How to jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n RC 2



How to jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n RC 2

George Hotz recently released blackra1n RC 2 for iPhone and iPod Touch which fixed various bugs and issues with the jailbreak tool. A good number of previously disappointed users now have succeeded in jailbreaking their devices. For those who still haven’t jailbroken their iPod Touch, here’s a quick guide on how to do that with blackra1n RC 2.

  • Download iTunes 8 from Apple’s website.
  • Upgrade to OS 3.1.2 via iTunes. It will be free if you were already using 3.0 on iPod Touch otherwise you’ll have to buy it.How to jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n RC 2
  • Once your iPod Touch 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 ).How to jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n RC 2
  • Launch the tool, and click the ‘make it ra1n’ button.blackra1n jailbreak by geohot RC2
  • It’ll take some time while your iPod Touch is jailbroken. You’ll see George’s picture, which means it’s working. After the process is complete, it’ll restart.How to jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n RC 2
  • You should see the blackra1n icon in your apps now. Launch it.

How to jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n RC 2


  • From here, you can install Cydia, which lets you install jailbreak applications. You can also install Rock or Icy as well, which are Cydia alternatives.

How to jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n RC 2

How to jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n RC 2

  • Congratulations, you have your iPod Touch 3.1.2 jailbreak up and running.

Note:

  • Only tethered jailbreak is available for iPod Touch 8GB 3G as well as iPhone 3G S, this means that to restart your device after a shutdown, you’ll have to connect it to your Mac or PC and run the jailbreak tool again.
  • This will not unlock your iPhone.
  • A similar process applies to the Mac version. You will not have to change any compatibility settings, though.

Hope this guide is easy enough for you.

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

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  • sonu

    wow its back for 3g 8gb ipod i love you

  • Name

    y the cydia is there but can't open it.

  • Xose Lluis

    Hi, it's worked fine for my Ipod Touch 2G, 8Gigas, *MC* series, upgraded to the 3.1.2 OS, but I had some issues that I think I'll share:
    First I tried with Vista (Spanish language edition):
    ITunes (last version) closed, and all ITunes related processes closed in the Task Manager, ie the helper process. I kept the Apple Management Service running.
    I tried several times ( blackrain in the Windows XP compatibility mode, sometimes with the run as Admin checked and sometimes with it unchecked), and it kept crashing (just got to the “entering restore mode” blackra1n screen and got stuck there). So I had to keep restoring through ITunes and my anxiety went growing…

    In the end, I installed ITunes in my Windows XP (English language edition), ran blackra1n with my Admin account, and in 1 minute I had my IPod jailbroken and happy!!!
    Thanks George!

  • Kevin

    Can you jailbreak your ipod touch with itunes 9 or does it have to be itunes 8?

  • camazon

    have attempted many other jailbreaks and this one was by far the easiest had a bit of lag to it when Cydia was first installed but things are fine now… thank ya my friend

  • camazon

    have attempted many other jailbreaks and this one was by far the easiest had a bit of lag to it when Cydia was first installed but things are fine now… thank ya my friend

  • kayewashington

    I downloaded the 3.1.2 version from itunes already. Am I screwed?

  • medic16763

    george…
    i had my latest itunes downgraded from 9 to 8 now.. but the problem… once i connected the data cable to my ipod touch 2g 32gb it always prompted that the usb is malfunctioning…i dont know…i tried red snow…but still my ipod touch wont even turn on… hope you will assist me on this george… im desperate.. thanks in advance….

  • medic16763

    hope for ur rush help!

  • medic16763

    george…
    i had my latest itunes downgraded from 9 to 8 now.. but the problem… once i connected the data cable to my ipod touch 2g 32gb it always prompted that the usb is malfunctioning…i dont know…i tried red snow…but still my ipod touch wont even turn on… hope you will assist me on this george… im desperate.. thanks in advance….

  • medic16763

    hope for ur rush help!

