Fixing issues with iPod Touch 3.1.2 blackra1n Jailbreak



A lot of people have been reporting issues with jailbreaking using the new blackra1n tool by George, especially iPod Touch 3G owners. Some of these issues have to do with the fact that this is a tethered jailbreak for iPod Touch 3G so far. This means that to boot your iPod Touch 3G, it must be plugged into your computer and you must run blackra1n again. For those stuck at a white screen or being unable to boot your device, here are a few important pointers to keep in mind during the process:

Fixing issues with iPod Touch 3.1.2 blackra1n Jailbreak

  • Make sure you’ve updated to 3.1.2. This jailbreak is not for 3.0 or 3.1.
  • Download the purplera1n tool to your desktop. Some users have reported issues of the application crashing or having issues with rights on Vista or 7. This should fix those issues. For more convenience. run it as an administrator.
  • Make sure no other software is running when you jailbreak to avoid interference.
  • If your device doesn’t boot for a long time, hold down the power and home buttons and restart it. If it tells you to connect to iTunes, something must have gone wrong and you might have to restart the process. I know this is annoying, but it has worked for some people after some tries. It does work.
  • You won’t lose your data by jailbreaking. Only a fresh firmware restore could mean that your apps might go away, but they can be synced back using iTunes.
  • If you have a white screen turn off the device by holding the power and home buttons for 10 seconds and boot it again.
  • If iTunes keeps popping up, use CTRL + ALT + DELETE to go to the task manager and kill all iTunes processes which includes iTunesHelper.exe. This can cause interference with the process too.
  • Strangely, doing the process on different computers has also worked for some people.

In the end, keep in mind that blackra1n really works. I tried it on my iPod Touch 2G 8GB, and it worked on the first try. It only got stuck when running Cydia for the first time. I had to reboot using the Power + Home buttons trick, but after that, it has been really smooth.

If you have any questions, put them down in the comments below, or you are welcome to start a discussion on our Facebook fan page.


Update: George Hotz has tweeted about an important issue that most people are facing. You’ll have to check if your iPod Touch 2G or 3G, 8GB model starts with MB or MC. For MC it won’t work, so you should restore it back to the old firmware. It works fine for the ones that start with MB. I guess that should answer most of the issues people are facing with blackra1n.

Update 2: blackra1n RC2 has been released which fixes most issues. Read more here.

Fixing issues with iPod Touch 3.1.2 blackra1n Jailbreak 2

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.

Update: Use this one to jailbreak all iPod Touch models with OS 3.1.2/3.1.3 untethered using Spirit Jailbreak!

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  • hannah

    i have jailbroken my ipod touch 3g about 5 times already with blackra1n… the reason being that i jailbreak it and all is well i put cydia on or whatever and then… it could be while downloading an application or if i turn my ipod off then when i turn it on a get the “connect ipod to itunes” screen and i have to restore it all over again…. ive done this about 5 times already and its getting annoying- how can i get by this if my ipod gets stuck so i dont have to keep restoring and resyncing it all over each time??? please help….

    • Nolan

      you have to run blackra1n again if its 3G iPod touch because since it a tethered jailbreak you need to boot the system every time you turn it off

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  • amin

    can you explain what should i do?
    my ipod touch 2g 3.1.2 start with mc
    is there any solution?

  • Joe Rothwell

    Hi, I have an iPod touch 3gen 8gb 3.1.1. I managed to get it to the point that it showed the geohot image, but then it died. It WILL NOT boot back up.
    iTunes says that it detects an ipod in recovery, but blackra1n just says “waiting for phone”.
    If I hold the power and home button together, it disconnects the USB connection and then reconnects it (iTunes then prompting me to restore). The screen stays black, no logo, no anything.
    When I clicked restore, it downloaded 2.1.2. Yes, two-point-one-point-two, instead of the ipsw for 3.1.1. I have no way to see if it is mb or mc. When I tried to manually restore using a 3.1.2 firmware, it says its not the right type. When 2.1.2 is used (the one itunes downloaded) it says extracting etc but then gives me a 1600 error.
    Any help? Please? I'm rather stuck… :( I don't care if its jb, I just need music

    • Dre

      I had this problem myself for months now and i finaly figuared it out. Once your ipod wants you to restore just run blackra1n again and it should restart your iPod without loosing any information from your iPod

  • hold down the power and home buttons for 15sec and letgo home but still holding power for 2 more sec and there you go. enjoy Blackra1n tethered jailbreaking

    WARNING iPod Touch 3G Users!: If you are jailbreaking the iPod Touch 3rd Generation this is a tethered jailbreak so every time you reboot or restart, you will need to run blackra1n agian & re-jailbreak.

    If you enjoy, Go to blackra1n.com and donate.

  • iPod Tips

    I've learned a lot in this jailbreaking post. Thanks a lot for the valuable information.

  • itouchnewbie

    I got a brand new iPod touch 8gb 3.1.2 and I tried running black-rain 5 times so far and no luck. Most of the time died with a dead black screen (power+home did nothing, stuck at waiting for iphone). Model is A1288. How do I jailbreak my itouch? many thanks…

  • A. Watkins

    If your using windows vista…DO NOT USE COMPATIBILITY MODE. It will NOT work. Keep it running in vista but as an admin, and it will run after that.

  • pudihouse

    how do you know if it's mb or mc?

  • CK

    ok…
    Last 2 day i did my best to follow what other people did…
    First. After long 48hours of restore and Blackra1n and restore and Blackra1n….
    I found out it doesn't work at all.
    Yes they do work for some of you who was lucky to get model start MB.
    I jut found out i got the MC one….what a crap…

    Anyway I did use my friend's iPod Touch with MB model.
    It did work.
    and that was first try…..
    man.

    i think we just need to wait update version from GeoHot.
    Still it's cool to have guys like this….

    Much mahalo from Hawaii.

  • Name

    how do you find out if your ipod 2g is a mb or a mc?

  • Chilos

    IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS CHECK THIS IT WORKS FOR ME:
    1- copy Blackra1n to c:. no conpability mode.-
    2- kill itunes helper
    3- turn off your Iphone /iPod
    4- open Blackra1n as administrator (vista y windows 7) and click Make it rain.
    5- push home button y and power same time until apple logo appear.- then release power button.
    6- keep push home button until george face appear

    • luke

      thank u so so so so so so much it has worked for me

    • AC

      thank you

  • Adam

    My model is a mc does that mean there is no way it will work at all??!!!

  • pushkin

    WOW after soo many hours of trying to jailbrak an ipod touch 1g, i finally got it!! DO NOT RUN COMPATIBILITY MODE ON VISTA, IT WILL SCREW UP THE JAILBREAK 100% BELIEVE ME I HAVE HAD THE EXPERIENCE. ALSO MAKE SURE U KILL ITUNES HELPER AND U ARE GOOD TO GO. GERORGE IS THE MAN!

  • Vishal

    Ok, plug your ipod back up, and try to “restore” from itunes. It should automatically download 3.1.2 not even 3.1.1, because .2 is the newest one. and, if the restore gets stuck on “verifying restore with apple” try disconnecting the ipod and connecting into a different usb port. it should go back to normal.

  • MattB

    to find out your model go to settings – general – about. you probably have MC cuz i do and thats what happens to me

  • drumstyx

    You can also try going into DFU mode from there, hold both buttons for ten seconds, then just let go of power, keep holding home for ~20 seconds, itunes will now detect it in “recovery mode” even though it's DFU, and it won't show the serial number

  • mrdave

    yeah I have the MC model and I've tried and tried, it just won't wont turn on once it reboots.

  • zexco

    Well…. it fucked up and every time I would reboot it would be stuck at the recovery mode screen… so I had to restore…. hopefully i have a backup >.<

    i noticed i have a MB, so that's decent..

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  • what the

    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp
    Have tried all above and more including putting phone in plane mode. I have 2 3g iphones with same firmware. One worked the other I am going on 6 hours with no luck. I have tried 4 laptops and 2 desktops with no luck. I get stuck on running and the itunes-usb logo.

  • ok well my problem is that i dont get any service on my iphone 3g when i put in my tmobile sim card like what should i go ….some one help me please i love my iphone i need it i have to use a darn g1 to make phone calls in the mean while which is not as cool as my iphone…. [email protected]

  • jonbob

    it is stuck on a black screen what do i do

  • CT63366

    I TRIED ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS, ALL USER COMMENTS, 2 DIFFERENT PC’S WITH DIFFERENT OPERATING SYSTEMS AND STILL NOTHING BUT STUCK RECOVERIES.. 3G, 3.1.2.. MY MODEM FIRMWARE IS 05.11.07 DONT KNOW IF THATS A KNOWN ISSUE..THIS WAS JAILBROKEN ON 3.0 UNTIL THE ITUNES UPGRADE TO 3.1.2, MAYBE THAT HOSED SOMETHING UP ON THE PHONE..

  • Name

    lame. did this update and it added blackrain, when i installed cydia my ipod touch 3g 64gb crashed. had to restore. if you sync your music automatically like me, you lose all your music and have to add manually.

    garbage.

  • Name

    i cannot restore my iPod touch 3g 8gb and can't boot up ….itunes said the firmware not compatible..i'm using iPod3,1_3.1.1_7C145_Restore.ipsw firmware…help needed….

  • Name

    DONT DO THIS YOU WILL FUCK YOUR IPOD UP

    • You can wipe the iPod after jailbreaking by running BlackRa1n in XP compatibility mode with ituneshelper running…..and it will wipe the iPod and get stuck in recovery. At that point, just connect it to iTunes and do a restore.

      We can this apparent error by BlackRa1n to wipe the iPod for a reload…..iTunes won’t have a clue.

      Having said that…..I bought an Android phone. I got tired of having Apple dictate to me what is possible with my device. But I still like my iPod Touch. I just won’t be buying an iPhone. It would be a step backward from Android.

  • akius

    Hey Guys
    it worked, I have the latest ipod 32 GB 3.1.2 and it was so simple, ps don't use compatibility mode. Anyways this is only one of the two steps I rem. cauz I jailbroke my previous iphone, the next step is through WIN SCP of something to open up the permission levels and stuff does somebody know where to go for that?

  • Furypaw

    This doesn't “F**k your iPod up”. If you read the instructions it simply states it does not work on all iPods/iPhones. I know it's annoying (3 times myself from other tuts) but you can just restore via iTunes anyhow.

  • Furypaw

    That's because 8GB is still 2G.

  • eddy

    well i have a 8gig ipod touch and was told to upgrade to 3.1.2 to make blackrain work but it dosent work with ipod touch 8gig with model number begining with mc now i am stuck with it with no jail break i am fed up

  • eddy

    i no the feeling mate all you can do is a restore

  • eddy

    no mate sorry to say

  • eddy

    click on settings then on general then about then scroll down to model

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  • Sal

    i have this exact issue as hannah. Is there any way to turn off your ipod and turn back on without being in restore mode???

  • Name

    Is there any way you can Jailbreak an ipod touch
    3.2.1 – 8Gb – MC model???????

  • CK

    wow…
    So much people seem mad as hell.

    1.it does work.After 48 hours of painful try with mine…my friend did his 3g8gb in one try…
    2.Before you start doing anything…check your model number.
    if yours start with MB like mine…don't even try. no way in hell this thing will work.
    3.Compatibility issue is not good idea. just try if your model start with MC
    4.man…stop saying this thing sux or something…my friend stuff works fine and it was easy.
    GeoHot and other people must orking on it.
    just wait few more days…i am sure they know and they will make better stuff for all of us.

    I read some of your post…and wondering……did you guys even check the model number?

  • eddy

    i thought mc didnt work and mb worked

  • eddy

    no mate sorry

  • CK

    ah….need more redbull….
    Sorry about that.

    MC is mine…
    mB is my friend's…

  • eddy

    lol no prob mate

  • demacke

    Hey geohot, my model number is eligible for the jailbreaking and everything -but I'm still having issues. I'm currently running windows vista ultimate, I did a fresh restart, fresh download, without letting itunes open once (itouch was connected whole time). I opened blackra1n as administrator and not as admin. both worked fine, except after it's finished being jailbreaked. I have to force the reboot, and no app icon is portrayed. I tried running it again, as you suggested -but it didn't work. Just got another confirmation of the jailbreak. then I tried running blackra1n being treated as Windows XP service pack etc etc. but jailbreak doesn't work at all through that process.

    so it's working, but no icon is shows up

  • CK

    Sorry.Not GeoHot.
    But…
    My friends 3g8bg case.
    1.Turn off WiFi
    2.Turn your iTune Helper.
    3.incase language setting is other then english…make sure it sets on english.
    4.Soon as you see Geohot face…didconnect your usb cable.
    5.For us…it took around 4 min to reboot byitself.

    So….

    Good luck

  • CK

    I mean…turn itunehelper off

  • aiko

    do you think they are working on a jailbreak for MC???

  • CK

    i think so…
    ..
    ..
    ..

    Hope so…

  • demacke

    In all the times of running the application, I've never seen his face O_O

  • Wetjet

    You're telling me that every time I reboot my ipod touch 3g 32gb, I have to rejailbreak?! What a load of crap! No thank you Georgy boy, I think I'll go back to 3.0 before I do that.

  • Nicholas

    I upgraded my iPOd to 3.1.2 via iTunes then i downloaded Blackra1n then i use it but then my iPod turned off and wont turn back on. What should i do?? btw my model number starts with A1!

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  • Name

    Well that sucks. It only works on MB models -_-

  • mrdave

    Has anyone yet got it to work on a MC Model. As much as I have tried sure like to see how it is. I just got my itouch a few days ago, and was looking forwarded to hacking it.

  • mrdave

    Hold the power and home buttons down for about 10 seconds and if that don't work connect to itunes and restore your ipod and start all over again

  • Raunacq

    even mine worked after holding the MAKE IT RAIN button for 10 seconds..I see the image of GEOHOT…but the phone is not jailbreaked…again i see the NO SIM CARD intalled message…the un-jailbreaked version still persists…
    please help …
    iused ipsw: iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw

    please let me know….if i m doing it correct…i am geting geohot image..phone is restarting but i have not jailbroken it yet…
    PLZ HELP

  • Yatin

    Hei guys.. Please help me out here..I installed blackra1n,cydia and winterboard on my ipod touch 2g f/w 3.1.2..after I shut down and restart I get the annoying iTunes and USB sign.. what am I doing wrong?PLEASE HELP :(

  • Did you check this troubleshooting guide? https://www.ithinkdiff.com/fixing-issues-with-ip

  • Yatin

    Yes .. I did. I still can't seem to bypass the iTunes sign.. dammit ;(

  • raun

    Whts an MC / MC..
    please ellaborate.
    I am having a hard time…..try ing to jailbreak…dont understand why…i can view any applications even after blackrain.
    I can see the itunes with usb cable…slide to unlock screen…please help…

  • ModeratorOfHere

    That is not enough, why it won't work on MC models?? I mean he cannot just say that from up his sleeve, what is the reason it won't work??? What's the difference between an MC model from an MB?

  • akius

    that's true every time you restart your jailbreak goes away its a huge load of crap

  • qwertywelch

    A1 isn't the model number they are talking about. Mine starts with A1 (on the back) as well, but the model people are talking about is the model number seen in Settings>General>About. Yours most likely is an MC. Restore using iTunes.

  • jesse

    Does anyone know when it will work for MC models?

  • I made a batch program that helps people with an iPhone 3G on windows xp, vista or 7, just copy and past the following code into notepad and save it as helper.bat

    @echo off
    color 1a

    :step1
    cls
    set /P c=Is your iPhone upgraded to 3.1.2? [Y/N]
    if /I “%c%” EQU “Y” goto :step2
    if /I “%c%” EQU “N” goto :upgraded-needed
    goto :step1
    cls

    :step2
    cls
    set /P c=Is your iPhone off and connected via USB? [Y/N]
    if /I “%c%” EQU “Y” goto :step3
    if /I “%c%” EQU “N” goto :turnitoff
    goto :step2
    cls

    :step3
    cls
    taskkill /f /im “iTunes.exe”
    taskkill /f /im “iTunesHelper.exe”
    if exist c:blackra1n.exe goto :step4
    goto :goanddownloadit

    :step4
    start /high c:blackra1n.exe
    cls
    echo 1) Click “make it rain”
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo 2) Hold down home and power button, as soon as you see the apple
    echo logo release the power button, continue to hold the home button.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo 3) Release home button when you see geohots picture on your iPhone.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo When you’ve done 1 through 4 then your done. :)
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    pause
    goto :end

    :upgraded-needed
    cls
    echo Please upgrade your iPhone to 3.1.2 through iTunes then run this program again.
    pause
    goto :end

    :turnitoff
    cls
    echo Please turnoff your iPhone now and connect it via USB.
    pause
    goto :step2

    :goanddownloadit
    cls
    echo Please Visit https://blackra1n.com save blackra1n.exe to c: Drive.
    echo This program looks for c:blackra1n.exe so please make sure it’s there.
    echo Once that’s done,
    pause
    goto :step3

    :end
    cls
    color
    exit

  • Jordan

    Why does my ipod touch 1st gen running on 3.1.2 not turn on. i have it jaikbroken but it will got to the apple screen and then turn off any ideas

  • Benji

    100% SUCCESSFUL — FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

    IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS CHECK THIS IT WORKS FOR ME:
    1- copy Blackra1n to c:. no conpability mode.-
    2- kill itunes helper
    3- turn off your Iphone /iPod
    4- open Blackra1n as administrator (vista y windows 7) and click Make it rain.
    5- push home button y and power same time until apple logo appear.- then release power button.
    6- keep push home button until george face appear

    I tried a million times before this

    This process worked perfectly the first time….

  • Raunacq

    George's face never shows up…when I keep the button pressed…i had it pressed for 30 secs.
    also, the pc makes noises as if the usb has been removed.

    This doesnt work dude…anyother tricks…
    i m still reaching the 2 millionth time i have tried something…
    the next step would be throwing my phone out of the window…

  • iphonebaby

    hey BENJI your way work for both MB and MC?

  • jazerjay

    yes, Benji, I too would like to know if yours is an MC or MC.
    When can we expect an explanation or update for the MC?

  • J

    This is just a thought but could the bluetooth addition have anything to do with it?

  • Ray

    Iphone 3g 8 gb mb Model tried everything does not work George make junk will wait for rock your phone 3.2.1

  • Ray

    anyone know when the new redsnow will be out because blackra1n does not work on my iphone 3g 3.21 model mb 8 gb Does anyone know why ?

  • RANDYW

    I have tried everything(fresh restore, ending processes, holding power and home…etc) posted in every thread and was very doubtful of blackra1n working for me. I got blackra1n to work for me by putting phone into DFU mode myself instead of letting blackra1n do it…hope this helps someone.

  • CTaylor

    I’ve been trying this since Monday the 12th and couldn’t get it to jailbreak. And I found these instructions from “PuG” on another site AND IT WORKED.. FINALLY ! ! !

    “Been messing about with my 3G 8gb for about half an hour trying to jailbreak it lol.. followed everyones suggestions and nothing worked… THEN i cracked it… Do all the update stuff first then unplug your iphone and reboot it. compatibility mode your blackra1n, RUN blackra1n and click “make it rain”… THEN and only then plug your iphone back into the computer… was over and done in 30 seconds, popped up wit the message telling me my iphone would be jailbroken once it had reboot and the image of the curly haired lad with the wave of iphones popped onto the screen… it rebooted and now its done. Cheers..” In addition I stopped all Antivirus services..

    • Joe

      This is the only thing that worked! Great crack! You are a lifesaver.

      I have a Touch model MB with 3.1.2. When I ran blackra1n the screen would go back and I never got the guy’s boot logo.

      If you are getting the black screen instead of the boot logo with the picture of the guy, follow CTalor’s instructions.

      1. Leave your Ipod Touch unplugged.
      2. Run blackra1n and click on “make it rain”
      3. THEN and ONLY Then, Plug your Ipod Touch in.

  • jazerjay

    still no real answers here, I just want to know IF it will be available for the MC any time soon.

  • alaq

    hopefully we'd be able to get a JB for the MC model soon. I'd been trying for many days and reinstalling the firmware over and over again till I found out that it doesn't work on MC. If anyone has any further information or links, let us know.

  • austin

    i have a mc and i have been doing this for about 4 days now
    but i just found out that it wont work
    so can i like jailbreak my ipod!?!?

  • jacob123456789

    The face appear on my iPod display, then iPod close, but then i cant open iPod and iTunes Run and tell me i have to recovery , what's wrong?

  • jazerjay

    just give up until another jailbreak comes out. If you have an 8gig, 3rd gen with the model number starting with MC, then you are screwed.

  • blake

    so any news on MC.? ive been trying to JB my itouch for the last 2 days no wonder its not working

  • MODERATOROFHEREHERE

    MC IS A NEWER MODEL YOU DUMBASS. YOU ARE SAYING LIKE HE MUST HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY WITH YOU OR SOME SHIT!!!C'MON MAN, WAKE UP!

  • km

    I have a 8GB 2nd gen Ipod touch, which is an MB so should work. But it doesn't.

    purplera1n on Windows XP quickly terminates abnormally (Event BEX).
    purplera1n on OSX sits “waiting” forever.
    In either case I get the recovery graphic on the ipod, with itunes popping up wanting to reload it.

    Any suggestions?
    I would try pwnage 3.1.4, but the dev-team page says it only works on 2nd gen that have already been jailbroken.

  • ricky

    i just got an itouch 32gb with 3.1.1 so i upgraded to 3.1.2 and then did the whole blackra1n jail break but now when i open my apps they dont work. they will open and then close quickly. can some one help

  • dennis

    i was getting the jailbreak and turned my ipod off so it says i need to connect it to itunes
    i connected it to itunes but it said its in recovery mode and i nneed to restore it
    i tryed to restore it but there was an eror
    HELP!!!!!

  • Zach

    You can's shut down your ipod completely that's why it says it is tethered jailbreak and you can't shut it off!!!

  • AarDVark

    I have an ipod touch 1G, were always using QuickPWN on Windows or PWnageTool on a mac and never had a problem, i even used RedSn0w after the QuickPWN project was down. Now i am trying Blackra1n, The iPod rebooted after the jailbreak, but when i installed Winterboard form Cydia ( and Mobile Substrate ), Cydia ask to reboot. Well my ipod doesn't boot anymore…I see the Apple logo and after a few seconds and then it turns off. Now mr. Geohotz think he found a “better and faster” way to jailbreak iPod/iPhone, but it's just PURE SHIT! So i suggest to use Redsn0w on Windows, or better PwnageTool on a mac, it's longer indeed plus you need a modified .ispw, but in the end…it WORKS!

  • AarDVark

    Me again, i finally managed to enter DFU mode and, “If your device doesn’t boot again, don’t panic. Just re-run blackra1n while the device is plugged in.” is bullshit, blackra1n managed to “jailbreak” again…but couldn't restart properly. So for those who the ipod doesn't restart anymore, make sure the device is turned off, hold the Home button for 5 sec., then hold the power button while maintaining the Home button until you see the itunes logo with the connector DO NOT RELEASE THE POWER BUTTON AT ANY TIME! i don't know why but …it's not the same DFU mode…Now in itunes you can restore you ipod with an ORIGINAL .ipsw, downloaded or on your computer. Voila, now if you want a jailbroken device, i suggest you download a custom jailbroken .ipsw from the net and restore again from that file in itunes if you on a PC, and to use PwnageTool on a MAC.

  • ThankDavid

    I got it to work with a 2g ipod touch. Just use the batch file that David provided down there.

  • Wolf

    exactly same than me, only with apps from appstore. The cracked games or whatever else, works perfectly for me.

  • Wolf

    But all MC are affected, isn't it? I mean my touch 3G is 32Gb MC model, but same issues for me…

  • jazerjay

    yes, all models that have MC in them.

  • wolfycat

    Finally I managed to get the JB working in my iPod touch 3G, model MC008PY.
    I was using it normally, installing several apps from the Appstore. I then downloaded Blackra1n in Windows Vista. Before plugging the USB cable, I pressed Control+Alt+Supr in order to open the Task Manager. In the tab Processed, I ended the process iTunesHelper.exe. I then plugged the iPod with USB. Then right-clicked blackra1n and “run as Admin” (or something like that, as I use windows in spanish). Confirmed opening the file and clicked “make it ra1n”. The image of blackra1n appeared and rebooted in just 15-20 seconds. Clicked OK in the message blackra1n shows you confirming blackra1n is done and the app was there, in the iPod. Opened it, installed Cydia, then added the source https://apt.macosmovil.com and installed the app “AppSync para OS 3.1 (3.1….)” and then shutted down the iPod. Restarted it, but did again the blackra1n thing just to start it up, because it's tethered. And then at last I could install any cracked App and the ones from the appstore worked fine. AT LAST !!!

    Please note that I never had to restore anything. iPod was already in version 3.1.2.

    Hopefully this will help those who still have problems with this iPod Touch 3G model MCxxxx

    Good luck

  • xbudax

    I have tried many thing here and when the face of that guy is showed of my ipodtouch wont reboot!!!
    what is happening??i have an 2g 3.1.2

  • mrjim1

    I have an MB model and I also can not JB the dang thing. I have read all the blogs and tried it all, many times still nothing. I never get the photo just the itunes screen and then it hangs on the reboot. I even reloaded, then had to restore apps. That took awhile!! Guess I'll just wait til something else comes along. Anyways, thanks for all you guys do that have the time to spend on this. Good luck in finding what the prob is.

  • tazo

    that worked for me perfectly
    try it

    “Been messing about with my 3G 8gb for about half an hour trying to jailbreak it lol.. followed everyones suggestions and nothing worked… THEN i cracked it… Do all the update stuff first then unplug your iphone and reboot it. compatibility mode your blackra1n, RUN blackra1n and click “make it rain”… THEN and only then plug your iphone back into the computer… was over and done in 30 seconds, popped up wit the message telling me my iphone would be jailbroken once it had reboot and the image of the curly haired lad with the wave of iphones popped onto the screen… it rebooted and now its done. Cheers..” In addition I stopped all Antivirus services..

  • SiddharthDuggal

    You jailbreaked ipt3g MC or MG model ?

  • eric

    I had tried to jailbreak my ipod touch 3.1.2 on mac osx men it doesn't work. Can someone help me??
    Thanks a lot

    • Chucky!!!

      Hi Eric im on mac too and mine worked 1st go. Before you try this back up your device in itunes. Ok so when you’ve done that open up balckra1n and unlock your iPod and hit make it ra1n when the screen goes black hold down the power button and home button until it reeboots. This is the way I did it as I did research for a long time how to jailbreak when the jailbreakme.com website went down. I hope that help if not sorry and I hope something works. Chuck ps My friend tried it on 3.0 and his screen went purple. Oh yeh one more thing if this doesnt work try pwnage tool 3.4 it jailbreaks the firmware for you all you have to do is sync it in iTunes. Ok Bye Chuck

  • jazerjay

    obviously you are doing something different, I have the identical ipod mand still cannot get it to work. What is that thing you are installing after the reboot, it looks like it is for a MAC? I know you said you are using VISTA but are you doing something with a MAC?

  • trold1

    It doesn't work because I have Mac os x and each time I download blackra1n for mac I can't open it on my computer, what should I do? My ipod has a 3.2.1 version
    Thank you for your feelback

  • SiddharthDuggal

    Hi jazerjay ,
    Do we need wifi to install Cydia ? Or can we install it using data cable too ?

  • Hello,
    Is the Jailbreak also tethered for the iPod Touch 2G 8GB (My model number starts with MB) or will I be able to reboot as normal?

  • jazerjay

    I cannot get it to restart. I get the kids face and such for about 20 seconds then the screen goes black forever and nothing will come back on until I manually start Ituunes to recover the Ipod. You did say you have a 3rd generation 8 gigabyte Ipod Touch, correct? Starting with the model number MC? I would really like to know how you are getting this to work on this particular model while everyone else can't. Thanks for the feedback.

  • jazerjay

    I wish I knew, I can't get my ipod to that point, won't restart after make it rain. every time I try I have to restore to original settings (takes about 30 minutes!!)

  • trold1

    Hi Chucky,
    Thanks for your answer but my problem is when I download the software for my mac on my computer and I click on open, I have a message that imform me that this program can not be open with my version of mac osx, do you know that?
    Thank you for your help

  • Tj

    INFO: welcome to blackra1n for windows
    INFO: loaded dll at C:Program FilesCommon FilesAppleMobile Device SupportbiniTunesMobileDevice.dll
    INFO: button clicked
    INFO: internal device callback called
    INFO: callbacks registered
    INFO: sent enter recovery command

    i keep getting that far and it just stops.
    I ran as admin, compat mode. its on my desktop. i ran it, clicked the button, it goes into recovery mode and thats it stops there.

    where do i look to see if the model is MB or MC?

  • Name

    my jailbreak finishes without a problem.. but no matter what i do after, whether i install rock/cydia, sync music, or even do nothing, if i turn the ipod off next time i turn it on ill have to recover and do the whole process again.. what is this?
    (3g 32gb)

  • Tj

    model is MB
    i dont know if it is an ipod touch 2g or 3g but its not 1g

    “If it tells you to connect to iTunes, something must have gone wrong and you might have to restart the process”
    -that's exactly the error i keep getting and i've done it 2 or 3 times

  • Name

    after jailbreaking,it says wait for reboot,it never reboots and i cant do anything.

  • wolfycat

    You don't have to restore everything when turning off and on. Only re-running blackra1n it is enough. This is the way it works now for ipod touch 3G 32Gb, like mine.

  • wolfycat

    in you iPod go to Settings –> General –> Information. You'll see there the model.

  • wolfycat

    I think for your iPod is not tethered. But the best way to know if just trying. If recovery appears just re-run blackra1n in order to turn it on.

  • wolfycat

    You DO need Wifi to install Cydia. It is mandatory. Not possible with data cable.

  • wolfycat

    I have iPod touch 3G 32Gb. I think your model is not 3rd generation, because minimum size is 16Gb for 3rd gen. Maybe yours is 2nd or 1st. Make sure which iPod touch you have before everything as the process may be different. Also check your firmware version, as it should be 3.1.2

  • mrdave

    OK has anyone gotten a MC model to work? I have an 8gig MC model just bought like a week a go. Will it work? IF Not, when will another program be out? I'm soooo tired of re-doing my touch every time the thing doesn't reboot.

  • SiddharthDuggal

    Is there any third party software using which I can install cydia through data cable ?

  • jazerjay

    i have the same one, bought it last sunday. it's a no go on black rain working

  • Matuchodeca

    I have problems rebooting or turning of my iTouch 3g. And what's purplerain? Misspelling?

  • Leon

    My model starts with PC…..will it work?

  • bobbbb

    does it work for the 2gen 8 gb 3.1.2 software please answer

  • dannyh

    just downloaded software 3.1.2 for my ipod touch 1st gen. when i go to settings, then general, there isnt anything there about bluetooth. i dont know how to get bluetooth onto my ipod. got any ideas??

  • tj

    1st gens cant get bluetooth

  • blaxx

    what about models starting with PC?

  • Jailbreaker

    I did try on my iphone 3G. Run Blackra1n and click make it rain. As soon as the iphone went black, i hold down the power and home button. But guess what the screen still shows the USB cable and itunes. Which means it is NOT successful!!! Can anybody actually post or suuggest a better video/idea in solving this issue cause i have been trying to jailbreak for few times. And each time i have to restore my iphone. Lucky for me my iphone does not crash.

  • jaymon4

    hey man it all downloads but when i get to installing cydia it downloads one tiny bit then stops i dont no if its just the poor internet connection but its getting frustrating plz help

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  • The puggy

    RC1 would not work on my MC model. Just downloaded RC 2 and it worked first time

    Thanks Geohot!!

  • jazerjay

    do you have a 3rd generation? What Gig?

  • SiddharthDuggal

    RC 2 compatible with ipod touch 3G 8Gb ?

  • mrdave

    Finally got mine (MC version 8gig itouch) to work. I down loaded the RC2 file to my c drive. Took the blackra1n file off compatability mode (under properties) after that I just click the file and then click make it rain. After the itouch rebooted I installed Cydia then turned off the itouch and when it restarted I ran blackra1n one more time until the itouch turned on and then disconnected my itouch and everything works fine. Now I dont have a clue what to do with this cydia program, so gota figure that one out now.

  • CTaylor

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    Tried Blackra1n RC1 never worked no matter how many time I tried.. DOWNLOAD THE NEW UPDATED BLACKRA1N RC2. Worked on the first try..

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  • Blackra1n amazed

    for all that are having troble i tryed blackra1n for wat seemed like maybe 60 times and it never worked…… so i quit trying…… 2 weeks later i watched a video that required you to jail break to do what was said in the video…… so i was like watever… so i went to my computer downloaded blackra1n and presto…. i was so excited bc it was like so symple…… if i wasnt only 14 i would donate around100 bucks to this guy….. thank you very much blackra1n

  • Name

    PROBLEM after blackra1n!!!
    did the break on my ipod touch 3rd gen 32gb and worked.. installed cydia, etc.. but then i powered it down (turned off) to conserve power and once it came back up again i got the “sync with itunes” screen so i had to restore to pre-jailbreak… one one forum someone posted that you can restart it sans-restore by running blackra1n again, but that's not too practical if you don't have a pc close.. anyone else get this? any fixes?

    thanks!

  • slumlord

    RC1 worked first time for me with MC model.
    a week later i did a restore and downloaded RC2.
    Now im reading RC2 doesnt work with MC models. does anyone have RC1!??

  • slumlord

    ok. i found rc1 and it didnt work.
    for me, blackra1n worked with a factory fresh model number MC but if you restore it with itunes, it will not work.

  • edwardkent

    K, I got one of my friends to jail break my iPod, and it was kool but i had nothing on it no music pictures contact it was all gone then when i went to sync it on my computer it couldnt whats going on?

  • Blake

    will there ever be a jailbreak for the MC model

  • anonymous

    if this jailbreak doesnt work for any reason and my itouch crashes, will i be able to restore it with itunes? or will it now respond at all?

  • mrdave

    There is one now read above

    Update 2: blackra1n RC2 has been released which fixes most issues. Read more here <—- above link

  • mrdave

    Use RC2 for MC models. no need to do any tricks, just download the file, connect itouch, and run it. Works on one try.

  • mrdave

    After you power down, you have to run blackra1n one more time on the itouch and after that everything works fine.

  • Name

    shizz… posted same twice… bad, BAD refresh! *hits it with rolled up newspaper*

    sorry about that!

  • Name

    yes, you can always restore with itunes to original firmware (and get your stuff back if you've backed everything up properl beforehand)

  • Name

    my bad! didn’t think it through… it’s a *tethered* jailbreak.. so if you power down or your battery dies on ya you get the “sync with itunes” screen and have to reboot the pod with blackra1n.. cydia and all your other apps will still be there… but all in all, not too practical if you don’t have constant access to a pc.. it’s a cool achievement, but i’ll wait for an untethered break if, that is, someone manages to master the boot of this thing.

    hope this helps someone…. peace…

  • Name

    SOLVED
    my bad! didn’t think it through… it’s a *tethered* jailbreak.. so if you power down or your battery dies on ya you get the “sync with itunes” screen and have to reboot the pod with blackra1n.. cydia and all your other apps will still be there… but all in all, not too practical if you don’t have constant access to a pc.. it’s a cool achievement, but i’ll wait for an untethered break if, that is, someone manages to master the boot of this thing.

    hope this helps someone…. peace…

  • slumlord

    no, mr. dave. it works fine for you. it does not work fine for everyone.

  • mrdave

    Did you try the RC2 version ?

  • geremy

    i have a ibook g4 (mac) and when i download it it says no available application can open it. is there a application i can download to get it running and i also wanted to ask could i use my friends laptop to jailbreak my ipod touch

  • david

    thanks alot your instructions worked for me. I have a 2nd gen itouch 3.1.2 and running vista sp2. whenever i tried to “make it rain” the program would get stuck at “entering recovery.” Finally i came across your reply. i opened up task manager and killed the process ituneshelper, then i went into blackrain properties and took off run in compatibility mode and just clicked on black rain. With 5 seconds blackrain was workthing. Thanks alot for your advice

  • inferno

    i have an ipod touch 2g firmware: 2.2.1, already jailbroken, do i have to restore it before installing 3.1.2?

  • stevo

    hey i have a big problem okay i have ipod touch 2 generation 8gb MB model.i jailbroke it fine but i installed the ROCK and the ICY apps but it didnt install the CYDIA app and also when i opened the ROCK app it wants me to upgrade open ssl and i hit download but it does download HELP!!! if you know anytthing about this emai me at [email protected] PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!

  • lost

    same problem here w/ my touch 3.1.2!! no fix solutions yet :(

  • stevo

    hey i have a big problem okay i have ipod touch 2 generation 8gb MB model.i jailbroke it fine but i installed the ROCK and the ICY apps but it didnt install the CYDIA app and also when i opened the ROCK app it wants me to upgrade open ssl and i hit download but it does download HELP!!! if you know anytthing about this emai me at [email protected] PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!

  • lost

    same problem here w/ my touch 3.1.2!! no fix solutions yet :(

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  • Me asking

    is it still a 'tethered' jailbreak??

  • Yes, for some iPod models.

  • sid

    after i jailbroke the itouch 3.1.2 everytime i turn off the itouch and turn it back on it goes back into recovery mode what do i do??

  • That means it's a tethered jailbreak. You'll have to connect it to your PC and run blackra1n again to make it work after restart, else it'll go into recovery mode.

  • josh

    hii ipod touch 16 gig think its second gen not really sure i done this jailbreak it does everything appart from wen it says wait 2 reboot it just goes 2 a black screen and nothing comes up ? help please
    email : [email protected] ohh i have tried pressing the power button and hom and done all that nothing seems 2 work :s

  • Asaad

    Hi i have upgraded my 3g iphone 8g to the 3.1.2 and was easy, but the problem i’m facing now is that when i restored my iphone applications from itune, they open and close directly i cannot use the, so i tried something and it worked, I re downloaded some applications from itune again and sync those newly downloaded apps works fine, any application already on the itune will not work any help as i have 190 apps and some are more than 100mb i cannot download them all :)

  • joshBRUTAL

    hey i jailbroke my ipod with blackra1n and i did cydia but when i got this theme called blackra1n and it said rebot ipod and i did and now it wont turn what do i do?

