Jailbreaking iPhone/iPod 3.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2

With the release of the new iPhone/iPod Touch firmware version 3.1.2, requests for a stable, working jailbreak have sprung up like wildfire all over the internet. Geohot, the brains behind PurpleRa1n, has an answer. Already. Enter Blackra1n, a quick, clean, and painless method to jailbreak (NOT UNLOCK) your iPhone or iPod Touch. The iPhone DevTeam promises to have a version of QuickPwn running as soon as possible, but has been unable to produce anything yet. Here’s a quick little tutorial on how to get your device jailbroken and working as soon as possible. Have any issues? Post a comment!

Warning! Read carefully to avoid bricking your device!
If you have an iPhone 3G or 3GS, and currently unlock your device, do NOT upgrade to 3.1, 3.1.1 or 3.1.2 as it will remove your baseband unlock! Basebands can NOT be downgraded. Additionally, this jailbreak is tethered for the “3G” (new) iPod touches (size 32GB and 64GB). There is no jailbreak for the 8GB iPod Touch 3G.

The kid looks like Frodo, doesnt he?

The kid looks like Frodo, doesn't he?

Tutorial, in plain and simple English.

1. Make sure you are on an OFFICIAL Apple stock 3.1, 3.1.1 or 3.1.2 firmware. (Get it here)

2. Get BlackRa1n by going to BlackRa1n.com and clicking the windows logo at the bottom.  (Or click here) 2. Plug your iPod Touch or iPhone into your computer.

3. Start iTunes, and make sure your device is detected. If you don’t have the latest version of iTunes, get it here. (I got it working on version 9.0.1)

4. Run BlackRa1n (blackra1n.exe), and click “Make It Ra1n.”

5. You will see an “Entering Recovery” message, and your iPod/iPhone will display the BlackRa1n logo. Wait a few minutes; your device will reboot automatically.

6. On your device, run the “blackra1n” app and choose either Cydia ,Icy, or Rock(I personally just use Cydia; its more stable, and you can install the other two through it. And no, I’ve never tried “Rock”).

7. Kick back, relax, and watch the fireworks.

Read more on BlackRa1n here

  • http://www.mikemonaghan.co.uk/ Mike

    Hi there, interesting item but as a newcomer to the iphone, why would I want to do this? What are the benefits of jailbreaking?? Cheers! Great site btw, nice layout.


    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      Newcomers are ALWAYS welcome!
      Jailbreaking lets you modify *anything* you want on your iPod/iPhone. This
      means that you can change any image (including backgrounds, icons, sliders,
      etc.), install 3rd party software (including experimental software that has
      been rejected from the Appstore), and, although this is highly discouraged,
      you can install appstore apps without licensing them. So, for example, if
      one of your apps becomes deauthorized, you can find a copy of it online and
      install it regardless.

      Additionally, you can download content that would originally play/view in
      Safari (like mp3's, pdf's, etc) directly to your iPod/iPhone, for use later.
      And if you don't have a plan with AT&T, you can unlock your iPhone (to use
      it with T-mobile, for instance).

      Here's a prime example of why jailbreaking is useful; I had skype working on
      an iPhone MONTHS before the appstore was released. Device-to-device
      multiplayer games? That existed AGES before the 3.0 firmware.

      Here's a few helpful links showing off 'the power of jailbreaking'

  • nerisaeric

    intersting one

    • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

      Glad I could help.

  • jerry

    blackra1n is unstable. is there some stable jailbreak for ipod touch 2g 3.1.2?

    pwnage tool is for mac. i do NOT have a mac.

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      As of right now, I don't know of any trusted jailbreaking applications as of
      right now. Sorry!

  • http://technoheads.org Salem

    As of right now, I don't know of any trusted jailbreaking applications as of
    right now. Sorry!