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FrostByte is a free untethered iCloud Bypass tool for iOS 16

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Once again, Mr. Creator has impressed us with the release of a new untethered iCloud Bypass tool, FrostByte, designed specifically for iOS 16 and iOS 15. With this groundbreaking tool, activating your iPhone or iPad, susceptible to the checkm8 exploit, becomes a breeze. Experience the seamless removal of the Activation Hello Screen.

Download FrostByte untethered iCloud Bypass tool for iOS 16:

What is FrostByte?

FrostByte stands out as the latest untethered iCloud Bypass tool designed for iOS 15 up to iOS 16.5. Built upon the robust palera1n framework and optimized for checkm8 devices, this cutting-edge macOS software empowers you to effortlessly bypass the Activation Hello Screen, granting direct access to the device's Home Screen. The software is released at no cost.

It's important to note that while FrostByte delivers comprehensive functionality, it does not provide the capability to enable the signal feature. On a positive note, as a valued participant in the FrostByte Beta Software Program, you gain the exclusive opportunity to enroll your devices and gain access to the public betas. This allows you to explore and experience the latest features firsthand, providing valuable insights on the latest releases of the software.

FrostByte leverages the powerful palera1n app to perform a jailbreak on your iPhone or iPad, seamlessly executing all necessary scripts and hacks to eliminate the Activation Lock Screen from your iDevice. The entire iCloud Bypass process on iOS 15 and iOS 16 is meticulously automated, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience from start to finish.

Screenshot of FrostByte app running on macOS.

Warning: It is critical to note that bypassing iCloud security measures using FrostByte is not ethical and could potentially compromise user data. Additionally, such activities may be illegal and could result in consequences for those who engage in them.

While FrostByte shares similarities with other iCloud Bypass tools for iOS 12 – iOS 16, it's worth mentioning that it is not compatible with devices newer than the iPhone X. However, if you possess a locked iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, or iPhone X, FrostByte is the ideal solution to bypass the Activation Lock screen, granting you access to the Home Screen.

FrostByte is specifically engineered to cater to checkm8 devices running iOS 15 up to the latest iOS 16.5. It's crucial to understand that the tool does not support SIM bypass, resulting in the absence of service availability. The Activation Lock Removal process requires a fundamental understanding of Palera1n jailbreak and entering DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode.

Additionally, FrostByte iCloud Bypass tool for iOS can be used to display the device's serial number and UDID without the need to install third party profiles on your iDevice. There is also an option to deactivate the device as well. Connection to your computer is required for all features.

Before using FrostByte, please make sure to turn off your Wi-Fi. Having Wi-Fi enabled can confuse the phone since it's already activated. To proceed, disable Wi-Fi by forgetting the Wi-Fi network, then use FrostByte. This will allow you to bypass the need to connect to iTunes or click next without using Wi-Fi. Once you have successfully bypassed, you can turn on Wi-Fi again.

Supported devices

FrostByte offers support for a wide range of iPhone and iPad models, with the exception of WiFi-only models, which are not currently compatible. This powerful iCloud Bypass tool is designed to work seamlessly with iOS 16 and iOS 15, specifically targeting devices equipped with systems on a chip (SoC) of A11 and below. Extensive testing has been conducted on the following iPhones and iPads, affirming their compatibility and flawless functionality.

for iOS 16.0 – iOS 16.5

  • A11 – iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.
  • A10X – iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 2 generation, iPad Pro (10.5-inch).
  • A10 – iPad 6th generation, iPad 7th generation.
  • A9 – iPad 5th generation.

for iOS 15.0 – iOS 15.7.2

  • A9 – iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPad (2017) 5th Generation.
  • A9X – iPad Pro (12.9 in.) 1st generation, iPad Pro (9.7 in.).
  • A10 – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iPad (2018, 6th generation), iPad (2019, 7th gen).
  • A10X – iPad Pro 10.5” (2017), iPad Pro 12.9” 2nd Gen (2017).
  • A11 – iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.
  • A8 – iPad Air.

How to use FrostByte Bypass tool

FrostByte is a straightforward tool to bypass iCloud Activation screen on supported devices running iOS 15 and iOS 16. However, you need to take some actions to run the software and all its components on your macOS. FrostByte is compatible with macOS Catalina and newer.

To enable untethered iCloud Bypass with FrostByte, follow those steps:

  1. Move the nvjojc03c folder to your Desktop.
  2. Add FrostByte.app to /Applications folder.
  3. Open Terminal app and execute those commands:
    sudo chmod 755 ~/Desktop/nvjojc03c/*
    sudo chmod 755 /Applications/FrostByte.app
    
    sudo xattr -c /Applications/FrostByte.app
    sudo xattr -r /Applications/FrostByte.app
    sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /Applications/FrostByte.app
    sudo xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /Applications/FrostByte.app
    sudo xattr -r com.apple.quarantine /Applications/FrostByte.app
    
    sudo xattr -c ~/Desktop/nvjojc03c/*
    
    sudo xattr -c ~/Desktop/nvjojc03c/
    sudo xattr -c ~/Desktop/nvjojc03c/iproxy
    sudo xattr -c ~/Desktop/nvjojc03c/Darwin/iproxy
    sudo xattr -c ~/Desktop/nvjojc03c/Darwin/ideviceinfo
    sudo xattr -r ~/Desktop/nvjojc03c/Darwin/ideviceinfo
    sudo xattr -d /Users/$(whoami)/Desktop/nvjojc03c/Darwin/ideviceinfo
    sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine ~/Desktop/nvjojc03c/Darwin/ideviceinfo
  4. Install libimobiledevice that talks the protocols to support iDevices.
    brew install libimobiledevice
  5. Launch the FrostByte app from /Applications folder.
  6. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer.
  7. Detect your connected checkm8 device.
  8. Tap Activate Device and follow on-screen instructions.

Pro tip: To ensure smooth operation, don't forget to review your device's Security & Privacy settings. Access the Full Disk Access section and click the "+" button to include FrostByte in the list of authorized apps. Once added, remember to save the changes by clicking either the "Save" button or the lock icon located at the bottom left corner of the screen.

What's new

  • Updated FrostByte to version 1.0.5c.
  • Added idevicepair for better detection.
  • Changed all curl -s to curl -k (better pulling activation_records data).
  • Added activation_records.plist validation.
  • Fixed jailbreak freezing halfway.
  • Added Force auto-skip Setup! Don't ask, just bypass.
  • Improved DFU detection.
  • Added Exit Recovery and Fix Baseband.
  • Uses now built in mac ideviceinfo libraries.
  • Fixed activate not enabling after registered!
  • Added fix_permissions.sh file.
  • Updated README.
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Comments

  • ryu

    ryu 11 months ago

    Does the A9X – iPad Pro (12.9 in.) 1st generation also support iOS 16.4.1?

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