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How to Jailbreak iPod Touch 3G / 4G on iOS 4.0, iOS 4.1 with Limera1n [Video Tutorial]

Limera1n release has hit the jailbreak arena with a surprise. Geohot released Limera1n just before Chronic Dev-Team was about to release its SHAtter based GreenPois0n tool. Limera1n tool can jailbreak iOS 4.0 and iOS 4.1 on all 3rd and 4th Gen iDevices including iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G. Currently Limera1n is only available for Windows and cannot jailbreak iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G. Below is the guide to jailbreak iOS 4.0, 4.1 on iPod Touch 4G, 3G.

Steps to Jailbreak iPod Touch 3G, 4G on iOS 4.0, 4.1 using Limera1n:

  1. Download Limera1n tool from here.
  2. It's recommended to backup your data on iPod Touch with iTunes before using Limera1n.
  3. Connect your iPod Touch with computer via USB cable.
  4. Before you proceed with jailbreak, make sure that your iPod Touch is on stock iOS 4.0 or iOS 4.1.
  5. Launch Limera1n.exe you just downloaded and click "make it ra1n" button.
  6. Limera1n Screenshot

  7. Limera1n will put your iPod Touch in recovery mode.
  8. Limera1n Entering Recovery

  9. Once in the recovery mode, you will see following iTunes logo on your iPod Touch screen.
  10. iPhone Recovery Mode

  11. Now you will need to put your iPod Touch in DFU mode. Hold Home+Power buttons simultaneously to begin the process to enter in DFU.
  12. Home+Power Button Limera1n

  13. After few seconds, you will see the following message on iPod Touch "release power button". Do as instructed, release the Power button as soon as you see this message but keep holding Home button.
  14. Release Power Button Limera1n

  15. Hold Power button till you see following message on Limera1n.
  16. Limera1n DFU Mode

  17. Once your iPod Touch is in DFU mode, Limera1n logo will appear on your iPod Touch screen indicating that jailbreak is in progress.
  18. limera1n logo

  19. Wait till you see following message indicating that your device has been successfully jailbroken.
  20. Limera1n Jailbreak Done
    Limera1n Jailbreak Final Message

That's all! Now you should have your iPod Touch 3G, 4G fully jailbroken on iOS 4.0, 4.1. Tap on Limera1n logo on your iPod Touch and install Cydia. Make sure your device is connected to internet before installation.

Video Tutorial:

Update1: Jailbreak iOS 4.1, iOS 4.0 on iPhone 4, 3GS with Limera1n [Video Tutorial]
Update2: Jailbreak iPad on iOS 3.2.2 with Limera1n [Video Tutorial]
Update3: Jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone, iPod Touch, Apple TV & iPad with PwnageTool 4.1
Update4: Jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 4/3GS/3G, iPod Touch 4G/3G/2G & iPad with Redsn0w
Update5: Guide to Jailbreak iOS 4.1 & iOS 3.2.2 on Windows with Sn0wbreeze 2.1

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    Nicola10 years, 1 month ago

    i dont get the Limera1n logo appearing on myiPod Touch screen indicating that jailbreak is in progress, and it seems to stay on the DFU mode…wait screen for a long time and then doesnt do anythin – where am i going wrong?


      Pramod10 years, 1 month ago

      Use Redsn0wRC19 to jailbreak your iPT if your on iOS 4.1 or higher.

    KONG10 years, 5 months ago

    I know it sound crazy, but i did from start to finish everything goes smooth and at the end right after turn the phone back on there is no limera1n at all. reboot 6 times still no luck.

    KONG10 years, 5 months ago

    hi, i try to download limera1n and get this. If you came here from the limera1n website be sure you aren’t blocking HTTP referrers. Some firewalls and browser plugins do this.