iPhone What iPhone/iOS is ideal for Jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Just2Ask, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. Just2Ask macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for an iPhone, and one of the most important priorities is that it be jailbroken or jailbreakable.

    Of course, I understand that there are differences between hardware models and iOS versions that are preferable for other reasons, but what should I be looking for if untethered jailbreaking is mandatory? Maybe it would be better to ask what I should *avoid*.

    Ease and convenience of the jailbreaking process itself isn't a big issue, I want the best end result.

    I have been reading about it a bit, but there doesn't seem to be immediately obvious answer to a complete newbie like me. It looks like there are different options for some iOS, but after a certain iOS version, wide open untethered full Cydia jailbreaks come with increasing compromises in convenience. Wiki has a nice little history of jailbreaks, sort of a brand neutral changelog, but it left me unclear. Would anyone mind nudging me in the right direction?
     
  2. iRetired macrumors 6502a

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    IMHO, an iPhone 4S with IOS 6.1.3 would be an ideal starter jailbreak phone/OS combination.

    You can find them pretty cheap on eBay.
     
  3. pdxmatts macrumors 68000

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    I had PanGu for IOS 9 on my 6S+ and it was the most stable I have had and it was untethered. Anything after IOS 9 jailbreak is tethered now
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I have the same (notice I said have).

    Going on three years with the 9.0.2 jailbreak on my 6s+. :)
     
  5. Chukwe macrumors regular

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    I still have my iPhone 6 iOS 9.0.2 PanGu but it's now my gym music player.

    I currently have an iPhone X iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak with Coolstar Electra Semi-tethered. Very much stable and I love it. If I want to use my bank apps for transactions both personal and business, I just reboot my iPhone to disable jailbreak. After my transactions, I just enable Airplane mode and rejailbreak it again which doesn't take up to 2 minutes.

    I prefer the semi-tethered to untethered because of the flexibility using it
     

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