It’s here! Blacksn0w is here! @geohot has released the blacksn0w tool bundled into blackra1n RC3, well in advance. He had been teasing users with sneak peek and videos over the last few days. But now, he has released the blacksn0w tool to unlock both iPhone 3G and 3GS running on iphone OS 3.1.2 which works for baseband 05.11.07 as well, a day before the scheduled date.

BlackRa1n RC3 which is bundle with blackSn0w also enables official tethering. Blackra1n RC3 is by far the fastest and the most complete jailbreaking and unlocking tool for iPhone running on the latest iPhone 3.1.2 firmware. Blackra1n, has been updated to RC3, with hacktivation support, 15 second speed improvement, Tiger+PPC support, and installation of the latest

The latest RC3 version includes blacksn0w which can unlock iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS running 05.11.07 baseband. Follow the simple step-by-step guide below to jailbreak all iPhone’s (2G/3G/3GS) and iPod touches (1G/2G/3G) on firmware 3.1.2.


How to Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.2 with blackRa1n RC3?

Step 1: Download and install the latest version of iTunes if you haven’t already. (download link ).

Step 2: You will now need to first update/restore to the original iPhone OS firmware 3.1.2 on your iPhone by using the latest version of iTunes.

Download iPhone OS 3.1.2 for iPhone 2G
Download iPhone OS 3.1.2 for iPhone 3G
Download iPhone OS 3.1.2 for iPhone 3GS

Step 3: Download blackra1n RC3 for Windows or Mac (download link at the end of the post).

Step 4: Start blackra1n app. If you are running it on Windows 7 or Vista, run the app with “Windows XP Compatibility” mode by enabling it from the “Properties” tab to avoid any errors during the jailbreak process.

Step 5: Click on “make it ra1n”


Your iPhone will be placed in recovery mode


Step 6: Let the app do its thing and wait for the phone to automatically reboot.


Step 7: You should now have “blackra1n” in the list of applications on your iPhone. Run “blackra1n” app and select the packages you want to install like “Cydia”. This will jailbreak your iPhone or iPod touch on iPhone 3.1.2 firmware.

Step 8: Finally reboot your iPhone. That’s it! You should now have fully jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch running on firmware 3.1.2.

Unlock iPhone 3.1.2 firmware 05.11.07 Baseband
: Follow the step-by-step guide posted here to unlock your iPhone 3G and 3GS on 3.1.2 firmware with 05.11.07 baseband

Download blackra1n RC3

Update: GPS, Youtube, WiFi Fix after blackra1n jailbreak


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208 thoughts on “Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.2 with blackra1n RC3

  1. I already ran the Blackra1n app and it worked fine, but after it rebooted I didnt get the blackra1n logo, does anybody know why that is? Im trying to unlock my iphone with a mac.


  2. I have jail breaked i phone with 3.1.2 firmware and 05.11.07 baseband.
    Downloaded blackra1n, clicked and phone got rebooted but I cannot find blackra1n icon on my phone spring board.
    Anybody can help?

  3. i downloaded blackrain and after it puts the phone in recovery nothing happens the iphone just has the connect to itunes screen

  4. Does not work, I have a 3GS, everything runs ok, but when it gets to the last screen, “Done, wait for reboot” that is it. it never reboots and when you finally, reboot the iphone manually, nothing happens.

    • mine too, go under settings, about, and look at your model number, if your model number starts with an MC your iphone/ipod touch will not jailbreak, if your model number starts with an MB you can jailbreak it. not many people know this.

  5. Ok, for everybody who has the itunes pb, here is the solution cause i had the same pb and firgured it out: Sync iphone, then eject BUT don’t remove from pc, then click “make it rain” and DO NOT click on the error message that itunes pops up, just go by the flow, then your iphone will reboot and have blackra1n on it… ! If it works out, you’re welcome, ^^ !

    • Ok so! I have the 32 GB 3GS iphone with AT&T service. I upgraded the Itunes version to the latest. I have downloaded to the 3.1.2 for the iphone. I have downloaded the black rain application and have done the make it rain thing & reboot over 10 times now and still do not get the black rain app on my iphone. I read on another site to make the black rain compatible with my windows checking an certain box on the properties section but this caused my iphone to get standby on the iphone & I tunes plug icon. I unchecked it and went back to normal. I have Windows vista. So basically I have done everything. I want black rain on my I phone to get all the app for Iphone. not to use it with another service carrier! Plleeeeeease help!


  6. YEAH !! geohot is powerfull its work perfectly.So now i am fan of geohot. Only one human vs ten for the dev team and the winner issssssss GEOHOT 😀


  7. Do i need the sim card in the phone while doing the jailbreak?
    Also, will it affect any of my other apps, like do I need to re-install everything after the jailbreak?

  8. After step 2 you are missing some instructions.
    After the download of the firmware follow this:
    Plug in the iphone to your computer.
    turn off the phone.
    Now you need to get into DFU mode.
    Hold onto to the power button for 3 seconds.
    Then hold onto the home button on the iphone for 10 seconds ( do not release your finger from the power button).
    Then release the power button for 30 seconds while still holding down on the hold button.
    Then Itunes should say recovery mode was detected.
    Now on a mac, you need hold onto alt and then restore.
    On Windows, hold shift and then restore.
    Now you can choose the 3.1.2 firmware that you downloaded from this site.
    Now you can follow the rest of the direction.

