Up until now, iOS4.2.1 users could only tether’ jailbreak their iTouch device. A tethered’ jailbreak is a temporary jailbreak and will last only until a reboot. After rebooting, the jailbreak will be lost and the user will again need to jailbreak his iTouch using a PC/Mac. Now, the Chronic Dev. Team has finally released a tethered jailbreak for iTouch devices running iOS4.2.1.
Today, the Chronic Dev. Team tool GreenPois0n was updated to RC5 which will allow users to jailbreak their iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G/4G and the iPad running on iOS 4.2.1. Unlike Redsn0w, users don’t need SHSH blobs of any previous iOS version to jailbreak. Users, who already have tethered’ jailbroken their iTouch, can directly use GreenPois0n to jailbreak their device.
iPhone 4 owners who are new to the jailbreaking scene and have unlocked their device are recommended to stay away from this jailbreak. They may accidentally update their baseband while updating to iOS 4.2.1 thus losing their unlock. They are suggested to use TinyUmbrella to preserve their baseband whilst upgrading to iOS 4.2.1.
Sadly, at the moment GreenPois0n is only available for Mac. A PC and Windows version is in the pipeline and should be coming soon. Mac owners simply need to download GreenPois0n from here and follow the on-screen instructions.
As of roughly one hour ago, the Chronic-Dev team have released greenpois0n with support for OS X, Windows and Linux. A few days late, but revised to ensure integral system exploits aren’t unnecessarily exposed to Apple, users of all popular platforms can now free their iOS devices.
Greenpois0n is an alternative to Limera1n, that uses the same exploit delivery and payload as geohot’s tool but built by the Chronic Dev Team. It allows users to jailbreak the iPhone 4 and 3GS as well as variants of the iPad and iPod Touch devices running 4.1. Not much separates these 2 applications from a users point of view, however greenpois0n is said to be more stable and have better support, coming from a team who have been on the iPhone scene since the beginning.
If you run into any issues, the team is available in #greenpois0n on irc.chronic-dev.org for questions and limited support.
It was just yesterday that we told you about Geohot making a comeback to the iTouch jailbreaking scene with limera1n. Today, Geohot has released his latest jailbreaking tool limera1n. The application will allow users to jailbreak iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad (3.2), iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch 4G running on iOS 4.0/4.1. limera1n is an untethered jailbreak (thanks to comex) which will jailbreak your iTouch device for life. As of now, the application is available only for Windows with the Mac version coming soon.
The application should technically also support Apple TV. However, due to the release of limera1n the Chronic Dev team had to push back their release of GreenPois0n. As stated earlier– limera1n and GreenPois0n use different boot rom exploits to jailbreak the various iTouch devices from Apple.
The Chronic Dev team did this because they did not want to waste’ the SHAtter’ boot rom exploit and let Apple win the cat and mouse’ game.
Nearly three months ago, we had reported that Geohot has decided to ditch the iTouch jailbreak scene. Now Geohot is all set to make a comeback to the iTouch jailbreaking scene with his latest tool Limera1n. This new tool from Geohot will be able to jailbreak all the various iTouch devices including the iPhone 4. Limera1n will be released on 10/11/10 i.e. on October 11; exactly a year after blackra1n was released.
However, the Chronic-Dev team is not happy with this move from Geohot. The Chronic Dev team will also be releasing a new jailbreaking tool GreenPois0n. The tool will be able to jailbreak all the iTouch devices running on iOS 4.1 and will be released on 10/10/10 at 10:10:10. Both Limera1n and GreenPois0n will jailbreak all the iTouch devices for life using boot rom exploits. Geohot’s Limera1n will be using a different boot rom exploit than the SHAtter’ exploit being used by Chronic Dev team.
The Chronic Dev team wants Geohot to save his new boot rom exploit for the next generation iPhone and iPad.