Jailbreak iPhone 4, 3GS iOS 4.1 with Limera1n - iPhoneHeat

Jailbreak iPhone 4, 3GS iOS 4.1 with Limera1n

Limera1n jailbreak is out now. To jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS iOS 4.1 with Limera1n jailbreak follow the steps below. Using Limera1n you can jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G. Limera1n is currently available for Windows OS only.


  • Limera1n requires you to be running iOS 4.1 firmware on your iPhone/iPod Touch in order to jailbreak it. If you’re an iPhone user and depends on unlock, do NOT use Limera1n/update firmware to iOS 4.1 because UltraSn0w doesn’t support latest baseband. Wait for the PwnageTool.
    However, iPhone 4 users can still update to iOS 4.1 without updating baseband using Tinyumbrella. Here is how to: update iPhone 4 to iOS 4.1 without updating baseband
  • iPhone 3GS new bootrom users should not use Limera1n because there’s still a bug that need to be addressed for this device. Works fine now.

How to Jailbreak iPhone 4, 3GS iOS 4.1 with Limera1n

Step 1

Download Limera1n

Step 2

Execute the downloaded Limera1n.exe and hit the make it ra1n button

jailbreak iphone 4 3gs iOS 4.1

Step 3

Now connect your iPhone 4 / iPhone 3GS

jailbreak iphone 4 3gs iOS 4.1

Your device will go into Recovery Mode

jailbreak iphone 4 3gs iOS 4.1

Step 4

Hold down the Home + Power buttons.

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Release the Power button and keep holding the Home button.

jailbreak iphone 4 3gs iOS 4.1

You iPhone 4/3GS will now be in DFU Mode. Then Limera1n logo will appear on your iPhone screen.

The follow message will appear when Limera1n is done with the jailbreak process
jailbreak iphone 4 3gs iOS 4.1

Step 5

Open the Limera1n app from your iPhone home screen and install Cydia from there. Once Cydia is installed, Reboot your iPhone and you’re Done!

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Have Fun!

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278 comments… add one
jim123 October 10, 2010, 4:38 am

will this work on i phone 4 version 4.02.1

Carl_Z October 10, 2010, 4:46 am

I have a IP4 running 4.0.1 -it’s currently jailbroken and I have all the Cydia apps and themes set up the way I want. I’d like to upgrade to 4.1 and jailbreak it again to gain the advantages Apple has with this update. How do I do this but not lose my themes/apps?

godfred October 11, 2010, 10:52 am

get pkg backup from cydia and you can backup your applications and sync with itunes so you can get them back after your upgrade good luck

Ponci October 10, 2010, 4:48 am

Greattt i just jailbreal 3 iphones greattt thabks geohot!!! Sorry for greenposion!

tigersmistris October 10, 2010, 4:59 am

Is there a time frame as to when this will work for new bootrom?

GoodBoy October 10, 2010, 5:05 am

Thanks, been waiting for this long time! 🙂

Harry October 10, 2010, 6:00 am

Please Helppppp!
I follow the instruction upgraded my iPhone to 4.1 without upgrade bootrom, and I just finish the Limerain but after reboot my iPhone 4 still got no limerain on my home screen! Some body can help me please………!

mabdulaal October 10, 2010, 11:14 pm

im having the same problem, i tried it a few times and still no luck.

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 4:35 am

Keep Retrying.. make sure Limera1n appears on your screen when you start the jailbreak process

Wakaas October 11, 2010, 10:45 am

I also have the same problem. Tried it so many times. Iam tired now.

don_king October 11, 2010, 12:05 pm

Make sure you got limera1n logo when finished the jailbreak,
if not try again. After that just reboot and you will see the white square icon. Just open and install Cydia app.

I had reboot 2 times to get the icon.

I have the same problem, but it work now. !!!

MoneyCash October 11, 2010, 12:32 am

That happened to me

ip4 October 11, 2010, 9:19 am

same here..please help……….

thesaipankid October 10, 2010, 6:05 am

Will this work on iPod touch 2G 4.1 MC model? If not when do you think it will be out? I have a HP windows 7 laptop so I need the firmware that will work on my laptop. Please HELP I been waiting for greenpoison & now it will not work for this device!

Puthywong October 10, 2010, 6:12 am

hi, is that require to have wifi? i got an error on my 3gs old bootrom. thanks

davekh October 10, 2010, 6:17 am

Thanks it’s work great

Austin October 10, 2010, 6:28 am

after using this Jailbreak for iphone 3gs 4.1, i didn’t see icon of limera1n and lost wifi (Gray out wifi)

Preotu October 10, 2010, 7:33 am

Just upgraded my baseband to 05.14.02 now praying for an ultrasn0w to work with this baseband (I’m not on official carrier) so WIFI fun for me for the next few days/weeks/months with a phonebook simcard to use the phone 🙁

mystery October 10, 2010, 7:42 am

it worked perfect on my 3gs with new bootrom! everything works fine so far..

henry October 10, 2010, 8:24 am

greatt ijust jailbreal iphone 4 thanh you geohot.

asskicker October 10, 2010, 9:07 am

when is the release for the iphone 3gs new bootrom?
please make it hurry….i hav waited for the greenpois0n but it devteam didnt mention thAT there was an exemption including 3gs…

tigersmistris October 10, 2010, 9:37 am

I hope I am wrong man but I have a bad feeling….I think us 3GS new bootrom peeps might be shit out of luck…..i really hope I am wrong but with my luck it won’t happen

Daniel October 10, 2010, 10:23 am

If we really wish it,we will have it in a few days.You can change your luck,it is just a matter of approaching.

tigersmistris October 10, 2010, 10:48 am

Just read that the new bootrom jailbreak has been Released it’s beta…..I read this in the comments @iPhonehacks….don’t no of it is true or not

Dr.CLeo October 10, 2010, 11:26 am

I just read on limera1n.com. Beta 3 is out and supports the new 3GS bootrom!

