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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PurpleRa1n (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PurpleRa1n (Mac)

Posted July 5, 2009 at 7:58pm · 23 comments · Add Comment
agamy - September 7, 2009 at 5:36pm
how long does it take to reboot, its taking a while now but no reboot yet.
TJ - August 31, 2009 at 12:25pm
Tried purplerain for my Iphone 3GS and my phone just locks up on the pruple rain recovery screen. Tried 3 times but no joy... I guess I'll have to wait for them to iron out the kinks. Let it rain my arse!
MDX - September 12, 2009 at 8:30am
I'm having the same issue. Stalls on the picture of Geohot in the rain. Been like it for about half hour now. Any ideas anyone? As for the official Dev-Team Jailbreak... iTunes just throws up the error message that my 3gs cannot verify the software when it reaches the verifying 3.0.1 software and fails every time. I am on 3.0.1 so this really should not be the case. Anyone got any idea? Having trouble finding any info on the problem I am having. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Orbaksingapore - July 12, 2009 at 9:20am
I wanna say thanks for purplerain. I just got my phone less than 10 hours ago after quesing for 2 hours. As soon as I got home I started to download redsnow. As it was taking a ling time to diwnload I decide yo try purple rain. Great choice. At least for now everything works perfectly. From native apps to intelliscreen to installous, there's nothing that's working less than normal. In fact everything is much faster than my 2g which is now my secondary phone. Great job geohot!!!!
rkd - July 7, 2009 at 12:49am
how can I activate my 3GS without AT&T SIM card?
quinn - July 10, 2009 at 8:13pm
It seems that purplera1n crashes every time it opens on my mac os x 10.4.11 mac pro ..anyone else ?
brandon - July 6, 2009 at 11:15pm
This Jailbreak worked fine for me. I am happy with the results I got. The only thing that doesn't work for me after this jailbreak is that the AppStore app crashes after 5 seconds of launching it. No big deal, I can always get my apps through iTunes :) but of course I would prefer that I did not have an app that crashes.
John - July 6, 2009 at 1:43pm
Well the jailbreak worked great for me. Have a 32gig 3GS and with in a few min I was jailbroken and ready to go. Now comes the problem. I was lying in bed looking on Safari and the auto rotate was driving me nuts so I decided to download the SBSettings autorotate kill switch. NOT A GOOD IDEA!!! Now my phone just keeps rebooting. What do I do now!?!?!? Do I just restore or is their an easier way? HELP!!!
iPhone CNX
iPhone CNX - July 6, 2009 at 7:06am
OK I found the solution for Freeze : just go to Cydia then install Cydelete then in the preferences of Cydelete ask it to support NON Cydia applications. That all, plus some restarts and I could get rid of Freeze. very easy. Note that Big Boss (http://thebigboss.org/) has a very good how-to that works great with Windows ans Mac OS X PurpuleRa1n
palcica - July 6, 2009 at 9:49am
Sorry, could you tell me more specific, where are CyDelete preferences? I can't find it :(
Awayze - July 6, 2009 at 10:11am
Install CyDelete and then go into Settings on your iPhone and there should be an option for Cydelete. Turn Non-Cydia Deletion ON.
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iPhone CNX - July 6, 2009 at 6:58am
Just to say that I have an official desimlocked iPhone (did it in France (75 euros at Orange shop), just before coming back to Thailand where I live – 3GS arrive in Bankgok with True Mobile only in August. So I did not tried Ultrasn0w.
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iPhone CNX - July 6, 2009 at 6:53am
As French Folk said just before, this PurpleRa1n works very well. And all my iPhone 3GS functions are… functional. Wifi works perfect. I did reinstall of the pieces of software I have on my (still alive) iPhone V1. The only thing I don't know to do is to get rid of Freeze application. I used always in the past the DEV Team tools that I respect a lot. But there's no reason (I don't use Winterboard anyway) to wait. If the DEV Team as something to propose, I will be also happy looking at.
French folk (3GS 16G black - ORANGE)
French folk (3GS 16G black - ORANGE) - July 6, 2009 at 6:41am
WARNING : Please disregard all of the previous stupid messages on "who's the best" and these useless blablabla battles. Facts talk : I'm new to the iphone's world and thanks to this slob named "Geohot" my brand new french Orange iphone was jailbroken in no more than a minute!!! Yes, ONE CLICK... ONE MINUTE to wait and few other clicks (Freeze, Cydia then AppSycn 3.0 installation) and you're DONE! So what ? Nothing's wrong and even if something would have gone wrong... the one minute trick is FULLY resersible! (simply press home + power button for 10seconds to enter DFU and then restore the legacy FW...) ALL OF THE SOFTWARE AND FEATURES shipped with the iphone do work PERFECTLY (GPS, WiFi, GSM, and so on). I haven't tried the "unlock" are this trick is not (yet) reversible and would broke the warranty. Frankly, people facing problems cannot blame anybody... nobody has forced them with a gun on the forehead so for those who have written insane and unfair criticisms against this teenager nerd.. just shut your big mouth or suck your big mamma tits for milk!!! ;O) Anyway... my phone is jailbroken, works perfectly fine and I'm fully enjoying NAVIGON GPS navigation on my motorbike so you can always write your criticism while many people are having fun.
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