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  • blacksn0w is out - Unlock 05.11.07


    GeoHot has released his free tool for Windows and OS X, blacksn0w - which unlocks the latest baseband (05.11.07).

    We'll drum up a quick guide on usage ASAP and put it in our brand new, completely redone guides section.

    blackra1n has also received an update to RC3, which will jailbreak your iPhone (name your model!) from Windows or the Mac.

    blacksn0w is a free unlock for the latest iPhone 3G and 3GS. blackra1n is a super simple jailbreak used to install unlock new visitors, go to blackra1n.com download and have fun

    blackra1n RC3 is also live for both Windows and Mac!!! Clean firmware 3.1.2 and baseband 05.11.07 are recommended.

    Updates:
    • Unlock!!!
    • Hacktivation
    • Keep legit activation if activated before running app
    • 15 seconds faster, you'll feel it
    • Tiger + PPC support

    blacksn0w is also available on Cydia, add blackra1n.com as repo
    requires firmware >= 3.1 and baseband 05.11.07
    Download blackra1n RC3 OS X
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    Download blackra1n RC3 Windows
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    (thanks to the dozens who sent this in)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: blacksn0w is out - Unlock 05.11.07 started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 713 Comments
    1. dchandler's Avatar
      dchandler -
      How do i know if my iphone can be jailbroken and not have to use tehtered jailbreak
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      What are the first 5 digits of the serial number?
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Will this fully work with the new iPhone 3GS with the new iBoot-359.3.2?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      JB is tethered with the new iBoot.
    1. jb88ci's Avatar
      jb88ci -
      So, i just got this 3gs yesterday..i ran the 'blackra1n' JB on it and am having an issue.

      I make it rain, geo's face shows up on my phone then Itunes detects a phone in distress and says it needs to be restored before it can be used with itunes, it then restores to factory settings, no blackra1n app on my phone.

      what am i missing?

      Thanks
    1. RaginAsian55's Avatar
      RaginAsian55 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jb88ci View Post
      So, i just got this 3gs yesterday..i ran the 'blackra1n' JB on it and am having an issue.

      I make it rain, geo's face shows up on my phone then Itunes detects a phone in distress and says it needs to be restored before it can be used with itunes, it then restores to factory settings, no blackra1n app on my phone.

      what am i missing?

      Thanks
      I had the same problem. I think I found the solution on iClarified or something like that? It basically detailed that when the phone reboots, if iTunes asks to restore it, just close iTunes, hold down Home + Power until the phone cycles through again and re-run blackra1n (close and reopen). Be sure to close iTunes every time it tries to pop open. The site said some people claimed to do this 5-6 times before the JB finally worked. Mine took about 3. Although now if I ever tether JB it works just fine (new iBoot).

      Good luck!

      Quote Originally Posted by Chad711 View Post
      I'm wanting to jailbreak only, not unlock. I've heard that you lose wifi with this jailbreak and every time I want to reboot I have to plug the phone into the computer to complete the reboot. Is this all true?

      I have a 3GS on most recent firmware, 3.1.2
      Please try searching around a bit before asking questions. THis issue has been discussed ad nausea....

      1) The blackra1n method of JB (the only current one for 3.1.2) will give you some spotty wi-fi but you can either reset your network settings to solve or go through a normal activation with an ATT SIM card to avoid. It deals with the "hacktivation" process implemented by blackra1n.

      2) Tethered jailbreak is only required if you have the new iBoot. There's some instructions on how to do that on a windows and/or a Mac. I only have a Mac so I only know Mac instructions which are: Place the phone in DFU mode, connect to computer, pull up System Profiler and find "Apple" under USB to see iBoot. Or you could just jailbreak and try resetting your phone, if it goes to an iTunes screen it needs a tethered JB and you have the new iBoot. All your settings will be restored when you do your tethered JB, no information will be lost because you're not restoring the phone.

      Good luck!
    1. Chad711's Avatar
      Chad711 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RaginAsian55 View Post

      Please try searching around a bit before asking questions. THis issue has been discussed ad nausea....

      1) The blackra1n method of JB (the only current one for 3.1.2) will give you some spotty wi-fi but you can either reset your network settings to solve or go through a normal activation with an ATT SIM card to avoid. It deals with the "hacktivation" process implemented by blackra1n.

      2) Tethered jailbreak is only required if you have the new iBoot. There's some instructions on how to do that on a windows and/or a Mac. I only have a Mac so I only know Mac instructions which are: Place the phone in DFU mode, connect to computer, pull up System Profiler and find "Apple" under USB to see iBoot. Or you could just jailbreak and try resetting your phone, if it goes to an iTunes screen it needs a tethered JB and you have the new iBoot. All your settings will be restored when you do your tethered JB, no information will be lost because you're not restoring the phone.

