Jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n

The jailbreak for iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 is finally here, and from none other than George Hotz who has been jailbreaking the iPhone since it was first launched. Called blackra1n, this Windows only jailbreak tool works for all iPhones ( 2G, 3G, and 3GS ) as well as iPod Touch 2G and 3G.

Jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n

Warning 3G and 3GS unlockers, do not upgrade to 3.1.2 using iTunes if you want to keep your unlock. Baseband cannot be downgraded. Check out the dev team’s offerings. Also blackra1n doesn’t hacktivate.

Jailbreak your iPod Touch using blackra1n

  • Upgrade to OS 3.1.2 via iTunes. It’s free if you were already using 3.0 on iPod Touch otherwise you’ll have to buy it.Jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n 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.Jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n 3
  • Launch the tool, and click the ‘make it ra1n’ button.Jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n 4
  • It’ll take some time while your iPod Touch is jailbroken. You’ll see George’s picture, which means it’s working. After it’s down, it’ll restart.Jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n 5
  • You should see the blackra1n icon in your apps now. Launch it.

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  • From here, you can install Cydia, which lets you install jailbreak applications. You can also try Rock or Icy.

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

blackra1n isn’t available for OS X yet but expect it soon. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below.

UPDATE: If your device doesn’t boot again, don’t panic. Just re-run blackra1n while the device is plugged in.

UPDATE 2: Check out the new blog post to fix your issues with jailbreaking iPod Touch.

UPDATE 3: blackra1n for Mac has been released!

UPDATE 4: blackra1n RC2 has been released and contains fixes for many issues.

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.

Download blackra1n

Here’s an alternate method: How to jailbreak iPod Touch firmware 3.1.2 with Sn0wbreeze

Update 5:  Use this guide to jailbreak all iPod Touch models with OS 3.1.2/3.1.3 untethered using Spirit Jailbreak!

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1,894 comments

      1. hahaha you losers do you know how to fix it now ??
        if not it is blankly obviousss like seriously..it even says “UPDATE: If your device doesn’t boot again, don’t panic. Just re-run blackra1n while the device is plugged in.” like omg !

        1. I tried that Stace, and then it just got stuck on the waiting for ipod screen, and now my ipod is stuck on the screen where it says plug in to itunes and I can’t restore.

        2. Actually now I can get it all done but it says all done wait for reboot and I wait but nothing happens, and i reboot manually by pressing home and lock button for 20 secs and it restarts like regular. I just can’t get the black ra1n app onto ipod..

      2. i figured out a way to get past that restore screen all u have to do is go to black ra1n and jailbreak from there and wat the jailbreak will do is hack that and just jailbreak it

    1. My i just ran the balick ra1n and it worked and everyhting but now my ipod won’t turn bakc on and it wonrt even show up on itunes any suggestions on what to do??

        1. but if you do restore it in itunes, doesn’t that erase all your apps and everything on the ipod?

      1. i think you have to plug your itouch in to itunes and click some button.
        theres videos about it on youtube.

  1. Hi, I am locked on to a network operator and I dont want it to get unlocked. So is it possible to use this jailbreak onto an iphone 3gs without unlocking? Thanx.

    1. i have the same as you iphone 3gs 3.1 and jailbroken with blackra1n and it works very well so just jailbreak it!!!!!

  2. If you are already using 3.1.2, just connect your iPod, run the blackra1n app and let it do its work. It should work smoothly. I jailbroke my iPod Touch in the first go with blackra1n. You don't need purplera1n for this.

  3. Reading other forums I have read that u need to have some tool called pwnage tool/redsnow to unlock those firmwares on 3.1.2 but its not released yet. I have got the firmware 3.0.1 and I am wondering whether I have to use this blackra1n hack.

  4. If you want to unlock your iPhone, you should use Ultrasnow. But it won't work if you upgrade to 3.1.2 firmware and could cause issues down the road when unlocking since the baseband would be upgraded. You should wait for an updated version of Ultrasnow.

    1. Hi
      same happened to me! now all that comes up is the apple symbol
      i can’t even use my iphone!
      I downloaded blackra1n then cydia and through cydia downloaded blacksnow to unlock my original iphone and it went black but hasnt rebooted and its been 48 hours!
      any advice??

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  6. i have an iphone 3g the firmware is 3.1.2 and the baseband 05.11.07 can i jailbreak it with this blackra1n???

  7. right tried again same thing ipod stays in dfu tried holding home and power the same time and still the same any help please

  8. Ok can u like give me step by step instructions as im using 3.1 firmware which came pre-installed instead of 3.1.2. Should I use pwnage tool/redsnow/ultrasnow first? Or should I go straight to activating the Blackra1n app? Thanx.

  9. Doesn't work here. After the “Enjoy your jailbroken iphone” message, it keeps waiting for reboot. I manually reboot it but still doesn't work. iPod Touch 1G here. Any solution?

  10. THIS HACK WILL JAILBREAK YOUR iPHONE ON THE OS 3.X.X – MEANING 3.1.2, 3.1 etc. etc…

    NO UNLOCK AVAILABLE UNTIL NOW ONCE YOU'VE UPDATED TO 3.1 / 3.1.2 USING ITUNES!!!!!!!!!!

    WHICH MEANS DO NOT UPDATE THE OFFICIAL FIRMWARE VIA ITUNES ONCE HACKED.

    IF HACKED IT MIGHT UPDATE YOUR BASEBAND AND YOU CANNOT UNLOCK IT IN THE FUTURE.

  11. Itunes shouldn't be running when with blackra1n running. You should try restoring your ipod touch firmware to the default 3.1.2 without running blackra1n and then try the jailbreak again.

    1. i try putting a theme on my ipod touch with cydia and a blackra1n jailbreak and it tells me to reboot and i did and it went to the connect to itunes thingy how do i get it to work?

  12. Some people have been reporting this issue. You could try restoring the firmware and try blackra1n again. It worked for me in the first try while I wrote this guide. I had wi-fi disabled by the way.

  13. been waiting 25mins for my itouch 3rd gen, blackra1n is still entering recovery, how long should i wait or do i try again

  14. I did receive a message saying that my ipod touch has been jailbroken but I don't see any new icons on my screen? I am using ipod touch 2nd generation firmware 3.1.2. Please help.

  15. How long should this take? It's been stuck at the entering recovery mode for about 1 1/2 hours now…

  16. I restored the touch and ran blackra1n. Got the successful message but when I go to Itunes it tells me that the ipod is recovery mode. I must restore this ipod before I can use it with itunes ;(

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  18. After reading every single post on the enclosed website, it seems that 99% of ipod touch 8gb 3g users are the ones having the issue with this. can more people deny or confirm this?

  19. Hi, I am locked on to a network operator and I dont want it to get unlocked. So is it possible to use this jailbreak onto an iphone 3gs without unlocking? Thanx.

  20. My Itouch is DEAD. I downloaded the soft and ran it and I got to the part where is says my ipod needs to reboot, the screen went black and then nothing. Now I can’t get itunes to reset my itouch. I’m using the latest itunes and vista, keep getting an error “Ipod server can not be contact, not enough privileges” Help Please

  21. My Itouch is DEAD. I downloaded the soft and ran it and I got to the part where is says my ipod needs to reboot, the screen went black and then nothing. Now I can’t get itunes to reset my itouch. I’m using the latest itunes and vista, keep getting an error “Ipod server can not be contact, not enough privileges” Help Please

  22. I have been trying like hell to do it….
    But it just doesnt work.
    I am using win XP and my firm is 3.1.2
    I just got this touch today…
    I download the blackra1n but can't make the thing works like the pic up there…
    Do you want me to use the purple thing first?

  23. If you are already using 3.1.2, just connect your iPod, run the blackra1n app and let it do its work. It should work smoothly. I jailbroke my iPod Touch in the first go with blackra1n. You don't need purplera1n for this.

  24. Reading other forums I have read that u need to have some tool called pwnage tool/redsnow to unlock those firmwares on 3.1.2 but its not released yet. I have got the firmware 3.0.1 and I am wondering whether I have to use this blackra1n hack.

  25. If you want to unlock your iPhone, you should use Ultrasnow. But it won't work if you upgrade to 3.1.2 firmware and could cause issues down the road when unlocking since the baseband would be upgraded. You should wait for an updated version of Ultrasnow.

  26. OK, I Jailbreaked my Iphone 3gs with BlackRa1n but now need to onlock it. It is running 3.1 (7C144), modem firmware 05.11.07

    Anybody know how

  27. Hmm i use a ipt3g with firmware 3.1.2 and it didn't work.
    With windows xp/vista and windows 7.
    After rebooting it gets stuck at dfu mode…

    Has someone a solutuion for this?

  28. i have an iphone 3g the firmware is 3.1.2 and the baseband 05.11.07 can i jailbreak it with this blackra1n???

  29. right tried again same thing ipod stays in dfu tried holding home and power the same time and still the same any help please

  30. right tried again same thing ipod stays in dfu tried holding home and power the same time and still the same any help please

  31. Ok can u like give me step by step instructions as im using 3.1 firmware which came pre-installed instead of 3.1.2. Should I use pwnage tool/redsnow/ultrasnow first? Or should I go straight to activating the Blackra1n app? Thanx.

