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  • iPhone 3GS Jailbreak purplera1n Released! [Windows]


    Geohot has released his iPhone 3GS jailbreak named purplerain. Avaialable for download here this has to be one of the easiest jailbreaks to use (if it works ).

    Instructions:

    1. Download purplera1n. This download is Windows only. Also it doesn't work on Windows 7. MMi user mutigers42 among others report that Windows 7 works.
    I clicked make it rain, it said "putting in recovery mode" - my phone kind of froze, didn't turn off or anything and no response, until i closed the app and unplugged the USB cable and replugged it back in - then the apple logo came on and recovery mode

    After i did that, i just ran the program again - and it worked perfectly
    It IS beta so make sure you have all your data before trying to use this tool. A Mac version should be following something in the near future.

    This tool is just for jailbreak and will NOT activate the phone or unlock it. Therefore, you should have an activated iPhone before following the guide.

    Please backup the iPhone 3GS before following the procedure below.

    2. Run purplera1n.

    3. Click make it ra1n.



    You should see a screen where purplera1n is connecting to your iphone.



    Sadly that's as far as I get (I blame betanesssss).
    Edit: you need to have CProgram Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\iTunesMobileDevice.dll
    I'm running windows off of D drive so thats why mine didn't work. Simple making that directory and copying the file to c drive has fixed my problems.




    BUT those of you lucky enough to make it all the way the remainder of the steps are as follows:

    purplera1n on PC will say 'done, wait for reboot'.



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



    5. 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!



    The credit for this wonderful tool goes to GeoHotz! Thanks to mepp for help with screenshots!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 3GS Jailbreak purplera1n Released! [Windows] started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 598 Comments
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      I am going to see what happens after 3.1. if he ups and leaves like he did before and leaves all the hacking to people like the dev team then we are back to square one. if he sticks around and JB's 3.1 then ill bung $20 odd his way.

      Categories works aswell btw, testing tricker3g now
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      thanks! I kept typing in the number 5
      Thats jokes so did i.
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      i too plan on donating soon.

      BTW it's been reported that tricker3G doesn't work.
    1. hydroabiscuit's Avatar
      hydroabiscuit -
      the only thing that prevents me from JB'ing is ultrasn0w. i want to use it, im dying to...but i hear of wifi errors and other hiccups...i dont know if it safe to do this yet
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by hydroabiscuit View Post
      the only thing that prevents me from JB'ing is ultrasn0w. i want to use it, im dying to...but i hear of wifi errors and other hiccups...i dont know if it safe to do this yet
      even if there is you could restore or use it with hiccups and wait for updates.not the end of the world.
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      does anyone know if there will be a sticky on how to jb once the dev teams makes their release? like i said im a new guy to jb and would like to have a easy guide to follow and i was just stating how simple it would be to like make a sticky on how to back up, restore if need be and do a jb. Coming from M3 we had a bible with all the basic mods that people would pretty much ask how to all the time.. Make me feel welcome here guys right now i'm not feeling it. be sure to help a new guy out
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Ok what does backgrounder do now??? U can run games and search safari?

      This is news to me
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      While it's great this has been released, it's not a full jailbreak (meaning some things like Winterboard don't work). I'll wait for the full jailbreak...
    1. jakemetal's Avatar
      jakemetal -
      what is *******??
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by z28kid View Post
      does anyone know if there will be a sticky on how to jb once the dev teams makes their release? like i said im a new guy to jb and would like to have a easy guide to follow and i was just stating how simple it would be to like make a sticky on how to back up, restore if need be and do a jb. Coming from M3 we had a bible with all the basic mods that people would pretty much ask how to all the time.. Make me feel welcome here guys right now i'm not feeling it. be sure to help a new guy out
      This is the way things where before the geohot left and the dev team took over, spoon feeding the jailbreaks to everyone.

      The best place for guides if you aren't sure is iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PurpleRa1n (Windows)

      I use them if im ever stuck.

      And honestly, it sounds harsh, but the only real way to learn is by just following the guides and picking it up. it's not that difficult.


