1. kimmey34's Avatar
    Hi Everyone, I am new to this forum and new to iphones. I only got my iphone about 1 month ago.

    I am looking into jailbreaking it but am not sure how to go about it.

    I have a Iphone 3GS 16gb Version 3.1.2(7d11) Model: MC132X, is the phone able to be jailbroken and if it is what is the best program to use I have Win 7. Also what other software do I need to be able to upload apps afterwards.

    Your help is greatly appreciated

    01-08-2010 07:38 AM
  2. Greenchunks's Avatar
    Yes you can jailbreak it. Use blackra1n. There are tons of writeups on how to do it. Keep in mind that your jailbreak will probably be tethered, meaning that if you do a full restart of the phone, or the battery dies, or the phone goes off, it must be connected to a computer and re-jailbroken (very quick, takes me <2 mins) before you can use it again. In regards to software for getting apps, that will be covered in most step by steps one jailbreaking with blackra1n. Cydia and rock will both be available to install once the phone is jailbroken, they are the two main installer apps.
    01-08-2010 12:52 PM
  3. LVCIFER's Avatar

    Do a search for "tethered jailbreak"!

    If this is a new 3G[s], then it can still be jailbroken or unlocked, but you just can't ever let the battery die, or reboot the iPhone when the iPhone is not near a computer.


    The phone is new. Apple updated the hardware on newer models. Ultimately, when you get the "Connect to iTunes" message, DO NOT RESTORE.

    Connect the iPhone to the computer, spend 30 seconds, run Blackra1n RC3/4, RE-jailbreak, and that's it.

    It takes less than a minute.

    ALSO, being that this is a new iPhone 3G[s], that requires a tethered jailbreak, I also suggest getting a battery case.

    A good one is "Case-Mate Fuel" (google it) but it's ugly as sin. It will however, act as a case AND a charger. Or you could go to BestBuy an pick up a "InCase PowerSlider" case.

    That, and a car charger. That way the iPhone never goes off. If you have a laptop, that's ideal/superb.

    And here is how to jailbreak...


    Don't download any firmwares from any sites. There's no need to even use PwnageTool right now either. Connect your 3G[s] to iTunes. (Hopefully, you're running the newest version of iTunes) When it asks you if you want to update your iPhone, SAY YES. This will erase any an all jailbreak and unlocks previously there. DON'T PANIC.

    Download and install the official firmware, 3.1.2 from iTunes.

    Go to blackra1n.com and download blackra1n.

    Now, after you restore from iTunes, when everything is about 98% done, it will ask you to insert the SIM card that came with your phone from AT&T. If you have AT&T, great. If you don't, a/k/a T-Mobile, INSERT THAT SIM CARD, and then follow these instructions.

    Open up blackra1n on your PC, and then click "Make it rain" and jailbreak your phone. This will also 'hacktivate' your phone with your alternate SIM card. (Note: follow directions at the end of this post to fix Push Notifications, YouTube and WiFi for hacktivated iPhones)

    YOU MAY NEED TO ATTEMPT THIS MULTIPLE TIMES FOR IT TO WORK CORRECTLY. Sometimes there are minor errors. Let it do it's thing. It is okay and even somewhat expected.

    Once blackra1n.app is installed to your springboard (a/k/a iPhone home screen), choose to install "sn0w"( a/k/a blacksn0w) from your iPhone. Once again, make sure it that you connect to WiFi first. It will be the only way you can install Cydia/Rock if you're not on AT&T.

    1) Open up the "blackra1n.app" on your iPhone.
    2) Tap on "sn0w" until a green check mark appears next to it.
    3) Tap "install".
    4) Watch for the splash screen telling you that it was successful.
    5) Turn your iPhone off.
    6) Insert your SIM card.
    7) Turn the iPhone back on.

    After installing sn0w, install Cydia.

    1) Open up the "blackra1n.app" on your iPhone.
    2) Tap on "Cydia" until a green check mark appears next to it.
    3) Tap "install".

    Cydia will ask you questions, and to update. Select "Graphical User", and "Update All". Let it restart and reboot. Once it does it's thing...

    If you have data or MMS problems with ANY carrier, you may want to google or wikipedia "iPhone APN Settings" to find a way to fix those issues. However, if the plan for the cell carrier SIM card you've inserted does not include data, then your Internet/e-Mail/maps/gps etc won't work. You will have to add data/MMS to that SIM cards plan for them to officially work.

    Voil. You're updated, jailbroken, and unlocked on the newest OS.

    For some, the new blackra1n HACKTIVATED jailbreak was causing problems with Wi-Fi, YouTube, and Push Notifications. Here is a quick guide on how to fix these problems.

    1. Go to Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings, then click "OK"
    2. Reboot your iPhone, when it comes back on WiFi should be fixed, but next time you reboot you have to do this again.

    YouTube and Push Notifications for "hacktivated" iPhones.

    1. Go to Cydia
    2. Tap Manage at the bottom
    3. Tap Sources
    4. Tap edit in the right hand corner
    5. Tap add.
    6. Type cydia.iphoneil.net
    7. Tap done
    8. Search for "PushFix" and tap on the first result
    9. Install then confirm
    10. Reboot your iPhone.
    01-08-2010 01:07 PM
  4. kimmey34's Avatar
    Thanks so much for your replies guys. Another question if I have it jailbroken and it happens to switch off, when i charge it and turn it back on will it be unusable till I connect it to my pc and use it again or will it just be back to factory settings? Another thing I am in Australia not the USA so are there any probs with me doing this with the carrier I am with (3 mobile)?

    01-08-2010 04:54 PM
  5. en0c's Avatar
    It will be unusable untill you connect it to a computer.
    The unlock should work for you too. Works fine here in Denmark, so why not on the other side of the Earth
    01-08-2010 05:07 PM
  6. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Yes, Enoc Is correct. You will be unable to use your phone if it turns off. You'll be stuck on the "connect to iTunes" screen.
    01-08-2010 05:39 PM