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How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows]

How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows]

Posted November 3, 2009 at 11:54pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 3G and 3GS using BlackRa1n and BlackSn0w for Windows.

These instructions will work with the 3.1.2 firmware, the 05.11.07 baseband, and iPhones which require hactivation. If you have already jailbroken following these instructions to unlock will be easier.

For those with a new iPhone 3GS (updated Bootrom), 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.


Before continuing make sure you are on the 05.11.07 baseband by following this tutorial. If you are on 5.12.01 or higher, unfortunately you CANNOT jailbreak as of yet. If your baseband is lower than 05.11.07 then you must restore to the 3.1.2 firmware for the iPhone 3G or 3GS. You can do this by opening iTunes, selecting your iPhone from the list of devices on the left, then hold down the Shift key and click Restore.

You can find the Mac version of this tutorial here. Ok lets begin...



Step One
Open your web browser of choice and navigate to http://www.blackra1n.com. Click the Windows logo at the bottom of the screen.
How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows]

Step Two
When prompted save the download to your desktop
How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows]

How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows]

Step Three
Then double click the blackra1n executable file from the desktop to launch the program
How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [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 and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows]

Step Five
You iPhone will now be placed in recovery mode.
How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows]

You will see a picture of GeoHot that replaces the regular recovery mode screen on your device.
How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows]

blackra1n will run and then your device will reboot.
How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows]

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 and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows]

Step Six
Once your device reboots it will be jailbroken and you will notice a blackra1n icon on the Springboard. Make sure you have an internet connection and press to launch the application.
How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows]

Choose the installer application of your choice then press to select sn0w if you would like to unlock your device. Press the Install button at the top right of the screen to begin.
How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows] How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows]

BlackRa1n will begin to download and install the package you selected.
How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows] How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows]

If you chose to unlock device using blacksn0w you will be presented with a Post Install log for sn0w. CommCenter will be restarted and there is no need to reboot. If your carrier doesn't support 3G then disable it. Press the Close button to continue.
How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows] How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [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 and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [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 and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows] How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G, 3GS Using BlackSn0w [Windows]

