The popular iPhone hacker Geohot has finally released the much awaited blackra1n RC3 with blacksn0w which unlocks both iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS running on iPhone 3.1.2 firmware with 05.11.07 baseband.

This latest version of blackra1n includes unlock and jailbreak for 3.1.2 firmware on 05.11.07 baseband, option for enabling native Internet Tethering on the iPhone, hacktivation support, 15 seconds speed improvement and support for OS X Tiger & PPC (PowerPC) Macs.

download-blacksn0w


Here is what’s important to note:

* BlackSn0w unlocks baseband 05.11.07
* BlackSn0w enables internet tethering
* BlackSn0w is for iPhone 3G and 3GS users only

Those of you with iPhone 2G should follow the guide posted here for unlocking and jailbreaking 3.1.2 firmware. Here is a complete step by step guide on how to unlock iPhone 3G and 3GS running 3.1.2 firmware on 05.11.07 baseband with blacksn0w.

NOTE: Those of you who have already installed blackra1n RC1 or RC2 should just run the the app and touch on “ra1n”, which has been added now instead of “Icy”. This will upgrade blackra1n to RC3. Now simply follow the instruction written in Step 5 below to unlock your iPhone.
with 3.1.2 firmware on 05.11.07 baseband.

How to unlock iPhone 3.1.2 with blackSn0w?

* As mentioned above, if you previously jailbroke your iPhone using BlackRa1n and you kept the blackra1n.app on it, then run BlackRa1n. The Icy icon should be replaced by the “ra1n” option. Select “ra1n” to upgrade BlackRa1n to RC3. After upgrading, run BlackRa1n and you should see the “sn0w” option. Just select “sn0w” and it will unlock your iPhone.
* If you were waiting to update to 3.1.2 or if your iPhone was stuck locked, then download BlackSn0w, run it, reboot, and choose the “sn0w” option from the BlackRa1n.app.
* If your iPhone was previously jailbroken using PwnageTool or if you deleted the BlackRa1n.app from your iPhone, BlackSn0w will be added to Cydia later during the day.

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

Step 2: Update/restore to the original (stock) iPhone 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: You will now have to jailbreak your iPhone running on iPhone 3.1.2 firmware with blackra1n RC3. Follow the complete step by step guide posted before in order to jailbreak your iPhone 3G/3GS with blackra1n RC3.

blackra1n-rc3

Step 4: Once you are done with the jailbreak, start the blackra1n app and you should now see “sn0w” option as can be seen from the screenshot below:

blackra1n-rc3

Step 5: Now simply touch on “sn0w” to install blacksn0w on your iPhone. This will automatically unlock your iPhone 3G/3GS running 3.1.2 firmware on 05.11.07 baseband.

blacksn0w will soon be available on Cydia too. If you have upgraded to 3.1.2 firmware with PwnageTool 3.1.4, then you will soon be able to unlock your iPhone with 05.11.07 baseband with ease. Stay tuned for more updates on this!

Update: GPS, Youtube, WiFi Fix after blacksn0w unlock

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  • http://www.jpcctv.co.uk gerry

    i have just tried this and it unlocked my i phone on the lateset firmaware weell done thanks

    • amousa

      This worked on Iphone 3g without any issues thanks for getting this release out no wifi issues too
      amousa

    • Meccca

      Awesome…phone kept going in recovery mode…Genius bar…took it out…took only 3 mins for your whole process…Amazing!!!

  • Gaconchancuu

    thanks a ton, i have been waiting for this for a long time

  • nismo_g720

    thanx for the blacksnow it works like a charm

  • Josu

    I can´t connect to any wifi!! I don’t see networks!

    • Joss

      Reset network settings, reboot you should have wifi back. It took a couple of tries but i’ m writing this on the phone that had no wifi 5 min ago!
      Good luck.

  • Manu

    Works well, thank you so much for your work!

  • TheDude

    Is the blacksnow install supposed to be slow? I just clicked it, then a black box that says ‘Post Install Log for sn0w’ appeared with a spinning circle.

    It’s been sitting like that for a few minutes now.

    • Bill

      I had no issues with my 3gs on blacksn0w but when i did it on the 3g it sat at the post install log and was blank for a ggood 5 minutes i ended up saying screw it.

      • bob

        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?

  • Gaconchancuu

    LOL, you are the best GeoHot, i did unlock my iphone sucessfully, thank you.

  • Jose

    hi
    i had already installed Blacksnow but still there is a problem…After i restart the phone its going to recovery mode….any idea why…
    Version: 3.1.2 7D11
    Serial number: 86942HWM3NP
    baseband 05.11.07

    Pls help….

    • Nanda

      Yep..me too.
      I tried with both RC1 and RC2 at least 6 or 7 times but still not yet success.

