iPhone 3G/3GS Unlock Tool blacksn0w Now Live!

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For those of you who have been patiently waiting to unlock your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS currently on the 3.1.2 software, today is your lucky sn0w day as blacksn0w has been released one day ahead of schedule. It was just 3 days ago that iPhone hacker, George Hotz, announced via his Twitter account that he had found an exploit to unlock any iPhone with the 5.11.77 radio baseband.

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blockquote>blacksn0w is the unlock for the latest 05.11.07 baseband, and will also enable official tethering. blackra1n, a jailbreak for 3.1.2, has been updated to RC3, with hacktivation support, 15 second speed improvement, Tiger+PPC support, and installation of the latest blackra1n.app.

For the full details and on how to gain access to blacksn0w be sure to check out GeoHot's blog. Need more help? Visit our Jailbreak and Unlock forums.

If you are looking to unlock your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS and use blacksn0w, let us know how it goes!

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pat_the_cat says:

so how did it go for everyone?

Highland_rockstar says:

I need to do it Wi Fi cause my plan ran out ? What u think ?

mqguitar says:

just did it works great. I have an iPhone 3GS in where i actually got two days ago. Since i traded it in at best buy with that insurance :) I didnt get one of the ones that i guess don't jailbreak :)

pat_the_cat says:

some reports of no wifi-any problems there?

Wyatt says:

Haven't jailbroken or unlocked my iPhone since iPhone OS v1.1.4. I'm getting tempted again just for the sake of doing it.

Wayne says:

Well here in the US of A, it's either ATT Wireless or TMobile. I'm happy with ATT so far. But I wouldn't mind jailbreaking it again.

bfolkers says:

Im confused, i thought he said this would enable tethering? or did I read it wrong?

Rohit says:

Here is a complete tutorial on how to jailbreak iPhone 3.1.2 using blackra1n and unlock via ultrasn0w http://bit.ly/3JIwon

Travis says:

have to get this when i get home...cant wait. But is there an app or program that can ACTIVATE the iphone? besides putting a friends at&t card in?

srikanth says:

Hey Rohit thanks for the tutorial. It worked flawlessly. By the way there is a typo in your comment. It's blacksn0w and not ultrasn0w :)

tora says:

Travis, it has hacktivation in it (:

Ray says:

Does it enable tethering? Anyone, anyone, Bueller?

Travis says:

@tora, hacktivation is in the blacksn0w?

Travis says:

also does it work with a tmobile sim? cuz right now im at the emergency dial only part...

Paul says:

The unlock/jailbreak worked great the only thing I'm unable to find any wifi networks. The problem started after I installed something from cydia...I cleared network settings but it didn't fix anything.

ardoreal says:

I just did it, and I'm using a Union Wireless SIM card, in this area they have a freakin-schweet 3G network in the Colorado/Wyoming region.
Adios AT&T YOU SUCK BALLS!!!

ardoreal says:

@paul doing a reset-all fixed my wifi issue. I'm on a 3GS.

Johnny Knoxville says:

@Ray
- Check you Netowork Settings page. The Tethering Option should be available but you have to enable it to use it.

conradjr says:

I unlocked/jailbroke my iPhone 3GS. Everything seemed to have worked well then noticed my wifi signal was gone as well. I reset my network settings, now everything is back to normal...phew! I hope jailbreaking doesn't cause me more problems in the future. I wreck my 1st Gen iPod Touch when I jailbroke it (it kept freezing on me and no amount of restoring fixed it).

nathan says:

i dont want to unlock... can i rejailbreak it to get the official tethering anyway

D. Murray says:

I downloaded the jailbreak but what do I do to get tethering and other percks?

D. Murray says:

I downloaded the jailbreak & I don't see tethering anywhere. I tried going to settings then network but I don't see it. Can anyone help me.

Iain says:

I have a wifi problem too. Resetting network settings solves it until I reboot. Then the problem returns and is only solved by resetting network settings.
Anyone come up with a proper solution?
I've jailbroken and unlocked a 3GS with latest firmware, bb etc.

rafaz says:

I have a problem with the unlock or jailbreak not sure i installed Cydia and them sn0w to unlock and restarted after the restart everything was gone the only icon was the blackra1n everything else was gone.... not sure what happend but im restoring again well see what happens...

Tom from myspace says:

It’s saying I’m not subscribed to a cellular data network… How can I get my net back? I’m on Tmobile

Bob says:

I am having trouble with the wifi and email. It keeps telling me to go to settings and enter my password, which I do, but when I close settings it wipes out my passwords? Also the wifi isn't finding any available networks. THe whole wifi button is inactive? I was also fine until I downloaded something from Cydia. Never had a problem before until the Rock was installed with Cydia.

Bob says:

Sorry for the quick repost but just did a hard restart and everything is good for now. If anything changes I will let everyone know.

travis says:

ya, wifi problem here. have done hard reset, reset network settings...it wont let me click wifi?

Tom says:

Had same problem with WIFI but resetting network setting fixed the problem.

blacksn0w says:

nathan - of course, just install blackra1n.

travis says:

ok, ive installed blackra1n, reset network settings, hard reset, but i still cant click Wi-Fi --- it says No Wi-Fi in that (you cant click me) grey. im about to wipe and reload 3.1.2 ..... unless there is something im missing?

travis says:

if i go under general/about/ wi-fi address is N/A???? ive done it with sim in and out...

mike s says:

After the unlock, the iphone froze. I restarted it and it took it 5 minutes to reboot. I actually had to restart it several times, as it was going in a loop at the apple boot logo. Then my Wi-Fi was gone, same as some users reported. Resetting the network settings did nothing, same very long reboot process. The interesting part is that after it booted up, the WiFi was actually grayed out in the settings menu. Doing a compete restore now in itunes. Screw this unlocking crap.

