Walkthrough: How to Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.3 with Spirit


So with the release of the Spirit jailbreak for iPhone, 3.1.3, it’s only appropriate to post a quick how-to, so here it is.  And of course, with a jailbreaking tutorial, here comes the disclaimer:

If you’re not sure what you’re doing and have misgivings about jailbreaking, you probably should stray away.  I will say, out of all the jailbreaks that have been released, this one is one of the simplest, and I’m talking blackra1n easy.  Walkthrough and video after the break!

First, jump on over to download the Spirit jailbreak software onto your computer.  The download can be found here.  Download whichever version corresponds to your OS.  For those wondering, this WILL work with any version of iTunes, up to the current 9.1.1 version (that’s what I have on both my Macs and it works just fine).

Before doing anything else, back up ALL your data via iTunes.  I have had a few jailbreaks go downhill and it’s always good to have everything backed up just in case you have to restore or your phone gets stuck in DFU mode and you’re forced with no other option but a restore (and yes, it happens).  Spirit has an issue early on that apparently deleted people’s photos.  That’s supposed to be fixed by now, but I’d back up pictures just to be on the safe side.

Next, quit iTunes and launch Spirit.  Just click the button and wait!  After a minute you’ll see a status bar complete and you should be fully jailbroken!  You’ll be able to tell when you see the Cydia app on one of your homepages.  This is the icon you'll want to look for:

Cydia Installed

For anyone who is new to the jailbreak scene, you’ll want to open Cydia and download a few key things to enhance your experience:

  • Winterboard (an essential for theming out your phone)
  • Themes! (check out our jailbreak forums for some suggestions)
  • Rock App (if you’d prefer it over Cydia, search “RockApp”)
  • SBSettings (allows a quick swipe to access all your main toggles)

There are a lot of neat apps and tweaks to download (including several plug-ins for SBSettings). Look for coming reviews as well as past ones for jailbroken app reviews. All the ones listed above are free to download.  I personally prefer Rock over Cydia as Rock has a very convenient backup system within it to keep track of all your licenses and downloads.  It was nice to not have to restore everything I had jailbroken and just click restore from backup.  Cydia has ways to backup as well, I just find Rock's interface much nicer.  But again, it's a matter of opinion.

If you’d like the ability to SSH into your phone and edit themes, as well as other files, you’ll also need to download Terminal and OpenSSH.  I only recommend SSH’ing for those who have a pretty decent knowledge of the iPhone OS and how to SSH.  Deleting certain files or altering them can be disastrous if you aren’t sure what you’re doing. So again, approach with caution.  And as always, anytime you ever have software installed on your phone that allows remote access, change your root password!  If you need help doing that, jump over to the TiPb jailbreak and unlock forums .

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DoubleDown says:

Worked great. With windows XP you don't need to run compatibility mode. I'm also running iTunes 9.1.1.

chenzo51 says:

Anyone know where the rock app is I can't find it on cydia anymore. I used to be jailbroke with blackrain and my 3 gs needed to be repalaced. Everything seems the same as before but I cannot even find it in the search option

Allyson Kazmucha says:

In cydia search "RockApp" without the quotes. Make sure to run it together. It should come up. I installed it yesterday ok.

Mitchell says:

Made a tutorial on YouTube: marksy72 my channel check it out , bless

Dtrk says:

Ok, never thought of jailbreaking my 3gs, so forgive the newby questions but if I'm not thrilled with the jailbreak, I can always restore it back to original, non-jailbroke, state - correct? And are there any traces on the phone identifying it's been jail broken? Newbies, I know.. but questions I've always wanted answers to.... thanks!

Allyson Kazmucha says:

Restoring it through iTunes will restore it back to default. After a jailbreak, I always set up as a new phone and NOT from a backup as that can bring over bits of the jailbreak that can make it act funny, but yes, you can restore back to stock.

missa says:

For people who are not command line oriented, i-funbox is good to install. It's a PC program that lets you see the directory structure on the iPhone. You need to install cydia package afc2add on your iPhone first to make it work.

Watchful says:

I would have to disagree with the article in recomending Winterboard. I'm happily jailbroken, and I really only jailbrake for one reason: Backgrouder.
I'm happy and stable, but everytime I have messed with Winterboard my phone gets so unstable, and battery life gets so bad that I wind up havingto restore.
In fact I hve learned to just stick with the few littlethings I have and be happy.
Just a warning from my anecdotal experience.

shaolinfinest says:

will this unlock the iPhone to use on other networks like T-mobile or is that and jailbreaking two different beast?

Allyson Kazmucha says:

This will not unlock your phone at the current time.

Nebetsu says:

Here's the question: Why WOULDN'T I want to do this? What are the disadvantages to having a jailbroken iPhone?

Allyson Kazmucha says:

I don't have any disadvantages for you, per say. You may experience a few crashes, etc... depending on what you have installed. But the point of a JB is to add functionality. There's risk involved, so don't do it if you aren't comfortable, but a functional jb adds many benefits.

Bob says:

Will this work on itouch 3rd gen 3.1.3?

