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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. chaingang54's Avatar
      chaingang54 -
      I wish he still continued it, very easy to unlock your iPhone with just 2 clicks!
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      I see it now- the return of ZiPhone
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Wow I actually posted about this when it was announced.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      The Dev Team's jailbreak is more complex than Geohot's. Why is this article written like that's an untrue statement?
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      redsn0w works fine for me.
    1. daching's Avatar
      daching -
      No more purplesn0w? =(
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Maybe he should charge a buck or two. Maybe that would motivate him to continue. Who wouldnt pay for a jailbreak? I would.
    1. ianbroste's Avatar
      ianbroste -
      ugh guess ill have to redsnow when I decide to update with 3.1 probably. but purplerain was so easy!

      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      Maybe he should charge a buck or two. Maybe that would motivate him to continue. Who wouldnt pay for a jailbreak? I would.
      I wouldnt as long as rednow is free
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      I've never used "purpelra1n"; always have used Dev-Team stuff and never found it complicated to jailbreak or unlock. What's so complex about, "holding home button and sleep/wake button for five seconds, then releasing sleep/wake button and keep on holding home button for ten seconds?

      nothing is.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ lmao. It's not complex on your end.
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Quote Originally Posted by Emelin27 View Post
      I've never used "purpelra1n"; always have used Dev-Team stuff and never found it complicated to jailbreak or unlock. What's so complex about, "holding home button and sleep/wake button for five seconds, then releasing sleep/wake button and keep on holding home button for ten seconds?

      nothing is.
      Agree^ Just some people cant do that.
    1. Electrodaktylus's Avatar
      Electrodaktylus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Emelin27 View Post
      I've never used "purpelra1n"; always have used Dev-Team stuff and never found it complicated to jailbreak or unlock. What's so complex about, "holding home button and sleep/wake button for five seconds, then releasing sleep/wake button and keep on holding home button for ten seconds?

      nothing is.
      Yeah there's nothing wrong with that. Actually it gives me the sensation that "I'm mechanically hacking my iPhone"
      And since you only have to jailbrake once in awhile, who cares!

      Thanks to Geo for his purplera1n solution, who calm my anxiety when there was no jailbrake available for 3GS and DevTeam was talking about holding it longer.

      Also I used the redsn0w after Winterboard was updated, and there is no difference in functionality. Thanks to DevTeam for their ongoing commitment and hardwork.
    1. timbo's Avatar
      timbo -
      Purplera1n was so easy to use. I'll miss it. I love the purplerain ART WORK. Does LogoMe still work?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I am speechless...Oh well, I guess I will be holding the home button and plugging in the usb for the rest of time...sad sad story. I like pushing a button and relaxing....
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I am speechless...Oh well, I guess I will be holding the home button and plugging in the usb for the rest of time...sad sad story. I like pushing a button and relaxing....
      +1

      No worries. There is something special coming for 3.1
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      So I've heard...Im sure you will be keeping me well informed
    1. pentatonic145's Avatar
      pentatonic145 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Emelin27 View Post
      I've never used "purpelra1n"; always have used Dev-Team stuff and never found it complicated to jailbreak or unlock. What's so complex about, "holding home button and sleep/wake button for five seconds, then releasing sleep/wake button and keep on holding home button for ten seconds?
      Correct me if I'm wrong (seriously, because I could be mistaken here) but...

      Don't you also have to have an ipsw laying around for RedSn0w? And it is like doing a restore - blows away all your settings, right? You have to re-configure email accounts, wifi info, set up VM again, etc.

      With Purplera1n it just jailbreaks the device - you don't have to restore jack - it is much cleaner... at least that's my impression...

      Also, Saurik appears to have something up his sleeve, per Cydia: "saurik is working on something that is going to make the upgrade process a lot simpler for people who are already using jailbroken devices."
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      ^ no you don't restore to use redsn0w, and technically speaking purplera1n is the dirtier method.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by dale1v View Post
      ^ no you don't restore to use redsn0w, and technically speaking purplera1n is the dirtier method.
      lmao
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      lol what