  9. How long do I need to wait for my iPone to restart? In fact, I have follow the step to “blackra1n” entering rcovery…, but it seem to stuck on that point with the iTune asking to rcovery my iPhone.

    I have tried also to follow *[B4U]*’s steps and steve’s as well, but seem everything appeares the same to me. I have to reboot iPhone manually and re-enter iTune recovery (using steve’s steps) again and again (I have wait for 2 hours max) for about 5 times now.

    I’m admitted that I new in iPhone 3Gs but I have done this once on my girlfriend’s 2G (could not remember if it blackra1n or other app for jailbreak). Also, I have used MS PPC from the wince3 till 6.1 and hack almost everything that have steps provided in the web.

    Please help as I do not know what to do next.

    Thanks in advance for all your guys helpm

  10. I tried it a couple of times – without success:

    3G 8GB – OrangePL branded
    MBP 10.5.8
    The latest iTunes 9.0.2
    The latest firmwareupdate 3.1.2

    I startet blackra1n, its entered the revovery mode and startet iTunes.
    iTunes tried to connect wiht the apple server – I think with the Server for iPhone Software Updates – and in this moment blackra1n crashed – the Ignore; Report…; Restart – Dialog appeared.

    Any idea what i do wrong?? Thx for your help!

  11. C’mon, i told you what to do, it’s simple:
    1) connect your iphone and let sync,
    2) eject but DO NOT unplug,
    3) start blackra1n,
    4) DO NOT TOUCH anything, let the phone be,
    5) iphone will reboot and is jailbroken,
    6) click on blackra1n icone on iphone, and voila… !

    That should work, it did for me !

    Ps: i’m using a mac…

    • i got a similar problem. i jailbroke my 2g nd i have no service wat so ever. the internet will work if i connect to wifi but i cant really do shit if im not near it. idk wat to do ive never unlocked an iphone b4 nd this is my first one that i bought off my mans. i dont have at&t i got a prepaid sidekick plan t-mobile sim

  12. I have a serious problem.

    Although I followed the directions perfectly, there is no

    email or phone or app store applications.

    those are important.

    please, any help would be appreciated.

  13. I fixed it

    For this to work, you must not only update the firmware, you must also update the carrier settings.


    jailbreak win

  14. *[BFU]* i am SO close to figuring this out. I followed your directions works just fine but when it reboots it reboots with the usb connect icon and doesnt ever go to the homepage. i tried with 4 separate iphone 3gs’ brand new and they all give me the same problem. after the geohot person and the reboot it comes up with the usb icon and i have to restore via itunes.

    • I ran into the same problem as r2suede, I run blackra1n and the program goes to the entering recovery part and hangs up there. Then the phone has the USB and iTunes screen and hangs up there. I too tried to ‘eject’ the iPhone from iTunes and repeat the same steps and have the same results, making me have to restore my iPhone completely. I even tried manually restarting the iPhone a number of times and nothing seems to work.

      Here are my phone specs:

      16GB 3GS, firmware 3.1.2 and baseband 5.11.07

      Also, I am using windows vista 32-bit. I even tried opening the program using windows XP SP2 compatibility and everything hangs up at the same place. Thank in advance for the help guys, u guys rock!

      • Ok, it seems to work now. After running the steps mentioned above, I closed blackra1n and changed the compatibility back to normal compatibility (unchecked the box) and the program ran as advertised! Great job guys! I will donate some money, cause u guys fucking rock!! THX again!

        • Dudes!!! THANK YOU!!!! I WAS GOING NUTS! I tried everything that everyone was saying, and finally after unchecking the compatibility mode it ran like butter!

          So to be exact: I plugged in the iPhone 3GS
          Ejected it from itunes
          Unchecked “run in compatibility for XP”, instead ran Blackra1n natural.
          Made sure all of the apple programs were turned off using task manager.
          Ran the program… didn’t do anything, so I just activated my iPhone screen and tried again.
          That’s it, it ran and was done in less than 30 seconds.

  15. im having problems jailbreaking my iphone. I have 3G 8G, updated to firm 3.1.2 with a new baseband. I ran blackrain, iphone rebooted fine. Then I went into the blackrain app on my iphone and installed cydia and rebooted iphone again. Then I tried to sync back all my apps and only the ones downloaded for free got uploaded to my iphone. All the other ones from won’t get uploaded. It seems like the jailbreak didn’t work at all. I strictly followed all the procedures and still nothing. Any help would be appreciated.

  16. I have 3g 8gb, winXP, i have deleted itunes(as suggested after repeated failure of jailbreak) and firmware 3.1.2….I get hung up with a black screen after blackra1n starts to run and after the restore USB and itunes cd screen…but can reset back to springboard.tried over and over, i have created new admin user unblocked the blackra1n file and still not getting the blackra1n logo to show up and jailbreak to finish though it states it’s done once it reboots,but never auto reboots??????????? Why won’t it work for me? tried holding the home and power button combo..nothing different happened. any other suggestions?

  17. I did install blackrain but when i look into my cell and is installed but say after please selec a packaged; check your internet connection. and nothing else like cydia or snow. What can i do to fix this???????? thanks for the help.