Rich says:

Another newby question. If I backup after I jailbreak, what exactly gets backed up? If I decide to un-jailbreak my phone and restore it using the jailbreak'd backup, do I get all my SMS, notes, apps data, etc. back (minus non-app store apps)?

Beefalo says:

I did this the second it released. Been waiting so long for an untethered JB for my 3Gs.
For US users, I recommend the RockApp and then just using the free trial of MyWi. This will enable tethering in your settings.

Chris C-E says:

So I have an earlier version of the OS that is Jailbroken. Do I need to restore to factory, then do this or can I just install the OS on my phone and then Jailbreak? I guess if I'm going to do a factory reset I need to figure out all the things I use currently (categories and Winterboard being two big ones) so I know what to reinstall later right?

Hang says:

Does it unlock too?? Or just jailbreak??

P2hero says:

Hello I'm really thinking about JB my 3gs this would be my first time ever doing this, what I'm about to ask might be a noob ?. If I Jb my iPhone can I keep all my apps I have on my phone and will I be able to use my iPhone as a wifi hot spot? And if I use it as a wifi hot spot will AT&T know that I'm using my iPhone as a wifi hot spot?

Hizzo says:

I jailbroke my phone for the very first time using Spirit.
(I caved in to peer pressure)
Everything works great.... only problem is my battery drains so much quicker than before.
Any ideas on what's causing it?
These are the apps I've got installed.
-GV Mobile
Anyone know which apps are causing the battery drain? Should I get a new phone? Unjailbreak?
I've made sure that all processes are closed via sbsettings when I put my phone to sleep and that bosspaper and winterboard aren't on at the same time, but my battery stills drains quickly
(even when I don't use my phone)
Do y'all recommend this jailbreak for the iPad?

t0m says:

@Hizzo - more than likely it's your themes draining your battery. More complex the theme, more battery drain.
Did you setup as a new phone before jailbreaking? If not, I'd do that and see if that helps.

Joe McG says:

Winterboard is a known battery hog. I try to stay with sbsettings, backgrounder, and bitesms only to keep my battery life from going in the toilet.

jeversion1 says:

so everything was fine until today and then i cant connect calls but other people from my area with ATT are unaffected. So I am restoring backup to see if the jailbreak is to blame. We shall see i guess.

Hakala says:

@Rich--I've learned the hard way on this one: BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS! it's a pretty minute thing to think about before you jailbreak but there's always that one little photo you miss having. So if your on windows, you should be able to go to StartMenu/Computer/ and there should be a little iPhone under devices where you can simply copy and paste your photos out of there. And yes SMS' do get saved, but only the ones before your most recent backup obviously. And unless your confident that you sync your notes (via Mac Mail.app) they don't get backed up. No note sync, no backup.
And for anyone worried about risks, the best way to avoid any troubles is to just not announce it to the world you've just jailbroken your iPhone. And since I prefer not to use winterboard because off battery drainage, it's not that big of problem. But make sure you don't accidently bring that baby into an apple store looking for help. They'll give a good old boot in the you-know-what to all your free support.

kbduvall says:

I would advise against RockApp. The people who make/run it apparently are a little shady, and they modify Cydia which will cause problems when Cydia updates. Of course, do what you think is best but I figured I'd throw it out there for you all to consider. Here's a link to an article about it: http://xsellize.com/topic/65506-do-not-rock-your-phone/

Brad Zimmerman says:

Spirit ...just works. What a flawless and stupidly simple jailbreak!

David says:

Hi.. so if I have a jailbroken 3.1.2, and I would like to update to 3.1.3.. do I update first and lose everything, then use spirit, or use spirit, then update? If I update to 3.1.3 first, and the jailbreak with spirit, will everything restore back after I jailbreak with spirit? Hope that make sense... thanks

Krypto74 says:

What app would you use just to change your wallpaper on your springboard? Will changing that eat into your battery?

iBlackdude says:

new jailbreakers makes me laught :)

jimmyc! says:

I was on 3.1.2, jailbroken, and happy. I upgraded to 3.1.3, spirit broke my phone, reinstalled all my cydia apps, and I'm finding that infinidock makes it so i cannot rearrange my apps in itunes. When I move things around using the iphone they go back after an itunes sync. I'm trying different scenarios to see if I can figure out a fix. Any ideas?

micky1701 says:

Will tethering with ATT still work if I upgrade my phone to 3.13 and jailbreak with spirit. I seem to remember having issues with 3.13 version. All ok now with 3.12 blackra1n JB. I guess I should ask if there is any real benefit to go to 3.13 or just stay on 3.12

Ivoryplum says:

First time jailbreaking, thanks to this tutorial and how simple Spirit was.
Don't know how I survived without bitesms. :)
That's the main reason I jailbroke. Always wanted to be able to quick reply to a text. Thanks Ally!