***THANKS: A big thanks to Geohot for making this jailbreak possible. Also thanks to those who contributed to making it a success. You can donate to Geohot using the button below. Please note these donations go to Geohot and not to iClarified.
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Jaydee
Jaydee - May 7, 2013 at 7:28am
I was sturck by the honesty of your posting
Jeanette
Jeanette - May 5, 2013 at 8:46am
Thanks guys, I just about lost it looknig for this.
jamal
jamal - April 24, 2013 at 1:48pm
if enterung recovery doesnot show black image instead of ITUNE recovery logo what should be done?
john paredes
john paredes - September 15, 2012 at 9:56pm
muchas gracias
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nancynewton29 - November 16, 2010 at 8:54am
Thanks for the post
KUSHAL
KUSHAL - June 13, 2010 at 1:50pm
my details itunes 9.1.1.12 iphone: 3.1.2 ( earlier used blackra1n to jailbreak) modem:5.11.07 thing were going good, i just erased i phone, i tried jail breaking by blackra1n and pawnage/. but after re boot the same apple logo comes, what do i do ...?
mahansf
mahansf - June 13, 2010 at 2:01am
i have an iphone with these version can i use this or not???? version : 3.1.3(7E18) modem firmware : 05.12.01 thanks alot
viet
viet - June 16, 2010 at 11:43am
same here..i got exactly same version as yours....but i couldnt unlock mine....i tried everything...ultrasnow, blacksnow...but still :(......wat about yours??
Kushal
Kushal - June 12, 2010 at 3:20pm
I got iphone 3GS, i jailed broked my cell phone some six months ago. I had problem with cydia, so i erased all setting on IPHONE. now i m using Blackra1n... i tried 6 times, my iphone starts to earlier picture of apple... and get stuck.... time and again..... Any one any idea
Ana Felipa
Ana Felipa - May 27, 2010 at 10:03pm
No comments! You are just perfect, thank you! :-)
Jerry
Jerry - May 19, 2010 at 10:47am
Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: blackra1n.exe Application Version: 0.0.0.0 Application Timestamp: 4af01257 Fault Module Name: StackHash_0a9e Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0 Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000 Exception Code: c0000005 Exception Offset: 00000000 OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3 Locale ID: 2057 Additional Information 1: 0a9e Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789 Additional Information 3: 0a9e Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789 If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline: C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt Pls i got the above error message why trying to jailbreak my iphone can anyone be of help please
dajoz
dajoz - May 20, 2010 at 12:52pm
looks like blackrain stopo working!!!!!!!!
Bobby
Bobby - May 18, 2010 at 3:22pm
The easiest software to unlock your iPhone is http://softunlock.com It works and it is free. *thumbs up*
jayhay
jayhay - May 17, 2010 at 10:28am
i have tried for 2 days now to unlock my iphone 3gs 3.13 firmware and i have used blackra1n and like 5 more and none of them are finishing the program what am i doing wrong??? it gets stuck in running on the blackra1n.....
asaadsaleh
asaadsaleh - May 17, 2010 at 10:38am
Man, this tutorial is for unlocking the 3.1.2 and not the 3.1.3, you can't unlock the 3.1.3 till now you can jailbreak it. just search this site for unlocking the 3.1.3. regards.
sam
sam - May 10, 2010 at 6:51am
I have successfully jailbroken my iphone 3g with blackr1n but the battery is eaten up very fast - what to do ?
Filipe
Filipe - May 8, 2010 at 8:29am
Hi there. I have my Iphone on 3GS in FW3.1.2 and baseband 05.11.07. I jailbreak it, but my internet (wi-fi) doen´t work. Is it possible to unlock it? Thanks
umer
umer - May 4, 2010 at 12:37pm
I have a tethered iphone 3gs. i used blackra1n every time i restarts 3.1.2, today i used sprint after that my phone goes on itunes logo. now i am not able to do any thing i am not able to restore my iphone to 3.1.2 and blackra1n is also not working plz temme what to do now restore error 1600
Tara
Tara - May 8, 2010 at 8:06am
The only way to restore to FW 3.1.2 is if you have its SHSH stored on cydia. If not then you have no choice but to restore to FW3.1.3 resulting your phone can only be used on AT&T. Then you can jailbreak using. Currently no software is available to unlock 3.1.3. Sorry you have the problem. Never rejailbreak a phone that was previously jailbroken with a different jailbreaking program. I guess then conflicted and your phone got frozen. Now it must be restored to 3.1.2 or 3.1.3. Restoring to 3.1.2 is only possible is your ShSH is on Cydia.
Cleg-VR6
Cleg-VR6 - May 1, 2010 at 9:21pm
After searching for hours on the net and coming close to getting my credit card out to pay £30.00 for sodtware which is complicated to use and not gaurenteed to work i found THIS SITE. AND IT HAS ABSOLUTLY MADE MY DAY. MY IPHONE 3G WAS UNLOCKED TO ALL NETWORKS IN LESS THAN A MINUTE . Thanks you for the usefull program link and more importantly this guide. You deserve a medal. I will be donating a very much desrved ermmm donation. Thanks Again
Aaroni0S
Aaroni0S - April 21, 2010 at 10:12am
Trying to unlock origonal 1st gen I-phone 4gig with blackrain is this not possible at all, also blackrain gave me a "missing asl.dll " error so i googled that and downloaded a patch that claimed to be all dll files for black rain now i get a new error " zlib1.dll cannot be found" any ideas?
Pete
Pete - April 18, 2010 at 9:13pm
I'm having problems with unlocking my iphone. I've used blackra1n many timez w/o any problems but for this particular phone it just wont work. I have a 3g running 3.1.2 on 05.11.07. No matter how many times ive tried as soon as I place the t-mobile sim card it goes to the itunes screen. I just dont get it! thanx in advance
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