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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 -
      Quote Originally Posted by knight3131 View Post
      so what type of internet service are you going to get in there isnt any wifi near?
      Edge? I only know that the 3G doesn't work. When the guy from the dev team posted the video showing ultrasn0w (it was on the front page here a while ago) he unlocked and put in a t-mobile sim. He then mentioned that the T-Mobile 3G didn't work on the iPhone.
    1. 3gsmorena's Avatar
      3gsmorena -
      As far as backing up and syncing...how does it work with a jailbroken iphone? Should I still back up?
    1. NiteStar's Avatar
      NiteStar -
      That by far was the easiest jailbreak i've done yet. A big THANKS to those that made it possible.
    1. mclovin888's Avatar
      mclovin888 -
      i have tried this 3 times, on windows vista home premium sp2, it gets stuck on dfu mode. i've tried restarting purplerain and starting itunes, nothing works, any advice is appreciated thanks!
    1. Julia Verdi's Avatar
      Julia Verdi -
      Hello!

      I have a question about JB for Iphone 3GS. Is it better to use Dev-Team's redsn0w tool or George Hotz's PurpleRa1n?

      I'm not very good at this, so I could use some help! Thank you
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by Julia Verdi View Post
      Hello!

      I have a question about JB for Iphone 3GS. Is it better to use Dev-Team's redsn0w tool or George Hotz's PurpleRa1n?

      I'm not very good at this, so I could use some help! Thank you
      Both of them are based on the same exploit, so to me it doesnt matter. Its just Geohot released Purplera1n first, then the Dev Team released there version of Redsn0w.
      Some people have better luck with one or the other, u choose? Some will say Purple and some will say Redsnow. Trial and error. Its like Mac or PC in my opinion. Hopefully no rants...
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      yea i agree with ya skatepunk. They both do the same job..
    1. Julia Verdi's Avatar
      Julia Verdi -
      What can I use for Unlock? Only UltraSn0w or there's something else?

      Also, I don't understand this: "Therefore, you should have an activated iPhone before following the guide."

      What is "activation" and how can I do it before JB??
      I'm so confused.
    1. OpenIntro's Avatar
      OpenIntro -
      I ran purplera1n and everything seemed to go well. The Freeze icon appeared and I ran it to install Cydia. Once it got to the "Finished!" point, I exited out and rebooted my iPhone 3Gs. But Cydia has never appeared. I have done this 5 times now, and still no Cydia. Any suggestions?
    1. Julia Verdi's Avatar
      Julia Verdi -
      Quote Originally Posted by OpenIntro View Post
      I ran purplera1n and everything seemed to go well. The Freeze icon appeared and I ran it to install Cydia. Once it got to the "Finished!" point, I exited out and rebooted my iPhone 3Gs. But Cydia has never appeared. I have done this 5 times now, and still no Cydia. Any suggestions?
      Maybe you should try with redsn0w?
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      Openintro: there has to be something your not doing right.. once you jailbreak you have to click the freeze app to install cydia, not sure if thats exactly what you were doing. let me know what happens
    1. Darkhunter130's Avatar
      Darkhunter130 -
      Quote Originally Posted by OpenIntro View Post
      I ran purplera1n and everything seemed to go well. The Freeze icon appeared and I ran it to install Cydia. Once it got to the "Finished!" point, I exited out and rebooted my iPhone 3Gs. But Cydia has never appeared. I have done this 5 times now, and still no Cydia. Any suggestions?
      Turn you're phone off then back on if you have not already. That happened to me too.
    1. OpenIntro's Avatar
      OpenIntro -
      Not sure what I'm not doing right. Freeze IS on my phone. I run it, I click to install Cydia, it Downloads, Unpacks, Cleans and rests on Finished!

      From there, I exit the application, restart my iPhone....and no Cydia. in fact, I just did all this as I was typing this. I guess I can try with redsn0w, but I find it weird that I got all the way to FREEZE being on the phone. That means it's jailbroken doesn't it?

      Am I missing something?
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      Quote Originally Posted by OpenIntro View Post
      Not sure what I'm not doing right. Freeze IS on my phone. I run it, I click to install Cydia, it Downloads, Unpacks, Cleans and rests on Finished!

      From there, I exit the application, restart my iPhone....and no Cydia. in fact, I just did all this as I was typing this. I guess I can try with redsn0w, but I find it weird that I got all the way to FREEZE being on the phone. That means it's jailbroken doesn't it?

      Am I missing something?
      ya, that is strange.. Try giving redsnow, or even purple snow a shot. still bizarre that you can get so far and still have this issue
    1. OpenIntro's Avatar
      OpenIntro -
      Yea, I was thinking redsn0w was my next option....

      I wonder if I should just completely wipe my iPhone back to factory and try to purplera1n it from there. I had already restored my backup to get all my data back on the phone. Can I still do a restore on it, after purplera1n, and it stay jailbroken?

      I wonder if there is an issue running redsn0w after purplera1n (I ran RC2a)? Since Freeze is still on my phone!
    1. Stu274's Avatar
      Stu274 -
      Everytime I try purplerain it sits at the wait for reboot screen with the guy holding the iphone for ages & doesnt do anything else.
      If I try redsnow then it doesnt do anything after the hold down the home button part.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      You do have a 3GS right?
    1. Stu274's Avatar
      Stu274 -
      Yup brand new got it this week.
    1. flopper's Avatar
      flopper -
      i tryt in windows 7 stuck on recovery i think i wait to dev team has finisht job
    1. OpenIntro's Avatar
      OpenIntro -
      Quote Originally Posted by flopper View Post
      i tryt in windows 7 stuck on recovery i think i wait to dev team has finisht job
      I also have a 3GS