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How to Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone 2G/3G/3GS on 3.1.2 Blackra1n/Blacksn0w Guide

Looking to jailbreak and/or unlock your iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, or iPod Touch? You have come to the right place!

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What is ‘Jailbreaking’?

Jailbreaking is a term used that refers to modifying the software on your iPhone/iPod Touch. These modifications essentially “free” your device from the device constraints and allow you to do functions such as applying custom wallpapers, changing the way the icons look, modifying text message tones, changing the device sounds, and about 1 million other things. The list is endless. The image below is an example of what you can do with a jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch:

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Jailbreaking is accomplished by using programs such as ‘redsn0w’ (listed below). Once you do jailbreak however, it is not permanent. At any time you can restore your iPhone/iPod Touch to factory defaults and return the device back to ‘normal’. However until you do the restore, your device will stay jailbroken. Also, it goes without saying that this voids your warranty, but when you restore to factory defaults, the traces of jailbreaking are usually cleaned up.

If you want to know more about Jailbreaking, you can read all about it here.

What is ‘Unlocking’?

The wireless carriers in Canada, such as Rogers and Fido, put “carrier locks” on their devices. What this does is prevent you from using the device on another wireless network. For example, you cannot take a Rogers device and put a Fido SIM card into it and vice versa.

Using similar methods to jailbreaking, one can unlock their iPhone. This allows you to “free” your device and allows the user to put any SIM card into the device. For example, if you unlock your Rogers iPhone, you can now put a Fido SIM in, or AT&T or O2 or whoever.

Unlocking is accomplished by using programs such as ‘ultrasn0w’ (listed below). Once you do the unlock however, it is not permanent. At any time you can restore your iPhone to factory defaults and return the device back to ‘normal’. However until you do the restore, your device will stay unlocked. Also, it goes without saying that this voids your warranty, but when you restore to factory defaults, the traces of the unlock are usually cleaned up.

If you want to know more about Unlocking, you can read all about it here.

Read Me Before Continuing

Before we begin, please take some time to review the notes below as they are very important:

- The methods listed below can be followed on BOTH a PC or a Mac

- Your iPhone/iPod Touch must be updated to firmware 3.1.2 via iTunes before beginning this process.

- For users that already have a jailbroken device and want to keep their jailbroken apps, before you begin the process below, download “AptBackup” from Cydia and back up your jailbroken apps. Now connect your device to iTunes and backup your device using the iTunes backup process. After you do the jailbreak process below, redownload AptBackup from Cydia and plug your device into your computer. Using AptBackup, restore your apps.

- If you are already jailbroken and/or unlocked and have problems with WiFi, GPS or Youtube, click here.

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The Jailbreak/Unlock Methods

Below you will find detailed guides (so you do not miss any steps) of how to jailbreak and unlock an iPhone or an iPod Touch. There are five sections:

1.) How To Jailbreak and Unlock the iPhone 2G on 3.1.2 Firmware

2.) How To Jailbreak and Unlock the iPhone 3G/3GS on 3.1.2 Firmware

3.) How To Unlock the iPhone 3G/3GS if you are already Jailbroken and running Baseband 05.11.07

4.) How To Jailbreak the iPod Touch on 3.1.2 Firmware

5.) How To Revert Your iPhone 2G/3G/3GS or iPod Touch Back To “Normal”

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1.) How To Jailbreak and Unlock the iPhone 2G on 3.1.2 Firmware

To jailbreak and/or unlock your iPhone 2G on the 3.1.2 firmware and so you can put in your Rogers/Fido SIM card (or any other carrier SIM), follow the steps below:

How to Jailbreak the iPhone 2G

1.) Plug your iPhone into iTunes, do a backup and then click “Update” to install firmware 3.1.2. After the update, eject your iPhone from iTunes using the “eject” button and close iTunes. Leave your iPhone connected to your computer.

2.) Click on the PC or Mac links to download Blackra1n for PC or MAC. Save the file to your computer desktop.

3.) Locate the downloaded file “Blackra1n” and double-click on it.

Step 3

4.) Your iPhone will now enter into Recovery Mode. If iTunes opens, simply close it.

Step 4Step 4-1Step 4-2

5.) After the reboot, Blackra1n will indicate that your iPhone has been jailbroken. Click “OK”. You can also close Blackra1n now if it is still open.

6.) Once at your iPhone home-screen, go to Settings > WiFi and turn on WiFi.

7.) On your iPhone home-screen, you will see a new Blackra1n icon. Tap on it.

Icon

8.) When Blackra1n opens, tap on Cydia (or Rock) and tap “Install” in the top right corner.

9.) Cydia (or Rock) will now be visible on your iPhone home-screen. Your iPhone is now Jailbroken.

How to Unlock the iPhone 2G

1.) On your iPhone home-screen, tap on the Blackra1n icon.

2.) In the Blackra1n app, tap on “Cydia” to install Cydia. (If you already installed Cydia, move to Step 3)

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3.) Cydia will prompt you for updates. Tap on “Complete Upgrade” and install them all.

4.) In Cydia, search for the app “BootNeuter” and install the app.

5.) Open BootNeuter and make sure the settings match the image below:

2G Unlock6.) When the settings match the above image, tap on “Flash” in the top right corner. The iPhone 2G will now be unlocked.

Note: You may go back into the Blackra1n app on your home-screen and use the Uninstall toggle to remove the Blackra1n app from your home-screen. This does not affect the jailbreak or unlock.

2.) How To Jailbreak and Unlock the iPhone 3G/3GS on 3.1.2 Firmware

To jailbreak and/or unlock your iPhone 3G/3GS on the 3.1.2 firmware and so you can put in your Rogers/Fido SIM card (or any other carrier SIM), follow the steps below:

How to Jailbreak the iPhone 3G/3GS

1.) Plug your iPhone into iTunes, do a backup and then click “Update” to install firmware 3.1.2. After the update, eject your iPhone from iTunes using the “eject” button and close iTunes. Leave your iPhone connected to your computer.

2.) Click on the PC or Mac links to download Blackra1n for PC or MAC. Save the file to your computer desktop.

3.) Locate the downloaded file “Blackra1n” and double-click on it.

Step 3

4.) Your iPhone will now enter into Recovery Mode. If iTunes opens, simply close it.

Step 4Step 4-1Step 4-2

5.) After the reboot, Blackra1n will indicate that your iPhone has been jailbroken. Click “OK”. You can also close Blackra1n now if it is still open.

6.) Once at your iPhone home-screen, go to Settings > WiFi and turn on WiFi.

7.) On your iPhone home-screen, you will see a new Blackra1n icon. Tap on it.

Icon

8.) When Blackra1n opens, tap on Cydia (or Rock) and tap “Install” in the top right corner.

9.) Cydia (or Rock) will now be visible on your iPhone home-screen. Your iPhone is now Jailbroken.

How to Unlock the iPhone 3G/3GS

1.) On your iPhone home-screen, tap on the Blackra1n icon.

2.) In the Blackra1n app, tap on “Sn0w”. Your iPhone will now be unlocked.

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Note: You may go back into the Blackra1n app on your home-screen and use the Uninstall toggle to remove the Blackra1n app from your home-screen. This does not affect the jailbreak or unlock.

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3.) How To Unlock the iPhone 3G/3GS if you are already Jailbroken and running Baseband 05.11.07

1.) On your iPhone home-screen, tap on the Cydia icon.

2.) If Cydia prompts you for updates, install them all.

3.) In Cydia, tap on the “Manage” tab at the bottom.

Manage Step

4.) Tap on the “Sources” button.

5.) Tap on the “Edit” button in the top right corner of the screen and then tap the “Add” button in the top left corner.

6.) Type in http://www.blackra1n.com and then tap “Add Source“.

Enter Repo

7.) Now tap on the “Done” button in the top right corner of the screen.

8.) Tap on “blackra1n” from the “Sources” List under the “Manage” tab.

Tap Black

9.) Select “blacksn0w” from the list of packages and then tap “Install” in the top right corner of the screen and then tap “Confirm“.

Blacksnow tap

10.) After the unlock is installed, tap on “Return to Cydia“. Your iPhone is now unlocked.

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4.) How To Jailbreak the iPod Touch on 3.1.2 Firmware

To jailbreak your iPod Touch on the 3.1.2 firmware, follow the steps below:

How to Jailbreak the iPod Touch

1.) Plug your iPod Touch into iTunes, do a backup and then click “Update” to install firmware 3.1.2. After the update, eject your iPod Touch from iTunes using the “eject” button and close iTunes. Leave your iPod Touch connected to your computer.

