Blackra1n Jailbreaks iPhone OS 3.1.2

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Another day, another successful iPhone jailbreak story to report to you. Today, on the heels of purplera1n, iPhone OS hacker "geohot" delivered blackra1n to the masses. Updated.


With it, Windows users will have available to them a jailbreak solution for OS 3.1.2 on all iPhone and iPod touch generations. Installation is pretty simple: Download and install the app on your PC, then plug in your device.

Update: There is a warning associated with this, so read on and take note:

WARNING: Even though the GeoHot jailbreak supports 3.1.2 do not update if you are on iPhone OS 3.0.1 or 3.0. You will lose your unlock. Use PwnageTool to safely update to 3.1 without performing a baseband update. If you really must have 3.1.2 then wait for the next version of PwnageTool. If you have already updated to 3.1 or 3.1.2 without using PwnageTool then you've lost the ability to unlock for the time being. You can now use BlackRa1n to at least regain your jailbreak :)

Update provided by iClarified and the comment section. Thanks! [On the iPhone via BGR]


Christofer Haglund

So a locked iPhone is when it can only be used with one particular sim-card, correct? But what if my iPhone was purchased legitimately unlocked by my carrier right from the start (viva Europe)? Seeing as I haven't forcibly unlocked it via a jailbreak, I'm hoping it'll stay unlocked. Is this true or will I lose this ability?