  32. Doesn't work here. After the “Enjoy your jailbroken iphone” message, it keeps waiting for reboot. I manually reboot it but still doesn't work. iPod Touch 1G here. Any solution?

  33. Whenever I try this, I hit “make it rain” then Itunes opens up and says it “has detected an Ipod in recover mode. You must restor this Ipod before it can be used with Itunes.” After restoring it and what not, I try to run Blackrain again and same thing occurs. Any1 know whats up?
    Thx

  34. I don´t get it, first you warn “do not upgrade to 3.1.2 using iTunes ” and after that, in the instructions you say “Upgrade to OS 3.1.2 via iTunes”.

    my phone it´s like new, never jailbreak, just upgraded to 3.1.2 using itunes. Can I jailbreak with this method?

  35. ************help please******************

    i have been trying to do this but i need major help.. i have an itouch software 3.1.2 (im not sure which gen my itouch is but its 8gig with external volume control), itunes 9, windows vista but i changed the compatibility thing. so when i try to run the blackra1n with itouch plugged in it says “restoring” but then it opens itunes and forces me to do an itunes restore, at the end of that restore blackra1n says “Done!!” but i dont have the app on my itouch and my itouch never shows a picture of geohot… Any help will be greatly appreciated and i can be contacted at Blazejunk@yahoo.com..

  36. THIS HACK WILL JAILBREAK YOUR iPHONE ON THE OS 3.X.X – MEANING 3.1.2, 3.1 etc. etc…

    NO UNLOCK AVAILABLE UNTIL NOW ONCE YOU'VE UPDATED TO 3.1 / 3.1.2 USING ITUNES!!!!!!!!!!

    WHICH MEANS DO NOT UPDATE THE OFFICIAL FIRMWARE VIA ITUNES ONCE HACKED.

    IF HACKED IT MIGHT UPDATE YOUR BASEBAND AND YOU CANNOT UNLOCK IT IN THE FUTURE.

  37. Can anyone help?? Everything works fine. However, when it says “wait for reboot”, the picture goes off the screen, the ipod turns off, then does NOTHING. What do I do???

    1. no, everything stays. as long as your ipod is backed up on your computer, even if all hell breaks loose on your ipod, you can restore it. bottom line, nothing is deleted.

  38. I updated my new ipod touch to 3.1.2 via itunes. I restored the firmware and ran blackra1n but I did not see any blackra1n icon after the ipod rebooted. Do I have to be connected to the internet via wi-fi for this process? Please help. Thanks

  39. Itunes shouldn't be running when with blackra1n running. You should try restoring your ipod touch firmware to the default 3.1.2 without running blackra1n and then try the jailbreak again.

  40. Some people have been reporting this issue. You could try restoring the firmware and try blackra1n again. It worked for me in the first try while I wrote this guide. I had wi-fi disabled by the way.

  41. been waiting 25mins for my itouch 3rd gen, blackra1n is still entering recovery, how long should i wait or do i try again

  42. I did receive a message saying that my ipod touch has been jailbroken but I don't see any new icons on my screen? I am using ipod touch 2nd generation firmware 3.1.2. Please help.

  43. How long should this take? It's been stuck at the entering recovery mode for about 1 1/2 hours now…

  44. help someone!!
    Im on windows 7 and when i try runnung purplera1n witht the compatibility mode etc on an ipod touch 3g 3.1.2, it puts it into DFU mode, then purplera1n stops working and closes.. any help??
    Thanks

  45. I restored the touch and ran blackra1n. Got the successful message but when I go to Itunes it tells me that the ipod is recovery mode. I must restore this ipod before I can use it with itunes ;(

  46. purplera1n doesn't work w/ 3.1/3.1.2

    you need blackra1n

    I have not been able to get it working though

  47. Thank you very much !!! It worked perfectly! All I need to do now is to get my wi-fi setting correct. Thanks again for your help. Guys.. The blackra1n icon is usually on the second screen! Slide your finger to the left and you should see it on the top left ;) Good luck! I'm off to sleep! oh Lord !

  48. Hai. I tried your guide but it didn't work. D: I didn't see geohot's picture on my phones screen & it was stuck on rebooting device when I ran it as Windows XP (using the compatibility thing.) & Also I can't backup my phone. Help please?

  49. i have tried and tired to get my ipod touch to work with this program and it wont work keeps freein at the itunes usb screen. I have a ipod touch 3g with firmware version 3.1.2. Can anyone please help me.

  50. i have a ipod touch 3g i jailbreak it and i see geohot pictures and it says wait for reboot.. and i wait… it turns off but doesn't turn back on… what do i do?

  51. …and it worked, jst put the icon on my desktop, ran it and it worked wiithin 30seconds on 3rd time of tryin, thanks!

  52. I have followed instructions carefully and no luck. I have restored and tried again. I am having the same issue as Yatin had, yet he did not say what it was that he did to get it to work. Do I need to completely shut iTunes down with msconfig? or just exit and then run blackra1n? When it says that ipod is in recovery mode and needs to be restored, is that normal?

  53. yeah i get the same problem it gets stuck on the blank screen after geohot face appears. Think this program dosnt work for the ipod 3g 8gb must be a fake.

    1. are you on pot? do you realize how many people use this? and how many have 8gb? this works almost flawlessly. if something is wrong its either by you giving up or you messing up.

  54. Am i right to think that when itunes opens as soon as blackra1n says it will be jailbreak after reboot is the conflict? If I am …how do I get itunes to stop reading the ipod until it reboots? I am not able to get past this point. The screen stays blank and when I reboot myself, my touch is normal with no icon.

  55. Hi, I have an IPhone 3GS, i installed the 3.1.2 firmware and followed the process, but my iphone gets stuck in the recovery mode with itunes logo and the plug image, blackra1n stucks with the message “entering recovery…” and nothing happens, please help me solve this problem, i've tried to launch blackra1n using admin mode, but didn't work, please…

  56. yes i tried no luck… and it says its still in recovery mode for itunes… so i restored it and tried 3 more times and no luck

  57. okay i downloaded it and plugged my ipod in and opened blackra1n and i clicked make it ra1n and now it says “waiting for phone” and it wont do anything. and now my ipod displays the usb itunes thing on the screen. what do i do? what did i do wrong?

  58. k. i jailbroke my ipod touch 2gen. but i got no music. no nothing. if i plug it into itunes will it sync?

  59. i did all the stuff up to the “make it ra1n” and now it says “waiting for phone” and it wont do anything now. and my ipod touch is in the usb itunes connect screen. what did i do wrong?

  60. THIS SUCKED MY IPOD KEEPS SAYING ITUNES HAS ENCOUNTER A PROBLEM RESTORE ITOUCH AND I HAD BEARLY RESTORED IT WITH 3.1.2 IT SUCKED AND I EVEN DID RIGHT CLICK ON THAT PURPLE SUCK TO MAKE IT COMPATIBLE WITH MY WINDOWS . SHIT….

  61. hey, please help me out.
    I read that itunes needs to be closed for jailbreak to work so i closed itunes and ran blackrain. when my ipod goes into dfu with blackrain, itunes automaticly opens and it shows the usb screen on the ipod touch.
    What do I do? It there a way to disable itunes from automaticly starting?

  62. Do I need wi-fi to install Cydia to after I get blackra1n icon ? Or can I install Cydia using data cable too ?

  63. Hi, I've got a little problem. If I want to download cydia, it always says: error downloading cydia. Could not download. Error: Error Doman=NSURLErrorDomain Code =-1001 UserInfo=0x17aa10 “timed out”

    Can you help me please?

  64. yeah i did and it says waitng for recovery and then the itunes usb thing pops up on the ipod, and it stays on the waiting for recovery screen forever…plzzzz help man please!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Hey, if I start “blackra1n” it always says: Using Cached Apps List. The apps can not be downloaded. Make sure you have a valid internet connection. But my internet connection is ok… Can you help me pls?

  66. Ditto with me, ive probably restored 20 times now. I guess I'll just sit tight and wait for more responses, or for my pc guru to figure out how to do this for me. BlackRa1n runs, the logo pops up on the ipod (2gen 8gb, 3.1.1 ootb with 3.1.2 upgraded), then the program on the PC says “done, waiting for reboot” and it NEVER REBOOTS. If anyone does come up with a good answer please email me at g0dless420@yahoo.com thanks XD

  67. I've been waiting for mine to reboot… it's been about 5 minutes and nothing. I've tried 3 times… maybe 4 is a charm?

  68. WOW! im on the iphone 3gs 3.1.2 and i clicked make it rain and the next thing i know my phone was jailbroken. amazing. I LUV U

  69. Step Three : Hit the large make it rain button, and wait for your device to entering in Recovery mode. The conventional recovery mode screen is replaced by GeoHotz photo like the screenshot below.

    The Recovery screen has not changed.

