blackra1n RC2 for iPhone OS 3.1.2 jailbreak released & Fixes for iPhone and iPod Touch



blackra1n RC2 for iPhone OS 3.1.2 jailbreak released & Fixes for iPhone and iPod Touch

As expected, blackra1n RC2, the updated version with bug fixes of the latest iPhone OS 3.1.2 jailbreak tool by George Hotz has been released. Along with fixing jailbreak issues, it also brings support for a tethered jailbreak for iPod Touch 8GB and new iPhone 3GS’es. Download the tool from blackra1n and use the guide here to jailbreak your device. If you have any issues, let us know in the comments and we’ll be glad to help you out.

Here’s the change log for blackra1n RC2:


  • Fixed 3G issues
  • Tethered jailbreak for 3.1 OOTB ipt 8GB and new 3GSes
  • Fixed Icy issues
  • Both Windows and Mac

Note: tethered jailbreak means that you’ll have to connect your device to your Mac or PC to start again after a reboot with jailbreak. You must also have OS 3.1.2 on your iPhone or iPod Touch to jailbreak using blackra1n RC2.

Download blackra1n RC2

Guide for jailbreaking iPod Touch using blackra1n RC 2

Fixes for common issues with blackra1n / Troubleshooting

Important: iPhone OS 3.1.3 has been released for the iPhone and iPod Touch. We’ve got a new guide up on how to jailbreak iPhone 3.1.3 and iPod Touch 3.1.3 with redsn0w 0.9.4. Don’t upgrade to iPhone OS 3.1.3 if you’re using an unlocked iPhone 3G/3Gs or a jailbroken iPod Touch 2G (MC Model)/3G. The redsn0w guide is for iPhone 2G/3G jailbreak and iPod Touch 1G/2G ( non-MC Models) only.

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  • Justin

    once i jailbroke my ipod touch 2g on 3.1.2 firmware. I was ubable to download any apps from the appstore, and anything that i downloaded from cydia, rock, and icy did work as well. For example winterboard doesnt work, i select certain things and doesnt work, etc. why is this and what should i do?

  • gamer1xbox360

    Thank You!!!!! I finally jailbreak my IPod Touch 2G 3.1.2 MC which I couldn't do with blackra1n RC1 Thanks

  • Liam

    has this happened to anyone else?

  • Liam

    can somone tell me what to do

  • Liam

    I have spent 3 hours straight trying to jailbreak my 8g 3.1.2 ipod and nothing works i have tried everything every tip there is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(

  • cody

    does this work for ipod touch 3g 32 gb with model number mc now

  • SiddharthDuggal

    successfully jailbroken ipod touch 3g 3.1.2 using [email protected] …the pod is tethered jailbroken.

    Now I want to install cracked games and apps .ipa files using data cable, I downloaded applesync from cydia for the same…but :( it requires a IPOD RESTART after installation…which I cannot do… :)

    Can anybody tell me any other method using which I can install .ipa files using USB (data cable)..HELP!

  • SiddharthDuggal

    yes it should work wid IPT 3g 32GB version too, i jailbreaked my IPT 3g 8GB yesterday only..1minute process…easy….but tethered

  • Rick Marx

    @gamer1xbox360 could you plz tell me how you did that??? i have a MC model and it doens work with me

  • gamer1xbox360

    when you say it doesn't work do you mean it completly turns off and it doesn't turn back on or something else?

  • Andrew

    I have a question and I am hoping someone knows the answer. My friend gave me his iphone and i put my sim card in and i restored it so it erased everything and i jailbroke it and everything works great but for some reason my data plan isnt working at all. I have a unlimited data plan though. Do I need to go to at&t to get it working and are they going to do anything if i have cydia or blackra1n on it? thanks

  • Andrew

    I have a question and I am hoping someone knows the answer. My friend gave me his iphone and i put my sim card in and i restored it so it erased everything and i jailbroke it and everything works great but for some reason my data plan isnt working at all. I have a unlimited data plan though. Do I need to go to at&t to get it working and are they going to do anything if i have cydia or blackra1n on it? thanks

    • Nick

      Hey – having the same issue – did you ever get it figured out?

  • daman

    something went wrong.

    I have a 3g ipod touch 32 gig. Used blaackra1n to jailbreak it and its been 15 min and i have a message in itunes that says the ipod needs to be restored. the blackra1n window says done, wait for reboot and the ipod has the itunes logo and usb with an arrow.

