purplera1n kills 3GS, i give up on jailbreaking

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by macrumors-james, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. macrumors-james macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2009
    I've given up on jailbreaking. Tried the guide on crunchgear to install purplerain and it just killed my phone. Purplerain crashed halfway thru and it wiped the phone in the process.


    I'm currently doing a complete restore but this jailbreak stuff is just too much of a hassle on the 3GS, DFU mode doesn't even work on the 3GS.
  2. dread macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2009
    You are supposed to use Blackrain, not purplerain
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    LMAO :D
    Wow, good thing he's giving up on jailbreaking cause he really sucks at it :D
    You're supposed to use Blackrain not the 6 month old purplerain hack.
    Also DFU mode does work for the 3GS, you might not know how to put it into DFU but it works for all iphones.
  4. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
  5. macrumors-james thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2009
  6. macrumors-james thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2009
    No, it doesn't:

    I haven't found a single thread or video or blog or anything of anyone with a 3GS showing DFU working. All I keep finding is people with old phones saying it works and people with 3GS phones saying it doesn't work.
  7. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    What tethering problem with blackra1n? Works fine for me. Can't put your 3GS in DFU mode? I did it twice to jailbreak. Your doing something wrong.
  8. Bakakage macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2009
    I have a 3GS and had to go into DFU once after I got the boot screen of death when I tried to reset my network settings. It worked fine for me and my phone is back in working order, just keep holding the home button and itunes will eventually pop up. Anyway update to the latest firmware and use blackra1n. You are obviously doing something wrong on your end, I suggest a bit more reading.
  9. macrumors-james thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2009
    I've done the reading, watched the numerous youtube videos, couldn't get it to work and I've read that other people could not get it to work on 3GS phones.

    Everything indicates that it does not work on 3GS, I don't need to read anymore. When I follow the instructions and can't get it to work, then do searches and see others saying it does not work, that's enough for me.
  10. radioBirdman macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2009
    have you tried Blackra1n? I'm a total iPhone newb and I've jailbroken my wife's and my 3GSs with no problems at all.

    Granted, we were lucky to get week 39 and 40 3GSs with the older boot-rom so they are not tethered, but from what I have read, Blackra1n still works on the new boot-rom (if that is relevant to you) - you just need to re-run Blackra1n if and when you need to restart your phone.

    Pretty simple really?
  11. TheIguana macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2004
    Funny, I just did exactly what iClarified says on my 3GS and it seemed to work just fine...

    Attached Files:

  12. DrawnToLife macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2009
    Lemme just get caught up.
    He tired to use someone for firmware 3.0 on his iPhone.
    He doesn't think that his iPhone 3GS can go into DFU mode.

    Kay I hope I'm right with that. Now for my answer.
    First of all, use Blackra1n RC3.
    Second, your jailbreak will only be tethered if you have an iPhone purchased after a specific point in time. And besides, I never turn off my iPod, and I don't see why you would need to turn off your iPhone.
  13. nyfinest32 macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2007
    ur obviously doing something wrong. there are plenty of people including me that were successful in getting the 3gs in DFU mode.
  14. renewed macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2009
    Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
    Could this work?

    I have a 3G and the 3G guide worked perfectly. I assume it would work for the 3GS, well as long as it isn't the newest shipments.
  15. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Guize seriously!! He red and wached uTOob videows! 3GS jus CAN'T do DFU!!


    I hope you don't carry this attitude into the real world.
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yes it does. I put my 3GS in dfu mode plenty of times.
  17. sexysole macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2009
  18. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    I have a 3GS (in fact, I've had two of them), and both of them have gone into DFU mode without any problems. In fact, would you like me to do it and post a screenshot for you of my OS X System Profiler which will even show it as being in DFU mode? Anything to stop people from claiming things as fact without trying it for themselves - if you can't get it into DFU mode then it's a user issue, nothing to do with the phone.
  19. Blinkwing macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2009
    New Zealand
    I've DFU'd my 3GS, my friend's 3GS and an Apple store's 3GS, dunno what the issue is :s
  20. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community

    I have had both my 3GS phones in DFU mode several times in the last 2 months.

    It is very doable and I can usually do it the first time.

    Sorry to say this, but it's operator error, just like the reason you somehow got the idea purplera1n would JB a 3GS phone with new firmware. :rolleyes:
  21. fishmd macrumors 68000


    Jun 18, 2008
    Sunny South Florida
    To the original thread starter, please for the love of all that is Apple, do not try to jailbreak your phone. It is well above your level of expertise. Just drop the usb cable and turn around and walk calmly away. :cool::p
  22. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    1) Purplera1n won't work with the new firmware.

    2) The tethered jailbreak is not a result of the method used to jailbreak; it is a result of the new version of iBoot on the newest 3GSs. If you have such a phone, your jailbreak will be tethered.

    3) The 3GS can, in fact, be placed into DFU mode. You have to time your moves right, but ultimately if you can't get into DFU mode it's because you aren't doing it right. I put the 3GS I'm typing this on into DFU mode on the first try.

    TheIguana: the picture you posted is of a phone in Recovery Mode, not DFU mode. Not that this changes the fact that the 3GS can be put in DFU mode.

    ETA: Just for fun I just put my phone in DFU mode. Took me two tries (first time I held the sleep/power button about half a second too long).
  23. pixelated macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2008
    tethering problems? that thread refers to a problem known as tethering.
    did you think blackra1n is responsible for the tethered JB and that you could get round it by using purplera1n?
  24. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    So you thought that using purplera1n instead of blackra1n could bypass the tethered jailbreak problem, and you seriously think that DFU mode doesn't exist in the 3GS's?

    Don't jailbreak. Jailbreaking is above your level of expertise.

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