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Is My iPhone Jailbroken? Apple Against iPhone Jailbreak Detection

Famous hacker managed to release iPhone jailbreak detection application for iOS 9 platform and it was available on the App Store until now. Apple learned about the tool and… pulled it away from the stores. What does it mean?

If you know how to detect if iPhone is jailbroken using Stefan Esser’s tool you can no longer use System and Security Info program for ‘fruit’ handsets. This application is not available for download and you cannot find it on the App Store because the Cupertino-based giant removed it for various reasons.

iPhone Jailbreak Detection iOS 9 App Pulled from App Store

Now it’s harder to answer the question ‘Is my iPhone jailbroken or not?’ because there is no simpler iOS 9 program similar to System and Security Info by i0n1c hacker. Surely users were surprised to learn that Apple App Review team approved such an application.

There is only one iOS 9 jailbreaking public program called Pangu. No other tool can untether your iOS 9 – 9.1 iPhone and iPad. Later versions of Apple mobile firmware are currently non-jailbreakable. Still if you are buying used iOS 9.2 or iOS 9.3 iPhone you cannot be sure it wasn’t jailbroken in the past because previous owner could run iOS 8 and 9 jailbreak.

We should also note that this paid application [before Apple pulled it from the App Store] become top paid program. A lot of iPhone and iPad users were happy to get the chance and get more details about their device and jailbreak status.

According to Esser, Apple explained the removing of his app by a number of reasons which includes ‘false or misleading representations’, ‘inaccurate device data’ and others.