Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PurpleRa1n (Windows Version)

by Gustavo on August 23, 2009 · 3 comments · iPhone

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS using PurpleRa1n for Windows. Once you have completed this tutorial you will be able to unlock your iPhone 3GS using this tutorial.

This is a preliminary jailbreak and thus some apps such as Winterboard will not work. You may want to consider waiting for the jailbreak release from the iPhone Dev-Team if this is important to you.

This tutorial should work with Windows XP, Vista and 7.

Step One
Open your web browser of choice and navigate to http://www.purplera1n.com. Click the Windows logo at the bottom of the screen.

Step Two
When prompted save the download to your desktop

Step Three
Double click the purplera1n.exe file from the desktop to launch the application

Step Four
Click the large make it ra1n button

Step Five
You iPhone will now be placed in recovery mode. You will see a picture of GeoHot that replaces the regular recovery mode screen on your device.

purplera1n will run and then your device will reboot.

Step Six
Once your device reboots you will see a new icon on the SpringBoard entitled Freeze. Press it to continue.

Step Seven
Once Freeze opens tap Install Cydia.

Step Eight
Once the Cydia installation has completed you must reboot your iPhone.

Step Nine
When you iPhone has rebooted you can run Cydia. Let it do all the necessary updates then follow our Unlock tutorial to finally unlock your iPhone 3GS.

NOTE*: To remove the Freeze icon from your desktop you can install CyDelete from Cydia then use it to delete the application.

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johan September 29, 2009 at 1:03 pm

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genius May 1, 2010 at 2:49 am

is this thing will not BRICK my newly bought iphone 3gs HUH!!!!,COME ON PEOPLE I NEED PROOF AND ANSWERS!!!!!!PLEASEEEE!!!!


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