  • Tyler

    i have the ipod touch 2g and ive used blackra1n four times and every time it starts back up after reboot no app called blackra1n is added…plus i dont know where to see if im MB or MC

  • JohNathan

    I have VISTA and tried for the last 3 hrs to do this, with no success. Finally, I ran it without the XP compatibility, and it worked like a charm! (also not as administrator)

  • cindy0575

    Help!!! I installed Blackra!n and now my iPhone wont turn on!! I tried EVERYTHING!! plugging it into my mac, rebooting, turning power switch and home button, and still NOTHING!! Its been 2 hours now! :(

  • florida police

    yeah same i have a jailbroken ipod touch 2g with 2.2.1. firmware. i want to get 3.1.2 but without deleting anything on my ipod…. is there way to do this?????

  • Antonio

    Will this work on mac G4?

  • The latest version of blackra1n should.

  • AGP2002

    Got there in the end. As previously stated, kill all ipod processes in task manager and don't bother with the xp compability switch and make it rain. I'm running vista.

  • Bill

    Where does it say mc or mb on the ipod

  • Go to Settings> General > About and scroll down to see Model number

  • nikita123

    i have itouch 3g 3.1.2 MC and how i can jailbreak it or i won't do this

  • george

    is there any way to change mc to mb????

  • No

  • julianp44

    ummm i have a model # that starts with an MC but it works. and is there a way to untether the jailbreak?

  • matt3kids

    Is there a jailbreak for my iTouch that starts with MC?

  • george

    will a version of blackra1n in the future could jailbreak mc models?

  • newbie7

    I have a itouch 3g with mc version. I've downloaded the latest itune n run blackra1n RC3. All works well, i installed Cydia but d itouch now in tethered mode. How to fix this ?

  • Andy

    do i need to download anything in Cydia? becoz i cant not put any apps that i download from appulo…still having error when installing them through itune

  • Sorry, no piracy discussion here. No one will help you with it.

  • ziki

    hmm my model starts with MA .. does it work for tht ? also after using blackra1n .. can i download apps other than cydia's or just cydia apps ? thx in advance

  • NAyma

    when you say download 3.1.2 what do i havee to downloaad
    itunes?

  • David Williams

    My ipod touch 3G 3.1.2 model number begins with “MC” so this wont work. i have tried other things and i was wondering if anyone knows what i can do to jailbreak this software???

  • There's nothing that you can do currently, else I would have posted a solution.

  • Justin

    Hey. When I Jailbreak The ipod touch 2nd gen and has blackrain already in the ipod… and turn the power off and then on… it requests me to plug in itunes

  • That shouldn't be happening on a 2nd gen iPod Touch. Try rejailbreaking or read our troubleshooting guide for help.

  • itz_eric_bizitch

    my ipod 2nd gen with 3.1.2 update is in “entering recovery” is that what its suposed to do as soon as i click make it rain

  • itz_eric_bizitch

    my ipod 2nd gen with 3.1.2 update is in “entering recovery” is that what its suposed to do as soon as i click make it rain

  • jamap

    my 8GB iPod Touch starts with MC and I jailbroke it a month ago without any issues. I wasn't even aware that it shouldn't work on this model. So, the MC might not be the problem. Actually my iPod full Model name is “MC086C”, version “3.1.2 (7D11).

  • James

    so i had 3.1.1 jailbroken with blackra1n then updated my ipod touch (2G 16GB) to 3.1.2 and jailbroke that and blackra1n installed aswell as with cydia but programs off cydia wood not come up on my springboard, i then proceeded to delete blackra1n and cydia and try again reloading blackra1n but now it will not show up on my ipod, what do i do? will i have to downgrade to 3.0 or 3.1.1?

  • James

    so i had 3.1.1 jailbroken with blackra1n then updated my ipod touch (2G 16GB) to 3.1.2 and jailbroke that and blackra1n installed aswell as with cydia but programs off cydia wood not come up on my springboard, i then proceeded to delete blackra1n and cydia and try again reloading blackra1n but now it will not show up on my ipod, what do i do? will i have to downgrade to 3.0 or 3.1.1?

  • neo11141966

    i have an itouch 1st gen 8 gig 3.1.2 update jailbroke with blackrain had power off prob so erased all settings and content within settings on itouch also had cydia installed now pc and itunes wont discover dfu does good but when preparing ipod and ipod restarts windows again loses itouch so no restore what did i do to my itouch that it is useless?

  • ely

    yes then you should see a pic like the home page on you ipod now for everyone out there i have an ipod 8gb 2g mc and it worked but it took about a thousand times but its was good it booted and everything fine but when i made it restart i could not get it to boot and had to do a compleat restore can anyone tell me something else i could use
    yes i have 3.1.2

  • ihateapple

    I jailbroke my ipod touch 2g with blackra1n. I cant get my device to boot up again (its stuck in recovery mode). I tried plugging it back in and running blackra1n again and it still wont boot up. It just gets stuck on george's pic. im using RC3. Any help would be appreciated

  • ihateapple

    I jailbroke my ipod touch 2g with blackra1n. I cant get my device to boot up again (its stuck in recovery mode). I tried plugging it back in and running blackra1n again and it still wont boot up. It just gets stuck on george's pic. im using RC3. Any help would be appreciated

  • heart_brocken

    i have a Mac (apple computer) , will it still work? people say that it’ll work better with windows , but idontknow which on to use.. help please???

  • Alex

    Hey I downloaded blackra1n and tried to get Cydia off of it and it earased email and some other things how do I get cydia reply plzzz It won’t work

  • Alex

    Hey I downloaded blackra1n and tried to get Cydia off of it and it earased email and some other things how do I get cydia reply plzzz It won’t work

  • ely

    my ipt 2g 8gb 3.1.2 mc it is jail broken i had to stop itunes helper ipod service and bonjure also had to keep ituens open now i am scared to reset because i dont now if i wll have to use black rain again can someone tell me also if it is not working for you just keep trying it definetly will i know it is frustrating just do as much reserch as posible you will get it so if you have a 8gb 2g mc model it will work i just dont know if it is tetherd or not thank you gohot i will donate!!!!!! keep them coming

  • ely

    my ipt 2g 8gb 3.1.2 mc it is jail broken i had to stop itunes helper ipod service and bonjure also had to keep ituens open now i am scared to reset because i dont now if i wll have to use black rain again can someone tell me also if it is not working for you just keep trying it definetly will i know it is frustrating just do as much reserch as posible you will get it so if you have a 8gb 2g mc model it will work i just dont know if it is tetherd or not thank you gohot i will donate!!!!!! keep them coming

  • Max

    Thx man after i closed all processes running on my computer with the programm End it All its finally working

    Greets
    Max

  • Asgrad

    so, if i have an iTouch 3rd gen blackra1n woun’t work?

  • Vance kang

    Everytime i click make it ra1n it tells me my ipod is jailbroken but it alwasy hangs when it restarts with a black screen

  • Stacy

    Ok, this is so frustrating! I don’t get it! I downloaded it again, got Cydia. Went to install winterboard and then it said it had to reboot (the ipod). I hit reboot and then it said I need to plug into itunes. Itunes wouldn’t do anything until I hit “restore” which then erased blackra1n and all my other applicatio…ns that were already on there and now I have to restore those from my backup. So it’s a vicious cycle. Is there a solution??

  • NAIVED

    i used blackra1n just like u told me to word for word. but every time i jailbreak the ipod turns off and it says to wait for reboot. and when it dosent reebot itunes tells me that the ipod is in restore mode. what do i do. help me please.
    email at :[email protected]

  • Dakota

    need fast help ipod touch has been jailbroken for a month. nothing went wrong untill i installed catagories. it froze and now when i start it up the apple icon just sits there. please help me with what to do to fix this. thanks in advance

  • Thomas

    WOo!! Really weird, I did all the steps and everything, but I can turn off and turn on without plugging it in and starting blackra1n!! The only real thing I can think of is when I plugged it into my car charger, maybe it tricked it into thinking I already restarted or something. FREAKING AWESOME THOUGH!!, love the themes on Cydia! Thx Jailbreaker man.

  • Jeremy

    Hey I was wondering if you can do the jailbreak without restoring? I f someone has tried it like this can you confirm if it worked or not?

  • Yami55

    Hi, I was wondering if the Jailbreaking process for iPod 3G (64GB) models that starts with MC will never work, or will you fix it soon?

  • anonymous

    Please help!! Everytime i jailbreak my ipod touch 3g, once I install cydia when my ipod reboots it goes into recovery mode and I have to restore it. Does anyone know why and how to fix this???

    • You don’t need to restore it! When you restart it, just connect it to your computer and run blackra1n again.

  • W2002

    Is there anyway that this jailbreak will be lasting using blackra1n RC3? I have an 8 gig iPod Touch with OS 3.1.2. I’ve been able to load Cydia properly, but my issue is everytime I turn off then turn on the touch, it shows the screen requesting the touch be connected to iTunes. I run blackra1n everytime this screen comes up, and then blackra1n reboots the touch, and I am able to use it normally.

    Is there anyway I can avoid this issue of having to run blackra1n everytime I turn on the touch? Because if a computer with blackra1n isn’t near and I were to turn it on, I can’t use it.

  • Troy

    i got a 8g it starts with mc am i able to use this ??

  • Christopher Barnhart

    My problem is when i go to download blackra1n, i hit run both times then a dialogue box pops up saying “the procedure entry point sqlite3_prepare_v2 could not be located in the dynamic link library SQLite2.dll.” and nothing else happens.Also no matter how many times i hit ok on the dialogue box, it won’t go away. HELP me plz i don’t know why this is happening

  • Hunter

    The comment was specific to ITouch 3g, 8gb models that start with “mc”. Does that target only 8gb? or is that 8, 32, and 64?

    Also will there be an update in the future to fix it to work for these models?

  • Anonymous

    Im having the exact smae problems as W2002. Every time i turn off my ipod touch with 3.2.1 firmware it requests that it be connected to itunes. What’s the deal with that? I had to recover from that 4 times already and its a pain in the ass to put all the music and vid’s back on it. Just wondering could there be something that I’m doing wrong or is there a fix that could be made for it?

  • Jonathan

    cydia keeps telling me that there’s a domain error how do i fix this?

  • Laura

    Damn mine starts wit mc . Ne idea ow to restore it???? Xx tank u!

  • NAV

    Ran blackra1n on ipt 3g 8g and apart from havin to use blackra1n everytime i plug it in everything seems fine. small price topay for a working JB

  • doodle

    Any help appreciated, ( am an old fart trying to sort this for my son ) I have an 8Gb Ipod Version 3.1.2 (7D11) Model MC086BT, have managed to run Blackra1n and Cydia but when I try to sync applications (games) from iTunes I get the following message ‘ The application “x” was not installed on the iPod “y” because an unknown error occurred (0xE8008001)………

    Just wandered if there was something that I was missing or have misunderstood.

    Many Thanks

    Doodle

  • Andy

    I have huge problem.
    Once I turn on itouch 3g 32g 3.1.2, it shows the itunes plug-in.
    When I restore it, it stops half-way, lags, and then returns to the “plug into itunes” sign. (the itunes on my CPU gets screwed)
    When I run blackra1n, my itouch shows the pic of george but then nuthin happens.
    PLEASE HELP AT [email protected]

  • Hi i was jailbreaking my Ipod touch and it was rebooting for 3hrs i read some comments and it said to restart the blackra1n thing, now my Ipod won’t open!! Please help me

    Felicia

    • Hold the power and home button until it starts up. Or connect to iTunes and restore it if it works.

      • Andrew

        yeah same thing keeps happening to me and the whole run again thing i dont get a chance to

  • brandon bulaclac

    i ran this thing and it says done wait for reboot and my screen is pitch black and i did everything i watched the video followed this and i get the same result the black screen what do i do?

  • adam

    need help i have the ipod touch but it started with mc and i bot it no and it wont turn on email me on [email protected]

  • CainFool

    Will it be impossible to ever Jailbreak MC?

  • skhan27

    Cain, you can now jailbreak MC models with RC3 of blackra1n. go to blackra1n.com and download for pc/mac.
    It will be a tethered jailbreak, so that when it turns off, you will have to run blackra1n everytime u need to turn it back on.
    Really not much of a hassle, email [email protected] if you have any questions.

  • boby

    how do i tell if its mc or not mine starts with A

  • bobby

    how do i tell model num i looked on bck mine starts with an a i have a 32 gb 3rd gen if it helps email [email protected]

  • martyblack


    Imran Hussain:

    You don’t need to restore it! When you restart it, just connect it to your computer and run blackra1n again.

    It’s anoying…i have to do that everytime i turn off my Ipod…. any solutions? Thanks!

  • Ching

    hi, uhm when I come to the booting process it doesn’t do anything so then I do both of your opinions the press the Hold the power and home button until it starts up. Or connect to iTunes and restore it if it works. But then it ends up showing a usb cord pointing to iTunes on my ipod touch. WHAT DO I DO?

  • Soff49

    Hi ! I have a problem, I download the blackra1n, and i do all you say, but when i click on “make it ra1n”” it’s show : ” waiting for device”, I tried many times and its always the same thing… but my ipod touch is plugged to my computer… Can you help me ??