Marcus says:

HI! I just unlocked my Iphone with this blacksn0w... AND NOW the 3G network DONT work... the Wifi does.
It say, "COULD NOT ACTIVATE CELLULAR DATA NETWORK" and a have tried to reboot the networks settings and stuff.. AND even deleted the Blacksn0w thing, so it turned to "normal" and without the unlock..
SOMEONE KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON?

Anthony says:

Unlocked right after school 3G Perfect/Easy/Fast PROPS!!! Thanks a bunch!!

Nigel says:

Have jailbroken and unlocked my 16GB 3G for the first time. Went exactly as planned and am now exploring jailbroken apps... The only potential concern is that I have had to reconnect to my home wifi network several times, but as I have new router it may not be an iphone problem.

BossDon. says:

Perfect. You don't even need a tutorial. Did you guys spread the info on it being FREE? So the bloodsuckers don't take the donations that geo could use for the next issue next time?

olly says:

This is my first jailbreak and unlock on my 3gs. Went like a dream, but like many people reported i lost my WiFi. Now at work so resetting wont help, as there arent any wifi networks round here.

BigBoss says:

I am not able to get wifi working by any methods -- reset all settings, reset network settings, reboot of the phone, nothing works. Please help, I need the wifi !!!

BigBoss says:

Ah, fixed by problem by rebooting the iPhone, and then manually turning off and on my wifi, and then i can see my network.

BigBoss says:

BTW, I am now proud of my 3GS which is jailbroken and unlocked ! Good work GeoHot.

travis says:

does vpn have anything to do with wifi? mine says not configured

Adam H says:

To those who are having trouble with connecting to a WiFi network after using blackra1n - go to Settings>General>Reset and select "Reset Network Settings".
This fixed the problem for me and plenty of others!

Gav says:

Here is the fix for wifi problems. here is what I did. All I did was open up cydia and added the cydia.iphoneil.net repository. Then I installed push fix rebooted my phone and everything worked perfectly including my wifi.

travis says:

i cant even get cydia up, and reset the network does not work

Kenny says:

I use pwnage 3.1.4 to install custom firmware on my 3gs
- after that add source www.blackra1n.com to cydia
- install blacksn0w by cydia ( like the way ultrasn0w did)
my 3gs now on tmobile

Kenny says:

To Travis and all people do reset setting
if you have 3gs , don't try to do "reset all setting" in setting.
If your iphone not JB, it is ok
but if your 3gs was JB, the iphone will stuck at apple logo.
I test on my 3gs 4 times, same thing
So try to avoid to reset after you JB it

Kenny says:

If you don't have Mac you can download and install custom firmware and install blacksn0w by cydia

travis says:

ya im on windows, i have also been reading about the wifi grey out problems. is there is a way to download it to the phone with out wifi?

Stan says:

I have jailbreak iphone 3g but i can not make calls it does not get any service can anyone make calls?? please help

Kenny says:

Just google on your pc, it'll show you alot of link to download firmware already custom ( just update iphone don't touch baseband)
use itunes to restore ( after retore your iphone is jb and cydia installed)
add source www.blackra1n.com to cydia and install blacksn0w
i like restore custom firmware already jb it is safer than restore iphone by itunes and then use blackra1n to jb
by the way i'm on win7 not Mac

Neil says:

works great first time keep up the good work

Kenny says:

My friend
people have hard time with 3G
my 3gs was very easy to jb/ unlock
i think they made iphone 3G different

Neil says:

mine is a iphone 3g and works fine unlocked and jailbreak

Nick says:

has anyone installed rock? i did this morning to try it out & when i added blackra1n.com to the sources & rebooted, my battery was dead in 4hr on Edge so cancelled the source

Bigga says:

Have the same wifi problem, Iphone 3GS, I did a reset network settings and ended up with a greyed out wifi button. Everything was working ok until when i switched my phone off and on. (after installing openssh and terminal server. not sure if it has anything to do with anything.
rebooted it again and it's now stuck on apple logo (10 mins and counting) Might just do a retore on itunes.

schrute farms says:

I have a 3gs with the updated firmware. When I tried to jailbreak it. I had a white screen.... and that f'd my phone up pretty good. Luckily I was able to restore it.... I jailbroke my 1st gen as a ginny pig, worked great! You never know.... Always do it at your own risk. I'm definitely not doing that again with my 3gs.

Kenny says:

to all people try to fix iphone
restore iphone to fresh custom firmware 3.1.2 while apple still allow itunes sync 3.1
don't wait until they come out new firmware
and start over again
i believe apple will come out 3.2 very soon and stop sync 3.1 and we stuck again

Merv says:

I have a iPhone 2G firmware v3.1.2 and after jailbreak with blackra1n rc3 the WIFI does not work…and even after resetting network setting and resetting all settings….can anyone help me please…

Kenny says:

iphone 2g ?
blackra1n rc3 build for 3g/3gs
iphone 2g 3.0 use redsn0w ( best)
iphone 2g 3.1/3.1.2 use pwnage build custom FW (mac) or download custom FW (win)
i have 3 version of iphone 2g/3g/3gs. only 3g alway got problem.

LilMamaBear says:

Just had the same wifi problem. I uninstalled swirlymms trial using that new rock app, when it rebooted I had lost my wifi and all data network connections... Luckily the reset network settings fixed the wifi and I manually entered my data network info to get back on tmobile. Using unlocked & jailbroken 3gs
anyone think this rock app might have something to do with it? I'm kinda thinking I should just get rid of it

x y says:

I don't think it's Rock. I think it's the jail break causing all of these issues. I had a brand new 3G (1 day old/nothing on it) and it grayed out the WiFi as soon as blackrain was done.
I reset, restored, reset network settings, etc, etc for hours and hours and it did nothing. Something is wrong with this patch.

