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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. neonsector's Avatar
      neonsector -
      works fine in win xp 32 and vista 32 if you follow instructions,


    1. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      the weatherman is reporting TORRENTial rain of XP heading my way
    1. fattylumpkin's Avatar
      fattylumpkin -
      Quote Originally Posted by takeiteasym3 View Post
      Ok removed voip and now the app store app works. thakns

      the last thing left to fix is ssh. i am getting this error
      Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running a SFTP server?

      Change the protocol to SCP when SSHing. It worked for me. I have changed my SMS sounds that way.
    1. Pistol1's Avatar
      Pistol1 -
      Well, respect to GeoHot for getting it out there, but let's be honest, purplera1n does not compete with a Dev Team release in terms of usability.

      Only works on Windows XP, and if it doesn't work off the bat for you even then, you have to perform various acts of black magic to get it working.

      Sure, a nice small executable is good, but at least if Cydia were packaged with it, you wouldn't have to wait for an age for the iPhone to download it (mine is still downloading it 15 mins after starting!!)

      I know that the dev team have been taking a lot of flak for not releasing earlier, but at least when they do, you know it will be a robust solution.

      Purplera1n is great for those who absolutely must JB at the earliest opportunity (and yes, that does include me ) and are prepared to jump through hoops if necessary to get it working. But there is room for both approaches, they are not mutually exclusive - so cut the dev team some slack!
    1. brianturney's Avatar
      brianturney -
      Quote Originally Posted by dfc420 View Post
      Stuck in recovery mode, tried 3 different machines. Vista-32 bit, vista 32bit, and vista 64 bit.

      All 3 gets to wait for reboot but it never does only stays in recovery mode.
      My 3GS did the same thing. tried win7, vista, xp pro. no luck. gets me stuck each time in recovery mode where I have to manually put it into DFU mode and do a full restore. buuuummer.
    1. takeiteasym3's Avatar
      takeiteasym3 -
      you guys are the best!! thanks

      Got one more question. if tricker 3g and voip3g don't work is there any other way?
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by finalfantasy View Post
      Lol i find funny how ppl complained that they wanted the JB too come out ASAP and nomatter how complicated it was they wanted it now and they can deal with the complexity of the jb. now that its out... theres a simple solution. Install WinXP for those that have troubles with mac/win7 or vista thats all
      This is how jailbreaking used to be back in the 1.x days, when geohots was around more and before the dev team.

      This is when it's fun and scary
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Tried on my Vista Premium Black edition, no go.... Windows 7, worked like a charm. Installing Cydia now. WOOT!
    1. angeloma420's Avatar
      angeloma420 -
      So i can verify this DOES work on win7 rc 32bit. at first it didn't work but then i noticed itunes was opened. i closed itunes, tried again and worked perfect.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      ***
      INFO: welcome to purplera1n for windows
      INFO: button clicked
      INFO: internal device callback called
      INFO: callbacks registered
      INFO: sent enter recovery command
      INFO: internal recovery callback called
      INFO: unregistered normal mode callback
      INFO: go go gadget ra1n
      INFO: said hi
      INFO: sent exp1
      INFO: uploading payload
      ERROR: usb send file failed
      ERROR: payload upload failed
      WARN: wtf who called this?
      INFO: global callback finished

      That is what I get in my .txt file.
    1. iPhoneMuscle's Avatar
      iPhoneMuscle -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zwayne View Post
      Now to get cyduck to work???
      I'm trying too.... theres a padlock on the it... Let me know...
    1. rand0m-her0's Avatar
      rand0m-her0 -
      just a heads up to anyone who likes the app "iMob"..... DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE RESPECT APPS. WHEN YOU OPEN THEM UP iMOB KNOWS YOU DIDNT PURCHASE THEM AND SAYS "You have attempted to trick the don, you gained 1 respect point for this.". I DO NOT KNOW IF THEY CAN FORWARD YOUR INFORMATION OR NOT. Just a heads up

      rand0m
    1. iainmann's Avatar
      iainmann -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pistol1 View Post
      Well, respect to GeoHot for getting it out there, but let's be honest, purplera1n does not compete with a Dev Team release in terms of usability.

      Only works on Windows XP, and if it doesn't work off the bat for you even then, you have to perform various acts of black magic to get it working.

      Sure, a nice small executable is good, but at least if Cydia were packaged with it, you wouldn't have to wait for an age for the iPhone to download it (mine is still downloading it 15 mins after starting!!)

      I know that the dev team have been taking a lot of flak for not releasing earlier, but at least when they do, you know it will be a robust solution.

      Purplera1n is great for those who absolutely must JB at the earliest opportunity (and yes, that does include me ) and are prepared to jump through hoops if necessary to get it working. But there is room for both approaches, they are not mutually exclusive - so cut the dev team some slack!
      Well, I found purplera1n the easiest jailbreak I've done. I'm using Vista 32 and it did hang before rebooting...but just closed purplera1n and restarted it and it flew through. Well done GH
    1. thu6's Avatar
      thu6 -
      So people are reporting crashes on running tricker3g, voipover3g, and backgrounder? Not to mention no winterboard and buggy install, mass errors? idk but these few apps are essential. a jb without these just isnt worth it imo.

      devteam put the heat on for this to be released prematurely. shouldve waited just a day or two longer and worked out the obvious.

      ill continue the wait. no way im puttin this on my phone as is.
    1. rand0m-her0's Avatar
      rand0m-her0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by neonsector View Post
      works fine in win xp 32 and vista 32 if you follow instructions,


      how did you get 5 icons per row?! I need this!!
    1. LuciferChaos's Avatar
      LuciferChaos -
      No luck on Vista SP2 x86 or Windows 7 RC x64.

      Worked perfectly in a XP Parallels VM on OS X tho

      Great work George - thanks!
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      darn. Veency doesn't work makes it run in safe mode
    1. cushcalc's Avatar
      cushcalc -
      purplera1n worked fine first time for me, Windows XP Home SP3.

      Did the iPhone reboot, and Cydia was there.

      SBSettings works fine.

      hClipboard does not work - AVOID!

      iRealSMS does not work, even with the supposedly 3.0 compatible version - put me into safe mode, was able to remove.

      Rotations is a BIG NO-NO! Put me into an endless loop of rebooting. RockYourPhone was actually helpful in that it put phone into Recovery Mode, then I had to pull the USB connection while it was in Recovery Mode, uninstall RockYourPhone, go into iTunes and do a complete Restore.

      AVOID Voicemail Forwarder: doesn't work - causes Phone app to quit!

      5-row QWERTY keyboard doesn't work, but doesn't crash anything - can uninstall in Cydia.
    1. iPhoneMuscle's Avatar
      iPhoneMuscle -
      SWEET! Spotlight reconizes cydia apps...
    1. chris3g's Avatar
      chris3g -
      Quote Originally Posted by LuciferChaos View Post
      No luck on Vista SP2 x86 or Windows 7 RC x64.

      Worked perfectly in a XP Parallels VM on OS X tho

      Great work George - thanks!
      Same for me, no go on Win7 RC x64 or Virtual XP Mode.

      I really didnt want to install itunes on my parallels virtual machine as i have it running on an SSD with limited space and like to keep it as trimmed as possible, but i just did it and it does work