Ubicray October 10, 2010, 7:14 pm

Beta 4 is released!egs new bootrom is supporting!

tempura October 10, 2010, 8:12 pm

hey, just tried the jb with my iphone3gs (new bootrom), so far so good!!

leono October 10, 2010, 6:56 pm

Limera1n already works withs 3gs NEW bootrom.

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 3:33 am

New BootRom support fixed!

rizwan October 10, 2010, 9:09 am

no it is not working for iphone 4 on 4.1

sopan96 October 10, 2010, 10:01 am

are limera1n works for iphone 3G ?

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 3:34 am

nope.. use RedSn0w or wait for PwnageTool if you depend on unlock

bee October 10, 2010, 10:14 am

Can’t install apps after jailbroke. Can’t install installous, why? Help please?

youssif October 10, 2010, 10:29 am

hi how i can unlock after jailbreak

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 3:35 am

depends on your baseband (version?).

Draco809 October 11, 2010, 5:32 pm

Will 05.11.07 work for ultrasnow

iPhoneHeat October 12, 2010, 12:23 am

yes UltraSn0w can unlock it.. but restoring iOS 4.1 will update your baseband… Read the IMPORTANT part in the post

Wakaas October 10, 2010, 1:22 pm

I have iphone 4 with 4.1 ios. i used limera1n but after completing the process i still got no limera1n application on my device… I have tried it many times… guide me where am i wrong? help needed

Wakaas October 10, 2010, 2:28 pm

It worked on 5th try 🙂

DTREO October 11, 2010, 8:20 am

Just to check what’s your Model & BB.
I just got an Iphone 4 that comes with IOS4.1 with MC model and BB 02.10.04 (Moderm Firmware).

Is it ok for me to use limera1n to jailbreak?

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 3:44 pm

there’s no MC or MB for iPhone.. it applies to iPod Touch 2G only.
yes go ahead and free your iPhone

IcySlayer559 October 10, 2010, 2:14 pm

for those that cant jailbreak iphone 3gs new bootrom
as in limera1n icon doesnt come up or when ur phone restarts limera1n not there

just follow 1 simple step before opening limera1n.exe on windows
just on itunes before opening limera1n.exe
i did that and limera1n appears after my jailbreak
hope this works for u all ^^


Khe0ng October 10, 2010, 2:18 pm

Hi, i need your help as i try to JB my iphone 4 IOS 4.1 it have done complete many time but wont saw the limera1n app in my iphone, pls help me about that.


Quirin October 10, 2010, 2:55 pm

hey guys,
BETA 4 of limera1n is released, jsut use the old download link.
Tryed it on 3Gs (!!) NewBootrom (!!) and it WORKED.

Have fun guyus

leono October 10, 2010, 6:58 pm

and… it can be unlocked after JB??

eddie October 10, 2010, 3:50 pm

I’vee managed to jailbreak my iPhone 3gs new bootrom with limera1n and it worked perfectly
But the only problem now is my carrier are unavailable .. any help ??
I have successfully installed cydia too !
any application in cydia that can enable carriers ?

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 4:13 am

enable carriers?
if you mean unlock.. install ultraSn0w from Cydia if you’ve unlockable baseband

eddie October 12, 2010, 12:28 am

in reply to your comment:
I have installed ultrasn0w 1.1-1 but im unable to activate my networks
My Phone Baseband: 05.14.02 – 6.4_M3S2
as i can see in ultrasn0w details it will not support my base band so wats the alternative solution..
please guide..

iPhoneHeat October 12, 2010, 12:43 am

no solution available for the said baseband. Wait for an ultraSn0w update

waseem4u October 10, 2010, 4:10 pm

It worked for me. I have iphone 4, with 4.0.1, and BB 01.59.00.
I preserved my baseband to old one with tinyumbrella.
Thank you GeoHot. You are great.

eddie October 10, 2010, 4:27 pm

waseem how did you enable your carriers ?
please help !

Wakaas October 10, 2010, 5:06 pm

Which version of tiny umbrella u used. Iam trying to download tiny umbrella 4.1.3 but link is not working

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 4:12 am

and thanks to Notcom for tinyumbrella 🙂

chanthy nou October 10, 2010, 4:32 pm

i have iphone 3gs new NewBootrom so can i use limera1n ?

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 4:14 am


chanthy nou October 10, 2010, 4:33 pm

i have iphone 3gs version 4.0.2 new NewBootrom so can i use limera1n ?

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 4:20 am

Supports 4.0 to 4.1 🙂

Tashkiukas October 10, 2010, 4:49 pm

AMAZING,I DID IT. Thanks allot mister!!!!!!

Wakaas October 10, 2010, 5:12 pm

Can I use 4.1.6 tiny umbrella to preserve baseband 1.59.00. Bcoz 4.1.3 link is not working. Will tiny umbrella 4.1.6 preserve baseband?

ponci October 10, 2010, 9:21 pm


Wakaas October 10, 2010, 11:05 pm

Well I have successfully upgraded my iPhone 4 to 4.1 with BB 1.59.00 using tiny umbrella. But problem is limera1n is JB it. It says that it had successfully jailbroken but Iam not getting limera1n icon. It’s not hacktivating it.