Allyson Kazmucha says:

@Micky1701 - Well there isn't a huge difference between 3.1.3 and 3.1.2, just the battery meter issue (which I experienced) - other than that, if you don't want to restore etc, stay on 3.1.2, I don't see a huge difference feature wise (none actually)
@jimmyc - sounds to me like something from the actual firmware did not install correctly, not jailbreak related. i'd completely restore, jailbreak, then set up as a NEW phone, not from a backup, in that order. that should fix your issues.
@Krypto74 - install winterboard and select "user wallpaper" - and no that should not drain your battery. when you have multiple customizations you may see battery drain, but just a wallpaper should not have an impact.
@David - backup your phone (sync with iTunes), upgrade to 3.1.3, then jailbreak, then restore from a backup. you should be fine that way.
@P2hero - you can keep everything you currently have. a jailbreak just adds functionality, doesn't take anything away. just restore from a backup or resync things (i prefer starting new and setting up as a new iPhone, no backup - but i know some people don't have that option as they don't have mobileme or an easy solution for contacts, calendars, etc except for a backup)
And in general, themes shouldn't drain your battery, I know some do, especially themes that COMPLETELY change the UI, but winterboard in general doesn't drain your battery, it just depends what you have applied. weather widgets and other live widgets cause the biggest drains. general icons, docks, chat bubbles, and UI tweaks shouldn't have a noticeable affect on your battery life.

Riq says:

i have the newest version of itunes... its giving me an error message saying i need to get the newest version of itunes 9... im not understanding why its not working.

P2hero says:

Thank you very much Allyson

R H says:

I've tried several times but every time I got the same warning message. For your information I’m using Windows Xp and Itunes latest version I downloaded the EXE files 3 times and tried every compatible mode available there. But the result is same.. Spirit can detect my Iphone with version 3.1.3 Following text what I receive when I click to jailbreak the device …
Spirit encountered an error while jail breaking your device. Do you want o send a log of what happened??
INFO: Now listening for devices...
INFO: read igor/map.plist
INFO: Connected to the AppleMobileDevice.
INFO: Version iPhone1,2_3.1.3
INFO: Connecting to mobilebackup...
INFO: Sending files via AFC.
FATAL(LINE): Assertion failed (dl.c:198): 0 == (AMDeviceStartService(dev, service, &it, NULL)) (but it was -402653091)

micky1701 says:

thanks Allyson. I will stay on jb 3.12.
But just to know - is ATT tethering working for anyone on a jb 3.13 3gs phone?

dres79 says:

and my list of "reasons i left Blackberry for iPhone" grows yet again. that took less than 30secs. Ok so now im jailbroken, now what ...

Krypto74 says:

Thanks Allyson. I was also told that just using bosspaper will give me the same result. Thanks for your prompt answer!

Rossy22 says:

I am not that technical when it comes to iPhones, so hopefully someone can help me!! My brother recently went traveling and gave me his iPhone, I used Blackra1n to jailbreak the phone (as i was on a different network). Stupidly I updated to version 3.1.3 without realising that this would stop Blackra1n from working, so now my iPhone is like a itouch. Will the Spirit Jailbreak unlock the phone for other networks? Hope that makes sense

Ex j a p resident says:

@Amy: like Frank Zappa used to say "who gives a F U C K"!

jimmyc! says:

Allyson, Thank you for the info. Unfortunately I have some texts that I have to keep. Restoring as new wipes 'em out. I'll live without infinidock for now. I have a complete backup/aptbackup so I can test every now and again to see if it's work. Nice to see someone so helpful to a lot of folks here.

Jalen says:

hello does this work for ipod touch 3g?

Allyson Kazmucha says:

@Rossy22 - no it will not unlock devices at this time
@Jalen - yes, it should. it supports a jailbreak for an iPod touch running 3.1.3

Anthony says:

this totally hosed my iPhone 3g running 3.1.3. Started the JB and then I waited and waited....nothing. Had to restore to factory defaults.

Dexter says:

First time I've jailbroken my iPhone and this is absolutely the EASIEST method ever!!!
Jailbreak guys/girls...
What do you feel is the best FREE Lockscreen? - kind of like LockInfo, which I will purchase if I cannot find anything as good.

Sara says:

I just ordered my iphone 3.1.3 and i am comfused, please someone help me. If i only unlock my phone can i still install apps from itunes? I have want to unlock it so i can use it with Tmobile but i wonder if jailbreaking is necessary for Tmobile to work? What is the point of jailbreaking? Please help me.

John says:

I'm having a problem. I was able to use Spirit successfully but as I was opening Cydia for the first time, I clicked "Quit" on the Spirit program and for some reason, it began jailbreaking my phone again. I let it complete the jailbreak again but then when I opened Cydia, I got a bunch of cache errors and now when I try to install a program, Cydia says:
"Note: The requested modifications cannot be applied due to required dependencies or conflicts that cannot be automatically found or fixed."
Any suggestions? Thanks a bunch!

John says:

Nevermind, seems to be working now!

JoeMONEY says:

sorry if im asking a dumb question
So will this jailbreak work on the model MC137LL?????

Dexter says:

Model!?! Why are you even listing what looks like a serial number? The only "model" that should concern you is 1G, 3G and 3GS, or more specifically, what OS each of those "models" are currently on before you jailbreak them.

