11-04-2011, 11:34 AM #1Is it possible to check if an iPhone has been jailbroken in the past?
My girlfriend is looking to buy a used iPhone 4 (around a month old). I was wondering if there's a way to see if the iPhone has been jailbroken in the past. Obviously, if it had been, the previous owner could have restored iOS but I'm asking this from a warranty point of view. If she's buying an iPhone with around 11 months warranty I'd like to make sure that it's not void right from the start because of something a previous owner did. I wouldn't really have been that worried about this in the past but the used iPhone 4 market is a bit of a minefield and we've been let down/disappointed a few times because we've found out the owner was selling a jailbroken iPhone.
Anyway, thanks in advance. As always, it's much appreciated!Web Developer, Vegan & Tech geek. Berlin.
11-04-2011, 11:37 AM #2
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Jailbreaking doesn't affect warrant..so you wouldn't have to worry about it. Doing a restore to an official Apple image will bring it back, so no worries. I purchased my iPhone 3G off eBay and it was jailbroken when I got it with a ton of extra stuff..I simply plugged it into iTunes and had it restore and went on, no issues at all..
11-04-2011, 12:12 PM #3
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Furthermore, yes.. it is possible to tell if a phone was jailbroken (by a Genius) despite a factory restore.
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