iPhone Will Apple know I was jailbroken?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by hello12, May 8, 2013.

  1. hello12 macrumors regular

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    My phone was jailbroken, and I had to remove it, because I messed up my network settings, and couldn't fix it. I backed my phone up, reset it, and restored my backup (my jailbreak is gone now).

    HOWEVER, when I connect to LTE, nothing loads. Can't even send texts, etc. So, if I brought my phone into the apple store and showed them that my phone loads on 4G but not on LTE (and I don't tell them I jailbroke) would they give me a new phone? Would they be able to tell I was jailbroken, or will they assume my phone is defective?
     
  2. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    As long as you restored, they cannot tell. You will get a new iPhone if they can replicate your no LTE issue in the store.
     
  3. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    They won't be able to tell technically, but the iBowel scanners in every store will.
     
  4. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    if you are prepared to get a new phone - why dont you do a complete restore without backing up anything to it see if it fixes it?

    or at the very least you'll be more at ease with them discovering you jailbroke.
     
  5. hello12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I feel like an idiot asking this..... But is that a real thing? Will the be able to know what happened?....
     
  6. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    No, they tend to just replace the phone, even if they have the feeling that's a cause. Not like they'd have proof anyways.
     
  7. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    I thought you were talking to me.

    I guess not.
     
  8. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    This. You might as well do an absolute ground-zero, setup as new phone restore before you take it in. Don't restore any data, don't set up iCloud, etc.

    It might end up fixing your issue, but even if it doesn't, you'll want all that stuff off before you give them your old phone and swap for a replacement, and once it's wiped as a full restore, they can't know it was jailbroken.
     
  9. Jett0516 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget if they replace your phone with a new or refurbished one...it might have the latest iOS (6.1.4) which you can't jailbreak.
     
  10. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    Better get it into them sooner than later, since the chances of getting a non 6.1.3/6.1.4 OS on the replacement will be dwindling each day.
     

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