How to Generate a Unique Certificate for Your iPhone 3GS' iBSS (Mac)

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Instructions on how to generate a unique certificate for your iPhone 3GS' iBSS using a Mac.

Apple has added a new layer of security to the iPhone 3GS called the ECID field. According to GeoHot when iTunes starts the restore process, they contact Apple servers to generate signatures just for your device. It's important you get these signatures for your phone before a new version of the software comes out.

Step One
Put your iPhone into recovery mode. If you do not know how to do this then you can follow this tutorial.

Step Two
Click to select About This Mac from the Apple menu at the top left of your screen.
How to Generate a Unique Certificate for Your iPhone 3GS' iBSS (Mac)

Step Three
Click the More Info... button from the window that appears.
How to Generate a Unique Certificate for Your iPhone 3GS' iBSS (Mac)

Step Four
System Profiler will open. Select USB from the Hardware menu at the left.
How to Generate a Unique Certificate for Your iPhone 3GS' iBSS (Mac)

Select Apple Mobile Device (Recovery Mode from the USB Device tree in the top right panel.
How to Generate a Unique Certificate for Your iPhone 3GS' iBSS (Mac)

Step Five
Copy (highlight and press Command+c) your ECID from the Serial Number field.
How to Generate a Unique Certificate for Your iPhone 3GS' iBSS (Mac)

Step Six
Open your web browser and navigate to purplera1n.com. Paste (command+v) the ECID into the field provided and press the Enter key.
How to Generate a Unique Certificate for Your iPhone 3GS' iBSS (Mac)

Step Seven
The site will generate a file and ask you whether you would like to save or open it. Click to Save the file and store it in case you need it in the future.
How to Generate a Unique Certificate for Your iPhone 3GS' iBSS (Mac)
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Eric Plunkett
Eric Plunkett - October 14, 2009 at 12:32am
like the other poster that has tried this, i hit enter after pasting in my ECID and nothing happens... kinda frustrating because i'm really wanting to jailbreak and this is the only thing stopping me as i'm scared to go ahead and jailbreak the 3G(S) without this being done! can someone provide information as to why this could be happening?! thanks in advance!
nerv
nerv - October 11, 2009 at 8:12am
hmm, when i paste my ecid and hit enter, nothing happens...... help plzzzzzzzz
Travis
Travis - July 3, 2009 at 10:18am
So when I navigate to purplera1n.com it has a window's icon and a donate button. There is no longer a place to put in my number to get the file generated out... anyone else having this problem?
Dragonista
Dragonista - July 3, 2009 at 6:15pm
look carefully there still is.....just press your tab key couple time or highlight with your mouse and you will see it
3G Sexy
3G Sexy - July 11, 2009 at 7:24pm
it could be your brightness is set too low to see, but there is a box to enter your ECID right below the windows and mac symbol.
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