iOS 4.2 LR/GP Jailbreak 4 life?

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  1. shithead

    shithead New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Now Geohot released his LimeRa1n and ChronicDev (or who will) will release GreenPois0n later, the jailbreak scene is back on the internet!

    But there's one thing I don't really understand and that's the "Jailbreak for life" thingie.

    If I am correct, this was the case too for all iOS devices which were released before iPhone3GS (new bootrom). Sadly, I was lucky to get an iPhone 3GS with new bootrom (sarcasm).

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    Ok, my question is, what do they mean with "jailbreak for life" with the new jailbreak tools?
    Does it mean if Apple releases iOS 4.2 that we just can update our devices and run LimeRa1n or GreenPois0n again and that's it?

    If that's the case, why is the current LimeRa1n (beta4) not working on 4.2 beta?


    Dunno, but I really need an explanation on this. Please help me!

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    Thanks in advance

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    Ok, never mind: I've found some answers on this ^^
  2. thekwlman11

    thekwlman11 New Member

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    Limera1n doesn't work on the betas. You'll have to downgrade to 4.1 for it to work.
  3. Deviant

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    They dont support betas, as the betas are updated every couple of weeks it would just be a waste of time
  4. shithead

    shithead New Member

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    Thanks for your replies!

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    But if this exploit works on every current device with the same bootrom, why can't the exploit be used to jailbreak the new beta's?
    I mean, the beta's can't update the bootrom, right?
  5. Deviant

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    The exploit is how they get the program in, the program actually has to be compatible with the firmware
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    oh i see.
    Thanks for th explanation

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  7. TechDudeGeorge

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    It basically means when the GM/Final of the OS is released, they know the exploit to use to make the jailbreak. So in November once we see the final of 4.2, a week or so later we should have a working jailbreak. And so on, until we get new bootrooms. Which will likely start with the new iPad, next year. (If there is one)
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    Jailbroken for life in this case means that Apple can't block tethered jailbreaks on the current A4 devices, however another exploit will be needed to turn it from a tethered jailbreak to an untethered one on 4.2
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    Hopefully Comex has a few more userlands up his sleeve.
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    Here is an interesting post from Musclenerd on twitter:
    Think we've figured out a way to extend PwnageTool+limera1n+@comex hacks to untethered JBs for all future A4 firmwares

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