How To Jailbreak iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n [Windows]


Geohot had released Limera1n yesterday that can jailbreak iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4iPad, iPod Touch 3G  and the new iPod Touch 4G.

The purpose of this guide is to provide you step by step instructions to jailbreak iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G using limera1n.

iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users can checkout this step-by-step guide to jailbreak their iDevice.


Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This guide is ONLY for iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G users. iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users can use this step by step guide to jailbreak their iPhone using limera1n. iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G users can use Redsn0w to jailbreak their iPod Touch.

  • Please note that jailbreaking your iPod Touch may void its warranty and hence proceed with caution.

  • Do not forget to backup your iPod Touch before you proceed. You can refer to this post for instructions on how to backup your iPod Touch.

  • Though limera1n supports iOS 4, iOS 4.0.1, iOS 4.0.2 and iOS 4.1, you can update it to iOS 4.1 and then jailbreak it using limera1n.

  • Limera1n is currently available for Windows, Geohot plans to release the Mac and Linux versions of limera1n soon.

  • After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iPod Touch secure.

  • Please ensure you are running iTunes 9.2 or later.

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 iPod Touch is connected to the computer.

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


Step 5: You will see that limera1n puts your iPod Touch 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 iPod Touch in DFU mode. Continue to press the home button.


Step 9: While limera1n performs the exploit, you will see the limera1n logo on your iPod Touch.


Step 10: When limera1n has successfully jailbroken your iPod Touch, you will see β€œdone” and get the following message.


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


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


Step 13: After Cydia has been installed, reboot your iPod Touch.


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


Hope this helped. Please don't forget to drop us a line to tell us how it goes.

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  • Modi

    Worked for me, except after installing Cydia/respring, it was not on the home screen. Reboot and it was available.

    • Alex

      doesnt work on itouch 3g.

    • Bob

      No shit did u even read what it said u must rebot the ipod….. God ur smart

      • Pat

        it still doesnt work.I jailbroke it, waited, and rebooted it, and its still working like normal.

    • Cal

      how do you reboot it

      • sarah

        to reboot, you hold the home button and the power button for 30 seconds

      • Jordan

        It does not work on my iPod touch 4g 4.2.1

    • GOD!

      • Stephen F.

        You can restore from the backup you when the article says “Do not forget to backup your iPod Touch before you proceed.”

    • Marcus

      How long should DFU mode take

    • Marcus

      Should you exit out of limera1n if it takes to long

  • waldz

    thanks geohot.. and iphonehacks for this very helpful tips…..

  • S41N7

    Worked first time:
    iPhone4 4.0
    Limerain beta4

    • Brave Dipper

      not working for me.. for 4.2.1

  • lack

    Cydia installed. But apparently my 3GS running iOS4.1 is still not jailbroken. What gives?

  • Wishkid

    Jb works like a charm, But if you find your self not getting it to work, Try doing it with Itunes open. IT work for me twice that way, with an Iphone 4 and a 3GS. Just open Itunes then Maki it Rain.

  • Hendog

    If you read anything Geohot has posted, he said he's working on the fixes for the 3GS…..

  • Aaron

    you dun have to thank geohot.

    he did, afterall STOLE, the exploit from comex.

    • T-Bone

      Other way around,bro. geohot found this hole while comex found another. comex thought why let this good hole go to waste and copied of geohot, to have one hole in reserve and one in use. ur welcome evry1! πŸ˜‰

  • russ

    Got iphone 4 working no problem. Still a no go with Ipad though. Never see the l1merain logo. Stays at the apple logo after DFU mode. Anyone??

  • hans

    me too on iphone 3gs new bootrom… i never see a limera1n logo when the software in exploiting state…

  • bebebe

    when i try to install cydia from limerain, it says Please check your internet connection. I'm connected with good signal strength. Any help on this?

    • Bob

      Step one
      Go have some cheese
      step 2 get a hammer
      step 3 smash ur ipod
      step 4 get a new one
      step 5 jaul break again πŸ˜€

  • it works for me , geohot is the man………..iphone 4 , 4.1 firmware…lets hope for an unlock now…..

  • bebebe

    when i try to install cydia from limerain, it says Please check your internet connection. I'm connected with good signal strength. Any help on this?

    By the way, I'm on ipod touch 4G 4.1 firmware.

  • Shrek

    Got iphone 4 worked like a charm when they said in the description not just on click it is more or less not alot to do really very nice and well done with a big thanks now to test it properly

  • cengiz

    hey i got an iphone 4 4.0.2 with sim lock, its modem firmware is 01.59.00, its locked by at&t so if i jailbreak it with limera1n can i use ultrasn0w and unlock it, and use it with my operator?

