Bypass iCloud on iPads WiFi only and iPod by replacing chips

As I wrote earlier, to bypass iCloud on your iPad Wi-Fi Only you need to change the serial number. The easiest way to do this using a special device to change the serial number. But this device is expensive.

If you are a highly skilled electrician, you can replace the NAND chip on your iCloud locked iPad Wi-Fi Only. New NAND chip => new serial number => new iPad or iPod without iCloud.

As a donor you can use:

  • NAND chip from iPhone, iPod or iPad without iCloud
  • NAND chip from iCloud locked iPhone
  • NAND chip from iCloud locked iPhone
  • NAND chip from other iPad without iCloud
  • NAND chip from other iPad Cellular with iCloud

To unlock iCloud you should use only compatible devices with your iCloud locked iPad Wi-Fi Only. The best way is to buy iCloud free NAND chip in Asian magazines. It costs about $10.

Tables of compatible models

iPads and iPhones

This table was filled up with help of mauricio trujillo (darest aka urahara kisuke)

iPad iPhone
iPad 2 iPhone 4 (revision with small NAND chip?)
iPad 3 (if 2 NAND flash chips than SN in U1400 chip?) iPhone 4s, iPhone 4 (?)
iPad 4 iPhone 5
iPad mini 1 gen iPhone5, iPhone 4? (revision with small NAND chip?)
iPad Air 1 gen iPhone 5s or iPhone 6
iPad mini 2 gen iPhone 5s
iPad Air 2 gen iPhone 6
iPad mini 3 gen
iPad Pro 1 gen iPhone 6s
iPad mini 4 gen
iPad Pro 8.9″ (Air 3) iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s

iPod and iPhones

iPod iPhone
iPod Touch 5 gen iPhone 5

There are two ways how to change NAND chip

  • Using a soldering station to heat the chip and remove it from the board. Then put the new chip in the place of the old. Warm chip to melt the solder.
  • Destroy the old chip, solder and glue residues. Then put the new chip in the place of the old. Warm chip to melt the solder.

The first method is cheaper and does not require additional equipment. But you can easily kill your iPad Wi-Fi Only board. You can overheat it. Overheating will kill some of the components on the board. For example, a processor. Or twisted logic board. In result you will need to buy new device.

First way:

If you want to do it in large quantities then buy special equipment for the second method. Here some videos how to make the second method. Price is about $4000-5000.

 

After changing serial number in your iCloud locked iPad Wi-Fi only or iPod restore this device as usual in iTunes. Now you bypassed iCloud.

This method will not help you to unlock iCloud on iPads Cellular and iPhones. You will get error-1 (baseband error). I described the iCloud method for these devices here.