How to jailbreak iPod Touch and iPhone 3G/3GS OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n RC3



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blackra1n RC3 will be released today for the iPhone 3G and 3GS today and brings hacktivation as a new feature ( check out the change log here) . This is great news for those who had upgraded to 05.11.07 baseband and were waiting for a way to unlock their iPhones! For those who still haven’t jailbroken their iPhone 3G/3GS with OS 3.1.2, here’s a quick guide on how to do that with blackra1n RC3.

  • Download iTunes 9 from Apple’s website.
  • Upgrade to OS 3.1.2 via iTunes.
  • Once your iPhone has upgraded to 3.1.2, download blackra1n. Use Windows XP compatibility mode if you’re using Windows Vista or Windows 7 ( if it crashes ).
  • Launch the tool, and click the ‘make it ra1n’ button.blackra1njailbreakbygeohotRC23
  • It’ll take some time while your iPhone is jailbroken. After it’s done, it’ll restart.Enjoy your jailbroken iPhone
  • You should see the blackra1n icon on your homescreen now. Open it.
  • From here, you can install Cydia, which lets you install jailbreak applications. There is an option to install Rock as well, which is a Cydia alternative.

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  • Congratulations, you have your iPhone OS 3.1.2 jailbreak up and running.

Note:


  • Follow the guide here, if you wish to unlock your iPhone 3G/3GS with blackra1n RC3.
  • This guide also applies for jailbreaking iPod Touch. Check this post to see if the jailbreak is tethered or untethered for your iPod Touch model.

If you any problems/issues, let us know in the comments!

Download blackra1n RC3

For fixing problems and issues, check out our troubleshooting guide:

Fixing issues with iPod Touch and iPhone 3G/3GS OS 3.1.2 jailbreak with blackra1n RC3

Important Note: The new Spirit jailbreak tool has been released which provides an untethered jailbreak. This means that you don’t have to re-jailbreak your iPod Touch 3G or iPhone 3GS after every reboot. Please use this guide to jailbreak all iPod Touch models with OS 3.1.2/3.1.3 untethered using Spirit Jailbreak! and use this one to jailbreak iPhone 3G/3GS with OS 3.1.3/3.1.2 untethered!

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

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  • shawn

    i follow your steps i have a iphone 3g 3.1.2 on a 5.11.7 firmware i click let it snow the phone shuts of and dont turn back on when it says done wait for reboot plz helpp!

  • Did you try turning it on again manually?

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  • mike

    Ok if i decide to do it, and i suceed.,,, can i undo it if it turns out i do not like it… and is it illeagal in ANYWAY

  • shawn

    yup as well notin shows up?

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  • chefandre

    do you have to back up your phone in itunes first or will it keep your information on it after jailbroken? also how do you undo jailbreak when you need to?

  • Sam Dixon

    As soon as I click make it rain, it'll launch into recovery mode and not reboot at all.
    Please help! -Sam

    • joe

      x out tunes then try it that worked for me

  • It does keep the information after jailbreak, but in case the jailbreak isn't successful, it's safer to back up your phone. You can just do a firmware restore to undo the jailbreak.

  • What issues did you have?

  • A tethered jailbreak is possible with MC models so far using blackra1n.

  • zachabozzy

    LOVELY using uk ipod touch just gotta say LOVELLYYY =D buwahaha not broken or bricken as of YET so very happy LOVELY msn – [email protected]

  • josh

    i have iphone 3g and am running 3.1.2 software. when i click make it rain it turns the phone off and when it reboots it is stuck in the itunes restore mode. the picture of the boy has never poped up and i have to unplug and turn it off and let it reboot

  • jrob0107

    i have iphone 3g and am running 3.1.2 software. when i click make it rain it turns the phone off and when it reboots it is stuck in the itunes restore mode. the picture of the boy has never poped up and i have to unplug and turn it off and let it reboot

  • ahhhh1

    mm i tried like 8 times doing this and looking the troubleshoot page. I have ipod touch 2G 16gb. everytime i click the “make it rain button” it just says that restoring message and it never shows the guys face on the ipod. i tried reading all the comments etc and the troubleshooting page, nothing worked.

    what other solutions are there?

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  • chefandre

    do you have to back up your phone in itunes first or will it keep your information on it after jailbroken? also how do you undo jailbreak when you need to?

