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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. DevinDTA's Avatar
      DevinDTA -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman1701 View Post
      k, dumb question. I have a jailbroken 4.01(IP4), right now.
      I just do the 4.2.1 update that Itunes keeps trying to jam down my throat, then I use the GP JB?
      Can someone confirm this or point us in the right direction please?
    1. AnthonyGiola's Avatar
      AnthonyGiola -
      Quote Originally Posted by cjzielie View Post
      i tried greenpoison and now am trying to update and everytime it downloads the 4.2.6 it says network timeout while its verifying the download what do i do
      and its already downloaded the entire file
      Apple's servers are uber busy. Just wait till late at night when everyone here in the states is going to sleep
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      As the other thread is so long and my post probably wont get read I'll post it here and hopefully it'll help others.

      With the first release of GP I couldn't get the iPad to jailbreak. It kept coming up with an error then GP said it failed.
      The latest version (v4) worked nicely. It still came up with the same error but it passed it this time.
      I also got the waiting timeout 60000 error but just waited and it also passed that too.

      So anyone having trouble with the first GP release try this one and it should work now.
    1. redzombi2k's Avatar
      redzombi2k -
      Thats awsome, now i cant wait to see if there will be an unlock for this!
      -Hopeful sprint customer
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Quote Originally Posted by DevinDTA View Post
      Can someone confirm this or point us in the right direction please?
      If you or Spaceman1701 don't already know you shouldn't be jailbreaking anyway.
      The answer is obvious.
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by i3urger View Post
      Damn that was fast. It sucks for AT&T users though because we waited so long for it and Verizon got it just in time.
      Yeah but you forgot the fact that we, "AT&T" users, have had the iPhone since 2007 :P


      Sent from my iPhone 4 using ModMyi
    1. Uruuki's Avatar
      Uruuki -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tfost View Post
      Im upgrading my phone and rejailbreaking it just for the sick bootloader icon
      Me too...
    1. Spaceman1701's Avatar
      Spaceman1701 -
      Gee Naked Faerie, I really appreciate the tude. thanx
    1. cjzielie's Avatar
      cjzielie -
      still cant get DAMNIT
      and why does my deal say what's jailbreak cmon

      anybody have any other theories on why it would download the entire update and then go to verify, then say timeout -3259 error

      could it be because ive erased iphone 4 times and still cant get rid of the loader the freezes
    1. shawnmars's Avatar
      shawnmars -
      Quote Originally Posted by cjzielie View Post
      still cant get DAMNIT
      and why does my deal say what's jailbreak cmon

      anybody have any other theories on why it would download the entire update and then go to verify, then say timeout -3259 error

      could it be because ive erased iphone 4 times and still cant get rid of the loader the freezes
      The error code usually has to do with your host file on your computer. If you have ever used or ran Tiny umbrella it will change your host file. even if you haven't used TU a common fix is to go to your host file on your computer, drag the host file to your desktop, open as administrator and delete anything related to GS.APPLE, save the host file and place it back where you got it from. Then open itunes and try again.

      Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman1701 View Post
      k, dumb question. I have a jailbroken 4.01(IP4), right now.
      I just do the 4.2.1 update that Itunes keeps trying to jam down my throat, then I use the GP JB?
      Yes, that's all you have to do.
    1. Spaceman1701's Avatar
      Spaceman1701 -
      tried to update to 4.2 with itunes and now i have a phone that goes from trying to update to a brick. after the attempted update, i get a 1013 error and I get the connect to itunes message on my phone. tried this 3 times and once I updated it on a different computer, it updated.
      Gonna try JB again
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman1701 View Post
      tried to update to 4.2 with itunes and now i have a phone that goes from trying to update to a brick. after the attempted update, i get a 1013 error and I get the connect to itunes message on my phone. tried this 3 times and once I updated it on a different computer, it updated.
      Gonna try JB again
      Good luck!
    1. fryfone's Avatar
      fryfone -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman1701 View Post
      k, dumb question. I have a jailbroken 4.01(IP4), right now.
      I just do the 4.2.1 update that Itunes keeps trying to jam down my throat, then I use the GP JB?
      confirmed. do the update and then follow GP instructions. I would suggest holding home key until you see the data begin to scroll on your screen. I jb with rc5 b4. hope that helps

      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      If you or Spaceman1701 don't already know you shouldn't be jailbreaking anyway.
      The answer is obvious.

      wow... just wow
    1. Spaceman1701's Avatar
      Spaceman1701 -
      wont JB. GP tries and then says JB failed, try again.

      Edit: I restored from a back up after a sucessfull update then tried the JB. worked no problem and I am installing cydia
    1. cjzielie's Avatar
      cjzielie -
      Quote Originally Posted by shawnmars View Post
      The error code usually has to do with your host file on your computer. If you have ever used or ran Tiny umbrella it will change your host file. even if you haven't used TU a common fix is to go to your host file on your computer, drag the host file to your desktop, open as administrator and delete anything related to GS.APPLE, save the host file and place it back where you got it from. Then open itunes and try again.



      Yes, that's all you have to do.
      I dont have any gs.apple files in my notepad or host files at all so now what

      There has to be a host file created for apple right???
    1. shawnmars's Avatar
      shawnmars -
      Quote Originally Posted by cjzielie View Post
      I dont have any gs.apple files in my notepad or host files at all so now what
      There will not be a separate host file for apple. All you look for in the host file is if it has: 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com or you see. #127.0.0.1 gs.apple.com then delete those entries and save, then reboot and start iTunes. the only other thing is make sure the Internet options say No Proxy and not autodetect proxy. otherwise I don't know what else to do

      Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman1701 View Post
      wont JB. GP tries and then says JB failed, try again.

      Edit: I restored from a back up after a sucessfull update then tried the JB. worked no problem and I am installing cydia

      That's awesome, glad you got it, ENJOY
    1. Major Herbie's Avatar
      Major Herbie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman1701 View Post
      tried to update to 4.2 with itunes and now i have a phone that goes from trying to update to a brick. after the attempted update, i get a 1013 error and I get the connect to itunes message on my phone. tried this 3 times and once I updated it on a different computer, it updated.
      Gonna try JB again
      I got this error on my computer, I swapped to my wifes laptop and tried again and it worked fine.
    1. XFaega's Avatar
      XFaega -
      For those that want to preserve their basement on the i4 follow this.

      First you will need to get the latest version of tinyumbrella.

      Second download firmware 4.2.1 not from iTunes but from other sources ( google it )

      Third make sure shh blob is saved with tinyumbrella.

      Fourth run tinyubrella server.

      Fifth open iTunes and do not I repeat do not us update do a restore this is way you need to download 4.2.1.

      Sixth when ITunes is done you will get a error 1013 it's ok. Yes tinyumbrella will not kick i4 out of recovery.

      Seventh this is where you use GP to get you i4 out of recovery. Follow the instructions on GP and bam your i4 is JB and out of recovery and your Baseband is preserved.

      I can't take credit for this since I found this on the internet. Still on Baseband 1.59.0
    1. screamforme02's Avatar
      screamforme02 -
      I love this. Welcome to the Club Verizon!

      It's about Time.
    1. klikerashii's Avatar
      klikerashii -
      how unlock my iphone 4 4.2.1 03.10.01