  • for me its not work. i dk why, i have an iphone 3gs 16gb model MC from att store with firmware 3.1.3 i update and save shsh from 3.1.3. to 4.1 but when i run limera1n ,, it tries to jailbreak and the lime picture appears but the phone goes off and i turn on again and the limera1n icon does not appear. i dont know why …………….does anyone can help me please….also i did many times with itunes opened and not opened..for some reason i cant get the limera1n icon…even i jailbreak it already……please help me…my baseband firmware is the lates version on 3gs…please help me please….geohot please help me….iphonehacks please help me…………im getting crazy i want my 4.1 to be customized..but i cant if i dont have cydia on it…please please please please please please please please please please please please please help help help help help me………………

  • R

    Yeah I have the same problem, except mine won't work on my iPod touch 3g.

  • michael

    ya my itouch 3g 4.1 is not working. it said the bootroom was fixed. has anybody had it work on itouch 3g with 4.1

  • Kiss*ss

    S*** GP Delayed besause of Limera1n jaikbreak..I have no unlock yet….But Thanks Geohot for your hard worked……….You beat Them again Bro…….

    • Mai Shoua

      How do you do that?

  • Jason

    I had issues installing LimeRa1n on my iPhone 3GS (New Bootrom) where it would never show the limera1n icon. I tried the reboot as suggested and even attempted to redo the limera1n as administrator without success.

    I have a 64-bit version of Windows 7 and it doesn't work!!!

    BUT…….. I attempted to install via a 32-bit version of Windows 7 without any issues! The limera1n icon appeared and I was able to launch it and install cydia.

    For those having issues where the limera1n icon is not appearing, attempt to install on a 32-bit version of Windows.

  • Mike

    How do you do that

  • flash516

    mi ipod 3g 64gb is stuck with the apple logo screen???

  • smooth

    worked for me just limera1n doesn't want to uninstall for some reason but cydia installed right away after the first reboot

  • pito ho

    Worked 100% for my iphone 4 4.0.2. I do not need to upgrade my iphone to 4.1, because it would change the BASEBAND to another one and sometime is not possible to unlock.It is very easy to jailbreak. I jailbroken 2 of my iphone 4. I jailbreak with Window XP and the iTune version 9.2…. I don't trust the itune's firmware 10.1. I think it might mess up during the process. Believe me 100% work.
    Thank you Geohot.

  • rodrigo

    my iphone 4 is not working with BETA4 i have all teh procces but the limera1n icon doesn't appear in my iphone

  • Grime

    So what do I do with my Ipod touch 2g for windows?

  • Use Redsn0w or wait for Geohot to release a new version of limera1n that supports iPod Touch 2G:

  • khalil

    i tried it with an ipod touch 3g and the limera1n app isnt showing up. how do you restart and ipod touch because maybe im doing that wrong ive jjust been turning it off and on and nothing is coming up. please help.

  • Grime

    Not working on Ipod touch 3G Model MC086LL Firmware version 4.1 (8B117). Limera1n detects that its connected, I follow all on screen instructions exactly. It finishes telling me its jailbroken, but when I reboot, no sign of limera1n icon. Also, limera1n logo doesn't show up during jailbreak, just apples. I'm wondering if anyone's having the same problem. If it wasn't so easy and I hadn't tried it a few times I'd think it was me, but I don't think so. Anyone who knows of a solution, your help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

    • david

      ya i have same trubble if anyone could help it would be helpful

  • i tried this but when it went into recovery mode itunes came up saying "recovery mode detected you must restore your device before any further use is possible" how to i get round this or am i just being niave and could exit that the whole time

  • R

    I have the same problem and don't know what to do either..

  • R

    Do I have to restore my iPod touch first? Its 3g and doesn't work so thats what I want to know.

  • You are on which version of iOS?

  • Kmikell1971

    I have the same problem as R and am on the ios version 4.1 model mc086ll

  • it wordek with my ipod touch 3g 32gb running ios 4.1. Thanks!

    • Brandon

      hey im having problems with mine its just like yours. can you help??

  • Levi

    Also didnt work for me on ipod touch 3G 8GB MC model running 4.1. I've tried it about 3 times and now I'm stuck in the Recovery mode.

  • Limera1n doesn't support iPhone 3G. You should use Redsn0w to jailbreak your iPhone 3G:

  • cengiz

    i jailbroke my iphone 4 4.0.2 modem 01.59.00 and used ultrasn0w to unlock it, IT WORKED! But still i have a problem. I cannot connect to internet over 3G or Edge. HELP!!!