      Good luck!

      It's cool I already jb and it works fine. Not any problems. The reason for my post here was because the very fact that is was talked about here so much. I saw many post with people stating hey try this or try that. "Trying" isn't really a fix and if it was a problem then they must have fixed it or it was hit or miss because I have no problems.
    1. RaginAsian55's Avatar
      RaginAsian55 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chad711 View Post
      It's cool I already jb and it works fine. Not any problems. The reason for my post here was because the very fact that is was talked about here so much. I saw many post with people stating hey try this or try that. "Trying" isn't really a fix and if it was a problem then they must have fixed it or it was hit or miss because I have no problems.
      Glad you got it working! I know it can be really tedious to file through page after page of posts looking for the ONE ANSWER you need to the question that EVERYBODY ASKS. I've been there, too. Just giving a friendly reminder that if you search enough the answer is out there somewhere. :-)
    1. Kotori's Avatar
      Kotori -
      is it okay to update the carrier setting? My 3GS firmware 3.1.2 is unlocked and jailbreaked, but itunes asks me to update the carrier setting every time I connect my iphone to the computer. Should I update it? Thanks
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Carrier updates are fine.
    1. dgfx's Avatar
      dgfx -
      Quote Originally Posted by donsamuelgeorge View Post
      Hey guys! I own an iphone 3GS (7D11) and baseband is
      05.11.07. I installed GeoHot's latest unlock software and then
      Cydia, rock several times and found that it does not do a carrier unlock but just jailbreak! Also after I jail breaked, I found that there is network signal fluctuation.. So i flashed my locked firmware and am using it now...what say you guys??? Does anyone face a similar problem.. For sure it does not carrier unlock! I tried with three different SIM cards of different networks and was unsuccessful.. I also tried connecting the phone to iTunes after changing the sim, switched off and on, disabled
      3G, tried airoplane mode etc.. Nothin favors my way..
      My friend and I, both with 3GS's and both unlocked through blackra1n are having network signal fluctuation problems. Anyone else dealing with this?

      Also, I can't access the phone's APN settings. Where on the old jailbreak if I went Settings > General > Network, there was a tab called "Cellular Data". Now there is no such option.

      What gives?
    1. TheReliq's Avatar
      TheReliq -
      Quote Originally Posted by prince_johri View Post
      Hey Guys..I m using iphone 3g on firmware 3.0.1 jailbroken n unlocked..can u please tell me how can i upgrade to 3.1.2 without getting locked!!..cheers
      Just upgrade the normal way, using itunes, and then use blackra1n to re-jailbreak, and blacksnow to re-unlock your device.
    1. johnjohn357's Avatar
      johnjohn357 -
      y cant i get internet access?

      can sum1 help me on this
    1. rosslnab's Avatar
      rosslnab -
      Hi I have an unlocked 2G running 3.0 but my push notifications are not working.

      Can I upgrde my software to 3.1.2 using blacksnow and it will keep my unlock but fix my notifications?

      Thanks!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by johnjohn357 View Post
      y cant i get internet access?

      can sum1 help me on this
      Without more information it is very difficult to help.

      Quote Originally Posted by rosslnab View Post
      Hi I have an unlocked 2G running 3.0 but my push notifications are not working.

      Can I upgrde my software to 3.1.2 using blacksnow and it will keep my unlock but fix my notifications?

      Thanks!
      BlackSn0w unlocks the 3G and 3GS so is of no use to you. The Dev Team's Push Fix should sort you out though.
    1. Chad711's Avatar
      Chad711 -
      Any word on a new jailbreak that allows me to reboot phone w/out a computer? This has really screwed me twice in one week! Makes me think twice about keeping the jb.

      Thanks
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Untethered is unlikely to happen any time soon. If an exploit is found it is unlikely to be released before FW 3.2 is out IMHO
    1. shadow25's Avatar
      shadow25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Untethered is unlikely to happen any time soon. If an exploit is found it is unlikely to be released before FW 3.2 is out IMHO
      Why would they wait to release it?

      The iBoot can't be upgraded AFAIK, so once they found the exploit, Apple would need to switch iBoots again, which would cost way too much

      i wouldn't hold my breath for a new exploit coming soon.
    1. Chad711's Avatar
      Chad711 -
      Wish there was some sort of work around.
    1. Directfromcali's Avatar
      Directfromcali -
      Ok .. so i upgraded from 3.0 , to the 3.1.2 updated the carrier settings . was a clean restore . Installed Black Rain successfully , installed cydia ... then went to install black snow , it says it worked fine ... turned the phone off .. slapped a verizon sim card in , and NO DICE . reset the network settings and still nothing .. .ANY help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED