All iPhone 3.1.2 Jailbreak Tool blackra1n for Windows Released

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George Hotz, the man who brought you the jailbreak tool purplera1n, has once again impressed us all and this time it's an all iPhone 3.1.2 jailbreak only solution, blackra1n. Mac users need not apply as blackra1n is currently a Windows only application.

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blockquote>So, what is blackra1n? blackra1n is a 30 second ALL device 3.1.2 jailbreak. Even the ipt3, but the ipt3 is tethered. In order to boot it, just rerun blackra1n. As far as donations go, they are much appreciated, but not until after blackra1n works for you. I never ask for donations before the tool is released.

It should be noted that 3G and 3GS unlockers should still avoid updating to 3.1.2 using iTunes as blackra1n is not capable of unlocking your device. By updating you will update your firmware baseband to a version that can not be downgraded at this time. If you are looking to unlock you need to follow the Dev Teams tools and instructions.

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blackra1n has been running on my computer for ten min. and still have not jailbroken my phone yet whats up

@ nick
mine did that too the first time. just hold down the power and home button with it plugged in until you see the apple logo and just wait for the phone to fully restart and hit make it ra1n again! thats what i had to do and wow was it fast after that!!

If u already have a jailbroken device does it wipe out ur jailbroken apps or does it stay on the device and just upgrade the firmware??? Plz somebody comment back thanks!

whats battery life like after doing this. I read in the forum's that someone converted back to non-jailbreak

Mine was done in less then 30 seconds. Now trying to find some new-mail.caf files so I can actually hear my email alerts.

The article states "It should be noted that 3G and 3GS unlockers should still avoid updating to 3.1.2 using iTunes as blackra1n is not capable of unlocking your device." What about 2g iphone is it capable of unlocking it?

It did not work on my 3.1.2 3gs :( tried it 3 time already. After "make it rain" it installs iteself on the iphone and reboots with no luck!! any suggestions?

This is the difference between dev-team stuff and geohot stuff. Geohot rushes to get stuff out and as a consequence it's kinda flaky where dev-team stuff is usually rock solid and stupid proof. For those of you with trouble, in one of his tweets geo said something about some devices, particularly the 3g, being stubborn. My assumption is you may have to try rebooting your device then running blackra1n again, possibly several times. Also for you ipt3 people, this only works tethered, which means after you jailbreak it, you have to run blackra1n again to make it boot. So if you ever reset your device, you will need to continue using this to force it to boot or it will be bricked until you do.

DOES THIS UNLOCK AND JAILBREAK THE 2G ON 3.1.2???????
DOES THIS UNLOCK AND JAILBREAK THE 2G ON 3.1.2???????
DOES THIS UNLOCK AND JAILBREAK THE 2G ON 3.1.2???????
DOES THIS UNLOCK AND JAILBREAK THE 2G ON 3.1.2???????
DOES THIS UNLOCK AND JAILBREAK THE 2G ON 3.1.2???????

@Charlieb620 - Jailbreak yes, unlock, no! If you upgrade to 3.1.2 your baseband becomes unlockable and you can't downgrade it.
@blackra1ndidnotwork try to disable Bonjour service - that seems to be helping some people get it

So how do I install cydia using this method?
Also I am trying to using Appulous, but no apps are downloading, any suggestions?

I love all of the 'tards on all these sites asking over and over again if this unlocks iPhone 3.1.2. Learn how to read.

Would you trust your iphone to this program?
You guy's need to wait for the DEV-TEAM release.
Even if it does work you have to ask yourself one question: "Would you want a picture of this butt ugly dude on your iphone"? I didn't think so !!!

Not even going to try it, I'll wait for the devteam solution.
As for all of you asking about unlocks, etc, RTFM!

Soooooo does this jailbreak work for iPhone 3Gs running 3.1 an 3.1.2?? Idc about unlocking I just want it jailbroken

It doesn't work at all. Hell, Antivirus nails it as a threat. Disable antivirus and it crashes.
Well done George. This isn't nearly up to par of your other projects.

YES REALLY ALL THE CAPS AND YOUR TELLING ME TO TAKE TIME TO READ THE ARTICLE. WHO SITS THERE AND COUNTS QUESTION MARKS YOU FUCKING FAGGOT. ILL JUST WAIT FOR DEVTEAM CAUSE IM HEARING BAD FEEDBACK ON THIS ANYWAY.

Wow 5 seconds is all it took after about 10 tries. Who ever said disable the bonjore service thanks cause thats what did it for me. I also updated my itunes to the latest version idk if that helped, but right after updating itunes and disabling the bonjore service it worked in 5 seconds.

Purplera1n was how I jailbroke my 3gs... worked perfectly. Blackra1n is how I will jailbreak, if I decide to upgrade the OS from 3.0... but I have no need to. I have everything I need now; slingbox over 3g network with 3GUnrestricter, teathering, MMS with the carrier update. I don't need anything in 3.1.x... until I start loading apps that require 3.1x to work. Then I will trust Geohot and make it blackra1n. I see a lot of people post that they are having trouble with blackra1n, but all of the people who have had success please post too, so everyone knows George is reliable.

hey i keep reading that you have to rerun blackra1n again to reboot the ipt3, which is what i have, but when i run it too early it just turns the screen white and when i wait a little bit it does nothing, any helP?

hi i bought an iphone 3sg about 2 weeks ago with 3.1 pre-installed basband 05.11,07 and locked on the o2 5.0 carrier/network which i use as my carrier so i dont need to unlock. if i jailbreak it will i loose that?? im new to jailbreaking so if some one could help it would be well appreciated.
in case your wondering about the o2 carrier its because im from ireland thanks again
please help

I have a 3.1 OTB from about 6 days ago. I don't really care about unlocking my phone, I just want it jailbroken.
It literally took 30 seconds. Then it was done. Afterwards you will notice the blackra1n icon on your device. Open it up and install cydia or one of the other two.
This really could not have been any easier.
Also, AVG DID NOT detect anything wrong with the windows app. So please don't go starting virus rumors about blackra1n.
A lot of the problems and questions that people are having would be solved if you would just take five or ten minutes and just read.
Again, this is just my experence with blackra1n on a 3.1 OTB iPhone.

