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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. thxride's Avatar
      thxride -
      I have a power pc mac. Can I jailbreak using a different intel mac (friends) and then sync back with my pc mac?

      Thanx.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Anyone know if there is a way to downgrade 3.1 to 3.0? I don't care about unlock just
      jailbreak. I've tried searching. Thanks.
    1. fletch33's Avatar
      fletch33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dharmesh0506 View Post
      I had a jailbroken phone (2G). I downloaded the OS3.0 legally now. Now to install Cydia, I need to "JAILBREAK" the phone. What does JAILBREAK mean? what is the advantage / disadvantage of the same?

      seriously?
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmp06gti View Post
      This jailbreak is weak. You can't even use winterboard, purplerain is useless. F this software
      WinterBoard is updated to work with 3GS, same with Mobile from Saurik Check Cydia!

      http://www.theiphonespot.net/2009/07...atible-update/
    1. fletch33's Avatar
      fletch33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmp06gti View Post
      This jailbreak is weak. You can't even use winterboard, purplerain is useless. F this software
      Nice Guy - " Hey Mr. bmp06 i just spent the last month with almost no sleep building you this new car and wanted to deliver it to you personally and at no charge since i realize you really wanted a car but could not obtain it on your own"

      bmp067 - " F OFF Mr. Nice Guy!!!! i said i wanted a V6 and this is a bloody 4CYL"

      people like you amaze me. sad really.
    1. agtprvctr's Avatar
      agtprvctr -
      I had the exact same problem - appstore, skype, and fring would all crash. I did not have Tricker 3G, but I did have VoipOver3G, and everything started working once I uninstalled it. Normally, are both Tricker3G and VoipOver3G required to SkypeOut over 3G, or just one of them is necessary? Either way I hope they update these soon.

      Quote Originally Posted by chakraj View Post
      I can no longer use app store. is this a common problem? I have read a few pages and heard no reference.

      OK I had a program installed that was causing a mobile sub. problem so I uninstalled that (TRICKER3G) and now APP store works again..
    1. peteo's Avatar
      peteo -
      Quote Originally Posted by gman8966 View Post
      I have lost vibrate as well, I posted a couple pages back and had the same problem. JB mine yesterday and have had the problem since, can't figure out how to get it back. VIbrate doesn't work with anything.
      Same here vibrate does not work for me after purplera1n JB.

      any one know how to fix this issue?
    1. rubenmer5's Avatar
      rubenmer5 -
      That is strange. I J/B the phone with purplera1n for MAC, flawless. Install Cydia with freeze and updated, flawless. Install CyDelete, delete Freeze, flawless. Install sbsettings, flawless. Install Winterboard, phone reboot and stay on reboot. Phone Dont Want to Start. Any way that I can restore the phone, any help would be appreciated.

      EDIT: NM, Got it...
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by dharmesh0506
      I had a jailbroken phone (2G). I downloaded the OS3.0 legally now. Now to install Cydia, I need to "JAILBREAK" the phone. What does JAILBREAK mean? what is the advantage / disadvantage of the same?


      seriously?
      Quote Originally Posted by fletch33 View Post
      seriously?
      Actually think he is, 3 posts joined in Feb 09 or just a troll playing with us.

      dharmesh0506 - if you are real then from your question you should stay away from jailbreaking until you have done more research ( ie google) on it and the implications.
    1. kevinsmith84047's Avatar
      kevinsmith84047 -
      I had to run Purplera1n twice. The first time kept crashing after I installed a couple of apps through Cydia. I reran Purplera1n and all seems to be working flawlessly. Thanks for the Rain.

      Quote Originally Posted by kevinsmith84047 View Post
      I had to run Purplera1n twice. The first time kept crashing after I installed a couple of apps through Cydia. I reran Purplera1n and all seems to be working flawlessly. Thanks for the Rain.
      Sorry, forgot to mention, used a Mac Mini - Intel

      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.
      Could I get a little help? I tried to remove the Freeze app three times through mobile terminal, which by the way starts upside down, it remains. Any suggestions?

      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.
      I tried this method to remove Freeze and it won't go away. Any suggestions?
    1. mclovin888's Avatar
      mclovin888 -
      not sure why but i tried twice and the windows version would not work for me. i tried the mac one today and it worked perfectly the first time. awesome!
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      anyone seeing any syncing with iphoto issues after mac purplerain JB ?
    1. ice_cube's Avatar
      ice_cube -
      Hi there lillstar!

      I am new to this....not a noob though!

      FYI - my iPhone 3GS is from Singapore where they sell unlocked phones already. So my only concern is the Jailbreaking. If i do use purple rain here....

      1. How would i reset if i would need to do that? The key combination & the files i may need)
      2. When i do reset, would the phone boot as a locked phone or just a fresh unlocked phone with 3.0 and no data? (The operator unlocks the phone and then gives it to everyone here)

      Thanks Mate! Appreciate it!

      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
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Giants2222 View Post
      should I update my iphone 3gs to 3.1 before doing this or leave it on 3.0?
      Do not update to 3.1!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    1. AdamAMM's Avatar
      AdamAMM -
      I've downloaded, restarted 2 times and tried launching purplera1n with no luck. Nothing happens. I've got Macbook 2ghz intel core duo. Any ideas?
    1. askunk's Avatar
      askunk -
      use redsnow by the iPhone Dev Team

      @
    1. forexjake's Avatar
      forexjake -
      does winterboard work?
    1. gpbikes's Avatar
      gpbikes -
      thanks....this thing is really helpful
    1. Bartholomew Senycle's Avatar
      Bartholomew Senycle -
      So I see pages and pages of I cannot do this, or it doesn't do that, and it makes me wonder how it can be soo difficult, I downloaded Purplera1n ran the program, and done, I ran it on all 3 of my phones, 1st gen (the one that cost money) 2nd gen (3g) and 3rd gen (3gs), and it worked like a charm, each time was simple, it did NOT hang, it did NOT crash, it DID take sometime, but no more than 2 minutes per phone.

      I've never had a problem jailbreaking my phone, 2.0.2 was time consuming, but it wasn't extremely hard. I probably have one of the least stable systems out there, but it was very easy

      System Specs
      OS: Windows 7 Beta x64
      Dell Latitude XT (1st gen)
      Intel Core 2 Duo 1.33 Ghz
      5 GB ram
      64 bit OS
      Touch Screen ...

      low end system, unstable OS ... quit whining, and take the time to read.

      Quote Originally Posted by Bartholomew Senycle View Post

      quit whining, and take the time to read.
      Oh, and if you cannot figure it out, take your phone back to the AT&T or Apple Store, and tell them it's to advanced for you to use. and ask them for a pen and paper instead...

      Quote Originally Posted by Bartholomew Senycle View Post

      quit whining, and take the time to read.
      Oh and I just tested it on a VM running OS X 10.5.4, works just fine ...
    1. ovrdrvn's Avatar
      ovrdrvn -
      Hi All:

      As I've not JBed my new one (did older models) I'm curious: the one thing I would use at this point (many features having been improved) is the ability to use "borrowed" apps. Does this work at this point for anyone? I suppose I miss SBSettings as well ...I'll live until Winterboard is stable!