  18. @r2suede: euh, got a lil’ question, did you close itunes, because you gotta let it open… i did it exactly how i said in my steps on a MAC, and it worked fine with my 3G and now just fine with my 3GS…
    1) connect your iphone and let sync,
    2) eject (button right next to the iphone’s name), DO NOT unplug OR close itunes,
    3) start blackra1n and “make it rain”,
    4) DO NOT TOUCH anything, let the phone be,
    5) iphone will reboot and is jailbroken,
    6) click on blackra1n icone on iphone and install cydia and blacksnow, and voila… !
    Sorry, but if pb persists, i can’t help cause my phone JB perfectly (except when i was trying to JB by closing down itunes or clicking the error message) !

  19. my problem was i had an iphone 3g u need to put blAck tear in c drive
    the open it as administrator then just do it the normal way and it worked

  20. my iphone bought 2 weeks ago, i use blackrain rc3, i break it, but verytime i restart the phone, ineed to run RC3 again.
    Thank you

    • Euh, i kinda had that pb as well, were i wanted to reinstall blackrain on my iphone to desinstall cydia and reinstall it, but each time i used blackrain, after my iphone rebooted, there was no icon, so the only thing i can tell you to do is, restore your iphone settings and then try again… !

  21. I Jailbroke and unlocked my iphone 3g 3.2.1 about 3 days ago using blackra1n rc3. The unlock and jailbreak was extremely successful, and i wish i would have done this a lot sooner. One issue, I am on T-mobile network, and i cannot get 3G coverage, nor can i access the internet. I have changed my plan so that it has the internet on the plan but everytime i go to acces a webpage or any apps, it says cant connect to internet….What can i do to fix this??? I really need help. PLease send any responses to I will forever be grateful if someone can help me out with this…..

    • If you are on tmboiles network, go to the tmobile website, in the search field type “iphone internet”. Once the list of blogs load select, the one titled “Iphone questions answered” (sorry if this is not the exact verbiage, but the blog has an august post date. Once you open that there is a list of steps to take to get internet access and mms back on the unlocked iphone…. there are a few stipulations but they are listed with troubleshooting ideas if for some reason it didnt work. as you can see i posted on here twice to get the question answered but couldnt get it right!!! helped a ton!

  22. I successfully jailbroke my 3g iphone. I put my Tmobile sim card in the phone and it does get signal, but never 3g coverage. I also, have an issue with the internet, and running apps. anytime i try to access the net it says that i need a data package. I HAVE a data package….. is there anyway to trouble shoot this??? as i want to donate to the GEoHot but it not functioning as i thought it would. PLEASE HELP!!!

  23. Hi
    I used blackra1n on my ipod touch followed all the instructions and cydia did work on the ipod. My problem is that now if i restart the ipod it goes back into restore mode where i see the connect to itunes symbols and when i do connect to itunes it asks me to restore. when i do restore i lose everything… the blackra1n icon and all other apps and music. It goes right back to the factory setting. PLEASE HELP PLEASE…

  24. all works fine expect after each reboot the phone stays in the recovery mode and i run “make it rain” again..obviously not going to work unless i always have my laptop with me..why does it stay in recovery mode after reboot? when will there be a fix for this?

  25. I installed the blackrain program worked fine installed winterboard and then it rebooted and never turned on again…. what do i do now???? everytime i turn on my phone or plug it in and just the apple screen appears im using a 3GS 3.1 please help!

  26. i just jailbrake mine with blackra1n rc3. but as i tried to syncronised apps that i’ve download from appulous with latest itunes, somehow it stated error and could not install! does anyone know how to fix this? appreciate your help guys!

  27. The first time i did this, it wouldn’t connect to the internet, so i deleted the icon. I just tried downloading it again and it worked, except when i go to look for the icon, its not there…. HELPPPP!

    • Hey, im having the same problem. I cant find the icon on my iPhone 3g no matter how many times i jailbrake it. Are you able to get it right? Please let me know how did you do it. Thanks and much appreciated….

  28. I downloaded blackra1n RC3 on to my iphone 3g. It got installed fine but when i opened that app on the phone it shows please connect to the internet. I do have wifi but its not connecting. Moreover, the wifi itself is not working. I deleted the blackra1n RC3 from the iphone but still the wifi is not working. I restarted the phone but the prob stil remains …. anyone have any idea whts going on?? pls help me out guys ….

  29. i need some help please. i jailbroke my 3gs and 3g and they both work fine. I jailbroke my friends 2g and the jailbreak went fine, but i go into the black rain app and cydia or rock wont download. is anyone else experiencing this problem or know how to fix it.??

  30. Bought IP 3GS in Italy, 3.1.2, not A&T provider, but the local company, TIM. Living in Itay: same procedure for JBg? Thanx!


  31. After all I have done, Blackrain is installed perfectly in the Iphone. The only problem is when I try to reboot my phone, the phone will go into the USB and iTunes screen and hangs up there.

    Had to I too restore my iPhone completely.

    32GB 3GS, firmware 3.1.2 and baseband 5.11.07

    Anyone can help?

  32. Works fine no probs – orange network logo up – NO SIGNAL?

    I redo the wholes process after restore my iphone – jailbreak & Unlocks fine – get signal for a day.

    next day – NO SIGNAL?

    Does anyone have a fix?

    It would be much appreciated 🙂

  33. Jailbroke with blackra1n, installed Cydia and restored to get my programs back. All worked fine up to the but then discovered I had no carrier signal. No AT&T signal or phone reception at all. Tried to restore bu the phone wasn’t recognized in iTunes. Tried to reset the carrier settings on the phone – nothing. Finally tried to reset the phone from the “erase and restore factory settings” and it just hangs on the Apple logo. Nothing gets the phone back. Seems to be bricked. Any ideas? Anyone?

