Jailbreak your iPhone

Jailbreak Unlock iPhone 3G 3GS 3.1.2 with Blackra1n


The Blackra1n RC3 software is available for both Windows and Mac (Tiger+PPC) users, and it supports  iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS with baseband unlock 05.11.07. Blackra1n RC3 is the most advanced and easy to use utility. Blackra1n RC3 includes the Blacksn0w “ unlock for the latest 05.11.07 baseband ” “ enable official tethering ” and a ” huge 15 second speed improvement ”. GeoHot credited iH8sn0w for the AT+XEMN command,  the command injection vector used to get code running on the baseband. We also apperitiate the stand of GeoHot to declining the $ 10K prize money from Jody Sander.


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Get Prepare to Jailbreak your iPhone

Before attempting the tutorial consider all the following points and select right method for you :

  1. I have a locked iPhone 3G/3GS with firmware 3.X.X not jailbreaked before : Follow the Step One to Step Six.
  2. I have a locked iPhone 3G/3GS with Firmware 3.X.X and jailbreaked before : You have two conditions
  • If you still have the Blackra1n.app on your iPhone springboard simply run it. You will see Icy replaced by an option "ra1n". Install this to upgrade your app. After upgrading, run blackra1n.app again. You will see "sn0w". Install this, and enjoy your unlocked iPhone.


  • If you deleted the Blackra1n.app from your iPhone or you are on pwned iPhone then simply wait for the Blacksn0w release on Cydia. Blacksn0w will be added to Cydia sometime after the Blackra1n release, and instructions will be posted here. or follow the following condition and do a clean install of 3.1.2

3.    I am on firmware 3.X.X and i don’t mind a clean install of 3.1.2 : Then simply Download the Stock Firmware linked above and restore your iPhone to stock 3.1.2 With Shift + Restore (Windows) Option + Restore (Mac) in iTunes or simply hit the update button in iTunes and then follow the Step One to Step Six.


Guide to Jailbreak your iPhone

Step One. Download Blackra1n RC3 and double click the rain drop icon to launch the program. Windows 7 Vista users if you have any difficulty in launching the program follow the highlighted instructions otherwise jump to Step Two. I didn’t faced any problem with Windows 7so just in case if Blacksn0w crashes during the launch follow the following three steps otherwise Jump to Step Two.

  • Right-click the blackra1n icon and click properties.
  • Click the Compatibility tab.
  • Under compatibility mode click the box to enable it and select Windows XP (Service Pack 2). Click OK, and then run blackra1n.

Step Two. Click the make it ra1n button.

Blacksn0w RC3

Step Three. You iPhone will now be placed in recovery mode. You will see a picture of GeoHot that replaces the regular recovery mode screen on your device.

Step Four. Your iPhone or iPod Touch will reboot once blackra1n is done doing it’s thing and you should see the blackra1n icon on there. If you don’t see the blackra1n icon, go to the last page on your iDevice and you should see it.


Step Five. Install your preferred application from the blackra1n app. You have the option of choosing Cydia, Rock and Sn0w. I don’t recommend you to install them all at once, because that may cause problems. Install them one at a time then reboot and then second one.

Step Six. Sn0w is the unlock we all were waited from a long. Just hit the sn0w button and the magic will happen itself. After the process enjoy your unlocked baseband 5.11.07


Post Jailbreak fixes

  1. Fix AFC2 Error : Blackra1n doesn’t adds the afc2 support to your jailbreaked iPhone. iPhone browser, iFunbox, Diskaid etc uses the afc2 service to access the file system and allow the transfer of files such as Winterboard  themes, NES ROMs or eBooks to the iPhone. In short you can’t access root partition of your drive with desktop clients.
  • Launch the cydia and search for afc2add and install this patch.
  • After installation reboot your phone and you’ll be fine again.
   2.   Fix no WiFi after the Blackra1n : To fix broken WiFi Reset network settings, then reboot and WiFi will work again.


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  1. Guest December 31, 2012 Reply

    Great post. thanks

  2. Luis February 26, 2011 Reply

    heey how long do i have to wait until the iphone reboots?

  3. badri February 26, 2011 Reply

    hey guyz …..i dnt kw any thg abt iphone 3gs …pls help me ..i have iphone 3gs..and its a hacked piece ..wen it turns off due to low bettery i got to boot from my laptop through blackra1n app on my lap …do u gyz kw any solution for this as i wanna upgrade my iphone version at present m using 3.1.2 …plzz tell me asap …u can contact me at +91- 9890765859 – badri here

  4. cute stupid November 6, 2010 Reply

    hi guys
    i had 3gs iphone and by mistake i upgraded the software in itunes
    so from then it is displaying itunes n usb.firstly it was displaying differnt sim card detected.
    kindly help as snow breeze n red snow did’t help.

  5. Vuior October 18, 2010 Reply

    hi there

    I jalbroke the iphone, problem is now i am from south africa and i would like to use it from this side with my voddacom sim card, at first the phone came with a at&t sim card. how do fix this, because my vodacom sim has network and the at&t one says no service but whn i connect to the i tunes they only recognise the at&t sim no the vodacom sim, they say the vodacom sim is not from a supported carrier. now im wondering if i will need a 3g sim card because the at&t sim card is a 3g sim card and my south african sim card is a normal sim card.

  6. Sush June 22, 2010 Reply

    Hi.. I bought my iphone 3gs last year from ebay.. I was told it wasn’t jailbroken (which of course was not true). I used it in South Africa, it worked fine. Took it back to India, it worked fine with an Airtel sim.. I think i might have updated the software in india(i really dont remember)..

    But then once back to SA, it did now work on a S African sim, it just goes to a weird mode, can see a connecting chord and itunes symbol and emergency calling mode (basically network locked)..
    I tried to restore the initial software using itunes(BIIGGG mistake). Now it does not recognize any network or sim, back to the weird mode..

    PLEASE HELP!!! I am not understanding the technicality of this damn phone!!!!

  7. Nipun June 7, 2010 Reply

    hello Sir ,

    i just bought a Iphone 3gs . and i think it is version 3.3 . and i tired using this software .. and it just gets stuck and has a black screen , does not reboot … wht do i do ? i mean i realli realli wanna use my new phone …. dying to use it acctually … can u help me? pweese?

  8. Loda May 29, 2010 Reply

    Hey Vinay unlock works fine but my wifi still not working may be hardware is broken or something. Is there any ways i can unlock as i dont have cydia installed. So i cannot install AFC 2 Fixer. Do you have any suggestion or any method to unlock without wifi?

  9. Offroad May 12, 2010 Reply

    Foncsi – you have to do a RESTORE. I am in this exact same situation and am trying to find a solution to RESTORE my phone. It was unlocked and jailbroken, but had problems and is stuck in a APPLE LOGO loop.

    Hope I can do a restore to my 3GS. will see

  10. Foncsi April 19, 2010 Reply


    Untill yesterday i had a jailbreaked & unlocked iphone 3g 3.1.2 with baseband 05.11.07, yesterday i surfed the internet with safari and after i had no network anymore, i went to settings to search for a new carrier, but surprise..the button for carrier wasn`t there anymore, i tired a restart and since then my iphone is stuck on the apple logo.
    Somebody has any idea what should i do?

  11. j_ancheta April 5, 2010 Reply


    can someone please help me with this issue…
    i have a windows 7 pc and i downloaded blackra1n program to unlock
    my iphone 3gs(3.1.2)..by pc is forcing the blackra1n program to close
    as soon i open the program….i tried to run compatibility but it’s still thesame..can someone help me please?


