Guide: how to hacktivate iPhone OS 3.1.2 with blacksn0w



Guide: how to hacktivate iPhone OS 3.1.2 with blacksn0wGeorge has declared today the sn0w day as he’ll be releasing blacksn0w with blackra1n RC3. blacksn0w is the first ever unlock for 05.11.07 baseband on the iPhone. The changelog and instructions are now available. As promised, here’s the complete guide on how to hacktivate your iPhone 3G/3GS with blackra1n RC3.

  • Download the latest version of iTunes.
  • Connect your iPhone to your PC/Mac and upgrade to iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • Download blackra1n. ( Chose the correct version for your OS )
  • Run the app and click on the make it ra1n button.
  • Let it do its job and once your iPhone reboots, the blackra1n app will be there in the Springboard. Run it and install blacksn0w.

If you already had blackra1n installed on your iPhone, run the app and you’ll see ‘ra1n’ instead of Icy. Upgrade by tapping it. After the upgrade, it’ll show ‘sn0w’ in the options. Install it and your iPhone will be unlocked.Guide: how to hacktivate iPhone OS 3.1.2 with blacksn0w

blacksn0w will also be released via Cydia later today so those who jailbroke using pwnage tool or deleted the blackra1n app will be able to unlock their iPhones easily.


For those interested, here’s the change log for blackra1n RC3:

  • Hacktivation support
  • 15-second speed improvement
  • Tiger+PPC support
  • Installation of latest blackra1n app

This guide is only for iPhone 3G and 3GS. For iPhone 2G, check out BootNeuter.

To jailbreak iPod Touch and iPhone 3G/3GS OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n RC3, follow this guide.

To fix issues with issues with iPod Touch and iPhone 3G/3GS OS 3.1.2 jailbreak with blackra1n RC3, use this troubleshooting guide.

Download blackra1n RC3

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  • gkn

    sweet

  • turtle

    Ihave an iphone 2g. I tried to use bootnueter to unlock but it says that it is already unlocked, butthen it will not take my go phone sim chip. How do I hacktivate the 2g phone?

  • turtle

    I went to that site and ran boot nueter, but is wont flash becase because it says there is nothing to change.

  • fareast1988

    just out of curiousity.. will it make untethered jailbreak for ipt 2g MC model?

  • I don't think so. No word from George about it but there would be an
    untethered jailbreak soon I'm sure.

  • vikas kiran

    where can i find the blacksn0w app in cydia ? i have jailbroken with the pwnage tool 3.1.4

  • It's expected to be available in Cydia later today.

  • fareast1988

    okey then.. i'm looking forward for another great job by Mr. GeoHot.. thanx for the info! =)

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  • what repo will it come on?

  • george

    i ve a little problem…i unlocked and jailbreak the phone as you described but wi-fi cant locate my wireless modem now. the other iphone that i ve here has locate it and its working perfect (its in an older version, just mentioned about the modem.)
    any ideas mate?

    regards

  • which iPhone ?

  • george

    both are iphone 3gs 16 gb. the one i bought just now

    • Try resetting your network from Settings. Let me know if it helps

  • Try resetting your network from Settings. Let me know if it helps

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  • george

    maybe you are ainstain's brother??? :)
    thnx mate u r one of a kind!

  • Glad to be of help :)

  • Add blackra1n.com as repo

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  • tony2009

    I have an iphone 3gs 3.1.2 with 05.11.07 and try to use at&t sim card without dataplan. I installed balckra1n and blacksn0w. But it still shows no service. Can you help me with it? I am too eager to use the phone.

  • vanilla

    how long should it take to unlock

  • GTR

    Hi,Dear: GeoHot I've try many time more than 15-times. very thing i've follow but still not sign of Rain ICON show. I m using 3G-16GB. i don't know what the problem Please Help is any Guys have read my text. and can help me to pass on this text.i m really much appreaciated. please give me a change to enjoy this Snow Rain. i m very sad… :(
    Ca email me. [email protected] Thank You with Regrats…….

  • vonRoX

    I did jailbreak and unlock on iphone 3g 16gb but it's saying searching and after just no service…I tried to do it again and download blacksn0w from cydia…but still the same problem…need help thx

  • vanilla

    how long should it take to unlock

  • GTR

    Hi,Dear: GeoHot I've try many time more than 15-times. very thing i've follow but still not sign of Rain ICON show. I m using 3G-16GB. i don't know what the problem Please Help is any Guys have read my text. and can help me to pass on this text.i m really much appreaciated. please give me a change to enjoy this Snow Rain. i m very sad… :(
    Ca email me. [email protected] Thank You with Regrats…….

  • vonRoX

    I did jailbreak and unlock on iphone 3g 16gb but it's saying searching and after just no service…I tried to do it again and download blacksn0w from cydia…but still the same problem…need help thx

  • jimmy

    make sure your iphone 3g is on 3.1.2, it wont work for 3.1 or anything lower than that.

  • GTR

    O thanks 4 replying my dear frds. i've check i m n lastest fime (3.1.2 bandband 05.11.07) n also follow itune on ver-9. stil No Blackrain of icon sign. but then every time JB it say wait for reboot then it done. But agan No sign very sad :( onces again thank alot got other solution ?

  • GTR

    O thanks 4 replying my dear frds. i've check i m n lastest fime (3.1.2 bandband 05.11.07) n also follow itune on ver-9. stil No Blackrain of icon sign. but then every time JB it say wait for reboot then it done. But agan No sign very sad :( onces again thank alot got other solution ?

