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Sandip Dedhia

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  • http://www.youtube.com/sevi66666 sevi666

    I tried jailbreaking my iphone 3g with os 3.1.2 on it, but it does not work. I restore my iphone to 3.1.2 as a new iphone and then i open up blackra1n while my phone is still on. supposedly, the blackra1n picture should appear on the iphone as the recovery picture, but the screen which says i should connect to itunes.
    has anyone gotten it to work on a 3.1.2 iphone 3g?

  • AHHHH

    This doesn’t work with ipod touch 3g 8gb

  • http://www.technochips.com George Estepan

    Hi I have same problem iPhone 3G 16GB OS 3.1.2 I tried to jailbreak it by BlackRa1n RC1 but nothing happening more then 1 hour tusks on iTune picture

  • dave

    There has been a little discrepancy regarding the exact process.. it took a few tries and a little research, but here are the exact steps to Jailbreak your 3.1.2 iPhone or iPod touch via blackra1n jailbreak by geoHot RC1 – http://ping.fm/5knkP

  • roro

    its not working?? any idea? please help..

  • mindhacker

    same happend with me……….can anyone plz help out in this……..

  • ananim..

    same problem with the 3g 8g 3.1.2

  • http://dusejeans.webs.com idev

    HI, i have iphone 3g 3.1.2 and i did everything as said.. but its not happening..after clicking make it rain it jus shows running and geting me more qrious and you know what happens to iphone ppl whn something goes wrong,so all that is happening dude and that guy whtever pic. doens’t appear.. have no idea what to do..can anyone help..?

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  • http://fishfishstinks.com Drew Martell

    I also verify that this does not work with the iPod Touch 3G 8GB model. It does work with the iPod Touch 2G 8GB model.

  • dave

    @IDEV follow the steps on my site EXACTLY and you will be good to go, but you have to do the exact button hold/release sequence/timing as this IS KEY.
    Here is the site: http://ping.fm/5knkP

    Mine didn’t work and was doing the same as you guys until I did the exact sequence of holding both buttons, then releasing the powerbutton when the apple logo appeared while still holding the home button, then releasing the home button after the GeoHot background appears.
    If you do the exact steps, in order listed above, you should have no problem.

  • Lost

    So, ive tried everything. From running from admin to guest, to test users with no admin rights to test users with full admin to everything user wise. Didn’t work. Then I tried stop all programs include applemobiledevice, AVG, Firewalls, etc. Now it won’t pick up my phon when i turn it on. Restart computer to get it so it finds my phone. Then I turn on after blackra1n is started, before its started, during the process, everything, it gets stuck in running… and the conntect to iTunes (usb pointing to cd) logo is still on and doesn’t stop. I even left it running all night. And When i came back it said something about starting recovery mode again. I am lost. Ive read 100 websites all with semi similar process, turn on airplane mode, turn off airplane mode, stand on your head and kick the ceiling while one hand plays the piano and the other touch’s yourself.
    Nothing. Can someone, anyone, give simple, step by step directs that are 100%? Cause ive had about enough.

  • gizmo

    I got a iphone 3GS FW 3.1.2
    It does not work for me neither.
    I ran blackrain .. saw itunes icone, then a message box said everything’s done, wait for iphone to reboot and choose your installer.
    In fact my iphone never reboot.. i had to forced it to reboot hence once done.. it was still like before.. not jailbreaked

  • zugi

    it works to my iphone3g..
    i tried it about 5x then it works

  • onefineass

    This is not working on Ipod Touch who has a Model Number starts with “MC”

  • Dude

    Hi can i know if we ever UNinstall blackra1n, will it be back to the same before installing?

    Will the warranty be voided if i Uninstall blackra1n?

  • isabella

    umm i want to download it for free where do i go can NE1 help ..plzzzz????

  • sorely disappointed

    No solution for iPhone 3GS.

  • Alex

    Thank you George Estephen. I recommend following his steps, i did exactly what it said.
    1. Turn off Phone
    2. Click “make it rain”
    3. Hold Power and Home Button
    4. When apple logo comes up release Power button and continue holding Home.
    5 When Blackra1n background comes up release Home button and a message should pop up saying the jailbreak is complete.
    6. Wait for reboot and your phone will have blackra1n Icon

    Enjoy

  • chun

    Thank you so much Dave!!!

    Follow those instructions he posted, they work perfectly. the thing is KEEP HOLDING THE HOME BUTTON EVEN WHEN YOU SEE THE ITUNES/USB SCREEN!

  • andrew

    hey i was following your instructions but i keep getting suck at entering recovery mode in blackra1n. the itunes symbol and usb plug stays on the screen no matter how long i keep holding the home button.
    its an officially unlocked 3G iphone running on the 3.1.2 firmware.

    any help?

  • doug

    does the iphone restart from scratch or are all you apps and contacts saved and return the phone to the way you had it???