  • AW!!!!!HOW DO I TURN IT OFF WITHOUT HOKING IT BACK TO THE COMPUTER!?!? email me at [email protected]

  • aljkdup

    OK, I have the ipt, 8gb, 3.1.2v.
    I followed all directions to a T. I have the blackra1n icon but no app’s? I have tried 10 times to apply BR but I get no app’s. I keep getting internet connection error, but I don’t have a problem with my connection.
    Did a restore on my ipt, applied BR again and same error msg? Any ideas?

  • BElal Kaddoura

    I jail broke my ipod touch 8gb 3rd gen and everything works fine but then wen i downloaded winterboard it said reboot and i did then i had to restore my ipod and re jailbreak it and then i downloaded it again and i didnt reboot my ipod when it asked me to i can download apps and themes but i cant apply themes any solutions?

  • Ari Mileikowsky

    I jailbroke my ipod touch 3g 3.1.2 and i was able to install app sync for 3.1 installous, security… everything else…

    For some reason when i install winterboard or anything theme. It says it needs to restart and when it does it turns on with the ipod sign needing to be restored. Can anyone help or can i just not put themes on?

    • Ari Mileikowsky

      Ok never mind….. All u have to do it when it has the ipod restore sign again… Jailbreak it again… It works For all ipod touch 3g 3.1.2

  • Mink

    Hey, i have an iPod touch 32 gb with a modells that starts with mc, am i Able to jailbreak it? And its it thetred and i jailbreak it and if a unthetred versin comes out can i Than make it unthethred?

  • Gabby Sparks

    I’ve tried all of these steps about ten times and by this point, I’m frustrated. It keeps saying to connect it to iTunes, therefore making me restore it every time. I’m getting upset and wondering if this is even worth it. How do I manage this problem?

  • KaNe

    i have a ipod touch 3G 32g when i use blackra1n it get stuck at the point where it says “done wait for reboot” i tried restartin it but it comes up with the recovery screen

  • Zink

    Please master imran Hussein, answer minks question bcus i too have that question

  • Corey Mc

    I’m having trouble I went to jailbreak it and i followed all the steps (i have a 8gb ipod touch original(\) and i installed it, it had restarted so i tried to turn the ipod on but not it is stuck at the “usb –> itunes” sign and i can’t go anywhere..
    Any solutions to getting it fixed? *also now my computer won’t recognize it either*

  • I have an ipod touch dont know if 2g or 3g that’s one of my doubt but it’s 8gb could you please tell me how to identify whether which one it my be?? It begings with the model MC and i want to jailbreak it but whenever i try it it keeps sowing me the itune connection usb—> itunes im desperated please help me to jailbreak it!!!!

    • sik boy

      yeah same ere except mine just boots and stays on the apple logo, i can hold home+power button and it resets but gets stuck at the same damn spot…. how do i fix this and i have also tryed on boot, launching blackra1n which does nuthin :( heeeallp

  • Stephen

    Guys, it clearly states on this site that for the IPod Touch, it’s a tethered jailbreak only. Meaning, the device is jailbroken, but if you turn off the IPod, then you will need to rerun blackra1n again to get into the IPod menu. From all that i have read, there are no hot fixes for this at the moment until they come up with a better solution.

  • Daniel

    what happens if blackrain wont even run. after i start it it keeps saying that an error occurred and it must close. really frustrating cause my ipod turned off and now i cant reboot. and doesnt restoring it erase everything on the ipod?

  • shorty

    why do i have to connect my jailbroke ipod touch to blackra1n if i shut it off?

  • Miguel Das

    Is there any solution that when you turn off the ipod and you turn it back on you need to plug in … any solution for it ? is very annoying ….

  • MikeInDaegu

    If you have a 64GB Touch (3G) with a serial starting with MC – DO NOT use the blackra1n jailbreak. I repeat, DO NOT try to jailbreak it. I tried on my 64GB touch and bricked the device. It went to some “firmware restore” mode, then turned off for good.

    Took it back to the Apple Store and they even replaced it because they could not get response out of it. I believe comment #19 here had the same problem.

  • Michael

    I have the exact same problem as BElal Kaddoura #29, Id love an answer to the question…

  • smith2517

    i jailbroke it using this but everytime i turn it off ,
    i have to re- jailbreak it , help please???

  • jimmy

    jailbreak worked quick and on first shot with 8gb 2G iphone but iphone gets stuck on edit home screen–can’t dismiss message
    anyone else have this happen?
    how can i fix it?

  • Hk

    Well my ipt 3g 32 gb had some very weird problems, whenever i clicked make it ra1n, the ipod goes into recovery mode, george picture never comes up and only the connect to itunes pic was there. The program shows a ‘clicked’ make it ra1n which says going into recovery. Waited for about 1 hrs + and nothing happened. Is there anything im doing wrong?

  • KeNePo

    I have an iPod 3rd gen that starts with Model MC. I’ve tried every single trick that i’ve seen in youtube and in every forum including the power button and home one, running it as an administator from c: local drive, and deleting the tasks and none of them have worked. However once playing with the iPod’s setting and the blackrain properties I managed to get GeoHot’s face on my iPod wich is an MC model and i had restored it just before that happened during the jailbreak but it got stuck on that part and never rebooted. i didn’t knew that restoring it might make the Model Number an MB or at least i’ve heard something like that. It was just pure luck and I really don’t remember what i did to get to the GeoHot’s image part but I know it can be done and by the way I have tried the jailbreak many time and it hasn’t bricked or anything like that i just gets stuck on the black screen then i turn it off and on again and it starts like if nothing had happened with all my music, apss and stuff. I really don’t know what else to do right now i’m hoping for Blackweather to release something new for 3rd Gens MCs. the only thing i’m missing is trying the jailbreak on other computer. If someone has an Ipod like mine jailbroken i’ll really apreciate info you can write me at [email protected] or comment me I haven’t jailbroken mine yet but I Know a bit about the black and white, geohot’s pic and connect to itunes stucks. If anything of this happens to your ipod all you got to do is keep playing with the blackrain properties and your computer until u get to the black screen. Once u get there u can turn off and on the ipod and i will start as normal. God bless U all.

  • Dan

    Why in the he’ll should I always reconnect blackrain wenever I turned on my iPod.. This is a waste of time.. Any other thing to Do with this.. Do something.. I just buy ds iPod for a convinient work purposes and time consumption.

  • Khay

    Hi, I own an iPod touch 2nd gen with a 3.1.2 firmware and it’s jailbroken. Only problem is is that I can’t turn it off/let it be low batt bcuz when i try to turn it on, it’s always on the restore mode. Same goes if I download something on Cydia and it needs to reboot.. Pls help!

  • Megan

    So I have everything jailbroken and I’m good with that and then I want to download winterboard and for that you have to restart the ipod. When I do that my iPod just shows the connect to iTunes sign.

    From what I understand, I should just go to the blackra1n website and re jailbreak it again? Should that fix everything? Will everything, including winterboard, be on my iPod?

    [email protected]

    • Just re run blackra1n as the instructions in the blog post say.

  • kylie

    i just jailbreaked my BRANDNEW touch 3G 32gb.. i keep having to connect it to BLACKRA1N when i want to turn it on. someone please help me, im so guttred :( there must be a way.

  • Hunter f

    I just got my ipod touch 3g 32gb and i want to jailbreak it. I downloaded blackra1n and ran it and everything was goinggreat it found the device it apparantly jailbroke it and then it came up with the message your ipod is now jailbroken wait for reboot or something along those lines. so i waited and waited and about 40 minutes later the ipod decided to reboot. i have had a good look and cannot find the app anywhere.I have ran blackra1n a good 10 times butt the same thing keeps happening. I know it’snot working because my m8 jailbroke is ipod touch 3g 32gb at the same time as mine and his has lots of new apps. My ipod has still works fine but it’s still not jailroken. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks hunter.

  • DarkMessenger

    My Ipod 32g seems to be jailbroken but when I sync an application all I get is an unknown error 0xE8008001. I have updated my usb drivers as suggested in another thread but to no avail.

    Is there any way around this?

  • anthony

    when i jailbreak my ipod 2g 8gs 3.12 its goes to recovery mode then soon a black screen over and over i cant jail break it and how do you tell if its mc or mb

  • nick

    why when i download blackra1n in my ipod touch 3g i have to restore it

  • arsenal

    Help please, I have an 8 gig iPod Touch, 2nd generation, 3.1.2, MB model. Need to know if this is tethered? Thanks

  • qb

    when i downloaded blackra1n, igot two days use out of the programs, then when it ran out of charge fully, it wouldnt charge it went to the restart screen, the screen dimed, and then it went out. i despratly need help.

  • red1

    Hi anthony.
    Go to settings — general — about , the model is there.

  • nhit

    hey. okay i have the same problem as you guys. I think i know what it is. in order to jailbreak your ipod touch into 3.12 using blackra1n. You must not updated your ipod touch into 3.12 using itunes. Otherwise your ipod touch will be continuing going into recovery mode or black screen during the jailbreak process.

    hope that i answer your questions.

  • nhit

    oh. and nick i think there is a situation with the new ipod 3g. I think that the blackra1n is unable to jailbreak ipod 3g.

    You can check on youtube. and you’ll find your answer tthere.

    good luck :)

  • Skateraj01

    it said to reboot ipod.. it turned off and then the apple icon came up and shuts off.. idk what to do because thats all it does.. can some1 please help me out..

  • Mr. Regret

    I recently got my 3GS, used it for a couple of weeks, then decided to use Blackra1n. I did my research, checked everything to make sure is was compatible and tried it. Used it for 10 min max. ya know just scrolling through all the apps looking at what was offered. The first one I tried to load crashed the phone. I am waiting for it to restore and I will NOT re-install this so-called jailbreak. WARNING: JUST BECAUSE IT’S FREE DOESN’T MEAN IT’S LEGIT. DOWNLOAD AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

  • brad

    I got one of the new ipod touch 8 GBs fro christmas and it is a PC model. must be a new model or maybe an old. im not sure. But mine goes into recovery mode when i try to use it too. please help

  • Neo1166

    got no answer yet on this one….#39 written by neo11141966
    December 14, 2009 – 4:37 pm
    i have an itouch 1st gen 8 gig 3.1.2 update jailbroke with blackrain had power off prob so erased all settings and content within settings on itouch also had cydia installed now pc and itunes wont discover it dfu does good but when preparing ipod and ipod restarts windows again loses itouch so no restore what did i do to my itouch that it is useless?

  • dk

    i recently updated my ipod with blackrain and now my volume control doesn’t work, even if i plug the headphones in. i’ve plugged in about 8 different pairs and nothing. any suggestions?

  • wendell

    I just downloaded blackra1n for the first time, and am kinda nervous about running it. if i dont like it, can i simply uninstall it and go back to the way my phone is now? also, does anyone know if i can tether with my phone using blackra1n

  • Carrie

    I jailbroke my phone installed cydia, winterboard and rock. How do I delete it all to get my phone back to where it was without messing anything up?

  • brady

    answer number 6 is wrong. i couldnt get the 3.1.2 firmware to upgrade on my ipod touch 2g. so i decided to pay the 5 dollars. i then jailbroke it with black ra1n and it worked first try.

  • Jorge

    Hey Guys how is it going? I have a question About My IPod Touch 3.1.2. I just finished my jailbreak for it and in order to restart the Ipod i have to plug it in to the computer and use blackrain to start it. do you think that if i use Purplerain this will get rid of the issues on it? thanks –JC

  • Neo1166

    I had 3.1.2 on my itouch i reset settings within the itouch which was a no no, seems blackrain moves boot files to another folder so if it crashes on u.. ur stuck.. i have been goofing with it for 2 months now got closer than before and when it gets into the restore and the apple logo and progress bar show up the pc nor itunes detects my itouch is their something i can do and has others had this prob… 3rd post with no help so far

  • Nitro


    DarkMessenger:

    My Ipod 32g seems to be jailbroken but when I sync an application all I get is an unknown error 0xE8008001. I have updated my usb drivers as suggested in another thread but to no avail.
    Is there any way around this?

    You have to install i tunes…..( and shut it down when using blackra1n ) ….

  • Help me! pleasE!

    What if the ipod 8g model starts with MA

  • WJ

    It worked fine for my 8GB (2nd Gen I believe)!

    Dont use compatibility mode and quit itunes before that.

    lastly if itunes auto launches, just quit it and blackra1n will continue to run.

    enjoy guys!

  • Jeff

    I jailbroke by 8g 3.1.2 ipod touch today using blackrain RC3 and it worked fine until I reboot. I re-jailbroke it again and it works 100% and the model number does have MC in it. As long as I don’t reboot it, it does not ever to connect to iTunes, otherwise it does everytime.

    • jj

      hi jeff, so really did manage to jailbreak your ipod touch 3.1.2 withmodel no. mc?
      I have identical ipod touch but i have heard that models that begin with MC cannot be jailbroken?
      Did you just follow the guide and it worked?
      Thanks in advance, wanting to jailbreak my sons ASAP, costing me a fortune!

