How To Hacktivate iPhone On iOS 7 (Guide)

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Those of you who are looking to hacktivate (activate) their iPhones on iOS 7 have landed at the right place. There is now a way by which you can hacktivate iPhone on iOS 7 using a very simple and short guide. So follow the guide below on how to hacktivate iPhone on iOS 7.

Hacktivate iPhone iOS 7

Those of you who are uninitiated with hacktivation; well let me put it in very simple words. Hacktivation is the process by which you activate an iPhone by circumventing the standard Apple activation procedure. Even if your iPhone is locked to a specific carrier and it can’t be opened, you can hacktivate it and use it.

Well follow the guide below for hacktivating iPhone on iOS 7.

iOS 7 iPhone 5


  • Download PuTTy.

Procedure To Hacktivate iOS 7

Step 1: Back up your iPhone before attempting this guide and make sure to put it in airplane mode.

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer and hit restore (if you have already done this and are on the “Welcome to iOS 7” screen, you don’t need to do it again).

Step 3: Put your iPhone in to DFU mode.

  1. Hold the Power button for 3 seconds
  2. Hold the Home button without releasing the Power button for 10 seconds
  3. Release the Power Button but keep holding the Home button

Step 4: Download the Java utility and run it.

Step 5: Once it is completed you should see the following on your computer.

Java utility iPhone

Step 6: Download PuTTy and run it.

Step 7: Put in local host as hostname and port the java utility specified.

PuTTy iPhone

Step 8: A window will pop up asking you for username and password:

  1. Username: root.
  2. Password: alpine.

Step 9: Right after that run in the terminal, then type in the following commands

cd mnt1/Applications.

rm -R

If that does not work, type set and hit the tab button, it should auto complete.

Step 10: Now delete

Step 11: Hold the power and home button to reset the phone.

Step 12: When the iPhone is turned on, it will show it in recovery mode. It is fine, don’t need to panick.

Step 13: Download TinyUmbrella and run it.

Step 14: Exit from the recovery mode using TinyUmbrella.


Step 15: Your iPhone should boot up properly now.

If you have followed the steps correctly your iPhone should be hacktivated (activated) and up & running. The hacktivation method is not the proper way to activate an iPhone so you might find some problems later on while using it.

As always if you have any question regarding this guide “how to hacktivate iPhone on iOS 7” then leave a comment below.

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121 Comments to How To Hacktivate iPhone On iOS 7 (Guide)

  1. Does this work on latest ios7 firmware? I have an iphone 4 with ios6.1.4 and never updated it since coz i only had sam unlock(with ticket) to make it useful…

    • Unlocking and hacktivate (activate) are different; unlocking allows you to use your iPhone on any carrier (any SIM) while hacktivation allows you to use iPhone’s normal functionality.

  2. hi, I have an old iphone 4 onj ios7 which is locked on t mobile UK and therefore can’t be unlocked. Is there another way?

  3. If i do this will i be able to receive push notifications & will it be seen as a activated iphone with itunes & such? email me if you can please! i really need some help;.

  4. why you lie and put a photo to iphone 5 and this method for iphone 4 only ?
    if you want help please write the true methods

  5. Email me please about hacktivating a iPad mini with retina display + cellular and wifi ios7.0.6 I’m locked out cause i have no apple id codes little info I’ve removed Sim card i only need to activate it

  6. Works only for iPhone 4 and no other device! (iCloud lock also) so don’t bother trying other products. Mr Farhan (admin) should mention it in title.

  7. its work with iphone 4 >>> but on iphone 4s not work and it says (Ignoring unsupported device UNSUPPORTED)..
    can any one help me please ??

  8. I hacktivated my iPhone 4, but now the phone is getting NO SERVICE on all SIMs. Any idea on how to fix this error?

    • try to re-install it and run as admin. If its still not working check compatibility in properties. You should have it as xp service pack 2 or 3. But unfortunately i dont know as well where is……

  9. it worked !! i have an iphone 4 could not activated with itunes so i bypass the lock with your method but it doesn’t recognize my sim…

    what do i have to do?

  10. step 9… does not work.. and tinyumbrella also wont load. after some loading/reading of his files

  11. can you help me more it dose not work it say (Ignoring unsupported device UNSUPPORTED) on java utility

  12. You should change the iPhone 5 pictures to iphone “4” this exploit only works on iphone 4 and give proper credit to those made this exploit possible!

    msftguy made the java file that runs this exploit all credit goes to him!

  13. This type of authors should be banned for deceiving people and also he is just copying and pasting text from original author. this is for iphone 4 only. A5 and above devices do not have yet hacktivated. These days we are listening to an alternate server for icloud bypass named as “doulci” but doulci seem more an internet traffic scam, i have not seen a single positive report from any reliable source about

  14. Downloaded the Java utility in a rar but how can I open and run it no exe or run files when unzipped??

  15. this tool doesn’t work with iphone 4s , getting this error message on the java app , Ignoring unsupported device UNSUPPORTED

  16. I’ve followed the steps but my iphone is showing NO SERVICE on all SIM cards.When I connect it to iTunes, it says it’s linked to an iCloud account i’m trying to bypass.So the iPhone is now basically an iPod. Any hlep?