It took me four tries for the jailbreak to work. It should only take a few seconds to work, so if you are getting stuck on the recovery screen for longer than 30 seconds just try again. It will work. Thanks so much for this it was very quick.

im running an iphone 3g on 3.1.2 and ive tried 8 times everyway i was told to and this blackra1n doesnt work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please dont try this what for the dev team release or risk ruining a 2 to 3 hundred dollar investment !!!! ur iphone!!!!!

This guy makes the devteam look like a pathetic bunch of amateurs!! Why would I wait for their tool when they only F up my phone anyway?
Purplera1n was the BEST jailbreak tool ever released and I'll bet this one is great as well...I'll be using it as soon as I get home.

This sounds VERY stupid, but, does every jailbreak program affect the phones battery life differently depending on how it jailbreaks the phone??

*Windows 7 Users, run blackra1n in Compatibility Mode using Vista SP2 & as an Administrator.
Easily Jailbroke my iPhone 3G 3.1.2 on my PC (Windows 7 32-bit)
blackra1n is NOT a virus when you download from the Geo's site directly .. only stupid people will download from another source.

this doesn't seem to work for 3g with updated 3.1.2. every time i run blackra1n, it just gets stuck in either "running" or "entering recovery" with geohot's picture never coming up. i've tried every which way(about 10 times now). if someone has it working for 3g, please post how you did it.

How do you get free apps on the Ipod Touch 3g OS 3.1.2 using pc? I've already jailbroken it.
Thanks in advance :)

is there any way to go back if you have already updated your iphone 3g to 3.1.2 so i can jailbreak? I also updated the carrier file this week.

I just jailbroke my 3GS using blackrain and erupted in laughter. The program is a single executable with one button to click. The jailbreak took 20 seconds, and most of that time was the phone rebooting. Apple's iPhone empire has been completely crumbled by a kid!
Blackrain takes jailbreaking to the mainstream, because it requires no special work. Plug in, execute, click button, done!

now i got it working, it took 15 seconds, but like i said ive tried it 30 times today and now it works, awesome

mine keeps getting stuck on "entering recovery" iphone has the the recovery mode screen stuck and itunes keeps opening please please help me!!

I have my phone 3G 16Gb 3.1.2 jailbreaked right now with blackra1n on windows 7 64x, if you have problem running blackra1n just do like said before, terminate the bonjour process then run blackra1n with vista sp2 compatible mode and with administrator rights, worked well in secons for me :)

alisher
i didnt do anything different, i think i had itunes open even, it just worked this time and ive tried it over 30 times, i then installed cydia and icy and rock or whatever and now i have a cydia problem it says because i installed icy, so if you get it working maybe dont install icy

Wow, so many babies and Dev Team dick riders up in here. Like purplera1n before, this is an extremely easy jailbreak process. If it doesn't work the first time (which it did for me) just reboot and try again. Not that difficult. Nod32 did not detect any viruses. It worked perfectly fine on my 3GS on Windows 7.

thank u nOx for that peace of info worked great however i have installed winterborad and a few themes the themes will show up i winerborad but will not display. anybody know how resolve this....

George Hotz is a loser !!!
i JB my 3gs ( 3.1 - baseband 5.11.07 - bootload 6.04 )
jb in 20s but this tool is not "real" JB, he fool all of us. After jb we should easy access to file system , right ? It fast but useless, Thanks, but no thanks
after jb i use pc suite, iphone browser access to file system, it said your iphone not jb. what's up GeoHotz ? all he did is put cydia on iphone , nothing thing esle. jb mean you can install any apps, or modify file system . Dev-team do better job.
what a loser Geoge Hotz

Blackra1ndoesntwork - ok it works for 3g . Update ur device to 3.1.2 then after that's done reboot ur phone once . Plug in ur phone and run blackra1n. It should work I did mine on vista go to ihackintosh.com for a tutorial and tips . Geohot said if u r using windows 7 run it as vista sp2 and or admin . See my phone wouldn't load the blackra1n program at first but when I rebooted and tried it jb'ed in a heart beat .

Hey to that are trashing geohot and blackra1n stop it the program works fine it does what it says I have 2 iPhone 3g and 1 3gs and all are now rocking 3.1.2 and hacked!!!! And I was running vista off my dual boot macbook pro. For my 3gs i've been with out a hack since the last pwnge tool. Maybe the dev team should team up with geo they could be unstoppable. Anyway I'm so happy that I have my hacks back I gave a donation to the cause. Because an iPhone is not a true killer if not hacked. Thanks again geohot keep it up.

dont install icy or that rock shit
i had to re jb it because cydia fucked up said it was because of icy, anyways, this time i did it i had itunes open and it worked on the 5th try, i dunno if thats what needs to be done

@ I'm using filezilla and I can access file system. And if u don't like the work he does don't use it and do It ur self! Get a life!

Do we have a solution to Winterboard or Bosspaper etc. not working yet?
Thats the only downside you cant customise.

Well after trying all day to get this to work on my 3Gs 3.1.2 I am giving up.
No go on parallels...
2 different windows machines=stuck in recovery mode

blackrain is shit. im using it as i type this and its been runnin on my computer for 5 minutes and hasnt done shit, to my 2g ipod touch. this is b.s

Mine says connect to itunes still (b4 i even tried to jailbreak ) (its an old phone im trying to turn into an itouch ) will this ever work for it ?

It took 20 second to jailbreak my 3gs 3.1.2. And everything is working including winterboard, sbsettings.... You guys got to be doing something wrong..

