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How to do a green poison jailbreak

The “untethered” green poison jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 is finally here, with some of the errors fixed and good to go for both Windows and Mac. This is great news especially for iPhone 4 and iPad users who have been waiting for just such a thing so they can customize their gadgets. The green poison jailbreak also works for iPhone 3GS and Apple TV 2G on iOS 4.2.1.

green poison jailbreakBut first, to clear misconceptions that some newbies may be laboring under, jailbreaking is not the same as unlocking. Even using the untethered green poison jailbreak will not unlock a locked phone. If are intent on lifting the carrier restrictions of your gadget, you’ll need to get unlocking software or have a professional do it for you. In general, you do need to use the green poison jailbreak  or similar first before you have your gadget unlocked, but not vice versa. However, for the iPhone4, you cannot upgrade to 4.2.1 iOS yet if you want to unlock your phone. This will upgrade the baseband and as of this writing, there no unlock for that yet. It sucks, I know, but if you don’t care about unlocking your iPhone at all, then the green poison jailbreak is your ticket to third party apps heaven.

The green poison jailbreak  is a work in progress, so for those who are faint of heart, please note that you may encounter some bugs that need to be fixed. In this version, which is the GreenPois0n RC5 2, some errors that have been reported, particularly the initialization error has been fixed.

But there are still mixed reviews on the performance of the green poison jailbreak , so you will need to take a leap of faith if you can’t wait for the “improved” versions that will surely come. If you’re not sure, check out alternatives in BestJailbreakSoftware. As always, when something bad happens, you can always restore via iTunes.

Now, for those brave enough to proceed, this is how to do the green poison jailbreak:

Well, that’s it. Good luck and hope you have no problems using the green poison jailbreak!

Author: Kaye Navarro

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