GreenPois0n vs. Limera1n: Which iOS 4.1 Jailbreak tool will first unlock iPhone 4 for Mac users? (Since Greenpois0n jailbreak for Linux is out)

October 14, 2010, By Shawn Wagnon

The wait was supposed to end on last Sunday, when Greepois0n promised us the iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Tool and we were very much buoyed for it. But then George Hotz (GeoHot) surprised them, and us, with the release of his Limera1n jailbreak following which the Chronic Dev Team decided wisely to preserve its SHAtter exploit so that it could be used if Apple patched up Limera1n. Today we witnessed the release of Greenpois0n iOS 4.1 jailbreak for Linux users. So who will be the first to provide Mac users with what they so desperately want?

First off, let us put this out very clearly and say that after today it is Greenpois0n back in the front seat with GeoHot still not releasing a Linux version of the jailbreak. So in a very simple sense it is Greenpois0n-2 and Limera1n-1. But we already saw how quickly that could all change.

While being completely impartial even at this point, early reports from people who have tried the jailbreak indicate that Geenpois0n is still the preferred version and the Chronic Dev Team has earned the trust of millions across the globe, which sees its jailbreak well ahead. Those who have tried the Windows version still say that it is not as simple and straightforward as one might expect and you do have one or two ‘heart in the mouth’ moments before your iPhone 4 is back up.

The users have also said that they had to bootcamp Windows to actually make Limera1n work, though those who did use it are happy with what they have. So who will actually get the iOS 4.1 Jailbreak for Mac out first? At this point we are betting on the Chronic Dev Team.

If all goes well then it might be just days before Greenpois0n’s iOS 4.1 jailbreak for Mac is indeed out and that should give them some satisfaction at ‘payback’. But never count out George Hotz; he has shocked us before and could do it again… Either way it is the users who win hands down in this war!

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