When times were simple, and Apple wasn’t as proactive about preventing people from jailbreaking their iPhones, it was always easy to know if you could jailbreak your device. Things have changed now; there are many more iDevices in the market and jailbreaking isn’t a question that is answered simply on a per device basis. The iOS version you’re running on your iDevice also matters and it further complicates the answer to whether or not you can jailbreak your device. To answer the question, and help you find the right guide to jailbreaking your iOS device, RCRepo has a helpful tool for finding out just that.
Visit RCRepo’s jailbreak check tool (linked at the end of the post) on the device you want to jailbreak. It will detect which iOS version you’re running and tell you if you can jailbreak your device or not. We tried the tool out with an iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1, an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1, and an iPad 2 running iOS 7.0.4. You can see the results below;
iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1
iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1
iPad 2 running iOS 7.0.4
The tool primarily uses the iOS version to check if you can jailbreak your device, and then moves on to tell you if which device the jailbreak is available for. You will notice that it has the same response for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4, both running iOS 7.1. If you aren’t sure which device or which iOS version you’re running, or which device you own, the jailbreak tools lets you check. If you don’t have your iDevice with you at the moment, or you simply want to check which devices can be jailbroken from your desktop, you can click on the link indicated on the tool’s page.
The tool gives you a complete table for each version of iOS and each device, complete with links to guides, and color coded cells to indicate what type of jailbreak is available.
It’s a simple tool that leaves no room for ambiguity for anyone wanting to jailbreak their device. It’s useful for people who are jailbreaking for the first time, as well as for people who have done it before and are looking for a good guide and tools to do it on a different device.