As you may have heard, Apple is beginning to get petty with their fight against the jailbreak community.

The latest strategy taken on by Apple is to prevent you from reading the books you purchased on iBooks if it detects a jailbroken iPhone.

@Comex responded first with his hilariously named “Hunnypot” solution, and now the Chronic Dev team has followed suit with the release of GreenPois0n RC 6.1

Hot off the heels of the release GreenPois0n RC 6 comes a small incremental update that puts the iBooks issues to bed.

As you’re no doubt already aware of, GreenPois0n is a tool for iPhone users that allows you to perform an untethered jailbreak on iOS 4.2.1.

Now we can reboot our iPhone’s away from home, and read the books we paid our hard earned money for. Good deal.

You can download GreenPois0n RC 6.1 here for both Windows and Mac.

Are you surprised that the jailbreak community has responded with a fix so quickly?

  • Pedro

    Just jailbroke over RC6 and works fine! thx!

  • Justin

    I have asked this question before but it has not been answered yet so ill ask it again. I have jailbroken my iPhone with an earlier build of GP RC5 already. Can I run GP RC6 on top of it or do I have to do a restore first?

    • You should be able to run it over top of the current install. However, problems can sometimes occur when doing this. Personally, I always recommend jailbreaking a fresh install, but that’s just me.

      • Me

        It is better if you restore cuz if you don’t,the boot logo always stays at chronic dev no matter what you do. You can’t change it.

    • john

      Just run it on top of it. No restore needed. Now let’s wait for the Wi-Fi fix for Apple TV 2 !

  • can I point something out, the issue of the iBook error seems to be pointing to greenpois0n tool. My iPhone 4 is on 4.1 and jail broken with Redsn0w and I’ve had this issue since then(over a month ago)

    • William

      i believe there’s a Cydia fix to address the iBook issue.

  • galleyrod

    Does not work on my iPhone4 with clean restore to 4.2.1!!! Version 6.0final went through without any problems. The 6.1 displays an error “No successful firmware file found after 60000ms!” and gives up!! Do not try this at home 🙂

    • William

      try PwnageTool if you had a Mac, personally, I always think of Pwnage as the best tool for jailbreaking, hassle-free.

    • IndiePhoenix

      I got the same error but let it continue and after maybe 5 minutes the text started scrolling again on the screen. Now I don’t know if I have ver. 6.1 installed or 6… :/

    • XDark

      how did you restore? i try restoring my i4 and itunes gave me a 1030 error, please help!

      • Norman

        You have error 1013 cos your pc could not contatct apple server..
        just go to the host file and delete the line with the gs.apple. normally its the last line.
        then save the file and do the restore again. you should be fine.

      • XDark

        how can i get to my host files?? i have a mac.

  • elnene

    Will this jailbreak my ipad 4.2.1??

    • Me

      This jailbreaks all devices on 4.2.1 except iPhone 3G.

  • GarethDPhillips

    I’m having big battery drain issues since using GreenPois0n, does anybody else acknowledge this as an issue?

    • carolina

      NOT at all, my jailbroken ipad works fine and it consume each 1hour and 15min just 10% of the battery. try to restore your device and check the battery without GP for one day and then do Gb and compare !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Burge

      Yes when I ran RC2 battery was gone in 10 hours….did a restore used RC5 all better now … And as of last night Iam now trying RC6.1

  • iv never seen this error on any of my device..course i never read books on em…lol oh well

  • Jason Masters

    I don’t know why people want or there is a need or market for ebooks it’s too hard on the eyes and it doesn’t give you the same feeling as reading a normal book. I think it’s a fad and people want to go with the crowd to be cool but reading a book on a 3.5 inch device is rather stupid when I can read a normal sized book and not strain my eyes to be popular it’s where technology went too far books are better people go to a bookstore and get one it’s really an experience hurry before the world goes all digital like in the series “outer limits” the stream !

