How To Jailbreak iPad Using Limera1n [Mac]


Geohot had released Limera1n for Mac few days back that can jailbreak iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4iPad, iPod Touch 3G  and the new iPod Touch 4G.

The purpose of this guide is to provide Mac users step by step instructions to jailbreak iPad using limera1n.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

Step 1: Download the latest version of limera1n from this link and save the application on your desktop.

Step 2: Double click on the limera1n exe to launch the application.

Step 3: Please ensure that your iPad is connected to the computer.

Step 4: Click on the "make it rain” button.


Step 5: You will see that limera1n puts your iPad in recovery mode. Immediately after this, follow the instructions.


Step 6: Limera1n will be prompt you to press both the home and power buttons.


Step 7: Limera1n will be then prompt you to release the Power button. Continue to press the home button.


Step 8: You will see that limera1n has put your iPad in DFU mode. Continue to press the home button.


Step 9: While limera1n performs the exploit, you will see the limera1n logo on your iPad. At this point you can stop pressing the home button.


Step 10: When limera1n has successfully jailbroken your iPad, you will see “done” and get a message.


Step 11: You need to restart your iPad. You will notice that there is a new app called limera1n installed on your iPad.


Step 12: Launch the limera1n app to install Cydia on your iPad. Select Cydia and tap on the Install button to download and install it.


Step 13: After Cydia has been installed, it will be restrarted automatically.

Step 14: You should find Cydia on your iPad’s homescreen. If you want you can launch the limera1n app to uninstall it.


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  • daddydemon

    in short, methods' all the same.. platforms' the only difference.. still wanna say, great 'job' guys! well worth the wait!!

  • It does not work on mc model 2g limera1n icon doesn’t show up and theres nothing

  • iPablo

    And with this jailbreak the phone can´t be unlocked?

  • it does not jailbreak any Develoepr builds, I am a developer and just tried using it with iPad 4.2 Beta 3 and the jailbreak says it goes through, but ends up going in Recovery mode, after using iRecovery and some commands, I was able to get it back up, but still no jailbreak 🙁 wish this was updated for Developers to use on new versions…..

  • marian

    it went swell 5 minutes from begiening to the end. no errors no nothing! thanks geo!

  • i thought limera1n is only for windows

  • johnny

    problem no home button

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