  • hellloooo:)

    ive used blackra1n n it works but i dnt no how to get themes…. help !?!?

    • john manaloto

      open cydia
      click search
      type in WINTERBOARD
      locate it and click on it
      click install
      confirm
      then return to cydia

      click on the home button
      Now you have winterboard which is the app that alows you to store themes. if you want a specific theme go back to cydia and search for whatever you desire

      hope this helps

  • Tyler

    I can’t get my backrounds to work from winterbord. It freezes in the middle of loadin then goes to the lock screen

  • Vik

    Hey I have a question . My ipod is 3g (soon to be updated to 3.1.2 for now it`s 3.1.1) but the model starts with MC is it about all MC models or only about the 8gb that can`t be jailbreak ,because my one is 32 gb ? If so is thare another way to jailbreak it or are we f**ked ?

    Thank you for your answer :)

    • mathieu

      mine is MC model 32gb and jailbreak does NOT work but no need to restore.

  • john manaloto

    ok so i have previously jailbroken my itouch 2g using blackrain on 3.1.2 it worked prefectly. i got a iphone for chistmas and decided to delete everything from my itouch and clean it out, so i went to setting general reset and deleted all cotent and settings. when i did that it said it would take about 2 hours but its been 11 days and still hasnt finished rebooting. its stuck on the apple logo and ive tried to rejialbreak and restore the itouch but thoughout sometime in the process it always gets stuck on the apple logo. PLEASE PLEASE i need help. ived saved for the itouch for almost 8 months and i dont want it to go to waste. I APPRIECIATE ANY information youcan give me. PLEASE!!!!!!!

  • xavier

    IPod touch 8GB (MC): didn’t see the limitation with MC models … but it worked fine ! Until i reboot several days later … then it stayed frozen on the iTunes icon. Nothing else to do but DFU mode.
    Any way to Jailbreak those models ?
    Thxs

  • Nave

    I jail broke my ipod and it was working fine then i turned it off and i knew i had to run blackra1n again to open, it is stuck in recoverymode and when i run black ra1n it says an error occured so blackra1n has to be closed i triedd it 10 times and it didnt work. I connected it to itunes it says an ipod has detected but can not be identified properly i tried taking off all usbs and plugging my ipod usb in it didnt work i turned it offf and turned it on it still dosent work could you help me pleasee i have an ipod touch 3rd generation

  • Flared

    So I have a 32gb ipod 2nd gen, I jailbroke it but it refused to let me use wifi so I tried turning it off and now itunes won’t restore it and it is just stuck on the screen that says plug it in to itunes.
    When I try to restore it says an unknown error occured

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  • Tommy L

    IF YOUR IPOD TOUCH RESTARTS AND IT COMES UP THAT CONNECT TO ITUNES LOGO, CONNECT YOUR IPOD TOUCH AND PRESS MAKE IT RAIN! AND THEN IT WILL RESTART AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kelsey

    Mine worked and all..I’m just not satisfied? Is that weird? Probably. This tethered crap is killing me. I hardly even know the difference, but..I thought jailbreak is when you get all free apps? This is nothing like that…it’s off-brand apps that are mostly free..

  • Unholy93

    Yes i have the 2nd gen ipod touch i was wondering do any of you guys know when the software to jailbreak the ipod touches with the model mb, or it out already, I have jailbreaken my friends ipod for them some of you guys just need to read what directions tell you too do

  • Unholy93

    Yes i have the 2nd gen ipod touch i was wondering do any of you guys know when the software to jailbreak the ipod touches with the model mb, or it out already, I have jailbreaken my friends ipod for them some of you guys just need to read what directions tell you too do….GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND

  • Dean

    Ok, I got a question for any buddy with the brains. I have a iPod touch 2 gen with 3.1.2 firmware on it. So I downloaded the blackrai1n, and then did all the steps in the discription…/plug in iPod, run blackra1n, click make it rain. Then it jailbroke it in about 5 seconds, so I let it re-boot and do it’s thing and once it was done I ran it a second time, it went well just like the first time.. So it jailbroke fine and I installed cydia and all that ext. ext. Finally I turned my iPod off for the night, but I fergot to check my email, so I go to turn it back on and and it shows the connect to iTunes picture and won’t turn on. So I reastore my iPod and try to jailbreak it again but now it won’t jailbreak… Any advise? I could use some help, any buddy… Help me Obi won Konobi your my only hope. LOL

    • Andante

      you doesn’t have to restore it when your iPhone need to reboot,just plug it to your PC and then run blackr1an > make it rain just once and it’ll reboot in a second !

  • Dean

    Oh, and one more thing I fergot to mention. The second time I tryed to jailbreak it I used the compatibillity thing with the blackra1n.

  • dude

    Jailbreaking is kinda lame, and a waste of time. I thought it would be much cooler, but just created problems, and apps aren’t worthwhile anyway. LAME

  • blackra1n RC2

    For all, those who are having ipod touch 3g (8,32,64gb)….having model number MC …they can crack there pod using blackra1n RC2……………..cheers GEOHOT

  • tyler

    hey guys. i just jailbroke my ipod yesterday and itunred it off, then it crapped out. But fot me when i re-used blackra1n my ipod worked fine again. so just though i would let youknow

  • fybr

    my model begins with MC and mine works but is tethered, same with my m8s!

  • BP

    I have a 3G Ipod Touch with a model MC that I jailbroke. It froze on me using Cydia. Went to a completely black screen. Restored in Itunes and apparently was fine BUT I now cannot access the music on my ipod through Itunes. It keeps saying cannot sync error -54. Any help? Is this a permissions or admin issue? I can use master commander or iphone browser to manually add music but the ipod does not read it. It does when added to downloads and can be played through dtunes but that is not what I am looking to do.

  • X The Fire Wolf

    dude it works perfectly im amazed it took very little to load 2 thumbs up man

  • Vivian Tsui

    Hi, I have an ipod touch 2ndgen. i downloaded the balckra1n at blackra1n.com, and chose the Windows one, and I saved it. I ran the app and i get the connect to itunes screen and then a flash of white. Then the program says that I have finished jailbreaking. It goes to the screen with the silver apple in the middle, and the Auto play thing on my computer pops up. Then, when I check if the app is in my ipod, it is not there. i do not know how to check if it is a “MC” or not, and I don’t want to pay to upgrade to 3.1.2. Can someone please help me? I am very desperate to get this done in an hour because I must go soon. Thanks in advance to anyone who is willing to help a maden in distress?!? Your help will be greatly appreciated!!! God BLESS!

  • tyler k

    this doesn’t seem to work on the new white 3gs phones i have black one that has no problem but the white one keeps crashing. after it told to plug it back into itunes i had the blackra1n window still opened so it booted my phone back on i hope i dont have to do this every time i have to turn my phone off!

  • BIGSEXY

    I DID IT WITH AN MC MODEL!!!!!! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO, IS WHEN IT SHOWS THE ITUNES AND USB SYMBOL, RERUN BLACKRA1N AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!

    • Nate

      yeah i kno, i just did this and i was like HAHAHAHAAHHAHA!!! :D i am so happy that it works :3

    • are you sure ?
      * jumping * . . gonna try that now ! hopefully it works -.-
      i’ve been trying to JB it since forever !

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  • R4 Card

    Because it is a TETHERED Jailbreak, and is actually stated on all sites. If you actually POWER OFF your iPod or iPhone (Not just have the screen go off, but fully powered off – such as when your battery gets really low, or you hold the power button and slide to power up. The next time that you turn on your device, you HAVE TO Have it connected to your USB Cable, connected to your PC or MAC… Then power it up, when you see the itunes and the USB Logo, simply run blackra1n again, just as you did the first time, and it will then boot up without any issues. I know this is the confusing part, but it REALLY is actually MEANT to work this way.

    It’s the same when you first Jailbreak it using Blackra1n. It will just go back to the USB and iTunes image, and all you have to do (even after this initial jailbreak) is simply to run blackra1n again (because it was powered off and rebooted during the jailbreak) — and it will work for you. I guess it’s just not explained in an easy to understand way in the tutorials…

    • DaBeda

      Is there really NO way to do it without “everytimes run blackra1n again”

  • K

    This WORKS for MC models. Have unlocked two different units with this.

    • Gerg

      This blackra1n or the redsn0w jailbreak? I have a touch 3g mc model 3.1.3 I want to jailbreak

  • Jay

    Ok So I had an 8G 3g Itouch and i jailbroke well I attempted to and it didnt work. I returned it to apple complaining of the screen being able to move and easily pushed in. They gave me a new itouch and I left. I went to my house and it jailbroke in less then 40 seconds. I left the screen on overnight by accident and it automatically turned off. I synced it back to the computer and perfectly it re-jailbroke. It was acting very slow and laggy-like so I turned it off on purpose to see if that would help. I synced it back up and BAM! It wouldnt re jailbreak! Anyone know why this happend? My Model is MC And it still worked! Is this because the second time i turned it off on purpose? Now everytime it turns off i Have to sync it back up even those its not jailbroken. So it acts like a jailbroken itouch because it used to be one but now its not and im getting tired of having to re-sync whenever it turns off because it doesn’t know that its a regular itouch!

  • Element1994p

    I have a iPod touch 3g 32 gb and the model number starts with mc Can my itouch be jailbroken I tryed and it got stuck on the recovery screen can it be jail broken and if yes how do I stop it from getting stuck

  • mat

    hi i was wondering when the ipod touch 3g untethered blackra1n jailbrake software is going to be available im so dying to get it please email me when it becomes available or if you know when it is going to be available cheers

  • blacky

    hey can any1 fix this problem while installing the applications in jail broken ipod touch??
    ” the application cannot be installed as an unknown error 0xE8008001 occured.”

  • STG

    It works on 3G 32GB IPod touch but it took me few tries

  • blacky

    can u fix this problem 0xE8008001 error?
    it occurs while installing the applications. my version is 3.1.2 ipod touch 64 GB 3g

  • michael gonzalez

    what if you were on a different computer than your own, without itunes, and wanted to jailbreak your ipod touch?

  • Amian

    so the jailbreak for the 8g iPod Touches r still tethered?
    nd do u have any news on whether George Hotz’s workin on jailbreakin the MC models + makin them untethered?

  • tanner

    i have the new software 3.1.3 and im wondering if you can still jailbreak my ipod is an itouch 3g 8gigs what can i do please help me if anyone knows send email at [email protected] every time i download blackra1n my screen goes black and says waiting for reboot HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! email me!

  • Garvyn

    When I use the program it does everything as it would then it goes to the reboot and never does, it sits on a black screen and dosnt budge. I had my daughter plug my Ipod in today and she told me she click yes for the updates and what not when my ipod was jail broken during the 3.1.2 stage. Seeing it was updated with Black rain still on it to 3.1.3 is it possible for me to still jail break it again?

  • Henry251

    i have same problem as Garvyn and tanner.

  • Evan

    I have an iPhone 3gs mc model and itunes will not let me restore to 3.1.2 its telling me that “this device isnt eligible for the requested build”
    I tunes wants me to upgrade to the 3.1.3 firmware but i want to jailbreak my iphone! can anyone help me ? can i jailbreak this phone without restoring first? please email me at [email protected]

  • i have the same problem as Evan! Help me.
    [email protected]

  • Nelson

    having the same problem as Evan. My phone locked itself last night. I was able to jailbreak it away using Blackra1n and it worked. Later the phone was frozen. now each time I hit “make it rain” the picture of the boy comes up but does not go away. I’m still runnung 3.1.2 on a 32GB 3GS. PLEASE HELP!!

    [email protected]

  • stephen

    In your trouble shooting you naver gave a fix that would fix the thing when u shut down and having to reboot with blackra1n every time. is there a way to fix that?

  • Caos Reinara

    So, I used Blackra1n to jailbreak a 3.1.2 iPod touch, and I unhooked it from iTunes.

    Now, I can’t use iTunes with my iPod, and it’s really pissin’ me off, any ideas?

  • Flavio

    My ipod 3.1.2 is frozen and it have a loading bar in geo s screen help me pls

  • Larry

    my nephew tried to jailbreak his 8g ipod 3g. I tried to restore it for him itunes recognized it, says its in recovery mode needs to be restored. I clicked on restore, but gives me a “unknown error occured (1601). I just want the ipod fixed…no jailbreaking… any idea??????

  • glenda harris

    i have an ipod 32 gig 3g and i did the jailbreak thing and now it is tethered is there a way i can undo this so i dont have to reboot all the time with black rain as i am not always near a computer my model is a MC when ever it goes to itunes it want to upgrade if i do this will it get rid of the tethered jailbreak thanks.]
    Glenda

  • Skyler

    If your using vista, DO NOT run as admin, as weird as it sounds, it wont work.

  • loserthatneedshelp

    can someone plz help!!!ok everytime i try to do this there is no icon for blackra1n….. idont no what to do this is crazy…..

  • loserthatneedshelp

    and theres no windows 2006 on the compatibility mode….

  • iTouch 3.1.3 MC

    So what application should I use if I want to jailbreak my iTouch 3.1.3 MC? Thank you!

