By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 20, 2011
Getting confused from all of the Ra1n? There’s BlackRa1n, LimeRa1n, PurpleRa1n, and the upcoming RubyRa1n. It’s enough to confuse even the best meteorologist.
To add to the level of confusion, someone(s) impersonating renowed iPhone hacker GeoHot has released a site called Ra1nb0wRa1n with little to no fan fare.
The fact that it received hardly any pub before going live was the first thing that struck us as weird. The fact that the site is actually pointing to a Chinese website, is the real thing that sent up our red flags.
For the record, although the site’s whois records feature Hotz’s name and a New Jersey residence, Ra1nb0wRa1n does not appear to be associated with GeoHot in any way, shape, or form…
By Sebastien Page on Jul 6, 2009
PurpleRa1n, the iPhone 3GS jailbreak developed by young hacker GeoHot, has finally been released for Mac users too.
You asked for it, and we delivered. I’m not a mac coder, so AriX and westbaer stepped up to do it. 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.
I updated the PurpleRa1n tutorial.
Note that PurpleRa1n is not a perfect jailbreak and that many apps won’t work (ie. WinterBoard). Jailbreak at your own risks…
By Sebastien Page on Jul 4, 2009
Since the release of PurpleRa1n, the first iPhone 3GS jailbreak, you are now able to unlock your iPhone 3GS.
To do so, you first have to jailbreak your iPhone with PurpleRa1n (see PurpleRa1n tutorial), and then, simply install UltraSn0w from Cydia.
It’s that simple! Note that even though PurpleRa1n got an update, it’s still a little buggy.
By Sebastien Page on Jul 4, 2009
GeoHot, the hacker behind the first iPhone 3GS jailbreak, posted the RC2 version of PurpleRa1n. When it first came out yesterday, PurpleRa1n only supported Windows XP SP2 32 Bit. It’s now been updated and along with other improvements, it supports Vista and Windows 7.
Vista, Windows 7, International, 64-bit support
Less flakiness in the payload
Cydia tar cleaned up
Improved logging with slightly more useful errors
New kernel patches, codesign errors gone. Props posixninja
Added vm_map +x, passed vm_check
No winterboard yet, but now that ball is in Saurik’s court
Still in beta, use caution
As you can see, WinterBoard still won’t work but there is some major improvements. You may download PurpleRa1n from our iPhone downloads page (read PurpleRa1n tutorial). Use at your own risks though…
By Sebastien Page on Jul 3, 2009
Not even a week after showing solid proofs of a successful iPhone 3GS jailbreak, GeoHot officially released PurpleRa1n, a tool to jailbreak the iPhone 3GS. The Dev Team planned to release their 3GS jailbreak after the OS 3.1 update but GeoHot just couldn’t wait.
Normally I don’t make tools for the general public, and rather wait for the dev team to do it. But guys, whats up with waiting until 3.1? That isn’t how the game is played. We release, Apple fixes, we find new holes. It isn’t worth waiting because you might have the “last” hole in the iPhone. What last hole…this isn’t golf. I’ll find a new one next week. Also your purplera1nyday files ensure that you can always get back to a jailbroken state, so if you have it it’s just a matter of tools.
Before going through a short PurpleRa1n tutorial, there are a few things you need to know:
- This is a beta release with some major hiccups. It is not stable at all.
- PurpleRa1n only works with 32 Bit Windows XP SP2 works fine on Windows and Mac
- You must have the latest version of iTunes installed
- The jailbreak is incomplete and many apps won’t work (ie WinterBoard)
Jump the break to read the full tutorial. Read More