Greenpois0n Jailbreak Confusion, Your Questions Answered


Yesterday posixninja a member of the Chronic dev team announced that their jailbreak tool GreenPois0n would be released on Oct. 10th. With that simple ETA given the twittosphere blew up with questions yet to be answered.

Listed below are the answers to all your questions regarding unlocking, jailbreaking, device compatability with the new Greenpois0n jailbreaking tool:

  • Q: Will this jailbreak all i-devices?
  • A: No it will not, Greenpois0n will only jalbreak the latest generation of i-devices (ipod touch 4, iphone 4, ipad, Apple Tv)
  • Q: Will this unlock the iphone 4?
  • A: No this is only a jailbreak, you must stay on firmware 4.0.1 if you want to retain your unlock and wait until the iphone dev team releases pwnagetool to update and preserve your baseband or until a different way to unlock comes.
  • Q: Is this a tethered jailbreak or untethered?
  • A: With the help oc comex and another userland exploit it will be an untethered jalbreak only after doing a little extra work.
  • Q:Will this hacktivate my i-device (get it past the connect to itunes screen)?
  • A: Yes it supports hactivation meaning you don’t need an official sim card to activate the i-device.
  • Q:What about us older i-device owners why don’t we have a jailbreak (ipod touch 3g, iphone 3gs new bootrom)?
  • A: Unfortunately the SHAtter exploit the Greenpois0n jailbreak uses only works on newer i-devices as the exploit is based on the new A4 chip. Those with an older i-device are going to have to wait and see if the upcoming dev team jailbreak tools work with your device.

To get the latest up to date information you can follow @ChronicDev on twitter (Link) or check out their official site  If we missed anything feel free to leave a comment.


  • dj.noctis

    OMG.. I CANT WAIT… :))

  • khan1989

    Comex has another userland exploit up his sleeve for 4.2, which he will release than, only problem is, until then, our iphone 3gs users (new bootrom) are stuck without a jailbreak.

    • Cisw

      Is it true? Theres another userland JB for 4.2?

      Awesome. ;)

  • Francisville

    very well Q&A explanation kudos dev team!!!!


    Cheers for that! Unfortunately I'm still on the 3gs (refusing to buy 4 until they sort their antenna – but it seems that they aren't! :()

    Lets hope pwnage tool comes out with a jb for us lot!

  • Capo

    iPhoneSpot Team

    Only other thing I would include is what website to go to and whether or not if it’s a jailbreak you can do right from the device or if it requires a computer like Redsn0w or Pwnagetool

  • lilmikey

    WTF no jailbreak for 3gs

  • tony

    will only work for iphone 4 and ipod 4 thats sucks what about 3g, 3gs ipod 2 and ipod 3

  • tony

    geo hot is back he is going to kick greepois0n ass go geo go

  • Peter

    What a jerk, George Hotz is !