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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"!

    Originally Posted by :
    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?

    Originally Posted by :
    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...

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    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. thu6's Avatar
      thu6 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dale1v View Post
      Honestly, if you're having a hard time pressing the only significant button on the iPhone and want to blame dev team because of that...you shouldn't even be discussing jailbreaks here...You should be improving your motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination.
      People who say dev-team make crappy software in comparison are truly ridculous; even on the superficial level that most of us look at JB at you can still see that's absurd. Some of you follow the mac ethic with such endearment- a part of that ethic is "don't waste your time with updates": but yet you cheer on when you get- Purplera1n RC1 and RC2 within DAYS of each other, just to get it to run properly on certain OS's. Even after these updates- Purplera1n works ONLY on 3GS on 3.0 (then again this is what you get from the very best in jailbreaking ()).
      Version 0.8 not (0.8.1 or 0.8b) of Redsn0w works on multiple devices on firmware up to 3.0.1. this suits me because I regularly jailbreak all the touch devices.
      Jailbreaking is meant to be fun but it's also an unofficial thing- it's time to stop begging for it to be spoonfed to you- the more you do by yourself, however little, the more you learn and the more independent you'll become. Be prepared to press two buttons at once. Be prepared to unplug a USB cable (why this is even a factor in why you choose a jailbreak is extremely depressing; ^^^^ HELLOOOO, BUMP).
      I do wish some of you just look back to 2007 and see how much initiatve had to be taken to get the same job done. Just apply some of that initiative now and see how much further you'll get.

      CDwardell. Hackitavation and unlocking ruins push on a phone, not the jailbreak.
      /applause
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Oh what fun we have
      If people don't like RedSn0w no one is forcing you to use it
    1. sendertimes's Avatar
      sendertimes -
      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 gave him $10.00, I didnt have to ,but I saw good intentions in him.

      Quote Originally Posted by reznor9 View Post
      There is nothing wrong with it for the avid iPhone jailbreaker... but to newbies, nothing beats a simple solitary tap of a button!

      You have to admit, that if you were given the choice of downloading and running one app(purplera1n), and simply plugging in your iPhone, then pressing ONE button... it reboots itself and it is done in about 2 mins or less.

      OR

      Downloading redsn0w... download the 3.9 and 4.6 bootloader... then download the ipsw file... plug in your iPhone, run redsnow... point the app to the ipsw file... now select the jailbreak items... now put your iPhone into DFU manually and wait for a couple mins wondering if you did it correctly... which requires aside from the time locating and downloading all the additinal required files, it takes about 5 mins or more to complete the process...

      Granted both work without problems... which one would you pick?

      Purplera1n would be the winner hands down.

      look at it another way... if you had to jailbreak lets say 15 iPhones in a row... what method would you want to use?

      Both teams are amazing.. but I cant deny that purplera1n was a more attractive solution for me.
      Amen to that...
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      PurpleRa1n did one device provided it was already activated. RedSn0w does multiple devices, unlocks 2Gs, hactivates etc.
      Do you want a screwdriver or the whole tool kit?

      Like I say, if you don't like RedSn0w, don't use it.
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      You guys forgot the only reason Purplera1n was put together was to jailbreak the 3G S only and for no other reason. Plus at the time the Dev Team was saying f@ck you to all the 3G S owners because they didn't want to have to find another hole for 3.1.

      All I have to say is I'm thankful for Purplera1n because if it wasn't for Geohot we would STILL be waiting for a 3G S jailbreak.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      For the record....I wish you could hear the joking tone in my voice when I say the things I do...Losen up you guys, Not everything has to be so serious
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I am always deadly serious!





      Isn't it about time you changed the pic in your sig?
    1. Dutch's Avatar
      Dutch -
      This news just sucks! Especialy after I donated 20 bucks.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Donations for anything should be a thank you for what has already been done, not in expectation of what is yet to come!
    1. tidefever's Avatar
      tidefever -
      Nice work so far
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      wow. what an annoying thread
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      ^^ I know, all because they miss the inferior jailbreak solution
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by stealthbravo View Post
      wow. What an annoying thread :d
      ^^lol +1
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Emelin27 View Post
      ^^ I know, all because they miss the inferior jailbreak solution
      um no. The reason is that 90% of people commenting on the difference between the two jailbreaks have no idea what they are talking about. But you helped make my point so thanks
    1. SuperVee3's Avatar
      SuperVee3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      wow. what an annoying thread
      LoL and i read it all the way to this point
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      What's jailbreak?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      What's jailbreak?
      lol. You are in the 10%
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      um no. The reason is that 90% of people commenting on the difference between the two jailbreaks have no idea what they are talking about. But you helped make my point so thanks
      lol why dont you just say you liked purpelra1n better and i like redsnow better and we were both right.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      I am always deadly serious!





      Isn't it about time you changed the pic in your sig?
      I like it so much tho
    1. pyrotek's Avatar
      pyrotek -
      I'm still using 3.0 purplera1ned 3gs