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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. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      Yes it does!! I love that app. Its updated for 3.0 too. I wonder what the issue is.
      It kept crashing Springboard for me.

      Also, on their website it says that it's not compatible with 3.0 yet: Efiko Software - qTweeter contact
    1. zani1972's Avatar
      zani1972 -
      can u use purplerain on 3g ( not 3gs )to jailbreak
    1. DarkoNova's Avatar
      DarkoNova -
      Awesome. I tried RC1 on my pc running XP SP3 and it gave me an error. Tried RC2 on my friends 64 bit XP pc and it "successfully completed" but even after multiple jailbreaks and reboots, I didn't have Freeze on my phone.

      After one attempt on my MacBook (which, btw, took less than 2 minutes compared to around 20 on my friend's pc), I had Freeze.

      Thanks GeoHot!

      Matt
    1. rubenmer5's Avatar
      rubenmer5 -
      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 this. Saw this from other site and was maXimus who gave the answer. I'm just passing along to try to help.

      1. Put phone in Airplane Mode
      2. Manually enable Wi-Fi (while still in Airplane Mode)
      3. After Wi-Fi connects, restart the phone in Airplane Mode
      4. When phone restarts, wait for Wi-Fi to connect, then turn off Airplane Mode
      5. Test the phone

      Not taking credit, just helping.
    1. Nykwil's Avatar
      Nykwil -
      sigh...im getting "freeze was not installed by cydia..." so it cant be deleted...

      wasted my time installing netatalk thinking i could remove it that way...guess it's back to open ssh

      Edit...nevermind figured it out in settings
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Amazing...work with no problem whatsoever. However, On my first attempt installing ultrasn0w, signal on T-mobile kept dropping in and out. I dont think this is an issue with purplera1n but the same issue some had before with ultrasn0w. I am restoring and jailbreaking again now...Has anyone tried manually theming via ssh? I will try after restoring..
    1. TommyTree's Avatar
      TommyTree -
      Does this work for iPhone 3G or just iPhone 3GS?
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zani1972 View Post
      can u use purplerain on 3g ( not 3gs )to jailbreak
      n00b alert and he joined in Oct 2007!!!
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by zani1972 View Post
      can u use purplerain on 3g ( not 3gs )to jailbreak
      You should use redsnow to jailbreak and ultrasn0w to unlock if needed.
    1. scottjl's Avatar
      scottjl -
      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.
      Don't know what you're talking about, but my JB'ed 3gs is working just fine. No issues at all with the Application Store nor Skype.

      HOW TO REMOVE FREEZE
      1. Install Mobile Terminal (through Cydia)
      2. Open Mobile Terminal
      3. Type (be very careful): rm -rf /Applications/Freeze.app
      4. Exit Mobile Terminal
      5. Reboot your iPhone

      You can remove Mobile Terminal if you wish.
    1. SPS's Avatar
      SPS -
      Quote Originally Posted by scottjl View Post
      Don't know what you're talking about, but my JB'ed 3gs is working just fine. No issues at all with the Application Store nor Skype.

      HOW TO REMOVE FREEZE
      1. Install Mobile Terminal (through Cydia)
      2. Open Mobile Terminal
      3. Type (be very careful): rm -rf /Applications/Freeze.app
      4. Exit Mobile Terminal
      5. Reboot your iPhone

      You can remove Mobile Terminal if you wish.
      Talking about the known issue of installing tricker3g or voipover3g so you can use SKYPE or slingbox over 3g (not WiFi). Once these apps are installed via cydia, your appstore/skype will crash.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      It kept crashing Springboard for me.

      Also, on their website it says that it's not compatible with 3.0 yet: Efiko Software - qTweeter contact
      Thats strange. In Cydia under changelog it says its updated for 3.0. Hopefully it gets fixed. I love that app.

      Also, I wanted to list what apps I have installed and working.

      Rock Your Phone - Intelliscreen
      Rock Your Phone - Tlert
      Categories (woo hoo)
      SBsettings
      Five Icon Dock
      Open SSH (deleted Freeze icon using it)
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      I didn't realize Five Icon Dock worked... thanks for posting about that!

      I am very excited that BiteSMS works on the 3GS. There are a couple of features that don't seem to work quite right yet (like swiping messages and the character count), but it works well overall.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Great news for Mac users!

      Im debating to try the new RC2a Windows release with Win 7 now...
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Is anyone having problems sshing into the phone? Dont know why I cant get in via cyberduck
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      I didn't realize Five Icon Dock worked... thanks for posting about that!
      You're welcome!

      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Is anyone having problems sshing into the phone? Dont know why I cant get in via cyberduck
      I was able to get in. Are you on a Mac? Dont forget to terminal in and type:
      rm /Users/YOURUSERNAME/.ssh/known_hosts
      to reset your SSH
    1. vinod2067's Avatar
      vinod2067 -
      I followed MAC method. Installed Cydia through freeze. Phone works perfect. But any application I installed from Cydia is not woking. But cracked apps with are synced though itunes works perfect after installation of ******* 3.o from cydia.

      But still apps installed from Cydia are not working. Apps like snapture,Cycorder etc..

      Do you guys have any idea?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post


      I was able to get in. Are you on a Mac? Dont forget to terminal in and type:
      rm /Users/YOURUSERNAME/.ssh/known_hosts
      to reset your SSH
      Did you mean mobile terminal? or terminal on the Mac? Thanks
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Did you mean mobile terminal? or terminal on the Mac? Thanks
      Terminal on the Mac.
    1. Go Gators's Avatar
      Go Gators -
      Now that I jailbreaked and unlocked my 3gs with 3g turned off the whole time can I now turn it back on and use tmobile's 3g network?