Saturday, October 9, 2010

How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G Using Limera1n (Windows)

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G using Limera1n for Windows. Limera1n supports iOS 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, and 4.1.

Step One
Open your web browser of choice and navigate to Click the Download for Windows link at the bottom of the screen.

Step Two
When prompted save the download to your desktop

Step Three
Double click the limera1n.exe file from the desktop to launch the application

Step Four
Click the large make it ra1n button

Step Five
You iPhone will now be placed in recovery mode.

Press both the power and the home buttons.

When Limera1n asks you to, release the power button.

Your phone will now be in DFU mode

As limera1n performs its exploit you will see the image of a lime raindrop on your iPhone.

Limera1n will let you know when it is complete.

Step Six
After you power back on your iPhone you will see a new icon on the SpringBoard entitled limera1n. Press it to continue.

Step Seven
Once Limera1n opens select Cydia then press the Install button at the top right of the screen.

Step Eight
Once the Cydia installation has completed you must reboot your iPhone.

Step Nine
When your iPhone has restarted you can run Cydia. Let it do all the necessary updates.

NOTE*: To remove the limera1n icon from your desktop you can install CyDelete from Cydia then use it to delete the application. Eventually this capability should be present in limera1n itself.

***A big thanks goes everyone who made this jailbreak possible.

*thanks iclarified*

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- Posted using my iPhone 4


  1. tried to jailbreak my iphone 3gs and failed to do so. the limerain drop and icon didn't appear.

  2. me too, it's not work on my iphone 3gs os4.1, it doesn't appear limerain icon when it finish.

  3. I have also tried this on on my touch 3g, and it doesn't even show the rain drop like it says, when it should be installing the jailbreak, and it doesn't appear on the springboard either.

  4. there is a new beta4 of limera1n and it should work for the new bootrom iphone 3gs try it again. please dont forget that the iphone det team have suggested that you wait until greepois0n is released to save any possible unlock.

  5. i am not having any success either, i have a iphone 4 running 4.0.2 installed from apple.
    the icon never appears...

  6. also does not work for ipod2G mc model. Icon wont appeat.

  7. limera1n RC1b - successful on both my ipad 3.2.2 and iphone 4g 4.0.2 ... didnt upgrade to 4.1 coz cant find the ipsw file after 4.1 restore zipped file download and extracted

  8. It worked figured where the download link problem was in my firefox.

  9. Worked fine for me. (Not a fake comment) I was actually thinking it was complicated. I still dont really know how to use winterboard though :/

  10. Downloaded limerain, blah blah. Tried to put it on my iPod 3g 3.1 crap. Limerain icion appeared, then I tried to reboot my ipod, now it wont get past the apple screen. (Limerain icon dissapeared and is now only the apple symbol.) What do I dooo~

  11. work perf fine for me on iphone 4, cant wait to explore expensive apps =x

  12. @playfor_plagues

    Put your ipod into recovery mode (look it up on google) and restore it through itunes

  13. hi i have an ipod touch 4g 4.1 and i have jailbreaked with limerain but i cant download themes or anything with Cydia please help as its for my son for xmas.

  14. i've already followed the instruction but the icon didn't shown. already tried for 4 times, but it was still the same. can anyone help me?

  15. Dose it works for  ipod touch Version 4.3.5(8L1)?

  16. This has got to be the most best tutorial EVER!

  17. what do i do my ipod wont turn on and the jailbreak didnt work

  18. Place the iPod into dfu mode and restore the iPod, dfu mode tutorial can be found near the bottom of the page.

    1. thank u! but now how do i jailbreak it, all it says is waiting for device and wont do anything?

  19. thank u! but now how do i jailbreak it, all it says is waiting for device and wont do anything?

  20. what do i do my ipod has been sitting in dfu mode for about 5 minuutes

  21. Did you connect it to iTunes and pressed restore