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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 -
      +1 ^

      Okay I'm sorry I don't have the time or energy to read through a multiple page thread, I'm just trying to help
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      You're doing a GREAT job! Keep it up...
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozdude View Post
      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.
      ^^^Do you want to sell it?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      I'll buy it for $20
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      HAHA, sell it to her come on!
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      ^chill pill?
      Yeah, I can laugh now that a solution has arisen. RedSn0w's install method has been modified to work under restore and not DFU and bingo problem solved. I now know it wasn't somehow me.

      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      +1 ^

      Okay I'm sorry I don't have the time or energy to read through a multiple page thread, I'm just trying to help :
      If I a penny for everytime I've heard that old chestnut. Wasn't needed, for 30sec of your precious time you could have gone straight to the last page(of all of the 2 and a bit of them!) and gotten an understanding.


      Quote Originally Posted by Zwayne View Post
      ^^^Do you want to sell it?
      Huh, yeah right LOL. Gee even the mods are comedians around here!
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozdude View Post
      Huh, yeah right LOL. Gee even the mods are comedians around here!
      oh the mods are the worst around here.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -


      @Ozdude
      The 2 people trying to help you @angiepangie and @confucious are both mods on the Dev team blog. If anyone knows their stuff as far as redsn0w it is the 2 of them. Try not to be so rude when all they are trying to do is help you. If you logged onto the dev team blog complaining of the same issue they would be the ones to help you there as well. I am sorry but if you cant figure it out, or accept their help well then....
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      oh the mods are the worst around here.
      I don't think so, time for fun and a time for play. Being able to differentiate is what makes some better than others, in life as well as being mods. just sayin'
    1. compilez's Avatar
      compilez -
      I was never able to use Purplesn0w cause I'm still on a PPC Mac. So couldn't say how well it worked, but redsn0w works great for ppc and intels. I do hope that Geohotz does hang around the community and supply us with his knowledge as he has done from the beginning.
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post


      @Ozdude
      The 2 people trying to help you @angiepangie and @confucious are both mods on the Dev team blog. If anyone knows their stuff as far as redsn0w it is the 2 of them. Try not to be so rude when all they are trying to do is help you. If you logged onto the dev team blog complaining of the same issue they would be the ones to help you there as well. I am sorry but if you cant figure it out, or accept their help well then....
      I was hardly being rude. I was just getting frustratedI(after a week of ripping my hair out) at the standard answers coming out when I took the time to point to my specific situation in another thread especially to avoid that happening. In my experience on dozens of different forums over the years, generally that approach works and prevents that occurring..