MoneyCash October 11, 2010, 12:37 am

That happened to me 2.

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 4:39 am

Keep retrying.. for some it worked after many retries.

Eta123 October 11, 2010, 4:03 am

HELP!!!!!! Well I have successfully upgraded my iPhone 4 to 4.1 with BB 1.59.00 using tiny umbrella. But problem is limera1n is JB it. It says that it had successfully jailbroken but Iam not getting limera1n icon. It’s not hacktivating it.

Wakaas October 11, 2010, 1:58 pm

Try Try till succeed…I have successfully jailbroken it…at least after 30 tries 🙂 All is well that ends well. Thanx to Iphone heat, Geo Hot and ofcourse Tinyumbrella.

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 3:54 pm

Have fun! and thanks for the input. 🙂

ashish October 10, 2010, 5:56 pm

i followed every steps.. bt still i cannt run my sim !! it’s like cannot connect to cellular data.. wht shld i do nw !

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 4:23 am

your baseband? if 01.59.xx install UltraSn0w from Cydia

Hunter0500 October 10, 2010, 6:34 pm

Quirin, thanks on your replied.

George Francis Hotz, thanks for the jailbreak tools ‘Limera1n BETA 4’, I managed to jailbreak my iphone IOS 4.1 MB model for new bootrom.

How do I donate to your team for your tireless hardwork.

leono October 10, 2010, 6:57 pm

3GS new bootrom can be unlocked after Limera1n???

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 4:27 am

depends on baseband version
05.13.00 or lower >> unlockable >> install UltraSn0w from Cydia

Hunter0500 October 11, 2010, 7:33 pm

Hi Leono, I able to jailbreak my iphone 3Gs, my baseband is 05.14.02, new bootrom, MB model. In fact jailbreak tool ‘Limera1n’ are very productive and genius, it automate the jailbreak without recover from itune, although the pop-up screen shown the device on recovery mode, I just ignore it. I closed the pop-up ‘done’ by Limera1n and follow-up the closing the pop-up screen for recovery mode in itune.

yetun October 10, 2010, 7:29 pm

i can jailbreak on my iphone 3Gs
really thanks to admin

Quirin October 10, 2010, 9:09 pm

They should update the post because it still says that u can’t Jailbreak 3G[s] New Bootrom

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 4:28 am

have fun!

dollargood October 10, 2010, 8:17 pm

Does this jailbreak reset all my current program or data?

Jdub October 10, 2010, 8:39 pm

If its not working on a touch 3g running 4.1, just keep trying. It worked for me on the 5th try.

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 4:29 am

thanks for the input.

ragax3r October 10, 2010, 8:40 pm

Just installed limera1n successfully. It does show up as a blank icon. Now I have another problem though. I live in China and I can’t connect to limera1n.com without a proxy and my iPod touch 4 can’t either. Is there any way to install Cydia without internet? Or is there a possibility to use my own server to host the files?


hajra October 10, 2010, 8:46 pm

my iphone get stuck with usb n itunes pic screen mode….plz help me out

Ko Kyaw Myat Soe ( Myanmar ) October 10, 2010, 9:06 pm

Thank you very much.

tigersmistris October 10, 2010, 9:22 pm

This was my first jailbreak so thanks geo for making it so easy…had a couple questions for anyone that can help….I read that once u jailbreak tethering is free and I was wondering if that was true and how to access it….second I am having problems with things loading in cydia….is this normal???

Carl_Z October 11, 2010, 4:56 am

The best Cydia app for that is called TetherMe!

ponci October 10, 2010, 9:23 pm


ryanu October 11, 2010, 7:09 pm

Apparently Greenpois0n can only work on 4th Generation devices at the moment. 4th Gen devices have different processor compared to 3rd and 2nd Gene idevices.

Correct me if I am wrong. Cheers!

iPhoneHeat October 12, 2010, 12:32 am

Devices including iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G and iPad comes with A4 processor. Only said devices are vulnerable to SHAtter exploit

ponci October 10, 2010, 10:30 pm


ijhu October 10, 2010, 10:58 pm

3GS users, if CARRIER UNLOCK is needed, then DO not upgrade to 4.1.
Tiny Umbrella preserve BASEBAND for iphone 4 only. Not 3GS

ip4 October 11, 2010, 7:06 am

while jailbreak microsim must be inserted?

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 3:43 pm


ip4 October 11, 2010, 4:10 pm

tried for more than 10 times. still cant see the Limera1n app. do i need to turn on itunes?

bob October 11, 2010, 8:43 am

why Geohot come out just only jailbreak for..that waste of time. happpen to the unlock. without the unlock there are no point to jailbreak. ( iphone 4 and 3gs on 4.1)

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 3:47 pm
bob October 11, 2010, 7:58 pm

what if u update your firmware already to 4.1 on your iphone 4 and 3gs. is there away u could downgrade it. to 4.0.2….help

iPhoneHeat October 12, 2010, 12:36 am

only if you have SHSH blobs saved for 4.0.2

jose October 11, 2010, 11:00 am

i have a 3gs with ios 4.1 and the baseband 05.14.02 and limera1n worked perfectly, thank you geohot, i have cydia and i know i cannot unlock on this baseband. I’m not that worried but do you guys think that an unlock will come out for this baseband. If anybody knows anything on it i would love to know if ultrasn0w will have an unlock or not or if i’m screwed for now.