  70. some one please email me what to do, ive read so many sights today that i cant remember where i've been… the blackra1n app appears to run fine, and it gives the message “done, waiting for reboot” …but thats it. after that point it doesnt reboot even if i try to use dfu mode (sleep/home for 10 secs). I have an 8gb 2nd gen 3.1.1 out of the box and updated to 3.1.2… any info may get missed if posted here so please email me a respones at g0dless420@yahoo.com… g0d bless Geo!!

  71. I just ran blackra1n on my iPhone 3Gs 3.1.2 and all worked fine. I actually did it twice… I then tried with my iPod 3G 3.1.2, and no luck. After geo's face shows up for a good minute, and then the loading icon shows on the bottom of the icon, the screen goes blank, and nothing else happens. I left it there for 15 minutes, and it won't even turn back on. When I load up iTunes it says it needs to be restored. iTunes pops up during the JB process, but it did it with the iPhone, so I think it's irrelevant as long as iTunes is closed when you start the process.

    I think it is safe to say, unless someone specifically posts that they got it working with their iPod 3G 3.1.2, that it in fact does not work.

    Note:
    I've tried the process several times fo rthe iPod with no prevail. I performed the process on the iPhone twice, successfully each time. 3.1.1 and 3.1.2

    1. which problem do you have? if you bought it recently it should be running 3.1.2 software. just download blackra1n then run it. the icon, which is a black rain drop, should appear on your i touch. click it, then download cydia, then you can download all the apps and junk.

  72. Well had a working jailbroken 3.01 now have a unjailbrakable version 3.12, thanks to this non working app

  73. You keep saying that, but people keep having the same problem. Re-running blackra1n.exe simply results in the screen saying that its waiting for an iPhone/iPod to be connected. Of course disconnecting the iPod fully, waiting a few seconds, and reconnecting it does NOT resolve any issue.

  74. I am having a hard time Jail breaking my Touch 2g 16 gb

    Maybe i have to Run as Administrator along with running in XP compatibility mode ?

    ( I Have tried both 32 and 64 Bit computers, both windows vista )

    Any help anyone? Thanks

  75. This is what the developer has told for the iPod Touch 3G jailbreak. It worked fine for me and other people though so I'm trying to help those who are unable to jailbreak with all I can.
    Sorry to know it doesn't work for you.

  76. yes – I've repeated the bloody process 6 times! Restore ipod, run blackra1n, doesnt reboot. Then the same again. 6 times! What do i do?????

  77. i have just run this on my wifes 3.1.2 8gb 3g, i am running windows 7 x64 rtm build 7600 (if this info helps anyone) and all i did was run blackra1n as admin then (no compatability mode) all was good, make sure itunes is not open before you try running it might conflict with the app (possibly), hope this info is helpfull to someone

  78. I got Blackra1n installed smoothly on my ipod touch 3rd gen but I can not get Cydia/Rock and/or Icy install with the Blackra1n icon. It giving me the error below even though the safari and youtube are working with my wifi.

    Error Downloading Cydia
    Could not download
    Error: Error
    Domain=NSURLErrorDomain
    Code=-1001 UserInfo=0x180f10
    “time out”

  79. I have the iPod Touch 8GB 3g and I am thinking about running blackra1n. Please let me know if it finally worked for you or any one with the same iPod. Tnx

  80. hey there
    great guide, im having some problems though
    i have an iphone 3g on 3.1.2
    on windows vista
    the problem is that when i run blackra1n
    it goes all good till it goes to recovery mode
    where it does not turn to the picture of the guy,
    rather it is the apple connect to itunes logo

    ive tried to do different things ( run as administrator, change compatibility ect.)
    but no luck?

    any suggestions/solutions?

    thanks alot zach

  81. Useless answer. If the phone bricks out to DFU then blackra1n hangs at the first screen waiting for th phone to be conected.

    It's s non-recoverable DFU state (unlike the redsn0w issues) which requires restoration.

    Re-running blackra1n is fucking useless, and geogay is a script kiddie with a god complex

  82. Whenever I try this, I hit “make it rain” then Itunes opens up and says it “has detected an Ipod in recover mode. You must restor this Ipod before it can be used with Itunes.” After restoring it and what not, I try to run Blackrain again and same thing occurs. Any1 know whats up?
    Thx

  83. Cool, very easy to install. With vista OS, remember to copy “blackra1n” to the C: and run it in xp compatability mode. Thanks fent!

  84. Whenever I try this, I hit “make it rain” then Itunes opens up and says it “has detected an Ipod in recover mode. You must restor this Ipod before it can be used with Itunes.” After restoring it and what not, I try to run Blackrain again and same thing occurs. Any1 know whats up?
    Thx

  85. Nope, i have the Touch 8GB 3.1.2 and i have tried everything:

    -Disable Auto Syncing in
    -Compatibility Mode (Running Vista)
    -Killing all ITunes processes in Task Manager
    -Even running it on XP Professional
    Please help me!!!

    Log:
    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
    INFO: internal recovery callback called
    INFO: unregistered normal mode callback
    INFO: go go gadget ra1n
    INFO: send command started
    INFO: file opened
    ioctl: 1
    INFO: command setenv auto-boot true sent
    INFO: send command started
    INFO: file opened
    ioctl: 0
    INFO: command saveenv sent
    send payload: 0
    INFO: start sending exploit
    ioctl: 0
    INFO: exploit closed 0
    sent exploit
    INFO: send command started
    INFO: file opened
    ioctl: 0
    INFO: command geohot sent
    send picture: 0
    INFO: send command started
    INFO: file opened
    ioctl: 0
    INFO: command setpicture 0 sent
    INFO: send command started
    INFO: file opened
    ioctl: 0
    INFO: command bgcolor 1 1 1 sent
    send ramdisk: 0
    INFO: send command started
    INFO: file opened
    ioctl: 0
    INFO: command geohot sent
    INFO: I JUST DROPPED IT LIKE ITS HOT
    WARN: wtf who called this?
    INFO: global callback finished

  86. ok so i tried to jailbreak my ipod but it wouldnt work (keep in mind im using vista) so i tried to NOT run it in compatibility mode and it worked fine

  87. and by the way do NOT and i repeat do NOT install icy only install rock and cydia bcuz icy will corrupt an important file that i cannot name right now and besides icy is useless

  88. but if your ipod doesnt reboot close blackra1n and run it again and if it doesnt work at all place blackra1n in your C: drive and run it from there and do the same if it doesnt reboot

  89. Hey Every one..
    I Am Having Problem Jailbreaking My Ipod Touch 2g On Windows Xp. The Problem Is That When Its Done Jailbreaking , It Does'nt Reboot . After The Picture The Screen Turns Black. And It Does Not Reboot The Screen Stays Black . PLz HELP :D

  90. hey can i ask u something if i upgrade my ipod does the jailbreak still erase??? just like the old times ;)

  91. everything went fine and i was so happy until i was installing winterboard, it installed winterboard and said to reboot i clicked the reboot button and it sent me to recovery mode! i tried it like three times and the same thing happened, cydia works fine and everything but when i try to install winterboard it sends me to recovery mode and i have to recover and lose everything!! what can i do?

  92. the screen goes black everytime after the picture shows up, i restored and tryed the same thing many times, and it goes black again, what do i do? help plz

  93. After The Picture My Ipod Touch Goes Black .. And It Stays Black .. I Dont Know Whats The Problem .. I Am Usning Windows XP

  94. is purplera1n a good program to unlock ipt 8gb 3.1.2

    will it crash my ipod

    will cydia and all the programs in it work

    is it tethered

    and what red snOw version jailbreaks ipt 8gb 3.1.2

    1. Purplera1n unlocks iphones. This means it stops them from only being able to use a certian sevice provider.

      So this is useless for an IPT.

  95. Got it finally, that is I put my itouch back to normal. Now going to try again install this thing.

    I had to unload itunes and reinstall the newest version (ran in XP mode on Vista) and then itunes restored everything.

  96. I have problem on my New-Ipod Touch 2g 8g Fw 3.1.1 which released with Ipod Touch 3G 32GB and 64Gb.

    I wait for rebooting sooo longggg and my itouch not responding and cannot turn on.

    I have to restore again by clicking on the restore button in itune.Then It upgrade my itouch to Fw 3.1.2! I try to downgrade back to 3.1.1 but it failed.
    What should I do!?

  97. Hey guys. I need your help please.. I installed blackra1n a few hours ago on my ipt 2G. When I switched on my ipt, an itunes screen appeared asking to connect to itunes. Does anyone know why?It worked perfectly after rebooting but not after I switched off and on again..Does that mean that I have to connect my ipt to a computer and run blackrain each time before i can use it?

  98. how does a guy have to wait for the ipod to reboot. i have literally waited 30 mins. still nothing. i have re run blackrain.. nothing. any other ideas? i have the latest ipod touch 3g with firmware 3.1.2. plz help if possible. email address tower118@hotmail.com

  99. how long did it take you to reboot yatin? i have been waiting for around 40 mins now. still waiting!!!

  100. help, i tried it on my my ipod touch 8gb 3g and the screens just gone white nd won't do anything, what do i do????

  101. George Hotz fails, hes just a kid and doesn't understand algebra better yet to make a functioning iphone apple desensetizing program.

