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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. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I wonder how many new members will get in the next few weeks that are on VZW..?
    1. amadorDIEGO's Avatar
      amadorDIEGO -
      Can someone confirm that CYDIA apps work?
    1. SoCal Railroader's Avatar
      SoCal Railroader -
      Mine's out for delivery this morning, woo hoo! I'm not new though, I had an iPhone 3GS and and iPhone 4 on AT&T, I sold both and am using a Captivate (Galaxy S) on them now, this Verizon iPhone 4 is taking the place of a Droid X.

      UKIAH, CA, USA
      Tuesday, February 8, 2011 7:16 AM
      OUT FOR DELIVERY
      Tuesday, February 8, 2011 7:00 AM
      ARRIVAL SCAN

      I got mine from the Apple store, so it came directly from the factory in China, no day old bread here! I Jailbroke both of those, and will do this one too, thanks to all the people and hard work that made this possible! I also have rooted my Captivate, I root and Jailbreak, stickin' it to the man baby lol
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Just FYI for people getting an error while updating: if you have ever had WiFi Sync installed on your computer, you need to uninstall it. It can cause this error along w/ the host file.
    1. dscottjr81's Avatar
      dscottjr81 -
      Last night I was stuck in the restore and update process of 4.2.6 and recovery all night. I think its because i changed the "gs apple" line with tex editor before because I couldnt get out of recovery when I did a jailbreak with limerain on 4.2 on my att iphone. Does changing the gs apple line affect itunes because when I used my old dell that Ive never changed gs apple or jailbroke on before and it worked? Also my girlfriends mac wouldnt update it and restore 4.2.6 and I also changed the same line.
    1. sickntired1821's Avatar
      sickntired1821 -
      does this work with AT&T iphone 4's?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by sickntired1821 View Post
      does this work with AT&T iphone 4's?
      Yes, just did mine 2 nights ago.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      wow GUYS quit using make it mine , every one knows you cant unlock iPHONE for verizon .................
    1. DevinDTA's Avatar
      DevinDTA -
      Quote Originally Posted by amadorDIEGO View Post
      Can someone confirm that CYDIA apps work?
      Mine are not. Cydia has no repos listed and crashes everytime I try to get to the changes tab. It also doesn't recognize the modmyi repo. I've rebooted and still same results. I'd like to know if it's working fine for anyone else. I'm restoring right now. :-/
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      wow GUYS quit using make it mine , every one knows you cant unlock iPHONE for verizon .................
      Make It Mine is also for downgrading, not just unlocking. Actually, I don't think it's related to unlocking at all but I could be wrong.
    1. sykeck's Avatar
      sykeck -
      hi guys,

      is it possible to get back the normal apple bootlogo. i dont like this appleskull thing^^

      thx
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by sykeck View Post
      hi guys,

      is it possible to get back the normal apple bootlogo. i dont like this appleskull thing^^

      thx
      ^GP Animate Disabler

      This will tell u where to get it:
      http://www.underthepurplesky.com/201...enpois0n-rc-5/
    1. SoCal Railroader's Avatar
      SoCal Railroader -
      Quote Originally Posted by DevinDTA View Post
      Mine are not. Cydia has no repos listed and crashes everytime I try to get to the changes tab. It also doesn't recognize the modmyi repo. I've rebooted and still same results. I'd like to know if it's working fine for anyone else. I'm restoring right now. :-/
      That's not good, Cydia and Rock are two of the main reasons I Jailbreak.
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      I upgraded my 3.2 iPad to 4.2.1 did JB with Greenpois0n. did restore with apt get method cydia installed most apps working ,
      few don't (MIM - can substitute fakecarrier for this,wicarrier - one my favs no substitute)
      bosspaper works - little quirky, sometime when you install a cydia app it seems to loose it place and you have to restart.
      WallpaperAutochanger doesn't work
      folderenhancer - works
      infiboard - works
      infidock - works
    1. TheOnlyest's Avatar
      TheOnlyest -
      I'm still trying to figure out WHY I upgraded to 4.2.1!! I was on 4.1.2 and had no issues.
      NOW, I screwed with this thing all night while my i4 refused to restore (until I found the host file trick) then getting everything from Cydia back on it... Now I have no new functions or features, I had to move and rename half of my theme files, and my phone randomly crashes to safe mode or reboots at every 1/2 hour or so.
      The only consistent crash I have is, every time I close the settings app.

      So far i'm lovin 4.2.1!! :-/
    1. amadorDIEGO's Avatar
      amadorDIEGO -
      Any other Cydia Apps that work? Like winterboard
    1. axb500's Avatar
      axb500 -
      Is it advisable to upgrade from a 4.0 Dev Team jailbreak to a 4.2.1 Greenpo1son jailbreak on an AT&T phone? I'd like to know if there are many known problems occurring with Cydia applications with the upgrade. I have most Cydia programs running and want to know if it's worth the trouble or better to keep my current 4.0 jailbreak.

      Thanks.
    1. patisback's Avatar
      patisback -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Hi actually it was made by me... so if you wan the latest info on this tweak, visit GreenPois0n Animation Disabler 1.0-1 : iCr8zy.
      Thanks!
    1. Spaceman1701's Avatar
      Spaceman1701 -
      Well.....after turning my IP4 into a brick 4 times, using 2 computers and 4 restores, I got it updated and JB'in.
      To cure the 1013 error, I used a different computer to wipe, restore amd update my IP4.
      Then I went back to my computer, restored from a backup and then JB from there.
      Works perfectly now.
      I have to completely redo all of my cydia apps, which completely sucks. lol. Trying to remember what all the tweaks and utilities I had.

      Good Luck to all.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by patisback View Post
      Hi actually it was made by me... so if you wan the latest info on this tweak, visit GreenPois0n Animation Disabler 1.0-1 : iCr8zy.
      Thanks!
      Even better!!! Follow that link! Good job BTW and thanx for helping the community!