      Now, Im gonna break with RC3. Hopefully..going smooth and not happen to me again. Its nightmare to restore back.

      My 3Gs 16GB Black
      Version: 3.1.2 7D11
      Serial number: 84941KDT3NP
      baseband 05.11.07

      Pls..Help !! :)

    • dave

      I have the same problem, I realized that my itnes is 9.0.1 not 9.0.2 so I am now upgrading itunes and trying again..that is so frustrating bec evertyhing else seems to work fine but whenever i restart it, it is in recovery..sucks! please email me whenever you find a solution, will you? I will do the same.
      dfrederick@gmail.com

      • Jose

        what i know is that any phone starting from 4th digit of Serial number is 4+ will have this problem… I tried RC3 but still have the problem.

        • Helen

          my phone is running post install after about 7 mins – should i wait longer?

          Im 64 and this is my first hacking venture. Ive donated to George for blackrain but its so easy to use and fantastic Id marry him!

  • francisco

    Is the blacksnow install supposed to be slow? I just clicked it, then a black box that says ‘Post Install Log for sn0w’ appeared with a spinning circle.

    It’s been sitting like that for a few minutes now.

    • trev

      i got the same thing going on

      • Anel

        Get out of it, and try it again, it worked for me.

        • Helen

          Thank you, I did this and it worked perfectly.

  • VICKTORY554

    Thanks a lot geohot u are amazing man!!
    i jailbreaked my iphone 3gs 3.1.2 using blackra1n long time ago
    i was waiting for this release from geohot. i unlocked my phone using Blacksn0w succesfully

  • hero

    so, if i upgraded to 3.1.2 using pwnagetool 3.1.4… i cant unlock yet right? because theres a different way of unlocking it (soon)?

    did i get it right?

    thanks!

  • jons

    Get it up on cydia! I deleted my app and need to get it unlocked? Thanks, this is awesome!

  • hero

    i’ve got an error saying “sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2) while downloading it from cydia. what happened? total noob here.

    thanks!

    • http://techpp.com/ Raju

      Restart the phone and try again, should work

  • mander

    I downloaded blackra1n and then i went to install cydia and snow…however it has been stuck on snow for like and hour. it says unpacking snow and it is just circling and the bar is complete…what do I do from here?!

    • Chris

      I had the same problem. hit the home button and go back any only install sn0w. it worked for me perfect and then after a respring it auto installed Cydia

  • jim

    i reset the network system, got connected to wifi but unable to join. i keep doing it but it dont seem to be able to get in. help!

    • dave

      restore and re-jailbreak + reunlock…I did so and it works.

      • jim

        actually what i did was re-jailbreak, went to cydia and download blacksn0w instead. work the first time, awesome!!!

  • George

    Thanks GeoHot good job 100% working

  • JoshinLA

    Ive tried running BlackRa1n several times now and still it comes to the first screen lock where it only allows emergency calls. I tried running it with the SIM card (Im T-mobile, phone has never been unlocked) and without it. I actually restored it yesterday thinking that was my problem, but now I cant even use wifi or access my itunes or anything. Its just a paperweight with an annoying message No Sim Card Installed. Insert a valid SIM with no PIN lock to activate phone and iTunes wont recognize it either. This sucks!

  • joe

    thanks bady

  • BosnainAK47

    You are the shit man. I mean in a good way hahahaha, going to donate money to the MAN.

  • Simon Powell

    I got the same issue – sitting on Post install log for sn0w and beachballing……tempted to hard boot it but dont want to turn it into a paperweight…

    • Simon Powell

      Resolved – just reboot it and it works! Blinding!

  • Hafadai

    I bought jailbteaked phone with 3.1.2 firmware and 05.11.07 baseband.
    Now I need to unlock this phone and did as above instruction.
    After clicked blackra1n, phone got re-booted but I cannot find blackra1n icon on spring board.
    Can anybody help?

  • Stan

    I installed the new iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw with itunes on my Iphone 3g, then I used blackra1n it shut off the phone went to safe mode installed blackra1n app, then I went on the blackra1n app installed “Snow” reboot and noting happens I mean it always said “searching…” then “no service” can anyone please help?

    • vonRoX

      I’ve got the same problem…I’m jailbreaking and unlocking iphones for two years and it’s my job but i just can’t solve this problem…need help…thanks

    • Halooo

      I had the same problem. Just disable 3G if not available (if you are using T-mobile). Then restat iPhone by pushing sleep button and pulling turn off. Then turn it on again. It should connect to T mobile.

      • Romeo

        After blackrain/blacksnow isntall on 3g 3.1.2.
        My signal is going in and out ( no service ). I see a lot of folks have this issue. Do you know of a permanent fix? much appreciated. Romeo

  • k20swagger

    I got a problem!!!! I unlock my iphone and jailbroke to 3.1.2 firmware and im useing a tmobile sim ………everything else work but the internet…..no youtube no safari no nuttin ….wat is there to do to fix it?can any1 help?