  • Ahmad

    No ….. Actually blackra1n ONLY jailbreaks 3.1.2 ….. and if this is an iPhone, blacksn0w unlocks 3.1.2 baseband 5.11.07 only ….. so enjoy :D

  • Ahmad

    Yes u can

  • gonecrazy

    man i have 3g 8gb and canot jailbreak it have tryed about 300 times anyone got any ideas please would love to donate if it worked i accually had it once 3 days ago but i uninstalled blackrain and when i hooked it to pc it was gone now it keeps going to recovery mode then black skreen can some one please help. please. my email is [email protected] or just post here ill keep lookin i just bought it a week ago

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  • maximus

    ok so when i jailbreak it, it gets to the point to where the itouch says to connect to itunes and doesnt leave that screen. itunes says that it has found a device that is in recovery mode and the itouch needs to be restored. help! im using a mac btw.. my email is

  • Carole

    I downloaded it and all, but I accidenlty turned it off and now it's asking me to connect to itunes and I have to restore it. What do I do?

  • 3.1.2 is crap :)

    just run the blackrain, and it will automatically works :D

  • 3.1.2 is crap :)

    just run the blackrain, and it will automatically works :D

  • Sven

    So, does this one properly work on the 32gb touch? You don’t have to reboot it every time you put it off?

  • stuckmoto

    AWESOME!!!!! Took a couple of minutes to figure out…..

  • bubuche

    Hello, I’ve got an Ipod Touch 3G 32Gb MC model. Please, can someone tell me if the jailbreak fot that ipod work ? will work ? or won’t ?

    Thanks for answer

  • Rene

    Most of the thread above only mentions Ipod Touch 8GB 2G, mine is Ipod Touch 16GB 2G. Will it work in the 16GB model? Please bear with me as I’m not really a techie.

  • worked fine took 2 mins max =]

  • idk

    I just jail-broke my iPod Touch (32 GB). It worked fine when i put in just standby, When I powered off the iPod and tried to turn it back on, the ipod wouldn’t. There was a picture telling me to connect the iPod to iTunes. Is this is a common problem.

    • Ahmed Ockba (Coordinator)

      this what they called “tethered” when ever your ipod shut down you will need to do jailbreak again see the notes first one.

      You should never let it shut down and atleast for the time being until they figure out a way.

      Best Regards

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

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

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

  • C Lane

    blackrain wont even open on my mac – its downloaded and all but it wont open up what should i do?

    • Ahmed Ockba (Coordinator)

      chnage to xp its better 4 u

  • Ahmed Ockba (Coordinator)

    I just want to share my experince for such a thing.
    Device: iPod Touch 32 G.B.
    F/W : 3.1.2 I think it’s 3rd gen (It doesn’t really matter).
    O/S : VISTA Ultimate.

    I followed the steps as described within windows Vista, but when it come to the “recovery mode”.
    usb —>itune pic It’s hangs I don’t know what happening
    (Idid run under compt. mode + admin)
    but without any luck.
    several shutdown and restart also without any luck.
    I just changed to Win. Xp sp2 and statrted the blackra1n and it really work and my ipod is jail broken.

    So use the xp is much better and consstant.

    The Following log is form blackra1n under the vista and where it hang
    =============================
    INFO: welcome to blackra1n for windows
    INFO: loaded dll at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\iTunesMobileDevice.dll
    INFO: button clicked
    INFO: internal device callback called
    INFO: callbacks registered
    INFO: sent enter recovery command
    =============================

    Summary: When ever it hungs under vista cont. your work on xp it will work.

    Regards

  • yo

    yo, i’ve looked through all the comments and threads, but there doesnt seem to be an answer to the question: “does blackrain RC 2 work for the itouch 3gen MC models?”

    I have an itouch 8g 3rd gen software 3.1.2 and i want to jail break my itouch, but every commenter who says blackrain worked for them either has a 2nd gen or doesnt mention if their itouch is an MB or MC model, help me out here.

    • Ahmed Ockba (Coordinator)

      I don’t know what is the MC models,
      Mine was ipod touch 3g 32 G.B.
      F/W. 3.1.2
      and it’s worked

      • Tony T.

        I have the same one as you do which i just got. Does it tether since you jail broke it?

  • Shaiddy

    Me too help me too cuz im desperated!!!!

  • sammy

    thanks! it worked like a charm.!

    Ipod touch 2g 16 gig.

    notes:
    ignore itunes if it tells you to restore. quit it :D

  • darshan

    i had jailbroken my ipod but it showed a message like connection problem and whenever i restart my ipod it has a display of connect to itunes ans itunes show recovery mode.if i again click blackra1n then it starts as normal and i donot have a blackrain logo
    and every time i restart it has itunes connetion sign
    plz guys help me out

  • @yo @Shaiddy

    Hey! The newest Blackra1n jailbreak will work on an iPod Touch third gen BUT if you completely shut down and turn on your iPod the jailbreak will be erased. This predicament only occurs on third-gen iPod Touches. The Blackra1n devs are working on an update that will fix this…

    AND make sure you have updated to iPhone OS 3.1.2 and have the newest edition of iTunes.