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  • Sam Dixon

    As soon as I click make it rain, it'll launch into recovery mode and not reboot at all.
    Please help! -Sam

  • Gamer

    Can we jailbreak ipod 3g with this tool (MC model)

  • dickooo23

    i have an iPhone 3GS and I'm on 3.1.2. I have had no luck with the jailbreaking. I use a Macbook Pro with Leopard installed and am wondering if any of you guys can help me out. Cheers, Sam

  • It does keep the information after jailbreak, but in case the jailbreak isn't successful, it's safer to back up your phone. You can just do a firmware restore to undo the jailbreak.

  • What issues did you have?

  • A tethered jailbreak is possible with MC models so far using blackra1n.

  • zachabozzy

    LOVELY using uk ipod touch just gotta say LOVELLYYY =D buwahaha not broken or bricken as of YET so very happy LOVELY msn – [email protected]

  • josh

    i have iphone 3g and am running 3.1.2 software. when i click make it rain it turns the phone off and when it reboots it is stuck in the itunes restore mode. the picture of the boy has never poped up and i have to unplug and turn it off and let it reboot

  • jrob0107

    i have iphone 3g and am running 3.1.2 software. when i click make it rain it turns the phone off and when it reboots it is stuck in the itunes restore mode. the picture of the boy has never poped up and i have to unplug and turn it off and let it reboot

  • ahhhh1

    mm i tried like 8 times doing this and looking the troubleshoot page. I have ipod touch 2G 16gb. everytime i click the “make it rain button” it just says that restoring message and it never shows the guys face on the ipod. i tried reading all the comments etc and the troubleshooting page, nothing worked.

    what other solutions are there?

  • eh

    check ur firmware nd see if ur on 3.1.2……also check out and see which version or blackra1n ur using….original?rc2?or rc3?

  • godzulu

    This worked great on my 3gs – very simple..Thanks. I do have one question. My phone is version 3.1. Am I able to upgrade to 3.1.2 (update is availble) Does this nullify jailbreak. Will I need to re-jailbreak?

    Thank you

  • Yes, you'll need to jailbreak again.

  • ahhhh1

    yes i have 3.1.2 and using rc3

  • James

    What happen if i failed the jailbreak
    can i simply restore my iphone 3gs to original mode
    or is it broken forever

  • James

    What happen if i failed the jailbreak
    can i simply restore my iphone 3gs to original mode
    or is it broken forever

  • bigshug

    I have jailbroken it successfully but every time the phone is powered off and back on it goes into recovery mode. I have tried rejailbreaking it and the same thing happens!

  • ahhhh1

    yea i do have 3.1.2 and using rc3

  • HELP

    hey i followed all the steps and then when i rebooted i didnt get the application on my iphone 3gs, i need help.

  • Axel

    Ummm is it right for itunes not to reconize my itouch(3.1.2)? When I close and restart my itouch it gives me that “Connect to iTunes” thing…

  • Helppp

    my iphone 3g 3.1.2 never reboots the screen just stays black but the phone is on i waited 5 minutes for it to change but nothing happened can u help?

  • silverknight

    Once you reboot it automatically goes into recovery mode and you have to then restore via itunes. Only way blackrain works is to never switch off your ipod as Apple has already fixed the crack. hope this helps

  • Nanoush

    my phone has been jailbroken but I my sim card isnt recognised and I dont have cydia :(

  • Hollygrove

    I have a question… I did this and my phone was working fine for days.. but today my phone says ipod… how can I fix this.. I am still gettin text messages but no phone icon on my springboard and it says ipod in the corner where “t-mobile” is supposed to be… help pls [email protected]

  • Throughly confused.

    Im afraid i have the same problem as “ahhhh1”. I have connected my touch to the computer, i have OS 3.1.2, but its just an error button for me = If anyone has the answer to this, please E-Mail me at [email protected]. Thanks, and ciao for now.

  • Mankey

    Would This Jail Breaking Work For An IPOD 8GB?

  • oOColdstoneX

    ok, so it seems as though this program is not good. if you restart your ipod, it will not start back up again. in my case, when i try to turn it on, it shows the apple symbol for a bit, and then it shuts back down. so, you have to put your ipod in recovery mode, and the best way to do this is to connect it to your computer, and wait for your ipod to be completely off. then, hold down the sleep/wake button and the home button until the apple logo appears, then you let go of the sleep/wake button while still holding the home button. your ipod should be in recovery mode within a few seconds.

