iPhone iOS Update Question For You Experts

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kevintech, May 25, 2015.

  1. kevintech macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2010
    I got my hands on a new iPhone 6 with iOS 8.2. I am holding off from using it until I am able to jailbreak it. There's some talk about an iOS 8.3 jailbreak coming out soon. Am I better off staying on iOS 8.2 or will the "touted" jailbreak cover 8.2 and 8.3?

    Yes, yes, I know none of us know FOR SURE, I'm just asking some of the seasoned jail breakers to speculate.
  2. lavrishevo macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007
    In my experience, whenever they release a new jailbreak it is compatible with the current iOS version.
  3. kevintech thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2010
    Thanks for your reply. Yeah, they don't usually release a jailbreak for past versions. I think I'll update to 8.3 while I can.
  4. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
  5. kevintech thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2010
    I am looking to purchase an iPhone 6 that is sealed and purchased on 2/05/2015. What are the chances that it has a version that I can jailbreak?

    iOS 8.1.3 was released on 1/27/2015. That is a little too late for the iPhone to have a 8.1.3 right?
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
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    I would think it depends on your carrier and the color/capacity you choose. In other words, just how popular is the model you have or want.

    My wife was fortunate twice to get her iPhones (iPhone 5 and iPhone 6) with jailbreakable versions of iOS. Each time it was during a period when there was no jailbreak for the latest version.

    But the models my wife got was the 64GB iPhone 5 on Sprint and now the 128GB iPhone 6 on Sprint. Certainly if she had purchased a 16GB AT&T iPhone 6 she would not be so fortunate.

    I am hopeful that my Sprint 128GB 6 Plus will also be jailbreakable. Currently, my iPhone 5 is not.
  7. kevintech, May 27, 2015
    Last edited: May 27, 2015

    kevintech thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2010
    I checked the purchase date from an IMEI site and it said 01/17/2015 as the purchase date. Can I be confident that this iPhone 6 has iOS 8.1.2 or earlier?

    edit: I guess my question is, how accurate are the purchase dates? Would a purchase date be earlier than it was actually manufactured/sold?

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