How to Jailbreak iPhone 3GS iOS 4.0 / 4.1 using Limera1n (PC/Windows Guide)


How to Jailbreak iPhone 3GS iOS 4.0 / 4.1 using Limera1n (PC/Windows Guide)

In the following guide you will learn how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS running on iOS 4.0 or 4.1, using Limera1n for PC. Although the tool has just been released by GeoHot, Comex and other well-known hackers, is does the job pretty well. For those that don’t know what Limera1n can do, we must notify you that if you follow the steps bellow, the jailbreak will be untethered and unpatchable. That means you won’t have to do it each time you restart the iPhone 3GS and it will not be fixed by Apple, with new iOS versions. Jailbreak it now, and stay jailbroken forever.

Another important thing to known is that Limera1n will hacktivate your iPhone 3GS and it is not a one-click tool. The guide consists of step-by-step instructions, fairly easy to accomplish. This is a beta release, meaning there are still some bugs unfixed, like the following: some may restart the device to see Cydia while other cannot see the windows.

Compatibility: Limera1n supports various devices, like iPhone 3GS ( old and new bootrom) , iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, all running on iOS 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.1 or above. No betas. We have guides for all devices; all you have to do is click the name. Another thing you need is a PC that uses any Windows versions or, a MAC with bootcamp. A little troubleshooting section has been added at the end of the guide, for those who encounter problems.

Big Warning: If you want to unlock your iDevice afterward, don’t use this. Limera1n will not preserve your baseband automatically. ONLY IF you have an iPhone 4, you can use TinyUmbrella to preserve your baseband, follow our guide bellow and then unlock it with Ultrasn0w ( it may say 3GS, but the instructions remain the same ).

Limera1n on all iDevices (almost)

How to Jailbreak iPhone 3GS iOS 4.0 / 4.1 using Limera1n ( Windows Guide )
  1. Download Limera1n and connect your iPhone 3GS to the PC, using an USB cable.

  2. Run Limera1n and then click on the “Make it ra1n ” button.

    Step 2

  3. The iPhone 3GS will enter in recovery mode.

    Step 3

  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to enter in DFU mode ( Transcript: hold “Home” + “Power” buttons for 10 seconds. Release the “Power” button until the “In DFU mode” message appears ).




  5. After a few seconds and a lime rain drop on your screen, you should be done. This screen is to confirm it:

    Jailbreaking Done

  6. The guide does not complete here, as when your iPhone 3GS comes back to life, you need to go to the “HomeScreen” and you should see the Limera1n icon there. Touch it and when it loads, select Cydia and then touch on the “Install” button ( top right corner ).

    The last move

  7. That’s it. If Cydia doesn’t appear at first, restart the iPhone 3GS and now you should see it.

Advice: Consider donating, for further tools and hacks to be released.

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