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GeoHot Releases iPhone 3GS Jailbreak

GeoHot Releases iPhone 3GS Jailbreak

Posted July 3, 2009 at 11:25am by iClarified
GeoHot has released a jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS called purplera1n. Currently, it is windows only but a mac version is expected soon.

We have published a tutorial on using this jailbreak method. You can find it here

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Yes, this is what you've all been waiting for. A jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS. And it's awesome. To get started right now, go to purplera1n.com. Download it. Make sure you have windows(but not 7), the latest iTunes installed, and an iPhone 3GS with 3.0 firmware. Connect your iPhone normally. Click "make it ra1n". Wait. On bootup, run Freeze, the purplera1n installer app. Hopefully you'll figure out what to do from there. Best tutorial gets linked to from purplera1n site. This tool is beta. Make sure to have everything backed up before running. Also if Cydia doesn't show up after running Freeze, reboot.


If you need help email purplera1n.support at gmail and attach your purplera1n.log file. Or call the purplera1n support hotline @ (650) 265-1210 Mac version is coming shortly.

Normally I don't make tools for the general public, and rather wait for the dev team to do it. But guys, whats up with waiting until 3.1? That isn't how the game is played. We release, Apple fixes, we find new holes. It isn't worth waiting because you might have the "last" hole in the iPhone. What last hole...this isn't golf. I'll find a new one next week. Also your purplera1nyday files ensure that you can always get back to a jailbroken state, so if you have it it's just a matter of tools.

Props to chronic dev for their help, and to kroo for writing v2 of Freeze. And props to Saurik for making an awesome package set. Note the binary size of purplera1n, it's smaller than C++ hello world. No 20MB thing that needs to be torrented. And no IPSW to download. This is how jailbreak should be!
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GeoHot Releases iPhone 3GS Jailbreak