Shaun says:

Another newbie with a question, I've broken my phone with spirit a few days back with the intentions on bringing my tmobile sim card over into it. I removed the att sim card and inserted the tmobile card. The iphone came back with a searching and then eventually shows "No Service". I still can use my WiFi at home but I'd love to use my phone again. Any help would be much appreciated. Lastly, I did install ultrasn0w. I read I needed that. Anyways...

Shaun says:

Also my iphone is running 3.1.3

JoeMoney says:

Go to setting
scroll down to model
that's the number I'm talking about.

topez12 says:


patel says:

Will this jailbreak work on 3.1.3 that were mistakenly downloaded and upgraded from 3.1.2?

new says:

Hey ! I have a new Iphone 3G S bougth on a Best buy and I want to unlock the phone to use it with a European carrier. Do I need to update to Itunes before jailbreak the phone ? or just jailbreak directly because no information is stored on the iphone ?
thank you, totally new

TR says:

After I jaibroke the phone, MMS does not appear as an option. Any way to get that functionality back.

ML says:

Hi, after the jailbraek the Cydia crashes after 3 seconds. This seemes to be a known bug and can be solved by deleting some files from the cydia update directory. However since Cydia doesn't work I can't install the tools to access the roor folder. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Zaphod says:

Does the Spirit jailbreak work with later model bootroms (MC- such as MC137LL)? I'm skeptical since geohotz hasn't broken any post-MC bootroms running 3.1.3 -- has anyone tried it yet?
Also, is anyone using tethering after breaking a 3.1.3 phone using Spirit?

wen says:

hi, I downloaded spiritjb and it's been loading for a long time. more than 5 minutes! What should I do now?

Devin says:

Will this work on iPhone 3GS? I have 3.1.3, but I know a lot of them don't work on 3GS yet and I just want to make sure since it doesn't say anything..

Devin says:

Actually, nevermind. I watched the tutorial. Thank you so much, it took a whole THREE SECONDS! (:

rich says:

i have never had anything work this easy 30 seconds and done. i will be letting everyone i know know about this site thanx

rich says:

and for those wondering if this will work on their phone mine is a 32gig 3gs 3.1.3

dtokarski says:

If I jailbreak a 3GS with 3.1.3 using Spirit, will the jailbreak cause any problems when it comes time to update to 4.0 when it comes out?

Necrozayas says:

Hi, I have a problem with SPIRIT software. I did whole process of jailbreaked my ipod touch (I have 2G with OS 3.1.3. MC model) Everything is ok,. When it finished. I've got Cydia app in mi iTouch. Apparently that's it. I have finally my MC MODEL Jailbreaked. But it is not. Because when I try to install cracked apps from iTunes I can't. Also I tried with iPhone PC Suite but it says that my ipod touch isn't jailbreaked. Same thing with iFun Box. These two softwares say that my iTouch is NOT Jailbreaked. Wierd thing.
So, what can I do? Someone can help me?
Thank you.

jake says:

the best! i've been trying for so long to jailbreak my iPhone 3Gs 3.1.3 and this did it in 30 seconds! Thank you so much!

d rok says:

when i start jailbreaking with spirit, it never ends. it just goes on forever, and on my iphone, the screen says its in recovery mode. please help

ML says:

My problem is solved. I jailbreaked again with the same laptop (XP)again with no succes. Now I did the proces with my PC (Windows 7), strangly enough this worked fine!
Thanks everyone!

Jbbarrette says:

man, my 3gs screwed up a week ago and I lost my jailbreak....thanks to Spirit it was super quick and easy to do it all over again, thanks!

Colin says:

thanks man... it worked liked a charm !

Noob says:

Alrite heres the thing..... i downloaded spirit and jailbroke my iphone it said complete... i went into cydia to download winterboard and rockapp but cant even find one when i search it... please help

kingpin says:

Dear experts. Please help!! I used Spirit for my 3GS ver 3.13. firmware 5.12.01. Rebooted and cydia appeared. Everything works fine until i started adding sources and packages. After one of the reboots i keyed in my sim lock passwd as usual only to find that it can’t detect my mobile carrier which was working fine before. When I detect carrier it says unable to find network list. Can I restore back to original 3.13 and retry with Spirit? Will that work? Thanks!

kingpin says:

Noob you goto cydia>manage>add> http://cydia.hackulo.us/ then search for it under packages.

Chazzy says:

I have a 3GS version 3.1.3 and am looking into JBing my iPhone. Any thoughts on y I should or shouldn't jail break it. Is it worth the risk (if there is a risk). Sounds cool but don't know

MrEtherBunny says:

CONFIRMED: does work with newer MC bootrooms, just did it myself. WOOT WOOT, iphone broken :D

MuffinMan1090 says:

Does the fixcydiaCache-AFC tool work with a phone jailbroken with spirit! PLz help thanks Cydia just opens and immediately decides to crash! thank you!

Denesha says:

I jailbroke my phone using spirit and it worked great, but when i when i downloaded winterboard and rebooted cydia has now disappeared. Has this happened to anyone else or does anyone know how to fix it? Or should i just restore my phone?