It gets me... I restarted my iPhone and as soon as I did it it said "You have jailbroken your iPhone..." but nothing happened. I prematurely restarted.... This time i'm waiting it out.

i had to redo mine cause of cydia problems, its 3g, and now its not working again, its hit or miss

ok, so ive done jb'ed it twice in the past few hours, its hit or miss when it comes to whether its gonna work or not, if the ugly guys face doesnt come up on the screen within 15 seconds, i dont think itll work, phone is a 3g, so i had the screen unlocked, itunes closed, and it worked, i dunno what else but ive done it this exact same way 15 times and it didnt work, good luck

Hey guys. I need your help please.. I installed blackra1n a few hours ago on my ipt 2G. When I switched on my ipt, an itunes screen appeared asking to connect to itunes. Does anyone know why?

Does that mean that I have to connect my ipt to a computer and run blackrain before i can use it? Is there any other program that I can use that doesn't need this process?

Those that fail to jailbreak their phones must be a bunch of stupid teens.
READ THE GUIDE!!!
How can you fail this?
Fucktards!

For those of you on the 3g running 3.1.2 and having problems, make sure your iTunes is open and then run blackra1n, I tried to run it about 15 times and as soon as I did this, it worked. Good Luck. Blackra1n is by far the fastest jailbreaking tool I've ever used. George outdid himself here.

finally got it to work on 16g 3g(3.1.2) after trying about 20 times throughout the day.

  1. put blackra1n.exe file into C:/ folder.
  2. opened itunes
  3. slid "slide to unlock" so that i was on home screen.
  4. ran blackra1n.exe and it worked.

*did not run as administrator or close any processes.

Iphone 3GS was on 3.0 firmware and report that... The Fuck this did not work! bricked my Iphone! just kept shutting down after to boot logo. had to update to 3.1 now I lost my tethering... Thanks allot Asshole! try writing some god dam compatibility instruction next time.

@Ra1nman
it clearly states in multiple places that this only works for 3.1.2. Don't blame Geohot and all of his awesomeness for your inability to read.

Read the damn tutorial on ihackintosh.com remember to reboot ur device once after updating and then run blackra1n it does work . U guys just can't read

I have 3gs 32 gig 3.1.2 and it took literally 5 seconds.
Make sure iTunes isnt running.
Connect phone
make it rain
reboot phone
That simple. Works great no probs.

35 seconds and i am jailbroken. The worst part about it is seeing george's mug on my screen for half a minute.
But anyway, How does this not work for everyone. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.
Run Prog.
Click Make it rain.
Plug in iphone to usb.
Jailbroken after reboot.
To everyone having problems. This is my first time jailbreaking and I had no problems. What's your excuse?

What JB apps are people having problems with? Thus far I've read AppSync and Winterboard. Anything else not working with 3.1.2?

Jail breaking sucks. Someone always trying to get one over on a company no matter what. I jailbroke my old 3G last year it was garbage it's still unstable garbage. Anyone that trusts their $300 phone to an OS made by a teenager is an idiot. Hands down.

JB 2 #GS running 3.1.2 last night, no problem. I've got adblock and winterboard back and I'm happy. Battery usage seems about the same as before JB, but I haven't been using the phone heavily.

Apparently Garbage doesn't really understand what jailbreaking is/does.
I will agree with Garbage on one thing though. Jailbreaking on the 3G does make it laggy. It is perfect on the 3GS though!
__Garbage

I had a few various issues (post jailbreak) like winterboard not working, etc, UNTIL I restored, and installed cydia FIRST. Then all seems to work.
Just my 2 cents.
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@Ra1nman good for you buddy! Why would you ever update when jailbreak 3.0 is working flawlessly? What improvements have apple made in 3.1.2 that you felt forced to lose a working JB phone, upgrade and try jb'ing all over again? I laugh at fools like you!

Purplera1n was one of the greatest innovations I've ever seen!!! Period. I even donated to the guy because I couldn't believe it was that easy.
As for me, I'm still rocking 3.0 on my 3GS and not chancing an upgrade when my 3.0 jailbreak (from purplera1n) is working flawlessly.
I will continue to use 3.0 until Apple really makes it where I have to have the new OS. Until then, why upgrade? I laugh at people that did and lost all there JB. Luckily now, blackra1n has arrived.
I agree with 3G 3.0 was indeed very laggy when jailbroken through the dev team. This was actually what encourged me to go out and get a 3GS. The 3GS on purplera1n works great with zero lag.
As for the battery life: be wary of what apps you install from cydia. Blackra1n/purplera1n doesn't affect your battery. It's certain apps you install from cydia that may reduce battery life.

The trick is to open iTunes, then run blackra1n. Worked instantly for me after doing this.
1) Plug in iPhone via USB cable
2) Launch iTunes and minimize it
3) Run Blackra1n
4) Click the "make it rain" button
5) iTunes will give an error box, press 'ok'
6) Wait for the retarded pic and reboot

@ra1nman: You are a moron. Learn to read you incompetent 12 year old. Blackra1n is only for firmware 3.1.2, it says it EVERYWHERE. It's no ones fault but your own that you tried it on FW v3.0, idiot.

