Iphone 3g 3.1.2 using Blackra1n not working!!!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Kevinnijjar23, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Kevinnijjar23 macrumors member

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    Ok so im trying to jailbreak my iphone 3g running on OS 3.1.2 and i downloaded blackra1n rc1 and every time i hit make it rain all my phone does is it gets stuck on entering recovery and all it gives me is the connect iphone to itunes.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated :D
     
  2. fdxgnd macrumors regular

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    Hi. Close itunes when your phone is in recovery mode. Close blackrain too. Then run blackrain again. Every time I do it I have to run it 2 times. It works. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Kevinnijjar23 thread starter macrumors member

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    ive tried doing what your saying but now in blackra1n it just says waiting for device:confused::confused::confused:


    No that it completed it gave me the screen that says enjoy jailbreak and etc and wait for reboot but when the phone reboots theres no blackra1n app
     
  4. fdxgnd macrumors regular

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    unplug your phone. Plug it back in and wait for itunes to come up and say phone found in recovery mode. Hit ok and close itunes completely. Then blackrain again.
     
  5. Kevinnijjar23 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ive tried all these steps and now im just angry cause ive been trying to do the so called fastest jailbreak ever since 9 am and its 3 pm so wtf

    Im using rc3 now my phone is all booted up no jailbreak and when i tried ur step it goes back to the wire plug into itunes screen so WTFFFFF
     
  6. FoxMcWeezer macrumors regular

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    Are you 100% sure it's 3.1.2? This happened to me but then I upgraded to 3.1.2 and it worked with RC3
     
  7. Kevinnijjar23 thread starter macrumors member

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    ya im 100% sure its on 3.1.2 i just checked on itunes but the thing is that blackra1n says ur iphone has been jailbroken but geohots face doesnt come up on my screen and when my phone reboots theres no blackra1n
     
  8. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    I'd recommend you do a clean 3.1.2 restore (use DFU mode), redownload rc3, and run it again.
     
  9. pippakay macrumors member

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    no luck

    i'm having the same problem where the iphone gets stuck on recovery. i get the 'enjoy your jailbroken iphone' message but the phone never leaves recovery mode. shutting down/unplugging/rebooting doesn't help.

    iphone 3g running 3.1.2 on a powerbook g4, os 10.4.11 :apple:

    i've tried a ridiculous number of times, with a variety of permutations. have re-downloaded firmware, blackra1n, have done a restore, have tried with and without holding down home/power buttons. just can't get it to work. if i re-run blackra1n while the phone still shows the recovery screen (without powering off) it crashes blackra1n.

    either i'm missing something, the software is buggy or there's some common thread to the people having the same problem that i haven't discovered yet.

    it's clear that blackra1n is 'talking' to my phone, but somewhere in the process the communication breaks down and i get stuck with the itunes/usb plug (recovery) icon and no jailbreak.

    any ideas?
     
  10. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Your OS is probably too old to support all this.
     
  11. Cinemagic macrumors 6502

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    As others have suggested:

    1. Restore your iPhone with the legit 3.1.2.
    2. Make sure iTunes and iTunes Helper are closed. In Utilities>Activity Monitor you'll find that iTunes Helper is running. Close it.
    3. Now run blackra1n. If everything seems t go well, but the iPhone seems stuck for a period of time, just restart the iPhone. Look and see if blackra1n in installed in the phone.
    4. Run blackra1n on the iPhone.
     
  12. pippakay macrumors member

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    bummer. thanks for the fast response, though.

    i'd seen some anecdotal reports from people who were able to jailbreak w/my os, so i thought i'd give it a shot.
     
  13. tink.tel.44 macrumors newbie

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    stuck stuck stuck

    im having the same problems and ive tried closing blackra1n then doing it twice n everything but it just stays with the GeoHot guy on the screen, and blackra1n says its done, wait for reeboot and ive waited forever.
    somebody mentioned something about the os being to old??
    what was ment by that?
    im unlocking my 2g, does that affect it at all?
    please help ive tried for so long to unlock it, n now im really stuffed.:confused::confused::(
     
  14. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    When I did it, I found that I had to have the Apple Mobile Service and iTunes Helper running, and iTunes open. Don't know why but if you've been closing any of them maybe try it again that way.
     
  15. pippakay macrumors member

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    fwiw, i finally had success--used my husband's laptop running xp.

    downloaded itunes, downloaded blackra1n, restarted the computer and it worked on the first try. did not have to do any gyrations of closing programs, holding buttons on the phone, nothing. it just worked.
     

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