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LOST
LOST - July 5, 2009 at 3:53am
do you have to activate the iphone to jailbreak it? i dont have a AT&T account. I tried running purplera1n and still its on activate screen ...help so lost
Zeridos
Zeridos - July 4, 2009 at 9:42am
There is a new version of PurpleRa1n (compatible even with windows 7 64bit). http://iphonejtag.blogspot.com/ Bye
manny3gs
manny3gs - July 3, 2009 at 6:30pm
This Jb Should Only Be Used If You Want To Unlock. Most Apps Dont Work Like Winterboard And Others. I Say Get It If You Want To Unlock Now. If Not Then Wait For A Dev Team JB.
shez
shez - July 3, 2009 at 3:51pm
I would like to know if I use PurpleRa1n to jailbreak my 3GS and unlock it with ultrasn0w, when the dev-team releases their version of the jailbreak will I be able to restore through itunes, my 3GS and jailbreak it using the dev-team's own?
'DNA'
'DNA' - July 4, 2009 at 12:49am
As long as it is released before the 3.1 Firmware. Unless you have your ECID/iBSS/iBEC, then your fine. Also there is an upgrade in cydia to fix purplera1n coming soon.
BRIKZ
BRIKZ - July 4, 2009 at 3:47pm
If i don't have my ECID yet how can i get it? You can't put the info on Purplera1n anyomore bc now it is the program and no spot to put my number into. What do i do?
Gurkha
Gurkha - July 3, 2009 at 2:51pm
I read that no winterboard and no sbs settings, sorry but that's a deal breaker for me. If this is as buggy/non-functional as others post, why a public release? IMO should have been a private beta. Keep on it, thanks in advance
Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson - July 3, 2009 at 3:02pm
a deal breaker you mad what about all appstore apps for free now drag and drop apps no nore buying think about it
Gurkha
Gurkha - July 3, 2009 at 3:05pm
I jailbreak for the apps that apple doese'nt approve or modify the OS, ie sbs settings and a few things from Rock Your Phone [intelliscreen], not to steal apps. Start stealing apps and apple is gonna go from 0-90 in killing jailbreak options.
Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson - July 3, 2009 at 6:01pm
you want to wake up people arnt pissing on for winterboard there after free games that why over 90 % want jailbreak for thats why dev team etc bust a gut for so we can have free games
wiga
wiga - July 3, 2009 at 7:43pm
Sb settings works mine does, 3gs 32gb. No winterboard though, but u can SSH icons, I use it for 5 icons and 5 column springboards, i love how it looks with 25 icons on the first screen
Gurkha
Gurkha - July 4, 2009 at 9:17am
Alright so I broke down and did it, seeing as I already got the eicd ibss files already, and it took first try out. So far all Rock Your Phone apps work, categories works, SBS settings works, backgrounder works and bite SMS, installed pdaNET, just haven't tried yet.
'DNA'
'DNA' - July 3, 2009 at 1:28pm
This was not made by the iPhone Dev Team it was made and released by GEOHOT it is not supported by the Dev Team, the same goes for ultrasn0w it is not supported on the 3GS at this time. Please remember this is a beta! Also Winterboard does not work! There are missing kernel patches, And the vm_map which means no vm_mem. In other words, it's don't bitch if you have problems.
Nino
Nino - July 3, 2009 at 1:13pm
Does the jailbreak wipe the device? I'm away from home and the minute and don't have my iTunes laptop, if the jailbreak retains the files then I'll borrow a computer if not I'll have to wait a bit longer!!
Gurkha
Gurkha - July 3, 2009 at 3:19pm
So I decided to do it even though a bunch of apps I use aren't compatible yet. And no, it does not wipe the phone at all. I use a Mac and I hooked up to a friends PC and worked fine.
Macsl21
Macsl21 - July 3, 2009 at 1:13pm
So at this point, the Dev Team might a well release their jailbreak tools because the exploit is out there and Apple now has access to it. Tonight would be a really good time to release the jailbreak...with the whole Independence Day and fireworks to celebrate tomorrow! I know the world is involved with the iPhone, but here in the US, it would be a good day, and on behalf of our country, I'll extend an invite to the world...come on over, we can go out on my boat, watch fireworks and compare Winterboard themes on our 3GS...I have an animated one that I made myself that ran too slow on the 3G...
'DNA'
'DNA' - July 3, 2009 at 1:21pm
It's not ready. It will be polished and tested before it's release unlike GeoHot's BETA which has plenty of issues. Winterboard and many other apps will not work because of the missing vm_map/vm_mem and missing sigs. Plus there are people on vacation for the holiday. July 4th
Macsl21
Macsl21 - July 3, 2009 at 2:25pm
Oh...I thought they were holding the release until after 3.1 came out. I didn't realize there were other issues involved. As for the July 4th...I seem to recall that the Dev Team usually does release on Friday nights and has on other holiday weekends (I could be wrong). Anyway, I have total respect for the Dev Team and their amazing work. If they say it's not ready for whatever reasons, I trust them...heck I worship them!
