iPhone iPhone 6+ Jailbreak Help!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by runway34l, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. runway34l macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2016
    Right, so here's the deal. I work at Sydney Airport as a baggage handler, and we have a room, inside a bunch of bins filled with electronics and gadgets. Every once in a while, manager on shift gives us stuff that has surpassed the 6 month mark of not being claimed. He gave me a nice little 6+!

    So, I had opened it up and it seemed freshly restored. I did all the necessary actions, WIFI, Language, etc. It then came up with an odd email and password that I needed to input to enter the phone. As a good samaritan, I was willing to give the phone back to the original owner but there was no contact number, address, valid email, etc. I was told by a friend that by putting the phone into DFU mode, I'd be able to Jailbreak it and access it. I tried doing so, but i can't find the version that the phone is on as it is not activated.

    What can I do to potentially unlock the phone, and to jailbreak it? Thanks!
  2. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    In one word....nothing!....without Apple ID and password from the owner there is no way to do it.
  3. StarkCity macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2013
    As bbrks said, nothing you can do. You can't bypass iCloud lock without the ID and password. No matter what you try.
  4. eyoungren, Jan 30, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2016

    eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    It's called iCloud Activation lock. It's not odd, it's an anti-theft measure designed to prevent the very thing it is you are trying to do.

    Advice that is only relevant to iOS 6 and below or for people who do not put any kind of security on their device.

    Your friend is about three years out of date.

    We won't even mention that your friend either forgot or doesn't know that when you update an iPhone it updates to the latest version of iOS - which may or may not be jailbreakable. In this case, it would be iOS 9.2.1 which is NOT currently jailbreakable. So, in trying to 'help' you your friend may have inadvertently hindered you.

    Then there's the jailbreak thing itself. See you're asking if jailbreaking can help you defeat iCloud lock. But the problem is that in order to jailbreak you have to both be on a version that is jailbreakable (you aren't if you restored) AND you have to have access to the springboard - which you don't have because you can't get past Activation lock.

    How can you jailbreak to defeat Activation Lock if you can't jailbreak because you can't defeat Activation Lock?

    PS. It doesn't matter anyway because there is nothing a jailbreak can do that would let you defeat Activation Lock. And if you restored the phone OTA (Over the Air) using the phone itself, well the jailbreak will fail. Only devices updated/restored through iTunes have a high success rate with jailbreaking.

    LOL! If you restored an iPhone 6+, it's on iOS 9.2.1. Not jailbreakable.

    As stated above. Nothing.
  5. mikecwest macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2013
    Take the phone to your local Apple Store to see if they can get it back to the owner, or the carrier if you able to see who it is.
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Could be that the person who lost the iPhone or had it stolen hasn't been anywhere near the Sydney Airport. If that's the case, of course they wouldn't contact the lost and found there!

    Do what you can to find the owner.
  7. kalirob99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 24, 2008
    Go to an Apple Store, the SN will tell them who the owner is and get it back to him.

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