iPhone Is a jailbroken iPhone 5 worth more than a non-jailbroken one?

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  1. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Verizon 64gb iPhone 5 that is jailbroken and is on 6.1. Depending on what new features the 5s has (i.e simultaneous data/voice), I might sell my iPhone 5 to get the new phone. Is mine worth more than non-jailbroken iP5, or the same? Can someone else use a jailbroken iPhone 5, or if I reset it for someone's use would I lose the jailbreak?

    TIA!
     
  2. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    It entirely depends on the buyer. For a person who really wants a jailbreak, you can get more for it

    You cannot press the erase all content and reset button if you are jailbroken
     
  3. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    ya. the problem is it cannot be reset.


    if you have one on 6.1.2 not jailbroken it would be worth at least 25% more than the ongoing price for a used iphone 5 6.1.3+
     
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    Yes you can clean the phone, but it needs to be done manually.
     
  6. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    You can just remove substrate from Cydia and everything will be removed.
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Where did you come up with the 25% price differential ?
     
  8. pod5g, May 24, 2013
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    Is this a joke?

    Price for a factory unlocked stock iPhone 5 (32 GB)- $749
    Price for a jailbroken iPhone 5 (same storage, unlocked)- $935?

    A jailbroken and unlocked 32 GB iPhone 5 costs almost $1000? Really?
     
  9. Troneas, May 24, 2013
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    No smarty pants stop quoting the prices of new phones because we are not talking about those.
     
  10. pod5g macrumors regular

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    Fine, but 25% is still a bit much. How can you even give a definite figure? :rolleyes:
     
  11. buckywood macrumors newbie

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    Added value for jail-break?

    It is easy enough to look at eBay "completed listings" for both phones. Of course, there are many variables, such as condition, age, AppleCare, and carrier, but those that are jailbroken seem to be worth about $100 more.
     
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  13. Thepoobear macrumors 6502

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    My 4s jailbroken on 6.1.2 fetched me about $50 more AND it had a small crack in the front glass bezel.
     
  14. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    I wanna welcome you guys/gals to May 2013
     
  15. oplix macrumors 65816

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    Is a jailbroken iPhone 5 worth more than a non-jailbroken one?

    Is a pink civic with a 5 foot wing worth more than a stock one? Just some perspective.

    Depends who is buying.
     
  16. Thepoobear macrumors 6502

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    I don't get it?
     
  17. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    it simply means guys are replying to an old thread.
     
  18. Thepoobear macrumors 6502

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    Lol,woops. I feel pretty dense.
     

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