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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. Araya213's Avatar
      Araya213 -
      Here I sit, all broken hearted. Cydia took a **** and I feel retarded.
    1. bbillh77's Avatar
      bbillh77 -
      Took a while for me to find my XP machine I found it by my VCR the good news is it works thanks.
    1. jcrod73's Avatar
      jcrod73 -
      Ran the jailbreak on mine...worked like a charm...had to reboot to get Cydia to show...Installed SBSettings and it got stuck at Restart Springboard...had to hard reboot and it worked ok...

      I may be asking this question again, but skimming through all the post is a little much at this point with 10 pages so far...Is the username and password for SSH still the same as before?? root/apline??
    1. Araya213's Avatar
      Araya213 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jcrod73 View Post
      I may be asking this question again, but skimming through all the post is a little much at this point with 10 pages so far...Is the username and password for SSH still the same as before?? root/apline??
      Yes!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      You could quit spamming the video of yourself. We have your number to call you lol. This is the second time you posted it and we don't care.
    1. mgregor's Avatar
      mgregor -
      Quote Originally Posted by ninthchamber99 View Post
      NOT TRUE!!! Before I ever used winterboard (or even summerboard from 1.x days) I simply changed every icon in the respective app's folder. I changed my carrier logos, wifi icons, signal strength, recharging battery, individial app. icons, etc. I simply used one of the guides I found on this website and found the location of EVERY single icon.png, sounds, etc and simply changed the stock image/sound with my own. So, I know it can be done (oh, and I simply SSHed into my phone and change the files)
      NO your wrong. I know you can change icons, but you CAN NOT change the background. There is a way to make an overlay icon that fills the background and in that you leave transparent holes cut out of it in order for the icons to show through( back from the 1x days) however this is a pain and it would be easier to wait for winterboard. Trust me I have been around since the first iphone and have made plenty of these old themes and new on this site.
    1. jcrod73's Avatar
      jcrod73 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Araya213 View Post
      Yes!
      THANKS!!! I LOVE JAILBREAKING!!! THANKS GEO!!! Now i can let my hair grow back in...

      "Cross over children. All are welcome. All welcome. Go into the Light (purplera1n). There is peace and serenity in the Light (purplrra1n)." ...LOL

      Anyone know what movie...HINT: it was from 1982!!!
    1. PM5K's Avatar
      PM5K -
      Quote Originally Posted by bbillh77 View Post
      Took a while for me to find my XP machine I found it by my VCR the good news is it works thanks.
      LOL, same here.

      Luckily my wife runs XP on hers.
    1. Rev3rEND's Avatar
      Rev3rEND -
      Poltergiest
    1. 1hihum's Avatar
      1hihum -
      Quote Originally Posted by jcrod73 View Post
      THANKS!!! I LOVE JAILBREAKING!!! THANKS GEO!!! Now i can let my hair grow back in...

      "Cross over children. All are welcome. All welcome. Go into the Light (purplera1n). There is peace and serenity in the Light (purplrra1n)." ...LOL

      Anyone know what movie...HINT: it was from 1982!!!
      Theeeiiir heeere

      Hey, I was wondering if the themes for SBSettings would still work. I don't know if they use winterboard, since they don't show up in winterboard, but rather in SBSettings. Anybody try it?
    1. Araya213's Avatar
      Araya213 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1hihum View Post
      Theeeiiir heeere

      Hey, I was wondering if the themes for SBSettings would still work. I don't know if they use winterboard, since they don't show up in winterboard, but rather in SBSettings. Anybody try it?
      Yeah, they work!
    1. noop's Avatar
      noop -
      This video was just made and posted on youtube an hour ago, first iphone 3gs to be jb and unlocked was a while back. stop posting this, have a good day.
    1. comthre3's Avatar
      comthre3 -
      Btw. Does it change the boot logo? Can we still keep the apple or do we have to go with whatevers packaged on purplera1n?

      Also I've heard reports that you cannot restore to a normal 3.0 ie revert back to a normal state. Is this ture?

      Thanks
    1. grimlock1's Avatar
      grimlock1 -
      This is great but when winterboard works then I will jailbreak my Iphone I just want themesssssssssssssssssss
    1. jasonmoe's Avatar
      jasonmoe -
      Hey all. Love the jailbreak installed no problem. Only thing I am having problems with is if I hit any of the volume buttons it sends my phone into safe mode. Anyone else having this issue.


      JM
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by comthre3 View Post
      Btw. Does it change the boot logo? Can we still keep the apple or do we have to go with whatevers packaged on purplera1n?

      Also I've heard reports that you cannot restore to a normal 3.0 ie revert back to a normal state. Is this ture?

      Thanks
      That is NOT true. Ive already restored and rejailbroke once just to check.
    1. Araya213's Avatar
      Araya213 -
      Quote Originally Posted by comthre3 View Post
      Also I've heard reports that you cannot restore to a normal 3.0 ie revert back to a normal state. Is this ture?
      Completely untrue, you can restore to normal 3.0 easily.

      On a related note, DON'T INSTALL CATEGORIES. It breaks Cydia and still takes time to load folders, it's faster but not fast enough. Categories is a great program but it should have been optimized a long time ago.
    1. Alpha Zero's Avatar
      Alpha Zero -
      wow after 30 minutes on my vista machine to no avail, it took a whole 3 minutes total on my xp...
      if you have xp, dont bother trying to run it on vista. while there are work arounds, xp worked flawlessly.
    1. myi3g's Avatar
      myi3g -
      Works like a charm for me. First try I got hang on the recovery mode unplug my iphone, closed purplera1n app, plug the iphone in again, open the app and jb again. It works so fast. Great job. This is what I am dying for. Thank you very much.
    1. manny0's Avatar
      manny0 -
      I use Windows XP Pro SP3 bootcamp on my macbook air Rev B and it worked flawlessly my WIfi wasnt working at first but later on in the day it just started working again. im 100% jailbroken and unlocked with push notifications Thank you for the rain