2.) Click on the PC or Mac links to download Blackra1n for PC or MAC. Save the file to your computer desktop.

3.) Locate the downloaded file “Blackra1n” and double-click on it.

Step 3

4.) Your iPod Touch will now enter into Recovery Mode. If iTunes opens, simply close it.

Step 4Step 4-1Step 4-2

5.) After the reboot, Blackra1n will indicate the your iPod Touch has been jailbroken. Click “OK”. You can also close Blackra1n now if it is still open.

6.) Once at your iPod Touch home-screen, go to Settings > WiFi and turn on WiFi.

7.) On your iPod Touch home-screen, you will see a new Blackra1n icon. Tap on it.

Icon

8.) When Blackra1n opens, tap on Cydia (or Rock) and tap “Install” in the top right corner.

9.) Cydia (or Rock) will now be visible on your iPod Touch home-screen. Your iPhone is now Jailbroken.

Note: You may go back into the Blackra1n app on your home-screen and use the Uninstall toggle to remove the Blackra1n app from your home-screen. This does not affect the jailbreak.

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5.) How To Revert Your iPhone 2G/3G/3GS or iPod Touch Back To “Normal”

So you have Jailbroken or Unlocked (or both) your iPhone 2G/3G/3GS or iPod Touch but now you want to revert to the factory fresh iPhone 2G/3G/3GS or iPod Touch. To do so, follow the steps below:

1.) Open iTunes and plug your iPhone 2G/3G/3GS or iPod Touch in via the USB. Backup your iPhone/iPod Touch if iTunes allows you to.

2.) When iTunes recognizes the iPhone/iPod Touch, click on the “Restore” button in iTunes. This will restore your iPhone/iPod Touch with fresh 3.1.2 firmware.

3.) After the restore is complete, iTunes will prompt you to Set up a New Device or Restore from Back Up from an existing backup (the backup from step 1). Choose which ever method you want and let iTunes process.

4.) After the processing is complete, your iPhone/iPod Touch will be loaded with the fresh 3.1.2 firmware or loaded with your back up that you may have chosen.

5.) Eject the iPhone/iPod Touch from iTunes using the “eject” button and disconnect the USB cable from the iPhone/iPod Touch. Turn the iPhone/iPod Touch off and then turn the iPhone/iPod Touch back on.

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So far I have successfully jailbroken my iPod Touch 2G and jailbroken/unlocked my iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G.

If you follow the steps above, you will have success.

Enjoy!

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  • http://www.gamezoneglobal.com/ wargamer17

    So, quick question. I've been meaning to Jailbreak for a while now but just haven't gotten around to doing it. I have a rogers plan, so, by jailbreaking, I don't need to unlock do I? Just run Blackra1n to jailbreak and I should have service still?

  • rorypiper

    Nice work, X1Zero!

  • rorypiper

    That is correct. You do not need to use blacksn0w to unlock.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/category/x1zeros-corner/ X1Zero

    Right

  • http://www.iphonecanada.ca/ Justin

    I have trouble showing user background image via Winterboard with FoxKeh winterboard theme. Any idea why and how to solve this problem? A known bug perhaps?

  • http://www.amazon.ca/ roy

    I have a 3.0 ultrasnow unlocked phone and jailbreaked. I was just wondering if I update to this, how do I back up my apps downloaded from cydia? Is there anyway? or I have to download everything again :( ?

  • http://www.gamezoneglobal.com/ wargamer17

    Alright thanks! Just might finally jailbreak now that it is easier than ever.

  • mohammed1991

    Use AptBackup, just download it from cydia click on buck up then connect your phone to your computer and Make a backup then when you update your phone and jailbroken it download AptBackup and click on restore and then connect your phone to your computer and you will get all your apps from cydia again.

  • britneybennett

    Wow. What an incredible post. I'm not sure I'm ready to “break” my iPhone, but I'm certainly thinking about it.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iphoneincanada

    C'est excellent. Merci beaucoup!

  • http://www.amazon.ca/ roy

    thanks a lot bro! was really bothered about this!

  • Dusty

    Nice guide dude!

    Comments @ forums… http://iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?…

    WIFI issues?
    For people having wifi issues, i've heard a “Reset Network Settings” fixes them

  • Dusty

    You'll enjoy the iPhone even more after is JB :)

  • lello91

    WOW it didn't even took 5 seconds
    that's freakin crazy

  • Kevin

    WOW! That was so easy. I have certainly learnt my lesson and any future “FW upgrades” will wait unit there is a proven JB/UL solution available. I was getting a little concerned that my perfectly functioning 3.0 JB/UL phone had been lost forever but thanks to GeoHot, I now have the most up to-date version . I hope people are making a small contribution via Paypal in recognition of his work!

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  • http://bloguedegeek.net/ Alexandre Vallières-Lagacé

    Si vous voulez un guide en français, j’en ai fait un aussi cet après-midi:

    Jailbreak et unlock avec blackra1n et blacksn0w [Tutoriel]

  • http://bloguedegeek.net/ Alexandre Vallières-Lagacé

    Si vous voulez un guide en français, j’en ai fait un aussi cet après-midi:

    Jailbreak et unlock avec blackra1n et blacksn0w [Tutoriel]

  • http://bloguedegeek.net/ Alexandre Vallières-Lagacé

    Si vous voulez un guide en français, j’en ai fait un aussi cet après-midi:

    Jailbreak et unlock avec blackra1n et blacksn0w [Tutoriel]

  • http://bloguedegeek.net/ Alexandre Vallières-Lagacé

    Si vous voulez un guide en français, j’en ai fait un aussi cet après-midi:

    Jailbreak et unlock avec blackra1n et blacksn0w [Tutoriel]

  • Sledge

    Hey guys! Does lockdown works with 3.1.2??????

  • shave

    I have 3.0 jailbreak with ultrasnow, is there any reason to go to this version, 312?
    Any real advantages? Or should I just stay put?

  • http://twitter.com/EricParent25 Eric Parent

    So does it work for ipod touch 3g 8 gig this time around? model MC without having to load blackra1n everytime u want to start ur ipod???

  • http://twitter.com/zensky zensky

    Dang, that went really well on my ole 2G iPhone! I can now use Remote, nice!

  • ShawnM

    already jailbreak and unlock!

    Certainly worth it

  • icemanyvr

    So does this mean I can buy an iPhone 3GS tomorrow and with the latest firmware be able to unlock it?
    I need an unlocked phone.

  • jvoisin

    Not necessarily.

    They have also changed the boot code recently which makes the jailbreak not work. If you get a phone with the older boot code, you are fine. I am running 3.1.2 but it came with 3.0.1.. no real reason to unlock as I am on contract with Rogers for a while. There are articles on the new boot code causing issues.. quick search will find them.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/category/x1zeros-corner/ X1Zero

    Yes

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/category/x1zeros-corner/ X1Zero

    Right. Keep that in mind

  • djelimon

    Man that was slick

    skype over 3g works no problem

  • rawbear

    WAIT !! My iphone 3Gs is bricked! All I have after running blackrain is an iphone with colored diagonal lines on the screen and I can't even turn it off or anything!
    HELP !!!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/category/x1zeros-corner/ X1Zero

    Plug into iTunes > restore

  • rawbear

    Can't. The device is not even recognized on the USB port anymore. The computer sees it as an unvalid device. Can I hard-reboot the iphone?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/category/x1zeros-corner/ X1Zero

    Put into recovery mode then plug into iTunes.

  • rawbear

    I have rebooted without going in restore mode (holding both the power and home buttons until the screen went black) and the phone rebooted OK. But blackra1n didn't work. Nothing wa done to the phone. I will try on another computer and let you know.

  • rawbear

    OK! I was able to run through blackra1n. I had to use another computer and everything looks fine now. It seems that blackra1n.exe cannot do its magic if you run a virtual machine on VMWare, as was my case. Although itunes has no problem with the USB management on VMWare, blackra1n is stumbling on the configuration. Nothing bad, I suppose. I used a second computer running WinXP (not on VMWare) and blackra1n completed the jailbreak. Fiouf!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iphoneincanada

    Try holding down the Home button while you plug the USB cable into
    your computer with iTunes open. That should start recovery mode.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iphoneincanada

    Nice work. Bet your heart skipped a beat there eh? ;)

  • Ferrarif1

    X1Zero didnt come up with it! GEOHOT did!

  • rorypiper

    Ha! Yeah, that is obvious. I just meant, nice work on the tutorial.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iphoneincanada

    Umm…obviously RoryPiper meant X1Zero's tutorial. It's very clear. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/Alexandr3 Alexandre Vallières

    My pleasure!