  • doug

    reason i ask is because have trouble backing up iphone
    gives message itunes can not back up because can not be saved to computer??

  • bryce

    i have a iphone 3gs on the 3.1.2 fw and i bought it online from the apple store meaning it is factory unlocked.I was wondering if i jailbreak it using the blackrain program is it will ruin the unlock?

  • Mel

    I have an iphone 3G…tried different instructions…finally watched a youtube video…works for Vista
    1. plug iphone into USB cord (make sure you run BlackRa1n in XP compatible..go to properties and select box)
    2. run blackra1n
    3. wait for it…literally..forget all the other prompts if it launches itunes
    4. it will reboot and blackra1n is now installed
    5. click on blackra1n icon and install cydia..
    you’re done
    make sure you already have 3.1.2 installed and itunes library updated before starting step 1.

    GOOD LUCK!

  • Jesus

    In order to get a succesfull jailbreak on 3.1.2 you have to restore your iphone go to itunes and do it but make sure you do or save the back up so that when u had complete the jailbreak you can restore your iphone To the way you had it

  • jp

    idk if these questions are already here but when i jailbreak it how do i know if apps are actually jailbroken also isnt it supposed to delete current apps?and finally how do i know if apps r free?i have ipod touch 2g 3.1.2 any help???

  • xiyam

    Please Help!!!!! I’m new at the jailbreak process and have successfully Jailbroke my iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 using windows vista 32bit. I’m not sure if this is normal but after doing the jailbreak I power off (reboot) and it always goes to the DFU mode showing the iTunes and the usb cable. I believe this is in recovery mode and when iTunes opens up it says that I need to restore to factory settings. I did this the first time and had to do the jailbreak all over again. I then figured that when that screen comes on I close iTunes and make it rain again and everything I did and installed is still there. Now, do I have to make it rain everytime the device reboots or the battery wastes and it powers off? Like I said I don’t know much about this so if someone can help me understand what to do or show me what I’m doing wrong it will be greatly appreciated. My email is xiyam1@yahoo.com please send an email because it will be easier for me. Your all awesome with help I’ve been getting with other issues and questions. Thanks all

  • fz

    can i use this on my iphone 2g???

  • Shay

    hey im having a few of the same problems
    whenever my ipod runs out of battery or i turn it off it shows the usb cable with the itunes sign
    i have the itouch 3.1.2
    i would be sooo greatful if anyone could email me and tell me how to stop it!
    :)
    thankyou
    xxx

  • Josh

    “Thank you George Estephen. I recommend following his steps, i did exactly what it said.
    1. Turn off Phone
    2. Click “make it rain”
    3. Hold Power and Home Button
    4. When apple logo comes up release Power button and continue holding Home.
    5 When Blackra1n background comes up release Home button and a message should pop up saying the jailbreak is complete.
    6. Wait for reboot and your phone will have blackra1n Icon

    Enjoy

    FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS THEY WORK

  • Kara Megan

    So, I have an Iphone 3G 3.1.2 , I’ve tried tried to JailBreak it, the first time, it worked, then I didnt know if it would be safe or not, so I deleted the App off my IPhone.
    Now that I know it is, I tried to get it again, and it wont work. Everything goes right, and BLACKRA1N picture comes up on my screen then it goes back to my passcode lock screen and its not there.
    Anyway to fix that, and get it again? (:

  • Minh

    I just got an iPhone 3gs from apple 1day. I jailbreak the iphone 3gs with Blackra1n and work fine. I installed cydia and reboot it stuck on Itunes screen. I plug the USB cable back-in it’s ok but every time I reboot it will stuck in Itunes screen, in this case I can’t reboot or turn off my phone it will stuck in Itune screen (recovery mode)again. Does any one have any ideal? Please help and email (kqminh@hotmail.com)with the instruction how to solve this problem. Please help! Thank you.

  • Sako

    I downloaded and ran Blackrain. It installed the Blackrain icon on my 3GS 3.12 iphone, but when I opened it, there was no Cydia, Rock or Snow, just the option to uninstall Blackrain. I ran Blackrain again, I got the same thing. I uninstalled Blackrain and ran it again, and this time, it didn’t even install the Blackrain icon. I read the above post by Dave about holding the power and Home buttons and followed his instructions exactly as he said, over and over, it still didn’t work. I’d appreciate any suggestions.

  • fz

    i did everything asper the instructions.. installed cydia.. but its not running any other sim.. it says invalid sim.. on my iphone 3g 3.1.2.. can any one help me pls..its jailbroken but cant run any other sim.. pls help

  • HAMCE

    DEFINITELY THE EASIEST WAY TO JAILBREAK!!! TOOK ME LIKE 10 SECONDS TO JAILBREAK IT AND ANOTHER 10 TO UNLOCK IT!!!! GO blackra1n!!! I WILL DEFINITELY DONATE BRO.. U DESERVE IT !!!