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      1) On your iPhone 3G and 3GS, navigate to Settings –> General –> Reset –> Reset Network Settings.
      2) A dialog will prompt you with “Reset Network Settings” button
      3) Hit this button and turn off your iPhone by holding down power button on the top and then slide to turn off your phone. Now turn on your iPhone by holding down the power button on the top again until you see the Apple logo.

      • KWL

        I reset the network. It did not ask me to power off but goes into apple logo. Now I cannot power it off at all and it won’t go into recovery mode. It keeps cycling thru the apple logo multiple times evey one minute. I cannot even restore it. Please help.

        Thanks.

  • kevin

    May I ask my Iphone was jailbreaking with prwntool but I just updated to 3.1.2 from Itune and now i am in Emergency Mode No Sim Card after updated my iphone to 3.1.2. What should I do now now? I dont have the original sim card. Can I use the new blacksnow tool to jailbreak again and ulock after? please help……Thank you

    By the way, Can I use blacksnow app to ulock my iphone with version 3.1 baseband 5.11 instead of 3.1.2 .

    • Salem Alam

      I have the same question, will blacksn0w unlock my 3G iphone with firmware version 3.1 baseband 5.11.07? i updated to 3.1 when it first came out (but never upgraded to 3.1.2) and was able to jailbreak but not unlock, i have cydia so if i add the blacksn0w resource and install, will it unlock properly?

      • saurav

        yes guys u can use blacksnow for unlocking even 3g os 3.1.2 in tried it went pretty well just install blacksnow then go thru your wifi connection and tap snow i will be unlocked
        no worries

  • Jiggy

    I just unlock it 3GS 3.1.2 with 5.11.07. blackra1n with snow and work.

    Thanks a Lot. I am going to try for new 3g and 3GS 32GB with 5.11.07.

    Thank You….

  • hannah

    hi im jailbraking as we speak, but does the “post install log for sn0w” usually take ages? and can i exit this and try again or will this damage anything? helpppp!!! please :)

    • Ankit

      I had the same problem, the post install log stayed blank for few mins, so I pressed the home button to get out. Then I started blackra1n again and installed sn0w again with success.

  • Edwin C

    thank you so much for this software, I donated some money into your account you are great. thanks a million. once again. my girlfriend loves you she is been waiting so long for this.

  • Johan

    Installed RC3 and reset 2 times and my wifi works fine again.

  • Alvaro

    Experts, HELP
    I did unlock my iphone, but it doesnt work quite wel for me.
    the phone registers de carrier and gives signal, i can make and recieve calls, but after a few minutes doesnt have signal.
    HELP

  • Asif

    Brilliant, genius, thanks a lot, done a great job

  • Puneet

    Thanks a lot man. It worked like a charm. Just install Snow only out of those 3 applications. I installed 3 and failedbut this time I tried using only 3rd i.e. sn0w and it worked.

  • Kucoin

    Hey i just tried this and worked perfectly. Thanx a lot man u r gr8

  • arun

    i got a jailbroken iphone 3g. i updated the phone with itunes to 3.1.2
    then jailbreak with the great blacksnow” it was smooth program. after that i restore my back-up .. but the problem now facing is. i am not getting my network.. my wifi is working.. pls help me with any further step to do.. i already try – reset network setting in mobile- again .. no network.. what shuld i do.. pls help me pls.. version(3.1.2 {7d11},
    serial number 88849ytgy7h- MODEL MB046LL FIRM WARE 05.11.07

  • edwin

    Hi,

    I installed blackrain RC3 and unlock works fine, only with a reboot the iphone comes in recovery mode. With the iphone connected to itunes and de blackrain jailbreak open the iphone starts up.
    When i disconnect te cable to the PC or MAC, the iphone keeps comming in recovery mode.
    SW 3.1.2 (7D11) Modem 05.11.07.

    Someone has a tip to solve the problem ?
    My workaround is to connect the iphone to PC or MAC whith blackrain jailbrak open. Then the iphone boots without going to recovery mode.
    Even wifi is working.

    Kind regards, Edwin

    • Daniel

      I have the same problem with my iPhone going to recovery mode on reboot.

      Any solution for this yet?

      • dave

        I haven’t found out anything yet, pls keep me posted if you find any solution around.

        • KWL

          Have you heard any answer yet? I am able to get into recovery mode finally and now restoring. I used RC2 before and did not have this issue. But once I ran RC3 to re-jailbreak, I get into this weird issue again. Resetting the network makes it worse.

  • Emiliano

    Does anybody knows what happen if I unlock my iPhone with this software and I update the firmware with iTunes when Apple release a new one? thanks !!

