Limera1n iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Released by Geohot

Update 1: limera1n updated for iPhone 3GS units with new bootrom.

Geohot announced he was going to release his universal jailbreak limera1n on 10/11/10, a day after the Chronic Dev Team was going to release their greenpoison jailbreak.

Looks like Geohot has decided to release his jailbreak a day early limera1n is now available for download (Windows only). Here are the details from


limera1n, 6 months in the making
iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G
4.0-4.1 and beyond+++
limera1n is unpatchable
untethered thanks to jailbreakme star
released today to get chronicdev to do the right thing
brought to you by
Mac and Linux coming soon
follow the instructions in the box, sadly limera1n isn’t one click
that’s the price of unpatchability
as usual, donations appreciated but not required
still in beta, pardon my ragged edges
zero pictures of my face

known bugs
need to restart to get the Cydia icon to show up after installing Cydia
some people still don’t have windows
beta iOS versions aren’t supported
uninstall in limera1n app doesn’t work, you can just delete the directory, i need regression testing
iPod Touch 2G support coming soon
for 3G, use redsn0w
limera1n app is a white box, i know. use it anyway

BETA1 – first release
BETA2 – fixed kernel patching magic, rerun BETA2+ over BETA1
BETA3 – fixed new bootrom 3GS

Download for Windows
md5: a70dccb3dfc0e505687424184dc3d1ce

According to MuscleNerd, SHAtter is now going to be delayed:

SHAtter will be held back now, so it’s not the worst possible scenario. Who knows, maybe SHAtter can even be improved

iPhone3GS & iPhone4 ultrasn0w unlockers: stay away from today’s limera1n. Wait for PwnageTool, else you’ll lose unlock

We haven’t tested this yet, but if you have, be sure to let us know how successful you are with Geohot’s limera1n jailbreak. I’m going to wait for PwnageTool as usual. Can’t go wrong with official jailbreak tools from the iPhone Dev Team.

You can also check out the iPhone Wiki for more info on limera1n.


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