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  • blackra1n Released! Jailbreak 3.1.2 For All Devices

    geohot has released his tool blackra1n to jailbreak 3.1.2 for ALL devices. This is a windows only release for now. iPod Touch 3rd generations must have their device plugged in and have to run blackra1n on every boot (tethered).


    1. Update or Restore to 3.1.2 in iTunes (BASEBAND WILL BE UPGRADED FOR 3G AND 3GS)
    2. Launch blackra1n
    3. Press "make it ra1n"
    4. Enjoy!

    So, what is blackra1n? blackra1n is a 30 second ALL device 3.1.2 jailbreak. Even the ipt3, but the ipt3 is tethered. In order to boot it, just rerun blackra1n.

    Download blackra1n here:
    MMi Member Mirror

    Please post your success stories or problems here.

    Via blkcadi:

    Take heed people.
    Warning 3g and 3gs unlockers, do not upgrade to 3.1.2 using iTunes if you want to keep your unlock. Baseband cannot be downgraded. Check out the dev team's offerings. Also blackra1n doesn't hacktivate.

    UPDATE: NetMage created afc2add to take care of adding the service for you. It's available on Cydia and is hosted by MMi. Thanks Bro!

    blackra1n doesn't patch the services.plist. You will have to do it manually to get usb browsing back.

    SSH into your phone and navigate to /System/Library/Lockdown/Services.plist

    Copy Services.plist (copy the original for backup) to your computer and open it in a plist editor or a text editor. Add the following info:

    Paste the following key/dict combo above the line that reads

    PHP Code:

    or if you are lazy, here is a pre-patched services.plist

    I recommend editing your own services.plist tho. Reboot your phone and you should be able to use whatever USB browser you want.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: blackra1n Released! Jailbreak 3.1.2 For All Devices started by StealthBravo View original post
    Comments 1307 Comments
    1. CabooseLoL's Avatar
      CabooseLoL -
      Ok first of all this Jailbreak is amazing, well at least for my phone...

      My only problem is when I used it to jailbreak a 32gb iTouch. Everything seems to work fine, but if for some reason if the device needs to reboot or turn off, when turning back on I get the connect to iTunes screen. I found that by connecting it back to the computer and clicking "make it rain" again it gets it out of that mode and back to normal + jailbreak.

      I haven't taken the time to check all the posts to see if anyone else had this problem. But if there is a fix that doesn't require restoring, that would be great.
    1. maestas3's Avatar
      maestas3 -
      I upgraded my phone to 3.1.2 but noticed all my apps and music remained on the phone. I tried using blackra1n with no success. I tried all the different tech I then connected to Itunes, backed up my phone, put my phone into DFU mode, restored back to factory which used 3.1.2 and upgraded carrier settings. Then blackra1n worked like a charm. done in 30 seconds. I was able to sync my apps and music back onto my phone. Hope this helps someone
    1. beaner4sho's Avatar
      beaner4sho -
      nice, and keep up the good work to get unlock and hacktivate on it
    1. lexusoul's Avatar
      lexusoul -
      Quote Originally Posted by RobberBoy View Post
      try my method, i had same problem as u.. right click the blackrain icon and run as and untick "run my computer...." and click ok. hope it helps.. thats considering u run XP SP3..
      Thanks so very much! tried everything and then saw you post.worked great.
    1. vekkth's Avatar
      vekkth -
      plugged in, upgraded to 3.1.2, tried to "make it ra1n" - stuck on "waiting for itunes" logo
      turned off iphone, quit itunes, disconnect iphone, run "make it rain", plug iphone.
      30 seconds later it is JBed. synced from itunes, set up Cydia, restored with AptBackup - same phone i had 1 hour ago but with 3.1.2
      that was definitely faster then my first jailbreak
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The Dev Team have released pwnage 3.14 which preserves your BB and does other things but if you just want to JB the BlackRa1n is easiest.
    1. akash_nu's Avatar
      akash_nu -
      Yeah man...!! Just got my iphone 3GS and have jailbroken straigh away...
    1. mike1114's Avatar
      mike1114 -
      Can someone please post me a link to an UN-modified services.plist?

      I tried to edit mine so I could use iphonebrowser and I accidently copied over the original, now my phone cannot be recognized by itunes.
    1. kennae1911's Avatar
      kennae1911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by grahame View Post
      Guys, I have been messing around for AGES on this, on a few different PCs and OSs and I finally got it to work by going to start - run - services.msc

      then I disabled and stopped the bonjour service and the iphone service. Then I retried and it worked perfectly. I restarted the services to the way they were before afterwards

      Hope that helps someone.
      I am on windows 7 64 bit but the above should work for all

      You rock dude!!!! This works!!!
    1. mikeydooodie's Avatar
      mikeydooodie -
      is blackra1n not supported for ppc macs??? it wont open says its not supported on this architeture???
    1. chadgraves7814's Avatar
      chadgraves7814 -
      I had problem after problem after problem with Blackra1n not working. Tried for hours. Then saw were someone said to change USB ports. Tried it and it worked perfectly.
    1. mike1114's Avatar
      mike1114 -
      chadgraves7814 THANKS.