  • hannah

    can any body help? i have jailbroken i phone 3gs 3.1.2, i have installed new docks but it wont let me change it :S ive ticked it in winterboard but it still dosent change… can enybody help me with this? i have downloaded themes, lockscreens, dialers etc with no problems and used them fine.

    Thanks hannnnah :)

  • ricVanCity

    hey it worked great but i am having problems with my wifi it is not working what can i do to fix this problem i have an 3gs iphone

    • Long

      Is anyone having trouble with activating bluetooth? My Wifi works fine. I did a complete reset of the settings and still can not get the bluetooth to activate.

      Thanks for you help!

    • http://techpp.com Raju
      • Long

        Are you saying that this fix with allow me to enable my bluetooth?

        Thank You!

        • Long

          It did not work. This helps with the WiFi and YouTube problem. I have a problem with bluetooth. When I go you enable the bluetooth:

          I try to switch to ON, but the little idling star comes up, and it switches back to OFF.

          Can someone please help? Thank You

  • Raghu

    Thanks to @geohot ..sn0w did the job for me..!

  • Samo

    Will blacksn0w unlock my 3G iphone with firmware version 3.1 (not 3.1.2) on baseband 5.11.07? i updated to 3.1 when it first came out (but never upgraded to 3.1.2) and was able to jailbreak but not unlock, i have cydia so if i add the blacksn0w resource and install, will it unlock properly?

  • HoY

    I jailbroke and unlocked fine, but iTunes says “The sim card in this phone does not appear to be supported.”
    What can I do to fix that?

    • HoY

      I just got a second 3GS today and unlocked it the same way and it works with iTunes. something must have gone wrong with the unlock on the first one..

  • godzulu

    Which USA carriers will work for an unlocked 3GS? The jail break worked perfectly. Would consider the unlock but which network is the best alternative?

  • saurav

    hi guys i dont have any network even i reset my network setting several times?plz help

  • Dre

    For some reason when I insert the sim it wants me to connect to itunes and it then says there’s a problem with the iphone and to contact apple. I’ve read that the iphone needs to be activated with the original sim or something like that but it was bought second hand and I don’t have the original sim. Any ideas??

  • Angie

    OMG thanks sooo much. I have been trying to unlock my phones for AGES. I did both mine and my husbands (3 phones all up) and the only hint I would give is once you download the .exe file use it to jailbreak/unlock one phone then delete the file and download it again for the next phone. I initially tried the same .exe file for the 2nd iphone and it wouldn’t work. Once I deleted the original file and re downloaded it, it worked fine.

    THANKS AGAIN – ONE VERY HAPPY GIRL!!!!

    • LouisLadrone

      I jailbroke and unlocked my Iphone 3gs 3.2.1 with 5.11.07………
      MOST of it works. I had to use the “push/wifi” fix to get the wifi back and I have signal MOST of the time……….but after not using the phone for a while, when i either get a call or make a call, the call will “fail”, then the signal goes, then the “searching” appears then the signal comes back strong……..then all the other calls within a reasonable amount of time are fine………if i don’t use the phone for another hour or so, the same thing happens again………
      ……ANY SUGGESTIONS?
      THANKS,

  • john

    i cant get youtube to work after unlocking and jailbreaking my fone with blackrain ..Have i done something wrong

  • a s

    i am not able to install blackra1n …kindly suggest

  • Erin

    OMG! I am not very experienced at all at this… I actually paid to have my iphone unlocked previously and decided it was time to teach myself… there were a few little things like the blacksnow freeze up which i hit the home button and tried again (per comments from others) and it worked perfectly..my phone is on t-mobile running 3.1.2 with no problems.. I will definitely donate.. All I can say is WOW! If I can do this anyone can.. keep the info coming!

  • Dre

    I cant seem to get the unlock to work on this Rogers iphone 3G. When we insert the new SIM card from Bell we get a message asking to connect to itunes and then it says theres a problem with the phone. Am I missing a step? Does the new SIM card have to be IN the phone when I run blacksnow? I also noticed that if I go into the About section of my iphone it says Not available for the carrier. I checked on a Bell iphone and they have Bell 5.1 listed for the carrier. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

  • shi

    I unlocked my phone using blacksnow and jailbroke using blackra1n rc3. The jailbreak worked without any issue. After unlocking the phone I put in a tmobile sim card and I have not had 3g coverage or the internet. No safari nothing. Its been nearly two weeks. I have tried the network settings reset. Wifi works fine but anytime I try to connect to internet or facebook it says no data package but I am paying for data package. How can I fix. Please please help me.

  • Iphonetactic

    Okay i accidentally uninstalled blackra1. Is there any way to get it back on my iTouch without restoring? Thanks. Please help

  • iphonefido

    Works great! I just unlocked my phone and my ROGERS sim is working! woohoo!!!