  12. Bobby April 2, 2010 Reply

    i have 3g iphone jailbroken with pwnage 3.1.5 and unlocked. It is 3.1.2 with the modem firmware 05.12.01.
    do you know how to unlock it??

    Many thanks

  13. jennifer March 31, 2010 Reply

    can someone please help me? i have a tmobile sims card and my son downloaded 3.1.3 and now the phone is stuck in recovery mode. i try to restore it but it wont work. i dont know what to do. please help me. this phone cost me too much money to just toss it.

    thanks jennifer

  14. Dee March 29, 2010 Reply

    hey ravi, try resetting network settings in your iphone, might your wifi could start again….

  15. ravi March 21, 2010 Reply

    VINAY u got to answer me man …. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    i succesfully installed blackra1n but now it says check your internet connection. my internet is working f9 n so is wifi just have problm wid blackra1n pllzz help …… thnx n namastay 😉

  16. i love i phone March 20, 2010 Reply

    hi all can some 1 please tell me if the all the talk abount blackra1n rc4 is true i have seen 2 vids on you tube 1 was to fill surveys in and the other wer dead link these are fake arnt they not that i would download from these i have looked on mod my i and devteam etc but there no talk anount it there i went geo blackrain nothing there would be very gratfull if some 1 could answer my question i would love a un teatherd jailbreakjk for ipt3 thanks in advance

  17. kigendeng March 18, 2010 Reply

    -> Gaurav, you need to download 3.1.2 firmware, after that try redsnow and make sure you check cydia then install. You should have cydia installed in your iphone. Goodluck

  18. Gaurav March 12, 2010 Reply

    Hi i have unlocked my iPhone 3g version 3.1.2 but by mistake deleted the blackra1n software from the mobile after using snow….

    Now PLEASE tell me how can i install Cydia on my phone and jailbrak it??????????????????

    Thanks in advance

  19. aNu March 10, 2010 Reply

    hi, my iphone is unlocked and my internet is not connecting, it says “you are not connected to a cellular data plan” or activate cellular data network. I want to know if resetting the network settings will lock my phone. thanks and rerply soon 😀

  20. kay'Ler Bob March 8, 2010 Reply

    When i had upgraded my iPhone 3G I still have my unlock and jailbreak,but i don’t have the picture messaging…my iphone is on Tmobile too, not sure what to do, or if i wont get the MMS? Please Help!!! Thanks

  21. Apri March 5, 2010 Reply

    I just followed the intructions above, and now when i turn my iphone off it enters recovery mode. It did this back in december that is why I didnt want to jail break it, I mean i want the jailbreak but I cant have it going into recovery mode everytime I turn it off. I have 3.1.2 and Firm 5.11.07

  22. Samhainguy March 3, 2010 Reply

    I jailbroke my 3Gs. It’s one of the ones that you have to run Blackra1n every time you reboot it. The phone locked up today and i cannot get it to jailbreak after restarting and running Blackra1n now. I tried it on my laptop and deaktop to be sure it wasnt the computer. I was able to install one of the apps from cydia before to backup all packages to itunes and even restored it once and it worked. but now it seems to want to force me to update to 3.1.3 and i will not do it! Any work arounds anyone knows of to try?

    Right now when i run Blackra1n it loads the pic and i hear the disconnect sound. I get the pop up box that says it had done the jailbreak but it just sits there for 3 or 4 minutes till it reboots to the i-tunes restore screen instead.

  23. Chico March 3, 2010 Reply

    I unlocked 32gb 3gs but when i turn the phone off it goes back to recovery mode?

  24. jignesh March 2, 2010 Reply

    i have a 3gs 16gb on 3.1.2 does this still work or no becuase i want to unlock it but ppl have been saying it doesnt work can anyone confirm this so i can try unlocking it


  25. Fool monty March 2, 2010 Reply

    I’ve got a iPhone 3gs 3.1.2 , when I got it cydia was there, as I remember I don’t need to connect to pc to reboot my device, now my phone stucked at a apple logo, I tried each and every thing available on net. I don’t remember my ip, I can’t ssh over wifi, afc2 d not installed I can’t ssh over USB , I guess cydia having shsh for 3.1.2 . What should I do , to get out of this recovery loop.I am in India officially 3gs not launched yet.

  26. itrooper February 26, 2010 Reply

    I can’t get my iPhone 3Gs on 3.1.2 baseband 05.11.07 prepared for jailbreaking. It will not allow me to restore the iphone?

    All I get is;

    “The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn’t eligible for the requested build”.

    I don’t want to risk Jailbreaking, without the restore. Is it ok to jailbreak it without the clean install of 3.1.2.

    Any help much appreciated!!

  27. sadiq February 25, 2010 Reply

    hi! i have iphone 3gs and i updated it through itunes after the update the phone is asking me for original sim and i dont the original sim. what should i do? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Visti February 25, 2010 Reply

    Okay, so i got an iphone 3G second hand off my uncle. Yeah, whatever call me poor, but 2nd hand iphone > no iphone.
    It had apparently been jailbroken & unlocked since there was cydia in it, and i could use my simcard but i still reset it to factory settings. I don’t use or have an approved sim card. So when i run it in itunes it says its not an approved sim card (do’h)
    I Jailbroke it with pwnage tool, and got software version 3.1.2 but it didnt have wifi to unlock it, so i tried to jailbreak it with Blackra1n. Now whenever i come to the reboot stage the screen turns black and it refuses to start again. Geohots face does NOT appear. I don’t know what to do.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  29. terrence February 22, 2010 Reply

    My iPhone 3gs is running 3.1.2 and the baseband is 05.11.07 and whenever I run blackra1n it seems like everything goes through but I dont have the black rain drop. Also when I try to restore to the 3.1.2 you have posted it says my device is not eligible to do that.

  30. mozingeaux February 20, 2010 Reply

    I have a 3GS that I jailbroke using blackra1n on OS X. Every now and then it will either crash or freeze, and when it resets I need to run blackra1n on it again to get it to function. If I were to purchase a cheap Windows netbook to carry with me, would I be able to run blackra1n from it to get my phone working, or would I have to be using OS X?

  31. Heidi February 20, 2010 Reply

    AHAHAH Okay I had my iphone jailbroke working great then it auto updated on itunes to the 3.3.1 I have since restored it but firmware is 5.12.01 can I change it? and how? I can run the blackrain Geohot comes up but no service…Tryed sn0w it ran but still no luck please help I love my phone!!!

  32. Alex February 17, 2010 Reply

    This was like a no brainer. The most easiest jailbreak & yet the stores charge £15 for it.

  33. Paulius February 13, 2010 Reply

    Hey guys, I was wondering, if I have a locked Iphone 3gs, and it is asking me for a valid SIM, if I jailbreak it in order to unlock it, will I be able to unlock without a valid SIM card or do I have to have one? Because from what i can see i cant go to menus without the sim inserted. Thanks.

  34. TooN February 12, 2010 Reply

    i was using my 3gs & each time i need to restart it so i need to use black rain. till the iphone didnt start at all a day, so trying to restore to 3.1.2 in itunes usint the shift + restore but its no restoring.
    tried the redsnow 9.0.2 but not worked.
    tried to use black rain also not worked.
    what can i do am not using my iphone :'(

  35. Hashim February 11, 2010 Reply

    Hello Vinay, I need a clarification. I have an iPhone 3G 8GB and im on 3.0 Firmware with baseband 04.26.08. I read on some other website not to upgrade to 3.1.2 because it will upgrade my baseband and i wont be able to unlock. They said i need a precooked firmware. From what im reading from your website is that now it’s possible to upgrade to the official 3.1.2 firmware and still be able to unlock? Or will I still need a precooked firmware 3.1.2? Thanks for your help on this 🙂

  36. Cyndrlla February 11, 2010 Reply

    I got my iPhone 3GS downgraded to 3.1.2 with the baseband of 5.12.01 and after restore cydia is there again but it will not open. What happened???