      I changed ports now all is well with itunes and iphonebrowser.

      So for now on, will the port that was giving me problems not work? If so, can I fix it somehow? Reboot, new driver, something?
    1. manley40oz's Avatar
      manley40oz -
      Can someone tell me what sms or complete theme that is in the screenshot...
    1. mike1114's Avatar
      mike1114 -
      Quote Originally Posted by manley40oz View Post
      Can someone tell me what sms or complete theme that is in the screenshot...
      iRealSMS2.0 its in cydia. 10 day free trail, pay for otherwise. Its really cool cause you can hit your volume button to bring up the text window from any program, even in the lockscreen!
    1. PMad's Avatar
      PMad -
      So what do you do if you plug your 3G into the comp, click make it rain, phone reboots and locks up on the connect to itunes screen. Hard reset doesnt work, nothing works, and itunes wont detect it?
    1. jnminer's Avatar
      jnminer -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPh0n3F4n4tic View Post
      I need some help. I've gone through this thread and looked for the answer to my issue, but wasn't able to find it.

      DEVICE and OS:
      3GS 16GB
      WIN XP SP3

      Yesterday, I had successfully downloaded the official 3.1.2 FW from Apple and then successfully jailbroke my iPhone. I was able to install Cydia and download stuff just fine. This morning, I had tried to download some more stuff from Cydia, but it kept crashing. I went to reboot my phone using SBSettings. When I tried to turn the phone back on, the Apple boot screen comes on for about 10 seconds, and then cuts off. The phone won't go past that point. Even after connecting to my computer, it won't do anything else. My computer won't recognize it, so I can't restore.

      Does anyone know what I can do to fix this?
      3GS, 32 GB
      Mac OSX Leopard

      I'm having this exact same problem. I got Cydia, installed Winterboard, it went to reboot and will not come on and stay on now. This is very much a problem.

      Please help me and other person out. What can we do??
    1. braceyoself's Avatar
      braceyoself -
      Quote Originally Posted by Agudan View Post
      OH MY GOD!!!!!! I FINALLY GOT IT! IM SO FREAKIN HAPPY!!! i just got home from a ****** day at work cuz i had been trying for these past few days and no cigar.....

      here is what i did, i am running vista home edition:
      i right clicked on blackra1n and went into compatibility and unchecked windows xp, unblocked it then applied the settings. i then held down Control, Alt, Delete then opened task manager. once that opened then i stopped service on Bonjour, ipod then went into processes and turned off ituneshelper. after i did that i closed it then i right clicked on blackra1n and ran as admin. i clicked make it rain then it got stuck on the itunes/usb screen. then i held down the power and home button down until it flashed. as soon as it flashed i let go. the congrats jailbreak came out. i didnt click the OK button or close blackra1n. my phone didnt restart automatically, i then opened up another blackra1n in admin mode but didnt make it rain yet. i then turned on my phone and in the apple screen i made it rain and it said waiting for iphone. blackra1n read my phone and it automatically went into the geohot screen.
      i had tryed everything everyone had posted and i realized that the thing that works is that you have to take off the compatibility to XP and turn off bonjour, ipod and ituneshelper. NOT APPLE MOBILE DEVICE.
      i hope this works for you!
      please let me know if it does!!!

      i am extremely happy that i got it to work. i am most def gonna pay this man some cash!!!!!!!!
      Ok, I followed your instructions after attempting at least 4 others and I don't know if a combination of this and that worked, but the point is, I got the geo pic after doing something you specifically pointed out.
      I am a vista home 32-bit user. I had the program in the C directory. Ran it as an admin. Just like many posts in this thread instructed. I didn't think I still had bonjour installed, but never bothered to check the services tab in Task Manager. I kept turning off the apple processes, but never looked to the services. After turning the services off for both "Bonjour Service" and "ipod Service", I was successful.
    1. flaviocontreras's Avatar
      flaviocontreras -
      by accident my friend told me if i could jailbreak his 3G S so i told him to upgrade to 3.1.2 and he did not do it. So i did not check his phone before the jailbreak and the blackra1n work perfect and it jailbroke his iphone on 3.1 instead of 3.1.2. So i guess it does work on 3.1 you dont have to upgrade but it's recommended.
    1. mrbarker's Avatar
      mrbarker -
      So will this wipe out all my jailbeak settings if I upgrade from 3.0? Ive been reading through the pages but must have missed the answer somewhere
    1. MisterAlex's Avatar
      MisterAlex -
      I read through the first four pages, but they were riddled with almost as many useless "lol newb" posts as there were useless "i has a question (but it's answered in the OP)" posts.... so I gave up trying to read the whole thread.

      My iPod Touch 2G is on 3.0 (jailbroken). Two (probably simple for y'all) questions:
      -Can I move straight to 3.1.2 jailbroken with this program, or will I lose any data? (See also the guy above me.)
      -Are there any reasons I would want to NOT upgrade to 3.1.2?