General Can I buy new IDevice shipped with jailbreakable ios9 version?

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  1. Elist macrumors newbie

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    Since iOS 9.1, 9.2 full jailbreak isn't available yet, and apple are not signing iOS 9.0.2 anymore, can I find a (new) iPhone/iPad device in retail stores that are still shipped with iOS 9.0 / 9.0.2?

    If so, how can I tell what's the iOS version the device is shipped with (on apple's site it just says "iOS 9")?
     
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Until it's powered up there's no telling what version is on it.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  4. StarkCity macrumors 6502a

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    You'd have the same luck with playing the lottery..... I mean it's possible that somewhere in the world some store may still be sitting on stock from from when they were released running 9 still. But based on sales since then, hell no. You'll never be able to find one. Interesting enough, I asked a store rep back in the day for a device running the oldest firmware, (this was back in iOS 6/I4S days) And he was able to check inventory and locate a device for me.... Probably ran an inventory check on when stock came, then pulled a phone out of that lot and we got lucky. But it's been too long since 9 dropped in your case
     
  5. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Back in December, I ordered a sim free 128GB rose gold 6S+ direct from Apple that had 9.0.2 on it. A week later, I ordered a sim free 64GB rose gold 6S from Apple and it had 9.1 on it.

    You just won't know like others have said, till you get it what iOS version is on it.
     
  6. Elist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all guys, I tried my luck and call some stores. One store says they have some new iOS 9.0.1 iPhones and I ordered one. Hope I won't be dissapointed when I get the package...
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Considering that there is zero way to tell what version of iOS is installed just by examining a sealed box, how is it that the reps of these stores you called know exactly what version of iOS is installed?
     
  8. Elist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's exactly what I'm afraid of... but he assured me that all the phones he got with the same delivery where 9.0.1, and if it isn't he will fully refund me. As I was saying - hope I won't be dissapointed...
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Well…I do hope you get your money back if the rep is wrong.

    It sounds to me like a sales rep trying to make a sale by promising the customer what they want to hear. But we shall see I guess.

    Good luck!
     
  10. StarkCity macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know, I'm thinking someway, somehow, they can get that from the box. [​IMG] Not that it's on it.... But I bet someone could get close with the right info.
     
  11. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Lol. Good luck! Write down the name of the employee and buy it when he is there and open the phone on the spot.
    His refund it's probably going to be by way of return for not liking the phone in the first 15days and not because of the iOS version.
     
  12. Snide macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah keep us posted! At this point your chances of getting one on 9.0.2 or lower are slim and none.

    I bought my mom a 16GB iPhone 6s at an AT&T store on Jan 7, and I bought by 64GB 6s from AT&T online and it arrived a few days later. Both came with IOS 9.1.
     
  13. Elist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Finally got it! The first seller was actually wrong, but I managed to find a brand new 6s with iOS 9.0.1.
    My first JB device is up and running!
     
  14. StarkCity macrumors 6502a

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    Man you scored! Congrats
     
  15. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Congratulations! Welcome to Cydia!!!
     
  16. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Purchased a 6s Gold for the wife some 6 weeks ago. I asked the folks (Gigantti forum, Helsinki, Finland) to give me the oldest item in the stock. It was a 9.1. That is, you may still have the chance of getting something "old". Just tell them to find you the oldest item possible, if you purchase it in a retail store.

    I was very lucky NOT to have updated it to 9.2.x. JB'ing, apart from it seemingly failing and the infamous wait-for-the-fourth-boot-loop problem, has been fine on it.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I don't know if many retailers or basically their employees would spend much time looking through records and inventory to find the oldest item for someone. Probably some would, but I'm not sure if that would be a lot (and even those who might might just go in the back and grab something random just to make it seem like they did it). That said, probably doesn't hurt to ask (with managed expectations that is).
     
  18. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    yup, not all/many of them do. I was lucky with the local folks, who did.
     
  19. zw470 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a 6 Plus from a "real" Verizon store on March 16th and it came with 9.0.2.
     
  20. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    What capacity?

    If you got a 128GB iPhone I can believe that. They don't sell as fast.
     
  21. zw470 macrumors newbie

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    64gb
     

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