    IMPORANT READ THIS SHIT ASAP —

    This junk does not and will not work with the following
    IPhone 3g 8GB/16GB/32GB Models.

    Repeated attempts at this will screw up software embedded into the phone its self required to handle itunes – you will get errors trying to restore the phone back to original firmware.

    George hotz fails etc.
    Wait for some competent hax0rs to develop a proper program that doesn't whimsicly work in 30 seconds.

  102. followed all instructions as listed. all went well until reboot time… my ipod touch now will not turn on at all! my heart is slightly broken. ive read dozens of similar problems as my own, yet with no definitive solution. i tried holding the home button down then plugging it in, and got nothing. tried holding power button and home button down, again, nothing. there has to be a way to force a reset or something on this device. im entirely lost and upset at this point, im not sure if its the softwares fault or the hardware. i just need some flavor of a solution to this annoying problem. thanks for your help guys :)

    1. Plug in the ipod then go into itunes. click on the picture that says “Administrators Ipod” and hit restore. WARNING: THIS WILL DELETE ALL DOWNLOADED APPS AND SET DATA. IPOD WILL BE THE SAME AS IT WAS WHEN YOU FIRST GOT IT!

  103. Thanks sooooo much.
    I have an ipod touch 1g with a broken home button and never thought i’d be able to jailbreak it without using DFU mode.

  104. It took abt 1 minute for the entire process. But I supposedly can't use it now because I switched it off.

    Whenever I switch off the Ipod, I have to run blackra1n again..That's what was commented on my situation..I don't know if this is true ;(

  105. Hi there.. This is what someone commented on my problem.. Could this be true?

    ” Apparently with ipt 2g you have to run blackrain every time you restart “

    1. So then why is it always asking me to connect to Itunes after I shutdown and restart my touch? ;(

  106. when i turn my ipod off and i turn it back on it shows that its on recovery mode and i have to redo the restore on itunes so it could go back to normal or else i can’t take off the recovery mode it would just stay and also i have to redo the jailbreak with blackra1n. how can i fix this problem from the ipod so i could turn it off and back on like a normal ipod?

  107. This might be worth a short .. uninstall and re-install iTunes and restore your Ipod version.

    Plug the Ipod into the USB and wait for about 10 minutes before you start the process ;)

    Good luck!

  108. there must be a way to install cydia without wifi……my iphoooone 3g with firmware 3.1.2 has jaailbroken but i dont have wifi to install cydia plzzz guide me some step to do it manually…..

  109. This is because it is a tethered jailbreak for ipt3. one you turn of you have to run again. Thats just how George wrote it to work on ipt3.

  110. Ditto, cannot get it to work, just bought ipod touch 3g on sunday, updated and all that crap, followed every set of directions around and still have the black dead screen after the boys face. I give up for a day or two when someone figures this out.

  111. ok. allow me to clarify this… my ipod touch is no longer being turned on period. not when plugged in, not when going through the holding-down-home-button process, not at all. infact, its not even picked up by the computer at all. some of you guys have been throwing out solutions assuming that it will be picked up as plugged in… doesnt apply to me. please aid me in fixing my new paperweight.

  112. “when i run Blackra1n it starts but when it comes to reboting it just stays black pleas help”

    “UPDATE: If your device doesn’t boot again, don’t panic. Just re-run blackra1n while the device is plugged in.”

    All I did for my Jailbroken 2G Touch 3.1 was

    1. On my MacBook, in iTunes 9, downloaded and updated (not restore) to 3.1.2
    2. Restarted in BootCamp Win XP SP3
    3. Plug in Touch
    4. Start blackrain
    5. I got a black/blank screen after the DFU plug screen
    6. Closed and reran blackrain
    7 Then I saw the picture.
    8. Be patient and wait after this.

  113. i just jailbroke my 3gs 16 gig on my vista computer and it worked perfectly and extremly fast!!!!! very nice job. also i DID NOT use xp mode just put black ra1n in the c drive and launch as admin.

  114. As some others have said, running in compatibility mode didn't work for me either. I just turned off compatibility and it worked. Quick and easy. Using vista

  115. myne shows his picture then just never reboots :(? i had to restore it for it to turn on then i treid again nd it still didnt work someone please hlep mee

  116. Duudee i Feell Youu. Imm doinng thee samme thinng it wonnt rebbooot after his picture im scared ass shit that it broken.

  117. I was hella scared when it happened to me, everything was blackout and i was hella panic, but finally, i just simply plug the usb cord back to the touch, then restored and everything came back to normal. Thank god it came back up and running. After i restored, and try blackra1n again, it happened again just like the first time, so after i restored again, i've stopped the processed of jailbreaking it thru blackra1n, nevertheless, my iphone 3g works perfectly find thru the whole blackra1n process. Good Luck Guys!

  118. does anyone knw when the MC jailbeak will be ot i wantt mine jailbroken and i know have a ipod touch 8 gig 3rd gen wth version 3.1.2 and its an MC version :L please reply

  119. iPod Touch 2nd Gen Upgraded to 3.1.2 – Jailbreak with blackra1n : My experience was different than anyone elses so far so I thought I'd give you all my example to maybe help out if you run into the same problems. First, I upgraded to 3.1.2 in iTunes, after backing up everything , I also used Cydia's back up programs as well. Next I made it rain! And boy did it. It just stuck on running, and instead of the picture of that sexy boy I got the picture saying I needed to plug my iPod Touch into iTunes. So I waited around for about 20 minutes. Obviously realizing nothing is happening, I unplug my iPod Touch, close blackra1n and start over. This time it was very different. I left the Ipod touch on, then ran blackra1n. About a tenth of a second later, i briefly saw George's picture on my Ipod and it was done, after a quick reboot. So i turned it back on, and I finally had the teardrop thing icon in my screens. I clicked that, got an error of some kind, just ignored it and went ahead and started installing Cydia, it did a reorganize and closed, i started it back up with the Cydia icon and it was like magic.

    So everything works very simply. If you get stuck somewhere, just start over. I've got everything back perfectly. I will give this boy some money, and maybe if he'd like to go on a date, or just maybe I'll put out a little for him. Thank you cute boy.

  120. Hey please tell if me youve found a solution to reboot ipod normally.. it sucks that i have to run blackrain every reboot.

  121. mine also…already try to restore…but itunes keep saying that the firmware is not compatible….

  122. I'm new to this jailbreaking thing, and just got a 3G Touch, 32gb. I want to jailbreak, but I don't know how great I feel about doing this with a tethered break. Is there any guess you might have as to if / when we might see a 3G untethered break?

    It just bothers me knowing I would have to restart the thing at my computer all the time…

  123. Instructions:
    Plug in your iphone
    Run BlackRa!n
    Hold the Home button
    Then the Geohot logo appear
    Wait for the phone to reboot.
    Done…

  124. OK…. so heres the deal, need some help hoping you guys can offer some answers… Back when the only way to hack your ipod touch 2g 8gig was to winpwn it, i tried that. Unsuccessfully… I always had a problem with the dfu and/or recovery mode, or what not… after countless attempts, i gave up. Now that this *easy* way is out, i decided to give it another shot, low and behold, blackra1n gets stuck on the entering recovery mode. I have gone through all of the other attempts and steps and everything, including holding home, putting it in C:/ EVERYTHING, including the list that the guy put up for the 8,000 questions. I am currently running vista 64 bit, and have tried it on this computer, and my old desktop running xp, no go on either… Both times it gets to the point where it puts the ipod into the plug in to restore screen, and goes no further. Anyone available to help????

  125. I should probably also state, that i have restored it to 3.1.2 after every attempt and getting stuck.

  126. Ok, nevermind, i got the damn thing working just in time for my ipod to still have life. I ran it without using compatibility mode, and it worked flawlessly.

  127. Ok bro, i tried this and verything was going right, and when it was waiting for my itouch to reboot, i was the picture of george, but it then turned off and i couldnt get it to turn back on. Itunes recognized there was an itouch docked but i lost all of my apps and information. What the hell happened?

  128. I had issues trying to run this on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 with my iPhone 3G. I had made the mistake of running it from a download folder I have on another shared network drive about 100 times. Everytime I tried to run it, Blackra1n would say running, but the iPhone would show the plug into iTunes screen. So I tried dumping the .exe file on the root of the c: drive, rebooting the iPhone, and rerun Blackra1n. It ran perfectly there without turning on any compatibility options.

  129. HELP!!!
    I just blackra1n my ipod touch 3rd generation, it works, but when i shut down my ipod and turn it back on, it shows the plug into itunes screen, the only way to make it work again, is to re-run blackra1n again, is that a way to fix this problem? help.

  130. Is itunes open during jailbreak? do you terminate the helper module? please help because I am not able to jailbreak my 3G 3.1.2 16GB and need help. Please let me know!!! Thanks

  131. Can you please tell me step by step how you got this to work? i have the same problem ipod touch 2nd gen 8gb 3.1.2 restored. model starts with mc

  132. hey i used this jailbreak on my ipod touch 2g but when it goes into recovory to reboot it doesnt turn back on plz help

  133. blackrain dont work for touch 8gig model number starting with mc im in the same boat as y mate just have to wait and hope geo adds model mc surport

  134. hey guys worked great for me use vista home premium but i forgot to use xp compitability but it worked fine no thanks.

