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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. loco69's Avatar
      loco69 -
      guys check if it works for you if you dont have att sim.. thats really interesting
    1. mutigers42's Avatar
      mutigers42 -
      Just got it working in windows 7 on first try....RC Build 7100 X86


      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

      basically all u have to do is let it freeze it for a second, unplug the usb, close the app and plug it back in and run the program again.

      but worked perfecly - opened the app "Freeze", downloaded cydia

      WINDOWS 7 WORKS
    1. chris3g's Avatar
      chris3g -
      Quote Originally Posted by mutigers42 View Post
      Just got it working in windows 7 on first try....RC Build 7100


      I clicked make it rain, it said "putting in recovery mode" - my phone froze. I then unplugged my usb, and tried to get the phone to response by just pressing the home button and the power, both did nothing.

      I simply closed the app, plugged the USB cable back in, and it kicked the app logo on, then i ran the program again - and it worked perfectly

      basically all u have to do is let it freeze it for a second, unplug the usb, close the app and plug it back in and run the program again.

      but worked perfecly - opened Freeze, downloaded cydie

      WINDOWS 7 WORKS
      x86 or x64 ?
    1. johnrs's Avatar
      johnrs -
      anyone having problems with SSH

      Trying with Cyberduck and getting

      I/O Error: Unexpected end of sftp stream.
      Unexpected end of sftp stream.
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      it sent it through the front usb of mine.
    1. rand0m-her0's Avatar
      rand0m-her0 -
      I have 2 essential upgrades for Cydia, isn't that veeeeiiiiirrrrd???
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by johnrs View Post
      anyone having problems with SSH

      Trying with Cyberduck and getting

      I/O Error: Unexpected end of sftp stream.
      Unexpected end of sftp stream.
      Same problem!
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Quote Originally Posted by pyrotek View Post
      BTW: SBSettings is nice on 3GS.

      154MB Available
      Holy Balls BatMan! Thats over 3x the amount of memory that the 2G has available!
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by johnrs View Post
      anyone having problems with SSH

      Trying with Cyberduck and getting

      I/O Error: Unexpected end of sftp stream.
      Unexpected end of sftp stream.
      I already said this on previous page

      change winSCP login protocol to SCP, don't use SFTP

      http://www.modmyi.com/forums/4703241-post76.html
    1. rand0m-her0's Avatar
      rand0m-her0 -
      This is my first JB'd iPhone. Could someone recommend some programs to download? Thanks!
    1. lillstar12's Avatar
      lillstar12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mutigers42 View Post
      Just got it working in windows 7 on first try....RC Build 7100


      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

      basically all u have to do is let it freeze it for a second, unplug the usb, close the app and plug it back in and run the program again.

      but worked perfecly - opened the app "Freeze", downloaded cydia

      WINDOWS 7 WORKS
      This worked for me just finishing installing cydia now will let you know how it goes but looks good so far
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      I already said this on previous page

      change winSCP login protocol to SCP, don't use SFTP

      http://www.modmyi.com/forums/4703241-post76.html
      Yes, i tired it but no luck

      ive honestly been trying to get this to work all day!

      Thanks for the help BTW.
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by hitman10 View Post
      Yes, i tired it but no luck

      ive honestly been trying to get this to work all day!

      Thanks for the help BTW.


      well i installed SSH, then my winSCP gave me the same errors you guys got. so i changed the login file protocol to SCP and it works.

      i'm currently installing a bunch of downloaded appstore IPA's right now via winSCP
    1. nyr99's Avatar
      nyr99 -
      WOW! That was the easiest jailbreak ever!
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      y dont u just du it the easy way and put them into itunes then download them from there to you pone!
    1. kingkong's Avatar
      kingkong -
      works perfect, though i don't use themes....not able to ssh into phone but sure its due to hardware issues and open ssh?
    1. johnrs's Avatar
      johnrs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post


      well i installed SSH, then my winSCP gave me the same errors you guys got. so i changed the login file protocol to SCP and it works.

      i'm currently installing a bunch of downloaded appstore IPA's right now via winSCP

      yeah thats what I have done..

      Is there a mac version???
    1. gsmumbo's Avatar
      gsmumbo -
      what is the root password for ssh?
    1. Araya213's Avatar
      Araya213 -
      Quote Originally Posted by gsmumbo View Post
      what is the root password for ssh?
      alpine
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by hitman10 View Post
      y dont u just du it the easy way and put them into itunes then download them from there to you pone!
      I wasn't sure if that would work

      so if i download the IPA's from "somewhere" , i can use itunes to install them without fear of being charged?

      and with the ******* thing, i can just use itunes to get them without being charged?