  • Grime

    The same thing happened to me. I may have gotten a little frustrated at more than a few failed attempts and disconnected the usb during jailbreak exploit installation. I tried rebooting but that didn't work. Next I ran the jailbreak again and brought it out of recovery mode, but the jailbreak was still unsuccessful. That may or may not help you, but its worth a try, don't think it'll hurt anything, good luck.

  • Juan Carlos

    any news about working it on Ipad?

  • khalil

    all of us are using 4.1 and its not working we rebooted multiple times as you can read and nothing shows up and it says its jailbroken correctly.

  • khalil

    im also having the same problem

  • Stef

    I am having the same problem. I am on 4.1 ios, MC Model. I have tried it multiple times and the same result happens. The Limera1n says it has jailbroken my ipod touch 3g but when restarted, (because it's left in recovery mode) the limera1n app does not show up. Plz help !

  • if your having issues try different pc had no luck on virtual running xp but actual sony vaio running xp worked hope helps people.

  • Sned33

    I am having this same problem. No limera1n logo during the jailbreak. And then there is no limera1n app after it's complete. But it says that the JB was successful

    • elyssa

      Same with me

  • tom

    mine doesnt work either

  • yapl

    Limera1n doesn't support iPod 3g 8 gb MC model, 4.1 iOS and other iPod 3g models
    Multiple unsuccessful efforts of many ipod users (including me) proved that…

  • xoomix

    Just jailbroke my ipod touch 4g (8 gb model) with beta 4, and worked flawlessly. Cydia installed fine, all my apps were still in place as desired, etc.

    Very, very nice!

    • psn:Jeffrey1296

      at bro. I tried jailbreakin my iPod touch 4g but it wouldn’t start it would always show the iTunes logo… wut should I do? oh nd It was 4.1 limera1n jailbreak

    • ewqe

      idk what happended i jailbroke and restarted but the itunes said to use i tunes i need to restart my software i did tat and no lim1era thing

  • Phoenix

    Will GameCenter, backgrounds and multitasking be available on a 3G?

  • Dawn

    I can't seem to enter step 9, after step 8 it just jumps to step 10.. is there something wrong ? my OS is windows vista SP2

  • Dawn

    mine is ipod 3g with 8 gb

  • Andri

    Will ipod 4g model MC544LL work with limera1n?

  • jaarjaar

    worked after like 39 times. for me i had to let itunes open up then close it. and THEN start holding power and home. thats the only way it worked for me. keep trying.

  • Tueab

    Worked perfectly fine for me on my second try. =D 3GS 32gb new bootrom. First try failed using desktop win 7. Second try on lappy win vista, magically, everything's done within a min!! Try using win vista to jb ur 3GS!

  • E

    Yes, limera1n doesn't work with touch 3g MC* and 4.1

    2iPhoneHacks: Write exactly what device, model and os you used.

  • sumanth

    I have an ITOUCH 4G version 4.1….I succesfully JAILBREAKED MY ITOUCH 4G but after restarting my device I dont find the CYDIA FOLDER on my homescreen.

  • LzrdKng74

    It worked on the first try last night on my iPod Touch 32GB 3GS on 4.1 using LimeRa1n RC1b on XP, no prob. Then I restored from itunes, with no prob. Then I restored from APT Backup app and then all my problems began!It wouldn't get out of "Safety Mode" no matter the help instructions provided in MobileSB. So I decided to start from scratch again by restoring factory settings from the Ipod so I can re-jb and now it's stuck in a recovery loop since last night!! I'm trying everything possible but it won't get the connect to iTunes pic just the apple logo. It shuts off on occasion but starts up within a second to the apple logo… Any suggestions?! Would "iRecovery" help me get out of recovery loop? I can't manage to open the program in XP by properties/compatibility/WindowsXP SP2. Damn, I had it working at first, grrrrr! Help please…

  • LzrdKng74

    Got it to work again outta recovery… This is what I did: Ipod completely off, held down home button and plugged in cable from pc, got the frozen apple logo with the non moving swirl then kept on holding the home button till the iTunes image appeared(finally)and iTunes opened up and I did a restore and iTunes did it's thing! Ready to JB again!
    Thanks to Playafied and Who cares!!

  • dom b

    yeah same, not working for 3g itouch

  • I have exactly the same problem
    I tried it with
    ipod touch
    ios 4.1
    windows 7

    it says Done Correctly .. but No limera1n Icon

  • R

    Worked fine after they finished beta. Did it on my 3g ipod touch ios 4.1.

  • enoyes

    But he stated where he got the exploit in the fina step.

    —–"Untethered thanks to comex"————-

  • enoyes

    Borrow a friends computer

  • mohamad

    worked like a charm for my ipod touch 4g!!