  • TEDDII0621

    IM HAVING THE SAMEEE EXACT PROBLEM AS loserthatneedshelp IS HAVING.. PLEASEEEEEEE HELP THIS IS ANNOYING!

  • v.dairygirl

    can i plug my ipod 3g 32gig into a different computer to turn on the blackra1n after the jailbreak is on because my other computer broke and crashed, please help, i dont know what to do

  • Andrew

    I just bought my iPhone 3gs 16g a week ago and had it jailbroken with blackrain, I accidently upgraded it to 3.1.3 and lost my jailbreak! Does anyone know if there is a jailbreak out for 3.1.3 yet?

  • Kris Marsh

    after iv installed Cydia from Blackra1n then my friend said to download app cake or installous from Cydia but i cant find them! so now what?

  • Bill

    blackra1n won’t work for me. I have a MC model, Blackra1n keeps staying at “entering recovery mode” forever. I don’t know what to do.. Help pls! btw, it is a 8gb, 2G with 3.1.2 firmware

    • Natalina

      Mine too!! I have no idea what’s going on. This is the fourth time I’ve tried, and every time it gets stuck on “entering recovery” with the little iTunes/USB logo. Mine’s 32gb, but other than that it’s the same.

  • ACS1000

    How to downgrade your device

    For Garvyn and tanner and Henry25…
    Sup guys now its very simple first of you have to have the firmware file for 3.1.2 you can check this in (my computers inda different to others so just keep looking and if you dont find it download from the web) C:/documents and settings/yourusername/apple computer/…../ipod updates or something along those lines sorry not o my normal computer anyway when you go to restore it (you must have either 3.1.3 or higher in this case or there is no need you can jailbreak it anyway) how SHIFT when you click the Restore button and a screen will pop up then find your 3.1.2 firmware and downgarde your ipod touch from 3.1.3 to 3.1.2 this takes a while

  • ACS1000

    Sorry the path to find the firmware is actually
    C:/Documents and Setting/username/Application Data/Apple Computer/iPod Updates/

    Sorry my bad

  • james

    wen i turn off my ipop it reboots

  • Bill

    blackra1n won’t work for me. I have a MC model, Blackra1n keeps staying at “entering recovery mode” forever. I don’t know what to do.. Help pls! btw, it is a 8gb, 2G with 3.1.2 firmware

  • Paul

    hey, i have a ipodtouch and the model number is starting with MC, while the firmware version is 3.1.3.. i can’t downgrade it to 3.1.2..itunes doesn’t allow that

  • Natalina

    I followed all the instructions to the t for jailbreaking my iPod touch 2gen, and the first time the app icon didn’t show up, so I tried again. It said it was “entering recovery” for about a half hour, so I tried rebooting to try the install a third time. Yeah, all of my songs, playlists, photos, etc are gone now.

    Figured, “third time’s the charm” and went for it again. And it’s stuck. Again. On “entering recovery.” And has been there for an hour, with the little USB–>iTunes logo on the screen.

    Help, please???

    Oh, and one more thing: F**K YOU, STEVE JOBS!! WHY MUST YOU BE SO ORNERY?!?

  • Edmond

    I have an iPhone 3gs mc model and itunes will not let me restore to 3.1.2 its telling me that “this device isnt eligible for the requested build”

    besides, I’ve jailbroken my iPhone 3gs mc model .every time i switch off the phone..I’ve to jailbreak it again. my question is..is there anyway not to jailbreak it after restart the phone? pls help..

    kindly email me [email protected]

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  • Tyler Reese

    Everytime I try to download it, it goes black but doesn’t reboot….please help and email me.

    [email protected]

  • Chica

    Okay, i jailbroke it, but it wont reboot. Its just a black screen on my ipod, with the blackra1n tap saying “Done, wait for reboot” on my computer. Its been forever and ive done this twice. Its pissing me off. Wtf?

    • keizer

      this is the same for me!

      • snjss

        same for me y does it do that!??!?!?!?!?!

    • joe

      how did you fix the black screen???

      • smae here, its so dumb, ive got it to work, but i had to reboot it because it crashed then it just stays at that black screen!!!! idk what to do!

  • omar

    Hey i downloaded black rain and it was working fine…i hav a 3g 8gb and i barely bought it like a week ago. i tried downloading winterboard from cydia, then it said to reboot but it said i had to connect to itunes..its stays at that screen what do i do…i even tried restoring it help!!!!i cant firgure it out!!

    • i’maman

      if you read the article above, every time you turn it on you have to run blackra1n. it won’t re-jailbreak your ipod, burt it has to, that’s why it’s considered ‘tethered’

  • keizer

    i run balckra1n and then my ipod either goes into recovery mode or it runs blackra1n and then goes to a total black screen. What am i doing wrong?

  • ron

    blackra1n won’t work for me. I have a MC model, Blackra1n keeps staying at “entering recovery mode” forever. I don’t know what to do.. Help pls! btw, it is a 8gb, 2G with 3.1.2 firmware

  • Ben

    i only have one problem once i have installed blackra1n i can’t get my ipod to reboot, i have tried re-installing and i still can’t get it to reboot. Please e-mail me at [email protected] any help would be greatly appreciated

  • IPODHELP!

    I REALLY want to know when the new update comes for blackra1n that allows 3.1.3 I-pod Touches to be Jailbroken. Mine can’t be downgraded either. Is there anyone that knows of a good way to help me so I don’t have to wait for the Update?

  • Cameron S

    Hi guys,
    i’ve got an 8gb 3rd generation iPod Touch, its an MB model with 3.1.2 firmware. I downloaded the blackra1n jailbreaker and found the app on my iPod, then i accidently deleted it and when i try re-jailbreaking it again the app just never appears. Please email me on [email protected]

  • alex

    i cant find any diff with the 3.1.2 to the 3.1.3 so just stay with 3.1.2 and if you upgraded and want to go back all you have to do it torrent download or just find a way to get 3.1.2 OS (without downloading from itunes) and downgrade by holding shift and click restore and then select the 3.1.2 file. make sure the extension is .ipsw and your good to jailbreak. im not sure how well this works on iphones but ipod touch should be good.

    hope this helps

  • Ian

    I did it twice with the ipod touch 3g 3.1.3, no app showed up, even after rebooting.

  • raj

    i have save black ra1n but i i am making it ra1n its giving me mesage that there is a problem with windows closes down….i have win 7 on my lapii

  • Biglu

    I followed all of the instructions to jailbreak my iPod 2g but I upgraded it to 3.1.2 and it worked but then when I try downloading winterboard. My iPod reboots but it says I have to restore my iPod so I restore it and I try jailbreaking again. So I download everything again and then I download winterboard and I have to restore it again idk what to do. Someone please help me

  • joseph

    i did the first step but it didn’t reboot.

  • Nolan

    I tried to Jailbreak my ipod using blackra1n and it went into recovery mode and wouldn’t come out. So i tried to reboot it but when i did the screen just turned black and now it wont turn on at all. Plz help

  • Nolan

    And it shows up as an unknown device on my pc

  • Tam

    I successfully jailbroke my ipod but then it crashed when i went to put in winterboard so i restored it and then tried to re-jailbreak it and now it wont it goes to a blank/black screen when it’s suppose to be rebooting ..HELP!!!!!

  • JsOoZ32

    when it says its ganna reboot my ipod just sits there with this blue screen and nothing happens? help me!!!!!!!!

    • brittney

      mee tooo!! the same thing happens every time. i have a 2 generation ipod touch. 3.1.3. and redsn0w doesnt work and neither does this. what do i do?

      • David

        hey it only works for 3.1.2 you hace 3.1.3 so it doesnt work and you cant downgrade either

    • majd228

      JUST WAIT OR RUN blackra1n again! When it does work go to iTunes and click on ur ipod and SHIFT click the UPDATE button. it will show u a browser looking for .ipsw file u should have a backup .ipsw that u downloaded b4 jailbreaking find it and select it! CONGRATS u have a normal iPod! WITH UR APPS AND MUSIC AND EVERYTHING IN IT!!!!! PS: if u dont have backup .ipsw then u can download and .ipsw and SAVE it on ur desktop. HERE IS THE LINK:https://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/
      now again SAVE ur .ipsw because ur browser might recognize them as ZIP file. all u have to do is change the .zip to .ipsw and iTunes will accept it!!!

      • sad

        iTunes contacted apple server and denied the restore for the older firmwares…boooo

    • beasr

      same with me

  • cassie

    Hi, i’ve tried the above, killed itune process in task manager but when i click the blackra1n it still doesnt work. Screen show waiting for device and the ipod still showing icon connect to itune… :( Can help?

    • Inferno

      Try re-downloading Blackra1n, it should work

  • ryan

    every time i try ‘black rain’ it runs , then it says its “done , wait for reboot” but the screen stays black. HELP !!!!!

  • Steve

    i have successfully installed blackra1n into my ipodtouch… BUT! its says “please check you internet connection. (err…” so ummm wtf is that about?

    • It’s about making your Internet work on your iPod

    • it mean that you’ll have to get a wifi connection before you can install cydia or rock so go to settings and choose wifi then connect. then you’ll be avaible to install cydia and rock!

  • Krissy

    So I have a iPod touch 8G mc model, and I believe it’s a 3G. So after gettin it jail broken I am unable to sync songs on if, it keeps on tellin me to restore and updat, an unfortunately it deletes everything! Some 1 help please!!!!!!!

  • Alon hammer

    My iPod is unlocked but iTunes won’t recognize it and wants me to update and restore it…

    • anonymous

      this happened to me to. i have the 32gb itouch, i rebooted just said i connect to computer

      • majd228

        PERFECT! Now all u have to do is click Update on iTunes and SHIFT click while clicking Update it will show u a browser looking for .ipsw file u should have a backup .ipsw that u downloaded b4 jailbreaking find it and select it! CONGRATS u have a normal iPod! PS: if u dont have backup .ipsw then u can download and .ipsw and SAVE it on ur desktop. HERE IS THE LINK:https://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/
        now again SAVE ur .ipsw because ur browser might recognize them as ZIP file. all u have to do is change the .zip to .ipsw and iTunes will accept it!!!

  • Ethan

    Help my ipod wont reboot after blackra1n it just sits there its a third gen 64gb and it will not work. send to [email protected] I need your help!

    • David

      it wont work cuz u have 64 g i hear its only 16 and 8 on 2g..idk abt 3g

  • brittney

    mee tooo!! the same thing happens every time. i have a 2 generation ipod touch. 3.1.3. and redsn0w doesnt work and neither does this. what do i do?

  • Brandon

    I have an iPod touch 3G model (8gb), running on 3.1.2.
    I successfully jailbroke with blackra1n. However, about 5 minutes after I jailbroke (and after I had already installed Cydia), the screen prompting me to connect to iTunes opped up. It is now stuck like that and I cannot get around it.

    Is there are quick fixes for this issue? Thank you

    • katie

      The same thing happened to me but i didnt have cydia instaled yet and im getting me very mad with it.

  • Bob

    I have a iPod touch 2g 3.1.3 MC model can I jailbreak this and when I tried it didnt show the man it just showed a blank screen

  • Brandon

    Bob, if you really do have the LATE 2G model, you stand a chance at jailbreaking. However, most MC models (particularly 32GB and 64GB) are unable to jailbreak and/or downgrade.

    If you are talking about Geohot “…it didn’t show the man” while you were jailbreaking with Blackra1n, it simply doesn’t work on 3.1.3 firmware.

    You have to downgrade your iPod’s firmware back down to 3.1.2, then you may jailbreak with Blackra1n.
    Here’s a link on how you can do it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryV50_baNtM

    Good luck

  • Spring

    hi, I have ipod touch 2g 8gb MC model, and i done jailbrake on it with Blackra1n, but i still have a problem, when i turn it off, he enter on recovery mode.
    how can i fix that problem?

  • Cody

    i did everything it said wait for reboot and the only problem is the blackrain app isnt on my ipod

  • majd228

    EVERYBODY if u have a problem when ur ipod boots and shows the guy crying or watever… it means ur ipod is in recovery… to fix that plug in PC and run iTunes. iTunes should tell u that ur ipod is in RECOVERY MODE AND NEEDS TO BE RESTORED. And that is excatly wat u have to do!
    Now if u plug in ur PC and iTunes doesnt say u have plugged in any iPod then u gotta run blackra1n again and again if that doesnt work then just WAIT. thats wat i did and my iPod MC 2GN 8GB worked FINE!

