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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. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      HOW TO REMOVE FREEZE.app and it's icon:

      "To remove Freeze.app and it's icon, use any iPhone Disk program such as DiskAid, iPhoneDrive, etc... Delete Freeze.App located in /Applications. Reboot" -entry on geohots blog
    1. chris3g's Avatar
      chris3g -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      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.
      install cydelete from cydia. go into preferences>cydelete and turn ON non-cydia deletion. Go back to the homescreen, go into "wiggle" mode, and tap the X on the freeze icon.
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Thanks Chris. Easier than running DiskAid.

      EDIT: Cydelete didn't work on my first attempt, butdid on the second,. ;0
    1. wardrobe22's Avatar
      wardrobe22 -
      i do appreciate everyones hard work i just am running into problems and would like some assistance
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      whats your problem?
    1. splshmn's Avatar
      splshmn -
      they said ultrasnow works 3 days ago. did you try it?
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by finalfantasy View Post
      Yes i tried with ********** and works just like a charm

      Playing Doom Resurrection now lol
      i think i went crazy installing things

      knights,who wants to be a millionaire,doom,shanghai,pacman,tetris,pro rss,myst,twittelator,air mouse pro,wheel of fortune,clue,xgps pro,ifighter,3D light riders,need for speed,oregon trail,scrabble,monopoly

    1. finalfantasy's Avatar
      finalfantasy -
      hehe just played quake 3 for free... but iphone is getting a bit hot.....
    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      how long does his picture stay on the phone for before it reboots?
    1. finalfantasy's Avatar
      finalfantasy -
      Lol rescuer... i uploaded tetris/doom res and quake 3 and all 3 work great...

      Quote Originally Posted by equlizer View Post
      how long does his picture stay on the phone for before it reboots?
      first time was 10 mins and second time was 2 mins.
    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      Quote Originally Posted by finalfantasy View Post
      Lol rescuer... i uploaded tetris/doom res and quake 3 and all 3 work great...



      first time was 10 mins and second time was 2 mins.

      Thx, guess i need to learn some patience downloading cydia right now.
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by equlizer View Post
      how long does his picture stay on the phone for before it reboots?
      mine took 20 seconds
    1. finalfantasy's Avatar
      finalfantasy -
      20 seconds? well i did have too use my old old slow winxp laptop too jailbreak and not my super computer lol
    1. Squeaky369's Avatar
      Squeaky369 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simtech View Post
      It's back to the Old School way, before SummerBoard and WinterBoard!!!


      Just took about 1.5 hours to finish! lol!
      Do you mind if I ask how you did that? Cause thats amazing.

      Time to start surfing google for this.

      Thanks!!
    1. PabloInTheSky's Avatar
      PabloInTheSky -
      how long shut it take ot reboot?
    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      225MB HDD free

      WTF happened??
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      How did you get SSH to work? I keep getting:

      I/O Error: Unexpected end of sftp stream.

      cyberduck on OS X
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Testing xGPS, and hasn't crashed yet! yay!
    1. finalfantasy's Avatar
      finalfantasy -
      Quote Originally Posted by equlizer View Post
      225MB HDD free

      WTF happened??
      12.7GB free on my end... what did you install lmao
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Boot time after jailbreak is exactly 26 second, slightly longer than before but not drastic