  • Captainhax

    It worked Successfully. Thank you Very much GeoHot.

    I was able to Jailbreak my ipod Touch 3rd gen which runs on os 4.1(8B117) version.

    After Installing Cydia thru' WiFi, I Installed "Appsync 4.1 and afc2dd, packages to install cracked apps for my ipod touch.

    Thanks Again.
    GeoHot Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • edgar

    did u use mac or windows version to jailbreak? did u managed to see the limera1n logo before u can get it to jailbreak?

  • stan

    My iPod touch 3G worked! Press the home button longer. I tried about 3 times and failed. Finally, managed to jailbreak it!

  • richardddddd

    Hey, I had an itouch, that is 3rd gen. 8GB, firmware 4.1. And i tried to jailbreak it with limera1n-beta4. Everything seems fine, but the green icon does not come out after it changed it to DFU mode. And i waited and waited…. Ipod finished rebooting, and then i slide open it, nothing happened. I DIDNT SEE cydia or the app. that downloads cydia. What is wrong???

  • richardddddd

    Hey, I had an itouch, that is 3rd gen. 8GB, firmware 4.1. And i tried to jailbreak it with limera1n-beta4. Everything seems fine, but the green icon does not come out after it changed it to DFU mode. And i waited and waited…. Ipod finished rebooting, and then i slide open it, nothing happened. I DIDNT SEE cydia or the app. that downloads cydia. What is wrong???

  • Captainhax

    Yes my friend i saw limera1n logo on my ipod touch when jail breaking according to the steps mentioned above. But Fortunately I used windows xp to jailbreak.

  • Captainhax

    Dude are you sure its a 3rd gen 8gb ?
    usually what I've heard was ipod touch 3rd gen comes in 32gb and 64gb models only.

    I think you probably using an ipod touch 2nd gen. Please check your model. Because there is another guide to jailbreak ipod touch 2g os 4.1.

  • kieran

    limera1n says it is jailbroken but i am not getting the app on my ipod and also when it is jailbreaking there is no green raindrop

  • mohamad

    worked like a charm!! im loving it

  • D

    do you know how to fix your prob? i have same prob. could you share the solution if any.

  • jazileynah

    i'm stuck in step 7! i keep releasing the power button when it says you have to but then it keep sayin retryyyyy!! ugh, wat i do?

  • ipaq

    worked for my ipod t 4g, but itunes must be open

  • force

    in my ipod touch 4g is not work…! can someone explain me the reason? i do all the indications an i hava got version 4.1.0.

  • CP

    My ipod 3g is stuck on recovery mode. The first time I tried I accidentally did not press home + power button when i had to. Now its stuck on recovery mode. HELP!

    • ewqe

      hold down the home and power to restart it and it should work

  • first time trying and it worked like a charm…using Windows 7 and Ipod Touch 4 64GB…thanks alot!

  • limera1n dont on the home schirm

  • cameron

    my ipod 3g wont go into recovery mode , eeeh halp plz??

  • Callum

    Worked on new Ipod touch 4g 32 gb running 4.1 IOS very nice guide

  • joe bradley

    it dosent work
    the limera1n logo dosent come up on my ipod!!!!


    Does this like really work because i want stuff on my ipod and never have the money to buy it and i dont want to do this and not have it work and mess up my while i touch..

  • bob

    what do i do with cydia

  • Jlo hacks

    I am downloading right now. I hope it works……

  • Jlo hacks

    I exited out of recovery mode and forgot to back up!!
    Now, my ipod touch is stuck on the screen that says connect to itunes!!! Help Me!!

    • T-Bone

      plug into itunes and go to whare it sayz update and below that button is another button called “Restore” hit that one.

      • M-C-Needs Help

        the same thing happened to me, but i tried to restore, and it gave me error code 21… HELP PLEASE!

  • Jlo hacks

    Help me please!!!!!!

    • HELP Please

      just go and hold screen lock and home button at the same time till it turns of because i had the same problem

  • ScottSNE

    Very simple hack as long as the directions, which are very clear, are followed step by step with patience. iPod Touch 4G here running 4.1. PC is Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit. Worked the first time for me with absolutely no issues; all went exactly as specified. Thank you very much; found one of my favorite apps WiFiFoFum thanks to this!

  • HLR

    Smooth sailing, worked like a charm, thanks!!

  • aeime

    omfg dis like totally worked for meh lolzz

  • Sam

    am i doing something wrong? whenever i do it it says connect to itunes? i've had to restore and retry this like athousand times but the limera1n logo never shows up? HELP!

