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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 206 Comments
    1. Verizon iPhone 4's Avatar
      Verizon iPhone 4 -
      no never had iphone and im talking about GP idk what you mean about wifi or host files
    1. eatarose's Avatar
      eatarose -
      I have yet to be able to get this to work. I follow the instructions, and all i get is "try again". what gives?

      also, as soon as i'm done with holding "home" for 15 seconds the phone goes dead and i need to restore it with itunes. it will not do anything, i can't even turn it on, i have to go back into itunes and start over. it has 4.2.1, with 5.11.07.
    1. Verizon iPhone 4's Avatar
      Verizon iPhone 4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eatarose View Post
      I have yet to be able to get this to work. I follow the instructions, and all i get is "try again". what gives?

      also, as soon as i'm done with holding "home" for 15 seconds the phone goes dead and i need to restore it with itunes. it will not do anything, i can't even turn it on, i have to go back into itunes and start over. it has 4.2.1, with 5.11.07.
      same happend to me.... the only time i got it to say jailbreak option was when i held home botton less than the 15 secs then it gave me jailbreak option.... but it didnt jailbreak.... idk i gotta keep at it... now when i do it... instead of going black... it gives me the itunes symbol tell me i need to restore this sucks
    1. nuggien's Avatar
      nuggien -
      FWIW, I had to run greenpois0n.app with sudo rights from the terminal in order to jailbreak my verizon iphone 4. Without sudo rights, it always failed.
    1. Verizon iPhone 4's Avatar
      Verizon iPhone 4 -
      well now everytime i try to put mine on dfu mode it just gets stuck on apple logo and when i plug in on itunes it boots it up again... this is what i do

      press and hold sleep for 3 secs

      then hold home botton for about 6 sec screen will shut off

      then i release sleep button while holding home and once i do that the apple logo comes on stays on until i open itunes then it boots to main screen... it happens everytime i try to jailbreak idk why
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      You need to hold home button for 10 seconds, not 6.
    1. Verizon iPhone 4's Avatar
      Verizon iPhone 4 -
      believe me ive held it for longer and the apple logo still comes let me try once more...
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Do it from the phone being on. Juts hold home and power button for exactly 10 seconds, then keep holding home for an additional 10 seconds. Then press jailbreak. Or press jailbreak and do this process, dont worry about the greenpoison countdown.
    1. Verizon iPhone 4's Avatar
      Verizon iPhone 4 -
      it worked finally!! i held home botton longer and it worked!!! thank god!!! finaly!!!! its jailbreaking as we speak!!!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Glad to hear it
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Verizon iPhone 4 View Post
      it worked finally!! i held home botton longer and it worked!!! thank god!!! finaly!!!! its jailbreaking as we speak!!!
      Nice!!!
    1. Verizon iPhone 4's Avatar
      Verizon iPhone 4 -
      thanks to everyone that give me hints...... for those that havent been able to do it just make sure you when your holding the sleep and home button you hold home button for the full 10 sec before releasing sleep button... that what i wasnt doing right
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      yup, that'll do it
    1. Verizon iPhone 4's Avatar
      Verizon iPhone 4 -
      now i gotta learn how to use cydia and how to get all them nice apps haha

      hope everyone else that has problems can get it to work.....

      has anyone downloaded make it mine app? i got it from cydia but it wont change the carrier name or banner.... anyone got it to work?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Make it Mine doesnt work on 4.2.1. You need fakecarrier (I believe it is called that).
    1. Verizon iPhone 4's Avatar
      Verizon iPhone 4 -
      ahh thanks will check that one out
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Verizon iPhone 4 View Post
      ahh thanks will check that one out
      OR you can get Clean Status and remove the carrier name and battery image plus other stuff in the status bar.

      Did u get SBSettings?
    1. Verizon iPhone 4's Avatar
      Verizon iPhone 4 -
      no i got fakecarrier all it allows you to do is just change carrier name nothing with battery or anything else... ill check it out too.... so what cool apps have you guys got?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Verizon iPhone 4 View Post
      no i got fakecarrier all it allows you to do is just change carrier name nothing with battery or anything else... ill check it out too.... so what cool apps have you guys got?
      Email me before getting these: [email protected]

      Parallax - scrolling panoramic wallpaper - must have

      Barrel - cool way for icons to transition between pgs - must have

      Clean Status
      SBSettings - must have
      Multifl0w & Backgrounder - YOU get to decide what multitasks

      MyWi - turns ur phone into a WiFi HotSpot (costs $20 but well worth it! It's paid for itself many times over) - must have

      Scrollingboard - infinite apps in folders & infinite scrolling Dock apps

      Safari Download Manager
      Attachment Saver
      Photomail

      Cydelete - must have
      Five-Column springboard
      Freemoji
      3Gunrestrictor - must have

      Quickreply - must have
    1. krisoy52001's Avatar
      krisoy52001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      So happy to have my Verizon iPhone 3 days early and already have it jailbroken!
      Seem like this guy had is iPhone before everyone else