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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
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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 :)
clair
clair - November 29, 2010 at 12:47am
please help. all worked great untill went to power on the phone and i tunes wants to restore it. i say yes as there is no other option and then limera1n doesnt appear on the springboard?
megan madden
megan madden - November 22, 2010 at 9:44am
AMAZING, so quick , simple, easy to understand. Thanks a million
Varun
Varun - November 24, 2012 at 5:13am
It's like you're on a misiosn to save me time and money!
chianng
chianng - November 15, 2010 at 10:09am
Does jailbreak work with i-phone 3Gs version 4.1 and baseband 5.14 using Limera1n? Anyone done it before?? pls help..urgent
chianng
chianng - November 15, 2010 at 10:00am
Does jailbreak work with i-phone version 4.1 and baseband 5.14 using Limera1n? Anyone done it before?? pls help..urgent
hashem
hashem - November 9, 2010 at 7:37pm
hello. i had a problem with my iphone 4 (4.1) after jailbreaking it with limera1n and had to restore my phone, but the problem is i after using limera1n again the icon wont apppear on the iphone , i tried it several times, PLEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAASSSSSE someone help me ASAP. Ps the first time i used limera1n was on windows 7 and the second time was on windows xp, (is this the problem? )
David
David - November 3, 2010 at 8:13pm
After jailbreaking with iPhone 4 via limera1n, facetime does not maintain a video chat greater than 1 minute (with another, unjailbroken iPhone 4). The screen goes completely black. The only thing I see is the front camera of the phone, that is, I see myself... I have not installed 3G unrestrictor or facebreak because I have no intention of using over 3G. This is pissing me off... any help or suggestions is appreciated. thkx
victor
victor - November 1, 2010 at 8:27pm
i js did mine.. and i was wondering how do i download any apps i want?
briane
briane - October 27, 2010 at 1:52pm
I have gone to 4.1 using tinyumbrella and still have modem firmware of 1.59 I used limera1n to jb, everything is fine except I cannot get facetime to activate. Does anybody know of a way to reactivate facetime
jonkho
jonkho - October 26, 2010 at 10:34pm
simple and great tutorial!!thanks man. :) but need to installitunes first to get it working..
CJ
CJ - October 25, 2010 at 1:35pm
Hi all, I have a daft question to ask :) I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 4.0.2 and baseband 01.59.00-ICE2_6. It's not yet activated and I need to unlock it. I would use TinyUmbrella to restore but I can't choose restore in iTunes because it's not activated I think. So is this the process?: 1. JB using limera1n (which will activate it?) 2. Restore 4.1 preserving baseband with TinyUbrella. 3. JB using limera1n again. 4. Use ultrasn0w to unlock. It's the activation bit I'm not sure about, plus not clear if limera1n alters the iOs version. Cheers
Andy
Andy - October 23, 2010 at 7:00am
I could not get this to work with Windows 7 x64 until I started limra1n in windows xp compatibility mode. Just a heads up for anybody else who also struggles with it.
cd6f81e
cd6f81e - October 22, 2010 at 9:44am
Works for me on iPhone 4 with iOS 4.1 and 2.10.04 baseband. Thanks Geohot.
jad
jad - October 25, 2010 at 6:25pm
did u unlock it too??
George28
George28 - December 27, 2010 at 9:00pm
i have the same FW as you 02.10.04 ... do you have it the official OS from apple or you upgraded with a custom FW
Robaid
Robaid - October 18, 2010 at 9:05pm
Hi Dear, I have a 3GS with modem firmware 05.14.02 and version 4.1(8B117), Could anybody help me to find a way to unlock it, please?
thehanh
thehanh - October 19, 2010 at 6:25pm
Nothing you can do now and just wait for Ultrasn0w for their new release to support new baseband unlock ( 5.14.02 ).
fakhrul
fakhrul - October 20, 2010 at 7:13am
Can we do find people who have iphone vers. 4.1 with firmware 01.59.00 . Then backup its software into itunes , then connect back the iphone with baseband 02.10.04 , reset to new iphone using database the backup
Andy
Andy - October 24, 2010 at 4:15am
@ Fakhul - No
badrul
badrul - October 25, 2010 at 4:39pm
FYI...i have same vers and firmware like u..and already unlocked it..;-)
ronnie cool
ronnie cool - November 3, 2010 at 11:32am
How to jailbreak and unlock i-phone with version 4.1 and baseband 5.14 ? i clarified has got instructions only upto 5.13.
Greg
Greg - October 18, 2010 at 8:44am
iPhone 4 (iOS 4.1 - FW 02.10.04) Jailbreak complete, with no issues. Thanks to jeohot for all his hard work!!!
Oldnac
Oldnac - October 18, 2010 at 7:16am
Done in a iphone 3gs. Upgrade from 3.1.3 to 4.0.2, jb. Didn't unlock cause do not need for now, but I'll try later. Thanks for the great job!!
lala
lala - October 17, 2010 at 11:25pm
i tried to unlock my 3gs and now it wont work and it only shows the apple icon and my itunes wont even find it so i cant put it in recovery mode either ={ what do i do, can someone help me cause im losing my mind over here, they make it look so easy
Manikandan
Manikandan - October 16, 2010 at 8:55am
First thanks a tons to jeohot. Guys jailbreak using limerain itunes should be opened. i had jailbreaked and unlocked successfully iphone4 with 4.0.2 version. Need any help. post comments. Thanks
jad
jad - October 17, 2010 at 8:28pm
hey i have an iphone 4 ios 4.0.2 i was able to jailbreak it and i installed ultrasnow and each time i insert my sim card the phone locks i tried turning off 3g and installing the unlock patch and it still wont work. it worked once but when i restarted my phone it was locked again plz help im going crazy
dimebolt
dimebolt - October 18, 2010 at 11:39pm
r u the same Manikandan from AMD SG?
Manikandan
Manikandan - October 19, 2010 at 3:25am
No dude.
Manikandan
Manikandan - October 19, 2010 at 3:31am
Did your unlock is sucessfull? pls add the new source of ultrasn0w and then try to unlock. it should works if u are in 4.0.2 and baseband 1.59. Do u have micro simcard or u cut it? if u cut it na then the problem with the simcard.
Manikandan
Manikandan - October 19, 2010 at 3:32am
what is AMD SG?
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