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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

Posted October 11, 2009 at 5:07am by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone and iPod touch using BlackRa1n for Windows.

The BlackRa1n jailbreak will work with the latest 3.1.2 firmware but not the latest 3.1.3 firmware.

For those with the new iPod touch or a new iPhone 3GS, BlackRa1n only supports a tethered jailbreak. This means that once jailbroken you should not let your battery die. If it does die you will need to reconnect it to the computer and use BlackRa1n to boot it.

Ok lets begin...

Step One
Open your web browser of choice and navigate to Click the Windows logo at the bottom of the screen.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

Step Two
When prompted save the download to your desktop
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

Step Three
Then double click the blackra1n executable file from the desktop to launch the program
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

Step Four
Make sure your iPhone or iPod is connected to the computer then click the large make it ra1n button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

Step Five
You iPhone will now be placed in recovery mode.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

You will see a picture of GeoHot that replaces the regular recovery mode screen on your device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

blackra1n will run and then your device will reboot.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

A popup message will appear informing you that BlackRa1n is free software and if you appreciate it you can donate to GeoHot at
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

Step Six
Once your device reboots it will be jailbroken and you will notice a blackra1n icon on the desktop. Make sure you have an internet connection and press to launch the application.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

Choose the installer application of your choice then press the Install button at the top right of the screen
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows] How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

BlackRa1n will begin to download and install the package you selected.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows] How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

Step Seven
Once complete BlackRa1n will respring your iPhone and you will find the installer package of your choice on the Springboard.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

Step Eight
Once you have confirmed your installer package is working correctly you may use the Uninstall blackra1n button inside the BlackRa1n app to remove it from your springboard.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows] How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Windows]

