Blackra1n and Blacksn0w Tutorial to unlock iPhone 3G/3GS
By on November 3rd, 2009

George Hotz will be releasing Blacksn0w and Blackra1n RC3 on November 3rd instead of November 4th. For those who are unaware what this is, here is a bit of head up. Blacksn0w is the unlock tool for the latest 05.11.07 baseband. It will   enable official tethering on your iPhone. Blackra1n is   a jailbreak for firmware version 3.1.2 and it has been updated to RC3.

RC3 will come packed with features like:

  • hacktivation support
  • 15-second speed enhancement
  • Tiger+PPC support
  • installation of the Blackra1n app

For those who haven’t done this before, this time GeoHot has made it even more simpler for you. Here is a simple guide for it:

  • Head on to blackra1n.com and download the installer by click on the logo corresponding to your operating system.
  • Run the installer. You will find a screen popup with following screenshot.

ra1n

  • Make sure you connect your iPhone to your PC/MAC before clicking on make it ra1n.
  • When you click your make it ra1n, your Phone will reboot itself. You will now see blackra1n.app
  • Run blackra1n.app and install blacksn0w.
  • Please enjoy your unlocked iPhone.

If you haven’t deleted Blackra1n app from your iPhone, follow these steps:

  • Run the Blackra1n.app.
  • You will see Icy replaced by an option “ra1n”.
  • Install ra1n to upgrade.
  • Once you have upgraded, again run the blackra1n.app.
  • Now, you will find an option for “sn0w”.
  • Install “sn0w” and enjoy your unlocked iPhone.

P.S: Do not use this if you are on iPhone 2G

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