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  • GeoHotz says R.I.P Purplesn0w and purplera1n


    GeoHotz announced yesterday that he will not be updating the Purplesn0w and purplera1n tools for OS 3.0.1. In fact, he won't be updating them at all. One reason - the DevTeam tools already work. He also mentions that the tools were merely a proof of concept, trying to show better and much more painless jailbreak methods exist than the DevTeam's, which he claims to be "complex"!

    I code to make things simple, hacky, and fast. Dev codes to make things proper, slow, and complicated; redsn0w works OOTB. [...] Someone enterprising out there could probably fix it, it's just the kernel patches that are in the wrong place. Exploit and 99% of payload will work fine. But otherwise, purplera1n RIP.
    GeoHotz says those willing can customize his patches to work on the new firmware with a minimum amount of changes, as most of the payload works - it's just a matter of changing the spot where the tool tackles in the kernel. Although... hey, what's wrong with proper? Can't he do simple, proper, and fast?

    If I do another tool release, it'll hit the ipt3 and ra1nydayless 3GS. Told you I had more holes.
    Finally, he ends the blog on a good note having said that he may still do work for the iPhone / iPod Touch community and will be releasing some nice solution once the iPod Touch 3 is out, as he claims to to have some more holes...

    via iPhonejtag
    This article was originally published in forum thread: GeoHotz says R.I.P Purplesn0w and purplera1n started by sayam View original post
    Comments 151 Comments
    1. josito's Avatar
      josito -
      I'm not a big hacky kind of guy, infact up untill I purchased my iPhone I had never hacked anything in my life. That being said, I do apreciate the way hackers (most of them) offer most of their services and fruits of their hard work for free. I would never pay someone who sells a product that could potentially destroy a very expensive piece of equipment. Unless they offered a warranty that would pay for the replacement of that equipment. Redsnow worked and works just fine for me, I know nothing about hacking and the process of holding down buttons for a couple of seconds, IMO should not be categorized as complicated.

      And yes Ik no 1 gives a ratZ Azz bout MO.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by emelin27 View Post
      lol why dont you just say you liked purpelra1n better and i like redsnow better and we were both right.
      ok
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Wow.. Stealth is right, this is an annoying thead
    1. arfreitas12's Avatar
      arfreitas12 -
      Correct me if im wrong but if it wasnt for geohot we wouldnt have this jailbreak at all? Seeing as he was the one that found the exploit.... and he was the one who jailbroke not only the first iphone 3gs but the first iphone in the world? With that being said if it wasnt for him the dev team wouldnt have jailbreaking software out.
    1. spittips101's Avatar
      spittips101 -
      I think it would be best for him to not come out with anything again and just work with the Dev Team on his ideas. There is no need for two jailbreak/unlocks
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      Wow.. Stealth is right
      Thanks for the support
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      He has been working with the Dev team since day one pal lol, Who do you think fond the exploits?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      He has been working with the Dev team since day one pal lol, Who do you think fond the exploits?
      +1


      Hows the 3GS bro?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      White screen lol...Im pretty sure only the LCD is fried, everything else is looking good. Ill pick up another one for $40 and pop it in and see what happens...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ that sucks
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Im going to try to pick up another one in the morning....I think I still have an upgrade hmm?? we will see
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      another strange thread, about 50% of the comments are so out of whack.lmao
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Im going to try to pick up another one in the morning....I think I still have an upgrade hmm?? we will see
      Oh yea the unlimited upgrade trick
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      You got it!

      @blkcadi...You know how we do
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ I need to grab another 3GS too. Maybe next week
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post

      @blkcadi...You know how we do
      I know how you roll buddy.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ haha. Ordering now
    1. PCeasar's Avatar
      PCeasar -
      Well Geo...sorry that you've moved on buddy, I was happy to donate to your cause hope you bought some beer. Regardless of what any others say this was the simplest Jailbreak EVER made, and from personal experience I've actually brought more people to the "Darkside" so to speak as Apple sees it, due to the simplicity of purplera1n. The techy and non techy, whats so difficult about just clicking "make it ra1n" no searching for ipsw's no need to go through a whole new restore. Trust me this was the easiest I just bought another 3Gs white this time and the process remains solid and worthy of praise, maybe the quickpwn people should pick the tool up.

      Thanks again George!
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      No way! Haha, full price? on where Att or apple?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ +1