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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. southfour's Avatar
      southfour -
      mine has now been stuck at the boot logo for 10 minutes. (Not during jailbreak) i restarted and it hasnt booted up yet.
    1. Araya213's Avatar
      Araya213 -
      Quote Originally Posted by southfour View Post
      mine has now been stuck at the boot logo for 10 minutes. (Not during jailbreak) i restarted and it hasnt booted up yet.
      Yikes, it may finish booting but I'd start a dfu restore after a few more minutes.
    1. southfour's Avatar
      southfour -
      Quote Originally Posted by Araya213 View Post
      Yikes, it may finish booting but I'd start a dfu restore after a few more minutes.
      Im doing that now. I was just about to go bed and watch a movie... now i have to wait for 3.0 to download.

      Im going to wait for the dev jailbreak or a non beta purplera1n

      I spent all day downloading packadges and making my phone the way i wanted it... all for nothing
    1. JTG's Avatar
      JTG -
      Got mine done. Ran purplera1n, while it said 'waiting for reboot' I had to restart the application, at which point it worked perfectly.

      Brilliant, easy jailbreak.

      Thank you very much GeoHot.
    1. m0stw8nt3d's Avatar
      m0stw8nt3d -
      categories works flawlessly for me. they load within 1-2 seconds. it doesn't conflict with cydia either
    1. Araya213's Avatar
      Araya213 -
      Quote Originally Posted by m0stw8nt3d View Post
      categories works flawlessly for me. they load within 1-2 seconds. it doesn't conflict with cydia either
      Lucky guy!
    1. foureight84's Avatar
      foureight84 -
      I unlocked my phone with ultrasn0w and i do notice a few slight problems. if you have carrier set to automatic instead of t-mobile, the phone doesn't seem to want to lock into tmobile. you will end up losing connection all the time. i don't know if 3g owners have this problem. but best thing to do is manually set the carrier.
    1. vanik08's Avatar
      vanik08 -
      Remember, when ur at the "done, waiting to reboot stage" it might take too long, ud think it dosn't work, but it does...all you need to do is restart the program and itll continue.
    1. 1hihum's Avatar
      1hihum -
      Ok, I know this is going to sound like an incredibly stupid question...but can I restore from my back up in iTunes after this? or do I have to restore from my back up first, then jailbreak it?
    1. finalfantasy's Avatar
      finalfantasy -


      Iphone 3gs After Jailbreak

      obviously looks a bit nicer when smaller like on the iphone itself cause of the pixels lol...
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1hihum View Post
      Ok, I know this is going to sound like an incredibly stupid question...but can I restore from my back up in iTunes after this? or do I have to restore from my back up first, then jailbreak it?
      atfer youve done the jailbreak, youre good to go w/ one of your phone backups and get all ur playlists, contacts, music etc back

      Quote Originally Posted by finalfantasy View Post


      Iphone 3gs After Jailbreak

      obviously looks a bit nicer when smaller like on the iphone itself cause of the pixels lol...
      pretty cool, i just couldnt go through the hassle of replacing and renaming every icon though

      but boy do i miss winterboard
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      omg sweet can't wait to do this thx
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      I wonder because this is my first time ever working with jb, could someone point me in the direction on how to change my text message alerts as the ones they have are very boring
    1. finalfantasy's Avatar
      finalfantasy -
      Quote Originally Posted by z28kid View Post
      I wonder because this is my first time ever working with jb, could someone point me in the direction on how to change my text message alerts as the ones they have are very boring
      use program called iphone browser
      ontop there is a place called
      goto location

      go to UI sounds

      sms-recieve1.caf - sms-recieve6.caf is the 6 txt ringtones. replace them with your own ringtones you want, make sure you convert your ringtones too CAF (or aif file and rename it too caf)
    1. monkey3200's Avatar
      monkey3200 -
      RC2 is out
    1. finalfantasy's Avatar
      finalfantasy -
      Quote Originally Posted by monkey3200 View Post
      RC2 is out
      win7 rc2? ya that came out June 11th... thats almost a month ago.
    1. monkey3200's Avatar
      monkey3200 -
      Quote Originally Posted by finalfantasy View Post
      win7 rc2? ya that came out June 11th... thats almost a month ago.
      purplera1n RC2, check geohot's twitter
    1. finalfantasy's Avatar
      finalfantasy -
      oh that lol. cool. ya well im not gonna bother.. not until i hear they have released a version that works great with winterboard. till then... im happy with the JB i have now that works find with everything else
    1. monkey3200's Avatar
      monkey3200 -
      That's true but all Saurik has to do now is update winterboard. On RC1 there was no one of running it since it didn't have certain patches
    1. Rev3rEND's Avatar
      Rev3rEND -
      oh that lol. cool. ya well im not gonna bother.. not until i hear they have released a version that works great with winterboard. till then... im happy with the JB i have now that works find with everything else
      I thought that at 1st too. But, apparently Geohotz got his side of Winterboard fixed, and now it's up to saurik to add 3gs support I'm guessing?. I figured what the hey and gave it a shot. it was seriously a 2minute event. Well, non-event as it ran much faster and far less hassles then the 1st attempt.