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

Posted October 14, 2009 at 12:12am by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone and iPod touch using BlackRa1n for Mac.

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

For those with the new iPod touch or newer 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 http://www.blackra1n.com. Click the Apple logo at the bottom of the screen.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Mac]

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

Step Three
Then double click the downloaded blackra1n zip file to extract the application, then double click the application icon to launch the program
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Mac]

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 [Mac]

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

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 [Mac]

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

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

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 [Mac]

Choose the installer application of your choice then press the Install button at the top right of the screen
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BlackRa1n will begin to download and install the package you selected.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Mac] How to Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Using BlackRa1n [Mac]

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 [Mac]

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.
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***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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Shopping cart solutions
Shopping cart solutions - February 23, 2012 at 7:03am
I phone is the one of the best cell phones in world were it has a good camera.touch screen and iA5 chip for fastest performance.
Alessan
Alessan - March 10, 2012 at 3:56pm
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Ahmed
Ahmed - April 6, 2014 at 9:33am
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Sergio
Sergio - December 26, 2011 at 6:25pm
I wanna say thank you for your free app, but doesn't work in my iphone, can you help me???
chris
chris - February 13, 2010 at 6:25pm
I just bought a brand new Iphone 32gig 3GS and connected my device and ran blackra1n. Now the phone seems to still be in restore mode but it does not come on. I've tried to reboot the device by clicking home and power button but it doesn't seem to help. Screen does not come on. I've paid an astronomical price on getting this device without contract. Please help!!!
Ecua4ever
Ecua4ever - February 19, 2010 at 2:47pm
my friend you have to run blackra1n again and again an the second time will work fine don't worry tray again i hope this helps to you
Clive The Butcher
Clive The Butcher - January 30, 2010 at 12:13pm
Could anyone help? I've tried to jailbreak using a Mac Powerbook G4 on 10.4.11 but when I click make it rain I do not get the image as it reboots. Instead a image becomes one of the white lead instructing to connect to iTunes. When I do this it tells me that there is an error and the phone needs to be restored. I've restored the phone and tried again. I've followed the above steps, tried with iTunes open and closed but still no image as it reboots. Am I missing something? Thank you Geohot for all the effort in making this!
joe
joe - March 8, 2010 at 12:20pm
yeah, i tried with exactly same configuration as yours, and no luck.. then i tried on a macbook pro with leopard and yes! it worked :)
Jayden
Jayden - January 21, 2010 at 10:13pm
i'm scared to death to jailbreak my Iphone becuase its the only phone i have and everyone keeps telling me it will shut my phone down, is that true?
sokchea
sokchea - January 18, 2010 at 1:23am
hi just do it one time, i can jailbreak my factory-unlock iphone 3gs version 3.1.2. i followed the instruction above first time, the iphone is still in dfu mode. but i click on the blackra1n and click on make it ra1n. then the phone restarted and work flawlessly; wifi is working, the phone call is ok. i can also install cycdia. thank for your help, iclarified.
greg
greg - January 9, 2010 at 8:34am
i suggest not updating the carrier settings after the jailbreak. I launched itunes and it prompted me to update the carrier settings i did it and I couldn't connect to the network overseas anymore so i have to restore the software with itunes and the backup which took another hour or more.
Greg
Greg - January 10, 2010 at 9:36am
jailbreak worked only issue I have is it has trouble with wifi I connects to the network that I always could get on but can't get any internet.
Ahmed
Ahmed - April 6, 2014 at 9:31am
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Ahmed
Ahmed - April 6, 2014 at 9:31am
How kikers
ste.ve
ste.ve - January 7, 2010 at 3:23pm
Neither one - BlackRa1n or pwnage works for me. I have an legally bought (without the need to activate it) iPhone 3GS and Mac OSX 10.6 -Snow Leopard. With BlackRa1n, all seemed fine up to the moment it was supposed to reboot at last - it didn't and remained in the Recovery mode. With Pawnage I normally created the Jailbroken package (as many times before on OSX 10.5 and my old 3G iPhone), and when in recovery, I chose the customized package - everything seemed to be running just right until "Checking with software update server" or something like that appeared - and suddenly, it dropped back to recovery mode... Any ideas will be strongly appreciated!!! Thank you!!