James A says:

Confirmed, this does indeed work flawlessly with version 3.1.3.
I'm not an expert and the whole thing took less than 3 minutes. Spirit is so easy it's just one button after it's installed!

amanda says:

I have a 3g on 3.1.3 and keep getting an error message when spirit starts running. anyone else have this problem? helllppp please :))

Bo945 says:

Hi alyssa,
great tutorial, I went through everything with a breeze. But when I tried to make a call, it didn't work and i cannot send texts. I do have t-mobile though, does that have an effect on why it does not work?
Please respond back asap. thanks

Tukkis says:

Hi! Great work! Now I have one question before I will buy my first iPhone. Does this also unlock iPhone for other sim-cards? I mean can I use some other service provider than AT&T?

Allyson Kazmucha says:

@Bo945 and @Tukkis - this is only going to jaibreak your phone, it will NOT unlock it. If you upgraded to 3.1.3 and jailbroke, you have lost your unlock until one is released.

Bo945 says:

Thanks for the response Allyson,
Do you happen to know if unlocking an iphone 3.1.3 is available yet?

Tracy says:

Once JBed, can one still restore to factory? If so, does it leave any traces of JB?

v3xx3d says:

So this worked great for me on my 3gs with stock 3.1.3. So thank you for that. BUT, I downloaded a game called Stick Skater and every time I try to open it it says "NON-GENUINE DEVICE DETECTED". This really freaked me out. Has anyone else downloaded any apps that did something similar?

capt.juneou says:

well this is da best JB after fenomenal Blackra1n .. ;)

Buddy says:

iPhone 3GS, 3.1.3, MC, 5.12.01, 7E18, Spirit worked like a charm! Except I can't get any apps/packages at all. None. I open Cydia, select a package (ex.Winterboard) and basically tells me no go.

Altaïr says:

The App 'Stick Skater' from the 'App Store' don't work on my Jailbroken 'iPod touch 2G OS 3.1.3'

Keith says:

OMG! FASTEST break I've ever seen. Broke my 3G in under 5 seconds!!!! Worth the cost of a donation to these folks!

Mike says:

i need help
i have 313 iphone i need to unlock it. i need clear instructions i'm not too good with phones
please help me
thank you

PDSF says:

This literally took 5 seconds on my 3.1.3 and Cydia and everything else installed perfectly! Thanks!

PDSF says:

Oh, and I should have mentioned WinXP too.

duncan says:

hai i had been spirit jailbreak my iphone 3gs 32gb but it seem i can't acess to cydia what happen?

Marc says:

Hi Alliyson, I just downloaded Spirit and tried to jailbrake my IPhone 3GS 3.1.3. Spirit says: IPhone 3GS 3.1.3. connected, but after starting the programm I recieve an failure message saying: "Spirit encountered an error while jailbreaking yout IPhone device. Do you what to send a log of what happened? " Can you help me out?

Tara says:

They said it couldn't be done, and in 30 seconds... it was done. Thank you!

Patrick says:

Help! I jailbroke my iphone 3GS OS 3.1.3 via my Vista laptop, and it is still running the colorful screen after 30min! Help please!

Valentino says:

I have tried so many different ways to jailbreak my phone and as Tara said, "they all said it couldn't be done". My phone is a 3GS and latest update 3.1.3 direct from itunes and spirit works amazingly. Thank you so much, I finally have cydia 'gleeee' :-)

Qasim says:

Hey, I tried using spirit to jailbreak my brand new iphone 3gs running 3.1.3 OS. I got the following error:
INFO: Now listening for devices...
INFO: read igor/map.plist
INFO: Connected to the AppleMobileDevice.
INFO: Version iPhone2,1_3.1.3
INFO: Connecting to mobilebackup...
INFO: Sending files via AFC.
FATAL(LINE): Assertion failed (dl.c:198): 0 == (AMDeviceStartService(dev, service, &it, NULL)) (but it was -402653091)
Any Ideas as to what this means ?

Austin says:

Awesome! I just jailbroke my brand new iPhone 3GS. I used Arch Linux on my Netbook, and it worked instantly. I have one problem. I use Voiceover, the screen reading software for the blind, and it does not work with Cydia. I've read of alternative installers, hopefully one that will work with Voiceover, but I can't use Cydia to install them. Does anyone have any suggestions? I jailbroke it because neither the blind or Linux users can use iTunes, and I fall into both categories.

Omar says:

What theme are you using in your tutorial with the big wave?????