  • WinterGale

    Worked on my first attempt…Yaaay!!!

    iPod Touch 4G – 8GB

  • cj

    went great cant believe how easy it is. And the step by step great. overall loved it.

  • Theijden

    I did never jailbroke a ipod before. This was Super Easy

  • Joe

    Worked great!

  • Ronnie

    WOW!!! works like a charm
    And it takes about 30 seconds

  • Dana

    This does not work on ipod touch 3rd generation, no point attempting, itunes detects the software and erases….

  • Noah

    This doesn’t work. After limera1n I downloaded cydia. After installing cydia the ipod cannot connect to wifi anymore. I’m already irritated with the error when updating on saurik. Upgrade essential etc. God!

  • HELP Please

    hey can some one please help me i have instaled Limera1n compleated steps from 1 to 8 but i have a problem with 9 the picture in step 9 doent show yo on my ipod then step 10 comes up done so i disconnect look through my ipod but still no Limera1n….


  • Daniel

    i keep on doing it but it says that its waiting for device. i tried it with my 4g ipod touch on and off and with itunes running and not running.


  • Andrew

    It broke my brand new ipod touch 4g that I just got for christmas…
    It wont get off of recovery mode, then I put it to restore.. didnt work.. Please help.. Im begging you..

    • BuGader

      lucky πŸ™

    • Jack

      I got mine for christmas too, i really hope it dosnt break, its retoring now :/

  • chris

    worked perfectly first time on my ipod touch 4g 4.1, didn’t even have to reboot! Thanks!

  • adam

    where can i find the power button??

  • ichbins

    i have a brandnew ipod touch 4g for my daughter, i start limera1n, after the message “done”, the ipod screen turns white and finish.
    after 10 minutes, i restart it. cydia d’ont work, white icon. Safari crashes.
    Then i user redsn0w, it runs through, the cydia icon is now ok, but still not working.
    then i reset the device…
    Now only the background wallpaper is visible, no apps at all!
    Please help..

  • bot

    someone help me please

    I tryed to jailbreak my ipod touch 4 anda it just stays with the logo of itunes in it..he don’t change..please someone help me!!

  • sarah

    Mine wont come out of recovery mode

  • BuGader

    didn’t work for me..(ipod touch 4g)
    i did all the steps .. and after i rebooted it the icon of that program didn’t appear =/ !
    PLZ help .. ?

  • brittany

    (itouch 4th gen) i downlaoded limera1n and succesfully jailbroke my ipod. my cydia displayed the message “this device has a pending TSS request” 4 hours later, i accidently deleted the app “limera1n” from my itouch. cydia is still on my ipod & displaying the same message. someone pleease help me. did deleting the limerain app ruin my jailbreaking? and willl the message ever go away, allowing me to have proper use of cydia?

  • D Pres

    worked fine for me. though they are not on my home screen they are on a page with my apps

    • D Pres

      i did the jailbreak with a ipod touch 4g

  • adam

    does iOS 4.2.1 for ipod touch work???? anyone please help. i gotta jailbreak..

  • joe don

    it wount work for mine either it says its compleated but new app!!!!!!!!! ps. ipod touch 4g

  • josh

    i did it but the symbol never showed up when it was exploiting and limera1n didn’t show up in my ipod

  • el

    i have i touch 4g and it did not work i followed the step and everything went threw but and error popped up as i was restarting it what 2 do

  • dylan smith

    what is the power button?

  • Nickk

    I got up to step 11. But the limera1n app wasn’t on my home screen… Any ideas?

  • conner

    for some reasone when i finished with the button part i acedenty press the home screen button and then i tried doing the process over agian but it said waiting for device and now i have to restore my ipod 4g

  • Jack

    Really wish i didnt do this…

  • Mitch

    It sais waiting for device… and it wont connect to the ipod?

  • Unownxxhag

    Im from nl and dont exactly know what rebooting means, so how i do it??

    • Thebuilderddd

      Ok, how to do it, first press the shutdown button (it should be on the top) slide to shut it down. Turn it back on.

  • This guy

    good thing i did ireb or i would be restoreing right now
    dosen’t work on 4.2

  • Thebuilderddd

    I tried this on my new Ipod touch 4G and it didn’t work, I tried this and Greenpois0n, I put them in My Docs. and Itunes is version 10.1 (1 version down.) Should I upgrade?

  • harry

    thanks it work but how can i download games for free now

  • big t

    it isnt working for me i have a 8 gig with 4.0.2 verstion what can i do ?

