How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone and iPod touch using BlackRa1n for Windows.

The BlackRa1n jailbreak will work with the latest 3.1.2 firmware but not the latest 3.1.3 firmware.

For those with the new iPod touch or a new iPhone 3GS, BlackRa1n only supports a tethered jailbreak. This means that once jailbroken you should not let your battery die. If it does die you will need to reconnect it to the computer and use BlackRa1n to boot it.

Ok lets begin...

Step One
Open your web browser of choice and navigate to Click the Windows logo at the bottom of the screen.

Step Two
When prompted save the download to your desktop

Step Three
Then double click the blackra1n executable file from the desktop to launch the program

Step Four
Make sure your iPhone or iPod is connected to the computer then click the large make it ra1n button

Step Five
You iPhone will now be placed in recovery mode.

You will see a picture of GeoHot that replaces the regular recovery mode screen on your device.

blackra1n will run and then your device will reboot.

A popup message will appear informing you that BlackRa1n is free software and if you appreciate it you can donate to GeoHot at

Step Six
Once your device reboots it will be jailbroken and you will notice a blackra1n icon on the desktop. Make sure you have an internet connection and press to launch the application.

Choose the installer application of your choice then press the Install button at the top right of the screen

BlackRa1n will begin to download and install the package you selected.

Step Seven
Once complete BlackRa1n will respring your iPhone and you will find the installer package of your choice on the Springboard.

Step Eight
Once you have confirmed your installer package is working correctly you may use the Uninstall blackra1n button inside the BlackRa1n app to remove it from your springboard.

***THANKS: A big thanks to Geohot for making this jailbreak possible. Also thanks to those who contributed to making it a success.

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Marikunin - October 3, 2013 at 10:12am
Ok, um, I did the whole jailbreak thing but the blackra1n app is still open and says done, wait for reboot. My iPod is on but there's no blackra1n icon yet. What's with that?
free0721 - September 5, 2013 at 1:31pm
can someone help me jailbreak my ipod touch please
carpytnteyrojbi - April 3, 2013 at 10:32pm
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Mick - February 20, 2013 at 3:34am
the guys image isnt coming up when its in recovery mode? whats wrong with it
Jordan - February 3, 2013 at 2:48am
I purchased an iPhone 1st generation. Turned it on and it said connect to itunes. well no mater what I did i could NOT get it to activate. So I tried blackra1n. Clicked make it rain and itunes made me update the iphone and restore it. so i did. It rebooted, and i have my sim card inside of it. Well i can slide to unlock but its for that emergancy call deal. It calls any number, but I can access my phone? It still says connect to itunes? Please help me. Thank you. Email reply would help me very well. Thanks!!
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