LilMamaBear says:

I'm jailbroken with pwnage tool 3.1.4 but used blacksn0w to unlock... Never used blackra1n

Bas says:

Hi, it all worked great thanks so much! One problem; how do I now sync it with iTunes? It gives the below message;
the sim card in this iphone does not appear to be supported
Thanks

travis says:

@bas - it says that with mine when its not activated...with a tmobile sim.

ranz says:

to: Kenny
that is exactly correct, i have been through so much and really over it. i don't want to give up on it because i know that their is a solution.
my problem was this...
i installed cydia through blackra1n but the stupid me uninstalled it because i was very cautious with installing... from that moment on i have had to restore, i have had to disable all virus applications on my computer to basically restore it the proper way was itunes was not recognising my phone... after several attempts i thought ill give it a try again, install blackra1n on my pc and got stuck on recovery mode, the itunes/usb picture just overpowered and wouldn't allow me to do anything not even a hard re-boot once again i had to disable all virus applications on my PC and restore.
any ideas how this can be solved? even though i uninstalled cydia... and deleted blackra1n (some sites say its fine to delete after installing cydia) im assuming that it shouldn't be a problem... but it seems like it is as its not allowing me to install it anywhere, and i cant even install the installer.app.

Bill says:

i had the wifi issue as well, and it takes 2 network reset to have my wifi connection back.

Kenny says:

Fix No wifi
remove simcard first and do reset all setting
- it happen again every time you turn off/on the iphone
- reset All setting without remove simcard does not work for me

John says:

So when I restore my iphone to the 3.1.2 firmware, run blackra1n, should it automatically hacktivate my iphone? that means skip the "insert a legit sim card" screen?

Chris says:

I have 3G that I jb / unlocked through blackra1n /cydia process so it's now on 3.1 and baseband 5.11.77 using Tmobile Sim. It was working ok but is now completely frozen on start up screen. I tried to reset several times without success. If I do a restore through Itunes will it re-lock my phone? If so, will I be able to jb/unlock it again? Any other suggestions to help unfreeze?

adam says:

The iphone 16gb is not installed on my itunes, so when i go to blackrain it, the cool picture pops up fine then reboots. BUT then the pass code screen pops up and im back to square one. Trying to get pass the passcode, anybody got any suggestions??

travis says:

is there a way to download just "sn0w"? i got it jailbroke but since i dont have wifi i cant to nothing.
@adam - you mean insert sim sscreen?

John says:

So when I restore my iphone to the 3.1.2 firmware, run blackra1n, should it automatically hacktivate my iphone? that means skip the “insert a legit sim card” screen?

Roland says:

I'm having trouble with connecting to a WiFi network after using blackra1n. Rebooting the iPhone doesn't help. I tried to turn Wireless off and ON but it can't find any networks in the neighbourhood.

Kenny says:

To Roland
remove simcard before do reset all setting
I have same problem. Reset all setting doesn't help until I remove my tmobile simcard.
But if you turn off/ on iPhone it happen again- keep your iPhone alway on

Kenny says:

To everyone
stop using blackra1n- this tool just mess up your iPhone- devteam build awsome tool to jb iPhone, why poeple don't use it !
Use pwnage to jb and install blacksn0w by cydia

Roland says:

To Kenny
Where can I find a procedure on how to jb your iphone using pwnage and wher can I find pwnage (and is it working on Windows platform)?

George says:

Hi guys iphone 3gs 3.1.2 unlocked and tested wit tmobile able to make calls no prob but wifi issue went to settings reset rest network settings did not work =( did it a second time and wifi is back =) try to spread the word of thw possible risks. We dnt want another 5.11.07 situation lol

newbie says:

hi.
i unlocked my 3gs without any problems but i cannot reboot... everytime i reboot the iphone gets stuck in recovery mode and then i need to restore and do the whole process again. i cannot turn my iphone off coz when i turn it on it gets stuck in recovery mode again... what do i do? so now i make sure that i always have my charger with me coz the if the iphone turns off, i need to do the whole process again of restoring then jailbreaking/unlocking. help please.

JB says:

Unlocked 3.1.2 with Blackra1n, but ran into a stumbling block when wifi didn't work. My wifi was iffy with 3.0, so I thought going to 3.1.2 would do it. Nope. Nothing worked to get it back - nothing. Full restore, pushing every button, reseting network, you name it.
Out of desperation, I put it in the freezer. I had read that a couple times. Just couldn't believe it would work. Checked it 10 minutes later - wifi was working again. No kidding. Quickly while still cold I finished the unlock through Blackra1n. Within an hour or so wifi went back to completely unreliable. But for a while when ice cold worked great.
Got to be one of the craziest things I've ever seen work.

SL says:

thanks, i can attest that removing the sim card then resetting the network settings has restored wifi ability. thanks!

Makogc says:

I Have to say, that resetting the network 2X TIMES(without taking out the sim) worked, I have a 32gb 3gs jailbroken with blackrain, THANKYOU all for your ideas I tried them all one by one till it worked this is a great website very helpful

Makogc says:

Just to add that my WIFI disappeared after eventually downloading the OPENSSL file that the "rock APP" said I had to download, I dont know if it was to blame or just coincidence!!!

