Procedure to Jailbreak iPhone and iPod Touch With iPhone OS 3.1.2 Using Blackra1n

Written By Sam on 12 October 2009

Recently we wrote a post about the availability of “Blackra1n to Jailbreak iPhone and iPod Touch with iPhone OS 3.1.2“. blackra1n is a 30 second jailbreaking tool which will help you to jailbreak iPhone and iPod Touch with 3.1.2 OS. The blackra1n will work only on Windows and there is no Mac version yet. blackra1n can be used to jailbreak iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 2G and iPod Touch 3G.

Warning to 3G and 3GS Unlockers : Do not upgrade to 3.1.2 using iTunes if you want to keep your unlock. Baseband cannot be downgraded and also blackra1n doesn’t hacktivate.


Procedure to jailbreak iPhone and iPod Touch Using blackra1n

  • Download the latest iTunes and take a backup of all your important data.
  • Upgrade to the latest iPhone OS 3.1.2 if you haven’t already done it.
  • Now connect your iPhone or iPod Touch to the computer
  • Download blackra1n and double click it to start the program.
  • Now click on the “make it ra1n” button.
  • Your iPhone or iPod Touch will be placed in recovery mode and you will see a picture of GeoHot instead of the regular recovery mode screen.
  • blackra1n will run in the background and your iPhone/iPod will reboot.
  • After the reboot is completed your iPhone is jailbroken and you will see a blackra1n icon on the desktop.
  • Now click the blackra1n icon to launch the application (Internet connectivity is required).
  • Select Cydia and press the Install button at the top right of the screen to download and install the packages like Cydia, Rock or Icy etc.

If you are successful then you will have a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch with iPhone OS 3.1.2.

Also Read These Posts

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9 Responses to “Procedure to Jailbreak iPhone and iPod Touch With iPhone OS 3.1.2 Using Blackra1n”

  1. Will Nowell says:


    I tried to install blackra1n but nothing happened, I got all the way to when blackra1n restarts my iPhone but nothing happens on the desktop, theres no blackra1n icon on the desktop.

    Also this may be very stupid of me to say but I’ve got on my iPhone desktop, Cydia and Installous. I don’t know what to do next and I’m felling very stupid.



  2. James says:

    blackra1n works fine if you go to their website first then click the screen for the info about installing it, they plug in your ipod pr iphone then click begin reboot and jailbreak process and it will do the work for you. Your phone will restart and their will be an icon somewhere within the phones app menu.

    Its very easy and to think I paide this one company to unlock it using software and had no luck. And this installed in under 30 seconds.

  3. marcus says:

    Ok this is making no sense, i used black rain 2 days ago it worked like a charm, unfortunately though the links for the restores on this page arent for the ipod touch, no biggie i got them elsewhere, i went to restore my itouch after jail breaking, restore went fine( only did it to make sure there was no corruption in the file or errors) but now blackrain doesnt work! it starts up and puts the touch into restore mode but now geohots pic doesnt show up nor does it reboot its just a black screen, so i push the power button and it reboots, and everything is normal no jail break? According to black rain everything worked and my itouch is jb’d ? But its not? ive tried 4 times now and still nothing! so i guess i have to spend another hour restoring it again if that works great if not then i guess theres a glitch in black rain that only allows you to jailbreak once? I dont even know if thats possible but thats what it seems like.

  4. marcus says:

    Well I did another restore, and realised that before I had restored the first time, I had not deleted or removed some files that I had placed in the “general_storage” area of the media file in the touch, I know they are still there because after I restored and plugged in the touch, the camera and scanner wizard came up and tried to transfer those files. I thought restoring was more or less like a system file format(something like ubuntu uses if you want to format root/ but not your home files) But I guess i was mistaken.

    I noticed that blackra1n creates a log in the form of a txt file so I deleted it and tried to make it rain again, no luck, I get the screen on the touch with the usb cable and the itunes icon. I know the first time I used it that never showed it went directly to geohots pic. I’ve tried deleting all backups, all of my sync history and also running ccleaner to get rid of any pesky leftovers.

    After 2 restores and 4 downloads of blackra1n rc3, I clik on it and press “make it rain” it goes through the motions as if it is jailbreaking the touch but im left with a blank screen. Does anyone know why this might be happening? Im thinking that it’s because I didnt uninstall blackra1n or delete my transfered files before I did the restore, I would appreciate any help with figuring this out. I’ve googled around for a few hours and it seems im the only one having this particular problem, Thanks you guys for any help you can provide!

  5. marcus says:

    I figured out what the problem is! Of course it was the only thing I didnt check , because I didnt have to do it the first time. You have to kill Itunes helper, ipod management exe, and leave itunes running. Just thought i’d post it here if anyone else has this problem.

  6. troy says:

    ok how do i do that?

  7. mark says:

    i have uninstall the blackrain and i want to install it again.. what should i do?

  8. raunak bhadani says:

    while unlocking my iphone 2g i am facing problems……………. blackra1n not working .as i double click on the icon it says
    “this applicationhas failed to start because ASL.dll was not found. then when i click ok “make it ra1n “appears but after clicking it ,the computer says has stopped working.
    plzzzz plzzz help me wat to do………………..
    i am using vista ……..

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