There has been a little discrepancy regarding the exact process.. it took a few tries and a little research, but here are the exact steps to Jailbreak your 3.1.2 iPhone or iPod touch via blackra1n jailbreak by geoHot RC1 - http://ping.fm/5knkP

OMG UR ALL IDIOTS
JUST MAKE SURE YOU RESTORE TO A OLD BACK-UP THAT ISNT A BACK-UP FROM WHEN YOUR IPHONE WAS JAILBROKEN. UR AN IDIOT IF EVEN DO UR BACK UPS WHEN UR PHONE IS JAILBROKEN. EVEN THOUGH U HAVE A PHONE THAT ISNT JAILBROKEN.... SOME PARTS OF THE JAILBREAK WILL REMAIN ON THE PHONE VIA THE BACK-UP, WHICH MAY CAUSE THE NEXT UPGRADE TO NO FUNCTION PROPERLY. IF U DO NOT HAVE A REALLY OLD BACK-UP OR ONE THAT WASNT MADE WHEN UR PHONE WAS JAILBROKEN U MAY HAVE TO JUST "START A NEW PHONE" BUT REMEMBER AS ALWAYS.... WRITE DOWN ANY NEW PHONE NUMBERS YOU GET OR ANYTHING IMPORTANT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW. YOU SHOULD NEVER EVER EVER RELY ON COMPUTERS TO HOLD ALL YOUR INFORMATION. THEY ARE MACHINES AND DO BREAK.

For those who still are having problems running blackra1n make sure you downloaded the program using firefox. I don't know why but it works when downloaded from firefox. I tried multiple times after I downloaded the program using google chrome. I gave up untill some one said use firefox to download and it worked. So if you tried this way of jb and it got stuck in recovery mode then download firefox then download blackra1n then run it.

To all people who fail to jb use blackra1n
1- your iphone is working phone (locked or unlocked does not matter) if it stuck at any stage, u have to restore to fresh os before jb
2- turn off iphone - open itunes (the iphone does not conect to pc at this time)
3- while iphone is off conect to pc the phone will auto turn on( itunes will ask for active or whatever just egnore any message from iTunes)
4- now itunes and iphone can communicate ( all jb software alway borrow conect line between iphone and itunes)
5- now run blackra1n and let it run by itseft do not hit any button until iphone complete jb ( about less than 30s)
It works for iPhone 3gs 3.1 3gs 3.1.2 and 1g 3.1 ( if you firmware 5.11.07 you jb and install cydia. That's all it can do for now. Now you can install cydia. It can not unlock iPhone , or install app through pcsuite or iphonebrowser , just cydia
my system : pc win vista sp2
iPhone : 1g os 3.01 / 3gs os 3.1.2 / 3g os 3.1
all test 100% work

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!!!!
If you phone had been previously jailbroken, you may still have data on your phone that will prevent you from doing this update.
EXAMPLE:
i had downloaded "Extended Preferences" from Cydia. In that program I changed where it says AT&T at the top so it would say NATE. Now when 3.1 came out i accidentally upgraded and lost my jailbreak, BUT my name NATE was still at the top, even though i had no cydia or anything and my cracked apps wouldnt work.
So i am saying even though you cant see it you may have a corrupted file or just something that will prevent you running Blackra1n correctly.
Like i said in my previous listing..... restore from a back-up from when your phone wasn't jailbroken or just start a new phone and start from scratch.
And remember as always....
Be your own computer.....
WRITE DOWN ANY NEW PHONE NUMBERS YOU GET OR ANYTHING IMPORTANT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW. YOU SHOULD NEVER EVER EVER RELY ON COMPUTERS TO HOLD ALL YOUR INFORMATION. THEY ARE MACHINES AND DO BREAK
Thanks Everyone
Nate
If this helped post a comment

ALSO PEOPLE PLEASE DONT LIE OR SCARE PEOPLE AWAY! THEMES WORK FLAWLESSLY, APPS WORK FLAWLESSLY, WORKS CLEANER AND SMOOTHER THAN EVER. GOTTA LOVE GEO... THANX ALOT MAN
ITS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING

can som please help me. i have used blackrain om my iphone 3gs. igot the application in my mobile when i insert a another simcard the iphone doesn't read it can som one help me please

@help
Read. If you upgraded to anything higher than 3.0.1 through an official iTunes update, your baseband is updated and cannot be unlocked (as of yet).
@everyone else with dumb questions.
If you cannot handle the process of reading everything about something, you probably shouldn't do it. Restore your phone and go back to unjailbroken life. You clearly do not have the mental capacity to handle this jailbreak process.
It works. If it doesn't work for you, YOU are doing something wrong. Not the program. The code doesn't change. The enduser does.

@NeedHelpBadly
Restore your phone. If you can, restore to backup. If not, start fresh.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, google is your friend.

Hi to all, turn off the Bonjour service if you ar using the latest version of itunes and the jailbreak works fine in less than a minute!!
Cheers

Cydelete, Fiverow and dock don't work, statusnotifier doesn't work either? Are they not compatible with 3.1.2

Blackra1n Is not "completely" jb like other tool from dev-team. You'll find some apps does not work. Geohotz does the job fast not best
dev-team does better job but too slow

HI, i have iphone 3g 3.1.2 and i did everything as said.. but its not happening..after clicking make it rain it jus shows running and geting me more qrious and you know what happens to iphone ppl whn something goes wrong,so all that is happening dude and that guy whtever pic. doens’t appear.. have no idea what to do..can anyone help..?

HEy, Stasplaya44
Try restoring (I know pain in the ...) then re ra1n, then install only cydia. Then winterboard. That worked for me. Seems like cydia needs to be installed 1st.

HEY.
I've been doing some research and here are some things I've learned:
- Blackra1n works amazing for most people.
- The ipt3g 8gig is apparently NOT supported. Geohotz was not aware that there was an 8gig.
- If you are trying to jailbreak any of the other ipod/phones and it still isn't working, do some good old fashioned Google searching and plenty of people have posted detailed instructions on how to fix your problems.
- I have not been able to jailbreak my ipt3g 8gig, but just wait a bit longer for Greenpois0n. I personally am not go to hop on the train to brick town tonight.

I'm on an iPhone 3GS, and I swear I've tried every strategy on 10 million different pages, and I keep getting stuck on "entering recovery." I never see dude's face, just the itunes and USB cord. EVERY SINGLE TIME. I've did a shift+restore with the .ispw saved on my computer. I killed the itunes related processes/services. I put the phone in airplane mode. I've hit "make it rain" while standing upside down with my thumb in my mouth. None of this s**t works. I don't get what's going on.

