The news just fell that LimeRa1n has been released. If you follow the major iPhone hackers on Twitter you probably got a good feel of what to expect from LimeRa1n: a buggy and untested jailbreak.

So really, the question is: should you use LimeRa1n? Should you put your iPhone in jeopardy? Or should you wait for GreenPois0n or PwnageTool?

To be honest, if I were you, I would stay away from LimeRa1n, at least for the time being. It might be the best and ost stable jailbreak in the world, but chances are it’s all the opposite.

When I see what the Dev Team and Chronic Dev say about LimeRa1n, I just want to stay away from it. Bottomline is, you do what you want with your iPhone. Let us know what you decide to do and why.

  • WillUWont

    Thanks for confirming. FREEDOM!!!

  • c

    i jailbroke my iphone 4 with limera1n. i have installed quite nos of cydia apps. no issue so far.

  • Andres

    I don’t trust limera1n since people are saying bad things !!! I will way for Dev Team!!!

  • Budz

    To those people facing problems by not seeing the limera1n icon on a 4.1 iphone 4 you should try running limera1n.exe as administrator (right click —> properties —> compatibility) you should find a box that says “run as administrator” tick the box. It helped me fix my issue so go ahead and give it a try.

  • Shasha

    In greenpois0n coming out 10:10am or pm?

    • Budz

      greenpois0n has been delayed until further notice, there is no ETA but “as soon as possible” according to the dev team so no its not 10:10 am or even 10:10 pm. you just have to wait…

      • Shasha

        Yea Ty I just read new topic too. Sucks that geohot has to be impatient,,.. I was looking forward to greenpois0n:( oh well

  • Brian

    They said it best!! What more needs to be said? As usual, GEO screws things up for COUNTLESS people all in an effort to feed his ridiculous ego as well as his wallet. Can this guy not keep a promise? How many times has he said “im gone, thru with this and wont be back, so dont ask me to”..only for him to come back everytime with some buggy azz exploit? GEO’s latest BUGFEST was just released and already the blogs and forums are filled with people saying it is BUGGY AZZ CRAP…..Why would anybody think it WOULDNT BE BUGGY? Thats all this guy knows how to do….Put out CRAP and take donations for a BUGFEST. Donating to GEOHOT & using his exploits are akin to paying to screw up your device!

    And now he really screwed people because ALOT of people put ALOT of work in to a RELIABLE exploit that will now NOT BE RELEASED due to GEO’s release of his latest bug convention!

    Geo just keeps on proving what a complete and utter egomanical, greedy douche bag he really is!!

    From Chronic Dev Team:

    “Thanks to the irresponsible antics of geohot, we will have to delay the release of greenpois0n (new ETA = as soon as possible), so that we have time to clean up his little mess and integrate the exploit he uses in limera1n into greenpois0n. This way, we can save SHAtter for future devices that may still be vulnerable to it.

    We know that this is not what some people want to hear, but due to geohot needing to feed his ego (as usual) and revealing his limera1n exploit, we do not have any other responsible options.”

  • Chris

    jailbreak by 3gs and it’s working fine so far. will be donating to the cause. I just hated walking around with that my virgin iphone after itunes update to 4.1 by mistake taking away my spirit jailbreak.

  • Guitarguy

    I have Iphone 3Gs, and using windows vista x64 Home edition, and my jail break is working fine. it hangs a little bit after installing packages, but its only like 5-10 secs. im sure they’ll get the bugs worked out soon enough. as far as i can tell it’s working pretty well. after i downloaded limerain, i opened the .exe file and i just followed the promts (with iphone plugged into computer). after it was done, i had a cydia app. i opened it and viola! it was ready to go.

  • Guitarguy

    ok, it says that the reason it’s hanging like it is is because so many people are currently jailbreaking, and using cydia so its putting a strain on the servers…. no biggie.

  • The man

    Its beatiful, Thank you Geohot!!

    Win 7
    Iphone 4 fw 4.1 32gb
    JB then restarted installed cydia, installed installous etc.. Works perfect, Picture msg, and visual voice work fine 🙂

  • Bert

    I have a factory-unlocked iphone 4 running on OS 4.1 with modem firmware 2.10.04 …Can i Jailbreak it with limera1n ? i need to maintain it unlocked because it was bought in other country and it does not work if it lose its unlock.
    Best wishes

  • sara

    If it’s still in beta…I think I’ll stick with JBme for a while longer.

  • Chery

    Can someone tell my why im getting a no sim installed after jailbreak on limera1n. Is it my phone or the jailbreak?

  • Shasha

    It’s because there is no unlock for it yet, with limera1n there is a way to unlock it but I don’t have a iphone.

  • Jakeydread

    I have successfully Jailbreak my iphone 3gs 4.1 on old bootrom with Limera1n. after following the instructions there were no limera1n icon on the screen but then i erase all data and settings and then it appeared. installed cydia but now i am having problem connecting via wifi. Hope there will be a fix to this soon cause i really can’t do without the net on my phone. Would it be possible to switch to greenpois0n when it comes out?

