How To Fix Missing ASL.dll While Running Blackra1n

Apple has released a new version of iTunes, iTunes 9.1 which changes how certain things work. If you have upgraded to iTunes 9.1, several programs will start giving you an error that ASL.dll is missing.

iTunes 9.1 Missing ASL.dll issue

This problem also occurs while trying to jailbreak iPhone using Blackra1n, when running the executable will give you an error saying that ASL.dll is missing as shown in the above screenshot.

The solution for this is simple, you will need to place the Blackra1n executables in the Apple folder under Common files in Program Files. The folder would be located in the following locations:

32 Bit – C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support

64 Bit – C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support

Once you copy the blackra1n executable to the above folder, create a shortcut for it on the desktop and double-click it to run it as usual.

Update: If you continue having problems with Blackra1n, you can use the new Spirit tool to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.3 and others.

Blackra1n and Blacksn0w Tutorial to unlock iPhone 3G/3GS

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 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.


  • 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
  • Run and install blacksn0w.
  • Please enjoy your unlocked iPhone.

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

  • Run the
  • You will see Icy replaced by an option “ra1n”.
  • Install ra1n to upgrade.
  • Once you have upgraded, again run the
  • 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

Blackra1n Sneak Peek with Blacksn0w Installed

GeoHotz is heating up the run to the launch of Blacksn0w, which will allow users to unlock iPhone 3G/3GS OS 3.12 on baseband 05.11.07. Blacksn0w release is confirmed for 4th November, and it will be completely FREE to download and unlock iPhone.

George posted a picture of the working version of Blackra1n on his TwitPic account, which also includes Blacksn0w.


Looks like November 4th is going to be a really good day for George. Does anyone see Apple cringing yet? Oh and yes, we are sure Apple lawyers might be all worked up about this :-).

Just a reminder, Blacksn0w is a absolute free download, we will post links and tutorials once it becomes active, so don’t waste your money to unlock your iPhone, when it can actually be done for FREE.

Jailbreak iPhone OS Firmware 3.1 and 3.1.2 Video Tutorial

If you are not yet comfortable with jail breaking your iPhone OS Firmware 3.1.2, using Blackra1n, here is a video tutorial which I came across on Softpedia. The video tutorial details, on how you can jailbreak your iPhone 3G and 3GS phones, which are updated to Firmware 3.1 or 3.1.2.

The video tutorial details how you can jailbreak iPhone 3G/3GS with OS 3.1 and 3.1.2 using Blackra1n.

The instructions in the video are pretty simple to understand. You may want to watch the video a couple of times, before you can start jail breaking your iPhone.