How to Jailbreak iPhone 3GS using Purplera1n for Mac

purplera1n for mac was released, which helps to jailbreak the iPhone 3.0 OS in the iPhone 3GS and this tool was released for windows earlier, works perfectly fine as tested on both the OS.

Here is a short tutorial on how to Jailbreak the iPhone 3GS using purplera1n on your Mac OS X

  • Download Purplera1n for mac (Download Link)
  • After downloading, open the application. It comes as a zip file so first extract it.
  • You should be having iTunes 8.2, if not, upgrade to 8.2 version without which the Jailbreak is not possible.
  • Connect the iPhone to your mac
  • Hit on “make it ra1n” in the purplera1n app

purplera1n make it rain

The iPhone enters the recovery mode, so you get notified that purplera1n is waiting for the iPhone

purplera1n done

Then you see a picture in your iPhone with a boy, which is the Jailbreak image from geohot team like the pineapple when you use Pwnagetool or QuickPWN.
Now after its done, you get notified, and you will see a new app called Freeze with a blank icon in the iPhone. Open that.

purplera1n freeze app

On Opening the Freeze app, you can install Cydia as shown below. Cydia is an app that helps in bringing in the 3rd party applications to your iPhone.

purplera1n install cydia

Once Cydia is installed, it confirms that you have successfully jailbroken your iPhone 3GS.

purplera1n cydia app

Here is a tutorial on how to unlock iPhone 3G 3.0 firmware with ultrasn0w(unlock) and redsn0w(jailbreak). But that is for 3G, and the above tutorial is for the new iPhone 3GS phones.


  1. when i wait for purplera1n to finish the phone goes into recovery mode….and then it says done!wait…itunes pops up and says it needs to be restored i dont think this is right so what do i do?

  2. The short tutorial you mentioned was really good and easy to follow

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