  • falcmik

    ihave a 2g i restored to 3.1.2 using i tunes then ran blackra1n it restarted i opened blackra1n again to do the unlock and there was no option for unlock?? how do i unlock it? help please

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/category/x1zeros-corner/ X1Zero

    I think it's already unlocked because that is what mine did. The
    baseband is the same on the 2G

  • Daniel

    Hi there,
    I did the unlock on my iphone 3gs 32 gb that i brought home with me from tokyo and it worked great and got bell service today as rogers forces u to go with a contract and bell will do month to month and for some reason…. i can't send text messages, the sending bar goes 90% to finish each time i try to send but doesn't go all the way and says message was not sent tap try again to send this message. ANYONE HELP?!??!?!

  • Daniel

    for some reason now my phone cannot detect any data network… is this maybe because bells system went up today? if anyone can help it would be appreciated, thank you..

  • Daniel

    ok basically my wifi stopped working. and its not connecting to the 3g data network either. PLEASE HELP! it recognizes my sim card and i can make and receive calls but NO DATA receiving or sending not on bells data network or my home wifi. why is this happeneing? it was working all fine up until about an hour ago.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iphoneincanada

    Try a reboot, if that fails restore and jailbreak again.

  • cctd

    I have followed the instruction above for 2g iphone. But i did not see an option for sn0w to unlock it. on ly Cydia and Rock. Can anyone please tell me what wrong with my phone? Thanks

  • cctd

    I've followed the instruction above for my 2g iphone. but after running blackrain I did not see an option for sn0w. only shows Cydia and Rock. Can someone please tell me what I did wrong? Thanks

  • falcmik

    when i put in a tmobile sim card it tells me to connect to itunes and when i do that it tells me the sim is unsupported, so i just rolled it back to 3.0 unlocked it using redsn0w, now im going to up grade it 3.0.1 then unlock it uning redsn0w then upgrade it to 3.1.2 then run blackra1n to jailbreak it and according to what ive read it should keep unlock and jail break with blackra1n…well see

  • Daniel

    i did. forgot to backup my photo roll too. ouch. after restoring and re-jailing it and then unlocking it it worked fine. i didn't install cydia right away but soon after i did the wifi stopped working again. ridiculous.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iphoneincanada

    Did you at least sync before you started? The photos will be in your
    previous backup then.

  • http://twitter.com/excaliburca Joost Ueffing

    Just did it. Wow, that was just waaaaaay too simple. :)

  • hasan5

    hi i followed all the instructions but my 2G phone lets me make only emergency calls. what did i do wrong? please anyone help!!!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/category/x1zeros-corner/ X1Zero

    Totally forgot a section above. Guide updated.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/category/x1zeros-corner/ X1Zero

    Totally forgot a section above. Guide updated.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/category/x1zeros-corner/ X1Zero

    Totally forgot a section above. Guide updated.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/category/x1zeros-corner/ X1Zero

    Totally forgot a section above. Guide updated.

  • Merv

    Hello guys……

    I believe that the WIFI problem>(it does not show/find any wireless networks around, it keeps Cyrcling telling me>choose a network….if i try to manually add a network when i press the Join button it says>cannot scan for networks…) IS caused by blacksn0w(blackra1n RC3)……I did everything that they say on the web and still no WIFI for me….The only thing left for me is to just buy a At&t sim card and see if the WIFI works without jailbreaking>(using blacksn0w>(blackra1n RC3))……..If anyone had this WIFI problem after jailbreaking using blacksn0w and tried it with a AT&T sim card after and now have WIFI let me know please…..My WIFI was working perfectly before upgrading to FW v3.1.2 and jailbreaking……My Iphone is a 2G and with firmware v3.1.2……pls if someone know something out of the ordinary to fix this WIFI problem let me know……

    My thanks go to Geohot because without blacksn0w I wasn’t able to use my iPhone 2G for anything…..now I can play music/videos view photos and even calling with another sim card that isn’t AT&T of course>(I do not know how that happened but my iPhone 2G is unlocked without using WIFI to unlock it the only problem is THE WIFI that is not working at all)I think it is because I have a 2G iPhone that it unlocked without using WIFI to unlock>(I do not know)……

    I repeat If someone know anything to fix this iPhone 2G WIFI problem ….reply here please…THX

  • Albert

    I just jailbroke it in 5 minutes. Easier thing ever. Thank you for the tutorial and thank you Geohot!

  • solsurf

    ive been trying and trying since yesterday to use blackra1n and it isnt working
    here is what im doing

    I have a brand new bought 2 days ago 3GS with 3.1.2 (5.11.07 firmware)-im using a mac powerbook G4
    i downloaded the blackra1n app from the website (for mac)
    double clicked on it. the make it rain messages pops up I connect my iphone and click on to it
    on the screen of the phone the icon shows USB to connect to itunes
    in itunes on my computer a message pops up (Itunes detected an iphone in recovery mode. You must restore this iphone before it can
    be used with itunes…and thats it, nothing else happens. ive tried to restore before and during
    i dont know hat im doing wrong or what else i can do
    please help

  • http://www.designedbydave.ca/ Dave

    If oyur iphone was produced after week 40. Your iphone has a newer iboot which the only way you can use it if you tehterjail break it.

    Plug it back in while in recovery. then make it rain. you should boot in.

    Just don't turn off your phone, or you'll need to be close to a computer.

    the newer iphones 3gs are harder to Jailbreak. BlackRa1n is only a temporary fix for us people who have iphones made after the 40 weeks.

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  • Tom

    Shut up SPAM WHORE

  • DZ

    I have a big problem. I jb and unlocked yesterday using blackra1n and installed rock. The ip worked fine the whole day todau. This afternoon I tried installing a few app from Rock. Since the apps were not showing, I rebooted the phone and when it came back on, the 3G turned into Ipod, the phone, youtube, ipod icons vanished. I can get calls but I can't access the phone as there are no icons. Can anybody help please?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/category/x1zeros-corner/ X1Zero

    Sounds like a case of Restore

  • DZ

    I forgot to mention IP 3G 16GB 3.1.2 (7D11). Should I do a restore?

  • Albert

    I jailbroke today and am now having problems with the signal strength. I am with Rogers and have a 3GS and the signal kept jumping up and down when I was in class when usually it stays constant. I also found that the 3G network was coming in and out. I am going to attempt a full restore and then go back to the backup. Anyone else have this issue after jailbreaking?

  • tazCorp

    i have the same issue!! i dont know what to do! i tried restoring and i did the same, so i jailbreakit again and it still does, i think it is the 3.12 firm. not the jailbreak

  • tazCorp

    restore, upgrade, jailbreak it again but DONT install rock, that app f.. my iphone too

  • Albert

    I restored it just now back to factory and than reinstalled the back up. Since I am no longer in class the signal seems to be fine now but I don't know if it will be the same again. I just re-jailbroke it and unlocked it. Hopefully it was something I did the first time that messed it up so now I am doing things step by step

  • tazCorp

    you just have to RESET the network settings on your iphone.

  • noodles

    I have an iphone 2g and this did not work for me. I followed the instructions to a t. Can anyone explain why, or just help me in any way?

  • Keith

    Oh my god, I can't believe that I can do it by myself!! So simply and so easy!!!! I am gonna give X1Zero and the team a BIG HUG!!!!

  • andy82592

    My iPod 2g 3.1.2 jailbroken isn't running safari. It says I'm connected to my router but I get “invalid argument”. I can get on through other routers in the area but the signal is weak. I thought my router needed to be reset but that's not it. I tried network reset 3 times on my iPod and router but no good. My mom and dads iPods work with the router tho. What do I do? /:

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iphoneincanada

    GROUP HUGZ

  • simon

    hi when i click on blackra1n to make it ra1n all it does is say waiting on device what have i done wrong

  • simon2009

    hi when i click on blackra1n to make it ra1n all it does is say waiting on device what have i done wrong

  • jack

    this is my first time jailbreaking my 3g but each time i click the link for the pc version of blackra1n it gives me this error “If you came here from the blackra1n website be sure you aren't blocking HTTP referrers. Some firewalls and browser plugins do this.” i'm using firefox as my browser……HELP!!