iPhoneHeat October 11, 2010, 3:53 pm

not before iOS 4.2

jose October 11, 2010, 11:10 pm

Ohh well, i guess i have to wait. Any info or ETA on when ios 4.2 is coming out. Much appreciated, Thanks!!

iPhoneHeat October 12, 2010, 12:41 am

4.2 is coming this November

jose October 12, 2010, 2:40 am

Ok thanks alot. Just one other question, if the 4.2 is coming this november, i’ve read that the 4.2 can be jailbroken and unlocked at the same time, so is it worth upgrading to 4.2 and get it unlocked as well or is this just false information. The baseband change is what matters, will it change when upgrading to 4.2 or that’s where tinyumbrella comes in. Sorry to ask alot but thank you. Much appreciated!!!

gilanson October 11, 2010, 1:24 pm

Thank You Very Much…..3Gs newbootroom

shahawan October 11, 2010, 4:26 pm

i ve iphone 3gs old bootrom baseband 05.12.01 which is currently on 3.1.3. Can i unlock my iphone after jailbreaking it using limerain????? Thanks.

iPhoneHeat October 12, 2010, 12:20 am

updating to iOS 4.1 also updates baseband.. and latest baseband is NOT unlockable ATM

cool_dude966 October 11, 2010, 5:23 pm

i’m on win. xp and have an iphone 4 on 4.1 out of box. i activated it with at&T but limera1n doesnt detect the iphone 4?any solutions?

iPhoneHeat October 12, 2010, 12:21 am

change the usb port.. or try on another computer.

jannjann October 11, 2010, 5:34 pm

hello evryon i need help with jailbreaking i 3gs with lime rain evrytime i click limerain it says that mobiledevice2.dll is not designed to run on windows or it contains an error what do i do please help

iPhoneHeat October 12, 2010, 12:23 am


Mr.david October 11, 2010, 6:23 pm

i had completed jailbreak iphone 3gs with ios4.1 (new Bootroom) but iphone 4 ios4.1 i had jailbreak with limera1n many times (around 10+ times) come out with limera1n logo and still cant get the icon out .. is that my iphone baseband problem ? any one can give me some tips ?

iPhoneHeat October 12, 2010, 12:30 am

keep retrying is the only option.. + make sure you’re using latest Limera1n release

Qasim October 11, 2010, 7:10 pm

i have jailbroken my iphone 4 4.0.2 using linera1n. but just came to know that it is still unlockable. can i restore my devise to normal and wait for pawnage tool? i think this jail break is not supported to installous as well. API error again n again.
however thanks ih and geohot. waiting for reply…….

tonz October 11, 2010, 7:21 pm

Hi, I am not an expert with iphone…

please help!

I have an iphone(jailbreaked and unlocked)3gs iso:3.1.3 with modem firmware:05.12.01.




leono October 14, 2010, 12:27 am

Use TinyUmbrella. Save tour SHSH files, and upgrade to 4.1 without upgrade the baseband (read the instructions of TU)… so you will be updated, then jailbreak it with Limera1n, an unlock with Cydia.

Wakaas October 14, 2010, 4:48 pm

According to my info u can only preserve basband for iPhone 4 while upgrading to iOS 4.1 using tiny umbrella. Upgrading 3GS using TU will not preserve it’s baseband. Pls correct me if am wrong (iphoneheat)

Phunkhead October 11, 2010, 9:54 pm

3GS new bootrom baseband 05.14.02 here.
After the final power up, im getting the white square, but when i run the app, im just getting the background from the “install Cydia” screen for 2 secs, and it shuts down.

Anyone else had this problem?
I reinstalled the limera1n 3 times now.

iPhoneHeat October 12, 2010, 12:37 am

Strange.. keep retrying..

Matthew October 12, 2010, 1:24 am

I got the same problem…
Just restore it completly (with OS 4.1) and then jailbreak it.

Don’t know why, but it works this way! 🙂

richardo October 11, 2010, 9:54 pm

So when can we MAC users jailbreak our devices ?

iPhoneHeat October 12, 2010, 12:37 am

no ETA

dayandnight October 12, 2010, 12:34 pm

you could just use a friends pc and jailbreak it if you have not done so already

duke October 14, 2010, 3:05 am

y dont u install windows to ur mac machine..??

leono October 15, 2010, 7:59 am

Limera1n is already for Mac.

DB October 11, 2010, 10:20 pm

I have jailbroken the iphone 3GS with version 4.1. and firmware:5.14.02. I am not able to connect to Wifi to download cydia and unlock the phone. Is there any way (without using wifi) to unlock the phone?

leono October 14, 2010, 12:31 am

If you are in 05.14.02, you can not Unlock your iphone… Not Yet.

andy October 26, 2010, 12:26 pm

hi leono,

i have a new bootrom and for the first time i’am jailbreaking my iphone everything was perfect but when i put my SIM card it says no newtwork.

Iphone 3gs, ver 4.1 modem firmware 5.14.02 and new bootrom.

leono October 26, 2010, 9:13 pm

There is no unlock for 05.14.02 yet. You can use your phone only with the official simcard.

Andy October 28, 2010, 3:05 pm

Thanks leone for the reply, i hope that i have jailbroken the phone, if yes then i’am ready to wait for unlock also keep me posted as and when the unlock is available.