  34. had the same problem everytime i jb i got stuck in recovery mode, REMEDY never ever check that compatibility mode………leave blackrain in normal mode and it works!

  35. Hey i jailbroke my 2g touch with blackrain and when i broke it a while back i used for my apps. well i cant sync my appulo apps to my ipod. question is are they compatible with blackrain JB?

  36. i updated itunes, but cannot download the ipod 2g software, it asks if i want to open or save, and i press open. Then it just stays with the new, blank browser and never loads. Why not? (it’s the appldnd website)

  37. OK, I have read all the post up to the end, and i am having the same issue as other poeple i have 3.2.1 installed on a 16 gb 3g with base 5.11.07. When i run blackra1n it reboots the phone then hangs on the connect to itunes screen, I have tried the eject from itunes thing no go, I have tried all the differnet compatablity modes ( am running windows 7 64 ultimate) and still nothing, as soon as the phone hangs i am able to reset by holding wake key and power button till the apple logo kicks in and everthing is fine, but it just will not let blackrain into the recovery mode. Anymore tips or things i can try?

  38. I have the same problem as Russ. i have 3.2.1 installed on a 16 gb 3gs with base 5.11.07

    can’t install blackrain, goes in recovery mode before showing the nice icon with the man.

    Please give me a tip!


  39. I have 1st or 2nd gen iphone with 2.01 software. Not sure what the difference is between 1st or 2nd gen Iphones. Also I am with t-mobile what do you recommend? I don’t know how and what would be the best way to update my phone. I am not a techie and had many problems the last time I unlocked my phone. That is the reason I hesitated to update to the most current software. So please tell me how to update with all the steps involved.
    Thank You so much for your assistance in advance.

  40. For the 3Gs users, you have to run the program twice for it to work. When it says” done”, just close the application and run it again. It will work after that. Done it on over 15 units. Hope this helps

  41. I turned off my phone and after powering it up the white apple logo with the black background remains frozen on my screen. I have a 3G/8GB/ with 3.12 software. I’ve tried performing a hard reset several times with the same result. Any recommendations PLEASE?

  42. ok so i ran the blackrain on my phone and that went fine but now i dont have phone service nor internet service… what do i do??? i put in the apn address and it still didnt work.,.. i turned the phone on and off??? i see that it says that the vpn is not configured do i need to do something with that?? can someone please help me???


  44. George Hamilton u are a ledgend, i read ur instructions and bingo so simple. others may have sed the sa,me thing but wow so easy top man 😀

  45. Hi all,

    gotten a new iphone 3gs 16gb 3.1.2 (7d11). problem is the phone was correctly jailbroken but the minute i restarted the phone, it enters into DFU mode.

    I am using blackra1n.

    question is, is it a requirement to eject the phone prior to jailbreaking? Am I missing anything?


  46. Ran Blackrain. Everything went well except that I no longer have my data connection. I’m using AT&t. At the top it reads AT&t, full signal, but does not show any 3G or Edge connection. Anybody know how to fix this?

  47. This worked very well for me, except i cannot connect to youtube….not a major problem, but i would really appreciate it if someone can help.

    I have an 8gb 3G iphone. used black rain and running on 3.1.2.

    many thanks

  48. i downloaded blackrain like a few days ago, but anyways. i have a iphone 3gs and it shut down on me, i believe it crashed on me. and know it dosen’t want to turn on anymore? or sync with my Mac..what should i do? if i was to take it to the apple store with it been hacked, what would the apple store say????

  49. I want to know how I can remove it off of my phone and put it back to normal. I clicked the uninstall blackrain but the Cydia and Rock apps are still on my phone and won’t go away. How can I fix this?

  50. I have the same problem as many above and am stressed because I dont see anyone replying with a fix.
    I have 3g 8m, I jailbroke it and was completely happy, except I seem to be dropping calls, and losing signal. I decided to uncheck some settings in Winterboard and when it started to reset back to the Locked screen, it froze for an hour. So I did the hard reset, with the two buttons. Now it is trying to come on, but stuck on the screen with black background and apple logo. I have no idea what to do. I dont have the money for a new phone, and am freaking out. If anyone has some assistance for me, or a link I can go to, please email me at Thank you so much.

    • I would suggest a restore using itunes and start the jailbreak process all over again. Also, confirm 3.1.2 firmware with 5.11.07 before you jailbreak.

  51. have successfully jb my iphone 3gs but when i downloaded winterboard and reboot it itunes prompt i needa restore iphone.. this persisted afew times.. help anyone?

  52. jailbroke my 2g with blacrain and it worked just fine till i did a restart. Now my iphone wont boot up. when i turn it on i only see the apple logo then disappears and that’s it. ive tried everything that i could to get it to work. itunes does not even see my iphone anymore. please help

  53. i installed blackrain, but when i click it under the heading of please select package its shows please check your internet connection.please can any one knows abt this ? please reply me

  54. i had the same problem with the itunes recovery mode several times, i deleted blackrain, reinstalled it then did not run in compatability with windows xp. ran as administrator and it worked fine. I had to restore 6 times before it worked. Just keep trying different things

  55. i cant install cydia or anything from Blackra1n because its saying (please check your internet conectin.) but i am connected i did everything reset the network and so on still it is not working what should i do plz help me. (i have ipod touch 1G)

  56. Hi guys, both my girlfriend and my iPhones battery were dead so we had to make it rain, so I started mine first and it was fine and than I did my girlfriends phone however it got stuck on the picture screen and won’t shut off, won’t even let me restore..can someone help me please?

