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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. nickswagger's Avatar
      nickswagger -
      damn, that sux. I really like the simplicity of the purplera1n jailbreak. one button, no more no less.

      RIP purplera1n
    1. Nickel's Avatar
      Nickel -
      purpelra1n was soooo easey i will miss ya maan, still the king is dead long live the king.....still, happy days so long as theres a way
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      RedSn0w is just soooo hard.


      If you don't have opposable thumbs.


    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^Oh.. that would explain it.
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      RedSn0w is just soooo hard.


      If you don't have opposable thumbs.


      haha
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^ I hear ya, Confucius just cracks me up some times. It's like reality slaps you in the face when he speaks. lolz
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^Haha. That's why I love talking to him
    1. thu6's Avatar
      thu6 -
      anyone have a tutorial on how to hold your home button while inserting usb for redsn0w's jb?

      lol, people are a trip...complicated, pff.
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Yeah, redsn0w is hilarious after 20+ attempts on 3 diff PC's and mac under 3.0.1 yet only 2 on one PC under 3.0. what a laugh not having all my cydia apps I enjoy no longer present
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Ozdude - are you seriously suggesting you can't run RedSn0w?
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      Hell my phone is still Purplera1ned and will remain that way until an update worth installing comes out of Apple's A55.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ +1
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      ^+2
    1. Dutch's Avatar
      Dutch -
      ^+3
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      + 3.141592653
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      yuummmyyyyyyy^
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Ozdude - are you seriously suggesting you can't run RedSn0w?
      Ah what I'm saying is there are people such as myself that cannot after trying every possible solution, get past the waiting for reboot stage in RedSn0w. I've seen this on 2 32 3GS's now, one just trying to jailbreak 3.0 and mine trying to jailbreak 3.0.1. It's currently being dicussed in this thread.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^I have yet to see someone that can't resolve this problem.
      What is the name of the ipsw file you're using?
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      ^I have yet to see someone that can't resolve this problem.
      What is the name of the ipsw file you're using?
      Oh for crying out loud, please don't go back over ground covered directly in that thread I pointed to, that's why I mentioned it. All areas have been covered, nothing whatsoever to do with the IPSW, it is correct 3.0 from right here on this site. I went through the timewasting process of second guessing myself and re-downloading the 3.0 IPSW several days ago now, just in the hope I'd some how been a moron and screwed it up. No diff. As I said I had to use purplera1n on a friends 3GS a couple of weeks ago after like 15+ attempts at redsn0w on 2 PCs yielded the same waiting for reboot issue, yet my 3GS is did a few days after I got it was fine. Now I'm having this same issue with my phone under 3.0.1.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      ^chill pill?