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  1. Matt74's Avatar
    A few mins ago, geohot released purplera1n for the Mac, as well as a minor upgrade to the windows version.

    From geohot's blog:

    purplera1n...for mac
    You asked for it, and we delivered. I'm not a mac coder, so AriX and westbaer stepped up to do it. Check out AriX's blog here. Download link on, and thank AriX and westbaer next time you see them!

    Also, some more payload stability improvements were made, and the windows version was updated to RC2a. There is no reason to run RC2a if you already have RC2 installed.
    And for the record, I'm now leaning towards the distinct possibility that geohot is correct when he asserts that the winterboard and iRealSMS issues are on their end, and not caused by the JB.

    Saurik had admitted that winterboard needed to be recoded for 3.0 on the 3GS, and that it hasn't been done yet. His statement about the problems coming from a missing kernel patch was made when RC1 was available, and not since.

    That, and iRealSMS had just barely gotten their product to the point where the beta wasn't crashing SB on 3.0.

    From what I've seen on my phone, most of the apps that work on the 3G JB version work on the 3GS JB.

    But that's just my uneducated gut feeling based on my own tinkering.

    Edit: Here's a link to saurik's statements as a point of reference.
    Last edited by Matt74; 07-05-2009 at 03:29 PM.
    07-05-2009 03:26 PM
  2. Matt74's Avatar
    Just read this on twitter too:

    @geohot any chances for a linux version of purplera1n?
    @purpleskank soon, posixninja is on it
    07-05-2009 03:39 PM
  3. Noonan's Avatar
    I really want to JB my 3GS... but I am new iPhone user all together.

    I really dont want to ruin the phone since I so very pleased with it. What are the risks? Is this something an iPhone n00b can get through?
    07-05-2009 04:58 PM
  4. mpafr012#AC's Avatar
    It's very easy, just follow the directions.
    07-05-2009 05:57 PM
  5. faslane's Avatar
    I have jailbroke many 3G and a few 3GS's. When I did my personal 3GS, I even restored back to stock in iTunes from RC1 and it was flawless like other jailbreaks. Then applied the RC2 (I could have broken over the top of RC1 with RC2, but I don't trust doing that way, I like to start from a fresh Restore just in case any "pieces" get left behind and cause problems later.

    Piece of Cake, even for a first-timer it's seriously SUPER EASY.

    Good Luck, You'll do fine. Just follow instructions.

    07-05-2009 08:24 PM
  6. Noonan's Avatar
    Where are the instructions?

    I have installed purplerain on my iMac but have yet to connect my iPhone to it. Does it instruct you what to do as you advance through the jailbreak?

    The only thing that's confusing me is how people are talking about changing files..
    07-05-2009 09:36 PM
  7. Matt74's Avatar
    Here's a link to a guide from another website.

    However, it's so simple that you really don't need a guide.
    07-05-2009 10:21 PM
  8. Noonan's Avatar
    ok, thanks.

    I am in the process now.

    How long does the Done! ...Wait screen stay up for?
    I already have freeze on my home screen.
    07-05-2009 11:07 PM
  9. Matt74's Avatar
    Well, the "Done! wait..." message stays up until you close the program. That message is there to tell you that the program is done. You just need to wait for your phone to reboot.
    07-05-2009 11:20 PM
  10. Noonan's Avatar
    Ok it's jail broken

    Was messing around and tried using WinterBoard but it's messing up.. something about the spring board and it goes into safe mode.
    07-05-2009 11:55 PM
  11. Matt74's Avatar
    You better uninstall that before you reboot, else your iPhone isn't going to boot back up. Winterboard doesn't work on the 3GS yet.
    07-06-2009 12:38 AM
  12. Noonan's Avatar
    Wow.. Not sure why but it didn't mess up my phone.

    Would that have bricked it? I tried to run winterboard, it went into safe mode and I restarted the phone a few times but it wouldn't come out of safe mode. I had to restore and go through the purplera1n process again. All is well now.
    07-06-2009 10:58 AM
  13. Matt74's Avatar
    No, it would not have bricked your iPhone. It's actually quite difficult to brick your device. People just misuse the term, often times saying their iPhone is bricked at the first sign of a problem.
    07-06-2009 11:13 AM