  • Spring

    but i have to do that evrytime, i turn off my device, because i lost everyting…and that is not good for me

  • Dan

    Alright, so i clicked “make it rain” it ‘jailbroke’ my iTouch and i downloaded Cydia. Now i tried downloading a ‘package’ or something and it did all the loading and stuff, then said, Reboot Device. i tapped it. now it says i need to “restore” my iTouch to iTunes, it has the little cord symbol pointing to the Itunes icon. is this bad..? :o

  • Que

    I’ve been trying for a couple days so far
    to install blackra1n on my ipod touch 2G.
    I really don’t know what im doing wrong at
    this point. I downgraded my firmware from 3.1.3 to
    3.1.2 and tried to run blackra1n. The program
    shows up on my ipod touch but it doesn’t
    reboot on it’s own after that, so i guess it
    doesn’t fully download. I SERIOUSLY NEED HELP! I REALLY
    WANT MY IPOD TO BE JAILBROKEN! :(

  • Alex

    I keep having the same problem. No matter how many times I try, the screen goes black with the backlight and never reboots. I’ve tried absolutely everything from reinstalling itunes to restoring the ipod and reinstalling blackra1n.

  • swiftykid

    it just says its missin . dll file or somin wtf

  • WWE

    Hi, I can’t not boot after jailbreak for a months and i don’t know what to do, what can i do now ?

  • beasr

    same with me

  • Chris

    what are you exactly trying to do?
    e-mail me if you can.
    [email protected]

  • khan21

    i have a 8gb ipod touch 3.1.3 and i downgraded to 3.1.2 and when i turn off my ipod my jailbreak goes away and it wont start. wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!! helllpp???

  • ryan

    my ipod touch 2g 8gb..mc model done to jailbreak but if i turn off my ipod and turn on aganin it say please connect to itunes so i run blackra1n again and it work my ipod boot again .. but if i turn off again back to connect itunes// so what can i do to reboot my ipod without plug in my computer? please help me

  • Brandon

    khan21

    This means that your jailbreak is tethered. I’m guessing you have an MC model iPod touch. Every time you turn it off, or, let the battery run out, the jailbreak goes away.
    Solution; don’t turn off your iPod.

  • nathan

    is there any other way to do it ????

  • Stan

    I did it a few times but than i saw it wont work for MC. How do i restore the firmware???

  • Stan

    I did it a few times but than i saw it wont work for MC. How do i restore the firmware???

  • terrance

    im having trouble with blackra1n where ive jailbroken 2 devices n now i cant get it 2 work like when i get other ipods 2 jail break i cant get the blackra1n program 2 run it keeps sayin that the blackrain has no avn server or sumthin n i go and use other computers 2 jailbreak the ipods (both of them are 2gens 1 is an mc n the other mb)but the blackra1n jail break aint runnin at all n i know what im doin. so what is the problem with the program im not using a mac im using a pc. it pops up with the make it rain butten but then when i hit it it says that theres a problem with the server or what ever n it askes me if i wanna report the problem what am i doin wrong

  • Brandon

    That means your jailbreak is TETHERED, khan21. Google that if you don’t know what it means.
    (You probably have a 3rd Genereation iptouch)

  • Andrew

    Okay so I tried jailbreaking with blackra1n and my ipod won’t reboot. When I reboot manually nothing has changed… what do i do? It’s an MB version 3.1.3, I’m guessing that means its 3g? any suggestions on what i can do?

    • This guide is for 3.1.2 not 3.1.3.

    • Fack

      noob MC models are the 3g

  • Alex

    hi, ive tryed to jailbreak and i dident work. ive downloaded the software and it thinks its a notpad file

  • Durp

    Alex, judging by your grammar, you’re simply too retarded to jailbreak. I apologize.

  • Trevor

    ok i downloaded blackra1n and it said it was done and to wait for the reboot i do that but the blackra1n app is not there. what do i do???

  • Trev

    Help. I decided to reset my blackra1n jailbroken itouch 2g by going to the General menu and choosing reset all. The ipod is now stuck with apple logo and the cog which sometimes looks like its working. After about 10 mins I can see the ipod switch off and then come on again without the cog. Then the cog will show and it looks like its starting to do something but then it repeats everything above. Would it help if I let the battery run down? I connect the ipod to my computer all the time this is going on but itunes doesn’t recognise its connected. I did not once when I held down the home and power button keys to shut it down and then restart that my computer made a sound as though a device was connected but nothng else happened – any ideas anyone or am I screwed because of using RESET option?

  • Crooksy

    I am the same I don’t want to have to open black rain every time I turn off my i pod it’s slightly annoying is there no other way?

  • Tim

    My ipod touch 3.1.2 has run blackra1n on it the picture flashed up and now i cant restart the ipod touch at all, even plugging it into the pc it says usb not recognised and nothing comes on the screen please help!!

  • [::AP::]

    This is a TETHERED JAILBREAK.

    Tethered means that when you turn the JailBroken iPod OFF (or let it run out of battery), you MUST connect it to you PC and Run Blackra1n again.

    Its not as bad as you think. Honestly, it uses 7% of battery to boot up, so I never turn it off. Just put it in sleep mode.

    When it DOES turn off, and you are tethered, do not worry. When you try to turn it back on, the Recovery Mode screen comes up (Its a USB cord, arrow, and iTunes icon). Just connect to your computer, run blackra1n once, do not go into iTunes, and its all set. You won’t loose any info/apps. Its just because Apple hates people Jailbreaking, so they decided to put a small iBoot chip in the newer models, which forces people to tether it.

    JailBreaking does void warranty, and there are risks involved. It my slow down your iPod. But to restore the firmware, just Restore, and its fine.

    Hope that helped.

    Look for tutorials online.

  • Eric

    I downloaded blackra1n and without thinking deleted the blackra1n app before downloading cydia… bad move i know but can anyone tell me how to get the blackra1n app back? i tried running the jailbreak again but it goes threw the motions and says that it is there but the actual application is not there. help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

    • 34647467

      Restore ur ipod to the 3.1.2 firm ware then re do the black ra1n hack so basicly u have to do every thing over again

  • bill

    first off i have the 3.1.1 version first generation ipod touch. and when i plug it into the computer and i open itunes it wont recognize my ipod and let me update my music and movies

  • pingie

    Hi there, my brother gave me his ipod touch of which he has jailbroken. How to i manage the playlist and apps without losing everything? Do i just download blackra1n?

    • Just to be careful, back up the iPod Touch using iTunes and then download blackra1n to jailbreak it.

  • rickykimball

    hey man,
    i had that problem too and i had done a bunch of stuff to my computer and haddent put music on it in a while but i had it jailbroken and when i went to go and upload music and my movies it didnt recconize it then it would do like a quik sync, where it would say it was syning for like 30 sec's then stop but it would never upload music. i evenutaly just had to restore it to my compter so it recconized it, just try to restore it

  • taylor

    Okay, the same thing happened to me today. What you will need to do is hold the power button and the home button for about 1 minute release the power but but keep holding the home button for about 10seconds then it should turn off. plug it back into your computer and then run blackra1n again, it should work. I got worried when it didn't turn off either i was about to through it threw the window….I hope this helped.

  • bull

    thats because you updated to the newest version of itunes which doesnt work with jailbroken devices so you need to uninstall itunes and find an older version online. 9.0.3 is the best!

  • Steve

    Can someone please help.
    I have Iphone 3GS – its been fine up until now, yesterday the battery ran out so, like usual i connected the iphone to the laptop, ran blackra1n (which usually always worked), so the phone comes up with the geohot screen like its about to reboot and work fine, but the screen goes black, and then back on the apple/connect to iphone screen. Tried this several times and no joy.
    Has anyone else experienced this? can anyone help?

  • aracknor

    The same just happened to me last night. please help…

  • lankyp

    am having the same problem aswel on an iPhone 3gs.. pls sum1 should help

  • lankyp

    got the same problem aswel with iphone 3gs.. pls does any1 knows whats we should do?

  • Jhalil

    You can down grade your ipod to 3.1.2 and then jailbreak it here the firmware link: https://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/
    Once you download the firmware unzip the file
    Go to iTunes plug in your ipod hold down shift and click restore at the same time a window will pop up find where you saved the unzipped firmware click on and click ok your ipod will restore to 3.1.2 then you can jailbreak it

    Gud Luck Email me at [email protected]

  • jhalil

    download blackbreeze and it will fix blakra1n

  • blackchromez

    jailbreak with spirit.

  • Erik

    I had this exact problem happen to me today. I have rebooted my phone a hundred times. Last night it ran out of batteries when i was out and this morning I put it on to charge then ran blackra1n to reboot it, the face showed up, then the screen just goes black.

    Have you figured out a solution?

  • Angie

    im dealing with this issue currently!!! Has anyone came to a solution yet?

  • JamieWoo

    Yes same here very stange, had to power off and now after blackra1n which installs as normal my 3GS will not boot just left with blank screen.. have done a few hrs looking on the net but as yet no luck…thought it was something i had done but seems now others are getting the same problem.

  • Jazmine

    Iv had exactly the same problem today and now i dont know what to do because obviously our phones wont turn on with the blackra1n.. Have you been able to over come this issue yet..??..x

  • jman11

    how do i jailbreak if i have a mc model. plz help! thank you

  • Shannon

    I have the same problem.. :( someone please help, I feel so lost without my phone!!

  • kelvin

    can any people out there help me i just bought i ipod touch 2nd gen 8gb i jailbreak with blackra1n after i jailbreak i install cydia and rock than i switch off my ipod touch when i want to swicth on back it stay at recovery mode what happen can any want help me pls

  • Alex

    I NEED A TON OF HELP YOU GUYS!!! Ok so, i used blackra1n a few days ago and it worked great until last night. now, it is going very very slow, i cant put it into safe mode, and i cant scroll through my pages, nothing is working. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO DO!!!!!!

  • mistergone

    sadly the drawback of jailbreaking with blackra1n is that every time your ipod or iphone is turned off or the battery dies itll go into recovery mode, all you need to do is run blackra1n again – so just keep a decent charge in it

  • a;sldkfj

    please help me step by step to get my itouch 3.1.2 jail broken,

  • redlinesr

    Use the Spirit Jailbreak.

  • NemoOners

    I have a jailbroken iPod 3G with firmware 3.1.2
    and I have 2 problems…
    1. Sometimes I download something from rock or cydia, and iPod needs to respring, but the second time I try to respring, it won't… I have to connect to computer and boot it with blackra1n it again… I don't know why it does this… The second time I respring, it freezes and I have to reboot pressing home and power buttons… (and blackra1n, of course…)
    2. I've tried to restore my iPod to it's original 3.1.2 firmware, but when I do, iTunes will tell me that it will restore and upgrade to 3.1.3 firmware… I've also tried to hold shift and press “restore” button to select 3.1.2 firmware I downloaded, but it tells me it's unable to do so and that it is not authorized to do that… Once again, I'd like to know wth is goin on… Thanks in advance…

  • Markiemark0034

    ok so i used spirt on my 32 gig ipod touch and reset it in the settings part of the ipod and when it went to load back up i froze on the apple sign wit the little loading sign that spins around what do i do can anyone help???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Zeinab

    i reset setting network my ipod touch to get rid of all my contacts and music etc but it wont work now.the main screen show wire and picture of itunes software.can help me please???

  • jailbreak it again

  • kyle

    i tried jailbreaking my ipod touch 3.1.2 8gb, i tried doing it with black rain i did everything that was said up to the point as run as administator and my itouch got stuck on the itunes wire screen and now it wont do anything what do i do plzz help me!

  • Lil-berrybottom

    I have the same problem now, did you fix it ? What did you do ?

  • Bobby

    Hi, I used the blackrain thing with my ipod touch and when it trys to reboot it get's stuck on a black screen and nothing is happening help plz!

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  • Sam

    hi i have currently spirit jailbreaked my friends ipod and i have lost the main apps like safar, mail etc how do i get them back?

  • Claire

    my phone just entirely broke down since i used blackra1n…. like it wont start anymore… and i really need to fix the thing. so this is what happend: i looked up a tutorial on putting blackra1n on my iphone, i did exactly what was said and it just turned off when i saw the kids face… it wont rebooth anymore… it's a 3.1.2 thing.

  • Joshisawsome112

    omfg it says this device has malfunctioned it cant be readf n cnt turn my itouch off or anything wht do i do

  • Joshisawsome112

    same i need help

  • ebballplaya23

    i recently jailbroke my 32 gig ipod touch with spirit.. and when i tried to update something for cydia, it said complete at the top then showed a bunch of stuff.. and at the very bottom it said reload springboard. and now its stuck on the loading sign that goes around and around on the page that says reload springboard.. WTF DO I DO?!?????!?!!?!!?!?!? :(

  • ebballplayer23

    yeah i have a problem like that.. i have a 32 gig and jailbroke it with spirit.. it worked for the first few weeks then i tried to update something for cydia, and now its stuck on the reset springboard screen.. what do i do?

  • Jukka

    Claire, what you described happened to me lasht week.
    The phone (3GS) does not show any signs of operation anymore.
    Did you ever get your phone fixed, how ?
    Jukka

  • Jessickaxsays

    kso i took jailbreak off my ipod and now its frozen on the apple logo with like a start thingy and wont do anything but shutoff. what do i do?

  • kassandra

    me to and im freaking wtf do i do its insane its been stuck like this for hours : O

  • josh

    help my ipod touch won’t reboot when i try to use blackra1n it just says waiting for device i been waiting for hours please someone help me i can’t restore it.