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GeoHot Improves iPhone 3GS Jailbreak (Now Vista Compatible)

GeoHot Improves iPhone 3GS Jailbreak (Now Vista Compatible)

Posted July 4, 2009 at 9:54am by iClarified
GeoHot has posted an update to the purplera1n jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS.

- Vista, Windows 7, International, 64-bit support
- Less flakiness in the payload
- Cydia tar cleaned up
- Improved logging with slightly more useful errors
- New kernel patches, codesign errors gone. Props posixninja
- Added vm_map +x, passed vm_check
- No winterboard yet, but now that ball is in Saurik's court :-)

You can find instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS using purplera1n here

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Cj - July 5, 2009 at 11:09pm
Is this sucking the juice out of anyone else's battery on their 3g S? Ever since I installed this jailbreak it has sucked the juice out of my battery, even if i'm not touching it and it's just sitting there. Does anyone know how to fix this issue...any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Chris - July 5, 2009 at 4:46pm
Keith - July 5, 2009 at 1:08pm
The jailbreak works well in windows XP but in Vista ultimate 64 it stops at running and is stuck in restore
Jay - July 5, 2009 at 12:57pm
To be quite honest, I really can understand why Dev-Team decided not to release their's, but also I see why Geohotz decided to release his. Well I did have a bit of a headache brewing when jailbreaking with this. BUT, to be quite honest, just knowing that my phone is no longer bound by apple limitation that it was a few ago, makes me actually feel better. I have been testing all of the apps that I used to use on my 3g on 2.2.1. and they work. Except for winterboard. But to be quite honest, for me, winterboard was just a huge headache. Themes upon themes that are awesome come out and I want them all. So screw that for now, it just causes me to take up space on the system. Cracked IPAs work almost flawlessly. Actually, they do. The only one I had problems with was the actually IPA installer. Not the IPAs. They still sink to itunes. Works great. Overall this jailbreak means different things to different people. And to keep the 'honesty' and respectiveness in the jailbreaking world, I don't think that anyone that is thanking GeoHotz while bashing the Dev-Team and vis a vis, Should. We are all thankful to all of them, and we very much so should be because we damn sure weren't going to sit down for 20hrs out of the day just to find these possibilities. Each side has their purpose for what they are doing, let them do it in peace and be thankful for when we do get the jailbreaks. And besides, THIS IS BETA!!!! Hint Hint! Testing! The ones using it are testing it, so lay off the bashin'. We are lucky they don't want to make us pay for their hard ass work. Thanks to both the Dev-Team for their continued intellectual in making my phone FUN, which all of them should be. And thanks to GeoHotz for letting me be able to see a glimpse of what this new hardware can do.
mariposa - July 5, 2009 at 11:39am
After running the pulper1a tool, the iPhone reboots but then it´s still locked. No access to the menu. What can I do? I´m running a german vista:
lost - July 5, 2009 at 3:59am
will purplera1n will activate a iphone straight out of the box...or i need to activate it first...i dont have AR&t
canolli - July 5, 2009 at 11:31pm
u need to activate it first ok
Rick - July 4, 2009 at 11:33pm
This jailbreak works fine but when I unlock with ulteasnow I get service but when I try to make a call it crashes and I also don't get wifi , so I cannot make any calls on tmobile
ernstlustig - July 7, 2009 at 11:23am
PIN locked SIM doesn't work with ultrasn0w. Turn it off!
Gurkha - July 4, 2009 at 3:21pm
Cool thing I noticed, apples search function finds jailbreak apps
JLR 2880
JLR 2880 - July 4, 2009 at 2:02pm
GeoHot, You are the Man!!! Great Jailbreak, Also It Worked the First Time!!!!!!! Thanks Again, JLR2880
Alexander - July 4, 2009 at 12:08pm
Everything works more then perfect. I've never seen so nice jailbreak...w/o IPSW, w/o restore and etc. Just one small executable - less then 400K. 10X Geohot, I hope You will continue to make so genius iPhone hacks. Regards,
kloquewerk - July 4, 2009 at 1:39pm
Yeah but does wifi work now??
Alexander - July 4, 2009 at 2:11pm
