This web app tells you if your device can be jailbroken

By , Oct 11, 2012

If you’re a frequent reader of iDB, then chances are you know which iOS devices and firmware can be jailbroken. We are always quick to announce when a new jailbreak is released, and every now and then we even do a “state of the jailbreak” post to bring everyone up to date.

But for casual readers, or novice jailbreakers, device eligibility is not necessarily common knowledge. That’s why mathyr, Peter Em and mofodox decided to create JailbreakStats…

JailbreakStats is a simple web app designed to tell you whether or not your device can be jailbroken. All it needs to know is the make and model of your device, and what firmware it’s on.

Once you give it this information, a quick tap of the ‘Check Status’ button will tell you where you stand. If your device is jailbreakable, the app points you to our jailbreak page for help.

This page, which we’ve been adding to since 2008, is one of the most comprehensive jailbreak resources on the web. And it contains everything from background info to tutorials.

But back to JailbreakStats. The app itself is delightful. It’s simple, accurate, and isn’t too bad on the eyes either. If you’re interested, you can try it out for yourself by clicking here.

What do you think of JailbreakStats?

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  • Kurt

    i wonder how useful this is. a novice will say, “what’s a firmware” or “how do i figure out what my firmware is?” and someone will show them, and that same person will tell them, yes you can jailbreak it by using…

    i think the webapp needs to be able to identify the firmware by itself. the information is uploaded to ever website you visit so the developer of this webapp should implement this pronto

    • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

      I agree. It would be a nice feature to auto detect device and iOS version.

  • notewar

    Why need this when we have IDB = )

  • Milad Khahil

    “Jailbreak still in progress ”
    This is the message we get for the iphone 5 … !?!?

  • http://www.destroypixels.com/ Nicolas Arteaga

    Firmware: iOS 5.0

    Device: iPhone 5

    iPhone 5 was still in the making…

    hehehe

  • hellac00l

    speaking of web based apps, will there ever be an update to Jailbreakme.com for newer devices someday!. I got into the jb scene with jbme.com on my iphone 4 because of how easy it was, later when I got the 4S I needed a computer to jb it. I’m sure there’s a huge group of people who would give jailbreaking a try just like I did if it were web based again.

    • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

      For it to be web based the hole that the jailbreak uses has to use a PDF file or other file that can be used for the jailbreak.. So far only 3 holes have been found in safari that the PDF file can be used for the jailbreak , that’s why there has only been 3 jailbreaks using safari ..

  • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

    I don’t think it’s false hope. “Jailbreak still in progress” clearly means that there is no jailbreak right now, though it’s being worked on. And yes, it IS being worked on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002136300838 Michael Hulet

    Not updated for 5th Generation iPod Touch yet… I know it was just released yesterday, but it’s something it should have

  • Malekk

    Hallo

  • josh

    can anyone plz help i wana know if there a jail break for ipad2 i0s 6.0.1?