GreenPois0n Jailbreaks iOS 4.1

It’s looking like things are wrapping up in Jailbreak land. Jailbreakers have been waiting for a new Jailbreak ever since Apple released iOS 4.1 a month ago. But it seems that wait is over. Chronic Dev Team member P0sixninja tweeted earlier today that the Greenpois0n jailbreak may make its debut on the interwebs this Sunday, October 10th, at 10:10:10 AM GMT (that’s 5:10:10 AM for all you Chicagoans).

If you’ve bought any of Apple’s latest products, congratulations. You’re able to use the Greenpois0n jailbreak. That’s right. Only 4th generation devices such as iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 4 (and possibly the latest AppleTV) will be getting the jailbreak. For everyone else (myself included), you’ll have some more waiting to do. If you were looking for another excuse to buy the iPhone 4, here it is.

It’s my guess that the jailbreak will be live on the Greenpois0n website this Sunday. So get bookmarking. Once you have the jailbreak on your iDevice, there’s no software patch Apple can release to fix it. That’s because this jailbreak uses a method called SHAtter which is a low level bootrom exploit. Only a hardware update (read: new iPhone) would be able to “fix” the jailbreak.

So all you jailbreakers with your 4th gen iDevices will be having a grand ol’ time with GameCenter while all us with 3rd gen iDevices will be crying all day Sunday.

Update: Due to the release of Limera1n, the Chronic Dev Team has decide to not release GreenPois0n. I’m not going to get into the politics of it all, but just know that Geohot released Limera1n after using an exploit that was given to him by Comex of the iPhone Dev Team. As you know, GreenPois0n was expected to be released on 10/10/10, but Geohot released Limera1n the day before. It wouldn’t make sense for the Chronic Dev Team to reveal it’s exploit to Apple in addition to Limera1n’s exploit. You can read more about Chronic Dev Team’s decision to delay GreenPois0n here.

Patrick is the founder and editor-in-chief of pinglio. He works as a system administrator and studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently lives in Chicago with his girlfriend and two dogs.