Limera1n By Geohot: Download iPhone 4.1 Jailbreak Instructions

By Peter Chubb - Oct 9, 2010

Earlier today it had been assumed that Limera1n by Geohot would be released on October 11th, one day after the GreenPois0n jailbreak from the Chronic Dev-Team, However, in a strange twist the former is now live and ready for download.

We can already see by the number of tweets from @chronicdevteam that they do not seem too happy to be beaten with a jailbreak for iOS 4, which unlike GreenPois0n supports all models of the iPhone, iPod Touch, as well as the Apple iPad.

Limera1n is currently only available for Windows, which you can download by going to the official limera1n website. Mac and Linux versions will be coming soon.

Once you hit the download for windows link you will then have the choice to open or save a text.doc file, from there you will be given full instructions. Let us know how you got on.

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  • G-oh

    After jailbreaking turn off device and turn back on there should be an icon to where you can download cydia

  • Bob

    Ok. I downloaded the jailbreak from for windows. I ran it and followed the steps in order that they appered. Then I restarted my ipod and there is no app that says limera1n. I have restored my ipod to 4.1 then tried to jailbreak it…No icon showed,not even after a reboot.

  • losha

    i downloaded limera1n got the icon on my phone and also got cydia and restarted my phone but still no sign off jailbreak

  • kim thurston

    I cannot find a copy of limera1n that will work, my iphone 3g os 4.1 stops on the dfu..wait screen.

  • TaskLover

    iPhone 3gs, 4.1 – tried first with limera1n, no cydia icon appeared after jailbreak 🙁
    Then sn0wbreeze's 2.1 custom ipsw (it says failed to upgrade at the end in iTunes 10.1), but nevertheless, limera1ned it again, and it worked! 🙂 sn0wbreeze:

  • austin

    the app isn't showing up after reboot.

  • Justin

    Mine didn’t work there is no limera1n app or cydia and I tried to jailbreak it with limera1n says done but nothing happened restarted my iPod still nothing and I used green poison and says failed to jailbreak and my iPod is a 4.1 2nd gen

  • It Works, confirmed on 3gs

  • this shit works for ,me 3gs thanks u save my life ……………….cheers

  • Colin

    Ok I downloaded limera1n and I clicked make it rain and well I did everything that it toled me to do and the green rain drop didn’t show up and the app wasn’t there to

    And do u haft to restore before u jailbreak???

    Please reply

  • mrcoffee03

    Worked on my new iPhone 4 with 4.1 already installed. The number one thing to do is dont rush it. when you hit make it rain follow the prompts of the little box. 2 things i would add, 1st when you make it rain wait fr the app to tell you to push home and power buttons and no2 when it says release power button still hold down the home button until it is finished.
    After it is complete I rebooted before i clicked the limera1 icon which then installed cydia, I then rebooted after every installation. again the biggest tip is dont rush or try to shortcut iPhones hate this and tend to freeze.

  • Ronald(YOMA)

    it works both on iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS with 4.1. Just Minty mentioned, follow his steps and on screen instruction. It will get the limera1n installed. After that you need to have some internet connection so I used the wi-fi free spot to get the internet connection first. Once you have the interconnection launch the limera1n program by tap on that. It will ask you to install Cydia program for jailbreak. Wonderful and I have the 4.1 for long time now I am free now bye bye to AT&T.

  • @smii

    works like a charm! nice

  • TexT

    For the iPhone 3GS to jailbreak you must have at least iTunes 9.2 or it will NOT work!

  • Sherriieeee

    hey guys i used limera1n on my iphone 3gs version 4.1 and it worked beautifully for me, no problems at all. this jailbreak is not a fake,, you just gotta know how to use it. thanks geohot. your a legend

  • eve

    Is anybody know if limera1n is Not working for 3G?
    I've tryed so many times but it kept stuck in DFU mode…wait.
    Please help…

  • angelson

    Iphone 4 ver 4.1 I did de jailBreak, with win 7 32 bits very easy, but when i did with a 3g didnt work…!!

  • stephen

    i have use limera1n to jailbreak my iphone 3gs on iso 4.1 it jialbrok it but the carrier unlock is stuck on search any help plz

  • The Bilderberg's

    To those who did'nt get Cydia after installation, REBOOT your device. Not Respring or etc etc. Works perfectly fine for me with iPhone 4 & 3GS running on 4.1.

  • VegasOpEFNET

    If you need help or want to chat about the Jailbreak for iDevices join us on IRC (GOOGLE MIRC INSTANT CHAT IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT IRC IS) were here along with developers of these cydia apps and hacks for Idevices.

    Server EFNET Channel = #iphone

    All are welcome.

    Thank you!

  • LOu

    Try it on a computer with XP os. Tries it 20 times in many ways with all the tips to no avail on my Windows 7 and vista machines. Worked first time on a work machine still using XP.

  • Bojo

    Hi everyone, any one try it on iPad
    …?????? 3.2.2 V

  • Alexander Paez

    Did not work for my iphone 4 version 4.1.

  • ShAdY

    Worked Great for my 3GS on os 4.1. Didnt work until beta 4 was released tho. and once I got the Limera1n app n DL cydia I had to do a hard reset to get cydia to show but otherwise its working great. Now someone needs to update udidfaker!!!!

  • wetjet

    Not working for me. I've tried it on several computers. Have an ipod touch 3g.