  135. I have heard that the jailbreak for the ipod touch 3g is unthetered wich means that if you shut it down it isn't jailbroken anymore.

  136. HI, I have an iphone 3gs 32gb and I wanna try the jailbreak but I don't want to screw my phone so I have a couple questions:

    1. Will I be able to make calls from it and use the 3g network from at&t ?
    2. If I restore it to normal… does some one will notice it was jailbroken?
    3. When it's hacked, do I have to “unlock” it to use on the at&t network?
    4. If i restore it after the hack, will i have my normal service back and the 3g network?
    5. This works for 3.1.2 only?
    6. Any difference if i do it on mac or xp?

    Any other help will be appreciated

  137. go to top where it says “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.' and click blackra1n

  138. Help! the display remains black, couldn't turn back on the ipod touch 3rd gen after the picture..
    Have anyone solved the problem yet? thanks

  139. Im not getting the Blackra1n application.. it goes back photo appears and then reboots.. but no app :( any ideas?

  140. 2G Ipod Touch 3.1.2 here.
    I dont see Geohot.
    All i see is the USB > iTunes thing.
    My iTunes is telling me to restore, blackra1n is saying entering recovery.
    What do i do?

  141. Great program very simple worked for me just jailbreak my ipod touch 64 gb in less then a min great job George

  142. I have a 2g version 3.1.2 itouch n i did this.
    everything worked up to the part wen the task helper said done, wait for reboot.
    My screen stayed black, n now the itouch isnt even turninq on.
    Idk whut happened. Help pleasee.

  143. that happened to me the first time jailbreaking on 2.2.1 and i just held the off button and the home button then it reboted it was on the the screeen was not responding untill ii held the buttons

  144. Im in need of some help, Im using a ipodtouch 64gb vista and i granted all permissions that i could ect. stopped all itunes applications and everything, put blackra1n in my local disk and it just stays on the part where it puts my ipod into recovery mode, any suggestions? im using vista

  145. It is tethered so you will need to plug it in and “make it ra1n” every time that you restart your device in order to boot it. Blackra1n is great but seems more like a temp fix till dev team can develop a stable one.

  146. ive got ipod touch 2g 3.1.2 firmware but every time i try this jailbreak it keeps comming up with the itunes logo but not geohots and if geohots logo does come up it doesnt reboot wat the hell is happening!!

  147. can you connect to itunes after you jailbreak?
    Also when you hook your ipod itouch into the comp and itunes opens do you just shut it or let itunes sync it?

  148. I go tthe same thing , I bet if we can get a copy of a successful txt then we can manually make those changes with in the bammmmm thats my guess if u find on elet me no this is jus a apple born scam

  149. OK i finnaly figured everything out.

    To do this hack first you must know some things about your IPod/IPhone.

    1. ~YOUR MODEL NUMBER~
    On your i device got to 'Settings>General>About', scroll down untill you find Model. If the first two digits begin with MB keep following me if it starts with MC… Get lost because apparently Geo Hotz hates you!

    2.~YOUR DEVICE~
    This hack will work for IPhone 1G, 2G and 3G. For IPod Touch its 1G and 2G.
    If you have IPhone 3Gs or IPod Touch 3G you are not able to do this.

    Why?

    3Gs: This will upgrade your Baseband and screw up you Phone.
    IPT: It will teather your ipod. When you run out of batterie or turn your IPod off you will have to ra1n it again. No know fix (That i know).

    Now:
    -Disable Auto Syncing in

    -Kill all ITunes processes in Task Manager. (ITunesHelper, IPodservice, ect..)

    -Plug in your IPod and press Make it ra1n.

    -Geo Hotz will appear on your device and it will then reload.

    Done.

    Believe me this works.

    I have hacked a total of 11 IPods and Phones.

    For those of you with MC try to downgrade to 3.0, redsn0w it then use a custom .ISPW to get a hacked 3.1.1 or 3.1.2!

    Or just wait for redsn0w to update to 3.1.2.

    Enjoy.

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  151. Great job! my ipod touch jailbroke in just s few secs.fantastic. now i have another question. you mentioned something about blackra1n not working on MC models. does it only apply to ithouches or iphone 3gs too? it's cause my iphone 3gs's model starts with MC.=(

  152. Ok So I Am Kinda Suspicious Of This Program Maybe You Guys Arent But As Said Many Times “You Must DISABLE YOUR ANTI VIRUS” Now Whats Happening When You Disable It? Not Only That You Have To Run It MULTIPLE Times

    Not Saying It Is Doing Anything Other Than Said Purpose But I Dont Kno Its Something To Think About.

  153. i have an ipod touch 3g and i get to the guys pic then after that it jst goes black can u help me with this plzz

  154. right ok i did this and did it exactly by the book. it worked fine for a while, i installed cydia and winterboard but about 20mins later the touch screen wasent responsive and it turned off all a sudden, now it wont turn on… my computer doesnt show i and itunes doesnt pick it up it also doesnt go into DFU mode.. and ive tried again with Blackra1n but it keeps saying waiting for phone…
    can someone please help on how to turn it back on thank you

  155. when i jailbreak, itunes asks me to recover, i tried pressing SHFT+recover, choose iPod3,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw file, but it doesn't let me recover, what can i do?

  156. open i tunes disconec your ipod hold the home botton..still pressing conect your ipod now leave the botton and now you can restore from itunes good luck

  157. I just bought a 3g ipod touch, and tried to jailbreak it with blackra1n out of the box……….6 times ;(
    No luck and I gave up.
    Everytime I tried to run it I had to do a restore on itunes.

    not worth my frustration

  158. my ipod wont turn back on once it shuts down it says, Done, waiting for reboot, on the jailbreak popup window.

  159. If you're using Vista, DO NOT use compatibility mode! It wouldn't work unless I did it without compatibility turned on. Once I turned that compatibility off, voila… 3 seconds and done

  160. WTF?? It ended up bricking my iPod while downloading my first jailbroken app :(

    If I can get it to restore, I'm NOT jailbreaking again.

  161. i heard that on the itouch 2nd G, if on the model number it starts with MC it cant be jailbreak. Is this true?

  162. Hi, for the untethered jailbreak for the ipod touch 3g. When i turn it on and rejailbreak it with blackra1n on my computer after the battery ran out of i turned it off, do i lose all my data and stuff (restore) or what.

  163. No, you lose nothing at all. It is only the shit and bothering of re-blackra1n it. But well it takes a few minutes at the end.
    What I hate is that legal apps from the appstore don't work once JB'd. I wait for a new blackra1n for the MC models, otherwise I prefer not JBing it.

  164. What do you mean you can't use legal apps? anyways, if i JB it with blackra1n and i reJB it every morning, what harm will it do to my ipod touch 3g in long term. in ur opinion, shuld i JB my ipod touch with blackra1n? thanls a lot m8

  165. it doent work on mine it goes to the usb plug to itunes then on the computer it sayseither running or done,wait for reboot and it doesnt do anything else

  166. I have done exactly what you've said and my model # starts with MB, I do not get the picture and the program doesn't do anything but say 'running' for over an hour… can you help? Please?

  167. I have tried this 2 times and all i get is the itunes and usb cable on the itouch. It will reboot with itunes but I cannot get it ti jailbreak.

  168. I have the itouch with 3.1.2 I have tried blackrain 2 times and all i get is the itunes and usb cable on the itouch. It will reboot with itunes but I cannot get it ti jailbreak.

  169. Hey guys, i was finally able to jb my ipod touch 3g MC model, what i did was
    Move blackra1n to C:
    Close itunes and ituneshelper in task manager
    Make sure ipod is disconnected and turned off
    Click make it rain
    Hold power and home button at the same time
    Release power button as soon as the apple logo appears while still holding down the home button
    Keep holding the home button and plug in the usb cable
    It should appear the image of geohot
    Hope that helps someone

  170. Yea that shud still work, when u click make it rain, u can see the icon changes to waiting for phone…so the moment u connect the cable, it automatically starts to jb.Forgot to mention that once it says done…wait to reboot,make sure u quickly close blackra1n or youll be left with a black screen on ur ipod

  171. Best jb tool eva. thank so much tried so many programs and tey were so hard but this too less than 30 sec

  172. So…
    disconnect ipod from pc,
    Turn the ipod off..
    close all itunes stuff,
    press make it ra1n,
    hold power and home button,
    when u see apple icon release the power button and hold home.
    then geohot shows.
    when it says done close blackra1n fast before the ipod gives a blackscreen?
    and then its done? and when can i release the home button then?

  173. hold power and home button,
    *EDIT -> plugin cable
    when u see apple icon release the power button and hold home.

  174. follow the instruction and could not make it work. Once I click “make it ra1n”, then iTune shows that <span class=”IL_AD” id=”IL_AD12″>my ipod</span> touch need to be restored. I have to restore it again. It becomes “entering recovery” forever. What did I do wrong? mine is Ipod Touch 2nd gen. I already upgrade it to 3.1.2 before that.

    UPDATE: used the code file David provide down there. It works perfect. thanks.