    I did this jailbreak 3 days ago on my iPod Touch 2nd gen via Win XP. It’s awesome.

  • Ellion42

    kay i got is working
    took some effort
    close itunes while i reboots
    i think i have a 3g (got it new christmas of 2009)
    and i run windows 7
    thanks dude

  • Schwagg itouch 3

    Worked great !!!!!! I WILL DONATE FOR SURE!!!! it was like 1 2 3 ….. this is what i did. plugged device and made sure itunes was running and rec my device then i ran the download , few pop ups for ok then after i closed all the pop ups bt pressing ok i seen the imagie on my device, moments later it restart i entered my password and there was the app, started it and working great thanks again!!!!!

  • Kush

    Does this work for ipod touch 3.1.2????? because your pic shows that it is done for iphone…. PLZZZ REPLY………….

  • NV

    Hi IPOD touch 3.1.2 here, downloaded blackra1n and its now on ipod..whenevr i open the application to download Cydia it says under “PLEASE SELECT PACKAGES” : please check your internet connection.
    I wonder what can be done here?

  • KJ

    what if i have itunes 9?

  • kev

    Can I jailbreak with itune9?

  • Ryan

    when i run Cydia, it says Reorganising Will close automatically.. is this meant to happen?

  • vinny

    how do u do it?????????????????

  • tman

    awesome tool, kudos to George Hotz on a fantastic jailbreak tool.
    I didn’t think it would be this easy!

  • wizzer40

    I have an IPod Touch 8g 3rd Gen, with 3.1.2. Just had to restore. I see all my apps in I-Tunes and when I try to sync, some will not sync back onto my touch. Do I have not reinstall these individually or is there another way to get them to all sync back onto my Touch? Thanks

  • Aidan

    Dude! Thanks! This article is very helpful and Blainra1n jailbroke my iPod Touch quickly and seamlessly.

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  • Jake

    Does it matter what country you are in when you’re jailbreaking iPod touch?

  • seamus

    can this work for ipod touch 2.2.1

  • beefcake

    will this still work if i upgrade to iTunes 9?

  • Anonymous

    How do i find the .exe file before i download all that shows up is the make it ra1n screen…my problem is that i cant change to Windows XP compatibility

  • morris

    i jailbroke my iphone with blackrain, everything went well.
    i tried to jailbreak my girlfriend’s ipod touch 3g it didnt work
    after george’s face, an ipod plug appears and ask me to connect the ipod to itunes.
    what can i do to resolve the problem?
    cheers

    • ctrl+alt+dlt and kill all itunes processes

  • jojo

    THIS SUCKS I can’t jail brake my i pod because black ra1n is a fagget!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bendover

    works great. i used itunes 9 just fine. just one thing…read carefully and follow the instructions!

  • chelsea

    each time i use blackrain it goes through the process but keeps sayn ihpone cant support sim card and nothing goes through properly after that…please help!

    • ardniban

      guyz im done.yes really.i ve got ipod touch 3g 8 gig.when i bought it it was on 3.1.1 os but on the way i got it with 3.1.3 upgraded .but i tried to jailbreak it but couldnt.bcoz it got 3.1.3 .for this there is no jail breaking software.but you can jail break it .really .download 2gen ipod touch os,3.1.2, restore it with i tunes.it does accept this firmware. and go for further process to job done

      • Pete

        ok so I know how how to go back to 3.1.2!

        1. Go to https://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/
        2. Go down to the bottom download button not the Top!
        3. click the arrow thing pointing up and down and click iPod 3.1.2 with whichever generation yours is
        4. it will bring you to a link and click regular download. You might have to wait a bit for the second thing under premium download to load.
        5. when its done downloading open itunes and plug your iPod in.
        6. hold shift and click restore. Open the 3.1.2 download and it will restore with 3.1.2.

  • Gryphon

    i clicked make it ra1n, but i’m not seeing the guy’s face… it’s saying to wait for reboot but its not working. Anyone know what i’m doing wrong???