Newman October 11, 2010, 10:43 pm


I’ve iphone 3GS New bootrom, with IOS4.1(8B117),baseband 05.14.02.
I’ve followed all the steps but I cannot download cydia by limera1n app, it appears timeout error but WIFI is connected properly, I’ve tried reset several times but It happens the same. Someone is happening the same error? What’s the solution?

Anaya October 17, 2010, 2:15 pm

I’m having the same error : timeout while trying to install Cydia. Did any one solve this issue ?
Thanks in advance

taeksoo October 11, 2010, 11:09 pm

I just JB for my iPhone 4 on 4.1 iOS.
I installed Cydia and all… but, when I launched Cydia, it did all the reloading thing it needed to but didn’t reload the applications I bought and all my icons are reset to the original stock layout.
What do I do??? Do I need to buy all apps from Cydia again and redo the settings??.. I hope not.

Hiren Patel October 12, 2010, 12:46 am

Great Guys………
JB works perfectly with iphone4-ios-4.1-unlocked with preseving old baseband 01.59.00

stan October 12, 2010, 12:55 am

hi guys! it works fine with my ipod 3g, it running in 4.0 then upgrade it to 4.1 using tinyumbrella..

then.. follow the steps above!… thanks Iphoneheat!!


goodluck guys!

jannjann October 12, 2010, 3:05 am

i jb but it wont install the limerain app what do i do. do u need a certain itunes please help

jannjann October 12, 2010, 3:07 am

i tried to do it with itunes 10 and it limerain keeps saying missing mobiledevice2.dll

Freepass October 12, 2010, 10:48 am

That was sooooo smooth/quick/easy on my iPhone4 on 4.0.2
Thanks GeoHot! You are the man!!!

AvtoSpa October 12, 2010, 12:21 pm

How U did that! Did U use Umbrl first?

Tnice October 12, 2010, 8:44 pm

Worked great on iOS 4.1 iphone 4 way to go geohot making it rain again lol

Ganesh October 13, 2010, 12:21 am


i’m using iphone 3G with version 4.0.1 & firmware 05.13.04, and unlocke with ultrasn0w, now i would like to update to 4.1 version…!

now my doubt is that which jailbreak tool i have to use either Greenpois0n or Limera1n & is it possible to unlock in future with version 4.1 ?

kindly suggest me…


Tnice October 13, 2010, 12:45 am

Limera1n will jailbreak it greenpois0n won’t greenpoison only for iPhone 4

Ganesh October 13, 2010, 5:50 am

Thanks buddy…!

inwhee October 13, 2010, 1:26 am

hay i can’t pass step 4 . after hold home+ power . its occur retry;hold home+power again again 🙁 any idea

iPhoneHeat October 13, 2010, 1:36 am

follow the on screen instructions correctly

Ganesh October 13, 2010, 5:51 am

Can any1 know when the unlock will be released for 4.1….?

Tnice October 15, 2010, 7:59 am

Go to Cydia try ultrasn0w not really sure

vodanhz October 13, 2010, 8:27 am

i thought greenpois0n was for 3gs aswell since it integrate GeoHot’s exploit hole?

vodanhz October 13, 2010, 9:42 am

finally got it working

open up limera1n.

click “make it ra1n”.

quickly hold power + home(while the screen still have the spinning wheel.)

when it off. release the power, hold the home until LimeRain says “DFU mode…wait” then release the button

you should now see the lime-teardrop icon on the screen.
if you don’t see it. then it’s not working.

once done.you will see the limera1n icon. reboot the phone.
then go into it. and continue the rest.

3Good Luck

vodanhz October 13, 2010, 9:44 am

this is done on a
32GB 3Gs

sorry for the spam.( 😀 )

Khalid Muhammad October 14, 2010, 12:15 am

Hi Vodanhz

Do you have your 3gs with IOS4.1(8B117),baseband 05.14.02??

Because this is the same I have and before going to jaibreak I want to be 100% to avoid any problem!


leono October 14, 2010, 1:49 am

Limera1n Jailbreaks perfect on iphone 3GS on 4.1 with o5.14.02.

Khalid Muhammad October 14, 2010, 5:23 pm

Thanks Man!

One more question, if you can answer!

If I jailbreak with limera1n, will there only way to unlock is to use limesn0w because or I can use any other unlock exploit?

maximoose October 26, 2010, 11:59 am

Did you manage to get this working. Limera is installed for me, and can access Cydia, but its not picking up the new network/sim. Baseband 05.14.02 3GS version 4.1

KKD October 22, 2010, 2:07 pm

i just tried using limera1n on my 3gs with 4.1 5.14.02 but still i dont see the limera1n application icon after reboot, any help pls.

Rajesh October 25, 2010, 1:07 pm

Hi Khalid Muhammad,
Have you unlocked your iphone.? If so please guide me to unlock my iphone 3gs 4.1 05.14.02.

kaledkureshi October 26, 2010, 9:42 pm

Hello Rajesh

Yes, I have done my 3gs 4.1 firmware 05.14.02 by using Limera1n, its really great without any fail.

All apps and services working well!!!

Great job Geohot!

Andy October 28, 2010, 3:12 pm

Hi rajesh,

Even i have a 3gs phone with 5.14.02 and new bootrom using the following sets i was not able to jailbreak or unlock the phone but almost all the steps were followed and came out sucessfully but when i insert my SIM it says no network.