  • jack

    okay i have resolved the issue about downloading blackra1n and i have gone through the process but i still have no blackra1n icon on my iphone and it won’t reboot itself. suggestions…

  • jack

    okay i have resolved the issue about downloading blackra1n and i have gone through the process but i still have no blackra1n icon on my iphone and it won’t reboot itself. suggestions…

  • jack

    okay i have resolved the issue about downloading blackra1n and i have gone through the process but i still have no blackra1n icon on my iphone and it won’t reboot itself. suggestions…

  • jack

    okay i have resolved the issue about downloading blackra1n and i have gone through the process but i still have no blackra1n icon on my iphone and it won’t reboot itself. suggestions…

  • jack

    okay i have resolved the issue about downloading blackra1n and i have gone through the process but i still have no blackra1n icon on my iphone and it won’t reboot itself. suggestions…

  • jack

    okay i have resolved the issue about downloading blackra1n and i have gone through the process but i still have no blackra1n icon on my iphone and it won’t reboot itself. suggestions…

  • RY

    Im trying to unlock my 3G Iphone with 3,1,2 thats locked to rogers so i can use it with telus, i followed all the step but when i insert the telus sim card the phone has no service. any ideas or advice would be great!!!!

  • RY

    Im trying to unlock my 3G Iphone with 3,1,2 thats locked to rogers so i can use it with telus, i followed all the step but when i insert the telus sim card the phone has no service. any ideas or advice would be great!!!!

  • RY

    Im trying to unlock my 3G Iphone with 3,1,2 thats locked to rogers so i can use it with telus, i followed all the step but when i insert the telus sim card the phone has no service. any ideas or advice would be great!!!!

  • Stuck

    I have a 2G. So, it is obviously jailbroken and unlocked. I have tried to update it to 3.1.2, but it is not working. I get some error, and keeps telling me to restore. But the restore does not work either. Now I am stuck at looking at the plug your iphone to itunes screen on my iphone. Any clue how I can fix this?

  • Stuck

    I have a 2G. So, it is obviously jailbroken and unlocked. I have tried to update it to 3.1.2, but it is not working. I get some error, and keeps telling me to restore. But the restore does not work either. Now I am stuck at looking at the plug your iphone to itunes screen on my iphone. Any clue how I can fix this?

  • Stuck

    I have a 2G. So, it is obviously jailbroken and unlocked. I have tried to update it to 3.1.2, but it is not working. I get some error, and keeps telling me to restore. But the restore does not work either. Now I am stuck at looking at the plug your iphone to itunes screen on my iphone. Any clue how I can fix this?

  • Stuck

    I have a 2G. So, it is obviously jailbroken and unlocked. I have tried to update it to 3.1.2, but it is not working. I get some error, and keeps telling me to restore. But the restore does not work either. Now I am stuck at looking at the plug your iphone to itunes screen on my iphone. Any clue how I can fix this?

  • Stuck

    I have a 2G. So, it is obviously jailbroken and unlocked. I have tried to update it to 3.1.2, but it is not working. I get some error, and keeps telling me to restore. But the restore does not work either. Now I am stuck at looking at the plug your iphone to itunes screen on my iphone. Any clue how I can fix this?

  • Stuck

    I have a 2G. So, it is obviously jailbroken and unlocked. I have tried to update it to 3.1.2, but it is not working. I get some error, and keeps telling me to restore. But the restore does not work either. Now I am stuck at looking at the plug your iphone to itunes screen on my iphone. Any clue how I can fix this?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Recovery mode, then restore

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Recovery mode, then restore

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Recovery mode, then restore

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Recovery mode, then restore

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  • Anonymous

    Tried recovery mode then restore. I get the following error message:

    The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occured(6).

    Any idea what I am doing wrong?

  • Stuck

    It seems like I am in a recovery mode loop. When not plugged into itunes, the iphone keeps looping between the apple logo and the connect to itunes pictogram. Itunes does recognize that the iphone is in recovery mode; but get an error message that states “The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (6).”

    Is there a way to get out of the loop? and to get the iPhone back on tracks. Thanks

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Try to get into DFU mode. DFU mode is very specific and it’s not
    recovery mode.

    Let me know

  • Andy

    HELPS i Download a theme But i forgot to install winterboard and now im stuck in the start scrreen
    SOME! HELP PLZ im so gonna cry for it

  • bingo

    Just Balckra1ned and Blacksn0wed my Rogers iPhone 3GS this morning and got my new iPhone plan with Bell. Everything works like a charm. No bugs or nothing. Did my contribution…did you!

  • Monty

    That was awesome. Thank you!

  • Monty

    That was awesome. Thank you!

  • Monty

    That was awesome. Thank you!

  • Stuck

    Good evening X1Zero.

    I tried the DFU mode, although the process seems to take a bit longer, the end result is still the same: “The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (6).”

    If I keep the iphone plugged to the PC, the connect to itunes screen keeps showing. The minute i unplug the iphone from the PC, the iphone starts its infinite loop between the apple screedn and the connect to itunes screen.

    Your feedback is appreciated.

  • Stuck

    Good evening X1Zero.

    I tried the DFU mode, although the process seems to take a bit longer, the end result is still the same: “The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (6).”

    If I keep the iphone plugged to the PC, the connect to itunes screen keeps showing. The minute i unplug the iphone from the PC, the iphone starts its infinite loop between the apple screedn and the connect to itunes screen.

    Your feedback is appreciated.

  • Stuck

    Good evening X1Zero.

    I tried the DFU mode, although the process seems to take a bit longer, the end result is still the same: “The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (6).”

    If I keep the iphone plugged to the PC, the connect to itunes screen keeps showing. The minute i unplug the iphone from the PC, the iphone starts its infinite loop between the apple screedn and the connect to itunes screen.

    Your feedback is appreciated.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    I’ll get back to you soon. Going to do some research.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    I’ll get back to you soon. Going to do some research.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    I’ll get back to you soon. Going to do some research.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Make sure you have the latest iTunes installed, restart your computer
    and then try the restore again by getting into recovery mode.

    If that fails, try a different USB port.

    Report back

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Make sure you have the latest iTunes installed, restart your computer
    and then try the restore again by getting into recovery mode.

    If that fails, try a different USB port.

    Report back

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Make sure you have the latest iTunes installed, restart your computer
    and then try the restore again by getting into recovery mode.

    If that fails, try a different USB port.

    Report back

  • Stuck

    X1Zero, I have the latest itunes installed. The PC has been restarted, and I tried using a different USB port.

    Still, same error message.

    I looked on the net, and others are stuck in the infinite recovery loop, but was not successful in cracking how to get out of that loop.

    If you have any sort of info that can help, I would appreciate it.

  • Stuck

    X1Zero, I have the latest itunes installed. The PC has been restarted, and I tried using a different USB port.

    Still, same error message.

    I looked on the net, and others are stuck in the infinite recovery loop, but was not successful in cracking how to get out of that loop.

    If you have any sort of info that can help, I would appreciate it.

  • Stuck

    X1Zero, I have the latest itunes installed. The PC has been restarted, and I tried using a different USB port.

    Still, same error message.

    I looked on the net, and others are stuck in the infinite recovery loop, but was not successful in cracking how to get out of that loop.

    If you have any sort of info that can help, I would appreciate it.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Alright. At this point all we can do is completely uninstall iTunes and
    Quicktime and then reinstall it all.

    Follow these Apple support documents to completely uninstall iTunes and ALL
    related components:

    Win XP: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1925?viewlocale=en_US

    Win Vista/7: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1923?viewlocale=en_US

    Mac: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1747?viewlocale=en_US

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Alright. At this point all we can do is completely uninstall iTunes and
    Quicktime and then reinstall it all.

    Follow these Apple support documents to completely uninstall iTunes and ALL
    related components:

    Win XP: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1925?viewlocale=en_US

    Win Vista/7: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1923?viewlocale=en_US

    Mac: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1747?viewlocale=en_US

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Alright. At this point all we can do is completely uninstall iTunes and
    Quicktime and then reinstall it all.

    Follow these Apple support documents to completely uninstall iTunes and ALL
    related components:

    Win XP: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1925?viewlocale=en_US

    Win Vista/7: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1923?viewlocale=en_US

    Mac: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1747?viewlocale=en_US

  • Stuck

    Hi X1Zero,

    I uninstalled iTunes and all related components, then reinstalled them and I still have the infinite recovery loop.

    Is my phone fried?

  • Stuck

    Hi X1Zero,

    I uninstalled iTunes and all related components, then reinstalled them and I still have the infinite recovery loop.

    Is my phone fried?

  • Stuck

    Hi X1Zero,

    I uninstalled iTunes and all related components, then reinstalled them and I still have the infinite recovery loop.

    Is my phone fried?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    It may be but that is a last resort.

    Can you try a different computer?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    It may be but that is a last resort.

    Can you try a different computer?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    It may be but that is a last resort.