Winston says:

I jailbroke my 3G with blackra1n for the first time. It worked great, no problems at all. Don't like the idea of it voiding my warranty though. After going through 7 iPhones in the last 2 years I've come to rely pretty heavily on that warranty. I'll we weighing the cost/benefit ratio over the next couple weeks to see if I think it's really worth staying jailbroken. Right now I'm leaning towards restoring though. Backgrounder, 5 icon dock, themes, and tethering are pretty cool but I've lived without them for so long I think I'll survive.

dude182 says:

hi. i unlocked my 3gs without any problems but i cannot reboot… everytime i reboot the iphone gets stuck in recovery mode and then i need to restore and do the whole process again. i cannot turn my iphone off coz when i turn it on it gets stuck in recovery mode again… what do i do? so now i make sure that i always have my charger with me coz the if the iphone turns off, i need to do the whole process again of restoring then jailbreaking/unlocking. help please.
im also having the same problem with my friends 3gs please help

Gotham187 says:

Please HELP!!! I unlocked with blackra1n, ran UltraSnow. Everything was fine, wifi worked, had T-mobile carrier working, then my phone displayed "Rearanging Apps". It then erased all of the Standard Apps (Settings, ITunes, calender, Phone, etc.) Someone please help me. Ho can i get these back?

abdulla says:

hi. i unlocked my 3gs without any problems but i cannot reboot… everytime i reboot the iphone gets stuck in recovery mode and then i need to restore and do the whole process again. i cannot turn my iphone off coz when i turn it on it gets stuck in recovery mode again… what do i do? so now i make sure that i always have my charger with me coz the if the iphone turns off, i need to do the whole process again of restoring then jailbreaking/unlocking. help please

Lovedeep says:

i have completed jailbreaking 3.1.2 firmware. but after completing it, i dont get any signal on my iphone if i insert other carrier sim. it works fine with optus. but i dont know, where anything went wrong. plz help me out, i dont wanna get stuck with fuckin optus.

Chris says:

Accidentally updated the baseband to 5.11 on 3.1.2 firmware and thought all hope was lost until I found this! Works great.

Keith says:

I'm having the same issue as abdulla. I have an Iphone 3g in which this worked perfect on but on my Iphone 3gs it goes into recovery mode every time i shut it off. Anyone had this problem and know how fix it?

pixie says:

I solved the wifi problem by removing from cydia the following programs: Mobile Terminal and VoIPover3G.I then Rebooted and voila wifi works fine.
Good Luck
piXie

mh says:

Hey guy
had same problem, JB and wifi and everything lost. felt like a bird without wings.
But then i entered my providers supportsite. (http://www.onecall.no/kundeservice/iphoneoppsett.php). It gave back wifi to me!!! Dont know if it works on yours but it did on mine. Remember to turn on wifi else the mobilenetwork will be usef (and eat megabytes from your account). Do this on own resposiblillity.

arz says:

its awsome. thank you for the help.. inddeed

A.Ghani says:

iphone 3gs 3.1.2 after jailbreak i unlocked and isntalled cydia, but when i switch off and on it goes to restore mode, again after running blackra1n it opens , everytime when i swithch off again it goes to restore mode please help how to fix this

Raza says:

My issues with T mobile - T zone plan
1) bought Iphone 3g factory reset from other seller..basband 5.11.7, and iphone os version 3.1
2) Use blcakra1n to jailbreak and unlock..everything went smoot with windows vista..
3) Try Tmobile simcard. use apc.tombile.com as APN and email, wifi and internet work perfect.
5) When I connect this on my "Imac"- It asked if I want to restore with "ipod touch" back up.
6) I select yes..restore with pics, notes,preference went smoot. but none of my apps was there..
7) I make sure that that phone has correct APN settings..,phone is still unlocked, incoming/outgoing call from t mobile work fine...
BUT
internet, email DO NOT WORK...
Error "could not activate Cellular data network .. you are not subscribed to a cellular data network"..
I try resetting network settings multiple time... Still not working..
Help Appreciated in advance
---I am thinking to "master rest to factory resetting" and try Blackra1n again...
Would that work...?

SDG says:

I have tried everything stated in this responses ....reseting the network settings and all.....took out the sim card then tried to reset the network setting......honestly speaking I have tried with everything suggested here....but still my WIFI doesnt seem to work.......I will kindly request all of you to recommend me something ......thanks and I appreciate your help and support
Cheers
SDG

Dog says:

My unlocked iPhone had bricked up but I updated the firmware and used blackwn0w last night and now it works perfectly. blackwn0w has to be the easiest thing to use in history! Thanks.

hactivator123 says:

I unlocked my Iphone 3GS about a week ago and it is working fine; however a week in I am enountering some problems. Everytime that I turn my phone off and on it needs to be unlocked again whats the deal with that? Does anyone know how to resolve this issue

Chris says:

FYI - if you have a new 3GS (bought in the last month) you will need to run blackra1n every time your reboot (google tethered jailbreak)
But, i had a problem after unlocking and resetting my network settings (to try to fix the wifi) that blackra1n wouldn't work and i had to do a full restore from itunes. Anyone else see this (or another website that has this problem posted?)

shagee says:

Yes there seems to be a bug in the iPhone 3gs 3.1.2,i had the same problem,no wifi-stuck in recovery when you turn on,but this works perfectly on iPhone 3g 3.1.2.
I guess we will have to wait till geohot fixes the bugs,as for those stuck in recovery,you don't need to restoe again,just click the make it ra1n again to kick out of recovery :)

Nokeshas says:

Hi all!
i have finally got my wi-fi working after reseting the network settings on 3gs. i have used myself maked ispw 3.1.2 firmware. now i got only one issue. my 3gs takes about 1min to boot after reset network settings. is it normal? ass i remember on 3.0 firmware phone takes only 19-21s to boot up.

