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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

Posted October 9, 2010 at 6:37pm by iClarified · 562082 views
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 using Limera1n for Windows. Limera1n supports iOS 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, and 4.1.

Remember: Do not update to iOS 4.1 if you need the unlock. Ultrasn0w does not support that baseband yet. The only exception is the iPhone 4. You can update to iOS 4.1 without upgrading your baseband by following this tutorial.



Step One
Open your web browser of choice and navigate to http://www.limera1n.com. Click the Download for Windows link at the bottom of the screen.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Two
When prompted save the download to your desktop
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Three
Double click the limera1n.exe file from the desktop to launch the application
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Four
Click the large make it ra1n button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Five
You iPhone will now be placed in recovery mode. How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

Press both the power and the home buttons.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

When Limera1n asks you to, release the power button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

Your phone will now be in DFU mode
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

As limera1n performs its exploit you will see the image of a lime raindrop on your iPhone.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

Limera1n will let you know when it is complete.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Six
After you power back on your iPhone you will see a new icon on the SpringBoard entitled limera1n. Press it to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Seven
Once Limera1n opens select Cydia then press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows) How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Eight
Once the Cydia installation has completed you must reboot your iPhone.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Nine
When your iPhone has restarted you can run Cydia. Let it do all the necessary updates then follow our Unlock tutorial if possible for your device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Using Limera1n (Windows)

NOTE*: To remove the limera1n icon from your desktop you can install CyDelete from Cydia then use it to delete the application. Eventually this capability should be present in limera1n itself.

***A big thanks goes everyone who made this jailbreak possible.
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jordan
jordan - November 12, 2012 at 11:14pm
my modem firmwares :06.15.00 n ios 4.1, i deleted cydia ages ago but want to reinstall it, will it fuck up?
adam
adam - April 10, 2012 at 1:02am
when goes to in dfu mode wait!!! i doesnt go any farther any help
Janardhan
Janardhan - February 9, 2011 at 11:36am
After Hold "Home+Power" key step ... it asks me to retry the same step and it does not goes to the next step of 'D..mode" . My ios is 4.0.2(8A400) and Modem Frimware is 05.13.04 ... have anybody faced the same problem ? or please let me kow how to fix it ... It will be great help !!!! I cant even jailbreak my phone :(
nathanming
nathanming - March 29, 2011 at 7:33am
My phone does n put the icon on the screen, but I do not see the new icon for cedia...
nathanming
nathanming - March 29, 2011 at 8:40am
I got mine to work a few minutes ago. Follow this linkhttp://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2010/10/11/limera1n-not-working-heres-why/ and you will get it working. I have the same phone as you, versions and all :)
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