One of the most common woes associated with the purchasing of surplus and/or second-hand iDevices is them being locked out, due to the owner not deactivating the “Find my iPhone” feature found in more advanced iterations of apple products.
In this feature, the phone basically gets locked through the iCloud system, and in order for the icloud unlock to actually take place, would require a third party app, unless the original owner would login with his Apple ID, which is a stupid thing to do, given that it would grant you access to the owner’s personal files. One of the solutions given is Doulci, and let’s find out more on how this tool actually works.
The Doulci site, which stands out by being the only free app for this particular purpose, has helped provide second-hand iPhone users with a solution to this iCloud locking. The mechanism of this program is that it tricks an iOS device that has initially been locked, into thinking that it’s connected to the iCloud servers of Apple, the moment it’s connected to a PC with the said app. This is a form of bypass for the activation, and instructions are easy to follow. While this has initially posed a problem for sims getting locked, the doulci mechanism has also addressed this with the help of another software update.
One of the greatest issues associated with the Doulci is that hacking in itself is illegal. Moreover, this particular feature was intented to be a foolproof means in order for your phone to be bricked, should it be stolen. This would greatly slim down the security which can be offered by Apple, as this hack could allow thieves to use phones which they have stolen with ease.