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GeoHot Releases iPhone 3GS Jailbreak

GeoHot Releases iPhone 3GS Jailbreak

Posted July 3, 2009 at 11:25am by iClarified · 18181 views
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

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 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 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!

GeoHot Releases iPhone 3GS Jailbreak
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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 so lost
Zeridos - July 4, 2009 at 9:42am
There is a new version of PurpleRa1n (compatible even with windows 7 64bit). Bye
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 - 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' - 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.
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