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Limera1n Jailbreak: iOS 4.1 Problems after Download?

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.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Ray
Ray

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

Ron Sager

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

Ron Sager

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
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
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
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
tcm

did the limera1n ow my phone wont turn back on wtf

Cole
Cole

Works on my iphone4 4.0.2…

Benny
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
Ayesha

SOLUTION SOLUTION !!!!!!

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
Paddy

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

Max
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
stephen

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

honeycomb
honeycomb

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

bjraz
bjraz

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

Arman
Arman

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

Frank
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" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"&gt; <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>AutoSubmitted</key> <true/> <key>SysInfoCrashReporterKey</key> <string>b39a9324728d30af2b2a1921bae14ab6c027f137</string> <key>bug_type</key> <string>109</string> <key>description</key> <string>Incident Identifier: C06268A9-70D3-460F-972B-A79EFBDF04F6 CrashReporter Key: b39a9324728d30af2b2a1921bae14ab6c027f137 Hardware Model: iPhone2,1 Process: SilentMed [740] Path: /Applications/SilentMe.app/SilentMed Identifier: SilentMed Version: ??? (???) Code Type: ARM (Native) Parent Process: launchd [1] Date/Time: 2010-11-17 23:30:51.753 +0100… Read more »

Steven
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
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
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
Thanks

William
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!!!!

joshua
joshua

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

Alex King
Alex King

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

Scott
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.

Danny
Danny

I have The same problem as Trimond has..

myself
myself

I want to jaibreak my ipod touch 3g 4.1 and is the risk big with jailbreaking? and how can I get the jaibreak of my ipod if I don’t want it anymore?

P-L
P-L

No limera1an icon after succesful jailbreak my 3gs 4.0.2 I restart 10 times and try many times the make it rain but same result.

Anyone have an answer ???

Keith
Keith

Hey guys I’m still getting this error message when trying to download Cydia from limera1n. I’m using an iPhone 4 4.1 with 1.5 Mbps of Internet. My wifi is turned on and my iPhone is connected to it. What else am I doing wrong??

erik
erik

Tried on an Ipad 3.2.2. Successfully installed Cydia. However, when I clicked on cydia, it said reorganizing and show an apple and a loading sign and soon after jumped to the home screen.

Cydia is not reorganizing…and it kept on jumping to the home screen when I click on it.

ShAdY
ShAdY

Limera1n worked great on my 3gs :0)

Eddie
Eddie

I tried it on a 3G, it says press home b+power b…. then release power b which I did, kept it pressed for a long time, tried 5 or 6 diff times, now it did something to where my iphone is on connect to itunes mode and I can't even restore it… comes up with an error message. any ideas??????? i think my iphone is dead 🙁

Rob
Rob

I jailbroke my Ipod Touch 3G 64GB with Limera1n with no problem about 20 minutes after it was released…..but now, I just tried to jailbreak my sisters 8GB ipod touch 3G and it says its done, but nothing comes up for limera1n to download cydia, and yes i had Itunes open, ive also tried the greenpois0n release and it fails everytime…….from what i can tell is that apple patched it completely in a mini update without a full release update, and failed to mention it, i noticed the update yesterday myself when i restored and updated the 8gb touch from… Read more »

mark
mark

iphone 3g with 4.1 gets stuck at dfu mode please help

bobby
bobby

IPOD TOUCH 3rd generation 8 gig does not work with limera1n. the process goes by smoothly, but the limerain icon does not appear on teh screen and doesnt show up on the homepage. the ipod goes through the process, but is just like before with no changes.

please fix this

sam
sam

its not working on my ipod touch 3g either and i have tried it like 3 times

lin
lin

I can't send emails after jailbreaking my Iphone 4 with Limera1n..
Any fix for this??
Thanks!

