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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. ALL DAY's Avatar
      ALL DAY -
      So, I've been in "done, wait for reboot" for a while now... Not sure if it's going to work. On XP SP2(?).
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by neonsector View Post
      works fine in win xp 32 and vista 32 if you follow instructions,

      [IG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Salamis/wrjpg.jpg[/IMG]
      [IG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Salamis/IMG_0003.png[/IMG]
      are you going to post your method for 5 icon rows?
    1. kwickone's Avatar
      kwickone -
      Quote Originally Posted by ALL DAY View Post
      So, I've been in "done, wait for reboot" for a while now... Not sure if it's going to work. On XP SP2(?).
      Try just killing that app window (with upper right x) and restart and do it again. That worked for me on XP.

      Oh yeah, and make sure iTunes is NOT running at the time.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Guys, quit complaining about apps not working with the 3GS. it's a whole new device. Now the developers have root access they can update their apps so they are 3GS compatible. At the moment, if an apps compatible i guess its complete luck.
    1. Squeaky369's Avatar
      Squeaky369 -
      Quote Originally Posted by comthre3 View Post
      did anyone try restoring with a default 3.0 after using purplera1n? can we unjailbreak?
      So... Is this possible, or what?

      I am guessing it is, since I've restored from a JB on a 3G, but this is a whole different thing we are messin with here...

      Anybody try it yet?
    1. ALL DAY's Avatar
      ALL DAY -
      Quote Originally Posted by kwickone View Post
      Try just killing that app window (with upper right x) and restart and do it again. That worked for me on XP.

      Oh yeah, and make sure iTunes is NOT running at the time.
      Thanks! I'll see if it works... EDIT: Worked!

      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      Guys, quit complaining about apps not working with the 3GS. it's a whole new device. Now the developers have root access they can update their apps so they are 3GS compatible. At the moment, if an apps compatible i guess its complete luck.
      Quoted For Truth.
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      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
      Gawd, I remember those days! No GUI for us, just a couple hours of strange doings to our iPhones...
    1. finalfantasy's Avatar
      finalfantasy -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      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
      i acutally like this.. i didnt start JB till 3g came out so for me was so easy... then come too 3gs... lots of little tricks too get stuff working


      On another NOTE

      GPSPHONE (game boy advance for iphone) work Better then the 3G but some intense games like Final Fantasy VI works ok but you hear issues in the sounds and music once in a while. but playable.

      SNES4IPHONE (Snes for the iphone) WORKS FREAKING AWESOME.... OMG WAY BETTER then 3g lol and no issues with any of the games that had issues with 3g lol... IT ROCKS playing FFVI on it right now with sound and no issues
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Jailbreak went great on XP SP3... download of Cydia is taking FOOOOOOOOREVER!
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon_PhoneApart View Post
      Gawd, I remember those days! No GUI for us, just a couple hours of strange doings to our iPhones...
      Ye, i remember i spent a good 2/3 hours hex editing (which ive never done before and never done since) just to get custom ringtones. lol

      And the slow cydia download is a mix between your rubbish internet/wireless data speed and the strain on geohots server from a large number of people worldwide downloading cydia.

      I just got it downloaded in a couple of minutes. Now to test some apps ...
    1. jerrykid323's Avatar
      jerrykid323 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Squeaky369 View Post
      So... Is this possible, or what?

      I am guessing it is, since I've restored from a JB on a 3G, but this is a whole different thing we are messin with here...

      Anybody try it yet?

      YEs I just did it !!

      it works just fine

      I am going to Apple store to try and return my phone because of the horrible battery life and yes, I did all of the fixes and it didnt work.
    1. virtualcappy's Avatar
      virtualcappy -
      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
      Could it be.... different people?
    1. finalfantasy's Avatar
      finalfantasy -
      ya took 30 seconds too download and install cydia for me on wifi. what i did is after JB i shut down Iphone then restarted it. then i went too freeze and installed cydia, then shut it down again and restarted iphone and everything works great

      Quote Originally Posted by virtualcappy View Post
      Could it be.... different people?
      Yes and No some are and some arent
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      ^+1

      And cydia is WAYYYY quicker on the 3GS
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JAG2621 View Post
      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.
      I had an issue but was due to installing status notifier, but like Jag said, let it boot in safemode & uninstall winterboard, then reboot. Now you shouldn't have any issues.
    1. Tundra's Avatar
      Tundra -
      Part two.... Everything was going just fine till I rebooted the devices a few hours later. I am no longer able to load the appstore nor itunes. Anybody else have any issues with them at all?
    1. V.A.M.P's Avatar
      V.A.M.P -
      Worked for me!!!!
    1. southfour's Avatar
      southfour -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      are you going to post your method for 5 icon rows?
      They are packadges in cydia

      for the dock: Five Icon Dock

      For the rest Five-Column SpringBoard
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Quote Originally Posted by rkswat View Post
      Tried on my Vista Premium Black edition, no go.... Windows 7, worked like a charm. Installing Cydia now. WOOT!

      OMG my 3gs is "mine" now!! Cydia whicked fast, had to find a way but put all my apps back on, and loving the speed. For those that said no big difference from 3g.... boy where you wrong. Glad I sold the 3g and picked up the s.
      5 doc and 5 springboard working without issue.
    1. wardrobe22's Avatar
      wardrobe22 -
      i make it all the way but the phone never reboots just stays in recovery and itunes pops up and tell me to restore any suggestions