  57. hi guys, perhaps one can help me:
    i bought a used iphone 2G and let “Black Rain” run over it. now it is jailbroken wifi works well but it cannot be unlocked becaus SNOW does not appear when i open Black Rain.
    Thanks for your help.

  58. hello guys,

    only reason i jailbreaked my phone was to use it as a modem to get internet on my laptop and i can’t figure out how. can someone please help me.


  59. iphone 3g 3.1.2 05.11.07 sim T-mobile, I followed the Blackra1n Rc3 instruction step by step couple of times, it jailbeaks/unlock fine, but no service, did every other possible thing to get my phone to work, but no luck.I am T-Mobile user and all it says No service, If I click Carrier under setting, it says searching and then it brings back T-Mobil and AT&T, so if I select either of one it says “Your selected cellular network is no longer available, you can choose a different network in settings”
    I think I am not the only one who’s having this issue, I heard lot of people having this issue after unlocking with Blackra1n Rc3, can some please help, really appreciate it.


  60. I have just recently jailbroke my ipod touch. It is 3rd gen and 3.1.2 software,and I used blackra1n on my windows 7 and it worked perfectly.

  61. Hi in need help… blackrain icon does not appear after reboot is finished, it shows geos face and it says complete but the icon is not there, please help im new to this


  63. I once successfuly ran the jailbreak and it worked, however while installing an app the phone would constantly reboot itself so I had to restore, now when I try to jailbreak it goes directly into recovery mode and gets stuck there, anyone know why and what I can do to fix that?

  64. I had once successfully jailbroken my phone however an application that was installing caused the phone to constantly reboot everytime sync was attempting. Had to restore the phone and now when I run blackra1n it does not proceed past entering recovery mode. I tried exiting the program and than running again but i get the message waiting for device. Anyone know how to resolve this issue? When I connect to itunes it says need to restore since phone is in recovery mode, It will not jailbreak through pcsuite. I have iphone 16gb 3g 3.1.2 (7d11) carrier AT&T 5.6 Model MB704LL, modem firmware 05.11.07

  65. I Jailbroke my Iphone 3GS last month but everytime I restart my phone it goes in recovery mode..!!
    I have to run blackrain all time i restart my phone to start it normally..!!
    I know its something with new phones whoes serial number are higher than 41(4th & 5th digit of serial number).
    So.. Please let me know if anyone find new balckrain version which can overcome this problem..!!

  66. is it always like this? everytime i turned of my phone… i need to plug it in to my itunes then run blackrain… im on 3gs 3.1.2

  67. So my last 3GS died on me (sound stopped working) I took it in today to replace it and of coarse means I had to reboot my phone and restore it all.

    Once doing so and with it fully updated I proceeded to jailbreak my phone. Blackra1n went just fine, cydia went fine, in fact anything and everything I downloaded has been fine. But if my phone restarts. Then it goes back to the restore page. Any help would be much appreciated.

  68. Hi! I have a problem: bought iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 two days ago, blackrain works fine, cydia installs great as well as the Snow unlocker, but if i need to restart/reboot the iphone later (ex: installing adblocker needs rebooting device) or if it runs out of battery, the iPhone will enter Recovery mode and need to restore OS. Is there a way for this not to happen or have to wait for a new version of blackra1n). Please help… =/

  69. Can someone tell me how to remove balckrain altogether from my phone and let it return to normal PLEASE? I blackrained a friend’s phone and they don’t want to go through all the motions when the phone is switched off at work etc.

  70. Hi! Have iphone 3gs 3.1.2 the latest of everything… has run balckra1n every thing is great … but when i shut it of and going to start it again its starts in recoverymode… what shuld i do ?

  71. so i have an iphone 2g and i have done all the steps required. every time i do it it will do all that it is sapossed to do it will go in recovery mode then the blackrain will come up and say your iphone has been unlocked and to wait for it to reboot. so i wait and no matter how long it wont reboot by its self so when i try to manually reboot it it works but it just goes right to the main iphone screen saying insert valid sim card so not the normal slide to unlock screen. i have tried everything possoble for a couple days and still cant get it to work,
    let me know asap if u know of anything. thanks

  72. Hi in need help… blackrain icon does not appear after reboot is finished, it shows geos face and it says complete but the icon is not there, please help im new to this.Please help me………….

  73. Hi in need help… blackrain icon does not appear after reboot is finished, it shows geos face and it says complete but the icon is not there, please help im new to this

  74. Hey guys I had the same problem with the itunes message comming up infact nothing would happen to my phone just message connect to itunes and Itunes would ask me to resore and upgrade to 3.1.3 version.. well I must say I have 2 laptops and one is running Vista.. so this was on VISTA

    Luckly I plugged on to Xp and tried again and it just worked sweet as a pie.. so may be any one with the same problem on vista wants to try XP..

  75. I tried jailbreaking my new Iphone 3GS 32g with firmware 3.1.2 (05.11.07) with blackra1n.
    During jailbreaking my iPhone was stuck in recovery mode. I was trying many times to restart blackra1n. And also I did try to restore with iTunes to 3.1.2 ,it’s giving me every time the same message “This device isn’t eligible for the requested build”. So i stuck I recovery mode. Can u help me please, what I shoul do?