  37. abhay February 10, 2010 Reply

    dear vinay i upgraded my ipphone frm 3.1.2 to 3.1.3 now tat it got a message of itunes n cable on my mobile then i reinstalled it 2 3.1.2 but the problem is its not responding to my sim n the baseband is 5.07.11 now wat shuld i do to get it work normally, help me out dude

  38. xLalaleenaa February 10, 2010 Reply

    okay.. i updated my itunes, X: && i didnt know that if i did then my phone would lock.. how do you unlock it? the screen is just an icon of itunes && the usb. and slide for emergency.. idk how to unlock it.. ><
    helpp mee pleaeaseeeee D:

  39. Tom February 9, 2010 Reply

    PLEASE HELP!!! I stupidly upgraded my 3G to 3.1.3 firmware. So obviously my unlocked phone was no longer unlocked. I did manage to then downgrade to 3.1.2 and jailbreak&unlock my phone with blackra1n again, obviously using sn0w to unlock, but all i see now is “No service” where “orange” used to be and i used to get real good signal 🙁 any ideas what i can do??? I have tried things like ultrasn0w too and i get the same thing.

    • Vinay February 9, 2010 Reply

      @Tom your baseband is updated and at the moment it’s not possible to unlock or downgrade. For more details check here

  40. Ashton February 8, 2010 Reply

    i updated to 3.1.2 jailbroke using blackrain..unlocked using snow..but i dont get any service…i switched off 3g and everything..HELPPP!!!!

  41. Raghavan February 8, 2010 Reply

    Even I am having the problem of ending up in recovery mode everytime I reboot my phone! If there is any work around other than “make it ra1n” pls kindly let me know

  42. Dancer February 8, 2010 Reply

    I tried jailbreaking my new Iphone 3GS 32g with firmware 3.1.2 (05.11.07) with blackra1n.
    During jailbreaking my iPhone was stuck in recovery mode. I was trying many times to restart blackra1n. And also I did try to restore with iTunes to 3.1.2 ,it’s giving me every time the same message “This device isn’t eligible for the requested build”. So i stuck I recovery mode. Can u help me please, what I shoul do?

  43. nasps February 8, 2010 Reply

    Great tut. Will try it but first a really “dumb” question. Can I do the jailbreak in a brand new iphone, from another coutry, without having a SIM card? Probably a stupid question but all tutorials that I get from youtube and so have a carrier (hence SIM).
    Thanks for any replys

  44. Alex February 8, 2010 Reply

    This was the most bloody easiest jailbreak ever. How much easier can it get? Fantastic, thanks for this.

  45. cynfdi February 8, 2010 Reply

    how long does this take?

  46. chrismck February 8, 2010 Reply

    Hi i followed all instructions but after using snow the iphone wont come up with the vodafone name in the top corner and i cant make calls
    please help

  47. kibo February 7, 2010 Reply

    i have jailbreak and unlocked my iphone 3gs 3.2.1 with blackra1n. first it work well but when i roboot my iphone, the screen show the itune connection and it said iphone is in recovery mood. but i didn’t recovery . and then i ran blackra1n again. but it now failed and my iphone screen just show the picture of blackra1n and even i connect it to computer, the USB device not recognize.
    what should i do?
    plz help me

  48. soti February 4, 2010 Reply

    Vinay Prashar to me
    show details Jan 23 (13 days ago)
    It’s not only you, every iPhone 3GS manufactured after week 42 has an updated version of iBoot which is not vlunrable to any jailbreak solution available at the moment. This is called tethered jailbreak mean you have to jailbreak iPhone every time you start the phone.

  49. Dale February 3, 2010 Reply

    I see A LOT of complaints about the IPhone rebooting in Recovery mode after jail breaking it with blackRain, but I don’t see any solutions. How can I get a fix for this problem?


  50. dexter February 3, 2010 Reply

    I used blackra1n, to jailbreak my iphone 3Gs 3.1.2 but everytime I swichoff my phone, I have to connect it to my pc & make it rain inodrer for it to switch on again! any suggestions on wut to do?? can I restore mt settings & perhaps try to jail break again??

  51. derrick February 2, 2010 Reply

    u have to run the blackrain again in able to use ur iphone again… u did read the details about the blackrain…

  52. carla February 1, 2010 Reply

    hi there,
    please help me.. i tried following the steps on how to jailbreak my 3g 3.1.2 version using the blackra1n for several times but im not successful in doing it.. it says geohots pic will be shown but it never showed after clicking make it rain.. please help me jailbreak my phone.

  53. Niraj January 30, 2010 Reply

    thanks this is great it works. My wifi and everything else is working as it was mentioned. once again thank you.

  54. Armen January 28, 2010 Reply

    guys, i have a problem, i jailbroke and unlocked my iPhone 3GS 32G with blackra1n and black snow, but whenever i am restarting my phone, it is reseting and going into recovery mode again. any ideas what should i do ? thanks for the help in advance

  55. Ardi January 27, 2010 Reply

    as of 26/01/2010 there’s no way how to unlock your 3GS in O2 UK tried everything and the only sim card i can use in this phone is an Orange UK but 3G never works and as soon as i loose signal i have to put that sim card on another phone to pick up signal and put it back on 3gs that sucks i know but there’s no way how to unlock this phone in UK. i regret that i upgraded firmware 🙁

  56. sadsbads January 26, 2010 Reply

    i am facing the same problem on 32BG iphone 3Gs 3.1.2 fw when i turnoff and start again the itune logo appear on the screen
    but my 16GB iphone 3GS 3.1.2 FW work fine when i turnoff and star again this 16gb iphone it will boot completly normal no itune logo apear
    or no need to makeit ra1n again

  57. khoudor el kadri January 24, 2010 Reply

    i have an iphone 3gs and i did use the blackra1n to jailbreak it, but the problem now is that everytime i reboot my iphone i get into the recovery mode and then i will have to connect it to the pc and run blackra1n again, and i don’t want to unlock my iphone if this is gonna be ur suggesstion. so i need help plz

  58. soti January 22, 2010 Reply

    I jailbreak my iphone 3Gs version 3.1.2 (7D11) with window Vista. Everything was fine after jailbreak. I can install cydia and rock via blackra1n. But every time I roboot my phone, I always see USB to iTunes screen. So, I have to run blackra1n.exe and click make it rain again. Only in this way, I can get my normal phone again. If not I must restore factory setting from iTunes. Help!! I like this JAILBREAK method very much, so easy and so simple.
    Kindly help to reply this msg or mail me please.

  59. IP-hone13 January 22, 2010 Reply

    @Vinay….just got a iphone 3gs model MC135LL on 3.1 with baseband 05.11.07. I want to jailbreak it and unlock it. Should I unlock, upgrade to 3.1.2, or jailbreak it first? Thanks

  60. Blue January 19, 2010 Reply

    Blackra1n rocks! simplest easiest unlock ever! keep up the good work

  61. iphone3gs January 7, 2010 Reply

    has there been a fix yet so when you reboot it doesn’t enter recovery mode? when do they expect this fix? thank you!