  • TRoubledboot

    Ok, I have read here where many have had the same problem after jailbreaking with 3.1.2 firmware on a new iphone, instead of booting it goes to the apple screen for a second then into recovery mode with the itunes and usb cable picture on the screen. Only way to boot is run black rain on the pc while cable is connected to iphone and phone will boot right up. Why? Why will the phone not boot on its own? This doesn’t do any good if you have to repower your phone while away from home. I have seen 10 comments on here, and I would LOVE for someone to address this. I really like having my phone jailbroken, but I have to have it boot up without the assistance of my pc and blackra1n. Please help. thanks. J

    • jo

      its the ne iboot thats been installed by apple in ne iphone to help deter people from jailbreaking, there is no fix as yet so every time you turn the phone off or reboot you will have to connect to comp and run blackra1n again!

      sorry but i guess a fix will come in time x

  • kieng

    blackra1nrc3 will work for you… just restore your device from itune(shift+restore) and run blackra1n…. if u have wifi&youtube problems… reset network and download push/fix from iphoneil repo… everything should work… thank geohot for the great job…

  • TRoubledboot

    After much research, the jailbreak on a new 3gs with 3.1.2 is “tethered only” at this time which means that you have to have it hooked up (tethered) to your pc with your usb cable and you must run black rain each and everytime you wish to boot your phone. That sux, but it is a fact right now, no other choice if you want it jailbroken. Word is that development team will have an untethered JB eventually. So I am sticking with the tethered break and hope I can just keep my phone on all the time.lol

  • annoyed.

    I downloaded and went to install but when it got to the reboot part. no picture of the guy came up and it was just a blank screen and never ended up restarting.

    why?

  • josh

    Hey i have a problem where my service go’s in and then out, fluxuation, then NO SERVICE, then again! and theirs many people with this same problem! but i NEED help, its very anoying! lol.. but either way, i wonder whats wrong.. reseting network setting does not fix it! i need SOMEOTHER thing tp try maybe?? any ideas?

  • borumm

    HELP “no service problem”

  • wongkers

    very easy, worked perfectly for my iphone 3g upgrade to 3.1.2 firmware and 5.11.07 baseband. now i can use my iphone with other network. it is very important that you have a working wifi, because after jailbreak with blackra1n, you need to download cydia and blacksnow in you iphone. i had a hard time unlocking mine because of the wifi connection in my area.

  • peee

    i unlocked my phone using blackrain, but now i dont know how to get cydia on my phone. does any body know wat i can do step by step???.. i cant seem to figure it out!!!

  • maxie

    I accidentally updated my IPhone with iTunes at version 3.1.2. I bought it second hand and it was already unlocked. After I updated it it worked for 4 days and then all of a sudden I didn’t had signal anymore. I tried to unlock it using blackra1n, downgrade it to 3.1 and then unlock it, update it again and try to unlock it. All in vain. I don’t know what method the previous owner used to unlock it and I am kind of desperate to unlock it, because for the moment it’s just an expensive iPod. Please help…

  • martin

    hi i ave try 5 time and always ave to whait about 5 mins for reboot and after it still not working. what can i do.
    p.s sorry for my anglish but i speak french so if anybody can give me answer in french thanks.

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  • Chris

    did anyone sort the no service error???

    my 3g is coming up with the carrier name orange but no signal? any ideas?

    • gti3993

      Issues after blackra1n
      Wifi adapter keeps turning off .
      No signal bars.
      Can’t use you tube.
      Fetching is not working.
      —————Here You Can find the Fix——————————-
      After intslling blackra1n and Cydia or Rock RESET YOUR NETWORKE SETTINGS from the settings menu in your iphone.
      after that search in cydia for Youtube & Notification fix .
      download and insall reboot your device and that’s it .
      Enjoy Blackra1n
      Thanks to GeoHot always

  • gti3993

    This is not a Fix For Blackra1n Rc1-Rc2-Rc3-Blackra1n Works great but for some reasons you get one or all of these Issues :
    1: Stuck at the (running Screen)
    2:Stuck at (Itunes Usb Icon)
    3:After Installing Blackra1n, You download cydia ,unpacking but can’t see icon after respringing.
    —————–Follow Me ——————-
    1:-Creat a New administrator Account In windows Xp, Vista or Seven But Dont Log in Yet
    2:-Clean install iphone firmware 3.1.2(You can back Up befor )
    3:-Put your iPhone in dfu mode so you can update it with itunes.
    4:-Iphone 2G download blackra1n and skip 8
    5:After Update put your Iphone in Airplane Mode.
    6:-download and save Blackra1n in your root drive (C
    7:Log In the new Admin account in windows.
    8:Run Blackra1n from C:
    9:Download Cydia And Rock at the first time (automatic respringing)
    10:Use Cydia to Update Rock then you can start using rock if you like .

