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  • purplera1n for Mac Released - Jailbreak your iPhone 3GS


    purplera1n, Geohot's iPhone 3GS jailbreak solution, is now available in Mac flavor, thanks to AriX and westbaer.

    Seems to work smooth, although the same issues still apply as with the Windows version of pureplera1n - namely WinterBoard not working.

    Here's how to use the tool:

    Go to purplera1n.com, and click the Mac logo to download the tool. Make sure your iPhone 3GS is connected to your computer.

    Unzip the program if your browser didn't already for you, and double-click the purplera1n icon to launch the app.

    (Note: this is Intel only. PPC folks will be greeted with this pretty message: )





    Press the button that says Make it ra1n!



    purplera1n will let you know its waiting for your iPhone. The iPhone will go into recovery mode while this is happening.



    You'll see the modest geohot's image on your iPhone.



    Assuming all goes well, within a minute or two you should see the Done! Wait... message in purplera1n.



    After the iPhone boots, it will have a new app called Freeze with a white icon.



    Open Freeze and tap 'Install Cydia'. It will now download and install the package and then clean the installation. Wait till it says 'Finished!' and then just exit to home screen. If you still don't have cydia, reboot the phone and use freeze again.





    Your iPhone 3GS is now jailbroken with Cydia installed!



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    This article was originally published in forum thread: purplera1n for Mac Released - Jailbreak your iPhone 3GS started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 208 Comments
    1. c0mputernick's Avatar
      c0mputernick -
      I got the jailbreak working on mac, everything went fine, installed cydia, installed ultrasnow, i get the t-mobile logo, and full signal, when i try to make a call it sits there for several seconds and then the signal bars drop to nothing and it says call failed. when trying to call the iphone, i pick up the call and answer but it still ringing on the callers side, and wont let me pick up the call. so its definately needs to be fine tuned a little more, its not usable as a phone at this point. anyone know if this is a jailbreak issue or an ultrasnow issue? ive rebooted several times with the same result.
    1. SIRIUSISSUES's Avatar
      SIRIUSISSUES -
      All of my calls function normally on my 3GS. No problems at all. Wifi even works normally. I am able to make and receive phone calls and I have mostly a full bar at all times. Sometimes the bars do go up and down but not to the point where I am unable to use the phone.
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      Quote Originally Posted by c0mputernick View Post
      I got the jailbreak working on mac, everything went fine, installed cydia, installed ultrasnow, i get the t-mobile logo, and full signal, when i try to make a call it sits there for several seconds and then the signal bars drop to nothing and it says call failed. when trying to call the iphone, i pick up the call and answer but it still ringing on the callers side, and wont let me pick up the call. so its definately needs to be fine tuned a little more, its not usable as a phone at this point. anyone know if this is a jailbreak issue or an ultrasnow issue? ive rebooted several times with the same result.
      Try restoring the phone and re-jailbreak.
    1. win1fight2's Avatar
      win1fight2 -
      Can anyone recommend what apps to install from cydia?
      Thanx
    1. nisarg64's Avatar
      nisarg64 -
      can anyone advise on how to get tricker threeG to work with this jailbreak..it seems as if soon as you launch appstore or any other app that uses data connection crashes upon launch when tricker threeG is installed...same results when used voipover3g. any suggestions/comments?
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Word of advice: Don't install qTweeter. It crashes 3.0
    1. SPS's Avatar
      SPS -
      Quote Originally Posted by nisarg64 View Post
      can anyone advise on how to get tricker threeG to work with this jailbreak..it seems as if soon as you launch appstore or any other app that uses data connection crashes upon launch when tricker threeG is installed...same results when used voipover3g. any suggestions/comments?