  62. HM January 4, 2010 Reply

    I can’t connect to Internet in blackrain. So I can’t install cydia icy or anythin. Is there any other way to install cydia on my jailbroken iPhone 3g. Blackrain says plz check your Internet connection.

  63. Bilal January 1, 2010 Reply

    my iphone 3gs was locked to 02 ..i ran blackra1n from my computer but my iphone is stucked on itunes recovery screen and on software in PC it is stucked on entering recovery…i tried it 3 times n the result is same…

    please help me if m doing something wrong..

    any help would be appriciated..


  64. DFISH December 30, 2009 Reply

    Hey everyone, i ran the blackrain program and it jailbroke the phone fine. But when i go into blackrain it only shows cydia and rock. There is no snow for me to choose from and i need to unlock it for t-mobile. Does anyone know whats going on with that?

  65. Kodanda December 29, 2009 Reply

    hi guys
    everything is correct so far but coming to snow installation its shows like “post install log for snow” and it remains same screen…. can u guys plz help meeeeeeeeeeeee…….

  66. ndiol December 23, 2009 Reply

    hello after unlock my iphone 3gs 3.12 with blackrain
    no network how to solve nonetwork after unlock iphone
    and also what best software to backup iphones contacts videos sms all
    best regards

  67. ZAJ December 23, 2009 Reply

    hello there,

    my 3gs works when my phone is connected to my laptop.but when i remove the usb wire and restart the phone i get the usb-itune icon and cannot use my phone.but then again when i connect it to my laptop,it works.please help.appreciate your help

  68. Jonhy December 23, 2009 Reply

    wawa_sk said:

    Hello there, I’m a new user and I’m having difficulties. I’ve already jailbreak using your application. But it seems that whenever I want to turn off my iphone, the screen shows that I have to connect it to itunes and is not responding at all unless i connect it to itunes. Additionally, I have to re-run again whenever I turn it on. It’s a hassle for me to do it all over again. Can you explain me why is it like that and a suggestion for me to avoid this disruption again. Hope to get a respond from you soon. Thank You.

    Same here…

  69. Merejsoft December 22, 2009 Reply

    if WIFI not working and Reset Network Settings forces you to restore:

    Everytime I tried a Reset Network Settings, my phone would not come back up with blackra!n until I did a complete restore (THAT SUCKS). I believe I have the problem solved. Instead of doing a Reset Network Settings, have your phone completely running (not at the connect to itunes) and connected to your computer. Run blackra!n. It will completely reboot your phone and this time your wifi should be working!!!

  70. CAT254 December 22, 2009 Reply

    I have an iPhone 3G which has been jailbroken by me since I first bought it. I’ve had to upgrade and rejailbreak multiple times. Now this blackra1n jailbroke it after the 3.1.2 upgrade but now I keep having connection problems. I can stay on it for an hour on email and/or myspace and/or safari and never lose connection. But if I set it down for more than 5 minutes during the day, when I go to get back into my mail or anything requiring internet, it pops up with no connection or failed to connect to server. I go to my settings>General>Network setting> and then turn 3G off and then back on and then it works. What gives? I’m bout to restore and rejailbreak at the expense of all my music because a freind played on my laptop and screwed it up and I had to restore it too, so my whole music library is gone. Now I will lose the remander of it thanks to whatever is causing my issue here.

  71. NikPatel December 22, 2009 Reply

    I too am having the same problem. I have also jail broken my phone and everything is working just fine. However, whenever I reboot the phone, the phone goes into a recovery mode requesting me to connect to the iTunes, which is refusing to recognize it. In any case, I ran the blackrain again and it booted just fine.

    I guess when you reboot the phone, just run the blackrain again.

  72. wawa_sk December 21, 2009 Reply

    Hello there, I’m a new user and I’m having difficulties. I’ve already jailbreak using your application. But it seems that whenever I want to turn off my iphone, the screen shows that I have to connect it to itunes and is not responding at all unless i connect it to itunes. Additionally, I have to re-run again whenever I turn it on. It’s a hassle for me to do it all over again. Can you explain me why is it like that and a suggestion for me to avoid this disruption again. Hope to get a respond from you soon. Thank You.

  73. Paul December 20, 2009 Reply


    I have a 3g 8gb iPhone firmware 3.0 and it’s unlocked and jailbroken but I wish to upgrade to 3.1.2…

    I have read many things on ur site and others but I am still a bit confused as to what the process is and what programs I should use to upgrade and then jailbrake again…

    Please can u give me some advice…



  74. Akhil December 14, 2009 Reply

    HI. Just unlocked my 3GS to work on the India network. Thanks. Everything works well so far. Even the Wifi works after the network reset. Looking forward to enjoying the iPhone in India.

  75. babadzz December 14, 2009 Reply

    the same problem happened to me.
    I just bought a brand new 3gs iPhone, come automatically with the system 3.1.2 and 5.07.11
    when I tried to jailbreak and unlock it with blackra1n, the process went pretty well at first, the geo pic came out in the iPhone, but when the apple logo popped, it just start back to the “connect to itunes” pic and it wont reboot after that. I got stuck there.
    I have been trying this for over than 10 times.
    Pleaseeee HELP!!! im getting a lil frustrated.
    Thank You

  76. senthil December 13, 2009 Reply

    i have a iphone 3g 16 gb 3.1.2
    after a jailbreak by blackra1n
    blackra1n icon on iphone showing [please check yout internet coneection {error}]
    also there is no carrier connection since mine is unlocked iphone

  77. thomaar December 13, 2009 Reply

    No matter how many ways or times I try to Jailbreak/Unlock my brand new Iphone 3GS, I get the msg “Different SIM detected: Please connect to ITunes” when I put my TMobile SIM in. Here’s the steps:

    1. I used blackrain per the instructions without ITunes running. I hit make it rain. Everything looks good like its down loading.
    2. I enable my wireless on the phone and launch the blackrain icon on my phone. I install both Cydia and snow. Everything appears to install ok
    3. I swap my ATT sim with my TMobile sim and get the above error msg. I can make and receive calls with the TMobile sim in. The weird thing is when I receive a call, it is as if my contacts are loaded because the persons name appears that is calling me. It also recognizes that it is a TMobile sim by the Tmobile at the top left hand corner of the phone.
    4. The extra things I have done to try to make it work.
    a. Restore the iphone using ITunes then started the process all over again.
    b. Repeated the process with 3G enabled and disabled
    c. Tried to install Blackrain with either the Sim cards (Tmobile or At&T) and with none
    d. After install of snow & cydia with At&t sim, removed Sim, did reboot then installed Tmobile sim

    Here are the particulars on my phone: Version 3.1.2 (7D11); s/n 32946 (1st 5 #s); model MC123LL; firmwre: 05.11.07

    I am doing this from a Window 7 machine

  78. bashir December 13, 2009 Reply

    if ANY one have problem with Youtube ( not working ) aftar jealbreak by blackra1n .. just go to:

    1- CYDIA ..

    2- Surce

    3- search ” push fix ” or ” push fix and youtube ”

    4- reboot

    now WORK any thing with video in net such as youtube ..

    thanks for all thing

  79. Harish December 12, 2009 Reply

    in on a iphone 3gs 3.1.2 , firm ware 05.11.07. followed tutorial to the letter and got Snow off blackrain with cydia. however when i put in sim card from other carrier it just comes up with “different sim detected please connect to itunes” however i have signal “i recived a text at this point” . but i cant use anything on the phone unless i put in my rogers sim again. anyone got any ideas. thanks for your time.

