Limera1n Jailbreak: iOS 4.1 Problems after Download?

By Alan Ng - Oct 10, 2010

As we told you just a few hours ago, iPhone hacker Geohot has once again surprised us all by releasing Limera1n ahead of schedule, more importantly – earlier than GreenPois0n. However, some of you appear to be having problems with Limera1n after installing, as confirmed on the official Limera1n website.

If you haven’t tried installing the Limera1n jailbreak for your iOS 4.1 device yet, you can do so by obtaining the download over at Geohot’s website here.

While the download notes says that this will jailbreak all devices on iOS 4.1, it looks as if there is a known problem when trying to install Limera1n on the iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.1. This has been confirmed by Geohot himself with the following message:

”3GS new bootrom is broken, fix pending”

For those of you who are having problems, hold on as we’re sure Geohot is working on a quick fix for you. The good news however, is that Limera1n appears to be working flawlessly on the iPhone 4 running iOS 4.1.

If you have any problems during or after installation, let us know in the comments section.

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  • Ray

    can’t get the green rain drop to show up on my iphone, Won’t download from computer to iphone??

  • I used it and it would not get past the DFU mode so i cancelled it and now MY IPOD TOUCH WILL NOT TURN BACK ON ANY HELP WOULD BE GRATEfull

  • I used it and it would not get past the DFU mode so i cancelled it and now MY IPOD TOUCH WILL NOT TURN BACK ON ANY HELP WOULD BE GRATEfull

  • shan

    Hi i use limera1n, but there only a white box there. when i try to press on it.. it juz goes back to the screen again=( How!!! mine is ipod touch 3g but with the MC model.. will i will problem=(

  • Freddy

    Hey guys, i had the same problem with Limera1n , after doing everything right it just wont show up the Limera1n logo . i tryed it with greenpoison and it worked fine. my phone is unlocked now!

  • Robert

    I used limera1n on my iphone 3gs 4.1 and it worked fine but everytime i sync my phone it takes all the apps i download through cydia. Is there something specific im missing?

  • tcm

    did the limera1n ow my phone wont turn back on wtf

  • Cole

    Works on my iphone4 4.0.2…

  • Benny

    I ran Limera1n and it seemed to work but the limera1n icon was white. I taped it and it placed the cydia icon on the screen but when i went to install cydia the download screen came on but the bar never moved. then it said that cydia load sucessfully but there was no cydia icon. I have an iphone 4 running 4.1 baseband 02.10.04. does any body have any Ideas as to how I can jailbreak and unlock this phone ???????????

  • Ayesha


    i tried to run limera 4 times bt could not c icon .. in my ipod 4g i went on search nd just wrote limera .. nd i found it ,, then u can download cydia 🙂

  • Paddy

    hi newbie here does limera1n work on iphone 3g 8g

  • Max

    my ipod touch 4th gen got stuck with "release power button" then I tried to restore it in itunes and it does not restore…it's with the itunes icon and plug cord….what should I do?

  • stephen

    Installed on a 3GS RUNNING 4.1, works fine apart from a lack of 3g and data services

  • honeycomb

    i have a iphone 3g & i get as far as the getting the limera1n symbol on my phone…what next??

  • bjraz

    I'm having some issues that when I start to jailbreak, my phone is no longer shown on usb.

  • Arman

    I jailbreaked my iphone 3gs 8gb ios4.1 with limera1n it receive an messege no enoch memory but it installed succesfully

  • Frank

    Hi all,

    I used Limera1n on my 3gs with OS4.1 works nice but when i want to turn the soundvolume
    louder or softer……the springboard crashes and i have to do a restart
    And also the docked icons at the botom of the screen
    Also my crachreport
    ## Crash log
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ""&gt;
    <plist version="1.0">
    <string>Incident Identifier: C06268A9-70D3-460F-972B-A79EFBDF04F6
    CrashReporter Key: b39a9324728d30af2b2a1921bae14ab6c027f137
    Hardware Model: iPhone2,1
    Process: SilentMed [740]
    Path: /Applications/
    Identifier: SilentMed
    Version: ??? (???)
    Code Type: ARM (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [1]

    Date/Time: 2010-11-17 23:30:51.753 +0100
    OS Version: iPhone OS 4.1 (8B117)
    Report Version: 104

    Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP) Exception Codes: 0x00000001, 0xe7ffdefe Crashed Thread: 0

    Dyld Error Message:
    Library not loaded: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Calendar.framework/Calendar
    Referenced from: /Applications/
    Reason: image not found
    Dyld Version: 154.6

