Need help with formerly provisioned iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Mthhurley, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Mthhurley macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2016
    Hello all! My wife had a corporate iphone6, broke the screen and they replaced it with a new one. It's been 4 months and they haven't requested the broken phone back, so we're going to roll the dice and try and keep it. I fixed the screen and want to give it to our son.

    The phone was wiped previously, so turning on new gets me to the new set-up screens.
    However, each time to get to the wifi page, it downloads a confirguration file and the next screen say that "XXX will automatically configure your iPhone". Where xxx is her company name.

    I've twice now restored it as new, I've put into DFU and restored it and this still comes back.

    Is there a way to get rid of the provisioning profile and start this as a blank phone?
    It's on 9.3.4 currently.
    I'm concerned about continuing with the new phone set up process to then delete the profiles from the Settings because I don't want this phone to break her functioning one as far as email and security goes.

    Any ideas?


  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Company IT departments have a certain status with Apple that allows them to enforce a provisioning profile. Only the company who installed the profile can remove it.

    I don't know how you'd work around it but you cannot remove it.
  3. Mthhurley thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2016
    Crap. So even downgrading, jailbreaking, SSH to delete files...etc..nothing?
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Nope, since the company still owns the phone, unless you can convince them to remove the phone from their management system, you won't be able to bypass it.
  5. Mthhurley thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2016

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