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How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

Posted October 14, 2010 at 3:36pm by iClarified · 33881 views
These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G using Limera1n for Mac. Limera1n supports iOS 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, and 4.1. You can find the Windows version of this tutorial here.

Step One
Open your web browser of choice and navigate to http://www.limera1n.com. Click the Mac logo at the bottom of the screen.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

Step Two
When prompted save the download to your desktop.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

Step Three
Double click the limera1n.zip file from the desktop to extract the application, then double click to launch.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

Step Four
Connect your iPod to the computer and click the large make it ra1n button
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

Step Five
You iPod will now be placed in recovery mode.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

Press both the power and the home buttons.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

When Limera1n asks you to, release the power button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

Your phone will now be in DFU mode
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

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

How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

Limera1n will let you know when it is complete.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

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

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

Step Eight
Once the Cydia installation has completed you must reboot your iPod.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

Step Nine
After your iPod has restarted you can run Cydia. Let it do all the necessary updates.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Mac)

NOTE*: To remove the limera1n icon from your desktop you can relaunch the app and tap the Uninstall Limera1n button or install CyDelete from Cydia then use it to delete the application.

***A big thanks goes everyone who made this jailbreak possible.
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dfgh
dfgh - November 16, 2010 at 9:51am
thank you for your beautiful advices i lost my ipod thank you very much
Jacob Kemp
Jacob Kemp - October 20, 2010 at 8:49am
After i get the white box i open it and it crashes
Dave
Dave - October 15, 2010 at 7:26pm
I have the same problem, the iPhone freezes at the "in DFU Mode..." wait part. I have an iPhone 3G with iOS 4.1. Can anyone please help me, what can i do?
EG
EG - October 15, 2010 at 6:10pm
I tried updating my jailbroken ipod from 4.0 to 4.1FW.... I am stuck at the scrolling/gauge thingy and waiting for it to finish updating but I think it freezes right after its completion. couldnt even start using limera1n. help.
asdf
asdf - October 15, 2010 at 5:40pm
i tried using this jailbreak and followed everything it told me to do, but it wont work. After the DFU screen, it goes into the exploiting screen for about a second or two and then says done, and the limerain symbol never pops up. I'm on iOS 4.1. Help
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