  • tbush13

    every time i run blackra1n it says connecting to device then tells me the device is jailbroken but no logo appears on the phone it just stays in boot mode until it shuts off. i have tried to disable ituneshelper but unable to locate it. have all the proper software. on windows xp anysuggestions?

  • Moustafa

    man, did you find any solution coz am stuck on the same issue ????

  • davlim252

    hi, guys. Have you update your latest firmware? If not, do it & try again. please make sure you do not have any pin lock with your sim card. I have the same problem like you say. because i have a pin lock with my sim card. After i remove my sim pin lock. It's just go smoothly. try it…….good luck.

  • davlim252

    Hi,
    Do any one know which MMS software can be use for Iphone 3G? tq.

  • davlim252

    Did you found any solution yet? I may be can help you. cos mine also have the same problem like you say. But i did solve it my self. You can email me.

  • tbush13

    i am running the right firmware. I also tried pwnge tool and that didn't work either. no sim lock right now the phone simply says no service. I will connect to wifi but the blackra1n program still does nothing. I have tried restoring and then running blackra1n also and that still doesn't work. I have done it with and without the sim card. I must just be missing one small step. any suggestions

  • davlim252

    Hi,
    OK…Now you try to re-do all the step. But you must use iTunes to Restore Your Firmware 3.1.2 ( Please download for 3.1.2 & restore it from iTunes by press down shift key and then iTunes restore ) after you done this, go to https://blackra1n.com/ & download Blackra1n. After that, run blackra1n & see what you get. Keep in touch. good luck…..

    ________________________________

  • davlim252

    Hi, guy.
    how is your Iphone now? Have you get it done? Please reply. tq.

    ________________________________

  • GTR

    Hi, Guy Thanks 4 concern. i m GTR as mention early baseband 05.11.07 fime on 3.1.2 still see No blackrain icon again still veryvery sad :(

  • modsec2

    Did anyone find a solution to “no service” after isntalling blackra1n and blacksn0w on the 3g with 3.1.2?
    please let me know. My phone is going in and out of “no service”

  • modsec2

    Did anyone find a solution to “no service” after isntalling blackra1n and blacksn0w on the 3g with 3.1.2?
    please let me know. My phone is going in and out of “no service”

  • Carlos

    I bought a 32gb 3.1.2 OS today i have tried to jailbreak it with blackra1n RC3 and it wont work afterI run the aplication it shows the apple on on the screen, then shows the itunes usb logo and then the screens goes black, it doesnt show anything and it doesnt reboot, WHAT IS WRONG, i red on another website earlier today that a guy who bought it yesterday had the same problem.

  • Carlos

    People I solve the problem!!!!! Just tried from another computer and that was it!

  • matthew

    i have followed all the steps but when my ipod touch has rebooted the app is not there why ?

  • Mohamed

    Hi guys, i bought an iphone from ebay. now it was working fine until i mistakenly resotred back. Now the phone is locked to its network. I cannot go to springboard as it saying insert valid sim card. Could someone possibly help me active the phone 1st and unlock it. I do not have ATT sim card as i am in UK

  • hi guys help me:
    my iphone 3G Version 3.1.2 (7D11) modem firmware 05.12.01 how to unlocking

    • cyndrlla

      You downgraded from 3.1.3 and kept the 05.12.01 baseband aswell? I am having trouble opening cydia now. Do you know what may have happened??

  • carson

    well this work for itouch 3g

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  • natalie12345

    how do u download the black rain part?

  • aCtiSyS

    If you guys can’t it right for your carrier service do follow below tricks:-

    AFTER BLACKSN0W
    1. switch OFF WIFI
    2. switch ON 3G
    3. switch ON DATA ROAMING
    4. set PLANE MODE ON
    5. eject your SIM card
    6. put back de SIM TRAY
    7. lock screen for 1 minute
    8. eject SIM tray and inside your SIM card
    9. set PLANE MODE OFF
    10. once you get your signal, set 3G and Data Roaming OFF
    11. try make a call.
    12. Done :)

  • hannah.

    hey, i have an ipod touch which i found in town however, it has a passcode on it. i have now entered so many wrong combinations that the ipod is now disabled and will not connect to itunes as my laptop is obviously not its primary source. is there any possible way for me to unlock this ipod as it wont even connect to my laptop? please help :(

  • gboz

    Why would anyone help you keep an iPod Touch that's not yours? Return it to the lost and found where you found it. Have a heart or get a conscience. Someone is sick to death and heart broken.

    You don't have to be stupid or excessively careless to lose an iPod (or as the news shows, even a prototype iPhone), just human.

  • Colonluis22

    put it in dfu and then restore it

  • Nirvanaskater

    My iphone 3G 16G (Jailbroken on 3.1.3) was stuck on the connect to itunes screen after inserting a new simcard from my new carrier. I used a hactivation tool I got from Cydia to hactivate the phone which allowed me to use my phone but it simply displayed NO SERVICE (or -113 or 1bar).

    In an attempt to rectify this, I created a custom IPSW using PwnageTool 4.1 and restored my phone to a jailbroken iOS4! Success, however, no matter which sim card I use, I still get no service :(.

  • Nirvanaskater

    My iphone 3G 16G (Jailbroken on 3.1.3) was stuck on the connect to itunes screen after inserting a new simcard from my new carrier. I used a hactivation tool I got from Cydia to hactivate the phone which allowed me to use my phone but it simply displayed NO SERVICE (or -113 or 1bar).

    In an attempt to rectify this, I created a custom IPSW using PwnageTool 4.1 and restored my phone to a jailbroken iOS4! Success, however, no matter which sim card I use, I still get no service :(.

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