    Can you try a different computer?

  • ddmoreno

    same thing happened to me when i unlocked with bell… my wifi stopped working so i downloaded an app from itunes called wififofum, it cost like $3 but it solved my problem… i can find networks through that app

  • ddmoreno

    i fixed the problem with my 3gs when i bought an app on itunes called wififofum… i tried everything else, i know its not the most ideal solution but its only $3

  • david

    does not work

  • brett

    I have a 2g Iphone however uploaded 3.1.2 off itunes… when i uploaded blackra1n onto my iphone (following all your steps) I do not get the sn0w application/patch.. My phone continues to search for a sim however will not lock on.. what would you suggest

  • fotoboi

    i jailbreaked already but doing the unlocking.. but it’s in the states of POST INSTALL LOG FOR SNOW? for a long time.. what does that mean? how long do i have to wait?

  • Anonymous

    i jailbreaked already but doing the unlocking.. but it’s in the states of POST INSTALL LOG FOR SNOW? for a long time.. what does that mean? how long do i have to wait?

  • kentmihlbauer

    Did this work, I get the same thing, plus since I no longer have an AT&T account it won't “activate” the phone even when I use the AT&T sim card?
    I have a 3Gs factory unlocked but like to use this for a second phone. Any suggestions?
    Kent

  • Mitchell

    i have a 3gs and i tried to jailbreak it, i followed the intstuctions, i plugged the iphone in, ejected it from itunes, then closed itunes, i then opened blackra1n and all that happens is it comes up on the screen,
    says make it ra1n
    then nothing else happens, i tried it a few times, can anyone help me?

  • Anonymous

    i unlocked the 3gs and i believe jailbroken it but i cannot get the wifi to connect… any suggestions

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    See the top of the post in the notes

  • Anonymous

    pardon my ignorance but i cannot find what you say. can you give me the link or full instructions

    greatly appreciated
    thank x
    giorgio

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex
  • Anonymous

    thanks i will try right away

  • Anonymous

    i did it twice….and i will rebote automatically. i had to do it twice…but it finally worked…..

    thnaks a lot
    giorgio

  • Anonymous

    i did it twice….and i will rebote automatically. i had to do it twice…but it finally worked…..

    thnaks a lot
    giorgio

  • fotoboi

    does the unlock work with Telus sim card as well?
    i unlocked my iphone but when i put in the telus sim card… it doesn’t work :(
    i put the fido card in.. it works :(

  • fotoboi

    does the unlock work with Telus sim card as well?
    i unlocked my iphone but when i put in the telus sim card… it doesn’t work :(
    i put the fido card in.. it works :(

  • David

    This seems like the best tutorial on the web so far – so maybe here’s the place to ask my question.
    I have an Iphone 8GB (Model No. A1203) – it was previously unlocked and jailbroken. Then I upgraded the firmware (I realize now this was fatal) and it seems to be for the most part lock and jailed. The screen available to me has the “plug into itunes” symbol and a sliding bar – if I slide the bar I can access a number pad and dial calls manually. I can also receive them. My carrier is listed on the top left side of the screen.
    I’m having a variety of problems – I think if I solve any of them wrong it probably won’t matter if I handle the rest correctly.
    1. I would like to be able to use my ipod to its full potential – be that unlocking, jailbreaking, etc.
    2. I do not know which program to use out of those available: RedSnow, BlackRa1, QuickPwn, WinPwn.
    3. Assuming I learned of the right program, it would be necessary to know which firmware I should deal with.
    4. Assuming I learned the right program and firmware to use, it would be necessary to know which exact Itunes version I should be dealing with.
    5. I have Windows Vista, some say this poses a problem, others seem to get things done with it. The latter would be of special interest.
    6. It’s a possibility that I could be wrong about everything, it too would be welcome to hear.

    Thank you,
    D.E. M.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Ok

    Let’s start with the basics.

    1.) what happens when you plug the iPhone into iTunes, with a sim card
    in the iPhone? Do you see a restore option? Does the phone start
    working?

    If nothing, then

    2.) get your iPhone into recovery mode (google) and plug into iTunes
    and click “restore”

    Report back

  • David

    Thank you for replying
    Running Itunes 7.7, it informs me that my phone is in restore mode and suggests I restore it.

  • David

    After attempting to restore it
    Itunes states:
    “The Iphone ‘Iphone’ could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (20).”

  • 2isted

    Downloaded program. Ran program. Successful install. Easiest crack I have ever used!
    Worked the first time I ran it. Well done X1Zero!!!! Cheers to you and your whole team for sharing such a great, and easy to use Jailbreak.

    ………………~2isted~………………:)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    After restore, what occurs?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Things to try:

    1.) Have the latest version of iTunes

    2.) put iPhone into recovery mode (google)

    3.) try different USB port

  • Abdo

    i have iphone 2G, i tired to unlock it with blackra1n, but it didnt work.. any help please ???

  • David

    Ok. I am hopeful about this.
    I’m downloading Itunes 9.0.2 now. I believe I’ve one way or another put it into recovery mode as it now only shows the “plug into itunes” icon and nothing else.
    Is there a particular firmware version I should download?

    Endlessly grateful.

    Cheers,
    David

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    After iTunes is installed, plug the recovery mode iPhone into your
    computer and click “restore” in iTunes.

  • jeff

    when i click make it ra1n it says waitinf for devices and it dosnt do anything.. what did i do wrong?

  • jeff

    when i click make it ra1n it says waitinf for devices and it dosnt do anything.. what did i do wrong?

  • jeff

    when i click make it ra1n all it does is say waitng for device.. what did i do wrong?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ragheb-Abu-Amer/711605229 Ragheb Abu-Amer

    Thnx dear, but i want to inform that when i make all this steps the wifi from setting was look in grey and wrote ‘ no wifi ‘
    is that a problem to reset again ??

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ragheb-Abu-Amer/711605229 Ragheb Abu-Amer

    oooh i fixed, just restart the iphone from above and main button at same time, then when it work again every thing will be oki.

    best regards,
    ragheb

  • Tom

    I’ve tried to JB my iPhone 3G but it didn’t take, now it will not connect to my computer to restore. Any suggestions?

  • Tom

    I’ve tried to JB my iPhone 3G but it didn’t take, now it will not connect to my computer to restore. Any suggestions?

  • Gom

    My brand new iphone 3GS is running firmware 3.1.2 and baseband 05.11.07.
    I just finished doing Section 2″How To Jailbreak and Unlock the iPhone 3G/3GS on 3.1.2 Firmware” . In order to unlock my iphone, do I now have to follow the directions in Section 2 or do i need to skip to section 3 ?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Follow the bottom half of section 2 where it indicates the unlocking

  • http://www.neelmoney.com/ neelmoney

    I like it…nice step by step guide . I am not using lot of functions of my i phone, but here everything is explained well so I will use it as my iphone guide

  • Holden

    I just bought mine today and did a jailbreak/unlock. Same firmware/baseband. It works except that every time i reboot it goes into recovery mode – forcing me to reinstall blackra1n. Be careful.

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  • Anonymous

    i did all this just like it says and the blackra1n icon never shows up on my springborad!! its pissing me off

  • help me

    im having trouble jailbreaking for iphone 3g, after i download blackrain for pc and double click as you say, it just stays at make it rain… what m i doing wrong

  • help me

    im having trouble jailbreaking for iphone 3g, after i download blackrain for pc and double click as you say, it just stays at make it rain… what m i doing wrong

  • Anonymous

    plz help me out whit this (im scared to unlock & jailbreak my iphone 3g ) plz tell me that if i have a problem with my iphone & i restore it so will i get my warranty back plz help me out im waiting eagerly for it

  • Anonymous

    plz help me out whit this (im scared to unlock & jailbreak my iphone 3g ) plz tell me that if i have a problem with my iphone & i restore it so will i get my warranty back plz help me out im waiting eagerly for it

  • Merv

    I have a 2G. So, it is obviously jailbroken and unlocked. I have tried to update it to 3.1.2, but it is not working. I get some error, and keeps telling me to restore. But the restore does not work either. Now I am stuck at looking at the plug your iphone to itunes screen on my iphone. Any clue how I can fix this?