  • mike dawson

    black snow is not showing up when I open the app blackra1n up just rock and cydia any ideas why this is?

    Thanks!

  • adam monroe

    Thank you so much i was so desperate and now all worked!

  • bob

    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????

    • Marko

      Trying restoring and make another attempt

  • tihspeed

    Just wanted to chime in…. running a 3g previously jailbroken and unlocked on t-mobile(2.2). I froze it and it sat for a while and I decided now was the time to update the phone. I decided that blackra1n was the way to go. It went so smoothly till i couldn’t get the “no sim” error to go away. After lots of hair pulling I figured out that I had to leave in my at&t card in the phone until the very end of my jailbreaking and unlocking then switch sim cards after the final reboot, and now its all good. Thanks to everyone who posted on every site i came to. Without you guys I have no idea where I would be. Goodluck to the rest and most of all thanks to Blackra1n and everyone that had anything to do with it.

  • jeeva

    Hi,

    I just bought a new iphone 3G which comes with 3.12. In less then 4mins, i got it unlocked. Thanks a zillion to you.

  • xxsaxx

    It did not work for me. My phone is still locked. I’ve been trying it for hours…with no luck. Any advice? I am on 3.1.2 (7D11), 3G, firmware: 05.11.07

  • http://www.GalaxyGsm.com GalaxyGsm

    no solution yet for 3GS serial 4th digit 4+ ?? when reboat in recovery mode???

    hope it solve soon..

    regards
    Kim

  • Marc

    did not work! :-( I have a iPhone 3Gs (3.1.2 with 5.11.07) from ORANGE and after user blackrain the iphone shows the “Connect to iTunes” screen. The only option I have is to reset the iPhone to factory settings…. :-(

  • Pris

    After jailbreaking my iPhone 3g 3.1.2 and unlocking, it will just randomly crash and be stuck on apple logo constantly rebooting….any suggestions please??!!!

  • aj

    trying to install black snow but it said post install log for snow but its been sitting here for almost 60minz it has a spining thing on the left ???????

  • Pimpex

    Hello! when I updated to mobile (iPhone, 2_3.1.2_7D11_Restore) cell phone was completely rebooted. and now requires mobile me to insert correct sim card.but I do not have the card longer..
    so .. what should I do now? Please help me.. it’s very important !
    i need to unlock that Iphone ! :( but how? i cant start mobile ony to menu “Instert Correct Sim Card” and not more.. so how to unlock? :(

  • tohid

    hy guys…actually i upgraded to 3.1.2 and i did jailbreak with blackrain..but my phone doesnt have wifi….i mean my wifi doesnt work….so i cant go into black rain and download any of them like cydia or blacksnow…what should i do ?wifi is the only way ?

  • Jeremy

    I got blackrain or whatever and i installed rock and cydia but snow never popped up what do i do????

  • grannd

    hey have a problem. i got my phone jailbroken but then i only have 2 apps to download, cydia and rock, there’s no snow.

    anyone knows what may be going on???

  • zykoon

    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.

    thanks.

  • shellys

    i did this on two locked 3g 5.11.07, 3.1.2 iphones in order to use a tmoble sim and it worked perfectly for one but not the other. the signal keeps going in and out … its says tmobile then… searching ..then no service and that keeps happning over and over. can any help?? thanks shells

  • dsr

    I have the same NO SERVICE problem after several times trying to unlock the phone…
    I restored the original 3.1.2 with itunes, then inserted a at&t sim card and worked, removed the sim, then jailbreak it with blackra1n, after reboot inserted again the at&t sim and still worked, removed the card again, then I unlocked using sn0w and no service with any sim I inserted, tmobile and at&t…wifi works fine, etc.
    Thanks.

  • tokie

    Help! i have updated my iphone, and installed blackrain, and snow, but my phone still says “no sim” when i put my tmobile sim in it.
    i have rebooted the phone but still no luck, what next?

  • burge

    wait for snowbreeze it will jailbreak and unlock all 2g 3g and 3gs
    i have used 2g iphone on orange ok for over 2 years on all firmware from 2.0 up to 3.1.2, I have just got Iphone 3gs ( 10 jan 2010 ) and had jailbroken on that day. i have now resored it back in itunes because you cannot turn it off and on agian with out jailbreaking it agian,
    all the people with no wifi and no signal go in setting and hit resore network settings, It has always worked for me
    if you can get on cydia look for fix push this will sort out evey thing else

  • jhon

    ok i recently got a new iphone 3GS 3.1.2 05.11.07.
    i went and got it unlocked at a store and everythign is working fine.
    except for the problem of i cant turn my phone off without the conenct to itnues symbol coming up. i just have a few questions if someone could help me please because im paying at least 3 times a week for this guy to take that connect to itunes sign off.
    i can really care less about the jail breaking. i just really need to understand how i can reboot it back myself.

    if i use blackrain will i be able to reboot that it and come back to my normal screen?
    can i unlock my iphone using blackrain? if yes how?
    and as i read on the instructions after u do all of the steps u have to reboot ur iphone again as a final step so it work but im back to my problem where i cant reboot it. is it necessary?

    if its simple enough for me to click make it ra1n please let me know if anyone knows. i have already downloaded black rain and everything. and i really need to turn my phone off becasue it is about to freeze.
    i would really appriciate it if someone can help answer my questions.

    thanks.