  80. David December 10, 2009 Reply

    Hi. Have 3G iPhone on 3.1.2 on TMo used Balckra1n and everything works except MMS and tethering–even the settings are hidden–and no icon/dot in Messages app. How to unhide the settings? (resets and turning off does not help.) Thanks.

  81. Jairo G. December 7, 2009 Reply

    Thank you very much! I followed all your datailed and wondeful guide to unlock my iphone 3Gs 32GB 3.2.1 with 05.11.07 baseband and I was able to unlock it in less than 5 minutes.
    Thank you and God bless you!

  82. jassy December 3, 2009 Reply

    i have a iphone 3gs 16 gb 3.1.2
    after a jailbreak by blackra1n
    blackra1n icon on iphone showing [please check yout internet coneection {error}]
    i tried many times but not able to unlock it
    can u help me

  83. Wrathyimp December 2, 2009 Reply


    I unlocked my 3G 16GB, but now, there is no service (carrier) and no wifi.

    It is not detecting any wifi signal, nor getting any Network (carrier)

    Any help on this will be greatly supportive for all the users facing the same problem.

    Following are the about screen details of my iphone:
    Version: 3.1.2(7D11)
    Model: MB499LL
    Modem Firmware 05.11.07

    Cant find Baseband info?


  84. Mohamed December 1, 2009 Reply

    IPhone 3GS IMEI Unknown, ICCID Unknown, No Wifi, No Service

    Hello All

    I have iphone 3gs 16 GB with firmware 3.1 out of the box.

    I upgraded to official 3.1.2 firmware, then i did jailbreak using geohot blackra1n tool, and followed by unlock using blacksn0w from the phone itself.

    when my iphone battery vanished, my iphone refused to start up when recharging. and refuse to restore to apple official firmware v 3.1.2 giving me error (1013).

    i ran the blackra1n windows exe file again, and my iphone opeend successfully but with the following problems:

    No Service
    No Wifi
    when i checked the “about” i found that the following information are “unknown”

    Modem Firmware

    sorry for long e-mail thread. any help is really appreciated

  85. axee December 1, 2009 Reply

    Hey I have an Iphone 3GS running 3.0.1 and bb 04.26.08 Jailbroken and unlocked with ultrasnow Can I update from iTunes to 3.1.2 and be able to jailbreak nad unlock it using blackra1n and snow?!!!

  86. Jason December 1, 2009 Reply

    I think i jailbroke my iphone 3g. The app shows up but it says im not connected to the network. I don’t see any of the things for rain

  87. sb December 1, 2009 Reply

    Hi, I was on At&t (NewYork) and I would like to unlock my iphone 3G on 3.1.2, for use in India.
    I downloaded blackra1n successfully on my iphone but couldnot go to the next step as I am already in India and had suspended my At&T number before leaving New york. How can I install cydia, sn0w and rock as i do not have a service at the moment on my iphone.
    I plan to insert a sim card here in India.

    Pl. advise !!!!
    Also do I need to install cydia, sn0w and rock, all three ?

  88. thaju November 30, 2009 Reply

    friends,i jailbreaked my iphone using blaekra1n,but theres no snow in blackra1n,only rock n cydia,whats wrong with me?help plz…

  89. Vishwa November 30, 2009 Reply

    My i phone 3G S unlocks but if switched off and switched on , it automatically locks.

  90. Bhavin November 29, 2009 Reply

    I tried ur blackra1n software to unlock and jailbreak my iphone which is on O2 career and verion 3.1.2 the jailbreak worked gr8 but I am not able to unlock the network. It says “iphone waiting for activation this may take some time” Can you tell me what is the possible reason for this error and what should i do to get it unlocked.

  91. JOE November 28, 2009 Reply

    Guys. The blackra1n is very simple. but yes it has some bugs. the network thing is strange, but i do think that is an apple problem, theres a thread about it on there site for non hacked phones. also, the blackra1n does say. if you let the battery go beyong charge and phone turns off. you have to boot from the blackra1n program. also. it does say you tube may not work properly. these are the chances we take for the goodness we get out of it. And last. I have succeded in unloacking/jailbreaking, i have the netwrok bug. phone hasnt died yet, but i will let it die tonight, My problem. which i only seen one post, was, I cannot connect to the itunes/app store. I cant log in with my mobile me details to get at the app store or download music(like anyone pays for that)
    so thats just another thing that this hack is messing with. and hope our buddy over at blackra1n can figure it out. Cheers

  92. Avinash November 28, 2009 Reply

    Hi Guy’s

    First thanks a lot to Geohot for this awesome tool to unlock and jailbreak.

    Upgraded my iPhone 3G with 3.1.2 (BB-5.11.07) on iTunes and jailbreak and unlocked using Blackra1n(RC3), everthing goes well but my phone doesn’t shows any network. all the time No Signal….its shows the carrier name as O2 even though there is no sim card inserted.

    Tried all the procedure 2-3 times but no luck same thing again…tried using the Fuzzyband as well to downgrade baseband but it doesnt support 5.11.

    Please help me to solve this….thx in advance…


  93. Sneha November 26, 2009 Reply

    Hi Vinay,
    I have seen an advertisement, stating that I can buy a new, un-unactivated iphone 3G for $99. I am not sure about the firmwire version. Will I be able to unlock this using the above procedure?


  94. ponce November 26, 2009 Reply

    I did the jailbreak on my Iphone 3G and it worked perfectly. After that I did my cousins phone, everything was running along great until it was installing blacksnow. It got stuck on installing blacksnow so I forced the phone to reboot by pressing the power and the home button. Now when I turn it on it stays in the apple screen, sometimes a circle in the middle shows up and it seems to be loading something. Then it gets stuck and after a while it moves again. Finally it seems to reboot itself and the same process happens. Can someone help me, has this happened before?

  95. Minh November 25, 2009 Reply

    I just got an iPhone 3gs from apple 1day. I jailbreak and unlock the iphone 3gs with Blackra1n every thing 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.

  96. carla November 25, 2009 Reply

    hello, have already installed blackra1n on my iphone 3g 3.1.2 but after selecting packages error message displayed :
    Error Downloading
    Code error =-1001 Userinfo

    pls help what shall I do

  97. Dorian November 25, 2009 Reply

    Please Help!!!!!!!I unlocked my 3G phone and jail broke it with black rain and black snow, now it will not sync with iTunes. Everything else works fine. the unlock works. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!

  98. Silvio November 25, 2009 Reply

    @ Kash and Salim…

    I’m having the same problem as both of you. Anytime phone is turned off or after a hard reboot, the phone goes into recovery mode. Any help would be appreciated.

  99. aravind November 24, 2009 Reply

    thanks its working

  100. shay November 24, 2009 Reply

    Got it unlocked..but youtube isnt working. Is this happening with anyone?? It says “cannot connect to youtube” Need help..!!!

  101. salim November 24, 2009 Reply

    Kash said:
    Hi, i used blackrain to jail break and unlock my iphone 3gs, everything works well but when i turn it off and then back on the phone goes into recovery mode. can anyone tell me what the problem could be?

    same problem did u got solution

  102. salim November 24, 2009 Reply

    i tried jailbrake & unlock new 3gs which already comes on 3.1.2 everything work fine, after i switch it off and switch on it’s showing me the usb cable on the phone screen, if i connect to itune. itune says iphone is on recovery mode it give option to restore
    if i restore it goes to factory setting
    if i run blackra1n again when it’s on recovery mode it comes to normal

    it mean when i switch off and switch on phone loss all data

    please help me i tried 5 different new 3gs which comes with 3.1.2

    so far no solution

  103. Zabrina November 23, 2009 Reply

    I have a succesfully jailbroken and unlocked phone that I’m using on tmobile. The problem is that because the baseband is 3.11.2 the phone us data locked and there is not setting for me to choose the network so that I can acess the Internet on tmobiles edge network when there us no wifi. Someone please help!!!