  175. thank you for your idea develop system application my touch ipod 3.1 installed breakjail

  176. This worked for me. Thanks mate.

    Guys, with vista if its stuck on “waiting for phone” then make sure you turn OFF the compatability mode.

  177. ok i tried t jail break my ipod touch with this software (BlackRa1n ) Every time i try to jail break its start to work then it never reboots. I tried the Blackra1n again then black rain says waiting for phone….I believe my model number has the mc it. is there a way to jail break my ipod touch that has been realesed

  178. Worked first try literally took 5 seconds to work. Which is better of the three though cydia rock or ice.

  179. u jus got to restore it from itunes that happened to me like 10 times its annoying i keep losing my apps

  180. I was very concerned about using this software, somehow gathered my guts to finally give it a try, surprisingly Redsnow wouldn’t work for my iPod touch (Ver 3.1.2), but Black Rav1n changed everything, thanks a lot Imran for all that info you have shared, my iPod is up and running now, smooth as ever, it took me 10 seconds to do the whole job! Appreciate it! Will definitely recommend.

  181. The Blackrain doesnt work at all for 3G Ipod Models starting with MC. After searching a lot on internet, I have found that the Apple guys have used so strong security in their current MC models that so far no one on earth has been able to jailbreak them. We have to wait for sometime till some reall super intelligent guy comes up with a solution

  182. I have just got an itouch 64 gb 3rd generation model……….
    I did upgrade my firmware as written here….
    also ran the blackra1n application keeping the itouch connected….
    but the blackra1n runs and only shows “waiting for phone” message….
    i dont know how to unlock my touch now……
    pls…any help will be great….please….

  183. @amarlibra88
    Dont worry. Apple latest 3G models cant be jailbroken by Blackrain. I also tried a lot only to see my Ipod Touch dead and black. Just connect ur dead Ipod to ur computer. Make sure you have afast internet connection. Start Itunes and click on Restore button. Wait as Itunes downloads latest firmware and resets your Ipod Touch. Process will take anywhere between 30-60 minutes. Finally ur Ipod will be up and running again

  184. hey guys,
    I'm trying to jailbrake an iphone 3g 3.1.2 for about 10 hours. I've tried everything (and i mean that) : all kinds of booting , holding home button when u get the runnning message, c:/ root, administrator , several restarts and restores, etc. Trust me , i'm not a n00b , and I unlocked several older versions of iphone.
    Anyone can help telling wht to do, 'cause my next thought is to reinstall my vista 32 home premium, with an windowes 7 or vista professional. But it's again a lot of time :(

  185. @amarlibra88
    Dont worry. First of all keep it in mind that 3rd Gen Ipod Touch Models cant be jailbreaked with Blackrain because these are latest models and apparently Apple has included very strong security measures in their 3G Ipod Touch Models. Same happened with me too. Ran jailbreak to get a totally black Ipod.
    Simply connect your Ipod to your computer and start Itunes. Make sure you are connected to Internet with a fast connection and Click on the button restore. The Itunes will connect to Apple Ipod servers and will download the frimware and do the resetting. The wholle process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to one hour and your Ipod Touch will be up and again. Dont Jailbreak with Blackrain. Wait for a month or two till someone on earth is intelligent enough to break the security of apple and comes up with a 3G Solution

  186. what the fack the]is dam blackraIn freezed my ipod touch 3g 3.1.2

    i teired this 10 times a day but it does not work .
    come on i want to jailbreak it and get free apps

  187. that is happening to me as well!!!
    it is realy stuped
    do u know what to do now

    p.s the only way i could turn my ipod bak on is by restoring it on itunes, and that wiped some of my apps (paid) off

  188. I have an Ipod Touch 3.1.2 MC model. I tried to jailbreak it and now I am stuck. Can someone provide detailed info to restore my Ipod back from blank screen? THanks

  189. hi, im a new begginer in jailbreaking my ipod touch, so after i downloaded it to my ipod touch, i followed the instruction by downloading i was wondering where can i download full version paid apps in cydia? is there any instructions to downloading? and if its possible to additionally download cydia with rock and icy?

  190. if you plug ur ipod in and then go to itunes it will say that there is an ipod in recovery mode
    click on the ipod on the left of the screen and itunes will direct you from there

    it happened to me too!!!

  191. hey. i hav looked into jailbreak quite alot and this way seemed far the best. i tried it though and everything went well until it came to rebooting. it turns off but doesnt come back on and the only way to get it working again is to go into dfu mode or whatever its called. then i have to restore it from itunes. I think there is another way to turn it on but i dont know how or if im doing something wrong
    (i have a ipod touch 3rd gen)
    If anyone could help it would b greatly appreciated. thanks

  192. i just use blackra1n to jailbreak my ipod touch 2g(3.1.2). after click on make it rain than wait for reboot its stuck and wont turn on and screen blank.. but i plug into my computer its pop up an itunes and in recovery mode. and cant restore it. someone plzzzz help me T_T

  193. It dosn't work with me. It always says I have to restor my ipod. Plz tell me how to make it work.

  194. I need a Jailbrake for the Ipod Touch 1G with Firmware 3.1.2 :(
    Can someone help me?
    Or can someone tell me how to downdate my Ipod for a Jailbrake with Firmware 3.1.1
    Thanks!

  195. Ok problem!!! I can't past the part where my iPhone is supposed to have that dudes face appear. It just stays black what am I doing wrong please help

  196. i install the software on my ipod touch 8 gb 3rd generation and it came up with all the screens that the site shows, and the photo even came up on the ipod itself but it doesnt have the app symbol – is there anything i can do?

  197. i install the software on my ipod touch 8 gb 3rd generation and it came up with all the screens that the site shows, and the photo even came up on the ipod itself but it doesnt have the app symbol – is there anything i can do?

  198. anyone pls help me! i just got an ipod touch 2g 3.1 then i update it to 3.1.2 and i jailbreak it with blackra1n but it not success. therefore, now my ipod touch can't turn on, what should i do?

  199. i downloaded ur Blackra1n and th eicon was there :) but the cydia icon never showed after downloading it same with the other please help

  200. I have the exact same issue. I think its something with the model number. If it starts with “MC” it wont work.

  201. I have a 64gig 3rd generation MC and Was able to jailbreak it after trying many times. I found that by killing all the itune stuff in task manager and then running it was what worked. The only problem is that once I had cydia installed and tried to download my first app, my ipod went black and I had to restore again. Very frustrating. I do not ike the tethered version and wish that someone could just make an untethered version. My main point is that I do have a MC ipod and blackrain did work eventually in jailbreaking it.

  202. Guys, mine new itouch 3g 32gb just arrived yesterday and it bears the model number PC****. I kinda have the feeling that its even newer than the MC model. As such should I try jailbreaking it with blackra1n rc2?

  203. so ur saying that it can jailbreak an MC version but u cant download any apps???
    then wats the whole point of jailbreaking if u cant download apps???

  204. Hello all, iv got a problem with B.R, but its not any of the problems that have been stated below. I i have been to the last and final step. I was (please select install app(s) )… cydia , rock , icy.. I chose rock first. and was given the this……Error Downloading rock
    could not download.
    Error: Error
    Domain=NSPOSIXEeRRORdOMAIN
    Code=22 UserInfo=0x1a16f0
    “Operation could not be completed Invalid argument.

    and iv also tried setting the properties xp compatible but when i do that, it stays in recovery mode and the smart guys face wont even appear. when that happend i only waited about 3 min then i restored the it. please help

  205. basically i think there is a problem on the cydia side, but saurik seems to be on holiday. the only thing you can do is keep trying… my download took some 20 minutes…
    one thing – switch off the automatic lock and if the error shows up again, just restart the download…

  206. took me 1 hr to figure out. i m running vista with !touch 2g os 3.1.2. I did NOT set the blackrain RC 2 to run on compatibility mode. It worked for me. May b u guys can try it.

  207. okayy i got everything downloaded and good to go. but now is like itunes stuff free to cause not that it is jailbroken?

  208. after i install black ra1n i try to down load cydia but it says no internet connection so i try to download icy it works but i still cant download cydia plz help me??? i restoring it and doing the prosecc over again but plz if it happens again plz tell me why

  209. PROBLEM !!! the jailbreak itself works fine (2 restarts and you're done), but as soon as i power off my ipod touch (32gb 3rd gen) once it's back on it shows me the sync with itunes screen so i have to restore.. on one forum someone said that you can avoid restore by “starting” the ipod with blackra1n again, but that's not very practical.. anyone else have this problem? any fixes?

    thx a bunch!

  210. 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…

  211. Gosh….Jailbreak failed when my iphone(3gs 3.1.2 come with) cant reboot itself. After i restore my phone blackra!n app was there but it just couldn't be open!!! Its like half jailbreak and my iphone sometimes just turn black and i need to restore everytime (with the blackrain app still on it)HELP! how do i get rid of blackra!n and restore everything to normal.Thanks guys

    edit: so i found out my model is MC which blackra!n wont work on. So how do i restore everything to normal with the blackra!n app gone after the restore.