Catlyn says:

I download Spirit - The icon shows up, the little wheel, then disappears to a block looking icon, then I click it and it disappears.

simon says:

hello,I was able to jail break my phone. i am a tmobile customer i can not make calls the sim chip does work in my gravity 2 phone

erak says:

Ok if I do this will I be able to update my [hopefully jail broken] Iphone from itunes once OS 4 comes out? I want to jailbreak my Iphone, but I am hung up one this one thing

Russ says:

Hi, I used Spirit to jailbreak my phone, installed openssh, and tried to connect with WinSCP. It does not connect, telling me that the connection has timed out. I then tried iphonebrowser, and I seem to be able to connect to my phone with it, however, when I try to upload SMS tones, the required folders arren't present on my phone. I try to use the "GoTo Location" feature in iphonebrowser, but it tells me that it could not find the folder path. "Have you successfully use jailbreak?" Please help.

delirious says:

@simon no you just have it jailbroken you need to unlock it thats a diffrent procedure..
@erak no you cannot update to os 4 until there is a jailbreak for that, but having your phone jai lbroken already does what os 4 does so there isn't really any point to upgrade besides saying that you have os4.. ;)

haplog.com says:

Awesome! I just jail broken my brand new 3GS 16Gig 3.1.3 iphone. :)

dilan says:

when i start spirit my phone is detected it says iphone 3g but when i click jailbreak it gives me an error message. error code: c000035a...

Lauren says:

My phone wont go off the coloful loading screen. It's been about 15 minutes since I jailbroke it and it still won't go off!! How do I fix this???

Tim says:

wow... i am slightly in disbelief that it happened that fast...

me says:

i want to jailbrak it but i cant convince my parents

me says:

can some one help me

Fábio Martinelli says:

It was amazing, my IPhone 3G 3.1.3 (05.12.01) was jailbroken in 30 seconds. Thank You!!!

aaron says:

i used this to jailbreak my ipod touch 2nd generation right after it was done i downloaded my first theme from cydia now it is frozen what did i do? and what can i do to avoid this in the future

Courtney says:

Tried 2 hours to jailbreak my iphone with other websites and this one was my big break! worked perfectly! THANKS!

Jaeoneda says:

Very fast... Just took tooo long to find it :D Thanks for your work!

hans says:

same problem as qasim, plz help. i have a 1st gen iphoone

Victoria says:

I tried to open the link but I got an error report
"Not Found
The requested URL /Harddrive/Spirit.exe was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request."
I'm running windows, which is probably a sin, but it wont open and my last ipod update deleted my jailbreak :'(
I have a 1st gen ipod touch and i'm dying without cydia.

Ronnie says:

Just had apple replace my 3gs under warranty, ran spirit and 20 seconds later it was working. Easy as pie!

michela says:

my phone is still loading ( colourful screen with white line..) and it´s been over ten minutes, what should i do now?

mikey-t says:

in LESS than 15 seconds, I jailbroke this beeotch....thanks, had 3.1.3 and worked fine. 16 gb 3gs iphone

keenan says:

I've used both blackra1n and purplesn0w and this was hands down the fastest and easiest. Many thanks.

awisoko says:


Amanda says:

I jailbroke my phone but where can I get game apps from? Are they in cydia?

Ryan says:

If I just jailbreak my phone do I need to change the root password?

Ryan says:

Hi I got a iPhone 3g and trying to jailbreak it the Version 3.1.3 (7E18). And Modem Frimware 05.12.01 can it be done and witch is the beat sims card to get

Kelly says:

I tried this unlock and my phone is now stuck with the apple on the start up screen. I just bought this for my husband as a Father's Day present, and now I'm stressing out. HELP!!

WatersWest says:

@ Kelly: note in the video, Allyson refers to iTunes 9.1. According to www.iphonehacks.com, they advise not to try to jailbreak using Spirit if you have upgraded iTunes to 9.2.

Bernoulli says:

This is my third attempt to Jailbreak and it worked great! Hello Cydia!

WatersWest says:

Bernoulli, had you already upgraded your iTunes to 9.2, or were you still on 9.1.1??

Khan says:

I was waiting jailbreake for my iPhone (3.1.3) since January. I am very glad that Spirit has done the great job. I will must say that i did my iPhone jailbreake using Spirit less than 30 seconds and now I am enjoying all my free app.
Thanks to Spirit.

Quincy says:

Hey if anyone gets the colorful screen and it get stuck just go to your itunes and restore ur data then redo the spirit download. IT works I had the same problem

WyseMAn7 says:

Ive looked and search for the fastest and most user friendly jailbreak sofware , and this was absolutly it. just did my Iphone 3.1.3 & Ipad in about 1 minute
thanks againg wyseman7

Jesse says:

didn't think it would be that easy, but it was! jailbroke my 16gb 3GS ina bout 30 secs.. AWESOME!

SantiY says:

Does this work for 1st Gen iPhones?

Giana says:

it's magic :D
it work on both my ipod touch and iphone, in less than 1 minute!!
thanks a lot!!!

Wayne says:

Wow!!! 10 seconds and I am Jailbroken...too cool

Snowy says:

Anyone confirmed that spirit is working with iTunes 9.2? Don't want to risk bricking my phone.

pistavros says:

@snowy, I'd suggest to just downgrade to the 9.1 just to be on the safe side

Joshua Wood says:

Rule of thumb: if you can't define "firmware", you probably shouldn't be jailbreaking.

pistavros says:

I successfully jailbroken my 3GS w/ 5.12.01 baseband and installed ultrasn0w but it hasn't unlocked the phone yet. I tried a T-Mobile sim card and still says "No service" which means it is not recognized.
Please help because I'm traveling over-seas next week and need to use my phone outside the US. Thanks.

erise says:

add repo666.ultrasn0w.com on your cydia sources then download from that source ultrasnow.. it should unlock your phone.

