How to verify factory unlock and non-jailbreak when buying used iPhone

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  1. shurcooL, Dec 8, 2012
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    macrumors 6502a

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    I've had an iPhone for 3 years, but I've never jailbroken mine. So I have no idea how it looks like when it is jailbroken.

    If I'm buying someone's used iPhone, how can I tell that it's not jailbroken? Because if it's jailbroken, they can probably unlock it, but that unlock will only be temporary... I want to avoid that.

    Also, if they say it's factory unlocked iPhone, how can I verify that? Is the only way to insert two different SIM cards and make sure it works with both, or is there an easier way?
     
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    paulbennett95

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    Well for jailbreak, if its an A5+ with ios 6, it can't be jailbroken, and if there's a Cydia app or something, it is. Just restore it via iTunes and update to ios 6 and it'll get rid of any jailbreak.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!

    So the Cydia app is always there if it's jailbroken, there's no way to hide it, right?
     
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    Lefty29

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    When it comes to jailbreaking, there's always a way to do something, including hiding Cydia. Your best bet would be to hook it up to a computer and examine it with an app like iPhone Explorer to see if you have root access to the folders on the phone.
     

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