  17. Use WInSCP instead of putty, its much more easier that way. I didnt know how to delete the on putty but on winscp i was able to see folders and it really is way way easier. I’ve also watched this video on youtube to get a better understanding “How to bypass setup menu iOS 7…”

  18. I cannot connect my iphone 4. I am getting stuck at Almost there… right after RecoveryDisconnect.

    Extracted resource to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\native\jsyringeapi.dll
    Extracted resource to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\native\mux_redux.dll

    Connect a device in DFU mode
    MobileDevice event: DfuConnect, 17c1227, 8930
    DFU device ‘iPhone 4 (GSM)’ connected
    Building ramdisk for device ‘iPhone 4 (GSM)’
    Extracted resource to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\all_keys.plist
    Working dir set to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd
    IPSW at,1_5.1.1_9B208_Restore.ipsw
    Downloading Restore.plist
    Local file C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\iPhone3,1_5.1.1_9B208_Restore.ipsw not found; downloading from,1_5.1.1_9B208_Restore.ipsw
    Downloaded to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\Restore.plist
    Restore.plist downloaded to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\Restore.plist
    Parsing Restore.plist..
    Kernel file: kernelcache.release.n90
    Restore ramdisk file: 038-5512-003.dmg
    Downloading Firmware/dfu/iBSS.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu
    Downloaded to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\Firmware\dfu\iBSS.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu.orig
    Decrypted to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\Firmware\dfu\iBSS.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu.dec
    Extracted resource to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\nor5.patch.json
    Patched to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\Firmware\dfu\iBSS.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu.dec.p
    iBSS prepared at C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\Firmware\dfu\iBSS.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu
    Downloading Firmware/dfu/iBEC.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu
    Downloaded to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\Firmware\dfu\iBEC.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu.orig
    Decrypted to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\Firmware\dfu\iBEC.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu.dec
    Extracted resource to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\nor5.patch.json
    Patched to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\Firmware\dfu\iBEC.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu.dec.p
    iBEC prepared at C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\Firmware\dfu\iBEC.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu
    Downloading Firmware/all_flash/all_flash.n90ap.production/DeviceTree.n90ap.img3
    Downloaded to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\Firmware\all_flash\all_flash.n90ap.production\DeviceTree.n90ap.img3
    Device tree prepared at C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\Firmware\all_flash\all_flash.n90ap.production\DeviceTree.n90ap.img3
    Downloading Firmware/all_flash/all_flash.n90ap.production/manifest
    Downloaded to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\Firmware\all_flash\all_flash.n90ap.production\manifest
    Downloading kernelcache.release.n90
    Downloaded to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\kernelcache.release.n90.orig
    Decrypted to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\kernelcache.release.n90.dec
    Extracted resource to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\kernel5.patch.json
    Patched to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\kernelcache.release.n90.dec.p
    Kernel prepared at C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B208\kernelcache.release.n90
    Downloading 038-5512-003.dmg
    Downloaded to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B20838-5512-003.dmg.orig
    Decrypted to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B20838-5512-003.dmg.dec
    Extracted resource to C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ssh.tar
    Added ssh.tar to the ramdisk
    Ramdisk prepared at C:\Users\Barba\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh_rd\ipsw_iphone31_9B20838-5512-003.dmg
    Using syringe to exploit the bootrom..
    MobileDevice event: DfuDisconnect, 17c1227, 8930
    MobileDevice event: DfuConnect, 17c1227, 8930
    Exploit sent!
    Preparing to load the ramdisk..
    Ramdisk load started!
    DFU device ‘iPhone 4 (GSM)’ connected
    Ignoring same device iPhone 4 (GSM)
    MobileDevice event: DfuDisconnect, 17c1227, 8930
    MobileDevice event: DfuConnect, 3fe1227, 8930
    DFU device ‘iPhone 4 (GSM)’ connected
    Ignoring same device iPhone 4 (GSM)
    MobileDevice event: DfuDisconnect, 3fe1227, 8930
    MobileDevice event: RecoveryConnect, 3fe1281, 8930
    MobileDevice event: RecoveryDisconnect, 3fe1281, 8930
    Almost there..

  19. I keep getting the

    ” INIT FAILED (mux thread)!
    Possible causes:
    iTunes 9 or newer is NOT installed.
    Could not bind to the port 2202 (make sure only one instance is running!”

    How do I get around this error?

  20. I got it to work after runnnong it in a 32 bit virtual machine.
    So errors like ” INIT FAILED (mux thread)! or others(most)
    Also NOTE:
    Heres step 9 fixed to use:

    Step 9: Right after that in the terminal, then type in the following commands

    cd mnt1/Applications

    rm -R

    MOST people didnt see<<<—
    so enjoy your iPhone 🙂

  21. i didnot take backup while deleting, Now my phone is not going to open settings and carrier is not activated ,When i was open settings in my iphone4 its not happening. What can i do now??? Please help mee

  22. as you get to the commands under putty after mount /mnt/application. (personally I remove the punctuation when pasting commands.)
    cd /
    All in All…………..
    Dude you are The Most Amazing!!!! I have been up and down the net for days and nights trying to but together something to open these IPHONE4 OS7.1 phones.This page Got me there !!! Thank you Thank you Thank you for being someone who really can use his head and program the perfect jar.
    I found a program to also assist me in getting out of restore mode it is called RecBoot. has and exit.bat that is CLEAN! takes you out of restore mode instantly.
    Again Thank you!!!!!!

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