  • Cube Feed

    One sentence: Follow the Instructions.

    It worked for me first try because: I followed the instructions exactly like it was written.

  • Eric

    I have a 3gs 3.1.2 firmware phone and my laptop is windows xp s/pack 2

    After completing the upload and the reboot, no applications appeared in the screen except uninstall blackra1n (similar situation to MINH) except there is a message; in the screen saying “check internect connection for error”.

    I have tried various steps i read in the internet to upload blackra1n rc3 but still get the same screen appearing as mentioned

    I’d appreciate any help. If you can pls reply in a step by step procedure.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Cheers

  • Raul

    Same thing happened to me. I even rebooted a few more times but nothing. It says check internet connection, and that’s it. We are all waiting for a response and a solution for this. Our phones are useless right now and I guess like for me for the others is one of the main ways to comunicat. We need our phones working! Thank you.

  • Max

    is it teathered?

  • Brett

    I downloaded Blackra1n work fine downloaded stuff of rock and cydia turned it off and the screen shows the itunes sign and turns off any suggestionz???

  • Brett

    Same I downloaded it worke turned it off and wen I try to turn it on it just shows da apple sign and turns off help??????

  • george

    it worked for me follow the direction carefully !)

  • Mav

    are we SUPPOSE to have 3.1.2? cuz my sister gave me her first gen and i tried using blackra1n and it didnt work…

  • Aj

    i have a different problem , when i jailbreak my iphone 3gs 3.1.2 it works perfectly but when i close or restart the phone it goes on recovery mode and then i need to do the jailbreak again what can i do ? anyone that can help me? plz !!

  • COOOL

    I just used jailbreak for few times it works
    then i downloaded iacces from xsellize
    then my ipod touch can’t run games i turned it off
    now it shows the itunes usb image again
    i maked it ra1n and it get stuck and goes back on the itunes image and after 5 tries in the blackra1n
    It got stuck in the geohot photo
    i can’t even rn off my ipod touch
    Please help

  • Bernch

    Hi,I am experiencing the same problem with jp written on November 11th, 2009… would you know what’s the best thing to do not to encounter the same error as he has…

    “have successfully Jailbroke my iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 using windows vista 32bit. I’m not sure if this is normal but after doing the jailbreak I power off (reboot) and it always goes to the DFU mode showing the iTunes and the usb cable. I believe this is in recovery mode and when iTunes opens up it says that I need to restore to factory settings. I did this the first time and had to do the jailbreak all over again. I then figured that when that screen comes on I close iTunes and make it rain again and everything I did and installed is still there. Now, do I have to make it rain everytime the device reboots or the battery wastes and it powers off?”…

    please appreciate your help… thanks!

  • kao

    i dont know why i cant jailbreak mine no more? i did it the first time…. but now it jus wont no more

  • Rank

    Worked on first try

  • Ezio

    will someone tell me what im doin wrong I had my ipod touch 2g jailbroken than i got the 3.0 update. So i download blackra1n after ive restored and updated my ipod i hit make it rain. A messege on itunes comes up and says that they’ve detected a device in recovery mode and that i need to restore my ipod touch 2g what do I do I just want to jailbreak it .

  • Sagar

    i dont think blackra1n works on 3gs 3.1.2 baseband5.11.7…..any solution gyzzz

  • tim dog

    i have a new iphone 3gs i just got its a 16 gig it jailbroke fine but when i power it down or restart it when it comes back on it shows connect to itunes can anyone help

  • aman

    Hello Dear

    Pls help i have iphone 32 gb 3gs 3.1 modem firm ware 5.11.07 pls help me to jailbreak my phone i have read lots of blog but not find any software jailbreak for 3gs 3.1. Pls give me details or link where to download and which one is for 3gs 3.1 working .

    Waiting 4 ur positive response

  • aman

    Pls help i have iphone 32 gb 3gs 3.1 modem firm ware 5.11.07 pls help me to jailbreak my phone i have read lots of blog but not find any software jailbreak for 3gs 3.1. Pls give me details or link where to download and which one is for 3gs 3.1 working .

    Waiting 4 ur positive response

  • John_ratzo

    Hi i tried to jail break mine now when i pressed the home and the on off the apple icon stays on the screen and doesnt do anything else help i think my ipod is fucked what can i do to fix it?

  • Rissa

    I need help…I have no clue whatsoever how to JailBreak :/

    Mood:Upset :/

  • Genteel_boy88

    thnxxxxxxx

  • Csevruk

    I jailbroke my phone with redsn0w & now cydia opens, then closes. Also, it took my phone dialer away. PLEASE HELP!!!! I am running 4.2.1

  • Jalique

    hey i cant figure out how to jailbreak my ipod