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    [ame=http://www.vimeo.com/5431060]iPhone 3GS Unlock Demonstration on Vimeo[/ame]


    Lets keep this short and sweet. Yes, iPhone 3GS can be unlocked. No you can't yet (jailbreak and what not isn't released).

    Until then the devs say DO NOT UPGRADE to firmware 3.1 if you want to be sure you can unlock when the 3GS jailbreak is released.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Hello iPhone 3GS ultrasn0w started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 125 Comments
    1. Bleeditout2130's Avatar
      Bleeditout2130 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mac3194 View Post
      how long r u supposed to wait for reboot its been 10 min
      32bit vista
      It should be very quick. I'd recommend only using this on XP for the average user.
    1. toddc's Avatar
      toddc -
      Quote Originally Posted by mac3194 View Post
      how long r u supposed to wait for reboot its been 10 min
      32bit vista
      Well I have XP and what I did was run the file, the phone rebooted and came up with the itunes & usb plug screen... then closed out of purplera1n and ran it again, this time I saw the pic of geohot (the same one on the website) and the phone rebooted automatically within a minute, then I had the freeze icon and ran that which installed cydia... should be gtg after that...

      i guess if you were already in recovery mode and ran the purplerain program it would go through fine, i dont think the program waits long enough for the phone to go into recovery mode to execute some commands, so the code he's injecting isn't fully uploading to the phone when it's in normal mode... im sure he'll fix this or the dev team will just release redsn0w now that there's no point in them waiting lol
    1. simes6600's Avatar
      simes6600 -
      tried it on XP SP3 with latest iTunes.

      when connect my 3GS, run purplera1n and click "make it rain", the exe crashes with usual "encountered a prob and needs to close" blurb.

      so i need to be specifically running on SP2?

      bah!
    1. NArush's Avatar
      NArush -
      For me:

      iBlacklist works
      MxTube and iSmart Dialer works
      SBSettings works
      Open SSH works

      Only problem is that my Cydia icon has 'switched' to ereader's icon and MxTube has facebook. Can prob fix it thru ssh.
    1. mac3194's Avatar
      mac3194 -
      thanks for quick reply ill try on an XP computer later
    1. toddc's Avatar
      toddc -
      Quote Originally Posted by simes6600 View Post
      tried it on XP SP3 with latest iTunes.

      when connect my 3GS, run purplera1n and click "make it rain", the exe crashes with usual "encountered a prob and needs to close" blurb.

      so i need to be specifically running on SP2?

      bah!

      Worked on WinXP - SP3 For me...
    1. zerobrand's Avatar
      zerobrand -
      the Purplerain JB is CRAP, doesn't work with me and tried 5 times restoring and i'm ALWAYS stuck on the "Wait for reboot" screen!! Don't waste your time on this! And i've hear Winterboard doesn't work, you might lose your wifi signal if you use ultrasn0w, wait for a better version of it or DEVTEAM

      oh and i'm using vista 32bits.
    1. ukimportz's Avatar
      ukimportz -
      Quote Originally Posted by zerobrand View Post
      the Purplerain JB is CRAP, doesn't work with me and tried 5 times restoring and i'm ALWAYS stuck on the "Wait for reboot" screen!! Don't waste your time on this! And i've hear Winterboard doesn't work, you might lose your wifi signal if you use ultrasn0w, wait for a better version of it or DEVTEAM

      oh and i'm using vista 32bits.
      the jailbreak has worked fine but i have lost my wifi after installing ultrasn0w

      i'll use it for the time being as i need the unlock for my voda sim but as soon as there's a more stable version i'll restore & install that.
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      seems to go fine until i am supposed to see cydia. then there is just no cydia to be found?? oh well. what do you expect from a 16 year old? cool its working for some...
    1. mac3194's Avatar
      mac3194 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rryyddeerr View Post
      seems to go fine until i am supposed to see cydia. then there is just no cydia to be found?? oh well. what do you expect from a 16 year old? cool its working for some...
      u have to run freez first and that downloads cydia
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      put my phone in recovery, started the exe, clicked make it rain, one second later and it now says "done, wait for reboot." been waiting for 5 minutes now

      vista

      also tried xp sp2 compatability mode, clicked make it rain, and it just sat there
    1. Neo-Tech's Avatar
      Neo-Tech -
      Reboot manually? And can't wait to try this for myself, heck I can't wait to get my hands on a 3GS.
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      Quote Originally Posted by mac3194 View Post
      u have to run freez first and that downloads cydia
      yes, i understand that. freez runs, downloads cydia, then says its finished. when i close freez, there is no cydia to be found on my SB. I mean, sure, maybe its somewhere, but where?
    1. Rev3rEND's Avatar
      Rev3rEND -
      How about you try installing it thru freeze and resetting your phone.

      Only issue I have is with Winterboard. And that'll probably be fixed with a patch and doubtful it's an issue with the actual jailbreak, something with 3GS I guess.

      Just because you can't figure it out doesn't mean it's crap or that it's because he's 16. Where you able to unlock an jailbreak the very first iPhone, turn around and trade for a new car and a handful of MORE IPHONES. Yeah didn't think so. Show some props
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      put my phone in recovery, started the exe, clicked make it rain, one second later and it now says "done, wait for reboot." been waiting for 5 minutes now
      tried on xp sp3 too, and the program crashes when i click make it rain
    1. toddc's Avatar
      toddc -
      Quote Originally Posted by rryyddeerr View Post
      yes, i understand that. freez runs, downloads cydia, then says its finished. when i close freez, there is no cydia to be found on my SB. I mean, sure, maybe its somewhere, but where?
      Did you respring aka restart your phone ? I had to reboot for cydia to show after running freeze. Cydia working great, SBS Settings working great....backrounder WORKING GREAT ... i'm flipping through web pages, email etc while streaming internet radio in the backround and it's working awesome... maybe the 150+ MB of free memory (extra 3GS cpu/memory) while im doing all this has something to do with it.... this was probably the difference between sending the phone back and keeping it for me.
    1. HitNWakes's Avatar
      HitNWakes -
      Hmm, When I using winSCP It connects then I get a connection sent command 0 exit. Anyone else?

      32gb 3GS
      XP SP3
      Purplera1n JB (no problems)

      Just got in. Settings were set as sftp. FYI!
    1. dmerrill's Avatar
      dmerrill -
      No problems here, ran purplera1n on XP sp3, had to restart freeze the first time, it froze (LOL) about a quarter in, but ran fine after I exited, rebooted and tried again. Then a reboot to see cydia. After that the only probem I have had is winterboard, and like others have said, there will be a fix coming for that eventually, saurick knows it is a problem. At least I have my 5-icon dock & springboard back and CATEGORIES!! Hurray! I have heard alot of people are losing their wi-fi after untrasn0w, but fortunately I don't need the unlock, feel bad for those who do...
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      purplerain created a log file with the error


      INFO: welcome to purplera1n for windows
      INFO: button clicked
      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
      INFO: callbacks registered
      INFO: unused callback called
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zerobrand View Post
      the Purplerain JB is CRAP, doesn't work with me and tried 5 times restoring and i'm ALWAYS stuck on the "Wait for reboot" screen!! Don't waste your time on this! And i've hear Winterboard doesn't work, you might lose your wifi signal if you use ultrasn0w, wait for a better version of it or DEVTEAM

      oh and i'm using vista 32bits.
      I don't see you making a tool and sharing with everyone!!
      If you can't read, it's still in BETA!!!!!!!!!!
      Note: Beta