  76. The solution to your problems:
    -after pressing “make it rain”, jailbreack didn’t happen? iphone enetered restore, displaying the itunes and cable?
    -when trying to reinstall firmware 3.1.2 getting errors like 1600,1601?
    -you cannot reinstall firmware 3.1.2 by restore directly from itunes because apple stopped signing 3.1.2 software.
    1)put the phone into recovery mode(by pressing home button for 10 sec while reconnecting the cable to the pc while itunes is running
    2)you will get a message :” itunes detected that iphone is in recovery mode..”.Press OK
    3)hold SHIFT and press restore button, and browse for the 3.1.2 software downloaded to your PC (“iPhone2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore”, or “iPhone2_1_3.1.2_7D11_Custom_Restore_1GBRoot_ACTIVATED_Cydia_StockLogo”.IF YOU GET ERRORS HERE, LEAVE THIS AND INSTALL redsn0w ON YOUT pc,AND INSTAL THE 3.1.2 SOFTWARE THRU IT(BROWSE, SELECT SOFTWARE ETC)
    4)after the installaion ,your iphone data will be erased but you will have brand new 3.1.2 software +cydia package on iphone.
    5)now for the jailbreack(if you tried to download from the blackra1n and by pressing make it rain ,you recived errors,tri this):
    6)go to cydia, sources, and add “ ” and “ ”
    7)after adding, go to search and find blacksnow or ultrasnow and install JUST ONE OF THEM(blacksnow worked for me- I have 3gs 32gb)
    8)after installing, your iphone will restart.after that, your iphone will search the network you are in(vodafone,orange at&t etc)
    9)That’s all:D
    This sollution was posted after 2 days of enoying errors getting while triing to restore my iphone, getting errors like 1600,1601,switching usb ports but nothing,errors from itunes etc.But finnali after mutch research this did it for me.Hope it helps u.Good Luck

  77. For those of you who have a problem with the recovering screen, I’ve tried like 5 times and decided to UNCHECK the box in compatibility and run it again. It should work

  78. I have Iphone 2G with OS 3.1.2 and it has been restored numerous times. The problem is even if I dont try to jailbreak it it goes to recovery screen then after about 20 minutes goes to this black screen that looks like it is a little lit up and then it doesnt turn back on or it freezes again. I am at a loss of what to do at this point but I at least wanna get it to work so I can sell it. In need of some serious help TY

  79. I have iPhone 3gs 16gb .ihave jb my phone through blackra1n but after jb I can’t see blackra1n icon on my phone if i try to restore through iTunes it asks for upgrade to version3.1.3 as if irestore icannot jb again through version 3.1.3 .someone please help me to solve my problem.

  80. Hi I’m not sure how this site really works but I need some help. I used Blackra1n to jb my 2G 3.1.2 and (after some wailing and gnashing of teeth) it seemed to work fine, with cydia installed. But now I have no carrier and I’m not even sure where options are to set this stuff up. Can anyone help, please?

  81. Hi again, I’ve solved the no carrier problem by running BootNeuter from Cydia. After reboot, it searched and found the carrier. Now running fine. You guys probably knew this already, but just in case it helps anyone else. Thanks, Shona

  82. @ RAJU
    my friend has an itouch and we tried to jailbreak it using blackra1n,but everytime we get this message, done wait for reboot and the screen turns blank.. what might be the reason , please help


  83. Well…if that the case…if i uninstall the blackrain on my iphone, will my iphone back to the original state?? Coz i juz wondering if i can still have the warranty from the suppliers…

  84. i have a 16gb 3gs 3.1.2 Can i still unlock it?? i see people have been having problems with this so please tell me how to unlock it

  85. My iphone was unlocked with blackrain when i got it. i managed to mess it up and put it in recovery mood. I got it restored in an apple store today and have run black ran a few times. it runs fine but the phone does not restart itself. it stays on a blank screen for around 15 minutes then turns off. when i do try turning it on there is no blackrain app. whats can do?

  86. my itouch i download the black rain but i accidentally unplug it now my pc says usb not recognise evrytime i plug my i touch pls help

  87. Everytime I “Run” Blackra1n, It Says “Make it Ra1n” So I Click It, But The It Says “Waiting For Device” For Ever…. I installed itunes, checked the cable, looked under “My Computer” and i still cant find out whats wrong…Please Help…I KNow Its Connected Because It Says Charging Icon On My Ipod Touch…

    You Can Send Answer To Please. 🙂

  88. i jailbreaked my iphone and it didn’t work Properly the network comes and goes and if i connect to wifi the network disapears and then when disconect from wifi it comes back after a very long time whats the problem?

  89. I have an iPhone 3G. I connected my phone to iTunes and it updated my iPhone to 3.1.3 without my consent! So I downgraded it to 3.1.2 using blackra1n. But the baseband cannot be downgraded, so I got 05.12.01.

    My phone shows “No Service”. This hasn’t happened before the jailbreak (this SIM card is the one which goes for this phone and don’t need to unlock). But I am unable to phone or text.

    Can anyone help? Please…. 🙁

  90. Hi,i’ll be very grateful if you coul tell me, if i hace to jailbreak the iPhone everything time that i restart or switch on the iPhone? My iPhone is jailbreaked and working fine but everytime that i switch off and on my iPhone,it gets blocked with the USB and iTunes icon. Thanks in advance.