Alec says:

i have my iphone 3gs 3.1.2 jailbroken and ran Snow.
I tried to use a TMOBILE SIM card in my phone and get no service.
Does anyone know how to fix this?

MAGGIEACO says:

“IPhONE 3GS RUNNING ON T-MOBILE CARRIER”
LIKE EVERY BODY ELSE I WAS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH MY WIFI AFTER UNLOCKING WITH BLACKSN0W. HOWEVER THE PUSH FIX SORTED MY WIFI ISSUES AND NOW THE ISSUE I’M HAVING IS THAT EVERY TIME I TURN OFF MY PHONE WHEN IT COMES BACK ON IT GIVES ME THE CONNECT TO ITUNES PICTURE MESSAGE. SO I HAVE TO RERUN BLACKRA1N EVERY TIME IN ORDER TO REBOOT MY PHONE. HAS ANYONE EXPERIENCE THIS ISSUE AND IF SO IS THERE ANY THING I CAN DO TO CORRECT THIS NEW PROBLEM? THANKING YOU ALL IN ADVANCED.

Fallen says:

I unlocked my Iphone 3GS about a week ago and it is working fine; however a week in I am enountering some problems. Everytime that I turn my phone off and on it needs to be unlocked again whats the deal with that? Does anyone know how to resolve this issue

Fallen says:

I unlocked my Iphone 3GS about a week ago and it is working fine; however a week in I am enountering some problems. Everytime that I turn my phone off and on it needs to be unlocked again whats the deal with that? Does anyone know how to resolve this issue.
This is important. impossible everytime i on my phone i must have my lappy ard with me if not the phone just can't start.my fren is not encountering this problem, but i am.

allie says:

does anybody KNOW whether or not an iPhone 2G will be able to work on the Telus and/or Bell network in Canada? Does their network allow for it? HSPA? I'm confused?

Dave says:

Attention to 3GS owners with boot issue
After a search around the web before with the same boot issue myself found out that having to connect to get out of recovery mode is a feature.
Just to make that clear the iPhone is soposed to enter recovery mode every time.

NackMack45 says:

hello all,
i'm having trouble with wifi, i have a 3GS, and running 3.1.2 and my wifi does not work, i cannot install cydia or any other packages in the blackra1n app, need help, thx

gmjonchang says:

is there a fix for the 3GS boot issue? I have the same problem as Dave & Fallen - when I shut it off and turn it on, all i see is the apple logo. If anyone has a solution for this I'd be happy to hear.

matan says:

i also had the wifi problem
after reading all the threads i did reset network settings, didnt work, and then again and the it worked.

thetrystero says:

does this work with the 3rd-gen ipod touch?

romeo says:

i have jailbroke my fone and i can download certain things but it doesnt allow me to apply themes please help meee!!!!!

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kay says:

hi. i unlocked my 3gs without any problems but i cannot reboot… everytime i reboot the iphone gets stuck in recovery mode and then i need to restore and do the whole process again. i cannot turn my iphone off coz when i turn it on it gets stuck in recovery mode again… what do i do?
Please help..is there a way to fix this????

Nikunj says:

hi i updated my 3g with 3.1.2 base band 5 above after jailbreak with blackra1n there is no service how can i get service or network provider

prashant says:

any one have solution for iphone 3gs after unlock with blackra1n restart iphone in recovery mode
prashant9811700@gmail.com
pls help me
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Z says:

hello!
i have an iphone 3G already jail broken.
today, i updated it to 3.1.2 and downloaded blackra1n.
My iphone can't find any wifi networks therefore i can't download blacksn0w and use my iphone as a cellphone since i'm not a AT&T user.
Any suggestions?
Thanks

gijoe666 says:

I had also the wifi issue. reset network settings, reboot, nothing worked.. but.. just a reboot after that and wifi began to work again!
iphone 3gs, firmw. 312

Jerry says:

Works Great! I turned off my Antivirus & my Firewall settings. Plug my iPhone 3GS, ran Blackrain. After I rebooted the phone by turning it off & on. Then downloaded BlackSnow. I rebooted again. Then rock, I rebooted again, then Cydia. and rebooted again. EVERYTHING wORKS GREAT! REbOOT AFTER EACH THING....

yassim says:

Hi,
I just bought a a brand new Iphone 3GS 16Gb 3.1.2 locked on AT&T.
I followed exactly the steps to unlock it with Blackra1n and Blacksn0w and I have a BIG problem, if I switch off then switch on it comes to RECOVERY Mode.
Who can help?
George...Have you an idea on how to solve this?
Yassim

yassim says:

I forgot to add my Email address Yelfassi@hotmail.com
yassim

ranjit says:

hi...i have an iphone 3gs ... encountered with the same wifi network problem ... couldnt see any networks ...tried resetting , rebooting everything .. now its stuck at the apple logo ... what should i do ?? ... pls help ..... thankyou

andy says:

hi i have a problem with my 3gs 3.1.2 firmware 5.11.07 baseband tmobile sim have no signal after 2-3 minute n it went to no service but att sim is fine. i am using blackra1n n blacksn0w. i have try restore n dont works. i have jk n unlock 3g/3gs without any problem. but i have no idea why this phone have problem this . can anyone help me on this problem. thank you

Vikash says:

Hi,
I have a iPhone 3gs 3.1.2 firmware.
I have the problem when unlocking to all providers. When rebooting it comes up in recovery mode.
I can pass this stage by connecting to the laptop and running blackra1n but this fix is a bit too long winded especially if I haven't got my laptop with me.
Is there a fix for this?

xlt0rqu3lx says:

hey my wifi shows up on my iPhone 3G with blackra1n but it says im not connected to wifi and when i click on my wifi it shows a different IP address than the 5 other iphone's on the same network anyone know why and/or how to fix it?

xlt0rqu3lx says:

hey lol i'm an idiot i typed in the wrong password off by one number so i'm working again

Vishal says:

Has anyone found a fix for the "CONNECT TO ITUNES PROBLEM"????

