GeekSn0w – Tethered Jailbreak For iOS 7.1 (iPhone 4 Only). As we earlier informed you about an option to perform a tethered Jailbreak on iPhone 4 devices with iOS 7.1, yesterday another hacker comes around with its own tool. The tool is called GeekSn0w and it is very easy to use.
This tool is as easy as it can be. At the moment there’s only a Windows version of the jailbreak tool available. The Mac version should be released within the next week, so even our Mac users could get in touch with it. The actual release version still seems to have some problems with the Cydia installation, but should being shortly fixed, as the Italian dev (BlackGeek) already told on twitter. The latest release of GeekSn0w v.2.9.1 has been released and is now available to download (see our Download Section!). At the release v2.9.1 some problems with Cydia and other stuff have been finally fixed now.
The tool could be easily downloaded right away from the page: GeekSn0w.
Beware: This is only a tethered jailbreak and you will need a computer to boot your iPhone whenever it has to reboot!
Now let us head over to the more interesting part of it – the Jailbreak itself. Below we also embedded a really nice video at which you could also see the steps being made by the tool.
Before you can proceed and Jailbreak your iPhone 4, you will need to download and install the latest edition on both JDK 32-bit (Java Development Kit) and .NET Framework.
- Download the GeekSn0w utility, place the file on your desktop and run the executable as an Administrator.
- Inside of GeekSn0w, click “Jailbreak,” followed by the specific model of your iPhone 4(i.e. GSM, GSM Revision A or CDMA) – if you’re unsure, visit Apple’s support page. At this point, you’ll need to enter DFU mode by following the basic instructions listed below:
- Press and hold both the home and power buttons for a total of ten seconds.
- Release the power button and continue holding the home button for an additional ten seconds.
- Refer to the below video tutorial if you require additional assistance.
- Leave your iPhone 4 connected to your computer and take note of the prompts inside GeekSn0w. When the utility asks you to enter DFU mode, follow the above instructions.
- Once your iPhone 4 reboots, unlock the device and leave it connected via USB, as GeekSn0w must finish the remainder of the Jailbreak process. Upon completion, your iPhone will reboot and you’ll be required to enter DFU mode for a third time.
- After the final reboot, your iPhone will respring in roughly 30 seconds regardless of whether you’re inside an app – this is normal and will occur after every Tethered reboot.
Now you should have been successfully jailbroken your iPhone 4! Many tweaks are not yet supported, but maybe if you miss the jailbreak, because you updated by fault, this may help you …!