    Please help!!

  • Payam

    Ok so I ran blackra1n and clicked make it rain and then this message came up saying that the ipod is entering recovery mode…and now its been sitting there for the past 15 minutes….and I already restored it twice and re-ran the program but it keeps stopping there. What can I do?
    Thanks

    • Hello,I had the same Problem i fixed by using my Bro’s Computer, it’s 10x better than mine xD. it worked i dunno if it depends on computer hardware or not, u should maybe try on different computer =D

  • Moshi

    This was the easiest jailbreak ever… I have been using redsn0w, which has been tricky to set up but when I tried Blackra… dang this is the best. I'm still syncing my apps I hope they work.

  • marcepoz3r

    Dude u use blackrain to jailbreak then as it turns to reboot it will need to be restored! but Hang on don PLuck out the WIre, Quit ur BlackRa1n App and REstart it and make it rain again! then wait till it reboot agiain then it will work.. i got 3G it works for me.. just keep ur wires connected

  • kris

    I've run through blackra1n a few times and its gone all the way through without a hitch, but when it reboots the blackra1n icon isn't there.. i only have one page of apps so it's not that i've just neglected to look to my other pages.. is it the only thing to do to just run it through again?

  • janeblack

    thanks to blackrain i have jailbroken ipod touch 3g (3.1.2)…..my prob is that even after trying to install cydia a gazillion times using blackrain…the icon for cydia nver shows up after respring….please help

  • rr

    i was wondering can the 64gb ipod touch 3g can be jailbroke as well with this program

  • yes

  • garretts1000

    i follwed the instructions and when i click “make it rain” its does nothing it just says “waiting for device” and its plugged in…

  • Obscene

    Just tap the screen and scroll the page to the left. The next page of applications might be empty but hopefully you'll find there the application icon. That's how I found mine :). Cheers'

  • stuntdoogie

    I have jailbreak 3.0 redsnow on my touch 2g. Do i have to restore to original settings before upgrading to 3.12 firmware and Blackrain?

  • When u upgrade the firmware the jailbreak will be removed automatically. You can then follow the guide to jailbreak firmware 3.1.2

  • highdeff

    been trying for a few hours now, works all great exempt cant get blackrain icon in apps??

  • jik es

    i am having the same problem. the blackra1n is stating entering recovery and iTunes is asking to restore the iPod.. what should i do?

  • Read the post is what you should do.

  • meneerdehaas

    successfully jailbroken ipod touch 3g 3.1.2 using [email protected] …the pod is tethered jailbroken.

    Now I want to install cracked games and apps .ipa files using data cable, I downloaded applesync from cydia for the same…but :( it requires a IPOD RESTART after installation…which I cannot do… :)

    Can anybody tell me any other method using which I can install .ipa files using USB (data cable)..HELP!

  • Sorry, this is not the place to discuss iPhone Apps piracy.

  • meneerdehaas

    successfully jailbroken ipod touch 3g 3.1.2 using [email protected] …the pod is tethered jailbroken.

    Now I want to install cracked games and apps .ipa files using data cable, I downloaded applesync from cydia for the same…but :( it requires a IPOD RESTART after installation…which I cannot do… :)

    Can anybody tell me any other method using which I can install .ipa files using USB (data cable)..HELP!

  • Sorry, this is not the place to discuss iPhone Apps piracy.

  • Paolo

    When you restart your iPod you just neet to re-run blackra1n again.
    This is just a tip on how to re-jailbreak your ipod if the battery drains, and you need to restart it.

  • nisimon

    hey i cracked successfully my ipod touch 64g (3gen) but I can't download cydia and icy doesn't appears on the screen. Rock is succesfully downloaded, but I don't find usefull apps on this one.

    ideas?

  • Jeremy

    Is there a solution yet or on the way for the need to re-run blackra1n each time your iPod reboots or shuts down?

  • ran

    help! i have successfully downloaded the blackra1n and it works fine for me, i have wifi working perfectly on my ipod touch 2nd gen..but once i clicked on the Cydia or Rock in the “please select package(s)” after few minutes “error downloading cydia..could not download. Error Domain=NSURLErrorDomainCode=-1001 Userinfo=0x19d770 “timed out” “….WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? WHAT SHOULD I DO?