Jeremy says:

I have a 3GS without the boot problem but black snow didn't unlock it. When my tmobile sim is in it says "searching..." the "no service". Does any one know how to fix it or can explain why this happened?
Thanks,
Jeremy

Dan says:

Ok for all the people having problems turning off after jailbreaking it and coming up in recovery mode. It's because you got a brand new Iphone. The new series of Iphone with the serial number being 94 instead of 93 and below will have this issue. I have been looking for a solution but have not found one yet. For now you got to make sure you don't lose power. Also if you do run out of power or have to reboot you do not have to restore it, just make it rain again and you will be back to where you were before you rebooted, but unfortuanitly for now you will need to use a PC to bring it back to life.

Pimp says:

Just curious, is that reboot problem just with the 3gs if the serial # has 94 in it? Or is that also with the 3g as well?

Steve says:

Hi guys just bought a new iPhone 3gs with 05.11.07 firmware 3.1.2 7d11 . I jailbroke my phone using blackra1n 3 which was easy & it seemed fine until I turned it off then it goes into recovery mode. Can someone give me some advise on the matter? Thanks

shagee says:

No blacksnow is working fine on 3g,booting up is fine,it's only a problem on the new 3gs

shagee says:

If you have a o2 iphone just get it unlocked for free if you are pay monthly or about £15 if you are a pay as you go customer,i've done two iphones already...https://www.o2.co.uk/apps/help/help?qid=1&q1=2&route=unlocking&case=Hand...

Max says:

To shagee, it's not only a problem with the 3gs, I've got a 3g and it only happens after I install blacksnow.
Had my phone jailbreak with blackrain for a few days without unlocking with blacksnow, phone works fine until I installed blacksnow. I get "No Service" and a pop up message saying "Restore Needed". Tried to boot my device and I got into recovery mode. Can anyone help me with this?

Ross says:

Max go on YouTube and search for a jailbreak using pwange this is a much better and safer break!!!!!
Let us all know how it goes

shagee says:

Max.... restore it with itunes and try again again,i have done it on 10 iphone 3g,with no probs

ank says:

I hv this iphone 3gs unlocked outside USA and I have Blackra1n app on it, and I see cydia, rock,sn0w on it so if install cydia on it will it lock my phone or will anything happen to the phone ? Will I still be able to sync with itunes on it ? Need advise.

Andre says:

@ Shagee -
Thanks for the clear responses regarding the tethered jailbreak of the new model iphone 3Gs. We in this situation are seemingly stuck- unless of course we could find a way to jailbreak on a downgraded firmware- though I am not sure if that is possible now for my phone-
Spent a bunch of hourse yesterday trying to restore it via Itunes 8 but evidently itunes 8 did not want to accept my phone... now more problems to google.
I guess we have to wait for Geo or some others to see if there is a way around the reboot loop because
ON TOP of the fact that the phone cant die on us or be allowed to have a system crash (different from a springboard crash)
whenever a program requires a reboot- it cant be installed... unless i am missing something..
Thats the part I am really bothered by at least now.
If anyone finds a solution before i do for this problem- PLEASE post it!!! Many of us with this 3Gs problem would appreciate it thoroughly!

bsmith says:

Having problems everytime I try to call someone it says call failed and can't receive calls think the problem is cause for carrier it says not availible

bsmith says:

Having problems everytime I try to call someone it says call failed and can't receive calls think the problem is cause for carrier it says not availible lookin 4 away to fix the problem cause I'm still getting the tmobile on my status bar but still can't receive calls any suggestions

big D says:

i have the same problem,if my phone goes flat or is turned off the connect to itunes logo appears...this is a new programme added by Apple to counteract the jailbreak...if you look at the serial number on the box or iphone...if the 3rd,4th and 5th numbers are over 940...you will have to run blackra1n everytime to get the jailbreak back...lets hope Geo or the Dev Team come up with a solution to this...fingers xrossed

Mike says:

hi i got a 32g iphone 3GS i have trouble to reboot after i install the blackra1n i accdient reset my iphone and now its in a black and white logo on the screen could anyone can help me fix my problem could either message me on my michael_leung20@yahoo.com or here
thanks
michael

Mike says:

its always reboot in black and white apple logo on the screen i realy need some help to get this done so.... please anyone could able to help me that would be great

Shibu says:

HI,
i got 3g 8gig iphone with baseband 5.11 with version as 3.1.2 and i run blackra1n and follwed the step it worked fine and go the the rain-drop icon in my iphone. Then i tried to open the blackra1n application from iphone with Wi-Fi ON but was not able to install the "Cydia" or "Rock" or "Snow" as it was showing "Internet error occured". Because of this i uninsatll the blackra1n from my iphone device and tried running it again but it only reboot the the iphone and i was not able see the icon. Now i am stuck please let me know how should i go ahead from here...thanks....

shibu says:

Guys please help me out with this...
HI, i got 3g 8gig iphone with baseband 5.11 with version as 3.1.2 and i run blackra1n and follwed the step it worked fine and go the the rain-drop icon in my iphone. Then i tried to open the blackra1n application from iphone with Wi-Fi ON but was not able to install the “Cydia” or “Rock” or “Snow” as it was showing “Internet error occured”. Because of this i uninsatll the blackra1n from my iphone device and tried running it again but it only reboot the the iphone and i was not able see the icon. Now i am stuck please let me know how should i go ahead from here…thanks….

shagee says:

On the iPhone 3g Blackra1n works 101% everytime,the only problem is the 3gs,if you have an earlier version of the 3gs,then you'll be fine,the newer one is a b***h,as for geohot,i'll think he's had quite a bit of donations,so he's just laying back now lol,lets hope guys fingers x,i'll report back if anything comes up :)

Priyankar Datta says:

I have a iPhone 3Gs and I used blackra1n to jailbreak it and then downloaded something from cydia and then rebooted my phone as it was freezing and then i had no wifi for quite a while.
After tons of stuffs I tried to reset network settings twice in a row and it worked, but now i would suggest you all not to restart your phone ever while it is jailbroken.