      BACKGROUNDER

      At the moment you can only background one application but im sure in the future it will be more.
      Example of using backgrounder: your playing a game, and get an email. Usually you would have to press home (closing the game), check your email, then start the game again. With backgrounder if you hold down the home button for a couple of seconds it puts you back to the home screen but leaves the app running in the 'background'

      The 3GS has allot more memory than the 3g so backgrounder is really really useful now IMO. I never really used it before.

      To stop backgrounder open the app again and hold the home button for a couple of seconds or use sbsettings to kill the process.
    1. chad2ss's Avatar
      chad2ss -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      While it's great this has been released, it's not a full jailbreak (meaning some things like Winterboard don't work). I'll wait for the full jailbreak...
      well... you're wrong technically. it's just that winterboard doesn't work... but whatever.

      I tried once and don't feel like messing around until Winterboard is working and patched up. The best part of JB!!
    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      can i put my "free games" back on or will they work?
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by equlizer View Post
      can i put my "free games" back on or will they work?
      I managed to take the ludicrously priced 5.99 DOOm app for a test drive on my 3GS without any issues if thats what you mean.

      It's now deleted, piece o' crap. Knew i wouldn't like the rail part of it. Sell out app.

      But we know the rules about even hinting at that type of thing on here so ....
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Awesome but to many problems right now, ill hold off until Geohot fixes them or else there is another jailbreak release?
      Thanks for the post!
    1. finalfantasy's Avatar
      finalfantasy -
      Quote Originally Posted by equlizer View Post
      can i put my "free games" back on or will they work?
      not sure yet but im downloading some ipa files too find out.
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Haven't seen this asked, but I'd LOVE to remove the Freeze app now since it's useless after you install Cydia.

      This jb reminds me of the day 2.0 came out. Apps that weren't compatible just needed to be updated. It's just a part of this whole business. You definitely need patience when doing this, and those of you that never had the fun of jailbreaking 1.02 on the 2G have NO idea what a huge amount of patience it took to do the process. Nothing is instant, so tricker3G (as an example) will get update soon enough, then we can all enjoy our Slingapp over 3G again. For now, baby steps.

      Steps to remove the Freeze app if possible would greatly be appreciated.
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      This is the way things where before the geohot left and the dev team took over, spoon feeding the jailbreaks to everyone.

      The best place for guides if you aren't sure is iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PurpleRa1n (Windows)

      I use them if im ever stuck.

      And honestly, it sounds harsh, but the only real way to learn is by just following the guides and picking it up. it's not that difficult.


      BACKGROUNDER

      At the moment you can only background one application but im sure in the future it will be more.
      Example of using backgrounder: your playing a game, and get an email. Usually you would have to press home (closing the game), check your email, then start the game again. With backgrounder if you hold down the home button for a couple of seconds it puts you back to the home screen but leaves the app running in the 'background'

      The 3GS has allot more memory than the 3g so backgrounder is really really useful now IMO. I never really used it before.

      To stop backgrounder open the app again and hold the home button for a couple of seconds or use sbsettings to kill the process.
      Thank you and yes i know the only way to learn is by following the guides, when i was on m3 i pretty much never had to ask a question because I could follow the guide that anyone could figure out because it didnt have words that people didnt know and if it did it would explain step by step what it was and how or what it may have did. Thanks for the guide and I hope there will be one for the official release of jb like i stated before
    1. finalfantasy's Avatar
      finalfantasy -
      Quote Originally Posted by equlizer View Post
      can i put my "free games" back on or will they work?
      Yes i tried with ********** and works just like a charm

      Playing Doom Resurrection now lol
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Ok, tried tricker3G.

      Something is up because with it installed the itunes, appstore + slingplayer app all quit to the home screen after launch.

      Uninstalled it, resprung and everythings working fine again. Apple must have fixed that little loop hole.

      I'm thinking slingplayer over 3G may not be a reality on the 3GS
    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      my phone is now stuck with the immage of geohotz and the program saying "waiting for phone"

      edit: I was able to reset it by holding down both the top and home button and able to get back to the main screen and use the phone again. Just try it again?