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Want to jailbreak my iTouch 5. Connected iTouch to PC as prompted by the evasi0n 7 app. Jailbreak buttons is greyed out. Tried the itouch in DFU mode as well - same issue.

asked 24 Dec '13, 00:04

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Do you have itunes installed?

(24 Dec '13, 00:05) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

Sorry, forgot to mention iTunes. Yes installed (latest version 64bit). I did try reinstalling it (first uninstalling). Tried running evasion with admin rights as well.

Knew I shouldn't have updated to IOS7.0 - oh well....

(24 Dec '13, 00:37) nasz nasz's gravatar image

... Just tried again and now get activation issue. Have forgotten my apple password and the 'forgotten password' option is linked to my old UK email (before I emigrated). Think I'm in a cul-de-sac with this. Sh#t nevermind, one trashed iTouch I guess.

(24 Dec '13, 00:40) nasz nasz's gravatar image

Call apple. If you can prove ownership, they will help you get past activation lock.

(24 Dec '13, 00:48) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

Alas - can't get to do backup as is wants activating now - previous backup was a IOS6.x version. I'll visit the Apple shop (as Justinred states), now to dig up that sales receipt?! Gawd knows where that is - thanks all.

(24 Dec '13, 01:00) nasz nasz's gravatar image

No need for receipt. They will just ask questions to prove ownership. You can just call apple.

(24 Dec '13, 01:02) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

Back up your device then Put your device into recorery mode restore the device then do the jailbreak after the jailbreak sync your device to your computer and just load everything back on or just load the backup back on easy


answered 24 Dec '13, 00:46

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