and use your device.

Activation Lock is enabled automatically when you turn on Find My iPhone in iOS, or when you upgrade to iOS from a previous version of iOS that has Find My iPhone already turned on.

Editor's note: learn more by reading our ebook on starting your own iPhone repair & unlock business

If you lost your device, turning on Find My iPhone on your iCloud account will enable the Activation Lock. Once this is enabled, the person who has your device will not be able to activate your device in any way and it will be stuck on the screen shown in the image above; rendering the device useless.

Although there’s a service to remove it on the Apple database, but most people would prefer if there’s a free tool available. Thankfully a group of hackers developed a method called DoulCi. They described on their website:

To use doulCi is very simple. Just Add the “MAGIC LINE” to you “hosts” file on any operating system you are using, and then after just one step you will have your device bypassed. All you need to do is open the famous software developed by Apple Inc. and plug your device in the USB port on your machine and it will be done in seconds.

The Magic Line described above is a spoof IP address of Apple’s activation server. The method is done by tricking iTunes to connect to their server, instead of Apple’s activation server to bypass activation on your iPhone. See this post on how to edit your hosts file on your computer, and add the following IP address to your hosts file: albert.apple.com

If that doesn’t work, try the following: albert.apple.com

or this: albert.apple.com

Once you’re done, do a full restore again on iTunes, and it should activate your device without the need to enter any password.

NOTES: The servers above may be busy or down for maintenance since the service is still in Beta. So proceed with caution and check their website for updates. They also have this support site which you can refer to.

The hackers mentioned that cell service may not work, that means if you have an iPhone there’s a high chance that you won’t get any carrier signal. If you have an iPad or iPod touch, this won’t be a problem at all.

How to Remove iCloud for iPod, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch (WiFi models)

If you have an iPod, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch, the iCloud activation can be officially removed using this service here.

The service is straightforward and only the serial number of the device is needed. The serial number can be found under Settings > General > About of the device.

It supports all devices include those which are reported lost or stolen. Click here to find out more of this awesome service.

Please do have a try and let us know how it goes by leaving your comments below!

Easy Hack to Bypass iOS Activation Lock Password by Editing Hosts File was last modified: June 27th, 2018 by Joe Wang

Comments & Discussion

  1. I’ve liked all three ways to see the free content which I assume is the magic line IP address and still can’t see it. I’m thinking the server is down. I have purchased a ipad 4 3.5 on kijiji and when I looked at it it had been reset and was at the choose language stage of setup so everything looked legit. Little did I know about activation lock. Apple will not help me I’ve tried. This is my only hope other than parting it out to try to get some of my money back. Please help. Thanks. Dave

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