Geohot released a new jailbreak for iOS 4.x and current generation (and minus one) iOS devices earlier today. The new jailbreak is called limera1n and for the moment it is Windows only, though Mac and Linux versions are said to be coming soon. I use a MacBook Pro but also run a Windows 7 virtual […]
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New Limera1n Jailbreak – So Far, So Good

limera1n jailbreak app by geohot

Geohot released a new jailbreak for iOS 4.x and current generation (and minus one) iOS devices earlier today. The new jailbreak is called limera1n and for the moment it is Windows only, though Mac and Linux versions are said to be coming soon.

I use a MacBook Pro but also run a Windows 7 virtual machine on it via the Parallels app – so I tried out limera1n via my virtual machine a few hours ago. Hit the break for some very quick early impressions of this latest jailbreak …

Limera1n Jailbreak – Early Impressions:

It’s Not One-click, but It’s Close

… and still very easy to use. Just like in previous ‘ra1n’ jailbreaks from geohot, once you’ve downloaded and launched limera1n and connected your iPhone via USB, you just click on ‘Make It Rain’ to start the jailbreak.

The app is good at letting you know what stage it’s at and what you need to be doing to help it along. For instance, at the outset you’ll see it say ‘entering recovery mode’.

Then shortly afterwards it will prompt you to get your iPhone into DFU mode; it will tell you exactly how to do so by holding the Power and Home buttons simultaneously and then when to release the Power button. For those who have done jailbreaks before this will be old hat; and even for newcomers it should be easy to follow along with the clear instructions.

limera1n jailbreak

 

It even let me know to try again when my iPhone failed to get into DFU mode on the first try.

You also get a success message from geohot when it’s done.

GeohotSays

All in  all, despite running it in a virtual machine and having iTunes insist on relaunching itself at a couple of inopportune moments (I should’ve just shut its service down but forgot), I was still done and dusted in just a couple of minutes.

Cydia Is Not Installed During the Jailbreak

I thought for a moment it hadn’t succeeded when I did a quick Spotlight search for Cydia. Then I looked through my home screens and saw the limera1n icon. You just need to launch the limera1n app and install Cydia from there; and it can also be used to uninstall limera1n (just the app, not the jailbreak of course).

So Far Everything Works for Me

It’s only been a few hours of course, but so far I’ve not seen any issues. Phone, WiFi, 3G, Mail, sounds, YouTube, and everything else I’ve tried thus far is working just fine. And of course my favorite jailbreak BFF app is back:

SBSettings

 

From what I can gather in forums and via Twitter, most are having success with limera1n – I haven’t seen any major issues reported yet; the only problems I’ve seen talked about so far are just with getting limera1n to run.

What about you all? Have you tried out limera1n yet? If so, what are your results and thoughts?

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