Telling if your iPhone is Jail broken?

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  1. iphonefreak450 macrumors regular

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    I am running iOS 9.3.4 and just wanted to know that how can I tell if my phone is jail broken or not?
    The thought had crossed my mind since I bought this phone from a European GSM shop, but the phone was packaged up in its original box and sealed like normal. But still, I would like to find out if this phone is jail broken or not. Is there any ways to tell?

    Searched the net in the meantime, I searched for Cydia and Icy from the Spotlight Search and came up with nothing. Would this be the standard way to check?

    Since I got the phone, I only downloaded and installed two apps which are Speed Test and Scanner Radio app. That's it. But nothing Cydia or Icy related.


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    Since you are on 9.3.4, there's no chance your phone is jailbroken. Apple patched the jailbreak exploit with 9.3.4
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Like said above there is no jb for iOS 9.3.4 but if you feel uneasy you can always plug it to iTunes and hit restore.
    That will put any idevice to the latest stock iOS version.
     
  4. iphonefreak450 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So if users who jail broken their iPhone before 9.3.4 this latest version will un-jail break it meaning that they do not need to do a restore in iTunes?
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, any time you go up to a new stock ios version you lose the JB and all hacks installed on the prior version.
     
  6. iphonefreak450 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Now what if someone JBs a phone with a previous stock iOS version on it and then resets the phone to the factory defaults? Would that clear or wipe the JB?

    Or, it has to be restored to the next iOS update through iTunes or through the next iOS update within the phone itself?

    But I doubt that my phone is jail broken. I just doubt it.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    An erase all command on the phone does not restore or get rid of a jb. It can cause lots of issues and throw the phone in a continuous boot loop stuck at the apple logo.
    Also an update from jb state to next iOS version can cause problems.
    Best thing to do is to plug to iTunes and hit restore.
    But again your phone is not jb so up to you.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Your phone is on iOS 9.3.4, so it's not jailbroken. There's really no doubt about it one way or another.
     
  9. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    If your iPhone has the latest software to date (9.3.4) it's not jail broken. So far this is no jailbreak for iOS 9.3.4 so you're good.

    Like previous posts in this thread, if you don't feel safe then you can do a restore, though it's not needed.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I do not think even a restore will convince the OP that his phone is not in JB.
     
  11. bufffilm Suspended

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    This topic is a change of pace for once.

    If he's on 9.3.4, he's fine,
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I think he needs to do an erase all, then restore it, then setup as new device, then drop it in the ocean, leave it in the water for a few hours and take it out , smash it with a sledgehammer and whatever is left blow it up with TNT.
    Then he will be 100% it's not jb and he's not hacked :D
     
  13. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    I jailbroke my 6 and had some issues so I used cydia eraser and I'm back on 9.3.3 stock now so I can jailbreak again if I want someday. I restored from my backup and gained 10gb of space! My phone also boots in about 25 seconds now compared to 32. Not sure why but it seems a bit faster now too.
     
  14. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Even if you weren't on iOS 9.3.4 which can't be jail broken. If you bought the phone new and sealed it's not going to be jail broken.

    Jailbreaking the phone is something you would have to have done on the phone, if you didn't, the phone wouldn't be jail broken.
     
  15. wol macrumors regular

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    :eek: New and sealed phones are not going to be jail broken unless you are a "high value target" for a state government ...
    http://citizenlab.org/2016/08/million-dollar-dissident-iphone-zero-day-nso-group-uae/

    :rolleyes:
     
  16. cynics macrumors G4

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    Cut it in half and bury each half in seperate graveyards.....
    --- Post Merged, Aug 26, 2016 ---
    Op: pull down the search function and type "cydia", no app results = no jailbreak.
     
  17. cynics macrumors G4

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    Btw you should update to 9.3.5. There is a very dangerous exploit in 9.3.4. Unlikely you'd be targeted but someone can pretty gain control of your phone and a lot of information on it.
     
  18. that be me macrumors 6502

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    To be fair, if the seller knew what he was doing, he could spoof the version to show 9.3.4 while being on a lower firmware.

    However, as others have said, you’re better off restoring to 9.3.5 with iTunes, just to be sure.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    There is no seller.
    The op bought it brand new from a store sealed inside the box.
    He just has a tinfoil hat:D
     

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