  • ptrck

    same here, only thing is the window freezes with the “entering recovery”

    help me too please
    e-mail: [email protected]

  • try reading the instructions

  • hellboy

    Ahhh i got a question to ask. Can this software actually add more pages to fit yur apps.? pls reply a.s.a.p

  • damxx

    Hi, it installed fine for me. Is it possible to install Cydia via USB?
    Do I need wifi?

  • You need wifi.

  • You need wifi.

  • jimmyhaha

    Will they ever come out with an untethered jailbreak for ipod touch 3gen?

  • Richard

    Is there any way to jailbreak an ipod touch 8gb, and not have the tethered option? So that I dont have to keep plugging it into the pc every time i want to start the ipod? Cheers.

  • modawg

    dude yall are retarded this kid at my school told me about jailbreaking and i did it by myself for the first time in less than 15 minutes. First time 15 minutes

  • Tr0ublesome

    Is there a fix out yet to Jailbreak the 3rd gen 8gb IPT with the MC model # ?

    • jimmyhaha

      He’s saying its coming out soon for an untethered jailbreak but there is a tethered jailbreak out now.

  • jimmyhaha

    at 9AM EST tomorrow, I will be asking for all of your help..if you come through for me, i’ll make you an untethered jailbreak. also $1000.00 8:52 PM Dec 4th from web
    geohot
    George Hotz

    p.s. modawg im not retarded because geohot said this that’s a fact.

  • Oli

    Will i be able to use the games and apps i bought before the jailbreak after doing it?

  • sivpheng

    Hi all,

    after i used blackra1n RC3 to break ipod touch firmware 3.1.2 and install Cydia. after i restart ipod touch it stuck and can not get in to ipod touch.
    please help me.

  • triple-sevenz

    Hello, I am helping my friend jailbreak his iphone 3gs, but he does not need it to be unlocked since he is still in contract with at&t. The iphone 3gs came with the os 3.1.2. Will using this blackra1n rc2 jailbreak his iphone 3gs? also what is the teathered jailbreak thing? I am a bit confused on that. And what is the risk of doing this? My friend is very paranoid and I barely convinced him to let me jailbreak it so I need to know the risks. Thanks for any info.

    • jimmyhaha

      tethered means to have your iphone/ipod touch jail broken but you have to plug it in your computer every time to turn it on or off.

  • cody

    i was wondering if this can be done to a normal I pod touch 3.1.2 firmware version. also, i have read about tethered and untethered jailbreaks. I dont want to have to plug the device into a computer to turn it on or off either… will that happen if i do this?

    and i have read that some people have problems with it getting stuck in a recovery mode?

    just wanna get some of this cleared up before i try this..

  • quinn

    when i try to jailbreak ipod touch 3rd gen firmware 3.1.2 on mac after i hit “make it ra1n” it shows a connect to itunes icon and wont work. plus his picture dosent come up. please help

  • Matt

    Hey, ive just run this blackra1n on my ipod touch 8gb 3rd Gen 3.1.2 because it says the Tethered issues have been fixed, but ive run it, and i still cant turn off, or reboot my ipod without it going into recovery mode,
    so i thought never mind, il restore it back to normal, but it wont let me.. every time i restore, it goes into recovery and asks me to restore the ipod again.. is anyone able to help? what should i do.

  • soferet

    * “it shows a connect to itunes icon and wont work.”
    * “cant turn off, or reboot my ipod without it going into recovery mode”

    Having all of the above problems with my iPod Touch 8gb 3.1.2 after running Blackra1n RC3. I’ve followed the guide to the letter and read the posts (and all comments), but there is no answer to this issue.

    Had to restore b/c there was nothing else I could do. Am very skeptical about trying again. Thank goodness I did a backup.

    Please help if you can. Thanks.

    • Would have helped if you HAD read the instructions you know. I can’t personally help each and everyone of you!
      When is shows that itunes icon, connect it to your computer and run the blackra1n tool again.

      • chris

        i tried this with my ipod and nothing happens….it stays on recovery mode…did i do something wrong? can you help me out?

    • samuel

      you have to hard reset by pressing home and lock button for 10 and it will turn off ok

  • cj

    For those w ipod touch 2g mc using Vista & stuck on the entering recovery/connect to itunes screen:

    -stop blackra1n & make sure you cntlaltdel to cxl itunes/helper
    -move blackra1n.exe to desktop (note above mentions purplera1n but you probably don’t need it)
    -run blackra1n as admin

  • Sam

    So this it work on MC models? i’ve heard from >tysiphonehelp< on youtube, and he said that blackra1n won't work on iTouch 3.1.2 8gb MC models. I'm not sure if he is refering to blackra1n RC2.