Marissa says:

whats the website again

George says:

Holy Crap it worked!!! I have a ipod touch 1G and couldnt jailbreak it for ages. Then i tried this....IT WORKS!!

zach says:

i update my iphone it was 3.1 now its come 4.0 how to put it back to 3.1 please help me

fay says:

Yeah i also update mine to iSO 4.0 and want to downgrade back to 3.1.3 so plzzzzz help



Howdy Easiest Jailbreak says:

30 seconds. It's done. Thank you!!! I am happy about it, but my phone is now locked. How can I unlock my phone again? I'd like to use it for phone calls too. Pls help! iPhone 2g 3.1.3, iTune 9.1.1.

bob says:

worked great on my 3g so easy

vladimir says:

i completed the jailbreak and got the cydia app but it wont open someone help plz

William says:

I used spirit to jailbreak my ipod touch and it worked perfectly but when i want to SSH into my ipod touch it says my ipod is jailed. Does it means that my ipod is not fully jail broken?

How do I unlock it says:

Could someone tell me how to unlock my iPhone 3.1.3? I used Spirit to jailbreak it. It works great! I need to unlock it too. Plz help.

Cal says:

Go into cydia ....
then sources and it shud already have a sorce called ultrasn0w......
open that source nd just install ultrasn0w ...
uve done ..

Kevin Bourn says:

I have run the spirit jailbreak and now have the cydia app icon on the screen but when i press the icon it goes to cydia screen for approx 2 seconds then reverts back to my homescreen.
Anyone able to help please, I have been without jailbreak for far too long now!!!!!

thedude says:

similar to kevin bourn, whenever i click cydia, it shows the loading symbol, then kicks me out to the lock screen (looks just like a respring). how should i fix it?

jason richardson says:

I used your program. After i jailbroke the phone it restarted and went into a background and started that spinning wheel in the center of the phone. before that it seemed to be restarting fine. what to do?

diana says:

I doesnt work for my iphone 2G 3.1..got an error as below.
Or maybe its a wrong jailbreak, im not really experienced with that. My iphone has "no SIM card installed" error. Can anybody help..?
INFO: Now listening for devices...
INFO: read igor/map.plist
INFO: Connected to the AppleMobileDevice.
INFO: Version iPhone1,1_3.1.3
INFO: Connecting to mobilebackup...
INFO: Sending files via AFC.
FATAL(LINE): Assertion failed (dl.c:198): 0 == (AMDeviceStartService(dev, service, &it, NULL)) (but it was -402653091)

cherneta says:

need help when i downloaded cydia it got the program but wont give me free app

Narada says:

Like jason richardson has mentioned above I too used your program. After running it phone restarted and went into a colorfull background and started that spinning wheel in the center of the phone. And there was a horizontal line at the middle. It never restarted. Then I had to shut it down using Start/Home keys. Now when I press Power key it shows the Apple logo and stops. Please help me. What is the solution for this. How can I recover my phone

bubzee says:

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best one, DO IT DO IT DO IT!!

bubzee says:


mtfresh says:

I have the same problem! have you figured it out yet?

simaron says:

I had the same problem with my 2G 3.1.3.
Had you found out the solution?
anybody knows you can send your suggestion to pinoyforex@gmail.com

iMore-On says:

best jail break same as black rain but faster

mauri marin says:

after i installed the jailbreak i opened the app, it did its downloads as it was supposed to and rebooted my phone. i went to open it again and and my phone froze and its been like this for a good 10 minis. does anyone know what to do or how to fix this?mauri_marin01@yahoo.com please e mail me tnx

JE says:

I have the same problem. after installing spirit it rebooted my ipod touch and my ipod just frozed. now i cant use my ipod touch.:( please help

Redneck says:

To folks that had the status bar problem/stuck on apple logo...I had the same problem. And I couldn't restore, for some reason. My phone was 3.1.3 originally, and couldn't restore it.
However, iTunes could still talk to the phone, while it was on the Apple logo screen.
If you're in this situation...just re-run the Spirit.exe and do it again. It worked the second time for me.

T says:

fantastic and easy jailbreak. cheers!
P.S. to you who ask why cydia isnt working, its because it requires wi-fi connection.

Mazin says:

whom ever did this spirit ... i want to hug him or her. this is crazy good, simple and quick that i thought it is joke.
thank you very much... i love this.

JJ says:

AMAZING!!!! took me 1 min. couldnt ask for anything more.

Gm says:

i had been looking on ma computer all day trying dif jailbreakers and i found spirit !!!!!!!!! SPIRIT IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BEN says:

easist jailbreak i ever saw!! =)

Raikane says:

I tried running the spirit program but it stopped automatically having an error message "dl.exe has stopped working". What can I do to fix it?

sarah says:

to everyone having problems with it not actually jailbreaking the first time, just do it again. lol
thats what i did, and it works perfectly!

angst nomore says:

Easiest j/b process ever. Was jailed for almost a year, nice to have Cydia back again and be able to change themes.
Thank you!!

chad says:

i tried to jailbreak an iphone 2g and i didnt work, now all that comes up is a black screen with an apple symbol.. how can i fix this ?

