With the recent update of the iPhone OS to Version 3.1.3, and tightening of security on newer iPhone 3GS models as well as latest generation iPod Touches, it can be quite confusing to figure out whether your iPhone can be jailbroken or not. For instance, older iPhone 3GS models can be jailbroken, most newer ones […]
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f0recast App – Lets You Know if Your iPhone Can Be Jailbroken

With the recent update of the iPhone OS to Version 3.1.3, and tightening of security on newer iPhone 3GS models as well as latest generation iPod Touches, it can be quite confusing to figure out whether your iPhone can be jailbroken or not.

For instance, older iPhone 3GS models can be jailbroken, most newer ones cannot.  Latest gen Touches are also no-go.  And those who have upgraded to firmware 3.1.3 may find that there only option is a ‘tethered ‘ jailbreak (where the device has to be re-jailbroken on every reboot).

f0recast is a handy little Windows app that offers to take the mystery out of all of this for you.  It ‘s a free download and you just run it while your iPhone or Touch is connected to your PC via USB, and it will instantly come back with the verdict on the jailbreak-ability of your device.

Here ‘s the result I got for my iPhone 3GS running firmware 3.1.2:

f0recast app

Indicating, as expected, that it can be jailbroken without tethering.

And the result for my daughter ‘s current gen iPod Touch:

TouchResult

Saying that a tethered jailbreak is possible.

This app is from the iH8sn0w team.  I ‘ve never used any of their tools until trying this one out, so I ‘m not sure about the quality / reliability of any of their tools, including this one.  The f0recast download is available “ for Windows only “ here:

http://ih8sn0w.com/index.php/products/view/f0recast.snow

If you get a chance to try it, let us know what you think.

I discovered this app via a post over at Techie Buzz.

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