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  • How To: Jailbreak the Verizon iPhone 4 with greenpois0n RC5 beta 4


    I posted earlier today about how I was able to jailbreak the Verizon iPhone 4 with an updated greenpois0n. Well, in no time at all, the update is now live and will jailbreak your brand new Verizon iPhone, and any other iDevice on firmware 4.2.1.

    NOTE: The new version (RC5 Beta 4) is currently only available for Mac OS X available for both Windows and Mac OS X now!
    • Step One: Head to greenpois0n.com and download the newest version
    • Step Two: Attach your iPhone to your computer, close iTunes if it opens.
    • Step Three: Open the greenpois0n app and follow the instructions for putting your device in DFU mode
    • Step Four: greenpois0n will recognize the device in DFU, and run its code, allowing for an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone. The phone will reboot after finishing, however, it will now have an animated boot logo that starts with the apple logo and morphs into the greenpois0n logo.
    • Step Five: On your springboard, you should find an app called 'Loader' which will download and install Cydia. Cydia might not appear directly after Loader finishes. A reboot worked for me.
    • Step Six: Open Cydia, and install updates as needed! Enjoy your jailbroken Verizon iPhone 4!!


    Let us know, if you have any problems, or if something doesn't work as indicated.

    You may find that some Cydia apps may not run perfectly yet, since the Verizon iPhone uses a modified firmware compared to the GSM version. It is expected that the two versions will sync up when iOS 4.3 is released. But for now, enjoy the jailbreak!

    Screenshots of various steps:



    This article was originally published in forum thread: How To: Jailbreak the Verizon iPhone 4 with greenpois0n RC5 beta 4 started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. BenJammin84's Avatar
      BenJammin84 -
      the loader wont open what should i do?
    1. danieltread86's Avatar
      danieltread86 -
      i got the white iphone 4 with verizon running 4.2.1 and ive tried jailbreaking off of jailbreakme.com and it says my device is not supported so i tried green poison and everything works fine until it reboots and it says i have to connect it to itunes so i connect it and it says i have to restore my phone anyone know why its not working or how to jailbreak it with this software on it
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Are you sure it isnt 4.2.10?
    1. danieltread86's Avatar
      danieltread86 -
      yes its the 4.2.10
      anyway to jailbreak this version or is there a way to take the latest update off my iphone so i can use jailbreakme.com???
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      There is a tethered jailbreak with redsnow but I hear it is quite buggy. No you cannot downgrade unless you have SHSH for lower firmware.
    1. weirdrubikscube's Avatar
      weirdrubikscube -
      do you have to have a Verizon account in order to jailbreak a Verizon iPhone ?

      I purchased a Verizon iPhone (instead of AT&T) on ebay by mistake and now I was thinking to jailbreaking it before selling it back to ebay, but I do not have a Verizon phone numaber.