  • john

    I have a ipod 4g 8 gb and i downloaded limera1n and it keeps restoring and then itues says it cannot connect with this iphone and i dont have a iphone i have a ipod and now evrytime i turn it one it keeps on restoring

  • JUAN

    quick question if you jail break once on the 4g ipod touch and you delete it can you downloaded again if so how cause i’ve been trying to downloaded the same way you show in this page but i just can’t

  • vallipalli

    i did all that shit and it didint come any app with limera1n on it….what should i do ?

    • vallipalli

      btw its an ipod touch 4 gen

  • Bartosz

    Work well on my iPod Touch 4G OS 4.1. Thanks!

  • it keeps me on the “CONNECT TO iTUNES” ….. WHAT DO I DO ?

  • Chris

    I just bought the ipod touch 4g its running 4.2.1
    I just tried this jailbreak system with limera1n. It went thru all the way to step 10 and it gave me the “your jailbreak is done”…. but after I re-started nothing was donwloaded…no limera1n, no nothing????

    Help me.

  • itzDARE

    Itz not working for me

  • Jagannath Reddy

    it worked perfectly for me, thanks alot

  • mark

    it dosent work for i[pod 4g

  • marvin

    I don’t come further than step 11. now my iPod is on but i don’t see any lemerain app. who can help me?

  • that1kidthatripsatguiter

    k heres my hypothsis. i dont think this new jailbreak works with most ipods. i had a an amazing jailbroken ipod. it took me so long just to be able to jailbreak it(wrong firmware at times) but wen it was jailbroken i garente u guys would have wanted most of the stuff tht was on it. k back to my hypothesis. i tried limera1n with a couple differnt gen ipods and it would say it would work and id restart it but nothing woukd work. i checked the firmware i was using at it should fit but it wpuldnt work. ive seen tht it worked with an iphone so i think tht theres something wrong with the jailbreak wen it comes to ipods. a weird problem i came into wen i had 2 jailbreak my ipod for the 2nd time was. my os was 4.0 and at the time limera1n wasnt out yet so the only way i could find to jailbreak it was and it worked it installed cydia to it and everything but the only [rob was wenever i got anything tht was a backrounder it go into safe mode and i couldnt get oiut of it till i unistalled w.e was the backrounder. i just relized idk if theres any logic in wat im writing about. so even with tht prob i still luved it jailbroken but then i wanted to lower the firmware and get a new jailbreak.( by tht time i had a gba emulator on it, mxtube, this thing tht made it so wenever i was syncing with itunes i could freely use my ipod[never was able to test tht] and alot of other stuff) the problem was though tht i restored it to 2.1.1 which i didnt know tht it was unjailbreakable cuz of something in the software. so i kept trying to find different o.s but i couldnt find 1 and now i left it at my friends house and it got stolen. so today im gonna go over to my friends house to try and jailbreak his new ipod 4g. im gonna download o.s 4.1 cuz hes on 4.2.1 and if it works il write back.

  • rhys

    how do u restart it once it says done and is ther a problem if the logo of limera didnt show up?

  • Sam

    I have Jailbreaked it and said done but never saw anything on my ipod now i cannot restore it is there anything i can do?

  • Stiqu

    Didn’t work at me :O

  • Sam

    worked perfectly with itouch 4G

  • dedrick

    this messed up my new ipod touch 4g

    • apple;

      :O oh how did it mess up? i dont want to mess mine up??

  • Madmarts

    I have the iPad 32gb wifi…. On 4.2.1……. Is the an easy way to jailbreak it…. I did use limerick in November but did an upgrade and now need jailbreak again……. Any ideas

  • Samuel

    mine doesn’t show the limera1n sign

  • ipodd

    the limera1n app doesn’t appear at my ipod
    by the way im using ipod 4g 4.2.1

  • Stef

    Using Linux and it is constantly “waiting for device”….help?

  • skybaby

    I downloaded this and did everything correctly…sitll isn’t working. I have the 4th gen itouch. Can anyone help?…

  • il cicero

    worked perfectly first time… in less than 5minutes, i was up and running!!! thnx, Guys! ipod touch 4G 4.1

  • apple;

    will i loose any data from apps ??

  • apple;

    PLEASE HELP. i have an ipod 4g and i do not want to mess anything up or loos dadt from my aps.!!!!!?

    • Roger

      make a backup first on iTunes.

  • Roger

    I left iTunes on while I was jailbreaking, and it detected so its didn’t work…

  • kyle

    just a quick question does it mean that the app store is free

  • Roger

    What do i do after jailbreaking?? i wanna put some games on my iPod touch… how do i do that?!

  • jake

    my ipod 4g will work for the limera1n but after i reboot, i dont get a new limera1n app… why is this? ipod4g windows vista 64 bit

  • not working

    not working having to reboot it

  • alex marshall

    my ipod touch froze on the screen and keeps saying plug to itunes i need some help please

  • didnt work

  • Zach

    what does it mean if the raindrop doesn’t show up?