  • Pam

    This is great. Great work and quick fix. How about fixing the “problem” with GP not working on the 3G? 🙂

  • Matt P

    Wonder if this fixes large app store download issues where errors come up all the time about failing to download and needed to download on computer instead. Very frustrating. Everything worked before on 4.1 with greenpois0n

  • Jason Masters

    Pam it’s time to upgrade lol you’ve got choices now Tmobile att and Verizon cmon get an iPhone 4 toss that old 3G away!!

    • Pam

      I’m holding off for the summer! Mostly because that’s when my upgrade discount can happen 🙂

  • Matt P

    Btw… I have an ip4 on 4.2.1 firmware. Used greenpois0n rc5 and also ran redsnow on top of that to get cydia.

    • Norman

      don’t have to. use greenpoision rc 6. you dont even to run redsnow to get loader app.
      done it on iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipad 3g.

  • djh

    I’m also noticing a reduce in battery life on my iPhone 4 running 4.2.1 GP 5. I can literally watch the % go down where as with 4.1 just seemed to drain less quickly!
    Anyone else noticed a difference?

    • Pam

      Have seen a large amount of people mention this same problem on the other GP posts. Definitely worth noting.

  • 3keikis

    I upgraded my iPhone 4 to greenpois0n 6.1 and then downloaded iBook. I have Firewall iP installed, and now I get a “invalid license” popup frequently at random intervals. I deleted iBook but the firewall popup still shows up. I redownloaded GP 6.1 and still the same. Anybody with the same problem and does anyone know how to fix?

    • Try to reboot your device if the problem is still the same. delete your firewall ip.

  • Jason Masters

    Delete firewall ip

    • calvin linder

      wow, i get so tired of these butt plug answers. *Obviously* removal is a solution, but I strongly suspect that is not what 3kelkis wants. Most folks want helpful answers to their questions, not just these “you’re an idiot” answers. If you have nothing truly helpful to add, then just don’t comment.

      • Louis B. Cypher

        He’s not calling anybody idiot, he just says what has to be done. “Invalid license” message is caused by the new version of Firewall IP (v2.0-1), if you try to install it cracked instead of purchased.

  • XDark

    i just jailbreak my i4 and now my Cydia is not opening it just resprings my iphone, help!

  • XDark

    i used GP 6.1

  • Jon Garrett

    anybody have issues with GPS after Jailbreak with GP?

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  • kRaZy

    Anybody encountering the same problem as me? After jailbreaking my iPhone4 and iPad with the latest GP, I can’t send IPA to other devices in Installous even when both devices are connected to the same wifi. Installous can’t detect the other device. Was able to do so before 4.2.1.

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  • khalid

    I have new I phone 4 with 4.2.1 (not At&t originally unlocked ) with modem firmware 03.10.01 the GreenPois0n RC 6.1did not work with me just tells me jailbreak failed ???!!! any help pleaseeeeee

  • Nick

    i have an iphone 4 4.2.1 non jailbroken, i bought it from the apple store unlocked, if i jailbreak will it screw up my sim or lock me out or anything need answer fast thanks im desperate.

  • Chago

    I’ve jailbroken and unlocked my i4 but my facebook app is frozen, i did use it once after the jailbreak, but then when I tried to use it again it froze and none of the commands respond. help!!

  • David

    Is it true that iBooks 1.3 crashes with DRMed books and that Hunnypot isn’t able to fix it?

    I have iBooks 1.3 on my iPad running 4.3.1 jailbroken but my purchased copy of Angels & Demons (with DRM I presume) crashes with I open it in iBooks.

    If so, any word on an update to Hunnypot that will work with iBooks 1.3?

  • Raph

    Hi David. I have exactly the same issue.
    When opening a DRM protected book, iBooks crashes after a few seconds.
    iBooks 1.3 and iOS 4.3.3 jailbroken.
    hunnypot doesn’t fix it.

    • David

      Hi Raph, In the end I emailed iTunes billing support and the refunded my purchase. Then I bought the same book via the Kindle app. Kindle doesn’t have the same problem that iBooks have. Oh well.

  • Raph

    Well. Just wanted to try iBooks instead of the Kindle app I normally use…
    Thanks for the tip, just wrote to iTunes support.