Soon after announcement of Verizon iPhone 4, many of you would be wondering whether limera1n exploit will jailbreak Verizon iPhone 4 and will there be jailbreak for iOS 4.2.5. While there can be no certain point unless the VZW iPhone is released on February 10, however, there is every possibility that limera1n exploit may not work. Following points are crucial in this regard:
Verizon iPhone comes with hardware changes. There’s new antenna, revised hardware buttons and there’s possibility that Apple may have patched the limera1n exploit, that was introduced by GeoHot in October 2010.
To add support for HotSpot, Verizon iPhone runs on updated iOS 4.2.5. Currently there’s no untethered iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak, redsn0w 0.9.7 beta 6 offers a workaround that required iOS 4.2 Beta 3 IPSW. Another iOS update could be harder to crack.
We’ll have to wait and see whether any of limera1n or SHAtter exploit works to jailbreak VZW iPhone 4 iOS 4.2.5.