Edit: Randomly, I decided to NOT check the box for Windows compatibility to XP Service Pack 2. It said to do it, I didn't check the box at all, and it worked. I'm on Vista 64.

All of you assholes who keep saying to read the fucking instructions, shut the fuck up. Just because it worked for you doesn't mean it's working for a lot of us (who can read and follow simple instructions) including me. I have a 3GS, 3.1.2, 32GB, iTunes 9 and I have tried everything as well. Obviously something is going on. Tried on multiple computers every way possible. And also, some of you say leave iTunes open, some say close it. I've tried everything. When I make it rain it reboots the phone and says connect to iTunes forever. I can't reset it into DFU or anything. A lot of others are having the exact same problem. But anyways, yes asshole, we can read and we're not idiots.

This might not work for everyone the first time. It might in some cases take more than one attempt just no mater how many times you restart your iPhone leave it plugged in the computer. I did the 3.1.2 upgrade through iTunes and had to hold down the home and power/standby button and let go after it turns off and not wait for the logo to let go of the buttons and then engaged the "make it rain" button and worked after a few different attempts.....but that's just me..

to David
every iphone / pc are difference
when you fail jb the first time your file system already broken. you need to restore to the fresh os
-> put att simcard in the phone let itunes go to active page
-> so iphone can fuction (not at emergency screen)
-> reboot iphone once time
-> run blackra1n
i hope this have (i did like this with my 3gs 3.1 , it works. after that i upgrade to 3.1.2 and did same thing, it works again)

It works. I jb mine in ten seconds. My iPhone was preinstalled with 3.1. Vista 32 bit, iTunes 9, and firefox to download. Doesn't play great with the 3g as easy though. George is the truth at doing what he does. Wasn't he one of the first to jb the 3g? Stop all the hating. Use it or don't. What does it matter? Read and research if you have a issue and then post your questions if there's no answer. Some of you "post not read" dumb asses make use have more shit to read asking the same question over and over.

Any comments about 2G Ipod touch 3.1.2 peeps? I installed blackra1n but after shutting down and restarting it asks me to connect to iTunes

I have notice that blackra1n works better with 3gs Iphones than 3g.I have a 3g and so far blackr1n has not worked

blackrain is not installing into my phone. is thre any way that u can help me and try to fix this problem..i really need some help with this thanks. contact me please.

It seems to work flawlessly with 3gs but you have to work out 3g. I did my gf 3g like stated in the earlier post and it worked.

OKAY fianlly got it. before i was getting the whole itunes plug thing... until i moved the downloaded blackra1n to my c/ folder.

OK I want to get the new 3.1.2 OS and I'm thinking of using blackra1n to do it, but what I want to know is since I already have JB apps that have data I would like to keep. Is there any way/app that does a backup of apps and data so that they can be restored after upgrade and JB I know that AptBackup and AppBackup just store a list of your apps to reinstall, but I don't think they get your data.

OK, I have a iPod 2G 16GB. This is what I did (worked flawlessly):

  1. Downloaded blackra1n.exe to C: Drive.
  2. Connected iPod.
  3. Closed iTunes when it appeared.
  4. Executed blackra1n.exe and clicked "make it ra1n".
  5. Observed the photo of the developer and followed screen prompts.
  6. After final boot (closed iTunes again) I disconnected the iPod from the USB cable.
  7. Ran the blackra1n app on the iPod and installed Cydia.
  8. All apps from Cydia work fine, winterboard works fine, SBsettings, Makeitmine, etc.

Cheers.

Updated to 3.1.2 have 16gb 3g blackra1n did not work for me
had to restore 4 times . Closed iTunes stuck in recovery until I just had to
restore I'm on windows xp ran blackra1n in sp2 mode made it rain then got stuck on in recovery screen. When I tried again it was stuck again in recovery when I held down home and power I did not see geos face just recovery screen from iTunes. On my last attempt it claimed it was done
but my phone was still in recovery mode. So now im back at stock apps on
my phone lost my jailbreak and am not at all happy! Any suggestions :(

Thanx a lot Jim.. i will attempt your process in an hour.. if it doesn't work, I'm going to pull the hair out of my head !!!!!

works perfectly on factory unlock 3gs iphone. i dont much about iphones or computers and did it in less than 2 min. dont think there is anything to worry about if jb-ing is all u need.

I downloaded my iPhone 3.1.2 update from somewhere else using firefox. When it was done I installed it through iTunes and updated my I.

I don't have wi fi yet..please help me out..what should I look for to install using my cable internet?

You should be able to install using 3g. I used it instead of wifi. Does blackrain app load on your phone. The app should be on ur phone.

Does ipod touch have 3g? Yes..I do have blackra1n on my ipod touch but I can't shut down. If I shut down then I need to connect to a pc and run blackra1n again.

Okay! Thank you kindly for your time and help ;)
I will try again when I have my wi-fi set up .. for now i will just enjoy my music and music videos ;)

still no luck dude..tried everything..i have 3g 3.1.2..so damn badly want to JB..blood is cumin out of my ass now..wht to do ppl.. whtever i do..that geohot boot logo is not coming at all..seen million vid. n tried everything..so damn tired..but anywayz still tryin..if anyone can help then plz..

i cant seem to open blackra1n after i download it..
i keep getting the "blackra1n.exe-Entry Point not found"
message : The procedure entry point sqlite3preparev2 could not be lovated in the dynamic link library SQLite3.dll.:: If anyone knows how i can fix this please get back to me :)

I have a iPhone 3GS 32gb which came with 3.1OTB and is still running 3.1.
I'm assuming that if I update to 3.1.2 in iTunes all of my apps and contacts will remain on the phone.
If I then run blackra1n will all the stuff already on the phone stay on it, or do you end up with a fully reset phone with blackra1n installed on it?
Thanks

@Jonsky
Sync phone making sure you have transferred all purchase you made on your phone to iTunes (that's just a precaution). Upgrade to 3.1.2, all aps and contacts will be fine. Sync again. Then run blackra1n. All aps and contacts will still be fine. Done in that order the worst that can happen is that you have to restore the phone.

