Limera1n, the iOS 4.1 Jailbreak by GeoHot Releasing 11th October

Remember Limera1n?, the last thing GeoHot showed us before leaving the iPhone jailbreak scene. Now GeoHot is making his dramatic return to the jailbreak scene with Limera1n jailbreak loaded with a new bootrom exploit which will jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, 3G and iPod Touch 4G, 3G, 2G.

Chronic Dev-Team, MuscleNerd and other respected hackers in the jailbreak community has already confirmed his return with Limera1n jailbreak.

P0sixninja: yes, the news about geohot is true, the day after we release ETA he decides he wants a piece of the #pie

While GeoHot’s return is indeed a great thing for the jailbreak community and especially when Greepois0n is not serving iPhone 3GS, 3G and iPod Touch 3G, 2G users with any iOS 4.1 poison, but coming up with a new bootrom exploit implemented in a new way and releasing it the very next day of the Greenpois0n day, would not bring any good to the jailbreak community and to those rare bootrom exploits.

MuscleNerd: As dramatic as geohot’s last-minute all-device JB is, still a shame that two bootrom holes will be burned at once.

P0sixninja: and yes it is a different bootrom exploit, he wants us to use it in GP, but there’s no way we’ll make our ETA if we do

chpwn: If we end up somehow disclosing two bootrom exploits this week, ruining chances for a next-gen bootrom exploit, I will be very, very pissed.

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Just like Greenpois0n, exploit used in Limera1n is tethered itself  but uses support from a userland exploit to bring us an untethered jailbreak.

Comex: reminder: the limerain thing is also tethered, so the pwned for life bit is only for a tethered jailbreak. both limerain and greenpoison are using the same userland exploit to untether on 4.1 only.

Chronic Dev Team and GeoHot has already talked about releasing one bootrom exploit and preserving the other for future devices but GeoHot (egohot?) need his share of pie. Now Chronic Dev Team, with ready to be released Greepois0n, is trying to implement GeoHot’s exploit into Greenpois0n in an attempt to preserve the one they have already used in Greenpois0n. If they succeed in implementing the GeoHot’s exploit before 10/10/10 into Greenpois0n, they and Geo will release the jailbreaks based on one similar bootrom exploit, else Greenpois0n will come loaded with SHAtter as it was planned on 10/10/10 followed by Limera1n loaded with another exploit on 10/11/10.

P0sixninja:We are not changing our release date. If we can implement @geohots before 10/10 we will use that, otherwise we’re using ours. #roadblocks

ChronicDevTeam: Note: greenpois0n will be released as planned. if someone decides to burn a different perfectly good exploit, that is entirely on them.

ChronicDevTeam: We are currently working the “situation” out. Don’t worry, you’ll still get the jailbreak in the end, nothing to be concerned about.

but if it works for 3gs why not, alot of ppl need a jailbreak for there 3GS, and there’s more 3GS than i4?

ChronicDevTeam: because his different exploit can be saved for new iphone / ipad / ipod, AND 3G S, you’d just have to wait a little longer

The ego-centric guy is no doubt a genius and he has timed Limera1n exactly one year after blackra1n.

P0sixninja: heh, geohot confirmed he only decided to work on limera1n when he found out we released an ETA

MuscleNerd: oh yep I agree he’s great at this stuff, no question! And it’s not like it’s life or death drama, just nerdy drama 🙂

StealthBravo: The significance of 10/11/10 is that its the one year anniversary of blackra1n’s release. 10/11/10 is the targeted release of limera1n

We hope that either ChronicDevTeam succeeds in implementing geohot’s exploits into greenpois0n or holds back. Because we don’t want Apple to fix two Bootrom exploits in next hardware revision.

MuscleNerd: yeah Apple will fix them both in same bootrom respin (it will actually save Apple money too!)

What do you guys say? Should an exploit be saved for next generation iDevices (or hardware revision)? Or should both the jailbreak tools be released on said dates? Share you thoughts in the comments section below.
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25 comments… add one
roy October 9, 2010, 6:23 pm

If possible hacktivate my fone with Limera1n??

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 3:22 am

Yes it does.

Quirin October 9, 2010, 6:25 pm

Since there is no 4.1 jb for 3G[s], i think it’S more then good the Geohot is releasing hois JB, too, because Greenpois0n hasn’T managed to JB anything but 4G devices and so they now see that the concurence is there and maybe they will release better planed JBs in the future.

tigersmistris October 9, 2010, 7:33 pm

Honestly…I have a 3GS so after yesterdays announcement I went into depression….and this just totally brought me back. If dev team had worked for all devices then yeah don’t release both but bottom line their jailbreak screwed most of us….so hell yeah both should be released. If they can find a way to combine them even better but give me break with all the crying about two exploits cuz this allows more people to JB…. Isn’t that what we want? AND I am still pissed the dev team didn’t inform us sooner that their JB would not work for 3GS….that was F’d….. Thanks GeoHot

ponci October 9, 2010, 8:33 pm

I really think that they should release both exploids together, the 3gs and 3g community really deserve a piece of the huge pie as well. I also think that people should stop being so stupid and stop upgrading their devices every time apple releases them. Hopefully this time geohot stop being so fucking “EGOHOT” and take things more sereusly as the person he represents. Any ways thanks to all hackers for making this world easier!!!! also to all users who get benifisiated from jailbreaks should start donating at least one dollar this motivates hackers to keep on doing what they do !!! I already donate to the dev team they really deserve it !!!

sanaymgmg October 9, 2010, 8:56 pm

thanks u so much

Preotu October 9, 2010, 9:10 pm

Well everyone that has 4th gen device comments about using two exploits etc etc but for a second try to put yourself in someone with 3G or 3GS shoes and stop thinking for yourself.