gurkan
gurkan - February 12, 2010 at 5:02pm
You have to run blackrain twice. Did you do that?
Rachela
Rachela - January 5, 2010 at 5:47pm
I had no trouble, I updated the software in itunes... then it said my sim wasnt supported (no shocks there... 2 degrees in NZ - iPhone 3G !), then after it restored to 3.1.2 I opened Blakra1n with itunes still open (Mac 10.5.8 BTW) and clicked make it rain... what's the problem with everyone else.. mine worked perfectly !! Only thing is iTunes app doesnt work (I use MXTube whih is better) but the big problem is no MMS support :(
fatman
fatman - December 25, 2009 at 11:24pm
i hooked it up and it was recovering but then itunes said i hav to restore it and i did but it didnt reboot. Ipod touch 32GB
fatman
fatman - December 25, 2009 at 11:35pm
got it to work sorry
Pablo Garcés
Pablo Garcés - December 13, 2009 at 1:38pm
This is a good one for you all (hopefully someone can help me). So my iPhone has been dead for months. Bought it abroad unlocked and jailbroken. I installed 3.1 by accident directly from iTunes and it died (got nothing but the itunes icon and usb cable image). I used blackra1n and now I have an overpriced iPod Touch! It is better than nothing and I am very thankful but I cannot unlock the iPhone since the blackra1n icon does not appear on my desktop. Finally I get passed that screen and somethings work but I'd like my phone back. Does anyone know what I could do? Help will be greatly appreciated. (by the way, I have a mac and when I used blackra1n "iTunes could not connect to this iPhone because an unknown error occurred OXE8000065") Thanks in advance!
Drew
Drew - January 17, 2010 at 6:30pm
Did you get your problem figured out?
qoz
qoz - November 14, 2009 at 10:18pm
I've successfully flash the Blackra1n but it seems I can't download the Cydia or Rock ... it only downloads 1% and get stuck.. then it shows "Error: Timed out" .. does my IP has been blocked or what ? :( btw, i'm using iPod 3.2.1 HELP !
holy
holy - November 12, 2009 at 3:25am
i clicked "make it rain" etc and the pop up massage appeared, but the screen is not changing to GeoHot's picture... and it's not rebooting! am i doing it wrong or something? sorry if i'm such a newb :(
@Levski
@Levski - November 9, 2009 at 11:07am
Possible solution to GPS, WiFi, Youtube problems. What I did is, I put my original O2 SIM card and restored my iPhone 3GS with iTunes to factory settings. Then I jailbreaked wih BlackRa1n (still with O2 SIM) and unlocked with BlackSn0w. i checked to see if all is working - YES. After that i just replaced the SIM with "unsupported" SIM that I use. All is working: WiFi, GPS and Youtube without any problem. Hope this helps.
Rog
Rog - November 3, 2009 at 9:44pm
Fisrt of all, thank you geohot!!! You saved my iPhone! Everyhting was OK, the JB and the unlock, mu iPhone working perfectly.....but i have a problem: my GPS is not working, it can't locate anything. Does anyone also have this problem? Any solution? Thanks
waleed shannik
waleed shannik - November 3, 2009 at 6:01am
hello... i updated my iphone into 3.0 to 3.1.2 and i have a problem now when i use redsnow to jailbreak it's not working please help me
Sean
Sean - October 26, 2009 at 5:06am
I successfully jailbroke my phone that was on 3.1.2, but for some reason I do not have MMS support, anyone know why?
Shyaam
Shyaam - November 3, 2009 at 4:02am
Yea same with me my mms isn't working but It costed $5
Super
Super - December 18, 2009 at 5:49pm
Man if you know can you help me too. I have been looking online for any post, but I guess the 3G 3.1.2 can send but not receive MMS. There is a fix for the 2G but I dont see anything for the 3G
Zetroi
Zetroi - October 24, 2009 at 7:59am
My brand new 3GS, 3.1.2, doesn't reboot and stays on recovery mode at the end of the process, even if blackra1n says that the jailbreak is done. Is it because of the new boot rom iBoot-359.3.2?
Ryan Erwin
Ryan Erwin - October 25, 2009 at 5:47am
Same issue for me. Running Hong Kong version of the iPhone 3GS (official, factory unlocked). My iPhone wasn't booting properly, so I launched it in DFU mode, then started blackra1n. Blackrain says it worked properly, but has been stuck on the shutdown screen for 10 minutes now with the hourglass continuously spinning.
shyaam
shyaam - October 26, 2009 at 4:02am
umm. you guys, as ive said have itunes 9 and blackra1n open with your device on STOCK apple firmware 3.1.2 and have your device on like normal. It will work
Zetroi
Zetroi - October 26, 2009 at 2:54pm
Solved! Just use the new version of Blackra1n.
taolin96
taolin96 - November 25, 2009 at 6:58am
Zetroi, you need to click "make it ra1n" after the first jailbreak
Qrandky
Qrandky - October 21, 2009 at 1:56am
Try this, it might work for you, it did work for me and managed to JB the iPhone 3G with no problems. And after fiddling with it many times. Switch off your phone. Get iTunes started. Have black rain application running Plug in phone to PC Switch on phone While phone is booting up And just when you notice that itunes is dedecting your phone click on make it rain. Worked for me, can try it if you wanna
Shyaam
Shyaam - October 19, 2009 at 8:13pm
Lol you guys you do know a notepad file comes with the download. It might tell you what went wrong. Oh and it is the fastest jailbreak ever and you also have to have iTunes open when you do it
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