Rajesh October 28, 2010, 6:11 pm

Hi kaledkureshi,
Thanks for your reply and pl let me know if the ultrasn0w is released for the baseband 05.14.02.

wejkfh,kw October 13, 2010, 5:52 pm

for my itouch 2g 4.1 mc the apple logo comes instead of the limera1n
anyway to get past this
please help

vodanhz October 14, 2010, 5:02 am

i think if it shows the apple logo then it’s not working.
i restore and re-jb but this time. failed. 🙁
it’s still buggy i guess.

Draco809 October 13, 2010, 2:33 pm

When will mac version of limera1n be released?

leono October 15, 2010, 8:04 am

There is already a Mac version of Limera1n. Enjoy it

ip4 October 13, 2010, 2:48 pm

after 10 times keep on trying finally i got it!!! tks alot!!!

sana October 13, 2010, 5:06 pm

i need help i have i phone 4 Ios 4.1 and i can open it it just given me emergency call only please please help

iPhoneHeat October 14, 2010, 12:01 am

use Limera1n to jailbreak it.. follow the above instructions

St@rdust October 13, 2010, 6:02 pm

Great and work nicely for my iphone4 with ios 4.02!Thank for the great effort!^^

wendy October 19, 2010, 9:36 pm

hi can share more on hw u go about jb ur v4.02?
is it simply update to 4.01 and jb?

ha3f October 14, 2010, 4:50 am

both Limera1n and Greenpois0n are great,,,,but which is the best for 3GS 4.1 05.14.02 unlocked factory? any idea??

pablo October 14, 2010, 11:05 am

Thanks guys i jailbroke iphone 4g 4.0.2 and and unlocked woth ultrasnow. keep up the good work

draco809 October 14, 2010, 2:58 pm

i gave my iphone to my friend to play with for one night. He connected it to his computer, and accidently restored it to 4.1 and now on the screen there is a connect to itunes thing. I connected it to itunes and it read:
“THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH YOUR IPHONE. we’re sorry, the iphone you connected is not recognized and cannot be activated for service. we recommend you vist your nearest apple store for more information. ”
How can i fix it? my iphone is a 3gs 16 gigabyte. thx reply ASAP

vodanhz October 15, 2010, 3:48 am

either try TinyUmbrella to kick out of recovery.
or. try another usb port, another computer even.

it probably restore half way and he pulled the cable.
but yeah try those first.

draco809 October 15, 2010, 4:11 pm

no but i cant do anything with my phone theres nothing on the itunes thing other than the message of thecant be activated thing.

draco809 October 15, 2010, 4:17 pm

actually i tried it and it failed 🙁

Kenshin October 16, 2010, 3:34 am

u try to put it in DFU Mode and restore the fw?

draco809 October 16, 2010, 10:39 am

because for some reason tiny umbrella just doesnt work on my computer

Tnice October 15, 2010, 8:03 am

You can try connecting to computer and hold power button and hone button until apple logo appears then disconnect from computer worked for me

draco809 October 15, 2010, 4:15 pm

when on or off?

scherry October 14, 2010, 7:04 pm

Help please,
I have 3Gs on 4.0 on firmware 05.13.04 that has never been jailbrooken or unlocked. I would like to jailbreak and unlock, which way should I go?

iPhoneHeat October 15, 2010, 3:53 am

install Jailbreakme (open jailbreakme.com in your mobile browser) and then unlock with UltraSn0w..

If you don’t need unlock.. install official 4.1 and use limera1n to jailbreak

leono October 15, 2010, 3:55 am

First of all Download TinyUmbrella, save your shsh.
then go to http://www.jailbreak-me.info and it will help you.

Scare October 15, 2010, 5:21 am

is that work in iphone 3gs newboot ? i need comform it thx @.@

leono October 15, 2010, 8:01 am

Limera1n works for Jailbreak, NOT unlock.

Scare October 16, 2010, 6:11 am

thx it work ^~^

Wakaas October 15, 2010, 12:23 pm

Hi. I hav to share very imp thing. I don’t know if u ppl know about but for those who keep trying to JB With limera1n and are unable to do so. To JB with limera1n, first open iTunes, connect ur device. Don’t close iTunes. Make it rain. Follow all instructions. This will JB ON 1st try.

dehmke October 21, 2010, 10:12 am

That worked fantastic, thanks!

m@x October 15, 2010, 12:31 pm

I successfully jailbreaked my iPhone 3GS 16 (new BootROM) but got into problems.

First, when I upgraded from iOS 3.1.3 to iOS 4.1 it didn’t erased my iPhone content, and I had all my apps on the Home screen. Beacuse I used Categories (folders) my HomeScreen was full of apps, and I had to delete some of them, and jailbreak again so that the limera1n app can bee seen on scren.

Later, when I installed Cydia, and all Essential updates, I also installed WinterBorad, but now all I got is four screens of HomeScreen, and no access to Cydia, Appstore, and most of my programs.

The problem is probably in the fact that most of my apps where in Categories folders, so they are hidden from HomeScreen, but since Categories (as program) is not installed, I cannot see or access these folders.

Any recommendation for a solution?

Why didn’t upgrade to iOS 4.1 deleted my apps?

Thnx in advance.

m@x October 16, 2010, 2:03 am


Just did clean restore (in iTunes) and jailbreak-ed again.

m@x October 16, 2010, 1:51 pm

Succeeded !!!

I did Restore from iTunes, jailbreak again, an now it works.