    Wey man do not upgrade but put the iPhone in recovery mode and restore with the firmware version installed on your iPhone…if recovery mode does not help then try DFU mode.If that does not help get out of DFU mode with any jailbreak application like quickpwn.then try again in recovery mode and again in DFU mode.To get out of the two modes just open the quickpwn .exe and he will tell u what to do right away.After the restore then u can upgrade to 3.1.2.

    let me know if it helps

  • Merv

    Wey man do a backup and then restore with current firmware( then upgrade to 3.1.2 )then jailbreak and unlock with the newest version of blackra1n

  • fikas

    i was wondering if this jailbreak works on vodafone SIM cards…and all applications of picture,calculator and etc…will b found …

  • Anonymous

    The jailbreak/unlock was easy. After I ran BlackRain, the phone was unlocked I didn’t have to use beutnueter.

    The only problem I have is that my apps are all gone. All my apps were from the appstore, so I assumed they would be saved when I did a restore… I guess not. How can I avoid this in the future?

  • Anonymous

    I had my iphone jailbreaked and unlocked but my restrictions “on”and I have forgotten the password, so, followd your step #5 to restore my iphone .. now I can not get anything only emergency calls Please I need your help … thanks a lot Albert

  • Anonymous

    I had my iphone jailbreaked and unlocked Ifolowed step #5 to restore it and I got locked down only emergency calls can be made…please help thanks iAlbert_09

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Restore in iTunes and follow all steps

  • Anonymous

    Hello X1Zero,

    That is what I did I restore it with iTune and I got Locked.

    itune ask to insert a SIM card with no pin lock to activate iPhone

    only SOS call

    I had my iphone jailbreaked and unlocked but with “restriction ON”

    password forgotten so I followed your webpage step #5 witch is restore your iphone twice but I got the same results…

    Please if you can give me unother advise I’ll apriciate it Thanks ialbert09

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    After you restore with itunes, that will delete everything on the
    device. The next step is to jailbreak it.

    Do you have the original iPhone?

  • Anonymous

    Yes I have the original iPhone 3G 8 gb

    Can I jealbreak it if the iphone is locked down? Tks

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    If you have connected to iTunes and restored, your iPhone screen
    should have one of two things:

    1.) a connect to iTunes picture

    Or

    2.) a normal iPhone screen with icons and everything

    If neither of these is true, then you must put the iPhone into
    recovery mode, connect to iTunes and then restore. Then follow the
    guide to jailbreak.

    If you have the connect to iTunes picture, you may follow the guide to
    jailbreak

  • Anonymous

    I have the “CONNECT TO iTUNES picture, so I can go ahead and jailbreak it ? I just want to make sure about it. Tks

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Yes you can jailbreak.

    What SIM card are you using and where did you buy the iPhone?

  • Anonymous

    I bought this iPhone used (online)
    I have T-Mobile carrier (SIM CARD) I am going to use it with the iPhone…it
    is that ok? if so, I will go ahead and jalbreak it. Tks

    ————————————————–

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Proceed with jailbreak

  • Anonymous

    Should I have the iPhone on 05/11/07 baseband updated to firmware 3.1.2 before I jailbreak it?

    anyway I can not upgrade it because it don’t let me….it’s locked ! Tks

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    When you did the restore through iTunes, that should have installed firmware
    3.1.2 and the new baseband

  • Anonymous

    Yes, when I got this iPhone before I jailbreak it I update it to firmware 3.1.2 , but it has restriction turn ON, so I followed your instruction in step #5 in your webpage, “How to revert your iPhone back to normal” after that I think that I don’t have that firmware any more…what should I do? Thanks

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    I am a little lost on the restriction aspect. Any settings you had in
    your iPhone would have been wiped clean after the restore done via
    iTunes.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, that is what I mean…I am going to be able to jailbreak it like that I mean after I revert it back to normal? If I jailbreak it what could happened if I am not using firmware 3.1.2 ? Please give an advise

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Nothing. You can jailbreak all versions of iPhone firmware but to make it
    easy, I would start fresh by restoring in iTunes to a factory fresh iPhone
    and then proceeding with the hack from there.

  • Anonymous

    In your webpage yo say that in order to jailbreak iphone it MUST be on firmare 3.1.2 before jailbreak it using blackra1n.

    I already restore my iPhone to factory with itune and I got locked down I can’t access into the phone only SOS calls can be made…Tks

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    This what I recommend:

    1.) Restore your iPhone into iTunes again by plugging the iPhone into iTunes
    and clicking on Restore.

    2.) When the iPhone has been restored, follow the guide under the title:
    *How To Jailbreak and Unlock the iPhone 3G/3GS on 3.1.2 Firmware*

  • Anonymous

    Ok I plugged the iPhone to the itunes and I got this massage:

    Itunes can not activate your iphone because the SIM card i not inserted or a SIM PIN is required

    i have tried my T-Mobile Sim and don’t work

    itunes don’t let vme restore the iphone again……thanks

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Good. Now you must put the iPhone into recovery mode and then do the
    restore.

    See Google for how to do recovery mode

  • Anonymous

    ok I just put iphone in recovery mode and I restored with itunes and still locked.

    itune picture shown and emergency calls only…

    should I jailbreak it now anyway??? thanks

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Now you jailbreak

  • Anonymous

    Hello X1Zero, well I have to thank you for your help and time you spended,,,THANK YOU VERY MUCH I really apreciated so, I got my phone back I will be careful with itunes next time. Thanks again ialbert09.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Anytime! Happy to help.

  • Adam

    Hi,

    I unlocked and jailbroken it as written and everything works fine. But once I shut off my iphone and start it back it goes into recovery mode and I need to plug it into itunes again and do the blackra1n for it to work. What am I doing wrong?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/category/x1zeros-corner/ X1Zero

    Just restore to fresh firmware and do it all over again

  • walt savic

    just updated my 3g today using blackrain n iv never had an easier jailbreak, no problems at all n rockmyphone did a good job with a backup . fuckin awesome!!!!

  • Anonymous

    everytime i jailbreak my iphone intstall cydia install some apps some hrs later i will get no service and it will stay like that until i restore it. Im on telus too. any help!!!

  • Anonymous

    everytime i jailbreak my iphone intstall cydia install some apps some hrs later i will get no service and it will stay like that until i restore it. Im on telus too. any help!!!

  • Anonymous

    everytime i jailbreak my iphone install cydia download some apps some hrs later service will just disappear and never come back until i restore it. Yes its 3.1.2 firmware and cydia is the only thing i installed i used blackra1n to jailbreak it. Im on telus

  • Anonymous

    everytime i jailbreak my iphone install cydia download some apps some hrs later service will just disappear and never come back until i restore it. Yes its 3.1.2 firmware and cydia is the only thing i installed i used blackra1n to jailbreak it. Im on telus

  • Anonymous

    Awesome – thanks guys :D

  • Anonymous

    Awesome – thanks guys :D

  • niz

    this was amazingly simple! Thanks!!!

  • Myles

    i just jailbreaked my iphone 3G, but now im having some issues, it keeps turning off on me, and it won’t turn on regularly anymore. i have to hold down both buttons for like 15seconds before it will even turn on. Then it take another minute before i even get my welcome screen. Any idea’s why this is happening?????

  • Anonymous

    This is a great guide but please please PLEASE put a giant ammendment to the top of the screen that the blackra1n method is a TETHERED jailbreak. I believe this affects all 3rd gen iPod Touch and iPhone 3GS made after week 41. I learned this the hard way on my new iPhone 3GS I got for Christmas. What this means is after jailbreaking, anytime you turn off the phone and start it back up you will be greeted with a picture of geoh0t and the phone will not boot up. To fix this you must plug it in to your computer and run blackra1n again to boot your iPhone, hence making this a TETHERED jailbreak. This is really annoying and I don’t recommend it at all, as soon as I jailbroke my phone I restored it back to default because this is just too annoying. I will wait for the next release of blackra1n or other jailbreak method that is untethered. Just wanted to warn the others out there, and am surprised to see that most guides don’t mention this.

  • Andre

    If I want to restore to its just before jailbreaking state, will hitting the Restore button then backup, keep all the apps and the data or will it restore the the factory default?

  • Kurt

    I’ve used your instructions to unlock my iPhone 3GS and everything seemed to go very well. Thanks

    I was just wondering if there was a way to determine if the iPhone is actually unlocked with out another SIM card to test it with? I was planning on purchasing another SIM card in the US mainland or Hawaii while traveling and would like to make sure the phone is unlocked before I get there.

  • moi

    will it be like that all the time??