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haidee says:

my ipod says it is still downloading its been like 10 minutes the loading symbal is going still so it is not frozen what can i do ? other than that it was really easy to download

haidee says:

yh i now have the same problem as chad does

haidee says:

@chad if you reinstall it works :)

luc says:

I am very suprised everything else I try fails, this was done in 10 sec. Thank you

Don faith says:

if i have the same promblem as haidee how can i reinstall?

Harrison says:

After upgrading my iphone it became useless as I could not use it on my cellular network anymore. Thanks for this easy jailbreaking tip. It worked for me. Lagos, Nigeria

KMatt says:

I jailbroke mi iPhone last night and I was concerned at first then everything did what it was suppose to. It was stuck with the progress bar and a spinning wheel in the center but not showing a thing on the progress bar. I did turn off my iPhone to see what that would do and stuff. The apple icon did show up at first but then went to the progress bar and to my releif it did did what it was suppose to do. My Cydiea did work first try and it did updates and downloads to my phone. I imagine that it was suppose to do. Now I am seeing how I can run internet to my computer so when I get my a laptop I can use my iPhone as the server, I also gonna see if it works as a WIFI for ny neices iPod touch. Thanks for everything to helping us get the full potential out of my Iphone.

ThomasA29 says:

Hi all,
At first this appeared to have messed up my iphone (3gs). I have firmware 3.1.3 on itunes. After running spirit my phone was stuck on the colourful screen with an updating status bar!! OR if I rebooted it, the apple sign came up. I ran spirit a couple of times, messed around connecting and unconnecting to itunes and it just seemed to correct the problem. It's all gravy baby. x

Kelvin San says:

took less than 20 seconds and worked perfectly!! i tried other programs and it was too much of a hassle! 5 Stars!!

Brian says:

My ipod lost all the music and all the apps that come on the ipod when you buy it.

Ericanex63 says:

THANKS DUDE I WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE TRYING TO JAILBREAK MY IPOD TOUCH FINALLY I DID IT! ONCE AGAIN, THANKS!FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christian says:

i have an ipod 2gen 3.1.3 and i cant download spirit to jailbreak my ipod any help

slinky says:

I have the same issue as Raikane. Any help would be much appreciated. email me at cstiely@yahoo.com

LMAO says:


g0dspeed12 says:

yo man props to you and spirit, i know i'm a little outta date but this was wayyyy too easy compared to redsnow and snowbreeze cough terrible cough. you really out did yourself, kudos again.

ben says:


Nick says:

Hi all, i found an iphone when i was out last week, the owner has not come forward so i'm keeping it........i heard that if i put my sim card into it it might get bloked, can this happen?? any advice would be much appreciated.

:o says:

Lol nice one. Was screwing it all up with snowbreeze. This was just a litttle bit easier :D

AllDayEveryday says:

NICE EASY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TOOK LESS THAN THE AIR I BREATHE

Frank Miller says:

Jailbroke my 3G 3.1.2 went as promised had a line across the screen for a long time after re boot. hard booted now just the apple screen?? Help

Katia says:

Yay thanks so much! SUPER EASY!
Love it!

Dj says:

I do not have it yet

Fhsjaagshs says:

Yea JBme doesn't work for my friend ipt2g (it's an mc model) so immature use this.

stane says:

everytime i click onto the cydia icon it will open up and not show the full screen and then it will close again?

brittany says:

i have a iphone 3g but it says my device isent supported. WTF

dylan says:

Stuck on loading line

Million says:

Who to unlock carrier for iPhone 4 version 4.3.3 (8J2)

BGatanis says:

Did it! Worked great now and also worked great back when 3.1.3 came out.

Nick Thompson says:

k you guys do know spirit only works on 3.1.3 right?? use kittyra1n for any new versions, thanks geohot for kittyra1n.com!

Goku says:

you think i give a damn?

Castaneda85 says:

with the name "goku" i can tell ur a lil acne face teen with no life,and feels superior on the net,cuz noone can see your inhumane face of ugliness...so that said,get a life kid

Wankermithy says:

were is thee software stupid bitch!

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unlock iphone 5.0 says:

Can this trick jailbreak iphone 5.0? i mean firmware 5.0 ?

unlock iphone 4s says:

i'm looking to unlock iphone 4s. Can you please help me out.

unlock iphone 4s says:

i'm looking to unlock iphone 4s. Can you please help me out.

Goyard bags says:

Is this work with sprint only?

Goyard bags says:

I think this work for all the carriers

Kyle A says:

this wont work on my 1st gen iphone

unlock iPhone 4s says:

This is the nice tips for unlock iphone 3.1.3

JULIAN says:

how do you get free apps that cost money like fruit ninja

JULIAN says:

how do u get free apps after jailbreaking it like getting games that cost money