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Feb042011

How to Jailbreak 4.2.1 iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad Untethered! (Windows & Mac) [Update: Now works with Verizon iPhone]


The Greenpois0n Jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 is finally here and I have a simple guide for you guys to follow. This now works for Windows and Mac and jailbreaks every device except iPhone 3G and it is untethered. And it now also will Jailbreak the Verizon iPhone! The video above explains everything that you will need to jailbreak your device. All the downloads and other info you will need will be inside this post.

Downloads:
Greenpois0n RC5 beta4: Mac - http://bit.ly/fGp7HL Windows - http://bit.ly/eK3goV

Notes:
- NOW WORKS WITH THE VERIZON IPHONE!!
- If you have used a previous jailbreak on your 4.2.1 device i suggest you restore your device to factory settings in iTunes before you do this guide. Just make sure you sync everything to your computer before it so you can sync it back once you are done. But DO NOT restore to a backup, this will put everything on your device that you don't want on it.
- works with ALL devices, except iPhone 3G. use redsn0w for that.
- if you have an unlocked iphone 4, DO NOT UPDATE YET.
- will this delete my music and apps? - no.
- if your anti-virus detects that greenpois0n is a virus turn it off and then do this jailbreak. its safe, i promise.
- if you hav any issues when jailbreaking hold the home and power buttons on your device until it reboots.


On with the guide!

1. Download Greenpois0n for your computer. Unzip the file by double clicking on it and open the Greenpois0n app.
2. Plug your device into your Mac via USB and open Greenpois0n.
3. Prepare to put your device into DFU mode. Greenpois0n gives you the steps to do this and will count down for you where the Greenpois0n logo is in the app.
4. Click Jailbreak. Wait 5 seconds and then hold the sleep button for 3 seconds. Without releasing the sleep button press the home button and hold both of those for 10 seconds. Next release the sleep button while still holding the home button.
5. Continue holding the home button. You're device will show a white screen and text will begin scrolling on your device. Once your device starts rebooting you can then release the home button.
6. Now on your device open the Loader app, tap to install Cydia and let it do its thing.
7. Your device is now Jailbroken.

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Reader Comments (165)

Hey Ty why does greenpois0n crash when it tries to install?

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBK

Thanks alot Ty one day i wanna be like you, ur like a role model.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEezy way

hi ty
i downloaded disk aid and when i opened it, it said that this is an illegal copy and that i have to register it
any chance you know how to bypass this?
thnx

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanks

hey
i jail broke my iphone and did the fix loader stuff, then it said remove loader from phone once i finished or cancel
so i clicked ok and now i dont have cydia or loader what should i do ?

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercurtis

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blargh! I can't even get greenpois0n to open after I downloaded it!

"The application greenpois0n quit unexpectedly."

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGarrett

TYYY, thanks so much but i didnt do it right and my phone is frozen! i put it into dfu first, then pressed jailbreak and i got my iphone 3gs frozen on the terminal screen! IT is not responding in itunes, should i unplug it and try to reboot or what? P.S. im not a noob to jailbreaking, ive been doing it to my itouch scense 1.1.4

If you could get back to me that would be great cuase im freaking out.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkyle buckley

ok, ty i just waited it out for 20 mins or so.....
it finally rebooted by it self...
rejailbroke my 3gs...
it works....
thanks for the tutorial

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkyle buckley

After downloading greenpois0n from the link you put, it repeatedly crashes instantly after opening! Any ideas on how to fix this? Any help would be apreciated.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

hello i did the new 4.2.1 jailbreak on a ipod touch 4 and i open loader and i click install cydia and then it downloads it and says complete then i get out of loader and cydia is nowhere to be seen please help.

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermitch

hi
just want to ask if u can upload the file onto another websites.. such as mediafire..(no megaupload plz)
coz it says that" This service is temporarily not available from your service area."
plz =]

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArthur

I had a problem jail breaking my Ipad. i downloaded greenposi0n and jail-broke my iphone 4 with no problems.
I updated the ipad to 4.2.1 then i tried to jailbreak it, i followed the instruction and it went in dfu mode the screen went white and greenpois0n error message said failed. i have tried doing it with out restoring my profile and apps but still the same results. Could the update for IOS 4.2.1 be at fault or could it be the ipad it self. It is a 64gd wifi only Ipad. PLEASE HELP

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarcoMac

hey ty, i prviously have a tethered jailbreak on my iphone, when i try to restore it in itunes it gives me a error saying i dont have the correct firmware build or something of the sort..
what should i do? because i tried green poison once and it just got stuck with a loading bar

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertrevor

Hi Ty! Can you please me out? I can't open the greenpois0n at all. I tried many many times. The message is that 'The Greenpois0n quit unexpectedly.' please tell me how to fix it. I also try to fix by terminal but still get the same message. Please please and thanks.

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNgeap Lee

it says it downloads but doesn't appear

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhudson

I have a iPhone 3G and when I try to put it in DFU-mode, the phone just turns off. I do exactly what's said in the greenpois0n app...

Why is this, you know?

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMartin

This program is cool! You write this very good! Also, I will search at youtube more about this! Thanks a lot

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew C. Kriner

hey ty, i saw your video on TextNow and i downloaded it and i now have got a number and i also have minutes for calling. If i jailbreak my ipod touch 4g (running on 4.2.1 as of right now) will i be able to keep the same number and still have my minutes after the jailbreak process has completed?

thanks for everything

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTaso K

ty everytime i open up greenposion it closes itunes and wont let me jailbreak my ipod successfuly and i have to keep restoring my ipod every time i open up itunes. pleas help me

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentereymard

hey ty
Have jailbroken my iphone ( great tutorial by the way )
how can i unlock it to accept different network sims ???
from UK

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrob

cydia does not accept sources!why???!?!!?

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRonnyn

Okay I think I messed up. I have 3gs 4.2.1 (06.15.00) jailbroken with redsn0w tethered. I messed up by trying restoring my iphone and it didn't work. Now its on recovery mode. I tried redsn0w again, it didn't work and it is also not restoring through itunes. What can be done about it now... Please help...

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVikx

How long does it take to show the text on the phone... mine on a mac keeps on showing jailbreaking and nothing else... Help

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

Will thus work on windows xp

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAjeetpal

Hey... it worked.. but deleted my app store?

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

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