Yes, wi-fi, push, appstore - everything - but my phone is factory unlocked.
hater - July 4, 2009 at 8:38pm
thats not any help what so ever... well.... maybe it is. but.... still, wifi? really? okay- maybe not a hater afterall... :D
ricekake - July 4, 2009 at 12:03pm
Just keep looking and wait. He just wants to be the first to say he jailbroke the 3GS. Props to you. Personally, cydia with no winterboard is like peanut butter with no jelly. I wouldnt be all that excited nor am I. I just wouldnt get it without both. Sux having a stock Iphone though
pancholelo - July 5, 2009 at 1:57pm
what application you used to add another column?
FadetoBlack - July 4, 2009 at 11:44am
It's called "Patience" people.. I don't believe in going after the quickest fix.. This program is still buggy as hell, and the most popular of cydia apps (winterboard) isn't even 3GS compatible yet.. I personally am going to wait for Dev-team to release a jailbreak, and pop my virgin iPhone's cherry ;-) haha And no, its not going to take six months, so stop shitting on Dev-Team, they are the ones who made this all possible.
Jon - July 4, 2009 at 11:42am
Im just learning that Geohots Jailbreak will not ACTIVATE an iPhone, so even if I unlock with Ultrasnow, I cant use a non ATT phone on Tmobile USA.. the only info I have to do an activation so far is this (Im waiting for a complete solution such as an iClarified tutorial): Quick Question, am i able to jailbreak a friend's iPhone even though its not registered under my iTunes? July 4, 2009 4:32 AM Blogger George Hotz said... @cream yea, i fixed that too :-) == Blogger Lukas said... i really need a hacktivation tool == Blogger George Hotz said... so make one, or find someone to. afc2 is open, you can grab lockdownd, patch, and replace. == Blogger Lukas said... Here we go : 1) lockdownd download this file, save it somewhere, where you will find it again 2) google for iphonebrowser, download as well 3) connect your jailbroken iphone 3gs to your pc 4) open iphone browser and navigate to /usr/libexec 5) look for lockdownd and right klick it 6) klick replace file and pick the file you downloaded before 7) Reboot It took some seconds before my iphone legt emergency screen after the first reboot... so be patient
Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson - July 4, 2009 at 1:32pm
Mine activate just fine
Tony - July 4, 2009 at 1:53pm
Jon you are a top man! Just done as you suggested and it worked a treat. Thank you
SAM - July 5, 2009 at 10:54pm
Manish - July 4, 2009 at 11:39am
Tried this on Vista. Same thing as R1. I guess I too will wait for Dev-Team now. I already had to restore this 5 times around or so during the day...
snake1 - July 4, 2009 at 11:58am
everything works perfectly the first time with rc1 and rc2 for me.. here's what i did.. 1. latest itunes. 2. leave itunes running 3. run purplera1n rc2 4. wait........ 5. run freeze.. 5. restart 6.. enjoy!!!
pineapple - July 4, 2009 at 10:05am
Its still just a buggy as the previous revision.... its supposed to work on vista but the phone gets stuck on waiting to reboot, think i will wait for the DevTeam because i can not be bothered to keep restoring.....
pineapple - July 4, 2009 at 10:15am
Seems to be some conflicts with itunes, i had to close it for the phone to reboot, once i did that it loaded up and i had freeze!!, also my phone wont charge with itunes open? still its really buggy and i couldn't get it working on vista,
mr.sudoku - July 4, 2009 at 10:56am
Maybe you'll wait for years. They (Dev-team) will release JB after 3.1, what if Apple release 3.1 six months later?
Steve - July 4, 2009 at 11:02am
3.1 is already seeded to developers.
pineapple - July 4, 2009 at 11:11am
Well i have finally got it working so its all ok at the min, terminal now works properly and so does ssh so im pretty happy :P, also i think 3.1 is expected later this month..
Lennon - July 4, 2009 at 5:15pm
OS 3.1 is out July 17
Brett - July 4, 2009 at 10:00am
When is he going to make a mac version?! Anyone know if this will work using parallels using windows xp?
wiga - July 4, 2009 at 12:07pm
Someone asked yesterday and another tried it out with Fusion so it should work with parallels, and again remember if it gets stuck in recovery mode. Close prple rn, and then unplug your iphone and then plug it bak in open Rain again and run it once again. Should work
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