Bryman
Bryman

I have a question. I have a ipod touch 3g running 4.1. I am on am mac and I hold "home + power" and the screen goes from connect you ipod to itunes and blacks out like in the videos but limera1n never tells me to release the power button… so I am holding both buttons for like a minute and the give up

megosh
megosh

i have iphone 3g with 4.1 firmware will it work

kunal
kunal

my wifi is not getting detected , my wifi was working fine before i jail breaked 3.2.2 ipad 3g
can u help me , i did reset the network setting but noting is helpiing
my wifi router is working fine

Joey
Joey

This jailbreak worked great on my wifes 4.1 3GS phone. Thank so much for the Jailbreak. I didn’t get the first time but 2nd time was a charm! It’s a easy jailbreak if you just follow the directions!

josephine
josephine

i have an ipos 3g 8gb vith 4.1 installed (don't give a crap about that people say that it's not a 3g, it is! (: anyways, i have the same problem as MANY others, and i wonder if anyone else with an ipod touch 8gb 3 generation (MC model) has been able to see the limera1n icon and if anyone has been able to complete the jailbreak (with an ipod touch 8gb 3 generation)
If ANYONE would answer i'd be very grateful!

7amoodi
7amoodi

PROBLEM SOLVED
just download Limera1n RC1b and try again … WORKED 2 TIMES WITH ME on my iPad ..

PS: not the BETA !!

MANiAC^tR
MANiAC^tR

Just tried the latest Limera1n RC1b and still no results with my iphone 3GS and iOS4.
The limera1n app doesn't show up on the iphone's homescreen.

Regards.

Aaron (isquaddevteam)
Aaron (isquaddevteam)

Check my previous post about how to fix this problem. It’s worked for three that we know and probably more

chris
chris

I just downloaded and installed, the phone seems to work great!

Lewis Magers
Lewis Magers

I've tried countless times to get limera1n to work on my ipod touch 2g 4.1. It does not work at all. need suggestions here

luckygurl
luckygurl

Ok, I'm not smart at all when it comes to this stuff but, when I download Limera1n and release the power button like it says to, it stays stuck in DFU mode. How long do I have to wait? and do I keep holding the home button?

fern
fern

it worked for my 3gs the only problem is i cant watch movies on my tv or u tube

Chris
Chris

I was able to jailbreak my 3gs 16 gig on 4.1, but was not able to jailbreak my other 3gs 32gig. Not sure why it would work on 1 and not the other

Nate
Nate

I tried it on my iphone 4 4.1. When I was told to hold power and home and then release power my phone went black. I'm trying to restore now but keep getting an error from itunes. 1004. Does that mean anything to anyone? I'm using windows XP and I don't think I was using it as Administrator.

Rawr
Rawr

I've tried jailbreaking my iPod Touch, (4.1, 3g). About 5 times, with lime, of course.
Lime opens, runs, I hold down the buttons, release, it goes info dfu, it says done.
Everything goes smoothly, but then when I go to the home screen, theres no limera1n icon, I have tried restarting, & hard rebooting. What to do?
Please help?x:

Fahoodi
Fahoodi

I found the fix for not finding limera1n after trying to jailbreak. Do these steps and you will get your jailbreak:-
1-Back up you phone through Itunes.
2-Update to the lates firmwear 4.1
3-Jailbreak your phone befor you restor from your back-up.
4-Download Cydia.
5-Restore back from your back-up.

That all
Good luck to you all & have fun with the jailbreak 🙂

howie
howie

having a serious problem with getting the sms bubbles to change colors. dont know what im doing wrong. have the same apps as I had before when i had my Iphone 4 jailbroke and they worked fine but now nothing is working right with jailbreak.

Rob
Rob

hi, i have an iphone 4 on 4.1, on the old cydia-jailbreak, the program to install apps was called installous, does anyone know what the new one is called? because i cannot find it anywhere

Alberto Chavez
Alberto Chavez

I hve an ipod 3G and ive followed all these steps. The ipod doesnt show the drop. the cumputer has that said it is jailbroken. i cannot see the app of cydia or limerain. itunes is open and its latest itunes ten.

The drop dont show and it has the apple logo and nothing changed

Please help

Dany
Dany

so I ran limera1n on my iphone 4, iOS4.1 and it worked perfectly. Added Cydia to my home screen but when I enter Cydia, I'm missing a ton of sources so I can't download the apps I had before (ex. biteSMS). Someone know why?

MANiAC^tR
MANiAC^tR

I've just download the Limera1n version RC1 and still no results. Anyone with problems with the BETA4 had success with this new RC1 version??

Regards!

Amin
Amin

Works like a charm on my 3GS 4.1 ..

thnk u Geo

jeff
jeff

will this work on 3gs 4.0.2? if yes,will i be able to unlock it using ultrasn0w?

