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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. Deavenger's Avatar
      Deavenger -
      Just adding my experience... I have a 16GB 3GS and just tried it. Worked without an issue. Thanks!!
    1. bmxtreme's Avatar
      bmxtreme -
      I got no service w/ ATT after jailbreaking w/ P-Rain. ANy idea?
    1. ALL DAY's Avatar
      ALL DAY -
      ^Use Redsn0w? Haha...
    1. bmxtreme's Avatar
      bmxtreme -
      hmm..sux. I wll try Redsn0w then

      rsnow doesn't help either, but I didn't do a restore after prain. Darn, gotta wipe the phone again.
    1. millssj's Avatar
      millssj -
      never rebooted. waited 15 mins. going overseas need sim cards unlocked. help!
    1. tarar009's Avatar
      tarar009 -
      it gets stuck at "Done, Wait for Reboot" and doesn't boot after that. HELP!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Did you force reset it?
    1. tarar009's Avatar
      tarar009 -
      yes I did all that. I tried doing it without sim, with sim, and I also tried doing it again and again but didn't HELP ME AT ALL! It just gets stuck at same place Same thing "Done, Wait for Reboot"
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      did you try redsnow?
    1. tarar009's Avatar
      tarar009 -
      IT is asking me for the IPSW for current firmware, where do I download that from?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      3GS 3.0 ipsw
    1. djjessejames's Avatar
      djjessejames -
      BIG *** SHOUT OUT TO STEALTHBRAVO AND ALL THE PROPS AN LOVE I AM FEELING RIGHT NOW. MAN IT HAS BEEN SO LONG VANILLA WHEN THE RAIN WORKED AND CYDIA POPPED UP MY EYES STARTED TO TEAR UP. SWEAR ON MY MOMMAS EYES.
      THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! WERE IT NOT FOR UR RECOMMENDATION AND POST I WOULD HAVE NEVER USED A BETA ANYTHING. THANKS HOMIE : )

      Hell ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Been waiting 5 months for a patch or rework of redsn0w to jb my 3gs with as I have always had sucess with sn0w jbs. Finaly desided to try PR and wow!!!
      Hella easy and worked second time! Redsn0w was attemped again before and it was prob close to 100 trys with it with 0% luck.
      I am so stoked.
      Thanks for the poll and getting me to change mind. I know it has been posted 4 months but it was reading it again that had me try out tha ra1n. I would have NEVER used a beta but again... wow. now to turn this boring Apple device into somewhat of my own creations... FU*KIN' WOOOO....
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      RedSn0w works fine with the 3GS - on FW3.01 as well...
    1. rvega322's Avatar
      rvega322 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rand0m-her0 View Post
      make sure you have "iTunesMobileDevice.dll" at path: "C:Program FilesCommon FilesAppleMobile Device Supportbin"

      next, put purplera1n.exe in a file with the ra1nyday file you got earlier this week.

      run purplera1n.exe

      it should roll through everything. Mine did the USB cord to cd with music note thing but then jumped through to the purplera1n image.

      if it gets stuck in recovery mode again, use quickpwn.

      hopefully this helps.

      That being said, I got a few PM's saying you DONT need the ra1nyday file. Personally mine worked the second I put the ra1nyday file in the same folder as purplera1n.exe... so I'm thinking it needed it there. Also, make sure your phone is plugged into the BACK of the computer and NOT the front. purplera1n CAN NOT send commands threw the front USB plugs
      im having problem how can i change the path i got the program at a pen drive and it dosent work i get the error page
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      PurpleRa1n has been replaced by BlackRa1n - why not use that? It's a lot easier!
    1. ufcsean's Avatar
      ufcsean -
      What's wrong with using blackra1n???? I always use that with my 3GS and its fine so what is the actual point in this release could someone let me know please
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by ufcsean View Post
      What's wrong with using blackra1n???? I always use that with my 3GS and its fine so what is the actual point in this release could someone let me know please
      This release? You mean PurpeRa1n? Which was released well before BlackRa1n was ever thought of and for an earlier FW?

      I've no idea.
    1. ufcsean's Avatar
      ufcsean -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      This release? You mean PurpeRa1n? Which was released well before BlackRa1n was ever thought of and for an earlier FW?

      I've no idea.
      oops my bad didn't see the date, this came up as a new post? No need to be sarcastic and cocky about it... P.S buy a 3GS