How to Bypass Activation On iOS 5

by on June 22nd, 2011

Bypass the activation process and run iOS 5 firmware. This hack will not work on the iPad 2. On iDevices with a cellular modem, this may permanently upgrade your baseband, and will also prevent activation with your carrier as you are bypassing it. This method is not a jailbreak, but after using it you can use iOS 5 beta without activating it. This iOS 5 hack exploits a security flaw in the activation screen. Requires no hacking or jalbreaking and is super easy. Here it is:

Skip Activation On iOS 5

  • Download iOS 5
  • Launch iTunes and update your iDevice using iTunes. Connect the device to computer, Hit the ‘Check for Update’ button with the Option (Mac) or Shift (PC) key pressed. Select the iOS 5 IPSW file
  • On the setup screen, push the home button 3 times until VoiceOver activates
  • Hold the time on the status bar
  • Drag down the screen with 3 fingers
  • Tap twice on the Y!
  • Push the Home button. Optionally, you can Disable VoiceOver
  • That’s it


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