Emil Frisk
Emil Frisk

I have just installed it on my iphone 4, but it looks like cydia won't load the packages. what do i do?

LUCKYDANIELS
LUCKYDANIELS

i have tried to use limera1n b4 now on 3 IPHONE 3g on os4.1 and 1 3gsand 1 2g. this failed to jailbreak 2g and 3g and after 5 tries seemed to jailbreak the 3gs BUT NOTHING DOWNLOADED FROM CYDIA WORKED ! THE 3G ALL STUCK IN DFU MODE AND WOULD NOT RESTORE IN ITUNES IN FACT ITUNES CRASHED AND HAD TO BE RE INSTALLED ON BOTH 7AND VISTA .RESTORE WAS EASY ON XP/PC. LIMERA1N SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN RELEASED . THE ALL IOS ALL IPHONE GREENPOSION JAILBREAK SHOULD HAVE BEEN RELEASED AS PROMISED AND NOW KNOWING WHAT CRAP LIMERAIN… Read more »

danny
danny

MY IPHONE DOESNT CHARGE ANYMORE AND DOESNT CONNECT TO ITUNES AFTER JAILBREAK CAN SOMEONE PLEAS HELP ME

aaron
aaron

EVERYONE WITH THIS ISSUE PLEASE READ AS THIS WILL WORK i have an iphone 4 on 4.1 with baseband preserved at 1.59 i have windows 7 64-bit i ran limera1n beta 1,2,3, and 4 with NO luck, compatibility mode, to vista xp, regular , run as administrator, ive probobly run limera1n over 20 times no luck, restore software NOTHING worked UNTIL i went to settings general reset, then clicked erase all content and settings i repeat not erase all settings, not reset network settings, i clicked RESET ALL CONTENT AND SETTINGS, something i would have never thought to do and… Read more »

javz
javz

No Limera1n icon after the process done successfully….

Snow
Snow

After using it on my iPod 2g 8 gb w/4.0.2 software no

Limera1n icon appears and I was really looking forward to unlocking my iPod. Please repair the bugs as quickly as possible.

bolicat
bolicat

works for me too..iphone 3gs iOS 4.1…thx a lot GeoHot…

Gigoy
Gigoy

Worked like a charm on my iphone 3gs new bootrom. Can't wait for unlock to come out!!

Lexiani22
Lexiani22

Everything ok with my iphone 3gs new bootrom…except that Cydia is not loading on the main page and Im getting a "504 gateway time out" error. I have tried to use pkgback up and i'm having a hard time also…getting a "no internet connection detected…" error while the cell is connected to wifi…any suggestions???

jjp41
jjp41

is any one else haveing prob with sms not changeing colors

MANiAC^tR
MANiAC^tR

1. I have an iPhone 3GS wirh iOS4.1 and cannot get Limera1n to work. I've tried releasing Home button when Exploiting message appears, when Done message appears, but so far no Limera1n app icon appears on the homescreen. Before this, I had 3.1.2 with blackra1n jailbreak working fine. 2. I have also re-restored the iOS 4.1 without letting iTunes to activate the phone, I applied the Jailbreak with no sucess. 3. I can always get the DONE message and the phone boots normally. 4. I cannot tell you wether it is a old or new bootrom. Some help would be… Read more »

Vox_dei
Vox_dei

Perfectly working on my iPhone 4 4.1

Andware
Andware

Same for me, iPad 3.2.2, Limera1n say OK. Not Limera1n Icon on iPad. It is work on me iPhone 4.

SteveB
SteveB

3GS 4.1……..
Tried numerous times using XP on bootcamp, each time the window said done and nothing happened.

Tried it on Vista (on another laptop) kept my finger on the home button, everything went the same way until the Limera1n appeared! Job done!!!

ToM-e
ToM-e

i have time our error for CYDIA !!!
what should i do??

jjp41
jjp41

cant get sms to change colors on sent side is anyone else having this prob or do you kow what i might me doing wrong thanks

richknuth@gmail.com
richknuth@gmail.com

Appears only vista works with iPad 3.2.2

caty
caty

Limera1n worked on my iphone 3GS new bootrom and I installed cydia now I'm having trouble running it. I keep getting this msg:

Error: Refershing Data
The method driver
/usr/lib/apt/methods/Http could not be found

what to do?

