Do you have an iPhone 3GS and a burning desire to fire up Backgrounder but no access to a PC? Well dry those eyes Mac addicts, as Geohot’s baby is now ready to go on OS X. Cohorts AriX and westbaer helped Geohot pack purplera1n into a tight little Mac OS package and it’s now available on the site alongside a new and improved RC2a version for Windows. Sweet. Standard disclaimer: we’re not sure how purplera1n and the ensuing jailbreak will affect your iPhone as new OS builds come out, so proceed with caution.
Although it only made its debut yesterday, the iPhone 3GS jailbreakin’ purplera1n has already been updated and now stands at version RC2. Changes include support for Windows 7 and 64-bit rigs, enhanced payload execution, kernal patches, correction of terminal errors and more. Support for Winterboard is still notably absent from purplera1n but every indication is that this is on the way along with OS X compatibility. For those who are running RC1 and want to update to RC2, getting it up and running is as simple as installing the new build on top of RC1. Once again, those who are running the OS 3.1 need not apply.
Deciding that waiting around for the Dev-Team to release its iPhone 3GS jailbreak solution is for chumps, original iPhone unlocker Geohot has released his own jailbreaking method, with the help of chronic dev and a few others, that he has dubbed purplera1n. Best. Name. Ever. As it stands, purplera1n only supports Windows rigs (Windows 7 and 64-bit excluded) but OS X support is on the way. Hit the read link to grab a copy of purplera1n and get all the instructions you’ll need to get your Cydia fix on. And happy jailbreaking!
P.S. We’ve heard that ultrasn0w works, but it is a bit flaky for the time being.
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