  104. tomcat November 23, 2009 Reply

    ya USE PWNAGE INSTEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. Hawk November 23, 2009 Reply

    I completed the jailbreak successfully but, every time that I reboot my phone after the jailbreak is complete it gives me the activation screen. How do I fix this

  106. Darius November 23, 2009 Reply

    ok So im running 3.1.2 and 5.11.07 and i’ve installed black rain and also i selected sn0w but nothing happens. what am i supposed to do after i choose sn0w???

  107. david November 22, 2009 Reply

    i jailbroke 5.11.07 3.1.2 today with a major problem. my phone cannot connect to 3g for ATT im doing the internet settings reset right now however my phoen has been stuck on the apple icon for almost 5 minutes now.. it never did that before…

    any hints???

  108. Maria Graciela November 21, 2009 Reply

    Will the iPhone 3G with firmware 3.1.2, 5.11.07 and 5.09 bootloader will work? I accidentally upgrade using the iTunes instead of shift-restore. 🙁

  109. Laurent November 21, 2009 Reply

    Dear All,

    BlackSn0w is really teh best jailbreak and unlock system. After sveral weeks of struggling and trial from any other system, my 3GS with 3.1 software and new baseband updated by mistake on iTunes could not be saved.

    IN a couple of minutes, thanks to BlackSn0w, everything is back including the unlock.

    Many many thanks to the team, I am gad to have donated for you.

    And a big f..ck off to the stupid Apple Team who has no respect for their customers like me in China who are not able to use iPhone…



  110. Flash_er November 20, 2009 Reply

    I have an Iphone 3G firmware 3.1.2 baseband 5.11.07,
    I tried both steps above, first i jailbreaked it and it went perfactly, then i installed sn0w but it didnt work, it said that it was waiting for it to activiate but nothing happened. It says no service.

    Then i downloaded the restore file, and started all over again, first it said Searching, later it said, no connection, and now it gives the name of the carrier but the “connection bar” is at zero.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    I appreciate all the help and also, great work, really.

    Thank you
    The exactly same problem with my iphone 3g 16 gb. What to do?


  111. nom November 20, 2009 Reply

    I have iphone 3GS running OS 3.1 baseband “05.11.07” model “MC134B”. its unlocked but not jailbroken. Hhow can jailbreak my iphone? can anyone help?

  112. artaxen November 20, 2009 Reply

    I have a iphone 3g 3.1.2 with baseband 5.11.7, i downloaded the 3.1.2 and restored from that just to be on the safe side. but when i ran blackra1n my ihone went into recovery mode and not with any GeoHot logo that the tutorial said. then itunes opens and says i need to check somthing to recover my iphone and blackra1n is stuck on “entering recovery”. this has hapened every time i trie to jailbreak it.

  113. tony November 19, 2009 Reply

    hi i have problem , my ip 3gs 3.1.2 , after run blackrain . my ip no wifi try reset net work then if i restar my iphone it became DFU mode ,then i had to restore the phone agian ,or if i success unlock the phone when power off /on it will come up DFU mode that mean i had to restore the phone again ,,,,, pls help me out any one know about it

  114. Silent Soul November 18, 2009 Reply

    I was getting only emergency dialing screen. I have iphone 3G with 3.1.2 firmware and baseband as 05.11.07. I use Blackra1n to jailbreak it. It goes fine. Now i can install apps from apple store and also I can the blackrain icon in my iphone. but I have no wifi. How to unlock it without wi fi. I googled and got to know using diskaid we can do. Bt when i use disk aid i cannot open root directory of iphone as it says your phone is not jailbreaked. How to proceed. Please help

  115. Baz November 17, 2009 Reply

    Hi i jailbroke my iphone 3gs 3.1.2 with blackra1n and alls well with the jailbreak but if my phone needs a restart or if i turn it off i have to reconnect to the pc everytime to “make it rain” Is there anyway around this issue yet?

  116. PB November 17, 2009 Reply

    Is it ‘safe’ to upgrade a 3GS from 3.1 (BB 05.11.07) to 3.1.2 using iTunes? Are there any hidden nasties that would prevent me from JB/Unlocking if I do this?

    Many Thanks Geohot – seriously.

  117. The Driver November 17, 2009 Reply

    Is there supposed to be a separate icon that appears for snow is does it just install?

  118. SpeederD November 17, 2009 Reply

    Imty, your device has the new boot rom and because of this, each time you reboot, you must connect your device to your PC and run Blackra1n again. This is the only work-around at the time for device with baseband 5.11.07.

  119. Ryan November 16, 2009 Reply

    Thanks guys for the list of instructions, I’ve got the 3gs 3.1.2 5.11.07 JB with no issues. Only thing I can’t get working is You Tube. I get a connection error every time. I know it’s minor but it bugs me a little.

    Any fixes?

  120. Imty November 16, 2009 Reply

    Hi, I have just jailbreak my Iphone 3gs, using blackra1n. everythings works fine, but when I reboot the device, it stuck on the screen conecto Itune. can some1 help please. dont know what to do.


  121. Adil Alp Keceli November 14, 2009 Reply

    You guys are the best!!
    Thank you soo much
    v 3.1.2 firmware 05.11.07

  122. ARUN November 13, 2009 Reply

    hai Vinay Thanks a lot my iphone 3g is working now perfectly i wait for this unlock 4 months
    thank you man

  123. dennis November 13, 2009 Reply

    hey i got it unlocked and jailbroken but now it wont sync up.. i get a message saying it cant sync provider data what do i do?

  124. Annette November 12, 2009 Reply

    I had no issues at all with the blackrain install. My phone works perfect with tmobile now-thank you!!!
    My issue is when I try to connect to iTunes it recognizes it is not an AT&T SIM and won’t let me use it..how do I fix this?
    thank you!!! LOVE THE RAIN 🙂

  125. G-Man November 12, 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the video and software information/ links to download and install, they all truly worked for me! It was super easy ha ha and I didn’t have to go pay 25 dollars for someone to do it for me; I can do it on my own now!


  126. Jeff Howard November 11, 2009 Reply

    I am having a issue since i jailbroke my 3gs everything was working fine and now my internet looses its connection and i can only get it back by sending a pic message any help with this?

  127. Shah November 11, 2009 Reply

    i am also facing the same problem. Kindly let me know the solution.
    Thank you

  128. Jose November 10, 2009 Reply

    Hi, I used Blackra1n rc3 on iPhone 3gs 3.1.2 with baseband 05.11.07 on it I just bougth it on Nov.4th everything goes fine the jailbreak Cydia
    installation but when I habe ti reboot for any reason I got stuck on recovery mode I already try everything but at the end I hace to restore again any sugestión help please.

  129. Muhsin November 10, 2009 Reply

    Hey guys, so i did the jailbreak, plus unlock process, i get no SERVICE.

    i dont understand, i’ve re-tried it over 30 times and over and over, no hope.

    this morning, after installing black snow, i installed ultrasn0w, which gave me service for a few seconds, but not right away. i thought it was a failure, when i just put the phone in my pocket and left for college. i felt it vibirate. i was over excited, but the signal was gone again.

    maybe this can help someone make a new fix, or find a solution to the problem.

