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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. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      I beg to differ. As far as I know (for I wasn't around at the time) jailbreakme.com was the easiest jailbreak ever.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ no way. It was easy but not easier
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      maybe if I had a 3GS I would know what's all the hype about PR, care to share?
      either way, Redsn0w is nowhere near complicated.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      no, i am tired of making a case for it. If people dont get it then thats their problem
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      And you choose now to?!?
    1. PCeasar's Avatar
      PCeasar -
      I like the Devteams JB, it helped me out initially with alot of JB's but to anyone who wants to pretend they are truly hacking something by clicking a few buttons and downloading ipsw's, thats not hacking my friend, neither method of JB, thats clicking a button or downloading ipsw's. Geo and the devteam are the tru hackers and maybe I am too lol hehe. Anyhow, with that said if you truly accept that all you are is a button clicker I don't see why one wouldnt favor the one button click over the multiple download of ipsw's and the unnecessary restoring of a phone causing you to have to begin from start etc etc.

      I applaud both developers/hackers but at the end of the day, facts are facts, and "ease of use" is quite quantifiable in this case. If you just want to make a comment for the sake of making comments .....move along you're flooding the thread with your lack of thought and contaminating it. Seessh.

      On another note Melech518, fellow Floridian where can I find your theme again the MACBook 3.0? Been scouring cydia through the MMI repo. I must be missing something, that theme looks awesome.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      just click my sig, it will take you to the download page, ssh into your phone. Kyle hasnt put it on the repo, still dont know why hmmmm
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      You changed your sig!

      Oh and redsn0w DOES NOT require you to restore your phone!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Great sig bro!
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Im going to get the tattoo in an hour
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      LMAO. Do it
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      That looks so fake
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by melech518 View Post
      ^^lmao
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Its real dammit!!!!
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Sure it is....
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Looks legit
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      dont you see the giant bulge from the swelling???
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Ohh.. so that's what that was...
    1. thu6's Avatar
      thu6 -
      lol @ the pom-pom squad.