  212. I thought they said you can't do this with a 3rd gen? I'm pretty positive that this was explained on multiple levels.

  213. Without running it in compatability mode it ran through really fast without showing the blackra1n pic. It just rebooted and there was no jailbreak. After putting it in compatablility mode it is frozen in recovery. I'll try it again. I guess.

  214. hey is this still tethered for ipod touch 3g if so when are they coming out with a unthethered jailbreak for ipod touch 3g because it gets anoying one i accidently turn it off or sumtin

  215. hey does this work on a ipod touch 3g 32 gb with a model number starting with mc

    answer cause i want to jailbreak and i dont want to do it if it wont work

  216. I just jailed breaked my 8gb mc 3rd generation. Just keep trying. For some reason it works after lots and lots of tries.

  217. something happened..as soon as i clicked “make it ra1n” my ipod went into recovery mode and everything got erased…what do i do??

  218. – Download and keep BlackRa1n.exe in your C:
    – Right click on BlackRa1n.exe –> properties–> Compatibility -> check the run this program in compatibility mode for… XP and also check the Run as admin option.

    – Upgrade to 3.1.2 and restore with your latest back up(sync contacts etc etc)
    – Close itunes

    – Go to control panel (classic view)-> User Accounts ->Manage another account -> Create new account -> Select Administrator option and create a new account
    – Click on the newly created account and select Create password to set a password.

    – Shutdown your system
    – Boot your system
    – Login with your new admin account
    – Let the windows complete setting up your desktop

    – Now connect your iphone via usb
    – Right click on BlackRa1n.exe and run as admin ( though already set to run as admin in properties, just making sure.. this is what i did)
    – Click on 'Make it Ra1n”
    – Sit back and relax.. (you have to click on a lengthy message from BlacRa1n during the process to say 'OK' ) GeoHot screen will appear and reboot ur iphone.. after that its all simple.. check ur iphone for blackra1n app..

    The blackra1n executable process hangs when iTunes detects the iphone in dfu mode and will open trying to restore it. But during the last step itunes will try to open.. but because of new user, it will get stuck on license agreement page..

  219. what version of iTunes you have? Use 8.2 version, let your ipod restored with iTunes and than try again blackra1n. I hade the same problem, I just replaced iTunes 9 with older version and everythings fine.

  220. Hi I had my 3rd gen jailbroken and winterboard on it with it working and showing themes but my ipod died so i re jailbroke it and now when I get it all jail broken i install cydia and rock then winterboard but then it wants me to reboot I do that but then it makes it to where i have to plug into itunes again and start all over and that is with cydia and rock. PLEASE help

  221. i just tried to jailbreak my itouch and now its completly screwed its showing a pink screen and wont turn off wtf do i do?

  222. ok, i installed everything then my iTouch(3rd gen 8 gig) brought up the connect to iTunes screen and iTunes said i have to restore it. How do u get around this?

  223. Hello,

    I have installed Cydia on my iPod touch but how can I now downlaod free stuff like games or thing?
    And what is the difference between Cydia, Icy and Rock?

    Please comment fast

  224. Cydia isn't just for free stuff. It has many quality paid apps as well. And
    Icy and Rock are just Cydia alternatives. You can try each of them and use
    the one that suits your taste.

  225. I'm kinda computer stupid. So i need help. After i installed it i pressed “make it rain” and all it says is “entering recovery” for like an hour now. Do i need to do something else for it to work or what?

  226. Okay i'm sort of computer stupid so i need help. I downloaded it and clicked on the make it rain button but all it says is “entering recovery” for like an hour now. What do i need to do in order to get it to work?

  227. but how can i now get free games like patience or chess or mah jong or something?
    because i cant find them in cydia.

    Please comment back

  228. Find a source (because i dont remember it) and install, Installous, its basically an app store but everything is free.
    Reminder: Not every app is available, only cracked apps are. But 90% of the apps are in the database so check it out!

  229. Just jailbroke my daughter 1st Gen iTouch on Win 7 system. It worked flawlessly – even without changing it to compatibility mode in the second step. The procedure is fast and as simple as one two three. Thank you very much for this commendable blackra1n solution.
    Great job George…two thumbs way up.

  230. i tries to jail break thru blackra 1n but after i installed the cydia my ipod is not starting.

  231. i've had my ipod jailbroken before when it was verison 3.00 n then i updated to 3.1.1 n it erased me cydia but i still have all of my apps and i was just wondering if after installin cydia my apps would start working again or would i have to do everything i did before all over again

  232. well i dont know if i got it jailbroken i have an ipod touch 2g so i dowloaded blackra1n and it said it jailbroke your IPHONE??? the wierd thing is i have the blackra1n app thing in my ipod but i cant use it yet(no wireless internet connection). also as for doing stuff like going to the compatibility screen i didnt do and the i recovered my ipod cause i had to for some reason but i have the blackra1n app so idk if its jailbroken

    p.s. im a noob its my first time lol

  233. So, I have successfully jailbroken my 32gb iPod touch a few times now using Blackra1n, that’s the simple part. However, after I install Cydia, Rock or Icy, is when I run into issues. Each time I have jailbroken this thing, I try to install apps from any of the three programs, and it is then that my iPod decides it does not want to work anymore… So each time I’ve jailbroken it, I end up having to do a full restore. has anybody else had this issue, or does anyone know how to fix it? Thanks.

    Please email to ggoodman1022@gmail.com, instead of posting here, or along with posting here… I check email WAY more frequently than this site

  234. So, I have successfully jailbroken my 32gb iPod touch a few times now using Blackra1n, that’s the simple part. However, after I install Cydia, Rock or Icy, is when I run into issues. Each time I have jailbroken this thing, I try to install apps from any of the three programs, and it is then that my iPod decides it does not want to work anymore… So each time I’ve jailbroken it, I end up having to do a full restore. has anybody else had this issue, or does anyone know how to fix it? Thanks.

    Please email to ggoodman1022@gmail.com, instead of posting here, or along with posting here… I check email WAY more frequently than this site

  235. i try this a many time but it no work. it take ipod to screen with plug and itunes picture. many time. please help with my problem. maybe i help you also. ASAP!!

  236. You can get all free games you want on appulo.com (download and double click)
    NOT via cydia ;)

  237. Works fine, but unable to use it, as I have no wireless internet connection, so totally useless to me, why can't you download cydia via a PC and install it that way, or include it in Blackra1n?

  238. I think i know what is the problem here. Like you i have encountered the same problem as well. I guess we are using the same model of Iphone 3Gs starting with “MC”.

    Apparently, Blackrain application only works with “MB” version of the model.

    Cheers…

  239. When i go into the blackra1n app it says that there is an invalid argument and so i cant get cydia or rock, any advice?

  240. When u get the connect to itunes picture, it means that ur ipod/iphone has entered recovery mode. When that happens,

    STEP 1: LEAVE YOUR iPod/iPhone ALONE!!(Don't press any buttons and DON'T unplug the cable)

    STEP 2: Close blackra1n.

    STEP 3: Run blackra1n again(After running it for the 2nd time, wait for the pop up asking for you to donate. If you do not get the pop up after sometime, close blackra1n and start it again.) PS: It needed me to run blackra1n 3 times for it to work.

  241. hi, when i launch blackrain on my computer all that happens is my ipod comes up with the connect to itunes screen. what should i do??

  242. My cord got unplugged by my damn brother while i was doing it… what should i do? its kinda stuck!

  243. wow… this is without a doubt the simplest jail break I have ever done. No DFU mode, no recovery mode in iTunes, this jailbreak did it all itself. And the best part is it downloaded fast and probably took less than two minutes to complete. I love this guy. Thank you so much!

  244. i got the “connect to itunes”logo on my touch… restarted blackrain… but blackrain will fresh and says WAITING FOR DEVICE … and now???

  245. this is amazing!!
    i really like this one. It only took around a minute at most! The quick freedom was horrible compared to this. AWESOME! Keep up with the good work

    1. try to uninstall itunes 9.x and replace it with older e.g. 8.2 I had the same problem, now its workin

  246. It doesnt work, I've tried everything.
    My iPod touch screen goes dark after it says “your phone should be jailbroke after reboot”, but it never rebooted. It remained black and I had to restore it each time.
    I have tried to run blackr4in again, but it will say “Waiting for phone” once i click on the button.
    Please help, my version is 3g, 8gb, 3.1.2

  247. i got the “connect to itunes”logo on my touch… restarted blackrain… but blackrain will fresh and says WAITING FOR DEVICE … and now???