    Please respond, thank you!

  • Zink

    Does the black ra1n rc2 work on iPod touch 3G 32 gb mc modell??

  • Keith

    works grand with the MC models peeps…! Hooraa

    • Ronnell Cash

      how did u get it to work

  • I just wanna know if the itunes has to be 8.0 or 8.2??? because when i try to connect my ipod touch with the itunes in version 8.1.1 it keeps saying that i have to download itunes 8.2 from its website in order for me to use. in other words, it says:

    the ipod “… ” cannot be used because it requieres Itunes version 8.2 or later. Go to https://www.itunes.com to download the latest version of itunes.

    PS: my ipod touch is 8gb dont know if it’s 2g or 3g and begins with MC model!!!!

  • satay2hot

    A truly champion my ipod mc worked perfectly

    • Shaiddy

      How u did it!!!! please im stucked here hoping someone can help me!!!!

  • trev

    my problem is i stick in the usp and ipod then i click make it rain, it registers device then it goes to entering recovery mode but nothing comes up on my ipod it says charging and on my computer it just says entering recovery mode, i have tried many things and nothing can get me passed please help, my brother did it and i was with him but his had no problems.

    i have a 1st gen
    newest update
    dont have itunes installed on this computer

  • H3LLFiR3

    Hi i already install blackra1n but i cannot find any install packages .. plz help . thanx

  • lon-c

    Hey, ive just run this blackra1n on my ipod touch 8gb 3rd Gen 3.1.2 because it says the Tethered issues have been fixed, but ive run it, and i still cant turn off, or reboot my ipod without it going into recovery mode,
    so i thought never mind, il restore it back to normal, but it wont let me.. every time i restore, it goes into recovery and asks me to restore the ipod again.. is anyone able to help? what should i do.

  • Elianna

    can someone please tell me why i cannot reboot my ipod touch 32gb after using blackra1n???
    it is always telling me to go to recovery mode. i have tried re-running blackra1n & it does work but it doesnt allow me to reboot my ipod without showing up the “recovery mode”

    • ray

      if you reboot you must re-jailbreak. and by that i mean click on the make it rain button using blackra1n everytime you turn it on again. I basically never turn mine off and it works fine jailbroken.

  • Austin

    I’v had a lot of problems with mine Blackra1n seemed to work for my 3.1.2 ipod but then there was a pic that said connect to itunes and then it keeps saying in recovery mode please restore before you can use this ipod and iv restored it many times my friend did it fine but its not working for me please help im reluctant to try it again in fear of having to restore it again or worse crash my ipod please help email me at [email protected]

  • Austin

    Okay to all you ipod touch 3G users, if the wheel below the picture spins for a while and goes into recovery mode, hold down BOTH the home button and the power button at the same time for a while, it’ll reboot and it SHOULD work out fine after a couple tries of doing that. I had the same problem and accidentally restored my ipod to factory settings. Didn’t need to be done. If you hold down those buttons at the same time things SHOULD work out for you.

  • majdi

    all steps are done but after reboot i cant find the application black in my iphone to install cydia FW 3.1.2 and itunes 9.0.2.25 iphone 3G 8giga, help me plz

    • Try jailbreaking again if you can’t find the blackra1n app.

  • Mike

    Jail broke my iPod today, UNLEASHED the beast! Completely awesome! Is the only way I can describe it….was always worried about screwing it up, but to now see what this thing is REALLY capable of is……just amazing

  • Jordan

    everytime i click make it rain all it says is waiting for device. everything is connected and downloaded what am i doing wrong?

  • soronato0304

    Can I JB my ipod touch 8G 3.1.2 having a model num starts with MCxxxxxxx with blacka1n RC2

  • Clayton

    Worked great. Didn’t know how long it was going to take to reboot so i was worried but my itouch works amazing.

  • Anonymous

    It just comes up with the “Enjoy your jailbroken iPhone” and a black screen on my ipod–when i hold power for a few seconds it starts my ipod but theres no blackra1n app…wat do??