I don’t mind reinstalling all the apps again so this suites me fine.

Bojan October 15, 2010, 11:14 pm

hey guys, i’ve successfully jailbroken my iphone 4 4.0.2 with limera1n and unlocked it with ultrasnow. right now i am experincing some problems with my 3g and face time. there’s no option to make a face time call even though i had downloaded my 3g from cydia. when i turn off/on my 3g there aren’t any changes in bars with reception and thare should be some. please iphoneheat, some suggestions are more then welcome…
thanks for your effort…

Tgv October 16, 2010, 12:37 am

Can I use this jb on my iPhone 3G???

iPhoneHeat October 16, 2010, 1:11 am

use RedSn0w 0.9.6b1 and if you depend on unlock; wait for PwnageTool (will be out in a few days)

leono October 16, 2010, 1:12 am

go to jailbreak-me.info

gsdboi October 16, 2010, 1:35 pm

i did the jailbreak. was quick and easy but now i dont know how to unlock it. could anyone help? when i put my tmobile sim card it says invalid sim.. thanks

iPhoneHeat October 16, 2010, 2:40 pm

wait for the ultrasn0w update

Nafees Mansoor October 17, 2010, 1:04 am

hello there,

when i turned on the update 4.1 from my current 3.0.3 IOS, my 3GS iphone gone to jail blocked. i tried snowbreeze but it didn’t work. then i tried Limera1n which didn’t work for me as well 🙁 when i connect the phone to the pc, itune comes up to a message recovery mode and tries to restore the setting. but it failed. please tell me wht i need to do to unlock and jail block my phone in details. please let me know which tool needs to be used.

calculus October 17, 2010, 4:50 am


i have iPhone with 4.0.1 firmware and its already jailbroken. Can I still use limerain after I update the firmware to 4.1 manually?

leinar October 17, 2010, 1:46 pm

i have 3GS iOS4.1 and new bootrom with baseband 5.14.02, succesfully jalbreak with limera1n. installed cydia. no need to unlock, i have a factory unlocked 3GS.

indi October 18, 2010, 9:19 pm

No way now man, wait for Dev Team until iOS 4.2 release

panacea562 October 17, 2010, 7:38 pm

hi guy
I have iphone 3gs never been jb or unlock before on firmware 4.1…I need to do both what should I do?????

mreddiel October 18, 2010, 8:55 am

While trying to save my iPhone4 and iPhone 3GS ios4.1 shsh blobs using the latest tinyumbrella version 4.0.8, under advanced options, I then tried to choose the iPhone4 and iPhone 3GS 4.1 firmware in “Device/Version tab and it only goes up to 4.0. Can anyone explain how I can save my ShSh blobs in tinyumbrella? Or do I just choose the 4.0 firmware?

indi October 18, 2010, 9:16 pm

@mreddiel: hey man, you got SHSH 4.0 since you downloaded it from Cydia (saved previously), just change “request from” to [Apple] then you will get the SHSH of current firmware (4.1 if I were right :D)

indi October 18, 2010, 9:25 pm

Not sure your “latest tinyUmbrella” is 4.0.8, if it’s not but 4.1.8, in tab [Advanced] just un-tick Request SHSH from Cydia

blackcard October 19, 2010, 4:46 am

I have a iphone 3g os 4.1 modern firmware 5.14.02. Tried using limera1n everything works up until when it says “in DFU mode… wait”, no green tear drop pops up it’s just black at that point.

wendy October 19, 2010, 9:32 pm

ANYone can advise on hw to use it to jailbreak v 4.02???

thanks in advance

Khalid Muhammad October 20, 2010, 6:52 am

Hi All

Just jailbreak my iphone 3gs 4.1 on new bootroom 05.14.02 with limera1n, and voalla…..

Its done in just seconds, have followed above instructions, in first attempt….Im glad its done, I was so nervous to be with a faulty iphone(in case if it went wrong)

recommend to everyone who want to jailbreak, please go with peace of mind Geohot, you are greatttttt, TWO THUMBS UP…

Rajesh October 25, 2010, 1:00 pm

even my iphone3gs version is 4.1 and modem firmware is 05.14.02 . I had installed cydia using limera1n. Bt still i am unable to unlock my phone using cydia..!! do someone help me how to unlock it after installing cydia. Do dev team released the unlock for the same ?

kaledkureshi October 26, 2010, 9:46 pm

Dear, for the moment till today 26 Oct 2010 no unlock out for firmware 05.14.02 so hold on it must be out when IOS4.2 will be released!

Believe very soon!

Blackcard October 27, 2010, 5:48 am

Isn’t there some type of source you gotta punch into cydia to unlock your phone?

cincyguy October 21, 2010, 7:53 pm

I have the iPhone 3gs 4.1 on 05.14.02. I tried to run Limera1n and it never got to the hold home + Power buttons Step. It freezes at entering recovery and then I am unable to do anything with it at all. I can’t even restart it or anything. Now I have to go to the Apple Store to have it reset. Anyone able to give me insight to this?

crazie_boi_mac5 October 23, 2010, 9:01 pm

tnx for the info of this.. this is worked for me especially to the iphone heat..perfect instruction…

andy October 26, 2010, 12:18 pm


I purchased an new 3gs iphone with version 4.1 and modem firmware 5.14.02 and new bootrom, followed the steps provided and installed cydia using limera1n din’t get any error message but still i’am not able to use my phone.