I TRIED ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS, ALL USER COMMENTS, 2 DIFFERENT PC'S WITH DIFFERENT OPERATING SYSTEMS AND STILL NOTHING BUT STUCK RECOVERIES.. 3G, 3.1.2.. MY MODEM FIRMWARE IS 05.11.07 DONT KNOW IF THATS A KNOWN ISSUE..THIS WAS JAILBROKEN ON 3.0 UNTIL THE ITUNES UPGRADE TO 3.1.2, MAYBE THAT HOSED SOMETHING UP ON THE PHONE..

FINALLY Got it Cydia here i come . What i did was
put blackrain in my c file uncheck all the boxes under
compatibility mode uncheck all of the compatibility options and then run it
it should work . My next question is can you install rock your iphone and cydia at the same time with no conflict? or should it be one or the other ?

Weirdest thing happened on my second phone, blackra1n was telling me it was successful and I could use all my cracked apps, but had no Cydia installed. Got nervous when I went to restore as new phone and got error 13, but figured it was from closing down apple processes. Rebooted, restored as new to 3.1.2 and jailbroke. Everything works fine. Appsync, SBSettings, Backgrounder (froze on install but works after reboot).
If you have an issue, just restore and re-do. That's the best advice I can give after successfully doing 2 3gs.

Hey fellas, here's what I did. I have an iPhone 3G 16G v3.1.2 on Vista x64. 1) Start off with a fresh restore. 2) Uninstall iTunes, Bonjour, and Apple software update only. 3) Reboot PC. 4) Install blackra1n as per usual instructions.
Worked for me. Good luck! :)

I have an Ipod touch 2G running on 3.1.2 and I didn't use a pwnage tool on it before nor have I jailbroken it before. Will blackra1n work?

To everyone
forget blackra1n. Try new pwnage 3.1.4 from devteam
Go to funkymonkeyspace.com for instruction
I never try but I trust devteam better

i'm not gonna go through every one of these posts to try and find the answer to my question... sorry. ever since i did the jailbreak, i have no service or internet connection. anyone else have this problem?

I posted th EXACT STEPS yesterday, but here it is again.. rephrased..
@everyone
follow the steps on my site EXACTLY and you will be good to go, but you have to do the exact button hold/release sequence/timing as this IS KEY.
Here is the site: http://ping.fm/5knkP
Mine didn’t work and was doing the same as you guys until I did the exact sequence of holding both buttons, then releasing the powerbutton when the apple logo appeared while still holding the home button, then releasing the home button after the GeoHot background appears.
If you do the exact steps, in order listed above, you should have no problem.

my 32GB 3GS is dead. tried to jailbreak it and got as far as the picture of Frodo. I stared at Frodo for over an hour. Now my phone doesnt respond to anything. It won't go into recovery mode, itunes wont detect it, windows won't detect it. And yes, it was fully charged before trying to jailbreak.
Any solutions?

GREAT! Ive noticed small things with BLACKRA1N.

  1. Battery Life decreased by 8.7%
  2. E-Mail Connects twice and sometimes does not download.
  3. ROCK IS A HELL OF A LOT BETTER THAN CYDIA!

OH, IF YOUR PHONE FROZE UP, YOUR A D.A. FOR NOT READING BLOGS AND WATCHING VIDEOS

@Everyone
Geohotz (George Hotz) was the first person to unlock & jb an iPhone first gen so being all like "HURR WAIT FOR DEV-TEAM DONT TRUST THIS GUY LAWL" is pretty damn stupid. ;)http://iphonejtag.blogspot.com/
Read up. ;)
Also, blackra1n works fine if you're not a complete fuckwit. <3

To Ben
the first does not mean the best. You should ask yourseft why you do use redsn0w to jb your iPhone ? Why you need ultrasn0w to unlock ?
Don't lie to yourseft .

DO NOT FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS!!! MY PHONE LOST THE CARRIER SIGNAL AND NOW SHOWS NO SERVICE. SO I CANNOT MAKE CALLS OR ANYTHING. JAILBREAK WORKED BUT IT LOST THE SIGNAL SO DO NOT DO IT! SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE

Hei guys.. Please help me out here..I installed blackra1n,cydia and winterboard..after I shut down and restart I get the annoying iTunes and USB sign.. what am I doing wrong? Do I need to delete blackra1n after installation?

Hey everyone with a 16GB 3G 3.1.2 having problems with Geo not showing up listen. I have been doing this for 6 hours today and finally got it to work by repeating this a bunch of times.
So, I just Jailbroke my Iphone 3.1.2 16GB 3G. What I did was actually told to me by Ikheafe so thanks to him.
Plug up your iPhone
Close iTunes
Turn your Iphone 3g OFF
Run BlackRa1n
click make it ra1n
Hold down power and home
As soon as you see the Apple logo release power BUT HOLD HOME for at least 20 seconds
Do not release home earlier than 20 seconds or until you see GeoHot appear on your Iphone.
(If this doesn't work then try again, hold down the power and home until your phone shuts off. Close BlackRa1n and try again. As they say rinse, wash, repeat.)
Once you’ve done that, you should have a pop-up on your computer saying Jailbreak is done. Wait for the phone to reboot. Once the phone reboots you will see Blackra1n icon on your phone.
Hope it helps you like it did me!!!!!!!!!!!!

i tried everything you guys said on 8gb 3g it just does not work.
First it says connect the i phone to itunes then it goes into a dim black screen any help or anything else i can try

I jailbroke my 3gs 3.1.2 on vista ultimate with black ra1n and installed winterboard first thing after cydia and got frozen on the apple screen after reboot. I had to hold power and home till the flash and let go of power to make my iTunes restore my phone.