    Thanks ~ Muhsin

  130. neovo November 10, 2009 Reply

    For those having issues with their wi-fi after jailbreak and unlock of the firmware 3.12 using blackra1n and blacksn0w this is how to enable wi-fi functionality again.

    1. go to settings, select airplane mode and turn it on.
    2. proceed to general and select reset, select RESET NETWORK SETTINGS.
    3. wait for the phone to restart, the wifi functionality should now be restored.

    Resetting network setting without putting on airplane mode does not compleletly restore network settings, as some of the features are still in use while resetting in while cellular network is on.

  131. Tanios November 10, 2009 Reply

    I have an Iphone 3G firmware 3.1.2 baseband 5.11.07,
    I tried both steps above, first i jailbreaked it and it went perfactly, then i installed sn0w but it didnt work, it said that it was waiting for it to activiate but nothing happened. It says no service.

    Then i downloaded the restore file, and started all over again, first it said Searching, later it said, no connection, and now it gives the name of the carrier but the “connection bar” is at zero.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    I appreciate all the help and also, great work, really.

    Thank you

  132. Burim November 10, 2009 Reply

    How can I download installus in my iPhone 3G 3.1.2 can u hellp me

  133. Sam November 9, 2009 Reply

    Worked Perfect no wifi problem everything works great!!!!!!!!!!!
    you are the MAN!

    this is on a 3g 3.1.2 baseband 5.11.07

  134. emtivy November 9, 2009 Reply

    hey guys.please tell me is pwnage tool 3.1.4 for windows going to be released?
    i am a windows user and blackra1n never works on my iphone 3G.
    i have followed all steps but yet…
    if i install a custom firmware 3.1.2 will i still have the privilege of using blacsn0w?if yes please give me a link other than rapidshare.

  135. Doug November 9, 2009 Reply

    I unlocked my phone, version 3.1.2 in seconds, and I have no experience in any kind of jailbreaking so I was thrilled. My wifi worked fine, but when I am not in a wifi area I get a message that says “could not acctivate cellular data network” I tried the suggestions listed here and reset my network settings and then after that didn’t work I reset all settings, neither worked. Please help.

  136. John November 8, 2009 Reply

    hi Vinay and to all other supporters here.
    I just have a quick question.
    I successfully unlocked my iPhone.
    Everything seem to work just fine. My wifi is working with safari but i am trying to install Cydia through the blackra1n app and I’m getting this error saying “download error… No internet connection” why is that? Can you pls help me? How can I get cydia or icy?

    Thanks a lot. Hope to hear from y’all soon.

    Special thanks to Geohot

  137. Dustin November 8, 2009 Reply

    hey guys, i’ve unlocked my iphone, however thinking that cydia was still on there because i had it previously jailbroken unlocked. well i’ve deleted the blackrain icon and now i can’t get it back on by running the jailbreak again. anyone know what to do to get the icon back?

  138. Cryonic Core November 8, 2009 Reply


    @Linsay – Yes that is called tethering and there will not be a fix for a non tethered version till it gets fully cracked so for now u will have to use tethering till then. Best option would be to not restart ur Iphone and if u do make sure u have a laptop and iphone cable with u.

    @Ken – Unlocking does work properly, try doing all the Steps as seen above. Maybe ur not doing something right.

    @nick – Try Holding down the power and home button for 30 seconds, after release the power button while still holding on the home button for 3 seconds. That should put it in DFU mode and from there just do a fresh restore from Itunes (Of coarse u have to have to have ur Iphone plugged into ur computer from the start).

  139. Subbarao November 7, 2009 Reply


    My WiFi is working with Safari, etc and I can browse and download exchange mails. But blackra1n says “Please check your Internet Connection. (Error…) Please help.

  140. Jony November 7, 2009 Reply

    My Iphone 3GS AT&T using in other country, is locked with OS 3.1.2 and baseband 5.11.07, I have only emergency calls. I ran blackra1n rc3. Still same problem. please help…

  141. Deepak November 7, 2009 Reply

    @Lindsey – Were you able to find way around? I have the same issue when i reboot it goes to recovery mode. ONly after running blackra1n, i can start using it again with tmobile.

    Guys if you have a solution to this- i will appreciate it so much.

    Thanks in advance.

  142. Kash November 7, 2009 Reply

    Hi, i used blackrain to jail break and unlock my iphone 3gs, everything works well but when i turn it off and then back on the phone goes into recovery mode. can anyone tell me what the problem could be?

  143. Ken November 5, 2009 Reply

    I ran the program and installed cydia and Sn0w. It doesn’t seem to be unlocking for some reason. AT&T works fine, but when I put a T-Mobile SIM card in it says “No Service”. This leads me to believe the unlock is not working correctly. I have tried this on a MAC and on Windows 7 both with the same results. I even restored my iPhone back to the factory setting prior to trying again. Any ideas on how to correct this?

  144. Kpow99 November 5, 2009 Reply

    “@Karthik I suggest you to read this article New iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 OOB Not Jailbreak Proof It’ll answer most of your questions”

    Read that but my iPhone was supplied back in August, so not all iPhones can be broken, and I see I’m not the only one. A friend got his about 4 weeks ago and JBroke it fine.

  145. Dani November 5, 2009 Reply

    So I used blackra1n to jailbreak my 3G running 3.1.2 (I had accidentally upgraded to 3.1 a couple weeks ago.) It jailbroke fine (I was stuck on the recovery ‘no good sim’ screen, but it worked with my tmobile sim and jailbreaking.

    So I open the blackra1n app from my phone, and I have no wifi. I have reset my network settings and all settings and rebooted several times. It is not recognizing wireless networks, even when I attempt to put them in manually.

    Please help!

  146. Shahjee November 5, 2009 Reply

    I have ipod 2g 8gb mc model always boot my ipod with iblackrain rc2 please help me

  147. Mark November 5, 2009 Reply

    Tried this on a 1 day old 3GS and it didnt work. Just asked me to connect to itunes.

    Gutted 🙁

  148. rx7devil November 5, 2009 Reply

    hi i got through with everything smoothly but my youtube doesn’t work. any suggestions?

  149. Jabin November 5, 2009 Reply

    Since the update on a new 3GS everything works but AppStore failes to download anything and gives the error “Cannot connect to ITunes Store”

  150. jb23 November 5, 2009 Reply

    Many people have claimed that once they do this their iphone is stuck on the screen that only allows emergency calls..Is this a problem and how do you fix it?

  151. Lindsey November 5, 2009 Reply

    Sooo, I have all this working. I did have the wifi problem, but reset settings worked.
    My question is what about the rebooting? When I reboot the phone it goes into recovery mode and i have to plug it in to run blackra1n again. Then it works. is this called “tethering”….and is it always going to be like this or is there a way around it?

    BTW – people make sure ya donate to George…I paid 30 bucks for a program that said it could do this and did not do it and now they not only wouldn’t offer me support, there’s no contact number to get my money back. So, I am soooo grateful for this freeware.

    thanks, Lindsey

  152. nick November 5, 2009 Reply

    SOS… i have iPhone 4g. just updated software from iTunes yesterday, and my iPhone is not working, now telling me that my SIM card is no good. I have Tmobile as carrier, they told me to talk directly to ATT. ATT can’t help me since I don’t have account with them.
    please help. thanks.

