iPhone How to know, if my iPhone was jailbroken or hacked to unlock ?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by soamz, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. soamz macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I bought an iPhone 5 last week from Bangkok, a reputed store.
    Its a Korean made, because it has KCC-xxx-xxxx on the back panel, unlike the USA iPhones.


    Im able to install apps, connect to iTunes and do everything, but Im not able to UPDATE or RESTORE the iOS .

    I posted this on Apple Forums and they said, this phone might have been jailbroken or hacked to unlock, and its not a official unlocked by any carrier.

    So, how do we find this out, whether it was hacked or whatever ?
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    What firmware version is on it ?
    Are you sure it's a genuine iPhone ?
    Hacking or unlocking an iPhone does not interfere with updating the firmware, however on an iPhone 5 you can only install 6.1.4 now.
     
  3. dextr3k macrumors 6502

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    Did they instruct you not to update, or did you try and is not able to update?

    I am unaware of any 'hacks' using jailbreak to unlock the iPhone 5. So unless you have a sim imposer (very easy to spot, it is a physical chip that slides between your sim and the tray), I don't see how it could be.
     
  4. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    1. Check my ABOUT screenshot, http://d.pr/i/QcN4

    2. Of course yes, as I had checked the serial number on Apple website and it said, yes its a genuine iPhone 5.

    3. Im trying to install iOS7, and I have done this on other 2 iPhone 5 of my friends already. Just this one keeps on showing me errors.


    Let me know, how to proceed.
     
  5. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I am not inclined to give non-developers advice on how to install developer intended beta firmware.

    Good luck.
     
  7. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As I said, I have done this successfully on 2 other iPhone 5 devices.
     
  8. labman macrumors 604

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    fact is even if your jailbroken or unlocked it would not have anything to do with this. Other then that I'm with dhlizard. IOS 7 official release is only a couple weeks away. ;)
     
  9. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    iOS 7 isn't officially out yet. iOS 6.1.4 is the latest version you can get. You're not going to get much, if any, support on iOS 7 issues here
     
  10. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Just buy a developers account and install iOS 7. Or just wait until September (or October) for the public release. I'm hearing early September so its only a couple weeks.
     
  11. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My partner has a Developer Account with Apple.

    I will ask him to redownload and test.
     
  12. NEvolution macrumors regular

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    The serial number, as posted, is not a retail unit. It has been swapped before and therefore is a service unit.

    Device is unlocked with activation policy Korea KT Unlocked.

    In addition, remaining warranty is less than 5 months.
     
  13. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    1. What does that mean ? Retail Unit or Service Unit ? And how does that affect ?

    2. activation policy Korea KT Unlocked ? Is that an official Korea telecom company ? And I called up Apple USA iPhone support, they said, the phone is officially unlocked and is legit.

    3. Yes warranty is 5 months left. If it has some issues, do I need to take it to Korea to get an instant replacement ?
     
  14. NEvolution macrumors regular

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    1. Retail Unit is a device direct from a retail box. Service Unit is a replacement unit for devices taken in for repair.

    2. Sorry I don't know if that is a carrier or not.

    3. iPhone carries a local warranty as per the Terms and Agreements. Hardware repairs 'may' need to be serviced in the region of purchase.
     
  15. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But Those service units must be 100% perfected by Apple and then sold out, right ?

    So, why to worry ?
     
  16. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    It's a refurbished unit which Apple uses for replacements.
    It is 100% ?
    Time will tell.
     
  17. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do you know its refurbished one ?

    How do one detect it ?
     
  18. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Replacement devices are refurbished
     
  19. narutoninjakid macrumors 6502

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    Not sure there is a way to do that

    I don't believe their is a way to know if it was jailbreak if they restored the device.
     
  20. KingShoot007 macrumors member

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    It certanly isnt jailroken now,since you have 6.1.4
     
  21. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    You are not jailbroken. You can't go back to older fws with the iPhone 5.

    I won't tell you how to install iOS7 , but should be easy.
     
  22. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    If you bought an iPhone 5 it was not hacked to unlock.
     

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