Waiting time is over! The long-awaited BlackRa1n jailbreak by GeoHot is now available for download.

So, what is blackra1n? blackra1n is a 30 second ALL device 3.1.2 jailbreak. Even the ipt3, but the ipt3 is tethered. In order to boot it, just rerun blackra1n. As far as donations go, they are much appreciated, but not until after blackra1n works for you. I never ask for donations before the tool is released.

Warning 3g and 3gs unlockers, do not upgrade to 3.1.2 using iTunes if you want to keep your unlock. Baseband cannot be downgraded. Check out the dev team’s offerings. Also blackra1n doesn’t hacktivate.

UPDATE: This post is outdated. There is now an easier way to jailbreak the iPhone. Click here for more info.

There are a few important things to note about BlackRa1n:

  • BlackRa1n can jailbreak OS 3.1 and 3.1.2
  • BlackRa1n is for Windows only so far. If you’re using Windows 7 , run BlackRa1n as an admin with “Windows XP Compatibility” mode by enabling it from the “Properties” tab
  • BlackRa1n does not hacktivate your iPhone, which means you must be using an official carrier
  • BlackRa1n does not unlock the iPhone
  • iPhone 3G and 3GS users should not upgrade to 3.1.2 if they want to keep their unlock. You will have to wait for an updated version of PwnageTool if you want to unlock the latest OS.
  • the iPod Touch 3G is supported but it is a tethered jailbreak which means you’ll have to use BlackRa1n everytime you want to boot your iTouch

This is the RC1 of BlackRa1n and it is still a little buggy so be careful.

I think it’s worth highlighting again that if you want to keep your unlock, you should NOT update to 3.1.2. Simply wait for the Dev Team to update PwnageTool.

You can download BlackRa1n from the website or from our downloads section. I will be writing wrote a BlackRa1n tutorial. Check it out for more information on how to use BlackRa1n: BlackRa1n jailbreak guide & tutorial.

  • My Itunes recovery mode isn’t helping…. My ipod tells me that it needs to be Hooked up to my itunes account!!!! Help

  • Matt

    Hey i have a question i hope some1 could help me out here. Well i was trying to snyc my iphone with th eitune so i could get the music from my comp and pass to the iphone, so it had a msg for an update and i did it, so now it says that my sim card is not valid anymore and i cant get it to work and acces my info on the iphon, im freaking pisssed does any1 know what i should do to get back to normal..?????

    • mai

      hi matt..i just read your problem..and i have the same problem too..so do you have solution to your prob.?please response..

  • monju

    hi ineed black rain softwere but i can’t found it from any where i’m steel trying but ican’t downloaded.if any budy have this softwere can you send in my e-mail address i will really appricate you

  • trigger

    Jailbroke two iphones without any initial problems, but eventually they both locked up completely and required a full recovery (which wiped out everything on the phone). One quit working after using a South Park app, and the other quit working after using the Internet Tethering feature (which initially worked for several days before dying). Backup your phone before jailbreaking it. Any advice on what may have caused these problems would be appreciated.

  • lauren

    can i jailbreak 2nd generation ipod

  • Manu

    if i jailbreak my ipod touch 2nd gen(3.1.2) succesfully, will i be able to restore it to original firmware and settings as if i have just bought it?? just in case i dont like my ipod jailbroken? or is it impossible to restore your ipod to original settings after you jailbreak it?

  • it is fuckin gay

  • Lynn

    i got a problem with my iphone my phone is all ready jailbreak but they told me to rejailbreak so what i have to do they ask me to download the firmare 3.1.3 can someone tell me what to do ?

  • slick

    do not use black rain you will damage the apple software on your phone!!!!!! stay away

  • Jude crawford

    Should I have iTunes running when I try to jailbrake my iPhone with blackrain3? I have 3gs with 3.1.2 firmware.

  • harris

    i have iphone version 3.1.3…can i unlock it?

  • Lynn

    Can someone help me to rejailbreak with my iphone ?

  • ola

    I am trying to jailbreak my phone, I had the 3.1.12 itunes and its been stok on done wait for reboot for the last hour, what do I do next?

  • karlj

    ok so i first downloaded the blackrain. then i ran it. the box came up saying make it rain. i clicked it and it sayed entering recovery mode. then it sayed done, wait to reboot. so i waited but the screen was just black with the backlight on. i tried it all over again and the same thing happened. so i held the home button and the power button until the apple came up, then i let go of just the power button. the usb cable and itunes pic came up and i was still holding the home button waiting to see the geo dude’s face but nothing happened. can someone help me out????

  • thomas

    I cannot get this to work at all everytime i load the blackra1n.exe it says system error ASL.dll is missing from computer??

    im on 3.1.2 windows 7 64bit, please help!

  • Jacob

    So I used this and now my Iphone wont turn on at all. It will bring up the apple screen and shut it self off. How do I fix this?

  • josh

    how come it wont work on windows 2000

  • Tyrone H


  • wazza

    i have already Jailbroken my iphone 3gs 3.1.2. now how should i install cydia. can u please help me out.

  • martin

    hi every one,
    does blackra1n work in windows 7?
    i tried it for many times but it didet work,
    could you plz help me and tell me what to do
    tancks alot:D

  • koka

    cannot get this to work at all everytime i load the blackra1n.exe it says system error ASL.dll is missing from computer??

    have 3.1.2 and vista

  • sam

    when i try to run the blackra1n, it shows an error.,., help me plss/././.

  • sam

    i have same problems as KOKA.,.,.,it shows error.,.,Asl.dll missing .,.,\
    i hv vista and 3.1.2

  • koka
  • odi

    it asking me to update my itunes but it’s update already so it’s not working for me.

  • arminder

    i have a iphone 3
    and i need to update it to 4.something and can i still unlock it ?

  • Bob

    U LOOK LIK A FCKN FATASS FAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • This problem also occurs while trying to jailbreak iPhone using Blackra1n, when running the executable will give you an error saying that ASL.dll is missing as shown in the above screenshot.

    The solution for this is simple, you will need to place the Blackra1n executables in the Apple folder under Common files in Program Files. The folder would be located in the following locations:

    32 Bit – C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support

    64 Bit – C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support

    Once you copy the blackra1n executable to the above folder, create a shortcut for it on the desktop and double-click it to run it as usual.

    Update: If you continue having problems with Blackra1n, you can use the new Spirit tool to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.3 and others.


    does it work with the iphone 3g updated to 4.2