  91. Hi All. Has anyone found a workaround for the phone going into DFU mode on resetting or power off/on. Ra1ned fine, but a bit annoying if battery dies whilst away from compter, as having to run Blackra1n everytime I Reboot.

    Thanks in advance

  92. I have 32GB iPhone 3GS, Version 3.1.2 (7D11), Modem Firmware 05.11.07

    I have successfully unlocked my iPhone 3 months before and it was working perfectly.

    Last week for some reason I was asked to reboot the device as I had already done many times previously I did reboot.

    Now whenever I turn it on, the screen gets stuck at “Connect to iTunes with USB cable”

    And when I run blackra1n it goes well until it says jailbreak successfully done, wait for reboot. And I am not seeing anything after that just only geoface and it says “done, wait for reboot”

    After a while it restarts and again same process and message comes, “jailbreak successfully done” and then “done, wait for reboot” and same geoface appears but after a couple of minutes apple logo appears and back to restore mode (iTunes USB cable) then again geohot face appears and then again few minutes later apple logo appears and back to restore mode (iTunes USB cable). And so on … every time

    I tried like 15 times but no result, What should I do? Any suggestions?

    Thanks in Advance 🙂

  93. hi gud day just want to ask coz im having problems in runing blackrain with my computer. im using a windows 7 program and when i run blackrain their would always be an error and would indicate missing ASL.dll what should i do?

  94. I have jail breaked i phone with 3.1.2 firmware and
    Cannot connect to Youtube direct taping on icon.On safari serch Youtube shoving sing canot play on pleace whhere shud see video clips.Help pleas

  95. trying to jailbreak 3g 3.1.3 iphone on xp windows and when i hit make it rain i get a error and window must close.
    need help

  96. Hello folks if anyone knows where can I download blackra1n I will appreciate, I’ve been trying to get it but it has been imposible. Thanks

  97. Hello everyone. I was just wondering, after downloading cydia from
    blackrain. Is it okay If I uninstall blackrain? Or will cydia be deleted as well?

  98. I have 32GB iPhone 3GS, Version 3.1.2 (7D11), Modem Firmware 05.11.07

    I have successfully unlocked my iPhone 3 months before and it was working perfectly.

    Last week for some reason I was asked to reboot the device as I had already done many times previously I did reboot.

    Now whenever I turn it on, the screen gets stuck at “Connect to iTunes with USB cable”

    And when I run blackra1n it goes well until it says jailbreak successfully done, wait for reboot. And I am not seeing anything after that just only geoface and it says “done, wait for reboot”

    After a while it restarts and again same process and message comes, “jailbreak successfully done” and then “done, wait for reboot” and same geoface appears but after a couple of minutes apple logo appears and back to restore mode (iTunes USB cable) then again geohot face appears and then again few minutes later apple logo appears and back to restore mode (iTunes USB cable). And so on … every time

    I tried like 15 times but no result, What should I do? Any suggestions?

    Thanks in Advance


  99. What if you jailbreak it and you acsidently delete the blackra1n app before you do the cydia thing?:( thats what i did..:0

  100. Ok im using and Ipod 3G 8 GB and when i run blackra1n appears a thing saying blacra1n is not working. help?

  101. i Jailbroke my ipod touch 2g that has 3.1.2 on it and it went perfect but now i get an error when i use blackra1n to download cydia and i cant download rock either….can anyone help me???? what did i do email me back at

  102. guysssssssssssssss

    1) connect your iphone and let sync,
    2) eject but DO NOT unplug,
    3) start blackra1n,
    4) DO NOT TOUCH anything, let the phone be,
    5) iphone will reboot and is jailbroken,
    6) click on blackra1n icone on iphone

  103. When i tried to open the setup theres a error message called “this applicaton has failed to start because ASL.dll was not found Re-Installing the application may fix this problem.

  104. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay so I’ve done everything and well all that appears is the connect to itunes thingy and when I do I keep having to restore my phone! Help me someone! Im going crazy!

  105. This is what it sais when i try to open blackrain….”this application has failed to start because ASL.dll was not found” What do i do?????

  106. for the ppl with asl.dll problem
    the solution is simple just take blackrain.exe and put it in:
    c:program filescommon filesappleapple application support
    and then make a shortcut to your desktop
    the problem is with the new itunes which breaks some programs using asl.dll

  107. ok as soon as the black rain ” make it rain ” box appears and i click it it wont let it run all it says it that “it has stopped working” i have Vista can some one help me please

  108. if your ipod/iphone is requiring a reboot after you jailbreak it with the original blackra1n software it may be because your ipod is 3rd generation “MC” version. on your springboard enter settings, next go to general, then go to “about”. look at the model of your ipod. if it starts with MC followed by some other didgets then u have the MC version. it was created by apple to be “un-breakable” or not able to be jailbroken. so everytime you reboot, restart, are power down your ipod it will require you to open the jailbreak window and click “make it rain” again. it will restore your ipod to the state it was in when u shut it off or it lost power, repeat the proccess as described above if your ipod continues to have this problem. contact me at 541-941-4994″ if you have further questions. i will be able to answer all of them. and by the way : your welcome. good luck with your jailbroken ipod.