    Binary Images:
    0x1000 – 0x14fff +SilentMed armv6 &lt;648856562c7cc80b3556ceeb3affcf0b&gt; /Applications/
    0x2fe00000 – 0x2fe26fff dyld armv7 &lt;a11905c8ef7906bf4b8910fc551f9dbb&gt; /usr/lib/dyld 0x30025000 – 0x30055fff AppSupport armv7 &lt;20908678e860c23207574337097b94f1&gt; /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppSupport.framework/AppSupport
    0x300a5000 – 0x301c0fff CoreGraphics armv7 &lt;6dcc299d5ca75f73afbc98a1b4bd2c7a&gt; /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreGraphics.framework/CoreGraphics
    0x30267000 – 0x30273fff GraphicsServices armv7 &lt;7075593b53fcd90c8d2aa40ba9ff4397&gt; /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GraphicsServices.framework/GraphicsServices
    0x3069b000 – 0x30744fff QuartzCore armv7 &lt;1628da07ea69b89c0b6a5a7d2dc42a24&gt; /System/Library/Frameworks/QuartzCore.framework/QuartzCore
    0x30885000 – 0x309b5fff AudioToolbox armv7 &lt;9420239a007f28f7aa2163b05053d110&gt; /System/Library/Frameworks/AudioToolbox.framework/AudioToolbox
    0x30c23000 – 0x30cc3fff Celestial armv7 &lt;aa0773c3d8e022e5a0b307b1db79232a&gt; /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/Celestial
    0x30e9a000 – 0x30ed4fff IOKit armv7 &lt;6810c1b44dd12227780dc88c76b692e4&gt; /System/Library/Frameworks/IOKit.framework/Versions/A/IOKit
    0x31564000 – 0x31565fff CoreSurface armv7 &lt;586f25579330ac060decd2df4cc05bd8&gt; /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreSurface.framework/CoreSurface
    0x31acc000 – 0x32d0cfff UIKit armv7 &lt;3f1f8f7555dcf93cc4ce2146286bd3f6&gt; /System/Library/Frameworks/UIKit.framework/UIKit
    0x33249000 – 0x33368fff Foundation armv7 &lt;5cffb5458e87beccdb75770cea676753&gt; /System/Library/Frameworks/Foundation.framework/Foundation
    0x33971000 – 0x33a31fff libobjc.A.dylib armv7 &lt;49029949741e10f21b178b0a4b2df979&gt; /usr/lib/libobjc.A.dylib 0x3438c000 – 0x343ccfff CoreAudio armv7 &lt;96e6c0b793449c9e08a507693c956aad&gt; /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreAudio.framework/CoreAudio
    0x3440b000 – 0x344defff CoreFoundation armv7 &lt;adb562d8b5eaadbb874e255a09d0e04b&gt; /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/CoreFoundation
    <string>iPhone OS 4.1 (8B117)</string>
    <string>??? (???)</string>

  • Steven

    Hi All,

    Im trying to jailbreak after upgrade to OS4.1 using limera1n for some reason it cant…… When click make it ra1n…. it goes to recovery mode and the device wipes off and i need to click on restore in itunes to restore it. Pls help on this issue I want to jailbreak my device.

  • Mrhendrik

    I just bought iPhone 4 iOS 4.1 firmware 02.10.04

    Can it be jailbroken with limera1n? I Want to try but afraid This Will break My Phone.. Please advice.

    Thank you..

  • David

    I get to step 4 where is says release power button and I do that and nothing happens after that. What should I try now? I have tried unplugging and plugging it back in and it says to retry pressing home and power button again. After I do that it says release power button and I do and nothing!
    Please help! Tried this like 4 times now

  • William

    To jailbreak you must have itunes opened! Download limera1n then open it. A message will say “make it rain” click it then it will tell you instructions to hold sleep and home. Keep holding it until you get the next instructions. After limera1n will be installed onto the iphone. It has no icon. Click it and install cydia

    Dont jailbreak with iphone!!!!

    You will have no service on the phone!!!!

    • az19

      ok i did, now i have no service, what do i do?

  • joshua

    im having trouble downloading limera1n onto my 3gs phone. it gets into dfu mode then wont do anything else

  • Alex King

    I Applied Limera1n on 3GS and I lost my Wifi & GSM Phone oparation. what should I do

  • Scott

    I just used Limera1n on an unlocked iphone 3gs, I got the green screen then went to reboot and it's stuck on the Apple screen. What to do now, nothing is working.