Not hard to do but a pain, and winterboard is my main reason to jail break. Not his problem but pisses me off that there wasn't a warning for me without having to search for it.

TRIED IT A FEW TIMES LAST NITE ON MY 3G 3.1 AND IT GETS TO THE RUNNING PART AND STAYS THERE FOREVER. I HELD THE HOME/POWER BUTTONS DOWN AFTER ABOUT 15-20 MINUTES OF WAITIN AND I GET A MESSAGE SAYIN THAT IT WAS SUCCESSFULLY JAILBROKEN WAIT FOR A REBOOT. NOTHIN HAPPENED. I THOUGHT I WAS IMPATIENT AND I TRIED IT WAS AGAIN ONLY TO GET THE SAME EXACT MESSAGE. PLEASE HELP!!

2nd time no problem yet. Cycled power for winterboard reboot instead of letting it do it for me. But I think my solution was only installing one installer. I chose rock but may change to cydia. Haven't decided yet. So far so good. One again 3gs not unlocked new baseband jb updated 3.1.2 on vista ultimate with only rock app and winterboard working.

When I try this I see the custom screen with the rain and the little spinning pinwheel thing. Then my ipod touch goes black and nothing happens. I can't restart it or anything. I restored it through itunes and tried it 3 times already. Any help?

I used both vista and Xp. With my vista my iPod was stuck in the connect to iTunes screen. After I tried like 10 times i tried on my Xp. Im also using the newest iTunes if that helps anyone helping me

I have a iPod 3g, version 3.1.2 and when I did this it never worked. I don't know why? So I'm hoping if someone can help!

Doesnt work for me!!! blackra1n stay on running process and my iphone stay on itune recovery mode ,i have tried 8 time , everytime the same shittt!!!

This sadly doesnt work for me, if it's the USB Logo where it's stuck or the running!
All the advise here i have followed but still no go :(

I got 2 out of 3.
3GS 32gig worked perfectly.
ipod touch 2nd gen 8gig, again worked perfectly.
ipod touch 3rd gen 8 gig, tried three times but no go.
All upgraded to 3.1.2 first
Click let it rain and it starts, then the touch just turns off after seeing the recovery screen.
Have to do a recovery in itunes to get it back.
Have tried with itunes on or off but havent tried turning off the bonjour service though....

i do the whole process of the blackra1n thing and when its done the app is not on my phone and its like nothing ever happened. i have the iphone 2g what should i do

Holy crap! It finally worked! I must have tried this about 20 times using some combination of all of the previous suggestions. I am running Win7RC 64-bit. Circumstances when it worked > no compatibility mode was checked, no Run As Administrator, I did not have the blackra1n.exe file at the root of c:. No Apple processes were running except AppleMobileDeviceService.exe. iTunes was not running. Phone was powered on and unlocked.

Forgot to mention my phone is iPhone 3G 8GB. The previous 19 times I tried it I was getting the "connect to iTunes" symbol every time, then I would have to reboot the phone.

And I didn't have to hold the buttons in a particular order, etc. I just saw the picture within about 15 seconds. Finally!

Hi. Can i use this on a 3gs with 3.1 factory installed? i didnt update to 3.1.2 when itunes told me to. so can i run blackra1n as it is with 3.1 isntalleD?
dont need an unlock just a jailbreak. please reply

Very easy jailbreak, did have to use an XP cpu with file saved to C drive. HOWEVER, MY PHONE CRASHED NEXT DAY!!! Restored, re-jailbreaked, crashed 4 more times the next 2 days. Reverted to 3.0.1 via qukpwn and redsn0wed'd it and have no more problems. WAIT FOR DEV TEAM ON THIS, TRUST ME. Cannot tether with this either not with MyWI or BenM.

I tried to use it at least 10 times. no luck. I looked at this forum and seen iphone4idiots said "disable the bonjour service". Did that and soon as I tried it again, BAM it worked. thanks iphone4idiots. If you having problems,just do what he said.

I have 3g on 3.1.2. I was stuck at "running..." screen until i followed previous post suggestions and went to fresh restore. After the fresh restore i used the most recent backup that itunes suggested (it had been previously JB) so that i could get my contacts back. blackra1n worked immediately.

OKAY SO I HAVE AN IPHONE 3G RUNNING ON 3.1.2 SOFTWARE I JAIL BROKE IT VERY FAST AND EASY BUT NOW WHEN I DOWNLOAD THEMES THAT WORKS BUT WHEN I GO INTO WINTER BOARD I CLICK ON THE THEME IT LOADS FOR 2 SECONDS THAN GOES TO NORMAL NOTHING CHANGES I TRIED THE ORIGINAL THEMES TO AND IT DIDN'T WORK. PLEASE HELP ME !!!

After repeated attempts to install blackra1n, and always getting stopped at the iTunes plug icon, I read about moving my blackra1n download to my c folder. Did so and lo and behold, it worked! Happy now:)

I just figure out, the computer must be "Authorized" in iTunes. Mine was not authorized so I fixed this by going to "Store" -> "Authorize computer." I had to disconnect / reconnect my iPhone, then run blackrain.

worked after many tries. found out that my USB Wireless mouse needed to be unplugged before it worked and now works great. I would recommend unplugging all USB to be on the safe side

It took a while to jailbreak my 3G, and a little trouble-shooting, but it finally worked and I am so happy! Geohot is my new hero.

I have tried everything(fresh restore, ending processes, holding power and home...etc) posted in every thread and was very doubtful of blackra1n working for me. I got blackra1n to work for me by putting phone into DFU mode myself instead of letting blackra1n do it...hope this helps someone.