  • Anonymous

    my iphone 3G is updated to 3.1.2 but by accident I lost both itunes and app store. is there anyway to get them back?
    :-(

  • Anonymous

    my iphone 3G is updated to 3.1.2 but by accident I lost both itunes and app store. is there anyway to get them back?
    :-(

  • Anonymous

    my iphone 3G is updated to 3.1.2 but by accident I lost both itunes and app store. is there anyway to get them back?
    :-(

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Do you have multiple home screens enabled? Try swiping left or right on the
    home screen. I dont think you can *lose* iTunes and App Store since they are
    core apps.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Do you have multiple home screens enabled? Try swiping left or right on the
    home screen. I dont think you can *lose* iTunes and App Store since they are
    core apps.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Do you have multiple home screens enabled? Try swiping left or right on the
    home screen. I dont think you can *lose* iTunes and App Store since they are
    core apps.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    What do you mean by “lost?” They don’t appear on your homescreen?

    If you purchased apps, as long as you have the email receipts you can always
    contact iTunes support and you can redownload them for free no problem.

    As for iTunes…do you mean you lost your music? Maybe just sync your iPhone
    and restore with the previous profile—you do sync frequently to backup,
    right? :)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    What do you mean by “lost?” They don’t appear on your homescreen?

    If you purchased apps, as long as you have the email receipts you can always
    contact iTunes support and you can redownload them for free no problem.

    As for iTunes…do you mean you lost your music? Maybe just sync your iPhone
    and restore with the previous profile—you do sync frequently to backup,
    right? :)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    What do you mean by “lost?” They don’t appear on your homescreen?

    If you purchased apps, as long as you have the email receipts you can always
    contact iTunes support and you can redownload them for free no problem.

    As for iTunes…do you mean you lost your music? Maybe just sync your iPhone
    and restore with the previous profile—you do sync frequently to backup,
    right? :)

  • Anonymous

    When I say lost, I mean there’s no icon for ether app store or iTunes
    on my home screen.

    I just updated to 3.1.2 firmware and both icons are gone.

    I temember that there’s an app where you could hide and unhide icons
    (apps) that you didn’t want to show but I don’t remember witch one is
    it. Does it ring the bell for you?
    Yes i do sync almost every 4 days

  • Anonymous

    When I say lost, I mean there’s no icon for ether app store or iTunes
    on my home screen.

    I just updated to 3.1.2 firmware and both icons are gone.

    I temember that there’s an app where you could hide and unhide icons
    (apps) that you didn’t want to show but I don’t remember witch one is
    it. Does it ring the bell for you?
    Yes i do sync almost every 4 days

  • Anonymous

    When I say lost, I mean there’s no icon for ether app store or iTunes
    on my home screen.

    I just updated to 3.1.2 firmware and both icons are gone.

    I temember that there’s an app where you could hide and unhide icons
    (apps) that you didn’t want to show but I don’t remember witch one is
    it. Does it ring the bell for you?
    Yes i do sync almost every 4 days

  • Anonymous

    I thought the same that I couldn’t loose app store or iTunes but
    they’re not there.

    Can a reinstall them or should I restore the iphone?

  • Anonymous

    I thought the same that I couldn’t loose app store or iTunes but
    they’re not there.

    Can a reinstall them or should I restore the iphone?

  • Anonymous

    I thought the same that I couldn’t loose app store or iTunes but
    they’re not there.

    Can a reinstall them or should I restore the iphone?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Check if the icons are hidden by any installed jailbreak apps. If not,
    restore

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Check if the icons are hidden by any installed jailbreak apps. If not,
    restore

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Check if the icons are hidden by any installed jailbreak apps. If not,
    restore

  • shawn27

    are you able to connect to the wifi in your home or just in starbucks

  • Shawn27

    If you Jailbreak an iphone with bell is the wifi still restricted to Starbucks only for the unlimited WIFI

  • shawn27

    Are you able to connect to any internet wifi with a bell iphone or just Starbucks with black rain

  • Stephan

    I am getting a Rogers iPhone 3G, and I want to use it with bell. Does the iPhone need to be disconnected from Rogers (my uncle is switiching the iPhone for a blackberry) for me to unlock it, or does it matter?

  • steve

    my iphone 2g was unlock before step 6…is that normal?if so that was really easy thanks

  • aroua

    hi! so i have the first generation iphone bought from the u.s. with att. im now living in europe (greece) and would love to able to use my greek sim card. Ive followed all the instructions and everything worked accordingly. The only problem is when i insert my greek sim it still doesnt work/recognize it.

    can anyone help me :( ? thnx

  • http://disqus.com/texnogeekz/ http://disqus.com/texnogeekz/

    This is a cool unlock trick. learn how to perform reverse cell phone number lookup

  • amou

    Please HELP
    hi. so i have the iphone 2g which i bought in the u.s. with a att account. However i am in europe (greece) and want to able to insert my european sim card. downloaded everything but it wont recognize my other sim.

    ANY suggestions???
    thnx

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Mr. Ex

    Read above

  • http://disqus.com/texnogeekz/ http://disqus.com/texnogeekz/

    Does this break come with any security risks or concerns we should know about.

  • ayman

    i made a jailbreak & it's working well but i have a very big problem now , when the iphone is restarted or embty battery so restarted it gives me screen refer to link to i tunes & i can't do anything till jailbreak again through blakinra so it restarted & working again the broblem now also i can't make arestore through i tunes because as u know apple launches a new iphone software & i can't update to 3.1.3 due to i can't jailbrea it or using another simcard , please i need your advise in this issue how to retore my phone in full healty mode

  • Wolf604

    I am stuck at 3.1 on a 3GS. Can I still use Blackra1n to jailbreak? Or did I miss the train?
    The whole talk here is about 3.1.2, and apple just spat out 3.1.3.

  • marcel71

    I made my donation to geohot, but where do i go to get the blackra1n file. please help.

  • http://www.axvoice.com/ internet phone

    Yes, it is correct. You do not need to use blacksn0w to unlock.

  • todo310

    i followed the steps …but the black raindrop did not appeared in my phone. why?

  • http://jailbreaktech.blogspot.com/2010/02/jailbreak-unlock.html Guardian71171

    I have an iPhone 3G[s], it is jailbroken on 3.1.2 (7D11) and I am able to unlock it if I so choose but I choose not to cause I don't need it unlocked.

    The story goes…….iBoot 359.3 is old bootrom and 359.3.2 is new bootrom, this is what my iPhone is telling me right now: Version 3.1.2 (7D11) iBoot 359.3 serial:***43****** Model is “MC131C”

    From this info can anyone tell me if I have old or new bootrom and am I able to use sn0wbreeze to jailbreak my iPhone 3G[s]?, again, I don't need it unlocked (happy with my Bell Canada carrier)

    Any help is welcome and I am very thankful.

  • Brandon

    I am trying to jailbreak my itouch (before I move onto my iphone), but I cannot get past step 6 “Once at your iPod Touch home-screen, go to Settings > WiFi and turn on WiFi”.

    I followed all the steps from 1-5. I downloaded Blackra1n for PC, I clicked on make it rain, I closed itunes, I received the pop up saying my itouch has been jailbroken, but it will not reboot and will not go to my home screen.

    Am I doing anything wrong? Is it because I have the version 3.1.3? Can some one help?

    Also, does anyone know if I can use my unlocked iphone with a Korean sim card in Korea?

  • http://jailbreaktech.blogspot.com/2010/02/jailbreak-unlock.html Guardian71171

    Brandon….

    If you read anything on blackra1n before trying to jailbreak your ipod touch you would have seen and figured out that blackra1n does not jailbreak 3.1.3……you have done a great job at fucking your ipod….now you have to restore your ipod thru itunes and this time maybe you should read up on jailbreaking 3.1.3 and use sn0wbreeze and iReb instead and when you use sn0wbreeze and iReb to do the 3.1.3 jailbreak I suggest you read and follow the instructions step by step and to the letter.

    Also, UNLOCKED means just that…”UNLOCKED” you can use any SIM card any where at any time.

  • Nik

    Everything goes good when I try to jailbreak it, but then my screen goes blank and stays there and it doesn't jailbreak. What am I doing wrong?

  • shouwkat

    So I'm just wondering, if I use Blackra1n/Blacksn0w to JB/UL my 3GS, I can take it with me overseas, use it with a local sim card, restore factory settings for a firmware upgrade, and JB/UL again with all my backed up information, contacts, apps, ready to use again???

    Is this correct?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Mr. Ex

    If it successfully jailbreaks, then yes

  • http://jailbreaktech.blogspot.com/2010/02/jailbreak-unlock.html Guardian71171

    @ shouwkat,

    READ!!!………if you update to 3.1.3 on a 3G[s] phone then you will not be able to JB or UL….just keep that in mind….3.1.2 is the most you can go on a 3G[s] phone for firmware if you want to JB with blackra1n and UL with blacksn0w.

