We realize that it can be difficult to know what iPhone, iPod touch or iPad you have especially with multiple generations of each device to think about, so here’s a simple page on getting past those difficulties.
First things first is to determine which device you have; an iPhone, an iPod Touch or an iPad. From left to right: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad.
Once you know if you have an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad you need to determine which model you have.
There are several different models of the iPhone for you to look for. The first iPhone has a drastically different design than the other three iPhones and is definitely the easiest to identify. It simply has an aluminum back with a smaller black plastic bottom. If you have identified your device as a first generation iPhone, click here to see the iPhone 2G jailbreak page. The first generation iPhone is commonly called the iPhone 2G.
The iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS are the next two models in the iPhone line. The iPhone 3G is the second generation iPhone, while the iPhone 3GS is the third generation iPhone. While at first glance the two devices may look difficult to differentiate they are easy to distinguish. The easiest way to tell is by the apps on your device. If you have an application called “Compass” then you have an iPhone 3GS. If you do not you have the Compass application then you have an iPhone 3G. Now that you know this, click here to jailbreak the 3G or here for the 3GS.
Much like the iPhone 3G and 3GS the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S look quite similar. To easily tell the difference, grab your iPhone and take a look at the rear cover. On the bottom you should see a Model Number. If it is A1249 or A1332 you have an iPhone 4 and if it is A1387 you have an iPhone 4S. Click here to jailbreak your iPhone 4 and here to jailbreak the iPhone 4S.
The iPhone 5 is easy to tell apart from earlier iPhones. It is much thinner and taller than the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, if you flip the phone over and see a metal backing as opposed to all glass you have the iPhone 5. It also has the front facing camera centered above the speaker grille instead of being beside it. Click here to jailbreak the iPhone 5.
The iPod Touch is a little more difficult to identify which generation compared to the iPhone. There are four generations of iPod Touches and if you have a first generation iPod Touch you’ll see a gunmetal colored back as opposed to the chrome in later models. You will also see a completely flat back on this generation unlike the other three generations of the iPod Touch. If yours is like this, then you need go no further; simply click here to choose your jailbreak.
Whether you have an iPod Touch second generation or third generation is determined by whether you have a MB model (featured in the second generation) or a MC model (featured in the third generation). You can easily find out which model you have by opening up the Settings application, then General and finally About. Scrolling down will reveal your Model Number. If the Model Number begins with MB you definitely have a second generation. If so, click here to jailbreak. If you have a MC model you have a third generation iPod touch and can click here to jailbreak.
The fourth generation is easy. The fourth model of the iPod Touch has cameras on both the front and the back of the device so if yours does you can click here to jailbreak.
With the fifth generation iPod touch all you need to do is flip it over to the back. If you see a colored metal finish then you have an iPod touch 5G which you can click here to jailbreak.
The first model of the iPad is easy to spot. If it has a curved back and no cameras you have the iPad 1 and can click here to jailbreak.
The iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4 all look similar so it’s easy to confuse them. The iPad 2 sports a flat back and a pair of cameras up front and on the rear. On the back you should see a model number, if you see A1395, A1396 or A1397 you have an iPad 2 so to jailbreak click here.
The iPad 3 is marginally thicker however for the most part it’s physically the same as the iPad 2 so it’s best to check the model number once again. If you see A1403, A1416 or A1430 you have an iPad 3 and can click here to jailbreak.
The iPad 4 is a bit easier to spot as it drops the typical 30-pin connector at the bottom of the tablet for a much smaller Lightning port, if you see this then click here to jailbreak the fourth generation iPad.
The iPad mini is easily spotted as it’s much smaller than the full sized iPads. It also has a much smaller bezel on the sides making it narrower than other models. If you have an iPad mini click here to jailbreak it.