Jeebs says:

hey all.
i have a problem, and im not sure if this is even heard of, or i'm just on cheap drugs lol .. here's the story.. i have the iphone 3GS, 16g, 3.1.2, ran blackrain a few months back, worked fine. not a prob to speak of.. except one... i go into my settings (that damn shake to shuffle is killin me! and i want it disabled) only problem is.. i do not have a "ipod" heading in the settings... none to speak of... i remember when i DID have it, before the jailbreak... so im at a loss.. cant turn off that annoying shake, i have no idea what to do.. if possible any ideas??

2face says:

Hi Everyone, I got a problem with my iphone 3gs. I just jailbroke it with blackra1n and everything went fine. I installed cydia and download an app, once it was done installing it, it rebooted my iphone then after that it wont boot any more, can someone help me out?

M.Aasim says:

Hey,
I have been using jailbroken iphone 3G 8GB. Since ibluetooth started giving me problems, I uninstalled it and went to settings-->general-->Reset-->Reset Network Settings (maybe just for fun :P) and lost my wifi!
Interestingly, in settings-->Wifi, it was showing 'not connected'. but if I tapped wifi, it showed my wifi network name and showed it connected.
Went thru several sites and internet searches, and mutiple n/w settings resets and reboots but nothing seemed to work for me.
Then I went to General-->settings-->Wifi and tapped "other..."
Then I entered my network's name(the same name which was showing 'connected' but wasn't connnected actually.) and tapped 'Join' on the keyboard.
And wholla! I was able to connect to my wifi again :)
God! the glorious uncertainties of iphone!

A Hotson says:

Everytime I loose network due to bad signal it will never recover unless I reboot iphone also GPS has stopped working that might be due to the fact that I have dropped the phone???? HELP

Eazy F says:

WHATS UP EVERYONE! I GOTTA PROBLEM WITH MY IPHONE. JUST GOT IT THE OTHER DAY BUT HERES THE PROBLEM.
K SO I HAVE T-MOBILE. BUT THE IPHONE WORKS WITH AT&T ONLY RIGHT? NOT REALLY. I DOWNLOADED BLACKRA1N AND JAILBROKE MY IPHONE. THE APP IS ON MY PHONE AND IM PRETTY SURE EVERYTHING WORKED ALRIGHT. BUT SINCE ITS JAILBROKEN, ITS SUPPOSED TO HAVE SERVICE AND IT DOESNT. LOL CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME PLEASE ?

Darryl says:

Eazy F, run blackra1n on the iphone and then run sn0w

justin says:

I downloaded blackra1n cant log onto internet to download cydia wifi is down is ther a fix i have a 3g with 3.1.2 I am at witts end please please someone help me feel free to email me at badboybogart@yahoo.com

yk Ou says:

Hi, I JB and unlocked my 3GS fine for two weeks, now it's "stuck" in the "recovery mode" (can not reboot, only Apple logo).
Read many posts above, can any one share the standard procedure to reboot it properly for this scenario?
Thanks!!

johm says:

I unlocked my Iphone 3GS about a week ago and it is working fine; however a week in I am enountering some problems. Everytime that I turn my phone off and on it needs to be unlocked again whats the deal with that? Does anyone know how to resolve this issue.
i saw several posted and no one knows what happen
best regards

Bonjing says:

There was problem with connecting to carrier after unlock.. just stays SEARCHING and carrier states Carrier 5.0 (im on TMO)... fixed the problem by changing to a newer sim card, found out sim card was deffective.. worked on other phone but not on the unlocked iphone.. if your having trouble connecting to your carrier after unlock... try changing to a new sim card..

Rizwan says:

Hey I jailbroke my iPhone 3gs put when I turn my iPhone off it saysvi have to reconnet to itues iis there a way so when I turn my iPhone off I do not have to reconnet to iTunes thank you please help me

Daniel says:

For all the people having wifi issues go to your router and unplug it and then plug it back in so basically you are resetting it, this is what worked for me
But now i have a problem after unlock i have full bars but i cannot make or receive call any suggestions?

Pris says:

I have a 3g 3.1.2 all that bs, this is my third jb/ unlock in a week! Everytime I UNLOCK, my phone just crashes, for no reason and stays in apple logo/reboot loop, and there's the no service whenever the phone feels like it. Any suggestions or ideas.. Please?!?!

