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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 -
      My Mac that I sync to is a PPC, however, my work computer is an Intel. Is it okay to jailbreak with the Intel that doesn't have any of my iPhone information on it?
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Nice work GEOHOT! I love the fact that you dont have to restore a new firmware and then re-setup your phone.
    1. bluaeon's Avatar
      bluaeon -
      after the jailbreak, what do you do with the FREEZE icon? do you guys just delete it or it CANT be deleted?
    1. lillstar12's Avatar
      lillstar12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Go Gators View Post
      I just finished jailbreaking and unlocking my 3gs with Purplera1n using the Mac version and it worked perfectly!! Not one issue. I have already made a couple of calls with tmobile with no problems at all! Thanks so much guys. My new phone is no longer an ipod!
      Does your wifi still work ?
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      Just jail-broke my iPhone 3GS. I will install winter-board and test it, since it seems no one has yet, I'll keep you updated. Edit: "The OP says Winterboard still doesnt work."

      Edit: Wifi works too by the way. Everything works.

      Edit: Installing Cydia 2:40pm - Ran "Freeze", letting it get to finish before I hit the home button, no Cydia.. Reboot. 2:41pm

      Edit: After reboot Cydia is there.

      Final: Perfect. Purplera1n works perfectly. I approve it. Ha.
    1. lillstar12's Avatar
      lillstar12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bluaeon View Post
      after the jailbreak, what do you do with the FREEZE icon? do you guys just delete it or it CANT be deleted?
      Cant be deleted unfortunatly as afar as i am aware .
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      Quote Originally Posted by law111 View Post
      Just jail-broke my iPhone 3GS. I will install winter-board and test it, since it seems no one has yet, I'll keep you updated.

      Edit: Wifi works too by the way. Everything works.
      The OP says Winterboard still doesnt work.

      Quote Originally Posted by lillstar12 View Post
      Cant be deleted unfortunatly as afar as i am aware .
      Yes it can, use Cyberduck or DiskAid or whatever SSH client you use. Delete Freeze.app
    1. lillstar12's Avatar
      lillstar12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bernie-Mac View Post
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      Yes it can, use Cyberduck or DiskAid or whatever SSH client you use. Delete Freeze.app
      Nice one didnt know this think i will delete it now then thanks
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      I can't see the Mac logo anywhere

      Quote Originally Posted by lillstar12 View Post
      Nice one didnt know this think i will delete it now then thanks
      Or you can install Cydelete from Cydia. Change settings though from Settings app.
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      I can't see the Mac logo anywhere
      Keep looking! It's there! It's gotta be! I got it! I'm fully jailbroken! Everything works perfectly! Super fast as well. Doesn't slow down like when the iPhone 3G is jailbroken.
    1. nickswagger's Avatar
      nickswagger -
      i love how the mac versions of EVERYthing just look better! I have noticed that my 3gs takes a bit longer to boot up now that its jaibroke but still faster than my 2g obviously. before i jb it, it booted up in like 20 seconds! now, almost a minute
    1. mixer911's Avatar
      mixer911 -
      agh i wish i had 600 to buy an iphone 3gs from ebay... my 2g iphone is old... lol. i'm getting such a sweet deal on t-mobile that i don't want to switch... AT&T charges me like 200 bucks a month for what i have on t-mo for $60
    1. nickswagger's Avatar
      nickswagger -
      ^^ i only pay like 60 a month on at&t, no issues here, thousands of roll over minutes
    1. win1fight2's Avatar
      win1fight2 -
      can somebody point to the thread of what works with 3GS and what to stay away from rite now?
      Thanx
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      iPhone 3GS just went into safemone after installing winterboard and it does start up slower after jailbreak. :/
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Lol, I can't find the Apple version, only see Window. Can someone confirm it's still up there?
    1. djrbx's Avatar
      djrbx -
      Quote Originally Posted by lillstar12 View Post
      Cant be deleted unfortunatly as afar as i am aware .
      Yes it can, just download cydelete through Cydia and change the settings to allow non-cydia deletion and all should be good
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      Quote Originally Posted by win1fight2 View Post
      can somebody point to the thread of what works with 3GS and what to stay away from rite now?
      Thanx
      Stay away from Winterboard! Lol. Most definitelty. Pretty much right now, try not to install anything, 3.0 and the 3GS probably are different so most things wont work. Idk, my guess since after 2.x we had to change many apps off cydia.
    1. Kaatje's Avatar
      Kaatje -
      Works fine on a Mac Pro running 64-bit kernel Snow Leopard 10A394. DO NOT INSTALL WINTERBOARD!!! You have been warned!
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      Lol, I can't find the Apple version, only see Window. Can someone confirm it's still up there?
      Confirmed, it is still up there.

      http://purplera1n.com/