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How to jailbreak MY 1st Gen iPhone SE?

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TickleMyElmo

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Ok. So let me tell you the story first. I bought an iphone SE 1st gen. about 4 years ago. I wanted something small and easy to carry. It was also my very first iphone so I was very confused at first. Anyhow, a couple years later I bought an iphone X to replace it. I ended up keeping the little SE because it's just so darn cute. Now that I went and bought that 3080ti (I'm very impulsive sometimes) I need to sell my iphone X to catch up so I can pay the bills next month. However the iphone SE and the iphone X have different emails and phone numbers. The SE still has my old number on it and although I can remember the email I used when I bought it, I forgot the password. The iphone store pretty much told me it's a brick now. I refuse to give up just yet. My question is... How do I jailbreak an old iphone SE? I read up about it and it said I needed a few programs and ubuntu. I have no clue how to use ubuntu (linux?). Is there anyone here that can tell me which programs I need for an older iphone and how to use ubuntu? Thanks.
 

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Now that I went and bought that 3080ti (I'm very impulsive sometimes) I need to sell my iphone X to catch up so I can pay the bills next month.
:shock:


While you wait for someone with experience, there are how-to's on the web that literally walks you through the process, including sharing which app(s) to use. It looks like you need the checkra1n app and you can even make a bootable Linux environment with bootra1n.... is the method I just found doing a quick search.


 
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TickleMyElmo

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I 've tried them all, they don't work man. Probably because you have to know how to use Linux and I don't.
 

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OK then... will you explain exactly what you did (what apps? What instructions did you follow?) and what you're failing at? Where are you getting hung up? Details, d00d!!!

Did you try the bootra1n process (see link above)? It's specifically made for this activity...literally spells it all out. That looks incredibly simple (and I know nothing about Linux - doesn't look like you need to know anything).
 

ihrsetrdr

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Just curious, I'm playing with the checkra1n app using an installed to disk Ubuntu 22.04 as the host. I'm pretty sure that this all could be accomplished using a live session of Ubuntu(or other distro). Download checkra1n . You'll see the file:

checkra1n.png

Right click on it, choose "Properties" at the bottom of the drop-down window. Then go to the "Permissions" tab and check "Read & Write" for all, plus make executable:

checkra1n2.png

Now you can open a terminal(use keyboard crtl+alt+ T) or find and click on a terminal icon.

Change directory to where checkra1n is downloaded to(eg: /home/user/Downloads), and type
Code:
 cd /home/user/Downloads
then type:
Code:
sudo ./checkra1n
and you will see the checkra1n app ready, awaiting use:

checkra1n3.png

This is as far as I can go, not having an iphone to test with.
 
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I'll try later once I sober up. Been drinking all night. Need to sleep this off and get my head straight first. I thank you guys for helping though. I'll let ya's know later what happens.
 

ssjwizard

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Former Apple product specialist T2 support checking in. If you can still access the device is actually pretty easy to fix. If you are locked out of the device and no longer have access to the email that becomes a different path. The most important thing in this entire process of getting it officially unlocked via Apple is that you MUST know the email(even if you dont have access) and the registered phone number(even if you dont have access). If you know at least those two pieces of information the entire process can be done online.

If you still have access to the device the process is quite simple. I believe the original SE tops out at iOS 11 so my steps might be a bit off since we are on 15.4 now.
But you should be able to go Settings > (your name) > Password and Security, now this is where you are likely to run into an issue asking for your old password.
After 3 consecutive fails it should offer you account recovery based on you old apple id security settings.
If it does not present a prompt simply hit change password.
Once the password has been reset through either account recovery or device settings go
Settings > General > Reset(all the way at the bottom) > Reset device and settings > Apple ID password > confirm > good as new unlocked iPhone

PS. Dont waste your time with the Genius Bar those guys are sales monkeys and half of them cant even TS their own iPhones. If you ever call AppleCare and want to get a real answer just demand a "Senior Advisor" that is the Apple 2nd level support team those guys are actually trained VERY well. I had to do over 320 trainings to achieve T2 status when I worked for them.
 
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ssjwizard

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Do you know the email its attached to?
You do not need access to that email only that you know it.
You will also need the phone # associated for the 2FA, again no access required but you need to know the number.

If you have that info you should tap forgot my password and follow the prompts. It will direct you to apple id recovery website and not gonna like this takes on average 10-14 days. The key point is once you submit for account recovery its imperative you stop all login attempts or recovery actions as each time you try again it will extend the recovery process.

If you do not know the above required info unfortunately I cant help any further.
 
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TickleMyElmo

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I do know 2 of the possible emails connected. I know the old number, yes. There is no option for "forgot my password."
 

ssjwizard

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I do know 2 of the possible emails connected. I know the old number, yes. There is no option for "forgot my password."
Ok thats good. I dont recall all the options off the top of my head, but Im happy to assist. 2 routes at this point. Either attempt to force recovery by entering the apple id and a bad password into the activation lock screen until it prompts for account recovery or you can go to https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204921 and follow the online steps.

Essentially you need to recover the origin apple id associated with the device.
If you cant do this you still have one other option, but it requires a copy of the POP from an Apple authorized dealer. So if the unit was bought used/refurbished/etc that would not qualify as an original POP
 
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Actually, now that it shows the last 2 digits in my OLD OLD cell number. I don't remember. I did find out the email though.
 
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Ok. Thank goodness an old friend had my OLD number. I did what the website told me to do. I typed in the old email and number and I chose I don't have that number anymore. It then sent it to my email were I typed the code in my old phone. It then had that blue sphere thing on the old phone and told me to scan it with my new iphone. I did that, waited, and then it took my right back to the screen I posted earlier. Ughh!
 

ssjwizard

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You should get an email from Apple once account recovery is complete. You will have to change the password and update the contact details as part of the recovery process. Im not gonna lie account recovery usually takes a couple of weeks. But until you can successfully reset the account you wont be able to get past that screen.
 
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I received the email. 3 more weeks until they said they would call or text me. Thanks for your help!
 

ssjwizard

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I received the email. 3 more weeks until they said they would call or text me. Thanks for your help!
Thats good. To set proper expectations unless something very unusual happens you will not get a call. You should get a text and an email confirming the next steps.

Glad I was able to help out!