4.1 Ensure device is not obviously jailbroken


This recommendation pertains to inspecting a device for the presence of the most common jailbreak indicator.


A jailbroken iOS device may execute arbitrary code, can compromise configuration profile requirements, and opens the device to exploits that are otherwise not possible.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Restore the iOS to a known good state from a trusted computer:

Open iTunes.

Connect the iOS device to the computer with a USB cable.

Select your iOS device within iTunes.

Select Restore iPhone/iPad.

After restoration, set up as a new device or restore from a known good backup.

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