  • Tee

    I have completed all the steps but now my iphone is no SIM card installed…What do I do next???

  • Tee

    Sorry, my iphone is working perfectly now. Thanks a million GEOHOT…Will definitely try to make a donation…Cheers.

  • Dennis

    very useful and successful upgrade to v3.1.2.

    Thanks a lot.

  • Alex

    I did all the steps, after “make it rain” the iphone automatically reboot. now i have “blackra1n” in the list of applications. i ran “blackra1n” app and selected to install “Cydia” and sn0w packages. After the package install i see pop-up screen saying iphone has been unlocked. I tried different AT&T 3G sim, i see on iphone a different SIM is detected, but only allow to make emergency call, but i can receive incoming call. Has anyone run into the same issue. Please help? thanks in advance for your reply

    iPhone info :
    iPhone 3GS on 3.1.2 firmware with 05.11.07 baseband.

    • Happy Kaur

      hi, i have the same problem. could someone help me.

  • tolga

    After trying jailbreaking 3G now its stuck at restarting never starts with AT&T or other sim. How can I restore and try again? any ideas?

  • Andrew

    it says my 02 chip is working but i have no reception, cant make any calls or txs

  • Jorell Laube

    Does this not work for people who updated originally without a custom ISPW? I have the 5.09BL, 5.11.07 bb, and 3.1.2 OS, and this does not work for me. So far, no program I’ve tried has worked.
    Help?

  • hazem

    when idelet blacksn0w the iphone restart after that i have black screen
    and i try to return it to defu mode nothing happened not accept any action
    its like dead phone i press power +home for 1 min also nothing happened
    my pc cannot feel it
    i try with my friends same
    my iphone 3gs 32 new boot
    please help

  • Milind

    hey i did all the steps from BlackRa1n Jailbreak went fine but my Iphone is not unlocked, it says No sim…plz reply

  • jonn

    if you get stuck on the post install log screen with spinning ball for several minutes as i did and many of you have mentioned, just hit the home button and re-run the application again, install snow again from scratch and it does it in like 5 seconds. IT SHOULD NOT STAY ON THAT SCREEN FOR MORE THAN 10 SECONDS!

    • derek

      thanks ! :]

  • bryan

    i ran the blacksnow and everything was working fine all day,all the sudden the phone locks up,I rebooted and now all it will do is keep going into the recovery mode.PLEASE help.The phone wont do anything else.

  • ram

    my iphone(3GS 3.1.2 5.11.07)is unlocked and showing me network aswell, but after some time its showing “different sim detected, connect to itunes”.. i tried repeatedly unlocking but no use same prob is repeating again and again… plz anyone can help me wht to do?

  • big q

    I installed blackra1n on my iphone, but I don’t have a snow box. it just says Please check your internet connectio. What do I do. Please help

  • aaron

    my screen goes blank for 10 mins then restarts but there are no blackrain apps on my homescreen can any1 help me ?

  • jad

    i am sooo fkin scared that if i do this i might get somwething wrong and then my mobile wont work

  • Nacho

    Hey guys!
    I’ve tried several times and I can’t unlock my Iphone 3G.
    This is weird, because before running blackra1n, I have the “No Signal” screen.
    Please, help!!!!

  • Michela

    Hi.
    I restored my iPhone through iTunes and for some reason it got stuck on the “connect to itunes” logo. iTunes wont properly restore the phone since i dont have a “valid simcard without a pincode” in the phone. Blackra doesnt do anything to the phone but just says “running” while the “connect to itunes” logo is still on the phone. I have tried restaring the phone, charging it fully, letting it die and everything else I can think of but nothing works. Do you have any idea of what I can do? I don’t have the simcard that came with the phone.

    Thankful for any help!

  • mo

    if you lose the simcard that came with the phone just go to att store or buy to go att, activate the sim care

    insert ur att sim in ur iphone

    works

  • stevoplaystation

    i’ve successfully jail breaked and unlocked phone so i could use overseas. now i would like to get rid of it so i can update to 3.1.3 without jailbreaking i tried restore, but said cannot restore invalid. why is that? is it safe to update the carrier settings not the iphone if its jailbroken?

    thanks.

    cheers.

