So, the controversial jailbreak, Limera1n, has had some bad reports and good reports, so far. I decided to give it a try for myself.
It is not hard to tell this was a rushed release. From my experience, this was not as smooth as Blackra1n was. It might have something to do with using a couple of exploits to get the jailbreak to be untethered, but seems like Geohot could have spent a little more time on it. The instructions are easy:
- Update your device to the latest firmware (iOS 4.1 or iOS 3.2.2)
- Download Limera1n (here) Windows only, at time of this post.
- Connect your device
- Click “Make it ra1n.”
- Put device in DFU mode.
- Install Cydia from the Limera1n app.
Here’s a video tutorial, of how to jailbreak an iPhone 4, on iOS 4.1, using Limera1n:
After the jailbreak is done, the device did not reboot. It simply powered off. I thought there was something wrong, but after powering on, it was fine. At this point I did not have the Limera1n icon, just a blank white one, but the app still worked. I was able to install Cydia, but it took a few reboots and updates to get the proper icons on my homescreen.
I can say that this jailbreak worked for me, on the iPhone 4. We have heard a tonne of issues with older devices. In particular, the iPhone 3GS with the new bootrom, doesn’t work at all. There is, supposedly, a fix coming for that. Use this at your own risk. The Chronic Dev Team and the iPhone Dev Team will Greenpois0n and a new Pwnage Tool coming soon. You might want to wait for those.
NOTE: Follow our step by step guides below to jailbreak iPod Touch 4G/3G and iPad.
- How To: Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G/3G On iOS 4.1 Using Limera1n On Windows
- How To: Jailbreak iPad On iOS 3.2.2 Using Limera1n On Windows