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  • Lili

    So i did this for my ipod touch and everything worked perfectly, but after installing Cydia i turned off my ipod and then when i went to turn in back on it asked me for my passcode, so i put it in and then it said that it was wrong…. did it change my passsword? is there a default password? or something i can do, cause now i cant use it :(

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  • bmw325c

    I have jailbreak my iphone but when i go to the website to download applications, the icon comes up on my itunes but there is no genre on it. when it comes time to sync it with my iphone, there is an error saying it can not load onto my iphone. do i need to change the file for it to recognize the file?

  • bmw325c

    I have jailbreak my iphone but when i go to the website to download applications, the icon comes up on my itunes but there is no genre on it. when it comes time to sync it with my iphone, there is an error saying it can not load onto my iphone. do i need to change the file for it to recognize the file?

  • Nirav

    Jailbreaking with blackra1n RC3 will work on ipod touch 3g 32gb model?

    Thanks,

  • Austin

    When I download something from cydia it makes me erase everything on my iPod…what’s wrong?

  • ozzy

    Do you have to connect the iphone to the computer before you begin this process? and do you need to use iTunes for anything during the process?

  • Mario

    Need help i got a Ipod Touch 3.1.2, I jailbreak by blackra1n RC3 but everytime I shut off ipod and then connect to computer I’m obliged to reset ipod. And when I try to install Cydia in wifi mode it take so long that give different error like “time out” etc.
    How can I manage it?
    Thank a lot

  • Buck

    I have been able to successfully jailbreak using blackra1n and load Cydia and install AppSync and load apps. However, my issue is everytime I turn off and turn on my 8 GB iPod Touch, I get the screen showing a USB cable pointing to iTunes telling me to connect my touch to iTunes. I proceed to run blackra1n again and it jailbreaks the phone again and reboots, and then I am able to normally use my touch. Is there anyway to avoid seeing the screen showing a USB cable pointing to iTunes? If I am not near a computer, and I turn it on and I get that, that the touch is useless. I’ve only been able to use the touch is running blackra1n (RC3 the latest) whenever I do plug it in, and when it is tethered to the computer.

    Any feedback will be greatly appreciated, Happy Holidays!

    • Sadly, there isn’t a way yet for iPod Touch 3G. As soon as there is I’ll cover it.

  • John

    I jailbroken my iPod touch 3g 3.1.2 using RC3 and for some things I have to rebootmy iPod touch when I turn of my iPod and turn it back on it goes to recoery mode Or the image of a cable and iTunes is there anything that I can do to stop this I hear this is called a teether jailbreak

  • Gman

    Just wondering. I’m living in West Africa and am having a fully functional yet used iphone 3g 8gb brought to me here. The phone is not jailbroken and I’m as of right now not sure what firmware or baseband the phone is on. When the phone gets to me here, if it is not on the latest firmware and baseband, can I update it via itunes and then use blackra1n/blacksn0w to jailbreak/unlock it? Does the phone need to have the original carrier’s sim card in it to perform this process? Thanks for the help.

  • bs

    have a jailbreaked and unlocked iphone and then i download tom tom , video recorder for iphone 3g 3.1.2an app but it hasnt installled…..helppp

  • Sasum

    I had a problem, it crashed when I checked the XP compatibility mode. I have Vista, 2G iTouch 3.1.2 and all you have to do is not check the box. Because notice, it says check the box if it crashes. Mine crashed a lot. Hope this helps.

  • Doom

    blackrain rc3 is not fully working with ipod touch 32gb 3g OS 3.1.2

    it will jailbreak the player but when i restart it will always ask to recover with itunes so what i have to do is run the blackrain rc3 application everytime i restart my ipod its kind of annoying….
    i hope a new version is comming soon that fixes this problem
    ModelNo:A1318
    EMC 2310

  • SLA5H

    Well I have a freaking problem my jail break with this works… In a way… It will not let me open apps downloaded from the normal app store, well it will open but it just fucking closes 5 seconds after opening any apps from the store, this only happened after jailbreak…. WTF!???

  • SLA5H

    apps from app store don’t work now wtf do I do? they just open and then close 5 sec. after opening them…

    • sid

      try jail breaking again?

  • Johnnny ngo

    Do I have to restore my itouch 3g?

  • my touch 3 gen just crashed on me.blackra1n is a piece of ****.dont even bother using it unless u want to restore your ipod every time u turn it on

    • friedchicken

      You idiots, why not do some freakin research. When you need to “re-jailbreak” your touch 3g every time it restart, thats called a tethered jailbreak, and thats all that exists for the moment for ipod touch 3rd gen’s.

