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.

  • Burge

    Going to try it

    • Hey Burge, mind doing a good thing? Can you please email me screenshots and detailed tutorial on how to use LimeRa1n. I’m stuck somewhere with no PC…

      • Whammy!

        Sebastian, I have screens and full success on iPhone4, 4.1 what’s your contact info?

      • Please email me at seb @ A step by step would be nice if you have the time.
        Thanks dude!

      • Whammy!

        @Seb, sent.

    • Z

      @Burge good luck, bud. I mean, you can always restore and try again =)

  • Ceg4

    comex comex
    I think @chronicdevteam is changing greenpoison to use the limerain exploit, so we won’t waste anything but it might be delayed.

    Best option is wait for Gp. I will 😀

  • Turi5mo

    I thought Geohot was a better guy than this 🙁 I mean he stole comex’s work without his consent? And comex had trusted him. If he quit the scene why didn’t he share the exploit with The Dev Teams?

  • rainrose

    Go Burge let us know what happens! 😛

  • Eric

    Lol wow what a dooche move.

  • Whammy!

    I don’t think it’s a douche move. Chronic has a great exploit and Geohot wants to preserve it. He’s been working on his for 6 months, he just doesn’t have a big mouth like Chronic does.

    Also, it works flawlessly. iPhone 4, 4.1

  • Mike

    Just tried limera1n on my 3GS 4.1. I don’t know if it worked…theres no Cydia and no sign that its jailbroken. I guess it didnt work. I tried twice.

    • Whammy!

      You should have a clear limera1n icon.

      • Mike

        nope nothing…no clear limera1n icon. This was a clean stock 4.1 firmware on the 3GS device. All I did was run limera1n and successfully went through the steps and the phone rebooted and it was back to itself, no new icons or anything. Did I do anything wrong?

      • Whammy!


        Geohot is working on 3GS bugs:!/GeohotUS

      • This is a FAKE twitter account

      • Whammy!

        @Seb, hahaha, I guessed it might be. At least it’s accurate and up to date. (minus the above, I would assume, hahahaha!)

    • paul

      It worked on XP, 555. I tried many time on Vista/U, nothing happen, no LimeRa1n or Cydia icom

      3GS, 4.1

  • Phosphorus

    MuscleNerd MuscleNerd
    SHAtter will be held back now, so it’s not the worst possible scenario. Who knows, maybe SHAtter can even be improved


  • akag9

    Comex tweet: Fine, geohot’s release now has my approval, because otherwise everyone would use the initial (pulled) broken version. Ugh.
    web • 10/9/10 17:09

    Doesn’t sound like a man whose work was stolen.

  • neck

    Tried it on iphone 4, 4.1. Reboot iphone after installing it thru limera1n to get cydia.

  • Steve

    I think geohot did the right thing. I won’t be using it until it’s a full release, but even still, chonic should have told us it was only for A4 devices.

    • Whammy!

      I couldn’t agree more.

    • Whammy!

      …except for the waiting part. I couldn’t wait.

  • Nelson

    Reboot after jailbreak and icons appear !

  • Avidan

    I think geohot is the best when it comes to exploits but I think the best solution is to leave the jailbreak tool for the dev team and to merge it with greenp0ison or another tool to create the best unbuggy and usable tool!

  • elphizmo

    Works fine on new sock iPhone 4.1. Awesome.

  • Ace6

    just jailbroke my iPhone 4 4.1 installed cydia rebooted and everything seems fine so far.

    • yousuf

      i just upgraded from 4.02. to 4.1 succesful;y and then i used limera to jailbreak my iphone…everything worked great…i got a message “Successfuly jailbreaked”. However,once i rebooted the phone there was no icon of CYDIA…..any1 any idea how can we have cydia in iphone since without that it can’t be unlocked…tahnks in advance

      • simon…

        reboot again – (power+home) – cydia shows up then.

  • moi

    same jailbroken with BETA 1 – all *seemed* fine: Limera1n was on springboard opened and installed Cydia, SBsettings, OpenSSH etc …. all good

    then found limera1n was updated to BETA 2… so jailbroke it with this release … again, again all seems okay

    Iphone4 with iOS4

  • Peebee

    Just jailbreak’d iPhone 4 on 4.0.2 and one on 4.1 with limera1n. Works a treat guys, thanks GeoHot

    • Hernan

      Hi Peebee, in iPhone 4 On 4.0.2 limera1n keept the same baseband ? Can you use ultrasn0w for any Carrier?

  • Z

    Staying away

    • Whammy!


      • Z

        Appreciated =)

  • iiyama

    Could any one confirm if the Modem Firmware is preserved should I use this on my Iphone 4?
    I kept my baseband when I updated from 4.0.2 to 4.1 just incase I required an unlock at a later date. Would this skip the baseband part like tinyumbrella or would this install a new firmware/baseband and all. thnks

    • No your baseband will not be preserved. You’re gonna have to wait for PwnageTool for that.

      • Z

        Funny that has not been mentioned by Geohot at all! What are those dependent on an unlock that jb with limerain goin to do now? Get ready, bud, questions are filling in the threads!

  • Jonathan Arias

    Funny how 2 teams of nerds (chronic dev team, and the dev team) couldn’t compete with just one person (GeoHot) Either way, thanks for the jailbreak and for working on it.

  • mecki

    it broke my itouch 3g -.-

    • Samuel


  • iPodme

    Just jailbroken my iPod Touch 4G, and so far, it’s working normally.

  • Cellman

    I tried many(4 or 5) times on my iphone 4, 4.1 and restarted after each try and no new icons appeared. Any ideas?

    • Luiz

      I had the same problem

    • Pauly

      Same problem here too, I didn’t see any limera1n logo while ‘Exploit’ was uploading either.

