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iPhone Dev-Team Posts On the Limera1n Jailbreak Surprise

iPhone Dev-Team Posts On the Limera1n Jailbreak Surprise

Posted October 10, 2010 at 12:03am by iClarified
The iPhone Dev-Team has posted their thoughts on the release of Limera1n by Geohot.

After a few very dramatic days in the jailbreak community, geohot has come out of nowhere to release limera1n. It’s a bootrom-level jailbreak that works on the iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G, the iPad, and (technically) the AppleTV 2G.

DO NOT USE LIMERA1N IF YOU USE THE ULTRASN0W CARRIER UNLOCK — wait for PwnageTool to incorporate the limera1n exploit. This is so that you can avoid updating your baseband and losing the unlock (possibly forever).

Limera1n uses a different exploit than SHAtter, and in fact covers more devices. Although some may question geohot’s dramatic and competitive style, he obviously does have considerable skill pulling this together in just over a day (although he’s had the underlying exploit for months).

The release of limera1n has (hopefully!) averted the burning of 2 bootrom holes at once (both his and SHAtter). Releasing SHAtter now would be a complete waste of a perfectly good bootrom hole in light of limera1n, and so it can be held until Apple closes limera1n’s hole. While there’s no guarantee that Apple won’t also close SHAtter by then, it provides a ray of hope for devices after Apple’s bootrom respin.

Limera1n does have some issues, and geohot typically works these out in subsequent (and rapid) releases. In the meantime, feel free to discuss any problems and their solutions in our comments section.

Geohot has only released the Windows version of Limera1n at this point. You can find our tutorials here:
iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (Windows)
iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G (Windows)
iPad (Windows)

You can find instructions on how to update your iPhone 4 to iOS 4.1 without upgrading the baseband below:
How to Update Your iPhone 4 Without Upgrading the Baseband (Mac)
How to Update Your iPhone 4 Without Upgrading the Baseband (Windows)

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grrnmo - October 11, 2010 at 7:59am
So CLARIFY, I have 4 question/comments: 1) Since I already am jailbroken on iPhone 4 wil jailbreakme and have saved all my blobs, the only incentive for me to follow this now profoundly convoluted series of steps is if I want 4.1 firmware?...which leads me to 2) Is that firmware critical to improving my currently seamless and bug-free iPhone experience? 3) Most importantly...I note in the tutorial for updating firmware without updating baseband for Mac it states to press "shift+RESTORE" when in FACT the procedure should be to press "alt/option+RESTORE" this mistake in what should be a fairly SIMPLE step in the process endemic of what I should expect with the rest of the tutorial and I should expect to wind up with an iBrick or unjailbroken iPhone4? 4) I notice in one comment peeps losing MMS and Facetime...if i were to go through with this JUST to get 4.1 firmware will I be needed to reload ALL my Cydia apps AGAIN and go back in and re-establish my preferred environment and settings AND still expect to have a buggy, apps missing experience? (Basically, is that what is implied by "beta" - that this is just a buggy version of something we should wait a couple weeks to be bug-free?)...
MadMan - October 11, 2010 at 3:57am
How come there iPhone 3G is not included in this jailbrake? Will there be an 3G jailbrake?
blondie - October 11, 2010 at 6:42am
iPhone 3G have SN0WBREEZE 2.0.2 & REDSN0W. No harm trying on limera1n? Wish to try on it but have sold my iPhone 3G last year.
tunger - October 10, 2010 at 8:59pm
What are you talking about?
Leonick - October 11, 2010 at 6:07am
Yea what about it? That still holds true to both limera1n and SHAtter
Rax - October 10, 2010 at 5:14am
Hey, i used tinyumbrella to update my iphone 4 to 4.1 with baseband 01.59.00 and i jb it with limera1n ... so is there a way to unlock it? i tried it with ultrasn0w over cydia but i didn't work .. any ideas?
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs - October 10, 2010 at 1:39pm
Yes, contact your Local Apple Store
iphonegod - October 10, 2010 at 2:22pm
u go tto wait for the dev team to updated to work with ios 4.1
Rax - October 12, 2010 at 9:01am
madcow: as i wrote i still have baseband 01.59.00 but i can't use ultrasn0w .. the unlock doesn't go thruw ...
dxb - October 10, 2010 at 4:44am
In fact DevTeam were working with proudly annoucements and it seems that their JB was ready earlier but for fancy reasons they said that it will be released on 101010 (fancy date too), even they did not bother theirselves to update Greenpois0n web site with the status or the release date (even after ETA annoucement), forced us to keep looking here and there among tweets.. All these coz they thought (as we did) that they are the only survive for all of us... Brilliant Geo was not talking here and there but he was working in silent but came out with a great work.. Thank you Geo and DevTeam as well but hope it was a good lesson for you guys toinstantly help people as soon as you come out with something useful next time..
vkaif - October 10, 2010 at 4:56pm
Well, Geohot had it for month without any plans to release to the public. If not for DevTeam ETA, he probably would never release it
David - October 10, 2010 at 2:54am
Very BIG of the Dev Team to for go their deserved glory for their work on Shatter so that they don't waste a perfectly good exploit. GeoHot is a brilliant yet unpolished hacker and has a bit of an ego. Let him have his day. Too bad his product wasn't a little more polished before the release, but that what we expect from him, right?
Joe - October 10, 2010 at 12:07am
Do you know if 3G unrestrictor works on the iphone 4 with 4.1 ??
newguy - October 10, 2010 at 12:14am
it better. i own it. ill let you know in about 3 minutes....
Joe - October 10, 2010 at 12:15am
Let me know of it works Thanks
Me2010 - October 10, 2010 at 12:18am
If not, My3G does.
Joe - October 10, 2010 at 12:26am
i tried that 1 and it didnt work 4 me so idk
mateen - October 10, 2010 at 12:50am
Facebreak didn't work for me :(
does not work
does not work - October 10, 2010 at 1:29am
3G unrestrictor does NOT work with 4.1 on iPhone 4 with jailbreak.
Ip4 - October 10, 2010 at 4:14am
I kno this suxxxxx i need my my3g wtf...
sky1ne - October 10, 2010 at 8:23am
I don't know the problem everyone is having, but 3G Unrestrictor is working fine with my iPhone 4 iOS 4.1... No problems at all - MYWi as well...
Bsiphonegod - October 10, 2010 at 1:19pm
FaceTime does work with 3gunrestirctor or facetime break cuz it was upgrade to work with iOS 4.1
Bsiphonegod - October 10, 2010 at 1:21pm
I mean does not work
Blondie - October 10, 2010 at 10:31pm
3G unrestrictor working on my iphone 4.1 just make sure wifi is on and not connected to any wifi networks and it should work
tungry - October 10, 2010 at 11:46pm
just tried it on a iphone4 on iOS 4.1 limera1n RC BETA 4 jailbreak with preserved 1.59.00 baseband and no, 3g Unrestricted 2.2.1 works and/or Facebreak 1.13 works for me for facetime.
blondie - October 11, 2010 at 1:18am
: Above statement very confusing. Care to elaborate?
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