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omidsa

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Jun 25, 2020
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I used Erase Mac with my m1 Air which couldn't connect to Wi-Fi in recoveryOS and now it is stuck with activation lock (not iCloud lock, it is a device based locke and the mac only needs to talk to apple servers in orther to be activated). I guess the Wi-Fi problem is emanating from some sort of bug within Monterey so was wondering if I could use Apple Configurator to restore OS on an activation locked macbook and then use Wi-Fi to reactivate the device? I now using a bootable is not possible unless device has reached out to apple servers and been reactivated.
 

Gnattu

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Yes you can, as long as you can connect to Wifi after that DFU restoration. You need internet connection to get over the activation lock.
 

Gnattu

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OMG, that would be awesome! Have you had this experience or heard about it?
Yes, as a very early owner of the original M1 Mac, my Mac Mini "bricked" after performing an erase in the recovery due to an OS bug, and I performed the DFU restore from Apple Configurator 2.
 

omidsa

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Jun 25, 2020
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Islamic Republic of Iran
Yes, as a very early owner of the original M1 Mac, my Mac Mini "bricked" after performing an erase in the recovery due to an OS bug, and I performed the DFU restore from Apple Configurator 2.
And was it locked? Because my main problem is the device activation lock and it doesn't allow reinstall using bootable USB.
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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Time to take this one to a brick-n-mortar Apple Store for diagnosis...
 

omidsa

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Jun 25, 2020
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Islamic Republic of Iran
Time to take this one to a brick-n-mortar Apple Store for diagnosis...
There are no Apple Stores or Authorized Resellers In my country and need to make sure I have tried everything possible before sending it overseas!
You think it won't be possible to reinstall macOS using configurator and then activate it?
 

Fishrrman

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"You think it won't be possible to reinstall macOS using configurator and then activate it?"

Yes, Apple Configurator2 is worth a try.
If that won't get it running again, THEN it may be time to "send it in for repairs"...
 
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