  • Redwarfie

    @soronato0304. Yes it will just be tethered so go ahead

  • cody

    i have a question. I jailbroke my ipod a while ago them when the battery completely died i restored my ipod because then after i restored it noe of my apps work like youtube, app store, itunes etc can anyone tell me why

  • cody

    when i try to jailbreak it does not work after i click make it rain it does not show georges picture can anyone help

  • Spenser

    i downloaded blackrain did everything but when its done after i run it my ipod just stays at a black screen and doesnt reboot but i just hold home and power button and it reboots but there is no black rain app and ive tried numerous of times help???????

  • Megan

    i had everything installed to my i-pod then it made me restore it ; now when i try to put it again it brongs me to itunes and says i have to restore my i-pod ! why isnt it letting me program it again ?

  • me me

    i have downloaded jailbreak and it stil not on my itouch it jus says that its done when im doing exactly what its tellin me to wthel!!!

    • BLAHeS

      This same thing happened to me! :(

    • Dood

      make sure u got Ver 3.1.2 not 3.1.3.
      (how to check: Settings/General/About)

  • Corki9999

    so how would i jailbreak an ipod touch 3g 3.1.3? im so confused with all this, is it even possible now cause i tried to run blackra1n and it just leave it on the connect to itunes screen… HELP :(

  • matt89

    i can not turn my ipod touch 3g os 3.1.2 off or allow it to power down, i ran the rc3, n it still hasn’t fixed the issue.

  • iPod rocks

    I jailbroke my itouch 3.1.2 but then everytime I turn it off or the battery drains I have to restore it. HELP

    • unanimous

      recharge it after you jailbreak it i have a wallcharger and it will work if you keep it on and dont let it die i hope this invo was useful.

  • IpOdHaCkErSrOcKz

    Awesome this fixed all my issues FCUK CRAPPLE!!!!!!!!!

  • anyonio paiva

    Hi there, if you have ipod touch 1g firmware 3.1.3 you have to install first 3.1.2 ant then you can use black rain do jailbreak, after a couple minutes you will see a icon from black rain in your pod then you can download cydia or rock etc

  • unanimous

    when i download blakra1n and open it, i press make it rain, and it says that blackra1n has encountered an error and it does that everytime, my ipod touch is a 3g and has the version of 3.1.2

  • B

    Using an itouch 8gb (2.5G i guess) MC model. Tried the newest blackra1n, and it didn’t work, then iTunes prompts you to restore the ipod. Problem is, iTunes will only restore and update to 3.1.3 at the same time, which makes it impossible to jailbreak. Even tried downloading a version of 3.1.2 from other sites and restoring back to that, but keep getting the same message “Ipod could not be restored because the firmware is not compatible.”

    Anyone have suggestions on how to make this work or how to get a working/compatible version of 3.1.2? If I can’t get this working soon (need the ipod for class) I’m gonna have to upgrade to the official 3.1.3 and wait for the jailbreak release whenever it happens.

    • B

      Update: downloading itouch 2G software works for the 8gb MC models. Managed to restore to 3.1.2, but blackra1n still just puts the ipod into recovery mode then stops. Have tried 3x and had to restore each time. Shutting iTunes, etc hasn’t helped. Suggestions?

  • nick

    Im so annoyed i have a ipod touch 3rdG 3.1.2 software i click on make it rain and it sais Blackra1n has encounted an error and needs to close help A.S.A.P please guys!

  • ipod user…101

    is it possible for me to use blackra1n if i have a 32 gigabyte 3rd gen ipod touch 3.1.2 mc model???
    Thx for your time and effort

  • No, you will have to use Spirit jailbreak tool.

  • Bigalizzle45

    I lost everything off my iPod. This screwed me over.

  • David

    This sucks! i have a 2nd gen ipod touch 3.1.2 and the blackrain app did not showed up! Someone help me please!

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  • SomaJazz

    hi there! same thing with my Iphone 3.1.2…did you get help and if you did could you pass it on

  • DemetreEllinwood2

    what if i have an i pod 3G and it has 4.0.2 software..

  • No jailbreak for you device

  • Doopeydude

    I have the same problem a a lot of you guys. Everytime I run blackra1n it comes up with the “blackra1n.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close”. I have tried rebooting it after I download it and i have put the blackra1n file into the same folder as the ASL.dll but it doesnt work. Please help ASAP. I’m running windows xp.

    • e

      hi, were you able to resolve the problem with blackra1n. ive been hvg the sam problem too and i cant seem to find a solution. Pls advise. Thanks, E

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