Finally GeoHotz released the first jailbreak for iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS with 3.1.2 firmware out of box. The 600kb utility is also capable of jailbreaking the iPod family including iPod touch 3G. Even the ipt3 is supported, but the ipt3 is tethered. In order to boot it, just rerun blackra1n. blackra1n is a 30 second ALL device 3.1.2 jailbreak. Right now blackra1n is available for windows only and a mac version may be available very soon.
Warning : BlackRa1n will not hacktivate. This means that if you are not with an Apple approved carrier your iPhone will not be activated by BackRa1n. Hopefully, hacktivation and full ipt3 support will be added in a future update. Blackra1n is a jailbreak only tool don’t use this if you want to preserve your baseband. The updated pwnage tool for 3.1.2 will be available very soon.
Requirements For Blackra1n :
- iPhone OS 3.1.2 if you haven’t updated yet : Download here
- iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS : With Firmware 3.1.2 and Officially Activated
- iPod 1G, 2G, 3G : With Firmware 3.1.2 and Officially Activated
- Blackra1n : Download here
Tips for Blackra1n users :
Before applying Blackra1n reboot your phone once to avoid recovery mode errors.
Windows 7 users run it in compatibility "Windows Vista SP2" and run it as administrator.Alternatively move to a machine with Windows Vista already installed.
Don’t install Cydia+Icy+Rock or you may need to delete /var/lib/dpkg/status and reinstall Cydia alone. In final step just install Cydia alone and you’ll be fine.
Last but not least if you relies on Ultrasn0w then stay away from blackra1n and wait for pwnage tool.
Step by Step guide :
Step One : Restore and activate your iPhone to 3.1.2 if you haven’t updated to 3.1.2, warning again blackra1n is for those who are on official carrier like AT&T if you relies on Ultrasn0w hen don’t use blackra1n just wait for pwnage tool.
Step Two : Connect your iPhone/iPod to computer and launch the blackra1n.exe you downloaded earlier.
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.
Step Four : Blackra1n will reboot your device itself once the process completes, after the reboot you’ll notice a blackra1n app on your iPhone/iPod Home screen.
Step Five : Connect your device to WiFi network and launch the blackra1n app from home screen to install Cydia/ICY etc.
Step Six : After installing Cydia/ICY check them if they are working properly or no, if working fine then you can uninstall blackra1n from your springboard.
Alternative Method [VIA iSpazio]
1. Connect the iPhone to your computer, close iTunes and click on "Make It Rain" by blackra1n.
2. When the iPhone crashes in recovery mode, and blackra1n remains in "running", do not close BLACKRA1N and turn off the phone by clicking on Home + Power.
3. The program will tell you that the operation of Jailbreak has been completed but in reality it is not. At this point, then:
- Close Blackra1n;
- Re-open Blackra1n;
- Click on the button "Make it Rain
- Turn on your phone
The program should recognize the iPhone and completing the Jailbreak. [VIA iSpazio]
Image Credits [iClairified]