  153. Kpow99 November 5, 2009 Reply

    Not working for me, tried 3 times but still fails. Running Win7 and tried twice with that, then tried XP SP2 compat mode but all it does is get stuck in recovery mode with BlackRa1n saying “Running” now I have to restore my phone for the 3rd time!!! What am I missing or is it that it just won’t work with win7???

  154. hami85 November 5, 2009 Reply

    you tube is not connecting in this new jailbroked iphone.i have jailbroked my iphone 3g 3.1.2 through blackra1n

  155. Johny November 5, 2009 Reply


    I upgraded my iphone from 3.0 to 3.1 and then to 3.1.2. I wan to take it to India. So to jailbreak and unlock, will this procedure works?

    Do I need to take the SIM card beforedoing this process?

    Any help would really be appreciated.


  156. iFarted November 4, 2009 Reply

    If resetting the network settings doesn’t fix the WIFI issue, try again but choose “reset all settings” instead. That worked for me (3.1).

  157. Vinay November 4, 2009 Reply

    @Dhaval Yeah a clean install to 3.1.2 is a good option for you, before attempting the jailbreak read this guide 2-3 times.

    @les We’ll pulish more guides within 2-3 days keep visiting us daily.

    @Mohamed You need to have a working WiFi connection so that blackra1n will download the files from it’s server.

    @Karthik I suggest you to read this article New iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 OOB Not Jailbreak Proof It’ll answer most of your questions

    @Baz These aren’t custom firmwares these are stock firmware from the house of Apple.

  158. baz November 4, 2009 Reply


    if i install the custom firmware from the link above will that install blackrain automatically?

  159. karthik pls help November 4, 2009 Reply

    guys i have stock iphone at 3.1.2 firmware with baseband 5.11.07
    i ran blackra1n rc3 but it doesnt jailbreAk!! any thoughts y??wot shud i do?wen i open my iphone it shows emergency calls only , but the blackra1n shows no error too………pls help……..

  160. Mohamed November 4, 2009 Reply

    Vinay, please I have a fresh 3.1 on 3gs and I installed the balckrain and I can see it on my phone screen but the problem is that when I run balckrain it does not show the packages and it says ”error no internet connection”.

    thanks in advance

  161. Iain November 4, 2009 Reply

    I have wifi problem as well. Resetting network settings fixes it…but it breaks again on a reboot and you have to reset network settings again.

  162. Vinay November 4, 2009 Reply

    @Everyone To fix broken WiFi Reset network settings, then reboot and WiFi will work again

  163. Dhaval November 4, 2009 Reply


    I am not fully understanding these steps.

    I have iPhone 3G Unlocked & Jailbroken, using with TMo. I dont remember exactly what software I used to Jailbreak and Unlock it. But I am sure, i didnt use the Blackra1n to do it.

    I have Cydia installed on my iPhone.

    Please let me know how do i go about to update to latest iPhone OS and Jailbreak and Unlock it.

    Thank You,


  164. Azza November 3, 2009 Reply

    Got then unlock working but have no wifi now! Is there a simple fix for this?

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  166. rebry November 3, 2009 Reply

    hej, cant find the blackra1n logo on my i phone anyware :s please help


  167. Patrick November 3, 2009 Reply

    Vinay, I updated to 3.1.2 my 3G, then ran blackrain and now I have the emergency calls screen. I tried running blackrain RC3 again and nothing. Can you help me?

  168. Alvin November 3, 2009 Reply

    hi dudes, i update my 2g iphone, but it seems that blackra1n is in. i installed cydia already, but i am stuck at sn0w. can someone advise me?

  169. Vinay November 3, 2009 Reply

    @Okbah @Rodney I tested myself WiFi is working and many other tweeted me their success. Geohot’s twitter is hyyp://twitter.com/geohot

    @Azza No AFC2ADD is to patch your sync services. Look there should be blackrain icon on your iPhone. Open it and the click on Sn0w button. You need to have a working WiFi Connection to install the Blacksn0w. Check Step 4 and Step 5 above.

  170. Azza November 3, 2009 Reply

    I have rerun the process. Installes the af2c – but it still will not find any service on Orange just says searching.

  171. Rodney (R0dje) November 3, 2009 Reply

    Vinay, I did and the phone is unlocked, but there is no wifi connecton now. I see on Geo blogs more problems with wifi after JB. Can you advise or tweet at Geo´s twitter please?

  172. Okbah November 3, 2009 Reply

    I can confirm that I have NO wifi connection anymore after the Jailbreak and unlock on a clean 3.1.2 update and fresh baseband on 3Gs. Anyone else have that issue?

  173. Rodney (R0dje) November 3, 2009 Reply

    Hey after running RC3 everything went fine, but no wifi anymore and i get messag ” could not acivate cellular data network” please help…also cant use my Vodafone 3G….no network

    • Vinay November 3, 2009 Reply

      @Nac If you purchased your iPone 3GS 2-3 days ago then chances are high that you have an updated iBoot version For more info check here New iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 OOB Not Jailbreak Proof

      @Azza Don’t look at iTunes during the process, it’ll reboot itself. Now press and hold both power and home button until your phone turns off completely, after 2 minutes start the process again with cool mind and read the instructions above 2-3 times.

      @Rodeny Launch the blackra1m app from your home screen and hit the Sn0w button to unlock your phone.

  174. Diego November 3, 2009 Reply

    I Unlocked it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =]

  175. Sam November 3, 2009 Reply

    Thank you for helping it has been a long waiting and i will try to follow your instruction as soon as I get a chance. I click the link to donate some money but I get paypal error page. I will try another time.

  176. Azza November 3, 2009 Reply

    I ran blackra1n but only ended up with a white screen! Itunes started up as I ran blackra1n asking to check for updates – did this interfere?

    What did I do wrong and how do I get it right?

  177. nac November 3, 2009 Reply

    hi ,
    i have got an iphone 3gs 3.1.2 and baseband 5.11.7 which i bought on contract on o2 3 days ago ,
    can i use the above to unlock it as going on holidays to dubai ,,and want to use another sim in it ,,
    i am happy with 02 sim as long as i am in uk ,,i am on 02 contract so it gives me all i want in uk

  178. adri11898 November 3, 2009 Reply

    Question, should I upgrade my phone to 3.1.2 before I unlock the phone or can I just leave it 3.1? Thanks

    • Vinay November 3, 2009 Reply

      @Adri11898 We recommend you to upgrade to 3.1.2, you can backup your iPhone Contacts, SMS, Notes & Call History and restore after 3.1.2 jailbreak. Also if you have 3GS then submit your SHSH to Cydia to secure your unlock in future. To save SHSH just navigate to Cydia Homepage and hit the “make my life easy” button.

  179. Rodney (R0dje) November 3, 2009 Reply

    Vinay, thanks for answering my questions on twitter, I really appreciate. Also you were right RC3 will resolve a lot of issues. I expect to have a blackra1n icon after running the app. otherwise I can wait a few more hours and install custom ipsw from Pwnage and unlock through Cydia, great ! 🙂

  180. Paresh Patel November 3, 2009 Reply

    thanks for your guide….i have upgraded iphone to 3.1.2 from itune, do i still need to download the ipsw file as mentioned in ur guide, please advise…also currently my iphone asking me to activate, Blackra1n will activate it apart from jailbreaking?

    thanks in advance…

    • Vinay November 3, 2009 Reply

      @Paresh If you already updated to 3.1.2 then you needn’t to download these files again. Yes Blackra1n will activate your iPhone also, the complete instructions are given above.

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