  • sadiel

    DOOntt work
    everything i try dont work, the logo dont show
    i have a ipodtouch MC 3rd gen
    Helpppppppppppp!! please

    i’ll donate to any body that help me

  • Bruno

    WAO! THIS IS ULTRA SIMPLE
    THANKS!

  • huh???

    im waiting for the face, so what does it look like? waiting, waiting, waiting!!

  • Topher

    I installed blackrain in win7 64 bit with itunes 9 and it worked. I had 3.1.2 firmware installed first and followed the instructions above. My ipod touch is 1st gen. No problems encountered, yet..

  • Jacquez

    I tried to download a theme and it said connect to itunes so i had to do a restore thats gonna take like 5 hrs

  • Ardasher

    how long will it take to reboot plz help!!!

  • dude

    this is so simple a baby could do it, props man, took me 3-4 hours to jb my first ipod yesterday, this took me 1 min

  • Avery

    I am really confused and new at this whole thing I downloaded it and the application is there and i ran it and downloaded a theme. But how do i make my them work do i have to reboot the ipod or what?

    • you have to go to cydia and download winter board. then download the theme you want and press home. go to winter board app on the home screen. select the theme that you downloaded and press home then it will take about 30 seconds and slide it to unlock and you will have your theme!

  • Awesome App

    Awesome app, no problems what so ever!! Just had to update some stuff in cydia and walaa!!

  • Q4S

    I may have missed something, but how do I downgrade my ipod touch to 3.1.2?

  • tom

    Okay so i downloaded it worked fine besides the tether and downloaded installous and downloaded games utilities et. which was cool and had about 80 apps with an extra of 400 mbs. now i deleted half of those including some music and pictures and videos so i have about 40 or so apps and for some reason it says now that i have about 28.8 mbs of free space. what the hek happened?

  • ardniban

    guyz im done.yes really.i ve got ipod touch 3g 8 gig.when i bought it it was on 3.1.1 os but on the way i got it with 3.1.3 upgraded .but i tried to jailbreak it but couldnt.bcoz it got 3.1.3 .for this there is no jail breaking software.but you can jail break it .really .download 2gen ipod touch os,3.1.2, restore it with i tunes.it does accept this firmware. and go for further process to job done

  • this doesn’t work all it did is f… up my ipod and take everything off

  • this doesn’t work all it did is f… up my ipod and take everything off

  • sahem

    hello i have windows vista and i did the whole process once and it worked fine. my iPod shut down and i had to do it again. everytime from now on i can not get it to work. i gets to the screen where it says “done, wait to reboot” and nothing happens. i was hoping for some advice on what to do. REPLY PLEASE

    • sahem

      also i have 3.1.3 if that makes a difference

      • Connor

        well that’s because when it says ”done, wait for reboot”
        you have to shut down your ipod and then put it back on and then it works again and yes i think you can’t get blackra1n with ipod/iphone with the version 3.1.3

  • Connor

    i can’t put the blackra1n on my ipod is that because i have a 3.1.3 version????

  • mmm i been waiting for like 3 min now and my iPod screen is black should i wait more
    mm im downloading something right now do u think thats the problem??? Help me

  • ritesh

    hey guys, it took me a about 3 or 4 tries but i did it in the end. ive got a ipod touch 1st gen. i restored it and then exited itunes and press ctrl+alt+del and went to task manager, and stopped the processes for anything itunes related. then i just ran blackra1n normally.

  • mikeru

    it works but the only thing my ipod shutdown or no batt. why we always have to connect and run the jailbreak tool again but thanks anyway it works ….

  • gary

    what if you get to the point where it says, “enjoy your jailbroken iphone”, but the blackra1n icon is not showing up on the device?

    • You should re do the whole jailbreak process then

  • peter

    im new att this so pls help me.
    I just wonder if i can completely jailbreak my ipod touch 3g 3.1.2 whit this quide?

  • Coen

    heyy,
    listen ive uninstalled this jail break can i reinstall this

  • Angel

    Yo, I keep trying and trying but it keeps me on the itunes and the plug thing then when i manually restarted is when the blackrain thing pops up saying enjoy and yet nothing happens i have done this 3 times

  • kevin

    when you get blackra1n on the ipod on it is it jailbroken
    and can you turn the ipod off

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