Apple Tech 752 is Gone Forever. What's Next / Moving Forward
Unfortunately, Apple Tech 752 YouTube is gone forever.
On August 4th, 2021, YouTube terminated the Apple Tech 752 YouTube Channel.
I was holding out for good news, but there is none. After over a week of submitting email messages, community discussions, and help tweets, there is no news or updates, just absolute silence.
No reply from the appeals team. No reply from TeamYouTube. No reply from the Help Center.
Why did the channel go down? We will never know for sure, but here are my thoughts:
The leading theory is that it was an organized robot account attack to mass-report the channel for Community Guidelines violations. Unfortunately, YouTube does not rely on humans to make critical decisions, so if enough bot reports overwhelm the system, terminations can happen automatically.
If the bot attack actually did happen, it was most likely an anticompetitive maneuver from an established developer (such as mina or emc) who noticed iRemoval in my videos and wanted to steal more market power. Mina does not like iRemoval Pro, and IFPDZ's Twitter Account also went down on the same day, same time. So the attack on my YouTube could have been an attack on iRemoval Pro targeted at Apple Tech 752. Remember this is not confirmed, it's just an unproven theory.
Another possibility is that Apple made a quick phone call or email to Google saying they were unhappy with the channel and wanted it gone, so google took it down, no questions asked, and they will never put it back up. This is less likely, because Apple never seems to care much about the setupapping scene, and there are many other similar channels that still exist in good standing. But it's possible.
Lastly, the most unlikely reason that we cannot completely rule out is that the channel was hacked. This happened to the YouTuber Jim Browning, someone with a google email domain contacted him and convinced him to delete the channel (he made a video on it, go check it out). I did not receive any suspicious emails from google and never deleted it myself, but it's still possible that the same hackers who phished Jim Browning somehow gained access and shut it down, we will never know for sure.
So, What's Next? How will Setupapping look without Apple Tech 752?
With the Termination of Apple Tech 752 YouTube, I will be moving away from the setupapping community and onto different non-iOS-related projects. This means that there will be no new videos from Apple Tech 752 in the near future, and my presence on r/setupapp will slowly diminish.
Here is a summary of the changes:
YouTube: Terminated. No new videos from Apple Tech 752. All previous videos are gone, and reuploading content is not allowed. I know this is devastating, but unfortunately I cannot do anything about it. Starting a new channel is against YouTube's terms of service, and it would be terminated instantly if I tried to reupload previous content. Apple Tech 752 is gone from YouTube.
But here are some other YouTubers who make awesome setupapping videos:
OliTheRepairDude: The channel of the former comment moderator for Apple Tech 752. Has detailed videos about how to set up and use Sliver 6.1, generate IC-Info.sisv, fix mysterious errors, and so much more. If you liked Apple Tech 752, you will like OliRepair.
Just a Tech: Another channel that is 100% dedicated to Activation Lock and all the latest methods. Topics include MEID Signal, checkra1n windows, free untethered, and FMI OFF. Everything is explained clearly and step-by-step, very easy to follow and understand.
Yuri Tech: A great resource for unofficial/experimental setupapp methods, such as free untethered with apple services, free FMI OFF, and windows purple mode. Yuri uses music instead of verbal explanation, but the videos show the procedure clearly on camera.
Jorge Cortes: The top channel for Activation Lock en Español. Jorge explains everything perfectly for spanish-speakers. His best content is about arduino setup, host shield troubleshooting, A5 setupapp, ramdisk setupapp with Sliver, legacy DNS server methods, and much more.
AndroidElizados: An Español channel that shows the modern GSM/MEID signal activation methods from Checkm8 and Mina. Earlier videos also cover Sliver ramdisk setupapp.
Schoolkid 237: The top channel for Activation lock in French. SchoolKid covers signal activation (MEID/GSM), passcode backup/restore, windows checkra1n, and FMI. Some videos are in English or include English subtitles, but most of the content is meant for a French-speaking audience.