***THANKS: A big thanks to Geohot for making this jailbreak possible. Also thanks to those who contributed to making it a success.
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Marikunin - October 3, 2013 at 10:12am
Ok, um, I did the whole jailbreak thing but the blackra1n app is still open and says done, wait for reboot. My iPod is on but there's no blackra1n icon yet. What's with that?
free0721 - September 5, 2013 at 1:31pm
can someone help me jailbreak my ipod touch please
Mick - February 20, 2013 at 3:34am
the guys image isnt coming up when its in recovery mode? whats wrong with it
qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm - January 16, 2013 at 12:47am
will it work for a iPhone 4s
Fjejgfhr - March 28, 2013 at 12:50pm
This will not work for any Idevice after the second gen iPhone but for those that want to jailbreak a ios 6.0 - 6.1.2 Idevice you can use evasi0n by the evaders. It's is really simple and it is UNTETHERED which means that if the battery dies you won't have to reboot with evasi0n Hope it helps :)
anita - June 20, 2011 at 5:10pm
I cannot run Blackweather, the computer says: the application has failed to start because ASL.Dll is not found. why does it happen?
ahmad - November 30, 2012 at 8:21am
you need to copy it to c:/programs files/common files/Apple/apple application support and run it from there
free0721 - September 5, 2013 at 1:25pm
I 'm having trouble jailbreaking my ipod touch can u help me please??
jordan - May 4, 2011 at 11:17am
neel - February 27, 2011 at 6:24am
nothin happened after pop up saying thnks happened. ipod is fine no cydia and the icon launches the little popup saying make it ra1n
abigail - September 28, 2010 at 2:04pm
me pueden ayudar plssssss
Scott - September 1, 2010 at 12:07pm
Hi I jailbroken my iphone 1st gen 3.1.2 using blackra1n and then used bootneuter from cydia to unlock it Afterwards, the phone worked perfectedly until after I restored my old contacts using itunes, now my iphone is frozen with black screen, with an apple logo and a loading bar that doesnt move
ksothea - June 1, 2010 at 5:09am
Does your soft can jialbreak iphone 3gs 3.1.3 or not ?
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Lost & Confused - May 21, 2010 at 3:36pm
iphone 3gs with 3.1.2 os i jailbroke my phone about 2 months ago (tethered jailbreak) used blackra1n rc3. my battery died and have to rerun blackra1n to reboot, i tried this but the iphone3gs stays in restore mode. when i ran blackra1n to reboot, geohotz face shows up on the phone for a couple of seconds and then phone shuts off and goes back into restore mode. i tried with windows 7,Vista and xp still no luck. i dont want to try spirit JB due to no unlock for t mobile. can anyone help me please. reply here or email me. thanks in advance
Capitanloria - May 9, 2010 at 2:42pm
I have an iphone 3gs 3.1.2... i had it thetered unlocked with blackra1n but suddenly when it ran out of battery and tried to unlocked, after the tipical screen comes up it shuts down again... what is happening...can somebody tell? and what to without cell phone and i need it a lot!!!!!! please thanks........ help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Andy - March 30, 2010 at 8:09am
The process works fine for me, until Step 5. My phone goes into recovery mode, but the geohot screen doesnt appear, a black screen remains. Anybody be able to help me out?
Nick - March 3, 2010 at 7:51pm
that last update the 3.1.3 took away my jailbreak and i tried to download it again but failed. Can somebody respond?
carlos - April 14, 2010 at 12:51am
If you did the update through itunes, your iphone can not be unlocked.
abigail - September 28, 2010 at 2:01pm
si me pueden ayudar a conectarme plsssssss
Jaynsteen - February 28, 2010 at 1:55am
Can someonehelp, I'm really new to all this. My iPhone is the best thing since pants with pockets here, but I am not eactly sure what a jailbreak is. I mean I have a 3g 16 n the 8g do I wanna jailbreak it Att is my wireless company. What will doing this allow me to do with this phone that I can't already?? Does it not reaquiere me a carriers? Please help me! - old skool. Thanks!!!
carlos - April 14, 2010 at 12:45am
Jailbreak, allows you to download and install unlimited free applications through cydia instead of using itunes, you can changue the initial screen on your iphone, wallpapers, anything you want to do. Jailbreak does not mean unlocked so you only can use your phone with your actual carrier, once the phone is jailbroken it can be unlocked to use it with any carrier.
Samurai - February 26, 2010 at 3:17am
Need help! my iPhone is with 3.0 firmware and jailbroken with redsnow. how do i upgraded it to 3.1.2 and jailbreak it with blackra1n with the provided steps above. Thanks in advance!
wej - February 18, 2010 at 7:30am
wer can i download ipod 3g 3.1.2 firmware?
faispro - February 15, 2010 at 7:04am
Guys help me out here. I used blackra1n to jailbreak my 3GS 3.1.2 device . It was fine till I reached the springboard. The wireless was not working properly. I uninstalled blackra1n but after reinstalling it I can't get the icon anymore. I can't restore the Iphone coz the latest update is 3.1.3 and blackra1n won't work with it. Can anyone help me?
Jonath - March 30, 2010 at 11:50am
i hav the same problem like u... pls help
Daniel - May 2, 2010 at 5:03am
the same thing happened to me although i also deleted cydia and i had installous and winterboard (two app things that are not deletable by just holding then pressing the cross) on my ipod as icons and u need cydia to uninstall them so i had to reinstall cydia but u cant coz this blackra1n won't reinstall!! WE RLY NEED HELP!!
xRome - February 11, 2010 at 10:16pm
hey all i am REALLY confused and need some help here. I have purchased a brand new still sealed in the box iPhone 2G and need to unlock it for Tmobile. But ALL the unlocks I have found that work with the newer firmware (blackra1n, redsn0w) require me to update to 3.1.2 before running the jailbreak. How is it possible for me to update to 3.1.2 when I can't even activate my phone, because I am not going on AT&T! I can't find the answer to this anywhere, please help!!!! Can i just take my iPhone 2G out of its original box and use blackra1n right away? Do I start blackrain with my tmobile SIM in, or no SIM?
Chino - January 28, 2010 at 1:29pm
Hello. Thank you for posting these wonderful goodies to jailbreak iphones. here are couple of my questions. I jailbroke 2 iphones 3G and 3GS. Both phone does have the version 3.1.2 and moderm firmware of 05.11.07 For the 3G I can no longer send MMS pics. Any suggestions? For the 3GS i lost the Mail icon. Any suggestions? Greatly appreciated if someone can help me..
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