  • http://jailbreaktech.blogspot.com/2010/02/jailbreak-unlock.html Guardian71171

    At the end of this post, it says you can go back into the blackra1n install and uninstall blackra1n from the phone or pod, but I have noticed that if you remove it after the install you suddenly have a tethered 3G[s], but if you just leave it alone after it installs and just use “BossPrefs” from Cydia to hide the icon then it seems that you will no longer have a tethered jailbreak……I have tested this on my iPhone 3G[s] and after the install I removed it and had to tether it to my computer, when I redid the install and left the black raindrop on the springboard but hid it away I found I no longer had to tether it…….WOW!!!!!

  • http://jailbreaktech.blogspot.com/2010/02/jailbreak-unlock.html Guardian71171

    Hi Folks,

    Just a small post to ask all who post here to please read some of the other posts left on this page before asking for help, maybe the answer is already here, all you have to do is scroll a bit and you may find the same question you have and the answer just below it, give it a shot, if your pod or iPhone is that important to you then reading for 5 or 10 minutes is all worth it right?

    Thanks for reading this.

  • http://jailbreaktech.blogspot.com/2010/02/jailbreak-unlock.html Guardian71171

    @Everyone who has asked,

    Jailbreaking your iPod or iPhone is not a security risk, if anything after JBing and Cydia is installed then in Cydia go to “manage” “edit” “add” and in the add screen add this repo http://cydia.hackulo.us it will say do you really want to add this repo and you just click on “add anyway” this repo will give you a few security apps to download to protect your iPod or iPhone that Apple doesn't seem to give you….for shame Apple for shame!

  • jeol

    how can i unlock a nokia 2730 classic phone please?does anybody knows?

  • http://jailbreaktech.blogspot.com/2010/02/jailbreak-unlock.html Guardian71171

    iPhone/iPod questions…..nobody here cares about your Nokia, go find a nokia board dude…..READ!

  • Ashley

    There isn't a jailbreak for 3.13 right?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Mr. Ex

    No 3.1.3

  • Prailor

    jail break worked great, fast and easy
    unlock on the other hand not so much, after unlocking i kept loosing reception, in and out, really annoying

  • John

    Will this work for firmware 3.1.3?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Mr. Ex

    No

  • vicki1234

    This doesn't seem to work on my 3Gs. It just stays in the “Running” stage. I hope my phone still works….. ugh

  • http://jailbreaktech.blogspot.com/2010/02/jailbreak-unlock.html Guardian71171

    Just to remind you if you didn't read or remember, this doesn't work on the new bootrom or MC models or the new 3.1.3 firmware.

  • Jennifer

    Sweet!!! This really worked! I had regular service with ATT but it got too expensive so I switched to the Go Phone plan but they said I couldn't use my iphone with Go Phone service. I thought I had a $400 paper weight but once I unlocked it I was able to use it. THANKS!!

  • Dan

    Not working with my iPhone 3.1.3….

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Mr. Ex

    The title says “3.1.2”

  • Mark

    I just tried to jail break my 3GS in order to unlock my phone. It finished rebooting but the blackrain icon didn't show up on my homepage. Any advice on what I may be doing wrong?

  • ddag

    i just tried to jailbreak my ipod touch and it has been stuck on done waiting for reboot for like a half an hour what do i do?

  • Chelan

    WOW this soooo did not work for me. phone went into recovery mode and then Nothing Nada… Had to restore and fortunately am back to 'normal'
    would be more than happy to make a BIG donation if I could get my phone unlocked… not sure if I did something wrong, followed the stesp i think exactly…

  • Richy

    I have followed all instructions. after the unlocking process, i put the sim card in and restart the phone. i get a slight chance of hope in confirmation that the unlock worked, it reads tmobile in the top left corner. full service. but it's on a connect to itunes screen because an unfamiliar sim is detected. can anyone help? thanks for your time

  • orgera

    so by unlocking my rogers iphone, I am able to unlock it and use the bell mobility sim card and it will work
    ?

  • John

    When are we expecting a Jailbreak for 3.13 firmware? Is is possible to go back to 3.12 firmware and use this jailbreak?

  • karimsoueid95

    my carrier logo dosent showww help me !!! not even the logo i cnt call or such

  • greatfuluser

    wow wow wow the best i seen so far thanks donation will be made.
    Thanks

  • Brian

    Okay, I have an iPhone 3g, I just ran the blackra1n program (in windows) and everything seems to work fine, however when the device goes to reboot, it has taken about 20 minutes so far, is this normal or should it go faster? If I just shut it off the jailbreak doesnt work

  • briana

    Hey my iphone has been waiting for reboot for a while? how long did it take other people? more then 10 minutes?

  • Mike

    Can this be used with Virgin Mobile SIM or am I tuck with GSM? Doesnt matter I would guess right?

  • max

    it didnt work… it just says “done. waiting for reboot” and doesnt reboot… wtf? i have an iphone 2g

  • Jerry

    I have Rogers phone and it doesn't show the icon on the phone when the reboot s complete, any ideas? thanks

  • Bruce Mc

    I found this blog that reported that the release of iPhone 3.1.3 is available.

    http://www.blackra1n.biz

  • jeanmajor

    Any news on Jailbreak for iPhone 3GS firmwear 3.1.3

  • jeanmajor

    Hi, Any one has news on the new jailbreak for iPhone 3GS firmwear 3.1.3

  • newkidonboard

    I am trying to Revert my iPhone 3GS back to “Normal” from Blackra1n unlock because whenever I turn off iPhone, that screen of USB cable connecting to iTune will show up and I need to re-connect the computer before I can use the iPhone and few times I don't have the computer with me, sigh.

    Anyway, when I open iTunes and plug my iPhone 3GS via the USB. iTunes asks for upgrading to 3.1.3 I don't seem to be able to run BACKUP. If I proceed to 3.1.3, will I lost all my current data/contacts/photo in the iPhone? Please, please help.

  • tmot1

    Ok I have tried this and nothing works. I get it to the rebooting point but it never reboots. So I just unplug reboot Iphone and it works as normal

  • Wuju

    Anyone has a good tutorial on how to restore to 3.1.2 now since Apple check your iphone with their server and the “Shift” + Restore methods to select the ipsw file wouldn't work anymore. It's very annoying.

    I use a PC and I've checked in with Cydia prior to my iPhone is dead now.

  • Mike

    Guys, This is my story and hope someone can help.

    Been using my unlocked iPhone 3Gs I received lastX-Mas without issues and extremely pleased. About 2 wks ago I replied Yes to the iTunes message to upgrade the iPhone (I don't know what got into me then) and I've been locked out since.
    Went through the steps above to no success, the iPhone goes to emergency call screen and iTunes says the SIM card is not recognized. I'm at a loss including others I've asked for help. My iPhone had a PWD to get in perhaps this may complicate matters more .. don't know!

    I even purchased the blackrain on the web (yes, that's the desperation I'm at at the moment), their help desk is not responding to my emails and I'm left out in the cold. Can anyone help me out … PLEASE !!!!!

  • Mike

    if you have your SHSHs file backup on cydia you can downgrade to 3.1.2. and try to jailbreak/unlock again.

  • meegan

    I have a 2g iphone from the US running on AT&T. I'm moving to Canada – so can I use my same iphone on Rogers network if I “unlock” it?

  • Andrew

    Hello
    Jailbreak out for 3.1.3
    Sorry no unlock yet for baseband 05.12.1
    Located in Toronto sorry -(
    adifolco@gmail.com

  • Andrew

    Hello
    Jailbreak out for 3.1.3
    Sorry no unlock yet for baseband 05.12.1
    Located in Toronto sorry -(
    adifolco@gmail.com

  • Jc_ns

    HI, does the sim card need to be in phone or out of phone during the unlocking? Please any input before i attempt this! I have a Telus iphone but want to run on Rogers!

  • Jc_ns

    HI, does the sim card need to be in phone or out of phone during the unlocking? Please any input before i attempt this! I have a Telus iphone but want to run on Rogers!

  • Babyylia

    I'll sell you my iphone 3G jail broken for $500. It's originally a bell phone

  • goggles

    how long does it take for the reboot … i’ve been waiting for long time

  • wish_i_never_used_this_site

    i followed your direction on how to unlocked an iphone thats already jailbroken and now my phone wont even turn on. it just stays on the apple logo screen. thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • danley0022

    For ATT users, if you want to unlock any thing, you can check out attiphoneunlocking, its a great site, i have been using it for years, unlocked many of my phones.

  • danley0022

    If any of you have your phone locked to ATT and looking for unlock, you might want to check out attiphoneunlocking