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The iPhone jailbreak community has been anxiously awaiting a working jailbreak for iOS 4.1 since it was released on September 8th. Although a release from the chronicdev team (named GreenPois0n) was expected for 10/10; George Holtz, aka geohot, has preempted them by releasing Limera1n to the public yesterday.

The initial version, which originally had a few bugs, seems to be more stable with the BETA4 update and I have personally tested it myself and it seems to work without any problems at all on my iPhone 4. However, do not use limera1n if you need or use a carrier unlock!


There was some drama in the last few days because the limera1n jailbreak uses a different exploit than the one that was planned for the upcoming Shatte- based jailbreak GreenPois0n which was due out today. The chronicdev team is working to re-do their jailbreak with the same one Geohot used to ‘save’ it for the next iOS version. What does that mean to you? When the next iOS version is released, we should see a jailbreak released much sooner.

How To Jailbreak Your iPhone

First of all, as with most jailbreaks, you should be careful to follow instructions. iClarified is a great resource for jailbreak instructions and we would recommend you go there if you need further clarification as to any of the jailbreak procedures or if it will work on your particular device. The most important thing if you are upgrading from an older version of iOS is to have Cydia save your SHSH keys since they are unrecoverable in certain situations after you upgrade.

Once that is done and your device is backed up use iTunes to upgrade your device to iOS 4.1. This will undo any prior jailbreak you have applied to your phone. After your phone is running 4.1 and your phone plugged into your Windows computer via USB, run the latest Limera1in program here. Limera1n only works on Windows computers at the moment.

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Follow the instructions which will include rebooting your phone into DFU mode to run the jailbreak.

After the jailbreak has been completed, you will see the limera1n application installed (icon seen above). Launch it and you will have 2 options: install Cydia (the jailbreak app store) or remove limera1n. Install Cydia and you are good to go.

The jailbreak process itself is very easy – and I say that from someone who started jailbreaking back with my iPhone 3G. If you want to get more out of your iPhone, jailbreaking is simply the only way to do that.

Let us know if you have had success with the limera1n jailbreak. We hope that chronicdev and geohot can work things out and continue to put out great jailbreaking software to the community.

  1. Sunil Immadi
    December 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I am not able to jailbreak

  2. A SPAM BITCH
    November 30, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    BITHCE**

  3. jeev
    November 9, 2010 at 2:19 am

    i upgreaded my phone with 4.1 and my iphone was allready unlock n now its not cus of the upgread now i tryed limera1n n have cydian on my phone but styll cant make phone calls.....signel is one bar only so wat can i do to get my phone work...

    • Lerenard682001
      November 11, 2010 at 10:54 am

      I am in the same boat as you... i think we just have to wait.... for how long who knows. Its so frustrating, i could not wait to get the Iphone 4 and now i still have to wait to use it.

  4. Jane555
    October 15, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Limera1n Jailbreak for iPhone 4 & iOS 4.1 good, also can work for 3GS, and 3G is OK?
    Well, I just found this: http://ifunia.weebly.com/1/pos...

  5. boronca007
    October 13, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    please help me i am a newbie to iphone ...

    i have a 3gs iphone 3.1.3 - I have saved my SHSH already. can i upgrade to 4.1 and then unlock it ???? i mean is there any unlock for 4.1 ??

  6. boronca007
    October 13, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    please help me i am a newbie to iphone ...

    i have a 3gs iphone 3.1.3 - I have saved my SHSH already. can i upgrade to 4.1 and then unlock it ???? i mean is there any unlock for 4.1 ??

    • Dave Drager
      October 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm

      I don't believe there is an unlock for 4.1 devices yet.

  7. Dakshina
    October 12, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Does this work on Ipod Touch 2G MC model with iOS 4.1??

  8. Chessher
    October 11, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Used Limera1n yesterday on my iPhone4 (4.1) and my iPad (3.2.2). Worked without
    any issues.

  9. Chessher
    October 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Used Limera1n yesterday on my iPhone4 (4.1) and my iPad (3.2.2). Worked without
    any issues.

    • Dave Drager
      October 11, 2010 at 6:59 pm

      Awesome. 24 hours in for me too, no ill effects yet. RC1 has been released on the limera1n website.

    • Lerenard682001
      November 11, 2010 at 10:56 am

      So this worked for your Iphone 4? 4.1?

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