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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. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      HOLY COW! I finally decided I'd jailbreak again. It took less than 2 minutes and jailbreaking has never been any simpler.

      Thanks a TON geohot!
    1. dae699's Avatar
      dae699 -
      how stupid am I, a re-boot was all it took!!
    1. Buddylove0369's Avatar
      Buddylove0369 -
      I am also having a problem using freeze to install cydia

      I guess i missed the step to reboot, cydia is installed.. Thank you very much!!!!
    1. xportpnoy's Avatar
      xportpnoy -
      anyone having problem after jailbreaking like itunes & appstore dont work? Because everytime I open this apps its going to load for a sec. then it will go back to springboard..
    1. exo128's Avatar
      exo128 -
      Purplera1n worked flawlessly. I installed icy, SBS settings and all my favorite apps, including Winterboard...thats when my phone got stuck on the apple logo. Thought i was f'd till i ssh'd into my phone, deleted the winterboard app,(you can still access the phone while in recovery mode) and the phone came up as the folder was deleting-almost instantly. Hope this helps
    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      Quote Originally Posted by xportpnoy View Post
      anyone having problem after jailbreaking like itunes & appstore dont work? Because everytime I open this apps its going to load for a sec. then it will go back to springboard..
      you installed Tricker3D or that voip program. Uninstall those and youll be ok
    1. dbet21's Avatar
      dbet21 -
      my apologies to geo for saying that purplerain sucks. its obv i just didnt take the time to read the helpful hints my modmyi peers left. it was my voip app that was making my phone run slow and apps not open. SORRY GEOHOT!
    1. sbrass10's Avatar
      sbrass10 -
      i was a bt hestitant at first about using this JB simply becuz it didnt have the rubber stamp of the DT, but honestly woke up this morning and thought **** it... 5 mins later am now downloading my favourite apps... Geo > All
    1. Go Gators's Avatar
      Go Gators -
      I did the jailbreak yesterday and since then my battery has been draining a lot faster then normal. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Thanks.
    1. Garage Battle's Avatar
      Garage Battle -
      A note to anyone:

      The normal hard reset (home + power) causes scrambled icons on some phones including mine.

      Just do a normal power cycle if you need a reset.
    1. itstheyoo's Avatar
      itstheyoo -
      works fine for me on Vista 32bit. Hacked appstore apps dont work or winterboard so seems a little pointless. Dont you need a modded mobileinstallation.bak for the appstore games and apps though?

      Icy crashes too. It worked at first.

      Step in the right direction
    1. Interloper's Avatar
      Interloper -
      I did this and it worked in about 75 seconds with no problems. Win XP Pro installed on c: itunes was open and I was drinking coffee.
    1. rand0m-her0's Avatar
      rand0m-her0 -
      I haven't been back since page 17 or so, is there any point in re-jailbreaking with the second release?
      Thanks
      rand0m
    1. ahmgsk's Avatar
      ahmgsk -
      hi i m from india how do i activate iphone from here
      coz goehot (makeitra1n) works only on pre activated ones

      someone help
      i need to activate iphone and network unlock it
    1. nhoj_yelbom's Avatar
      nhoj_yelbom -
      i had some probs on vista x64, but none on xp

      Quote Originally Posted by ahmgsk View Post
      hi i m from india how do i activate iphone from here
      coz goehot (makeitra1n) works only on pre activated ones

      someone help
      i need to activate iphone and network unlock it
      hacktivate it, search google i dont feel like finding it for you.... too tired
    1. ahmgsk's Avatar
      ahmgsk -
      Quote Originally Posted by nhoj_yelbom View Post
      i had some probs on vista x64, but none on xp



      hacktivate it, search google i dont feel like finding it for you.... too tired
      my iphone got stuck at apple screen
      followed this tuts @
      http://www.modmyi.com/forums/t-mobil...-tutorial.html
    1. NetMage's Avatar
      NetMage -
      Quote Originally Posted by rand0m-her0 View Post
      I haven't been back since page 17 or so, is there any point in re-jailbreaking with the second release?
      Thanks
      rand0m
      Yes, adds kernel patches for MobileSubtrate/Winterboard to work, fixes some codesigning issues.

      Should be able to run RC2 over top of RC1 jailbreak, but may require restore.
    1. knight3131's Avatar
      knight3131 -
      I was able to jb my 32 GB iphone 3gs with purplera1n, but when i put the T-mobile sim card i don't have internet service. How do i get the #G service to work with T-mobile on my iphone or I will only be able to get edge internet service?
    1. southfour's Avatar
      southfour -
      Quote Originally Posted by knight3131 View Post
      I was able to jb my 32 GB iphone 3gs with purplera1n, but when i put the T-mobile sim card i don't have internet service. How do i get the #G service to work with T-mobile on my iphone or I will only be able to get edge internet service?

      T-Mobiles 3G does not work with the iPhone.
    1. knight3131's Avatar
      knight3131 -
      Quote Originally Posted by southfour View Post
      T-Mobiles 3G does not work with the iPhone.

      so what type of internet service are you going to get in there isnt any wifi near?