      From all the other posts and info I can gather.... it appears there are some Kernel patches missing in GeoHot's JB required to run Mobile Substrate apps (tricker3g / voipover3g) which are causing errors like skype crashing and app store crashing once installed. Our only hope right now is either the Kernel patches come out, or the Dev Team's JB (which will more then likely already include these patches). Hope this helps.
    1. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      i ran purplera1n with itunes opened and all i totally forgot to close it but itunes helper wasnt running not sure if that makes a difference. everything went smooth for me it did prompt me that the phone was in recovery and i just hit ok than my phone rebooted and all has been well since. no need to restore from back up or anything it cant be any easier than this.
    1. spiffy911's Avatar
      spiffy911 -
      Does this not work on Mac OSX Tiger?
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      Is the "WinterBoard not working" an issue with the way the phone is being jailbroken or it just a 3gs issue that WinterBoard needs to be updated to work with 3gs ?
    1. nisarg64's Avatar
      nisarg64 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SPS View Post
      From all the other posts and info I can gather.... it appears there are some Kernel patches missing in GeoHot's JB required to run Mobile Substrate apps (tricker3g / voipover3g) which are causing errors like skype crashing and app store crashing once installed. Our only hope right now is either the Kernel patches come out, or the Dev Team's JB (which will more then likely already include these patches). Hope this helps.
      yes thanks for that info but the funny thing is that other applications like "status notifier" which also uses mobile subtrate works without any flaws and it even has a little smiley now for push notifications lol. just waiting on any patches that'll make it work !
    1. jamriman's Avatar
      jamriman -
      Tried ti install winter springboard. Unistalled it and still can't get out safe mode. Should I restore?
    1. wePhone's Avatar
      wePhone -
      Quote Originally Posted by SIRIUSISSUES View Post
      Just install "Poof" from Cydia and hide the Freeze icon. That's what I did.
      Why didn't you install CyDelete and uninstall?
    1. chris3g's Avatar
      chris3g -
      Quote Originally Posted by SPS View Post
      From all the other posts and info I can gather.... it appears there are some Kernel patches missing in GeoHot's JB required to run Mobile Substrate apps (tricker3g / voipover3g) which are causing errors like skype crashing and app store crashing once installed. Our only hope right now is either the Kernel patches come out, or the Dev Team's JB (which will more then likely already include these patches). Hope this helps.
      where have you been, the kernel patches came out yesterday with purplera1n rc2. we are now waiting for an update to winterboard, as according to saurik, the 3gs has some new instructions.
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wePhone View Post
      Why didn't you install CyDelete and uninstall?
      That's what I did. There's no need to keep it.
    1. lillstar12's Avatar
      lillstar12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by LGgeek View Post
      Is the "WinterBoard not working" an issue with the way the phone is being jailbroken or it just a 3gs issue that WinterBoard needs to be updated to work with 3gs ?
      Winterboard neeeds to be updated for 3.0 3GS and wont work at the moment

      Also wifi still not working on mine after 6 retores and 6 jailbreaks always after i install ultrasnow and restart
    1. scottjl's Avatar
      scottjl -
      installation quick and painless for me. couldn't be easier. didn't have itunes running when i launched purple, it took about 3 minutes to update my iphone. most of that was waiting for it to enter restore mode. after it's done, reboot or power off/on your iphone and cydia will be there. let cydia update, and all is well.

      as everyone says. not every app is updated for 3.0 yet, including winterboard. so don't use it! sheesh.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      Word of advice: Don't install qTweeter. It crashes 3.0
      Yes it does!! I love that app. Its updated for 3.0 too. I wonder what the issue is.
    1. SPS's Avatar
      SPS -
      Quote Originally Posted by chris3g View Post
      where have you been, the kernel patches came out yesterday with purplera1n rc2. we are now waiting for an update to winterboard, as according to saurik, the 3gs has some new instructions.

      Been here the entire time bud. SOME patches came out yesterday...ones that work with winterboard. Ones are still missing to work with mobile substrate apps like voipover3g and tricker3g as made obvious by the fact that they arent working.
    1. titee00's Avatar
      titee00 -
      wtf is the purpose of the jailbreak if you cant use winterboard like real talk!!!!!!!!

      beside the unlocking and im not hating should have just released it all one working project


      i must admit that was one fast jailbreak