Is there anyway to tell if your device is jailbroken?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by Drucifer, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Drucifer macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    As the topic title says I'm just trying to find out if there is a way to find out if a specific iPod Touch is jailbroken.

    To explain things a bit I got a 4th Gen Touch for Christmas and so did my mother-in-law. She isn't really into technology and I personally don't think she will get much use out of the device but none the less she got one and I was showing her some of the features. Turns out someone she knows told her about Jailbraking so I explained to her that she would never really benefit from the features of jailbraking but she said she lent the iPod to this friend who was going to do something to it for her. Now she got it back but I don't know if there is a way to tell if they jailbroke it or just installed apps from their account. She has a number of apps on there, most of which are free apps anyway so I'm not entirely sure what her friend did.

    Would the Firmware indicate that it has a jailbroken FW installed?

    It drives me crazy when she does this, she lets others on her devices and they download tons of crap that she will never use. They did the same thing with her PC and her Netbook which I've had to restore both of them a number of times because of all the crap others installed on them.
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    No, not really. If there aren't any jailbreak only applications on it I'd say it's not jailbroken.

    I guess you could plug it into a computer and see if all the applications show up in the application organizer. If not all applications are there then it's likely that it's jailbroken.
  3. Drucifer thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    Thank you, I'll try your suggestion.
  4. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    Activator in settings and Cydia on your desktop are giveaways.

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