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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. rud3bwoy's Avatar
      rud3bwoy -
      Anyone can help me out got a 3gs but no activated sim card and itunes is asking me for a social and zip code when i plug in my 3gs,it has a sim card from the previous buyer but i don't have his info of course so that sim is no good for me

      any way around activation?

      if i use my mothers sim card and put in her info would all be good?


      also would the dev teams release include a activate for us?
    1. zerobrand's Avatar
      zerobrand -
      stay away.

      B-E-T-A
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      I don't think anyone saw, but they posted the jailbreak for Mac, Cash7c3 can you tell us why it is now taken off? Haha.
    1. gsmumbo's Avatar
      gsmumbo -
      how long does it take? my purplera1n says "running..." and my iphone looks to be in recovery mode(usb cable with arrow pointing to iTunes logo). It's been like that for a little while now. Am I good or is it stuck?
    1. watzup's Avatar
      watzup -
      wtf
    1. thu6's Avatar
      thu6 -
      Rushed? Shouldve ironed out a couple wrinkles before release maybe?
    1. JAG2621's Avatar
      JAG2621 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RdGzKp View Post
      yea my winterboard put my phone into safemode so i'm rejailbreakin it n not downloading that i dont need it that bad so i'll b happy with free apps

      All i had to do is when it booted in safe mode was to uninstall winterboard and i was good to go. Other than that its working fine ( no winterboiard of course). I used xp. People seem to be having a problem with vista.
    1. johnrs's Avatar
      johnrs -
      is this JB anything to do with getting your iBEC and iBSS first or do you just run purplera1n
    1. thedanks's Avatar
      thedanks -
      5 bucks to first person that figures out how to get tricker3g working.
    1. redone05's Avatar
      redone05 -
      Do you need and internet connection for this to work. I'm at work for another 3 hrs.
    1. pyrotek's Avatar
      pyrotek -
      Works beatifully on WinXP SP3
    1. Mitchel's Avatar
      Mitchel -
      It didn't work for me using Vista, but it did when I switched over to an XP machine. Good to have Intelliscreen back!!
    1. gorduxo's Avatar
      gorduxo -
      ok i testet it on vmware xp pro...running on a mbp. worked like a charm...but has a few kinks to it...

      kill itunes helper in the activity monitor
      start you xp or vista (has to be english)
      get itunes...
      plug in the iphone and set fusion to connect to it
      wait 'til itunes shows the phone (don't close itunes...just leave it open til done)
      execute purple
      the phone should go to recovery mode
      my purple stopped working then, so i executed again while the phone was still in recovery mode
      the it should show a pic
      wait
      wait
      after 10 or so minute the iphone should reboot it self (just wait until it does)
      back on springboard
      restart phone
      look for the app freeze open it wait to download cydia and off you go...

      don't get winterboard (fiveicons and such still work) and if it crashes into safemode just uninstall the last app and restart...no fuzz...really easy ant nothing gets lost in the process...but to be on the safe side make a backup first....
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thu6 View Post
      Rushed? Shouldve ironed out a couple wrinkles before release maybe?
      Hahahahahaha. I think that might be what they're doing with the one they took back for the Mac.
    1. unlvsac's Avatar
      unlvsac -
      Will downloading ultrasn0w from cydia unlock after the purplera1n jailbreak? No need for me to JB yet if I cant unlock. Thanks for any reply's.
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      I don't think anyone saw, but they posted the jailbreak for Mac, Cash7c3 can you tell us why it is now taken off? Haha.
    1. Goodfellauk's Avatar
      Goodfellauk -
      i tried it and didnt work for me iphone froze in recovery mode I will wait on the dev release as the creases will be ironed out by then )
    1. ukimportz's Avatar
      ukimportz -
      Quote Originally Posted by unlvsac View Post
      Will downloading ultrasn0w from cydia unlock after the purplera1n jailbreak? No need for me to JB yet if I cant unlock. Thanks for any reply's.
      i've unlocked with ultrasn0w & now works with my voda sim fine but now my wifi network cannot be found, i've heard others that are having the same problem after unlocking with ultrasn0w
    1. pyrotek's Avatar
      pyrotek -
      BTW: SBSettings is nice on 3GS.

      154MB Available
    1. SharpieBandit's Avatar
      SharpieBandit -
      Guys over at BigBoss' site, he says it HAS to be 32bit Windows XP AND you have to be using iTunes 8.2.0.23

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