  248. this is amazing!!
    i really like this one. It only took around a minute at most! The quick freedom was horrible compared to this. AWESOME! Keep up with the good work

  249. It doesnt work, I've tried everything.
    My iPod touch screen goes dark after it says “your phone should be jailbroke after reboot”, but it never rebooted. It remained black and I had to restore it each time.
    I have tried to run blackr4in again, but it will say “Waiting for phone” once i click on the button.
    Please help, my version is 3g, 8gb, 3.1.2

  250. I jailbroke my ipod touch 3g… But before i jailbroke i updated my iod to 3.1.2 fireware and i clicked “make it rain” i used windows xp… Everything went fine but on my ipod i went to blackra1n and downloaded cydia but icy wasn't there to download… And i didn't have winterboard so i downloaded it and i had to reboot and so i did… but then when i tried to see how much memory i had left to download apps it shut off on me… so i tried to reboot it and i had lines going from the top to the bottom of the screen… And i just don't know what i did wrong i follow all the steps… So my questions are (Was i suppose to restore my device to 3.1.2 fireware before jailbreaking)… (and why was it lines going from the top to the bottom of the screen on my device)… And if anyone can answer my questions and have some information that i should know you can email me at [{D_town_baller07@yahoo.com}]

  251. My ipodtouch gets blackrain on it but now blackrain jsut stays in done, wait for reboot. if i unplug it i cvant turn it off bercause when i do it comes back on with the connecting to itunes logo. Any thoughts

    1. I’m thinking u can’t F’n read… u cant reboot or turn it off or u have to blackra1n it again. douche.

  252. every time i off my itouch and on it again, it keeps showing the usb and itunes symbol and i have to run blackra1n again. is there another way to do it?

  253. I would like to know if this app will destroy or render my ipod useless if something gose wrong.
    Will i be able to restore with Itunes if it gets messed up.
    Or will it be permanent. :(

  254. this is awesome i llove it i finlly hv freedom on my iphone now theres a whole new meanin for it

  255. how long is it likely to take till i see this face? i've been waiting 3 or so minutes so far..

  256. i got black ra1n and i installed winterboard to my ipod and reboted it now afer that i cant do anything i press the power buttion and then it shows the apple then takes a min then turns off is there a way to fix this if you know how plz contact me at big-mac-71@hotmail.com thanks

  257. it doesn't work on my ipod 3rd gen 32gb 3.1.2

    tried it several times… have to restore it everytime to make my ipod work again… am i doing something wrong?

    btw my model is neither MB or MC it's PC!

  258. Is this tool can be used in ipod touch 1st generation…..plz! reply me quick
    currently, i got ipod touch 1g 16gb with OS 3.0 jailbroken….

  259. hi, the jailbreak works on my ipod touch 3.1.2 but if an ipod is jailbroken you should be able to download ALL the apps for free but how does that works?

  260. ok so i went to jailbreak my itouch 2gen 3.1.2 and when i click make it ra1n, it loads and all this then my itunes loads saying it cant load my ipod please restore it. i now restore it then what?? either email dylanisbest@ymail.com or just respond here

  261. i have a ipod touch 8 GB 2nd generation with 3.1.2 update it gose through fine till itunes pops up and says ipod in recovery and my ipod shows the plug into itunes screen i have to restore my ipod and it has nothing on it any help

  262. its because the jailbreak is not 100% perfect yet, if you jailbreak it, you can't turn off your ipod, and if you close it, you'll have the “re-jailbeak” it

  263. what happend is that i did black rain and then when i did i played wih it but i shut it off and then i went back to 'plug into itunes' icon so i did and then is repaired itself then stoped. i looked at it for a second and then saw that blackra1n and cydia and the rest wasnt there so now i have to keep rebbotting and rbooting it but how do i make it stop nd just keep it jailbroken withno problems and not rebooting twice or more cuzz its pissin me off

  264. Wow man thats the shit! first gen ipod took around a minute then i unplugged it and rebooted and i was like oh no its not working. The i re broke it one more time and Bamn less then 9 seconds your picture showed up i was soo happy great work!

  265. i have the same problem man

    its so annoying
    everything works except when i restart my iTouch i HAVE to connect with iTunes than i MUST repair my iTouch than everything is gone

    if someone knows how to solve please tell me i'd appreciette it very much

    walker-express@hotmail.com

  266. UPDATE: If your device doesn’t boot again, don’t panic. Just re-run blackra1n while the device is plugged in.

    its clearly stated there, no need to jailbreak again.

  267. if u already ran blackra1n on ur itouch/iphone and you later get the plug into itunes. dont restore with itunes. instead plug ur device into your computer and re run blackra1n. your device will become usable again and you wont loose any of ur applications or data.

  268. i just did the jailbreak for my ipod touch 2gen 3.1.2. but is not letting me install cydia is telling meerror downloading cydia could not download. error:error domain=nsurlerrordomain code=1001 userinfo=0x19d520 “time out” can some one help me.

  269. If you jailbreak using this method with an ipod touch 3g, and you decide you don't want to have a jailbroken ipod, (thus you don't want to have to plug in your ipod to your computer every time you turn it on) is it possible to “Un-jailbreak” it, so you no longer need to plug it in and run blackrain?

    Sometimes apps need reboots, etc, and not being able to turn on your ipod because you are not near a computer is really crap tbh…

    Thanks

  270. hello i just wondering how long time it's going to take. because i'm worrid that somethings gone wrong.
    P.S. i got an ipod touch 3g 8GB

  271. Hey, what you said is right- but my itouch wouldn't turn on normally without me connecting it to my computer. How do i solve this ?

  272. Hey, what you said is right- but my itouch wouldn't turn on normally without me connecting it to my computer. How do i solve this ?

    1. Basically, Click on the Blackra1n app and right click on your mouse. You’ll see a ‘compatibility’ tab. Click on it and check the box which says ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for:’ and you should have WIndows XP (Service Pack 2)

  273. I have an iPod 3rd Generation 35 GB with 3.1.2 Firmware . So if I do download Blackra1n , I would get a tethered jailbreak right? Would there be a un-tethered jailbreak soon? And after I tether-jailbreak my Ipod Touch , Is it alright to just leave it in sleep mode 24 Hours a day? Thanks :D

  274. I jailbroke my ipod touch (tetherd) then I turned off my ipod touch and now I cant jailberak it please help1

  275. So let me get this straight, at this point in time there is no way to keep the iPod Touch 3gen jail broken correct? So every time I restart the device I have to restore using blackra1n (or if I want to start over then I use Itunes) right? Isn't there any permanent way of doing this?

  276. So let me get this straight, at this point in time there is no way to keep the iPod Touch 3gen jail broken correct? So every time I restart the device I have to restore using blackra1n (or if I want to start over then I use Itunes) right? Isn’t there any permanent way of doing this?

  277. do you need to instal like appulous or something with cydia or do you get the apps right from cydia?
    and are there any reported problems with this because i just got an ipod touch 3G 32GB and i dont really want to wreck it.
    your help is greatly appreciated

  278. I need help, I have an ipod touch it is 3rd gen with 3.2.1 and I went to blackra1n and it says “entering recovery” on where it used to “say make it rain” my ipod touch is now in recovery mode……

  279. it looks there are a few issues on the jailbreak which Reading the above has made me wary about carrying out the jailbreak. Do you have to connect to start everytime? Is it ok to leave on sleep 24 hrs as this is what I normally do?? Am keen to get going but now a bit unsure

  280. Check out the troubleshooting guide to find out if your iPod supports a tethered or un-tethered jailbreak. Leaving on your iPod Touch wouldn't provide any issues if you have a tethered jailbreak, turning it off would require you to reconnect it to your PC, ONLY if your iPod is one of the models that supports a tethered jailbreak.

  281. i jailbreaked my ipod and the it said it's jailbroken but the screen is blank for at least 15 minutes!!
    what to do??

  282. blackra1n says done, wait for reboot but my ipod 1st gen screen is just a glowing black colour. ive tried over 50 times now and no luck. any ideas?

  283. iv got a ipodtouch 2ng and its jailbroken could i update it to version 3.1.2 while its jailbroken???

  284. it looks there are a few issues on the jailbreak which Reading the above has made me wary about carrying out the jailbreak. Do you have to connect to start everytime? Is it ok to leave on sleep 24 hrs as this is what I normally do?? Am keen to get going but now a bit unsure

  285. Check out the troubleshooting guide to find out if your iPod supports a tethered or un-tethered jailbreak. Leaving on your iPod Touch wouldn't provide any issues if you have a tethered jailbreak, turning it off would require you to reconnect it to your PC, ONLY if your iPod is one of the models that supports a tethered jailbreak.

  286. i jailbreaked my ipod and the it said it's jailbroken but the screen is blank for at least 15 minutes!!
    what to do??

  287. blackra1n says done, wait for reboot but my ipod 1st gen screen is just a glowing black colour. ive tried over 50 times now and no luck. any ideas?

  288. iv got a ipodtouch 2ng and its jailbroken could i update it to version 3.1.2 while its jailbroken???

  289. Hey guys, DON’T change it to run in compatibility with XP. I ran it in compatibility and went through 5 times trying to jailbreak it. Simply ignore that step. Worked wonderfully after I disabled compatibility with XP. Thanks guys.

  290. i jailbroke my 2g ipod touch 32 gb via blackrain and i cant stream videos from pocketv and or mobile theatre… also i tried to install a wall paper and it turned off my itouch and i needed to sync/restore it… why is that? it happened twice

  291. i did it once and it worked just fine you people that dont get it right away should follow directions

  292. worked really easssyy, awesome, the day after I downloaded it though my i touch made the usb screen, didnt work, I plugged into my computer and had to recover everything, IDk if this had anything to do with blackra1n or not. everything is fine now