  109. Hi, please someone Help!!!!
    I have been using my jailbroken phone for several weeks now beautifully with no problems. Today after letting it rain my phone gets stuck on, done, wait for reboot – with nothing happening. The geohot logo is on my screen but no spinning wheel nothing. I have tried several times but cant seem to get anything to work. What do I need to do

  110. i downloaded blackrain and after it puts the phone in recovery nothing happens the iphone just has the connect to itunes screen. I tried following instructions above, but then it got worse. The screen shows the connect to iTunes icon when i turn it off and on, even trying to do it several times. And i can’t seem too restore the phone either.. im going crazy, has my phone stpped working??

    • just reload the blackrain and run it again. whatever u do. do not turn it off and on again. there is a flaw of blackrain.

  111. Ok guys, so I just got my iphone today…trying to unlock it for t-mobile… so many issues already. its 2.2.1 version on 02.30.03 baseband… i tried getting rid of my 9.0.2 itunes for 8.2.1 so i could update to 3.1.2 version, but still wants me to download 3.1.3 which i guess hasnt been hacked yet.. so i have already tried blackra1n so many times and i have yet to see the picture all i get is either the apple logo or stupid itunes/usb picture then it doesnt really reboot just goes back to normal and there is no blackra1n logo, WTF DO I DO?

  112. I was successful in jailbreaking my iphone 3GS 32G for several times if my battery gets fully drain or I put the iphone power off. However, I lost connection via Wifi. Before when I experienced this, I just have to jailbreak it again using blackrain RC3. When I was doing the same process I can connect anymore via wifi. Anyone can assist me solve my problem?

  113. Now if u use blackrain and it stays black ( screen) or the plug in logo , just leave it and hold both buttons down for ten seconds let go , try puting it in dfu mode over and over try holding both for a little then let go on one and continu to hold bottom home button, basicly you just have to press n hold keep trying to hold both or one just keep doing that and it should go eventually thats how i get it out of being stuck

  114. i downloaded blackrain and the cydia did not show properly i did not connect my iphone to the wifi. i thought i was a failure for downloading blackrain. Therefore, i deleted blackrain icon and when i was doing the “make it rain” and i never get back the icon. Is there anyone who know how to reinstall the balckrain icon?

  115. If yu get hung up on the black screen , delete blackra1n [from yur desktop and recycle bin ] then redownload it . worked for me =)

  116. How do I install this program I saved it on the computer and when I open Itunes the try to run the program it pops up as failed to start because ASL.dll was not found I have a windows xp please help me get this I dont know how to do this

  117. Will their be a new blackrain for iPhones upgrade 4.01 because my iPhone won’t go back to it’s original version if so where can I get it and if not when will it be out

  118. i plug my ipod into my computer after it is already in recovery mode (with the itunes logo and usb cable picture showing) and then i click “make it ra1n”, it doesnt show geohot’s pickture on my ipod, instead it just goes to a black, blank screen. how do i fix this problem???

  119. for all those ppl who r getting stuck on this “done,wait for reboot”. put your phone on flight mode and remove the usb. this worked for me.

  120. I upgraded to the 4.0 software on my 3G. It was awful and I downgraded back to 3.1.2 (I never had the 3.1.3 update). I just ran Blackra1n in Vista, with compatibility on (then tried without), and it goes through straight to saying the phone is jailbroken, but I never get the Blackra1n icon on the springboard. The whole process takes 1 minute and I never see the Geohot pic. I’ve rebooted the phone, and it appears to be working exactly the same as it had before, just not jailbroken. I have a feeling this is not going to work, probably because there is something in the 4.0 OS that is still remaining (baseband or such). Any ideas?

  121. Hey, in response to my own post above, I ran the Spirit jailbreak and it went off without a hitch. If any one is on my situation, try the spirit program.

  122. I cannot get passed step no. 4! no matter what I do! I don’t know how to get over this hump & i need major help before i do something i’m not supposed to

  123. hi, i downloaded black rain but when i run it it says “the application has failed to start bcz ASL.dll was not found. Reinstalling the app may fix this problem”.
    i reinstalled but it still shows the same problem…
    pls help what do i do now

  124. My iphone is stuck at unlock screen and its not letting the blackra1n program do its magic. It just sits at the “running..” screen after you run blackra1n. Does anyone know how to fix this bug?

  125. the black rain ” make it rain ” box appears and i click it it wont let it run all it says it that “it has stopped working” i have window 7 can some one help me please!~

  126. K. So I have a ipod 32g 4th gen and I tried to download blackra1n unknowing that it is meant for the iphone. The connect to itunes sign will not leave the screen and I have tried holding down the power off buttons and the connect sign still comes up. I tried restoring the ipod and it says “Cannot be restored. This device is not eligible for the requested build.” I have Mac OS X 10.4 so I do not have the necessary 10.5.8. What do I do to get my ipod working again? I don’t care if it is jailbroken anymore as long as it works.

  127. hello i need help my iphone4 i restored with i tunes.. and after that i tunes says u have tu put original sim card from provider. and that sim card i dont have anymore it wos tmobile Uk. know i cant use enything or i cant see enything plz help me anyone know this problem

  128. i have an iphone 3gs 4.0 and i updated it to 4.3.3 using itunes. after updating the iphone. my network signal is lost. so i tried to click the restore button in itunes tought that it will go back by default but after that i got stuck on itunes logo with usb cable logo on my iphone screen and it says emergency call… what should i do. i have really no idea about jailbreaking, blackrain or whatever poison programs or cydia that i always seen on the internet. i hope someone could help me. thanks in advance.

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