Kindly let me know have gone wrong anywhere in jailbreaking or unlocking the iphone.

indi October 26, 2010, 1:55 pm

Andy, no way to unlock phone, there is still no tool for high baseband, just wait after iOS 4.2 has released…

limera1n just jailbreaks your phone, not unlock

vodanhz October 28, 2010, 3:04 am

don’t know if this is a bug or not. maybe someone can test.

i setup exchange on iOS 4.1, a colleague send a command from the exchange server to wipe the email account. it rebooted my iPHONE and cannot start up again. hanging at the apple logo.

tried kick out of recovery. same thing,

i had to restore again and re-jb.
anyone can try see if u get the same?

FW: iOS 4.1
BootRom: new
iPhone: 3GS
Size: 16GB

Saggis November 4, 2010, 2:48 pm

Hi, recently I have experienced the same fault. my iPhone 3GS cannot start up and hang at the Apple logo. I keep rebooting my iPhone by pressing the power and home buttons but still hang. Can advise how you resolve this, Thanks much

Benny October 28, 2010, 8:13 pm

I Just want to Make the Jailbreak on My Iphone 4 iOS 4.1 BaseBand 02.10.04, I Don’t need to Unlock It As I Already Have Service.

Any suggestion or guide that you could recommend Me ??

Thanks In Advance.

leono October 28, 2010, 11:54 pm

limera1n is perfect.

Charlie November 4, 2010, 7:50 am

I’m having iPhone 3GS with firmware of 05.12.01 version 3.1.3 (7E18) that already been jailbroken using Spirit. Do you think if it possible to upgrade to IOS 4.1 and rejailbreak again? Could you please guide me on step to upgrade from 3.1.3 to 4.1 and consequences is that my current jailbroken installed program will removed right?

Looking forward to hear from you. Thank you.



Charlie November 4, 2010, 7:53 am

my current iTunes version
should I upgrade too?
So I just upgrade my jailbroken phone to IOS 4.1 now?
then will back to original mode? or I worry if it will be locked…?



Dwight November 4, 2010, 6:41 pm

I have an iPhone 3gs with iOS 4.0 when i first bought it. And I accidentally updated it to iOS 4.1 (8B117) BB: 05.14.02…what I understand from your post is that i can jb it successfully but i cannot unlock it,am i right? Because it’s still lock by my carrier.

User November 8, 2010, 7:51 pm

Is it just me or is the reception really bad after the JB to 4.1?

stefan November 11, 2010, 2:26 am

i don,t have internet on i phone but i have a pc whit intenet.how can i put cidya on the i phone?

desmond November 14, 2010, 11:18 am

I have a iphone 3GS 16Gb running iOS 4.1 and baseband 05.14.02.
Will jailbreaking lock my iphone?
And how do I know whether my iphone is an officially unlocked or locked version?

PJ November 16, 2010, 7:18 am


Does it work for 3g version ? my phone got locked once I updated to 4.1 version, can u please let me know the solution to unlock my phone.
I did try with the steps as suggested but once the phone got into the DFU nothing happened after that…

grateful if somebody can guide me


jake November 17, 2010, 2:42 am

I have an Iphone 3GS, old bootrom, 05.12.01

I am still on 3.1.3 which I jailbroke with Spirit. I want to upgrade to 4.1, and jailbreak again.

Is it as simple as upgrading to 4.1 and then jailbreaking with limera1n? will my jailbroken apps/content disappear?

Thanks in advance

jivlou77 November 28, 2010, 3:13 pm

thank you! my ipod touch 4 was jailbroken. its perfect.

holake December 2, 2010, 6:54 am

while DFU Mode… still holding Home button?
how long DFU Mode… gonna take?
If not working what i have to do so?


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athar December 18, 2010, 8:37 pm

i am running 4.0.2 on iphone 4. how can i upgrade to 4.1 using itunes, it doesnt let me i have tried to use the tss server on tinyumbrella as well

llewsor December 26, 2010, 10:54 am

hi, i have a iOs 4.1 in my iphone 4.. how can i jailbreak it?

hzamizm February 8, 2011, 9:07 pm


My iphone 4.1 started working after this process, however, its not doing any operations related to sim (making a call, sms etc).. so basically the phone and all its features except for recognizing the sim are working. What went wrong?

cram March 11, 2011, 12:23 pm

it doesnt work with my itouch 4.1 8 gb.after the recovery theres no icon in my itouch to install cydia..pls help me

kyaw pwar March 28, 2011, 8:49 pm

thank a lot

kath April 2, 2011, 12:48 pm

thanks!!! it worked for me 🙂

Tipsycken June 13, 2011, 6:32 pm

I just want to check, im having iphone 4 and i tried so many times to update it but always im getting a pump out error saying network lost…

new2iphone October 29, 2011, 1:59 am

I have an Iphone 3GS with IOS 4.1. I origionally tried to jailbreak my phone with greenpois0n with no success. My cydia icon was white and wouldnt launch and would crash when i would tap the icon.
After hours of researching how to fix this problem i had no luck.
Today, i simply tried to start fresh found this website and WALAAA!!
So happy i did. The download, jailbreak, and cydia download went great!!!

DJ December 21, 2011, 2:11 pm

how long does it usually stay in DFU mode?

dix March 23, 2012, 1:12 pm

i have Iphone 3GS with 4.2.1 version. i don’t know by which software it was jailbroken because it’s done by my friend. so i can update and can run my iphone on ios 4.1?

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