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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. djrbx's Avatar
      djrbx -
      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?
      Try clearing your cache and see if that works
    1. Kaatje's Avatar
      Kaatje -
      27 seconds to boot with the JB installed on a 3GS
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      That was the easiest, fastest jailbreak yet... worked perfectly for me!
    1. likwidsix's Avatar
      likwidsix -
      One thing not mentioned (which may need to be) is that when purplera1n said "Done! Wait..." iTunes launches and pops up a message saying it has detected the phone in recovery mode. For me nothing happened until I closed that message (by clicking OK) which made the phone reboot right away. After the reboot Freeze was installed.

      This could be a coincidence of time? The phone rebooted a second after I accepted the iTunes message.
    1. lillstar12's Avatar
      lillstar12 -
      Hmm okay fixed the wifi issue , just restored re jailbroke but this time i used my mac and not windows.....

      ....Just prooves again macs are the way forward

      Im now loving my iphone 3GS unlocked and fully operational

      Now to delete freeze
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      I'm having problems syncing my jailbroken iPhone 3GS.
    1. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      im still booting up very fast after the jailbreak faster than i ever booted up before and loading up cydia is no longer painful wow what difference the 3gs makes. cant wait for winterboard
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lillstar12 View Post
      Hmm okay fixed the wifi issue , just restored re jailbroke but this time i used my mac and not windows.....

      ....Just prooves again macs are the way forward

      Im now loving my iphone 3GS unlocked and fully operational

      Now to delete freeze

      Woah?! Ultrasn0w unlocks the iPhone 3GS???
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      ^Yes, didn't you know? lol
    1. lillstar12's Avatar
      lillstar12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by law111 View Post
      Woah?! Ultrasn0w unlocks the iPhone 3GS???
      Where have you been

      What you need help with ?
    1. likwidsix's Avatar
      likwidsix -
      ugh cydia is stuck at like 98% downloaded, been that way for 10min, wonder if i should close Freeze and reopen
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      Well I heard that it was going to work, I didn't know it works RIGHT NOW! LOL.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Now just to figure out what apps work and which dont. qTweeter not working for me. Safe mode all the time. Dang!
    1. pcmartinez's Avatar
      pcmartinez -
      not winterboard not reason to JB i wait into the dev team comes with the tool to do it in 3.1
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by likwidsix View Post
      One thing not mentioned (which may need to be) is that when purplera1n said "Done! Wait..." iTunes launches and pops up a message saying it has detected the phone in recovery mode. For me nothing happened until I closed that message (by clicking OK) which made the phone reboot right away. After the reboot Freeze was installed.

      This could be a coincidence of time? The phone rebooted a second after I accepted the iTunes message.
      I made sure to have iTunes closed when I ran Purplera1n and never saw that message.
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      i just made it Ra1n on my 3GS works great

      thanks

      i make it Ra1n i make it Ra1n i make it Ra1n on them h@#%
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      I can't see the Mac logo anywhere



      Or you can install Cydelete from Cydia. Change settings though from Settings app.
      If your using safari empty you cache and reload the page.
    1. hydroabiscuit's Avatar
      hydroabiscuit -
      i have JB'd my iphone with the mac purplera1n. my wifi seems to be working much better. can anyone confirm if ultrasn0w works better with t-mobile?
    1. likwidsix's Avatar
      likwidsix -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      I made sure to have iTunes closed when I ran Purplera1n and never saw that message.
      Weird, iTunes was closed for me too, but launched and displayed that message.
    1. SIRIUSISSUES's Avatar
      SIRIUSISSUES -
      Just install "Poof" from Cydia and hide the Freeze icon. That's what I did.