How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

George Hotz a.k.a GeoHot has released the Mac version of limera1n, his 1-click jailbreak solution. However, it will NOT unlock the device, enabling it to be used with different GSM carriers worldwide.

It is pretty easy to use and worked perfectly with my iPhone 4. Besides the tool, there’s a limera1n application that gets automatically installed on the iPhone after jailbreak, which gives you option to install Cydia.

Here’s see how it works.

Ingredients:

  • An iPhone (3G or later) / iPod Touch (G2 or later) / iPad
  • iOS 4.0.2 or later / iOS 3.2.1 or later for iPad
  • limera1n tool available at limera1n.com
  • iTunes 10 or later
  • A wireless internet connection (to install cydia)

Now, let’s get started with the procedure:

1. Download the limera1n tool. Double-click the zip file to extract the limera1n application and open it.

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide] How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

2. Make sure your iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad is attached to the Mac and click ‘make it ra1n’. NOTE: This will NOT unlock your iPhone (enabling it to be used with other carriers).

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

3. Limera1n will tell you that the device is booting into Recovery Mode. Check the device’s screen and it should turn off and then show an iTunes logo with cable, indicating it is in Recovery Mode.

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

4. Limera1n will now ask you to ‘hold home + power’ button and then ‘release power button’. After this, it tells you that the device is in DFU mode and you will get an image of limera1n logo on your device’s screen.

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5. A few seconds later,  limera1n displays success message, click ‘OK’ and close the application.

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide] How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

6. When the device reboots, make sure you have an active internet connection on it.

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

7. Navigate to the last page of the device’s springboard and open the limera1n app. NOTE: The application icon might appear blank but there’s nothing to worry.

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

8. Now select Cydia and tap on ‘install’ button in the navigation bar. It will now download Cydia and then re-spring (refresh).

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

9. After the device re-springs, you will have Cydia installed. Congratulations! Your iOS device is now successfully jailbroken.

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

Optional:

10. If you want to remove the limera1n application from the device, open the application again and tap ‘Uninstall limera1n’, this will NOT undo the jailbreak by any means. The device will now re-spring and you will no longer have the application.

All the credit for the great tool goes to George Hotz a.k.a GeoHot and comex for the untethered exploit.

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  • Rohit_Rana_2007

    hey man dere is no limra1 icon on my iphone 4 after installing that application what to do

  • sparhawk1234567890

    its stuck in DFU mode

  • hufhufhuf

    no limera1n icon plz help

  • Jailbreak iphone 4.1

    Hi, 
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  • Jordarai

    Same

  • Sydneyd92

    So scared iphone stuck in dfu mode…wait for an hour! i unplugged it, completely restored iPhone through iTunes and it has not restored. it won’t completely power down either for me to follow red snows directions. I have a iPhone 4s ATT. I’m panicking!

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