  • Ed

    I jailbroke my 3GS with ios 4.0.2 fine with limera1n and i have yet to have issues with cydia. I also unlocked it using ultrasn0w (baseband 05.13.04) and everything seems fine. But what are the known bugs? I backed up my shsh blobs with tinyumbrella but could this decision effect me preserving my baseband? sorry this is my first iphone and dont really know too much about this.

  • Terrible

    Lime rain is absolutely awful wasted an hour of my life with does not work. No icon after finished jailbreaking.

  • James

    Hi Seb,

    for 4.0.2 sw when the jb is ready?? any idea??

  • Jakeydread

    i restored to before it was jailbroken and was still having probs with the connection. then i reset the router and reset the network on the phone now it works great again. was wondering if i should have done the router reset while it was still jailbroken maybe i could have my cake and eat it too. Oh well i’ll just wait a bit till alll the chink are worked out.

  • The_Angy_Br1t

    I used Limara1n to jailbreak my 3rd Gen ITouch and only problem i had was it unpacking the cydia app after it downloaded and after doing it 5 times which took 5 mins it succesfully installed and now im good

  • bones

    I used Limera1n to jailbreak 2 ipod(s) 4G (ios 4.1) last night and I had no problems whatsoever 🙂

  • Big G

    I’m a complete novice at this, have never jailbroken an iphone before but used Limera1n yesterday and it all seems to be working totally fine. Not sure what all the hysteria is about – seems like a great solution to me, dead simple and I couldn’t find any other way of JBing my 3GB new bootrom 4.1 iphone.

  • Pauly

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IMPORTANT READ*********GUYS!!! I figured it out, I was getting the same problem as a lot of you on my iPhone 4 4.1, no limera1n logo and no icon on reboot, {{{{{YOU MUST HAVE iTUNES RUNNING FOR IT TO WORK}}}}}, I feel terrible as I bad mouthed Geohot on another forum but it does work, don’t forget to reboot after installing Cydia for it to appear on springboard. From someone who has been Jailbreaking since the 1st Gen iPod Touch, you can do this with 150% Confidence, ENJOY!!!!***********************************

  • ceg

    i used limera1n on my iphone 4 4..0.2 and 4.1. it works well.

    what didn’t work was uninstall of limera1n app so I deleted it with ifile.
    also the icon of cydia wasn’t there but after an update it was
    he released a new Beta which fixed that issues

  • Ashmit

    i have an iphone4 4.1 version
    i bought it from the use with 4.0.2 and then upgraded it to 4.1
    when i sue limera1in all is good i get the icon as well but i dont get
    cydia in it?
    wat n where is the problem?
    is it necessary to have internet conection on the phone to JB it ?????
    i have an AT & T sim card inserted in it……………?
    can u help me on this or then ask me something…….u may need more
    to know wat is happening
    would really aopreciate a reply

    cheers mate !!!

  • Sanoske

    Well I Jailbroke my 32gb iPad with 3.2.2 using limera1n rc beta only issue I have is that it crashes when exiting any app and gives me the “sad iPhone” logo by geoff steams but other than that still works fine. Ipad works wonderful in safe mode.

    • Sanoske312

      Well just an update i found out what was crashing my ipad it was one of the cydia apps not the jailbreak it self. So i must thank Geo for all his work.

  • Michael

    Hi, I just jailbreak iphone 4 4.1, cydia is successfully install but i can’t install installous and i can’t search for winter board. Anyone know what went wrong?? Please help.. Please advise. Can anyone email me to

  • Suf_420

    Upgraded my iPhone 4 from 4.0.2 to 4.1 (whilst preserving baseband) then jb it with limera1n and unlocked with ultrasn0w 2 days ago and yet to find one single problem with it thanks geohot one question if I use tinyumbrella to save SHSH blobs then downgrade later will it affect my baseband

  • Exactly the opposite for me. I’ve used LimeRa1n now for jailbreaks on 4 phones in a row with no issues. But GP? Crashes everytime.

  • fargo

    Wow, you are biased! do you consider modifying that post? as far as I can see people are very happy with Limera1n, and now the mac version is out. What is your issue with it I am just curious..

  • strawbarigurl

    If I use Limera1n and then decide to use pwnage tool on Sunday, can I just restore my phone after the limera1n jb and then do the pwnage tool jb?

  • galil

    No Network

  • William

    Is it just me or has anyone else has issues since JB their iPhone? I’ve had two times in the last week where my phone just suddenly won’t wake up. The screen stays blank and it doesn’t respond to plugging it in or pressing any of the buttons.
    After about 5-10 minutes it finally starts responding again but has crashed. I don’t have a ton of stuff on mine. I bought MyWi, and installed openssh, midnight commander and a couple of other small utilities as well as SBSettings and Winterboard,
    I did use Linera1n because GP would always crash on me. I do own a Mac now, would I be better off getting the newest Pwnage tool and re-jail break using that instead?

  • TYPO! ”ost stable jailbreak”