Saunders Tech: This is your go-to resource for the TuTu box and AppValley platforms, tweaked apps, no-computer jailbreaks, jailbreak news/reviews, anti-revoke techniques, and much more.
iDeviceHelp: An english YouTuber who makes quick videos about beta firmwares, security updates, and must-download apps. Occasionally iDeviceHelp will cover setupapp topics.
EverythingApplePro EAP: Today this channel only covers leaks/rumors, major iOS updates, durability tests, etc, but if you look back 4-5 years ago, there is some incredible content about legacy passcode bugs, Hello screen glitches, no-computer jailbreaks and springboard exploits. Also, EverythingApplePro used to be the #1 jailbreak YouTuber in the community, but ever since the release of checkra1n he stopped making jailbreak videos. So go check out his older stuff!
iDevice Central: GeoSnow always keeps us up to date on the jailbreak scene, if you want to know what's going on behind the scenes with iOS 14 and iOS 15 jailbreak then this is your channel. He does cover setupapp, but beware that most of them are ads for Tenorshare, a notoriously oversimplified and overpriced software brand that is not endorsed by the community. Go back 5-6 years and you will find the legacy setupapp content from FCE 365 TV, which is a great resource for iPSW decryption and CFWs, it's what got me into this stuff back in the day.
Reddit: Still alive! The mods in our r/setupapp community will help to maintain it for years to come. The rules are still enforced, but keep posting away! I will circle back in on a weekly/monthly basis and check in with the mods to make any necessary changes to keep the platform thriving.
GETTR: We cannot use Twitter anymore because of constant suspensions, so GETTR is an awesome alternative. They support free speech and never suspend accounts. You can find me on this platform at gettr.com/user/appletech752. If enough people join I will continue to post news and updates.
**appletech752.com: The website will always be available no matter what. **The Downloads page, Blog, and Terminal resources will stay forever. The Matrix will remain unchanged, links will point to other YouTubers whenever possible, but the titles and categories of the methods will stay the same.
Sliver: There will be no more Sliver updates in the near future. However, all of the offline features on Sliver 6.1 (ramdisk setupapp, passcode, FMI extraction, etc.) will continue working forever, and unless Apple makes another big change to activation, the iOS 14 Untethered will also still work. Apple will never patch ramdisk setupapp, so you can count on that forever. The other apps (purpleSliver, iPad24Bypasser, iPad3Bypasser) are fully offline and will work forever. Downloads will always be free and publicly available on appletech752.com.
Code appletech752: Many of you are using the discount code appletech752 for checkm8.info. My goal is to keep this code valid for as long as possible, but at some point checkm8 could decide to remove it because there are no new customers coming from YouTube. This is up to the Checkm8 Team to decide.
Watch Service: I am not taking any new orders for Apple Watch Identifier Change.
BEWARE OF SCAMS: I DO NOT HAVE YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, etc. The ONLY media platforms are Reddit and Gettr. Anyone who claims Apple Tech 752 elsewhere is a scammer.
Direct Messages: I will check reddit setupapp 3-4 times per month and reply to everyone who sends a reasonable message to u/appletech752 asking for help, sharing ideas, or raising concerns. If you beg for access to a video or ask for a paid service for free, the chat request will be denied. Remember, I ONLY have Reddit, no telegram no whatsapp no facebook no instagram!
I know how hard this is for many of you who counted on Apple Tech 752 as a resource and never thought it would completely disappear like this. But nothing gold can stay, we had an amazing 7+ years together and learned and grew so much! Rather than mourn the loss, think about everything you figured out since the release of checkra1n. Many of you are now bypass experts through watching my videos, and that's what counts. The skills you learned will stay with you forever.
Setupapping will exist as long as iPhones exist, and this community will always be here for us.
Hope you all have a great rest of your summer, and until next time, peace out ✌️