limera1n is available earlier than the SHAtter exploit…oh gosh [UPDATE x 3]

  • October 9, 2010 4:42 pm

Well, Geohot did it. He released his jailbreak limera1n earlier than SHAtter to “get them to do the right thing.” The right thing being not release SHAtter to leave us with a future jailbreak for other devices. The only thing limera1n has going for it is the fact that it is for all devices. It is available at limera1n for download. I really don’t like posting about this, but I have to let all of you know.

Please don’t use this jailbreak. It uses an unstable tether very much against the wishes of comex and the dev team. Comex trusted Geohot not to release, and not to steal their untethered exploit. Geohot went ahead and used it, released it before SHAtter, and did so without it being fully tested or stable. He basically just screwed everyone. He can say it was for a good reason all he wants. But in the end, this does more hurt than good.

Please wait for SHAtter to be released tomorrow (if it still will be). I don’t recommend using limera1n in the near future, or at the very least, until someone can say whether it is 100% working and not a rushed beta jailbreak. I’ll keep you all update in the following hours as well as tomorrow when SHAtter was scheduled to be released.

Also, so you know, limera1n wasn’t designed to be untethered for older iDevices, so those on 3gs and iPod 3g and earlier beware.

Update

Well, Geohot has really screwed everything up this. POsixninja has given 3 options : A) Not release greenpois0n, B) Burn a second bootrom expoit, or C) Break our ETA and implement geo’s exploit

Burning a second bootrom exploit isn’t really recommended, there is a possibility that Apple won’t fix anything, and we can use this in future devices, BUT, limera1n is unstable and the untethered aspect isn’t the best, and isn’t really ideal for older devices. What do you all suggest they do? At this point, it is really hard to say. I know myself, I want to be at 4.1 and jailbroken, but I’ll forgo it if it means there is no release tomorrow. I’d rather have a good release 4 months or whatever down the road, instead of a shotty release now.

Thanks Geohot, you have gone down in the books as a class A douche. Please, don’t donate to this prick

Update x 2

known bugs:
need to restart to get the Cydia icon to show up after installing Cydia
some people still don’t have windows
beta iOS versions aren’t supported
uninstall in limera1n app doesn’t work, you can just delete the blackra1n.app directory, i need regression testing
iPod Touch 2G support coming soon
for 3G, use redsn0w
limera1n app is a white box, i know. use it anyway

Update x 3

changelog
BETA1 - first release
BETA2 - fixed kernel patching magic, rerun BETA2+ over BETA1
BETA3 - fixed new bootrom 3GS



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  • Ryan

    GeoHot is such as asshat. I’m so pissed off that he did this. Piece of shit, no one should donate any money to him.

  • Select

    I jus jailbroke my iPod touch 3G with L1merain an it’s fine. :) hawhawhawhaw

    Thanks geo.