  • Mr Ikti

    I Have Iphoe 3.1.3 no wifi successfull jailbreak from sn0wbreeze , i dont know how can i unlocked my iphone plz help me :(

  • Radiologist

    Tried to jailbreak and unlock iPhone 3GS 32GB with 3.1.2 and 05.11.07 using current blackrain from the mentioned homepage. Program ran through, iPhone went in DFU mode, but afterwards no blackrain.app was there on the iPhone but only a link to a download page, that didnt work in iPhone Safari but required a registration and wanted to download a blackrain app with a couple of hundred megabytes. What is this? Anybody with similar experiences?

  • Amar

    Can’t seem to get Blacksn0w to work.

    Restored original iPhone 3G to 3.1.2 (7D11) firmware version, and baseband 05.11.07. iTunes version 9.1 (79), current version. Blackra1n used to jailbreak; that worked fine.

    Tried installing Cyadia and snow. Cydia installed, but snow got stuck on the “Post Install page”. Re-ran Blackra1n on the iphone and installed snow again … it appeared to work, and I got the full Post Install page.

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be unlocked. iPhone works fine on Rogers (my native carrier), but I get “No Service” on a Telus Sim card. Both carriers support GSM networks in this area.

    Any suggestions, anyone? I’ve run the full install process twice (with iTunes restores in between), but the end result is identical.

    Thanks in advance…

  • is null

    I have problem that I can’t access the internet or any application that using data. I have T-mobile with data plan. The iPhone keep telling me that I don’t have data access plan. I can call out and receive calls but no accessing the internet. Help please?

    Thanks

  • elias

    3.1.3 should not be upgraded yet!!! your phone will get locked for good

  • Sandhu

    Raju, one thing is not clear that why Blacksnow is required ? I already unlocked my 3GS with Blackra1n, after that it starts working with Airtel but it is not connecting to sites on Internet. Also after restarting my phone, always need to run BlackRa1n…Can you give some suggestions regarding this whole matter..Thanks in advance for your help

  • Dan

    Great job mate, especially for making your hack free!

  • alex

    does it work with 2g version of iphone?

  • wayne

    I have already unlocked and jailbroken my iphone 3G 3.1.2 with blackra1n and snow when it first came out. I do have slight issues with my wifi and push notifications. if i upgrade to blackra1n RC2 Final will that wipe my phone of all my apps and info etc? or will it keep all that info?
    thanks

  • ruben

    my iphone just shows the apple sign and it doesn’t load up and doesnt connect to itunes
    what can i do?

    • kittypiepink

      uhhh i have the same ordeal/problem i keep jailbreakng the iPhone with blackrain but i ended up to the same iTunes logo this is so frustrating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • brinks

    - unlocked + jailbroken iphone 3g 3.1.2 twice using blackra1n.
    – installed cydia, rock and sn0w
    – ‘Reset Network Settings’ multiple times
    – ‘Reset All Settings’
    – rebooted the phone multiple times

    the phone still didn’t connect to t-mobile

    finally, i found this -> http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/128573459/ultras-now

    it worked !

  • nontechica

    I’m very impressed! I didn’t have any problems with these directions and I am not very techy. Really appreciate the ‘easy to follow’ step by step directions. I moved to Germany recently and have been thinking about unlocking my iPhone 3G and now I finally did it and it only took minutes, if that! THANK YOU!!!!

  • dahlia

    hi, i hv some problems here. my iphone is 3GS 3.1.2. i accidentally uninstalled blackrain application on my iphone. then, my iphone screen shows itunes logo and the “connect to itunes” logo. i’ve tried to jailbreak it again with blackrain, but it can’t be done. after the jailbreak picture shows on the screen, it goes back to the itunes logo again.
    i’ve updated my itunes software to 9.2.1, but i didn’t restore my iphone bcause i heard that if i upgrade my phone to 3.1.3, i’ll lose the unlock.
    i tried to jailbreak it over and over but it doesn’t work. now my iphone is useless, i can use it since i have to jailbreak it first. what should i do then??please please help me

    thankyou so much for ur help..

  • Staceyshort1986

    how long am i supposed 2 wait 4 black snow 2 install? i have been waiting about 20mins with my phone on the loading screen.. is this normal? should i keep waiting or try again?

    • neewi

      i waited for 30 mins, then return to home and restart blackra1n, reinstalled blacksnow and it took less than 10 seconds to install. my phone is unlock now

  • ns

    ive ht my i4n 3g version 3.1.2 stuk, its in the connect to itunes menu.wt um i to do? cn i install blackra1n?
    pls hlp!!!

  • biniyam

    pls can any body attach me redsnow or blackra1n ?