I've been trying this since Monday the 12th and couldn't get it to jailbreak. And I found these instructions from "PuG" on another site AND IT WORKED.. FINALLY ! ! !
"Been messing about with my 3G 8gb for about half an hour trying to jailbreak it lol.. followed everyones suggestions and nothing worked... THEN i cracked it...
Do all the update stuff first then unplug your iphone and reboot it. compatibility mode your blackra1n, RUN blackra1n and click "make it rain"... THEN and only then plug your iphone back into the computer... was over and done in 30 seconds, popped up wit the message telling me my iphone would be jailbroken once it had reboot and the image of the curly haired lad with the wave of iphones popped onto the screen... it rebooted and now its done.
Cheers.."
In addition I stopped all Antivirus services..

FIX FOR THOSE STUCK ON RECOVERY MODE
Confirming what CT63366 said. When blackra1n gets your iPhone to reboot to go into recovery mode, remove the USB cable. Then when its on recovery mode (i.e. USB cable pointing to iTunes on iPhone screen), plug it back in and see Geohot's face on your iPhone appear. :-)

Thanks Mike on 10/12--after turning 'OFF' XP-compatibility mode blackra1n worked ...after 5 failed attempts with XP-compatibility mode ON; running Vista Business SP2.

wow! that was so fast! I updated mine which is 3g 3.1 all you need to do:

  1. download blackra1n and save in C:
  2. click make it rain
  3. plug your iphone in your computer

Voila! count 1-10 then you will see the picture of blackra1n guy and wait to reboot.. you are done and finally jailbroken your iphone! thanks!

Worked like a charm...but had to try for more than 20 times....
Here is how i did...hope it'd help somebody,
Windows 7 RTM 64bit, iPhone 3G 16GB ---
Tried all possible ways as everybody said...pressing and holding buttons...so on didnt work...
when it worked,
the .exe was in C drive, Ran as an Adminstrator, iTunes was CLOSED, what made the different is unpluged my Microsoft wireless keyboard any mouse..(as I saw by someones comment) thought its lame...but somehow it worked 4 me....
the easiest Jailbrak ever...
Thank you GeoHot and the person who left the comment :P

After 3 hours I finally got it to work by doing this:
1.Disable sync in the intial phone settings
2.Edit>preferences go to devices tab and check disable sync.
3.Put phone in air plane mode
4.Ran blackra1n as admin and winxp compat
5.Worked!

I cant believe how shitty this jailbreak is... it is actually the most stressful and hardest to do yet. My iphone just shows the sync to itunes screen every time i do it. ive tried every which way, no luck. these little faggots need to tighten it up

Unjailbroken IPT 1G 16g 3.1.1 (updated for free) jailbroken in less than 20 secs, reboot took longer.
Didn't work the 1st time so disconnected, got stuck in DFU (silly icon where USB plug points to the ITunes icon), just turned off iPod, turned it on again, everything back to normal, connected sync cable to PC, "Let it ra1n", BAMMMMMM, jailbroken.

This jailbreak DOES work on the 3G w/ the 3.1.2 update, I just jailbroke and I've already installed apps requiring a jailbreak and they're working just fine... I too had initial problems restoring after downloading the blackra1n app (kept getting stuck on the logo instructing me to connect to iTunes). Finally, after the 3rd reset after getting stuck - eureka! Persistence is the key...

Ok people I found the key to one eyed willie. For those getting stuck on running in blackra1n with the phone showing the usb connector and itunes do this.
1. put blackra1n on c drive
2. turn compatibility mode on. Vista users put XP. Xp users put windows 2000.
3. run program and hit make it rain. The program should get stuck on entering recovery mode at this point.
4 with the program stuck on entering recovery mode, hit power and home on the phone to turn it off. Leave the phone off.
5. close blackra1n. turn compatibility mode off. run it again, hit make it rain
6. turn iphone back on. wait for it to jailbreak.
I've now done this on 2 iphones that wouldn't work the way the normal directions state and it worked like a charm. Give it a try.

my ipod is 3.1.2 and it finishes downloading but does not reboot ive tried rerunning blackra1n and ive tried to hold both buttons thats does not work any ideas

I've tried everything on this website, and every idea on others! I have a iphone 3g with 3.1.2 and cannot get blackra1n to jailbreak the phone. If I've tried once, I've tried 30 times. I've even tried it on several computers to no avail. I did make some advancement, when hitting 'make it rain' it was going to the usb to itunes screen and staying. NOW it gets a little past that on a black screen and just stays there. Any other ideas before I give up? I'm running Win 7 and have placed blackra1n in every possible place and tried running it in every type of compatiblity mode available.

iphone 3g here, previously used redsn0w. Not sure if that makes a difference or not. Had a real heck of a time trying blackra1n. Tried all the "put it on the root of C drive, hold power + home, blah blah, nothing worked EXCEPT for the following:
Windows 7 x64
blackra1n exe was on the desktop (some fixes say it MUST be on the root of C:)
iphone was plugged in, just sitting there.
right click on blackra1n.exe, set compatability mode to XP SP3 (read here to use Vista, but it blows and I refuse to associate with it)
right click blackra1n again, Run As Administrator.
That's it, worked exactly as described after that. Took about 20 seconds to put the blackra1n app on the phone, I'm downloading Cydia as I type this.
To all the folks who used this, you should donate! To everyone complaining about it, keep researching, the right method is out there for you! Then Donate! I did!

Geo hot can u jailbreak 3.1 3g with blackra1n?
also im not and official carrier but when i update my 3g it gets locked then i put in a disactivated sim and connect it to the computer then it is activated but not unlocked is this something u would like to post trust u will get donations off of this

thank you john that tip you said about restarting it work thank you thank you, its wierd it work fine at my school but it wouldn't work at my friends house until i did that thank you

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