Limera1n released to Jailbreak iPhone 4 / iPod Touch 4G and more devices

by Mahesh Kukreja · 27 comments

in Apple

After 6 months in making, Geohot has released a new unpatchable jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G running firmware 4.0-4.1 and beyond..

Limera1n on all iDevices

I just Jailbroke my iPhone 4 and here’s the guide.

(Note: Limera1n is currently available for Windows only)

Step 1: Download Limera1n for Windows from here.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your PC/Laptop via USB then launch Limera1n and click ā€œmake it ra1nā€

make it ra1n

Step 3: Now follow the steps shown by Limera1n on the screen.

  • iPhone will now be in recovery mode

entering recovery | limera1n

  • Hold both Home & Power buttons

hold home and power | limera1n

  • Release the Power button

release power button | limera1n

  • iPhone will then enter the DFU mode

DFU mode | limera1n

Step 4: You’ve successfully jailbroken your iPhone forever. Limera1n app should be shown on your iPhone’s home screen.

limera1n successfully

Screenshot on iPhone 4

limera1n on iPhone 4

Important: Jailbreaking via Limera1n won’t unlock your iPhone.

Known Bugs

  • some people must reboot to see Cydia
  • some people still don’t have windows
  • beta iOS versions aren’t supported
  • iPod Touch 2G support coming soon
  • for 3G, use redsn0w


  • BETA1 – first release
  • BETA2 – fixed kernel patching magic, rerun BETA2+ over BETA1
  • BETA3 – fixed new bootrom 3GS
  • BETA4 – uninstall fixed, respring fixedish

SHAtter exploit has been delayed due to release of Limera1n. Devs don’t want to burn 2 holes by releasing a new exploit. Greenpois0n team will be releasing a tool based on Geohot’s exploit. Read more here.

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