Tjoez
Tjoez

Same with my ipad 3.2.2, fresh 32gb/3G one.
Install went fine, after that, no white icon, no limera1n icon, …

Come on George
I don't want ra1n, I want thund3r 🙂

Will wait…

DJ KG
DJ KG

I have an iPhone 4 (got launch day and only updated to 4.0.1, but I don't know the baseband; I don't really care because I'm using AT&T… just not sure if it's necessary to know). I updated (not restored) to 4.1 and ran limera1n; The process completed successfully, and I turned on my phone. I clicked the limera1n app (white icon) and the app opens, I can see the raindrop in the red circle at the top, but then the app crashes. I tried re-running the limera1n program on my computer 3 times and all I get is a crashing… Read more »

Hunter
Hunter

No success here on iPad 3.2.2. The limera1n exploit says that the jailbreak was successful, but no Cydia nor limera1n icon. Tried 3 times. Doesn't work! Any ideas?

mel
mel

Worked fine for me (or so it seems) on a 3g iPod Touch.

@jgalt5 thanks for the tip about rebooting after installing cydia.

omar
omar

After jailbreak, cydia is working fine, but I am not able to install application throught ITUNES… i do have some application on my hard drive, I want to install the, but I am not able….. any one can help ?

Francisco Manuel Fernández Cano

Just like many other people, I connect, enter recovery mode, enter DFU mode, exploiting… Everything OK… Except that "Everyhing OK" means "Nothing happens"

iPhone 4 (4.1) running limera1n in a windows vista machine, a windows XP SP3 machine and a virtual XP machine running inside Mac OS…

I bet I can do a programs working exactly like this one, but running over WiFi or brain waves…

sean
sean

ipod touch 4:
worked like a charm…
but no facetime working and no ifile

Joefr
Joefr

Same for me: iPad 3.2.2, process ok but no rain icon after

Romz
Romz

guys it actually works. as commented on top when releasing power button keep holding home button untill you see limera1n image on the iphone

mike d
mike d

if you have an iphone 3gs old bootrom and limra1n is not working what you have to do is restore it with itunes. after the restore close itunes (dont activate phone), and run limera1n. it should tthen work.

Jay1
Jay1

This will not work for anyone using Windows XP on iPhone 4. Just ran Limera1n using Windows Vista and it's worked fine.

Gen
Gen

It is working like a charm on my 16gb iPad wifi, after it says completed you have to reboot one or 2 times to see the cydia icon

richknuth@gmail.com
richknuth@gmail.com

Not working on iPad running 3.2.2. No lime logo but states successful. On. Restart no lime app to download cydia.

ruiiz
ruiiz

my iphone 3gs ios 4.1 is not charging after jailbreaking.. what should i do?

leo
leo

its not working for ipad 3.2.2

Jay
Jay

On iPhone 4 and like many others no Limera1n icon or Cydia. Needs to be fixed.

alex
alex

no limera1n icon after running the program>ipod touch 4g 4.1

Jason
Jason

What an awesome exploit!!! /s I have run this 4 times now on my ipad 3.2.2, does not do anything, just tells you everything worked perfectly after install and to power on ipad, but nothing changed. No Cydia icon, even after powering off and powering on half a dozen times… Hey Geohot, how about you QC your software before you rush it to the market and screw everyone over. Not only did you screw greenpois0n over, but you also screwed your fanbase by releasing an exploit that does not work. Has ANYONE with a 3.2.2 iPad been successful?!?!

Brian
Brian

Installed last night on Ipod touch 3G OS4.1, nothing appear after limera1n said done, did hard reboot and everything was there waiting to go. Geohot thanks a million.

dude
dude

limera1n showed up as a white box and it wont open im on 3gs how do i get it to open

manuel alejandro
manuel alejandro

okay, i just tried it, and after its done, it springs up againg with apple logo, what to do. please help

birra
birra

not working for me. ipad 3.2.2 + windows 7 when programs says "done", my ipad looks like allways and no green drop shows

Felix
Felix

It is not working in my iPod touch 3G 4.1
No Limera1n symbol at all..

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