  • Jonny

    doesn’t work for me.
    iPod touch 3rd Gen 32gb

  • Braei

    mine is a 4g (4.2.1) and i keep trying to do it but it doesnt work! the lime drop doesnt come up! im make sure my ipod is in im runing itunes while im doing it and without it but everytime it doesnt work plz help

  • Max v.

    I follow all on screen instructions exactly for my iPod touch 4g 8gb . It finishes telling me its jailbroken, but when I reboot, no sign of limera1n icon. Also, limera1n logo doesn’t show up during jailbreak, just apples.

  • mc2w

    Worked for me, although I had to downgrade the firmware to 4.1 beforehand. Please emphasize that it muse be before 4.1 in terms of firmware to work.

  • Johny

    whats a reboot

  • adriana

    i tried to and the :installment was succesful message comes up BUT he limera1n icon doesnt comee outtt???…. i tried it like 3 timess and it says the same thing everythime!!.. whatshould i do byt the way i have the ipod touch 4g.. plss helpp

  • Sam

    Man, every time I tried to download Limera1n on my ipod 4G, it always say “Safari cannot download this file.” but why?

  • kelli

    Ummm… Made iPod go back to what it looked like when i first got it. not good.

  • craig

    it dident work for my ipod 4g

  • BeerGut

    I have a 4G 32gig ipod with 4.2.1 firmware.
    Limera1n doesn’t support 4.2.1 does it?
    What should I do?

  • Skhul

    Are you sure it won’t run slow or lag my ipod touch if I download this?
    i have an ipod touch 4g with 32gb.

  • alvis

    why the greenpoison cannot be download by using safari of itouch version 4.2.1 (8C148)?

  • Sophia

    It didn’t work AT ALL for me… After the download was complete, there was no icon… like it never happened? I re-read the directions a few times and tried again, but it still didn’t work. Any suggestions?

  • xxxemoxxx

    my ipod is frozen cause of this im pissed it dosnt work no more πŸ™

  • Taylor

    I have the iPod Touch 4g and while limera1n performed the exploit, I didn’t see the limera1n logo on my iPod Touch. Also, while I did this it said that i needed to be connected to iTunes. When I went to iTunes it said that in order for me to connect, I had to restore my iPod which I DO NOT want to do.

    • myownname

      @Taylor hold home and the sleep for ten seconds when connected to pc then let got of sleep and hold home for about 10 seconds then take out wire from computer but still hold home button then let computer beep and let go wait a few seconds and ur ipod is back to normal

  • myownname

    i Think this should be for ipod 2g on limera1n

  • lighting

    Does this cause a virus

  • Travis

    dude i did it but how do you connect your ipod 4g back to itunes it wont let me

  • it just stays on saying waiting for device when i click let it rain

  • David

    I have the same problem as Dawn. i’m doing everything it tells me to do, but my ipod keeps on showing a picture of a usb cord connecting to itunes

    • jessie

      my ipod is doing the same thing.. i am doing exactly what it is telling me to but… nothing! ive tried rebooting it… ALOT but it didnt help at all

  • Sexy Danielle

    Heyya guys, thanks geohot, i got it working GREAT and it only took 5 seconds! I’ve heard from people that it took forever but they wer obviously wrong!!! I will make sure to tell ALL my friends that have iPods/iPhones about this!!!

  • ur ma

    samess lol

  • jessie

    this is not working for my ipod… i need help. it keeps skipping step 9 and going straight to step 10

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  • brendon

    i did everything it said no green drop showed up on my ipod screen and after i restarted the ipod it never showed the limera app. what should i do to fix this?

    • jayden

      The exact same thing happened to me dude.

  • Brady

    Im having the same trouble as dawn, i get to step 8 and it jumps to ten and then it doesnt download limera1 !!! ive got ipod 4g HELP ME PLEASE !!!

  • jayden

    I’ve got the newest ipod but when i do it i follow the instructions and everything goes as plan apart from the icon on my ipod during the download. but after i have restarted it again there is no icon on my ipod. what gives???? can someone please help me

  • maddie

    when exploiting the limera1n logo doesnt appear on my ipod screen , it just skips to the “done” box. and my ipod turns on.

    help! im using an ipod touch 3g iOS 4.2.1

  • maddie


  • maddie

    when trying to jailbreak it skips step nine.
    no limera1n logo appears on my screen.
    it just goes straight to step ten!
    im using an ipod touch 3g iOS 4.2.1

  • b-ry

    it wont install the limera app is it because my firmware is 4.3.1?

