Download GreenPois0n RC5 to Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 [How to Guide]

by: - Last updated on: December 17th, 2016

The Chronic dev team has just released GreenPois0n RC5 jailbreaking tool which can be used to jailbreak iDevices running the latest iOS 4.2.1 firmware. Only catch here is that (for now) GreenPois0n RC5 is available only for Mac and it is not a stable release (RC5 – Release candidate 5). GreenPois0n for Windows and Linux is expected to arrive soon.

With GreenPois0n RC5, you will be able to jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 (untethered) on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G/3G/2G, iPad and Apple TV 2G. Unlike Redsnow 0.9.7, Greenpois0n RC5 will not need any 4.2b3 SHSH Blobs saved on Cydia for Untethered Jailbreak.


Download GreenPois0n RC5


You can download GreenPois0n RC5 from Greenpois0n RC5 or use this mirror. You can check the guide given below to use GreenPois0n RC5 to jailbreak iOS 4.2.1, but be aware of this being an unstable release and expect some problems if you don’t follow the procedure carefully.

Update: Greenpois0n RC5_2 has been released which fixes some of the previous issues. Download it here or here.

Update: GreenPois0n RC5 released for Windows. Download at or here.

How to Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 using GreenPoisOn RC5?

Disclaimer: The guide is purely for informational and educational purposes only. Jailbreak your device at your own risk.

Do not proceed if you rely on carrier unlock. Ultrasn0w doesn’t support this baseband yet.

1. Download GreenPois0n RC5 from the links given above.

2. Connect your iDevice running iOS 4.2.1 to the USB of your mac.

3. Start GreenPois0n RC5 and click on Jailbreak button. Follow the on-screen instructions to put your device in the DFU mode.

4. Click again on Jailbreak button of Greenpois0n to start the jailbreaking process.

5. Wait for GreenPois0n to complete its steps. Once it’s complete, you will see a “Loader” icon on the springboard. Tap on it and install Cydia.

Voila! Your iDevice is now jailbroken with iOS 4.2.1! Thanks Blogsdna!

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  1. theres not a windows version of rc5 as of yet you fuckin idiots..pretty obvious when you hit the dl button an it tries to save a rc4 file.

    1. I normally mark these comments as spam, but approved it only to show other dimwits like you to read the post properly before hitting the download button. Right at the top, in the first paragraph, I have clearly mentioned that Greenpois0n RC5 is available for Mac only *sigh*

  2. OK just a quick question. “rely on carrier unlock” ???

    i got an imei unlock from the spanish carrier the phone was on! itunes gave me the “congratulations u r unlocked” screen!

    Do i rely on a carrier unlock or this is for those who has a software unlock on a carrier locked phone?

    Sorry for my newbedity! ;)

    1. So you mean to say you got your iPhone unlocked legally from your Spanish carrier? In that case you are safe, since updating baseband will not affect you.

  3. oh! I am currently on a :

    3gs 32gb New bootrom
    Got imei unlock from carrier
    FW 4.2.1 (8c148a)
    Baseband : 05.15.04

    Thanx again! ;)

  4. when is the windows version coming out?????
    Windows XP SP3
    iPod Touch 4G 4.2.1 Currently Unjailbroken :(

    1. Nice name!
      *pretty soon* is the answer for your query. We will surely update this post (or come out with new one) as soon as that happens. So stay tuned!

  5. hello. i have a iphone 4 4.4.1 baseband 02.10.4 . if iwill use the rc5 i will jailbrek it only ? cos i need to unlock carrier. so this is going to make it for me? if yes i will update it to 4.2.1 . cos now iam in 4.1 as isaid before ith baseband 02.10.4 . in fact i have allready jailbrek it with limesnow but its still lock. so i need to unlock my sim. wat you suggest? thanks