  • Winson Yeap

    Hurray! I just jailbreak my iPhone 4 v4.1 with Limera1n,thanks to Geohot’s! Everything seems fine so far.

    • Shasha

      I want to jail break mine but idk if it will void my warrenty, if I reStore it after something happens to it will my itouch be voided? Thanks

      • daniel smith

        if you restore it your warranty wont be voided as restoring deletes everything including the jailbreak, so apple will never know that your ipod was jailbroken

  • clintyip

    My Cydia Icon is white o.O but it still opens, anyone know how to fix?

    • clintyip

      Nvm, it appeared after my restart.

  • Figster

    My iPhone 4 is brand new from a few days ago. It’s 4.0.2 and the Modem Firmware is 01.59.00, will I be able to unlock it so i can use any Sim Card?

    • Peto


  • daniel smith

    it works on my ipod touch 4g

  • Andres

    Wait for dev team people!!!!!!! I don’t trust this guy!!!! U guys are going to see problems in a few days w LIMERA1N

    • Shasha

      How do i know who is the Dev Team?

  • rizhiy

    I have tried limera1n on my iphone 4 ios 4.1 and i have to say that it works perfectly even if its a BETA(phew)

  • Thomas

    LimeRa1n is worked for my iP4
    Who is best!?
    I don’t care.

  • luis

    its funny how people trust dev team now, but like shasha said, by who did you meet dev team…?

  • Pois0ncontr0l

    Just jb my ipt3g ios 4.1 no problems! 3gs still jb on ios 3.1.something. I thought the dev team said there was no exploit for 3g/s? Guess they’re just not as good without Geohot.

  • Shasha

    I got another Question: Hehe if i download Limera1n and future releases or patches i mean come out does it remove my apps and everything because of the update? or is it like an Itunes iPod Touch or phone, where you stuff is still there after update? Thanks in Advance!

  • It worked fine for me, i’ve got a 3GS with old bootroom. Several reboot was needed, but finnaly it fixed itself – there were white icons for limera1n and cydia. So, this way i am happy about the geohot’s new jailbreak ’cause i could update to 4.1. My onyl problem is how to delete limera1n, it is said through ftp, but it just a plus icon, right? Who cares?

    • Icon

      Don’t update to 4.1 unless you want don’t need a carrier unlock.

  • Dicktowl

    Screw you whiny drama douches we can use Geohot back on the ps3 scene anyways… u don’t deserve such an artist anyways…

  • Vive_moi

    Hi there,
    Juste jailbroken my 3GS (new bootroom) on 4.1 (never jailbroken before). No problem appears. Just as signified : reboot after jailbreaking to have Limera1n and Cydia functionnal.

    Thanks Geohot, thanks iDB
    Have a nice day


    P.S.: For the record, if usable, iphone french and legal. Jailbroken using W7 x64 ultimate. Vm

  • Sy

    I will be staying away from this first iPhone used blackrain was fine for 6 months then just locked up randomly on the geo wallpaper. Was forced to restore and update and lost everying, week later 2 friends had same. Comex and dev team are now my chosen jb from now on.

  • Chery

    Downloaded limera1n and cydia on 3gs but phone still says no sim. Help!!!!

  • Darren

    I have an iphone 4, 4.1. Im not sure what baseband it has but im guessing it will be the latest version. is there or will there be a way of unlocking the carrier so i can use my o2 contract sim in it as it is locked to vodafone, or have i just wasted a lot of money on a shiney ornamental phone?thanks for any responses.

    • Peter

      not sure, give the dev team some time you will have a unlock soon enough 🙂

  • Anis

    This article is bla bla bla because i did jailbreak my iphone 3gs today and it’s working great

  • best

    I have iphone 3gs, iphone 4 and a ipad they worked 100% fine. When you do not see the cydia icon you need to restart it!!

  • suf_420

    can i unlock my iphone 4 with limerain it currently has baseband 1.59 and running on 4.0.2 (got it from the shop with this ios)

    • suf_420

      p.s. i know i have to upgrade to 4.1 but i can do this and preserve the baseband, can i do this using limerain or am i being a n00b

  • Tried Limera1N on my iPhone 4 (iOS 4.0.2) and nothing happened. No Cydia or Limera icons even after rebooting twice. Does the exploit work on iOS 4.0.2 ? Or do I have to upgrade to 4.1 ?

    • I upgraded to 4.1 and tried again with no luck. Still no Limera or Cydia icons..What am I doing wrong ???

      • Peter

        wait for greenpois0n

  • zennith

    just jailbroken my itouch3G and brand new iphone 4 and no problems what so ever i even used beta2 and he now already has beta 4

  • Darren

    ive been waiting for greenpois0n, but after reading a few articles today, this will be just a jailbreak and not an unlock. i only bought my iphone 4 thinking that greenpois0n was about to be released and this would allow me to use a different carrier network

    • sameer

      they came out with ultrasn0w for 4.1, so now you can use it with a different carrier

  • Peter

    what do u do, just update in itunes then run LimeRa1n?

  • CeJaY

    I just tried it on my beloved iPad 3.2.2 wifi 32gb . Crashed it no lie I had to DFU then restore. I learned my lesson and imma wait for p0ison. Im sorry I strayed away guys will never happen again

  • Matthudd

    There is no carrier unlock yet? Can someone email with info there is no point me jailbreaking if I can’t unlock ??

  • WillUWont

    I read on more than one site that you could unlock 4.1 on an iPhone 4 using Ultrasn0w as long as you preserved the baseband (01.59.00). Has I been told lies?

    • sameer

      ultrasn0w has been updated to work with ios4.1 now, so yes it is now possible to unlock

      • Matthudd

        You have to preserve the basement though and upgrade to 4.1 with separate app. Can’t use ultrasn0w if already on 4.1 :-/