Jailbreaking is a term used when unlocking a devices factory-only resources for the end user. With the advancement in technology many people deemed it fit to jailbreak their iPhone devices in order for them to be able to download free paid third party games, Apps and tweaks. Furthermore this simple process also is able to make your device easier to use. How then will you tell whether your iPhone has been jailbroken or not? The following steps will help you figure it out.
Steps to find out if your iPhone/iPad/iPod is Jailbroken
- First and foremost, unlock your device by keying in your password or swiping it.
- Press the home button at the bottom of your screen and exit all the running apps.
- If you are using an iOS 6 enabled phone, touch anywhere above the bottom group of icons and slide down. With iOS 6 and under, swipe on the home screen from left to right. A spotlight search screen will come up allowing you search anything on your device.
- Finally, search for the “Cydia” app, minus the quotation marks.
The Cydia App is an application primarily used to download and install third party Apps and games. This app works like any other app store however it can only be used on jailbroken devices. This therefore means that once this app shows on the spotlight screen, it means that your iPhone is jailbroken. “Absinthe”, “Installer” or “Icy” are an example of apps that once they show up on the spotlight will help tell you that your iPhone is jailbroken.
Alternatively, you can be able to find out whether or not your device has been jailbroken through default applications. Once you jailbreak your iPhone some of the default Apps will disappear therefore confirming a jailbreak to have successfully occurred.
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