Can I jailbreak & unlock my iPhone? Easily find out with f0recast

Nov 14, 2010 - 3 Comments

can i jailbreak unlock iphone

You can easily determine if your iPhone can be jailbroken or unlocked using a tool called f0recast. The f0recast utility works for both Mac OS X and Windows and lets you quickly identify if your iOS device qualifies for hacking. The tool works with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and all the iPod touch models.

How to tell if you can jailbreak and unlock your iPhone

  • First you’ll need to download the f0recast tool, you can get the Windows and Mac versions from here, it’s a small app
  • After f0recast has downloaded, launch the application
  • Look under Jailbreakable and Unlockable

Obviously if it says “Yes” then you are good to go. Sometimes you’ll have both Yes and No, as you can see in the screenshot above. There are other ways to tell if your device can be jailbroken but I find using f0recast to be the easiest, particularly for novice jailbreakers.

Now what?

Once you have determined your iPhone or iPod touch can be jailbroken, you’ll want to get a jailbreak app:

The apps are easy to use, but you’re not sure what to do I would suggest using redsn0w, greenpois0n, or limera1n since they are more novice friendly. Check out a few how-to guides:

If you’re looking to unlock, try unlocking an iPhone. If f0recast tells you “No” regarding an unlock, this means that your current firmware version can not be unlocked.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone

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  1. Niners says:

    Downloaded, thanks. This is MUCH easier than digging about for baseband, iOS, and firmware versions.

  2. […] Google search uncovered Can I jailbreak & unlock my iPhone? Easily find out with f0recast “The f0recast utility works for both Mac OS X and Windows and lets you quickly identify if your […]

  3. n3rve says:

    Handy app, thanks :)

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