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Greenpois0n iOS 4.1 jailbreak released, but only for Windows

Yesterday brought us limeral1n, and today we have greenpois0n from the Chronic Dev Team! You can now jailbreak your iPhone 4 and 3GS, iPod touch (3rd and 4th generations), and the iPad. A future release will let you jailbreak your 2nd generation iPod touch and Apple TV!

This is a delayed release that's wrapped in controversy: Geohot, the creator of limeral1n, has apparently been a very naughty boy. Because of Geohot's antics -- he released his exploit too soon -- greenpois0n was forced to use limeral1n's iOS 4.1 USB boot ROM jailbreak exploit rather than their ace-in-the-hole SHAtter. Both jailbreak kits are Windows-only, with Linux and Mac support hopefully "coming soon."

Mac users can use Boot Camp, or another virtualization tool like VMware or VirtualBox, to install Windows -- and thus jailbreak their iOS 4.1 device.

[thanks to Gk for the tip!]

Tags: boot rom, bootrom, chronic dev team, ChronicDevTeam, exploit, geohot, greenpois0n, hack, jailbreak

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