  • if your ipod touch 3g 2g mc non mc or iphone is not going in DFU mode then do one thing do Exactly the method of DFU but important thing is that press the power and sleep button very softly it will go in DFU mode for sure try it….Solved…………….

  • Jasmine,

    Mine always just goes the the screen with the Itunes logo? It won’t work; help? πŸ™

  • Jackson

    I have done blackra1n and limera1n a few times and neither of them will work. I follow all the steps, but when it comes to finding the app on my home screen, it isn’t there. Any ideas?

  • Jerad

    what the heck!!! it didnt even work it is the exact same as it was befor i jailboke it!! Now what do i do?

  • Chrisitne

    I never saw the limera1n logo (step 9) i just say the connect to itunes, and i had to restore. Is this suppose to happen ?

  • Dave

    Tried this about 5 times for my iPod touch 4th gen and still doesn’t f***ing work!

  • Rhiannon

    I have tried this several times and my ipod either stays in recovery or goes back to normal. When it goes into recovery I redo the Make It Rain thing and it takes it back to normal.. How do I jailbreak it??

  • would the same step working for iPod Touch 4G with iOS 4.3.1 ?

  • Gary

    I cant get it to work with my ipod touch 4th gen everything is fine but it doesnt have the limera1n app on it and the symbol doesnt appear on the screen, any suggestions?

  • Jacob

    i followed everything step-by-step and it completely erased everything on my ipod

  • does it work on ipodtouch 4g

  • califragus7

    it doesnt work for me i got an itouch 4g and while in exploit didnt see the limera1n logo and after it said DONE i turned it on and everything was normal

  • wasd

    does this work with 4.3.3???

  • Tiny Pteranodon

    Worked like a charm, except the first time I forgot to reboot. You have to reboot to see Cydia.

  • Saul

    the app isnt on my ipod!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Saul

    what did i do wrong

  • Saul

    im freaking out man!!!!!!!!

  • olem12345678

    IT DOSENT WORK!!!!! I cant start my iPod any more ;(;(;(;(;(;(;(;(

    • cgray9

      unplug ur ipod and wait a fee minutes then hold the power and home button again untill it shos the ituns thing and just resync it

      • Garrett

        I did everything held power and home button , the itune thing came up but my ipod would not resync so now my ipod wount do anything

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  • Amber

    WOW… Idk if this thing used to work last year but now, its a mega fail… It like left my ipod in DFU mode… FAIL

  • abby


  • FUCK

    I am having iPod Touch 4g (32 GB) with iOS 4.3.5 Installed…. I never even updated it even once….. When I switched it on for the first time and went to settings it said 4.3.5….I used limera1n but the logo didn’t show up during “exploiting” and after the reboot it didn’t show itself…… I even searched with spotlight search….Anyone help me please ….????

  • Jose

    do you need internet on the ipod for it to work???

  • Afnan

    You mean the pc’s power button?! home+power button

  • cgray9

    i did it and mine keeps getting stuck in the dfh mode or something like that how longs does it supposed to stay in this mode

  • hayleey

    got stuck in the dfh mode so i just unplugged and restored it how long does it stay in that mode anyways ?

  • jarret3066

    any help? can i jailbreak my ipod touch 3G MC model, 4.2.1

  • but

    what does jailbreaking do PLEASE REPLY IM BEGGING

    • Amy

      if u jailbreak your ipod or iphone and it works you can change things on your ipod or iphone like the writing or the saying on the front screen πŸ™‚

  • ash

    didnt work can anyone help me?

  • Isanop

    S this completely safe?????

  • Amy

    hi i have a ipod touch its the 4th generation and i want to jailbreak it but when i click make it ra1n it just says waithing for device and i dont no what to do please help me πŸ™

  • daniel


  • daniel


  • Joshua

    Alright, listen up, my iPod 3Gen has been in DFU Mode for quite some time, can you please just answer everyones question regarding HOW LONG DOES IT STAY IN DFU MODE??????? My god answer the damn question

  • Jailbreak iPod

  • Cobra

    im using IPod Touch 3G 8Gig followed step by step even says it worked but nothing happened, no new app. any help?

  • I didnt get the limera1n when i restart my iPod Touch 4g

  • Dimented

    2nd gen MC model, no limera1n logo during exploit, and says its JB sucessfully but not limera1n app… recovered numerous times and attempted several diferent ways and pc’s with no luck. Using 4.2.1, and having no luck with, limera1n, blackra1n, greenp0ison, or redsn0w…

  • jajabor11

    instal cydia need too wifi ?? or net connection ??

  • lore

    my ipod touch wont turn on .. what do i do now??