csalinastx
csalinastx - July 3, 2009 at 12:59pm
I had problems getting this to work from normal mode. It would not come out of recovery mode until I closed the purplera1n program and reopened it this click on make it rain again. At that point the purplera1n picture would come up but get stuck. After 10 mins I forced the phone to reboot and come back to normal. At this point I put the phone into recovery mode manually by turning the phone off then hold home and plug in the sync cable. Then I ran the purplera1n app.....Worked... Only question I have is what is the purplera1n file that I made last week for ?
MZ
MZ - July 3, 2009 at 3:36pm
Im just as confused as you are, but from my understanding, I think that the purplera1n file from last week has something to do with always allowing us to downgrade back to 3.0 in the future so our phone can always be jailbreakable. This does not apply to downgrading the baseband, just downgrading the firmware. Dont quote me on this though. I would appreciate if someone more knowledgeable could fill us in.
vipr619
vipr619 - July 3, 2009 at 12:54pm
forgot to mention reboot after running Freeze
WigWoods
WigWoods - July 3, 2009 at 12:49pm
ALRIGHT WAT I GOT SO FAR HAS WORKED FOR XP AND IT WORKED ON VISTA THE FIRST TIME I JUST DID SOMETHING WRONG MYSELF. hAVE EVERYTHING UPDATED ITUNES AND YOUR IPHONE, RUN THE pURPLE rAIN aPP. iT GET STUK IN rEECOVERY mODE CLOSE THE pURPLE rAIN aPP AND RUN IT AGAIN. AND YOU SHOULD SEE THE PIC OF gEO. AND THEN LOOK FOR AN APP WHEN YOUR PHONE REBOOTS CALLED FREEZE N OPEN IT, I ASK TO INSTALL CYDIA DO IT AND IT SHOULD DONE!!!!!
Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson - July 4, 2009 at 4:15am
No need to shout you got cap locks on
Jason S
Jason S - July 3, 2009 at 12:40pm
Will purplera1n run in VMware Fusion. Since a OS X release isnt out. Can i run the jailbreak in a VM running XP?
vipr619
vipr619 - July 3, 2009 at 12:52pm
UMM FOR THIS KINDA JAILBREAK, POSSIBLY BUT FOR THE QUICKPWN AND PWNAGE NO, BECAUSE ITS A VIRTUAL WORLD, IT DOESNT PHYSICALY HAVE THE USB PORTS...
Jason S
Jason S - July 3, 2009 at 1:11pm
Well i just backed up my iBEC/iBSS and restoring now. I will make another post to let you know if it worked with VMware Fusion running XP.
'DNA'
'DNA' - July 3, 2009 at 1:13pm
Yes fusion works.
Vamsi Reddy
Vamsi Reddy - July 3, 2009 at 12:10pm
you guyz are the best.
cikakure
cikakure - July 3, 2009 at 12:04pm
I had it working on my iphone 3gs 16gb on the first attempt. English version XP SP3 itunes 8.2...no problems.
Number_41
Number_41 - July 3, 2009 at 12:08pm
can u send us pictures? iclarified style?
iClarified
iClarified - July 3, 2009 at 12:03pm
The application does not work for Vista. We have, of course, already tried compatibility mode with admin rights. Trying to round up a XP machine. If anyone has screenshots already please send to support@iClarified.com
t_01
t_01 - July 3, 2009 at 12:26pm
Vmware?
kadois
kadois - July 3, 2009 at 12:02pm
Great!!! GeoHot rocks
Number_41
Number_41 - July 3, 2009 at 11:49am
best tutorial gets linked to the site. WTF are u waiting for?!
Jay
Jay - July 3, 2009 at 11:39am
See theres a reason I always stay a version behind on the iPhone! I love my 3G Tmobile... It works great and its fast! I have a digital video camera so why would I need video recording?
Number_41
Number_41 - July 3, 2009 at 11:59am
Having trouble with Vista and this software...
Anthony
Anthony - July 3, 2009 at 12:21pm
sorry but having a video camera isn't the same as having a camera on your phone. Do you carry your video camera around all the time with you like I'm assuming you do with your phone? Probably not. Having a video camera on your phone is more convenient than having a video camera. Would you say having a camera on your phone isn't important because you have a digital camera?
Reza
Reza - July 3, 2009 at 12:30pm
thats like saying, "i have a camera, GPS, cell phone, calculator, calander, a note pad in my car, a pen, and a nintendo DS...why do i need an Iphone?" Its about having it all on ONE device.
t_01
t_01 - July 3, 2009 at 11:33am
It doesn't have the correct kernel patches so lots of things dont work like Winterboard and sbsettings for example. I'd wait it out for a dev team jailbreak.
Aaron
Aaron - July 3, 2009 at 12:37pm
yes, but you can unlock the iPhone 3GS now with ultrasn0w, so the jailbreak is vital even if winterboard etc dont work :P
Jeff
Jeff - July 3, 2009 at 11:28am
Didn't seem to want to work on Vista even after telling it to Run in XP-SP2 Compatible Mode. I'll have to wait to get the OSX Version.. If someone had luck using Vista pass the secret along.
palcica
palcica - July 3, 2009 at 11:36am
As I know, 100% works only on WinXP -English edition... everything else is a tricky stuff :)
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