  • Marco

    My apps from the official APP Store don’t work after the jailbreak… :S
    Should I do a restore and then run blackrain?

  • Kouhei

    I’m having the same problem that Slash is having. I go to open apps that I have downloaded from the official app store, and the screen opens up like the app is about to load, and then after a few seconds it goes right back to the main menu… I’m so confused >< any way to fix this? Or does anyone know exactly why this is doing what it's doing? Please e-mail me with any answers: [email protected]

  • liam

    how do u get that app cookie thing to get free apps

  • ross

    can you buy apps on the itunes store for free after jailbrake

  • acmil

    i installed blackra1n and when i switch my ipod off it reboots it. Any solutions so this doesnt happen?

    • sid

      yeaaa no…. theres no solution for that…. for 3rd gens its only tethered so that means everytime u switch off it reboots and u have to jailbreak again… this is called the tethered version….. they still have to make a untethered on for 3rd gens.

  • Jamal

    my 8gb 3.1.2 wont restore it faisl to do so… this is after it was jailbroken….. it only brings up the itunes and usb cord….

    i need help getting it back to normal… i try jailbreaking again but that does not work either…. it just has the jailbreak dude on my screen forever!!!

    what should i do???

  • Paul

    how can i get this same easy download and installation for 3.1.3

  • lean

    it is really an hour to reboot the ipod?

  • Joe

    I have a iphone 3gs 3.1.2 firmware, mc model and i have a untethered jailbreak. Everything works fine. If you have any problems with your iphone or itouch rebooting then try dfu mode if that dont work keep trying. Hold the power and home button together for 10 seconds then release the power button while still holding the home for 5 more seconds. I thought i hade an tethered jailbreak but i dont, even though i have a mc model.

    • Bruno

      Joe,

      I have the a same 3gs modelc runing os 3.1.2 like yours and I have managed to jailbreak and unlock but the only problems is when it boots I have to run blackrain again. Please let me know how you manage yours?

  • Nabil

    Hi, I have a 3rd Gen OS 3.1.3 iPod touch and tried out this guide, it didn’t work. When it got to “Done, wait for reboot” I waited for 5 mins and still nothing, so I canceled it by closing blackra1n, iTunes and turning off my iPod manually.

    • Nabil

      Any advice on how to make it work?

  • raghavendra

    I am not able to jailbreak da device. when i click on make it ra1n i’m getting “waiting for the device” and thats it. it is stopping there. How to check dis.

  • klaas

    the blackrain application, doesn’t even work for me. after i downloaded it and started it up, i get a failure saying it can’t find a component. is says that the ASL.dll was not found :S can somebody help me with this

    • steve

      run blackra1n in this folder
      C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support

      and it should work.i had the same problem.

  • Aumar

    hi, i want to try this but seem every one has problems with this software, im a 1st time user and i have a itouch 8gb version 3.1.2
    all i want to kno, if the software does fails will i be ble to restore my itouch or would it be bricked and usesless?

    thanks

  • Aumar

    hi, i want to try this but seem every one has problems with this software, im a 1st time user and i have a itouch 8gb version 3.1.2
    all i want to kno, if the software does fails will i be ble to restore my itouch or would it be bricked and usesless?

    thanks

  • boylad

    Help! I was jailbeaking and stopped now my ipod is in “recovery mode” and has to install the newest but thats not my problem. I want to know if now its been wipedif i got through with recovery or if there is a way to get it out of recovery mode. Any help would be apreiciated. contact me directly at:

    [email protected]

  • Lina

    hey, i have iphone 3GS upgrated to a firmware of 3.1.3 and i have download blackrain but its not running ,,its giving error the application is due to file missing ASL.dll please reinstall this application and try again.I have downloaded it alot of time and my itunes software is updated also.what should i do?

  • Hessamk

    Thank you .. it was the fastest ever jailbreak program ;)

  • tonz

    aumar it wont be bricked unless you throw it at a wall cause you can just do a full restore

  • jjjj

    i keep trying to download it but every time it does it the icon doesnt show up on my ipod how do i fix this?????????

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  • Nick Apap

    heys,
    i have downloaded blackra1n and when i click 'make it rain' it comes up with an error rebort

  • Nicholas Apap

    i have downloaded blackra1n but when i click “make it rain” it doesnt work and error report pops up and i click dont send

    please help :P

  • Jasonwright1979

    hi

    you need blacksnow it fixes the relevent missing dll files

  • jdoggaz.

    lmao, it didnt work. the program froze & shut down without will, so yeah. ;/

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