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This Cristmas 2009 I received a new ipod touch 3g. after playing with it for a day or two I found that I couldn't do anything that apple didnt want me to I couldn't even access my ipods files through the My Computer program.

So in a rebellion against this injustice I jailbroke my ipod. This instructable will teach you how to jailbrake your ipod touch

*sorry for the poor image quality, I took them with my cellphone*
*please leave feedback and sugestions and I will try to add them*
*In case of application error, try this older version. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X653HG43 *
*note only works with OS 3.1.2 and below*
*many people have been getting an weird error "ASL.dll missing" I think. Here is the solution: Move the Blackra1n.exe file to:

for 32 bit systems – C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support

for 64 bit systems – C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support

then run the program from there.

Step 1: Materials

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The things needed for this are as follows:

1. A pc running windows or mac
2. an ipod touch 3g
3. 3mb of harddrive space
4. an internet connection
5. 10 minutes of your time
6. usb to ipod cord
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omnommaster2 years ago
I tried this and my iPod won't start now. It's stuck at the connect to iTunes screen. I tried rerunning blackra1n, but it wouldn't respond.
reidy20103 years ago
skerzzz3 years ago
mine just brought up the plus with an arrow pointing to the itunes logo. and its restoring my ipod now.
blanz3 years ago
Reboot finished but not jailbroken... wth do i do?
jared11224 years ago
the black rain screen isnt showing up just the connect to itunes screen
blackra1n just gets a debug error
bminion4 years ago
does it work if your ipod is in restore mode ?
nsmith44 years ago
when i download blackra1n it downloads and opens but when i hit make it ra1n, it tells me blackra1n has stopped working and that windows is searching for a solution and redownloading the app might fix the problem but it doesnt :( plz help
Kirbsome!5 years ago
can be done via iTunes:
:O oh. i dont have an itouch yet, but i will get one sometime soon.
i am asuming it deletes everything then puts it back like how you bought it?
Deletes files, settings and apps, and updates to the latest iOS
nice. thanks.
Kirbsome!5 years ago
Alternatively, you could use the Spirit jb, on my 2g it took a minute, and automatically installed Cydia
account3r25 years ago
i dont have an itouch yet, so what is the dotted line thingy in the cvery first pic?
sorry, not cvery, very
junoseo5 years ago
does this work for the MC model?
ipad5 years ago
i curently have a 2gen ipod touch but i updated it to the 3.1.3 (7E18) firmwear using itunes. model: MB528ZP 8GB. and ive been on over a thousand different sites trying to find a way to jail break it. is it possible to jail break it using this site.

either get spirit (google Spirit) or upgrade to ios 4.0 and get redsn0w.
did that ages ago
mspearin5 years ago
When i went to install blackra1n and use it said "This Application has failed to start because ASL.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem" i treis to re-install it quite a few times but the same thing happend. Is there a way around this?
dogs10109 (author)  mspearin5 years ago
This happened to me this past week (thurs. July 1, 2010). To tell u the truth I'm not sure what i did, i rebooted my computer a few times...still nothing. Then I tried using an older version of the software that i had backed up, and it worked. I will post a link to it in my instructable if the problem comes up for anyone else.
dogs10109 (author)  mspearin5 years ago
 umm....you shouldn't have to install anything unless you mean when your trying to install cydia on you itouch/iphone. The actual black ra1n program should boot directly from the downloaded .exe file. try opening the file instead of installing it. *if this didn't help I can try to help you further, but, it would greatly help if you could specify you PC's OS, your ipod firmware version, what u have (ipod touch or iphone), and how your trying to run/install the blackra1n program and if your talking about having trouble installing it  on you ipod or on your computer (Im assuming your talking about installing it on your computer).
graham2775 years ago
do u need to downgrade it to 3.1.2?
dogs10109 (author)  graham2775 years ago
not anymore :P (july 4, 2010)
ipad graham2775 years ago
could be an option

can you givs the link
heidrune5 years ago
it didnt work for me, when i ran blackrain my ipod told me i should connect to itunes and i did, restored it ad everything is back to normal and blackrain isnt in it... :(
dogs10109 (author)  heidrune5 years ago
when i first jail broke my ipod this happened to, to resolve this simply re-run blackra1n until u see the geohot picture shown on step 4 PS: i had to run it a few-times before it worked, and there are some models of 2nd-gen itouchs that cant be jail broken (usually have a shiny sticker on back with a special serial number)
aronrox5 years ago
ok, so i have one huge question..actually two......is this free? and if so....then if I get the new iOS 4, will my ipod get re-jailed?
you will have to re jailbreak after any update.
dogs10109 (author)  shenker105 years ago
yes, u will. but there are updates after about a month or two, to "un-jail" your device
dogs10109 (author)  aronrox5 years ago
yes, this is free, and yes, your ipod will become "re-jailed" if u upgrade your itouch/iphone OS
I know blackra1n is a little inconvenient as you lose your jailbreak every time you reboot the device. Have you found a workaround, or know of a good way to deal with that?
It's because for the 3rd gen it was a tethered jailbrake but now after awhile Geohot has released an untethered version. Which means, do the jailbreak again and this time you can turn your ipod off and still keep the jailbreak :)
dogs10109 (author)  lukethebook3335 years ago
 the workaround is to rerun blackra1n when you are in recovery mode and when it reboots after running blackra1n everything will be there still.
 I used Quickpwn for my 1st gen. It's running the newest firmware, untethered. 
I dislike Blackra1n... Unfortunately, Quickpwn is only available for macs, but you can download the jailbroken firmware from some torrent sites.

To the author:
Nice instructable.
But, I'm pretty positive it wasn't Geohot who created jailbreaking.... He just made Blackra1n. 
I've been jailbreaking my 1st gen ipod since the 1.1.1 jailbreak on jailbreakme.com... Quickpwn was the greatest invention ever..... (for jailbreaking of course...)
dogs10109 (author)  iamtoats5 years ago
I am sorry if I gave that concludion, please note its location and ill try  to fix it ASAP.
dogs10109 (author)  lukethebook3335 years ago

So far I have not been able to find a version of Blackra1n that doesnt require you to rerun it after a reboot, rerut i know that there are very few apps/downloads that require a reboot. I have only had to do it twice for apps that actually mod the base software. Rumers are that Geohot, the developer of blackra1n, it close to making a untethered version of it, but the time frame is unknown to me

dogs10109 (author) 5 years ago
 Ok many people have been having trouble with the reboot process, if the ipod doesn't reboot then rerun blackra1n until it does boot to the springboard(screen with all of the apps on it) 

*ps: blackra1n currently doesn't work with the most recent ipod touch firmware (v. 3.1.3) and the most recent iphone firmware (whatever it currently is); i recommend that you wait to upgrade firmware until blackra1n is able to crack it.*
Rickyrrr85 years ago
same happened to me
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