Yoan06 says:

hello all
got my brand new3GS 3.1.2 (7D11) baseband 05-11-07.
unlocked with Blackra1n RC3 ( thanks GeoHot )
after Rock and Cydia installed
installed all my apps, all IPA with appsync etc
problem : after some time ( no reboot ) my wifi gone !!
even i cant connect with wifitrack !!
So i decided to use Pushfix, and wifi went back.
but after some instal with BEYOURIPHONE REPO ( Autosilent )
my iphone crashed, stay lacked on the apple at boot !
no way to make it work
so i spend a night to restore with DFU mode tec
this time i decided to folow updated tuto step by step !
if some off you guy succeded to make it work so can i
I did, restore 3.1.2 and firmware with Itune last version.
Important: Removed PIN lock on the operator GSM card
installed BlackRa1n from windows
then Cydia and Rock and Snow from blackra1n menu,
then basic packages and updates ( openSSH) from Rock
after this i unistalled Blackra1n,
did a boot, to test, ( USB cable puged in) all was perfect
I installed Appsync from Cydia
I restored all my apps with Itune
then i dont know why, no more Wifi ! no netwaork detected ! should be an app conflict !!
instead of using pushfix again with risk of freezing the phone again
I tried to see the basic tuto on wifi,
I did a reset network in genral menu, and then a reboot
Well i was the worst idea, no more wifi, and wifi menu
grayed out !! i was freaking out at nearly 5AM !
so i decided to tried a boot again
shutdown and boot ! and a miracle, all is back
wifi works and 3G and Push !!! all is fine!
I get it!!
juste boot more than once to test
and it will be fine!

Doobie says:

Hi - I am about to buy an iPhone 3g and put my non-contract T mobile sim card in with the cydia blackra1n. I get cell phone service and wifi but no 3g.. I saw someone else post with the same issue...any solutions??? Thanks...

talib says:

hey
i have got a solution for the jb 3gs going on recovery mode every time u reboot it..when it shows the connect to itunes sign simply run blackra1n again and its back to normal!!
this worked for me
pls giv ur feedback

talib says:

and this only works when you hav switched off your device using the slider

Dan says:

Hi. i unlocked my 3gs without any problems but i cannot reboot… everytime i reboot the iphone gets stuck in recovery mode and then i need to restore and do the whole process again. i cannot turn my iphone off coz when i turn it on it gets stuck in recovery mode again… what do i do? if the iphone turns off, i need to do the whole process again of restoring then jailbreaking/unlocking. help please

Darrell says:

Hello all. After reading post above I am having the same problem with having to run blkrn on every boot. This works fine but aggravating if I dont have my computer to reboot. If my batt dies I am shyt out of luck any fix to this yet?

Allen says:

Jailbreak is good but not that good. I use my 3GS with Telstra NextG which is my carrier who sold me the phone, however jailbreak deletes my mail settings and phone settings. They just are not there, not even MobileMe works. SO whats the point? I think I'll just stick to un-broken.

Lex says:

Dan and Darrell this is a pain. I have been searching for a way around this rebooting to recovery mode. I am suprised that no one has found a way to get around this problem as of yet. Every time I see a new release with a day or two I already see a post with away around it. It seems like Apple has really stumped them this time. I have been looking for about 2 months now every day for hours searching and no update yet... My fingers are crossed hoping for an update for this soon!!!! As I have said on mulitipule forums, once it is found I will update as many users that I have come across that have the same problem :)

Sheldon says:

I feel you on that one Lex ive been doing the same thing to hopefully a fix will be here soon.

Brandon says:

After the unlock my phone is stuck at the apple logo. ive tried restarting it but no luck. i can get it in DFU mode but i really dont want to restore it.

cementdrums says:

I installed blackra1n snow and was able to tether on AT&T 3G network. It worked amazingly well!
However, my phone will no longer access WiFi. WiFi is on, but it will not recognize any networks.
Any ideas what can be done?

Wen says:

cementdrums, Can you please explain to me the steps you did to Tether your Iphone?
I have 3gs 3.1.2 and ATT. I would love to Tether my iphone so I will not have to access Black Rain everytime I reboot...thats what Tether means right?
Sorry guys, I am new to this.
Thanks!!

aznfish says:

I'm experiencing the "stuck in recovery mode" fiasco. Since I almost-always have a computer around I can run blackra1n and get going but it's a major drag. Things could be worst - I could still be with ATT

Earl Yates says:

Great info on cell phone unlocking. I love cell phones and work at a little cell phone shop where we unlock phones and mod them for people. Add http://free-cell-phone-unlock.com to your list of free cell phone unlock sites, I use the downloads there a lot to help me unlock phones for customers, don't be mad but hey I have to make a living some kinda way!! lol.
Anyways, I figured you could use that in your bag of tricks too :-)

Dong Bleile says:

Thanks for the info on cell phone unlocking. I like cell phones and work at a little cell phone shop where we unlock phones and mod them for people. Add http://free-cell-phone-unlock.com to your list of free cell phone unlock sites, I use the downloads there a lot to help me unlock phones for customers, don't be mad but hey I have to make a living some kinda way!! lol.
Anyways, I figured you could use that in your bag of tricks too :-)

Masako Yam says:

Thanks for the info on cell phone unlocking. I love cell phones and work at a little cell phone shop where we unlock phones and mod them for people. Add http://free-cell-phone-unlock.com to your list of free cell phone unlock sites, I use the downloads there a lot to help me unlock phones for customers, don't be mad but hey I have to make a living some kinda way!! lol.
Anyways, I figured you could use that in your bag of tricks too :-)

AP says:

I ran jailbreakme and sn0w successfully on my iPhone 3G but now I don't have service (t-mobile), any ideas?? Thanks :)

Ethyl Radisovich says:

Is it just me and my bad luck? Ive found this solution in other places and it doesnt work for me... plus now my nav bar is all screwed up in IE. has anyone else had this not work? is there another solution somewhere? Its driving me crazy.

Syble Shelby says:

To be honest neither of them were unstable for general every day use. I use my Mac running Developer Build 1 as the main operating system for about 10 hours a day and the only errors I ever got were with Safari bugging out occasionally and not being able to restart with Mail open. That was basically it apart from minor things.

Ladonna Gengler says:

We have moved to Apple for all computer needs. Moved from Microsoft to iOS, from blackberry to iphone. Have two iPads. Will not move back. Best move ever.