Geohot is the mastermind behind the first jailbreaks in the end and we should thank him for this release that will be made. Its not all about Game Center is about people that have 4.0.2 f.e. and no SHSH (repaired phones from stevie) and stuff like that. Like some people said there are a lot of 3GS users and some or maybe all need this jailbreak !

All devices should be jailbreaked asap 😉

Itsugawa October 9, 2010, 9:20 pm

I kinda understand the Dev team on the release date but I beg u not to expose SHatter if limera1n exposes an other bootrom exploit. Let’s keep SHatter as a future weapon when Apple patches limera1n. Beleive me I know how huge my request is but it’s not like we didn’t know that u guys are the best

Wang October 9, 2010, 10:39 pm

As much as I respect geohot and all the things he has done for the jailbreak community. Why would he release a jailbreak when theres already one releasing? That would burn both loopholes! All you guy complain on how theres no jailbreak for 3g 3gs blah, you idiots want geohot to release limera1n now and then when apple patches all loopholes wtf r u dumb bitches gonna be crying about??? Just saying…

Wang October 9, 2010, 10:42 pm

People on the 3g and 3gs should learn by now after 3 generations of iphone! Not to update until jailbreak is out! Tiger and ponci u idiots are only thinking about now, but when theres no more loopholes for the better updates what are you guys gonna do? This is a minor update guys!!! We don’t need to burn 2 loopholes for a minor update! Think about it idiots! just saying…..

tigersmistris October 11, 2010, 3:50 am

So u r saying that since dev team wasn’t quick enough to figure out how to jailbreak all devices that the 3GS users should just be screwed. Who cares if this is a minor update the fact is geohot was able to jailbreak all devices so y not hold on to GP and fix it to jailbreak all devices….I could understand if GP jailbroke all devices then yeah hold on the LR. There r way more non a4 devices and most people would have been screwed like me…I bought my phone like this….never once updated through iTunes but still couldn’t JB because of new bootrom….so thank u geohot and better luck next time dev team maybe next time u won’t lie to us by not telling people ur JB doesn’t work. For everyone

GoodBoy October 9, 2010, 10:56 pm

Of course there’s no need to sacrifise JB of iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 3G! If someone thinks so, then why not postpone release of JB iPhone 4 and touch4! Actually there are many more ppl with iPhones 3GS and touches 3G than iPhone 4 and touch4.

sahej October 9, 2010, 11:13 pm

if thats the case, and limera1n can jailbreak all the devices, then release limera1n. if GP cant, dont release that!

godfred October 10, 2010, 12:00 am

To me GreenpoisOn did those of us with 3GS and 3g A Disservices by not telling earlier that it was not going to work for us,how many people have A4 devices? this is not to say we dont appreciate their works but they kept us in the dark far too long.they should be rewarded by both who release unapproved applications and us for their work.how do those of us who live in places where there are no credits cards contribute to your hard work?

Amin October 10, 2010, 12:14 am

I think they should be realeast at same time so there r 2 chosess for people and it takes apple longer to fix both, then only doing one at a time. It’s correct that its helps apple if the two r out at the same time but there are people with apple tv waiting for green poison. And the jailbreaks can be used to the newer frimave with a little code changing cuz the already jailbroken decives have the scrips in the apple a4 chip so it’s easier to make a jailbreak. And geohot should remove the support for iPhone and ipt4 from his limera1n so they can fix his bottom exploit so he would have the chance to use or create another one with his scrips

Amin October 10, 2010, 1:26 am

There is a way that u can untheder the limera1n jailbreak never tried it before but think it will Work cuz the scrips worked on.

zarno October 10, 2010, 12:54 am

Fucking AWESOME geohot !! I’m a 3gs user as well and just went totaly emo when greenpoisOn annonunced that it didn’t work for the 3gs.. with the number of people going on iphone4 and the number on 3gs i would say go for limera1n now , and wait with GP for a later time .. And if people with 3gs makes a fail update after this then thats not either geohot or GP’s problem , then GP can send out their jailbrake for the 4 and all us others can just suck it and live on with the 4.1 firmware until another exploit is found 🙂

zarno October 10, 2010, 12:56 am

Btw , Chronic Dev team and geohot , you guys are epic , i kneel in awe <3

vodanhz October 13, 2010, 4:36 am

so limera1n or greenpois0n ??

or they work the same?

which is more stable?

abdul October 22, 2010, 4:52 am

so can i use limera1n to upgrade 2g iphone ?

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