iOS 3.1 Blackrain success rate?

Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by red_5, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. red_5

    red_5 Member

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    All these threads I'm seeing are making me uneasy about using Blackrain on my iPT2G. I need some input from people who have used it.

    How likely is it that I'm going to run into problems?

    How stable is the device once jailbroken?

    Does iFunBox work from the get go with a Blackrain jailbreak?

    Thanks!
  2. Best Name Ever

    Best Name Ever New Member

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    Blackrain is awesome worked great for me and i ran into zero problems. ran blackrain and i was jailbroken in less than 2 minutes. my device seems to be very stable. nothing has gone wrong. i dont use ifunbox so idk about that
    i think you should make it rain haha
  3. ChrisL

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    No, iFunBox won't work right away, you'll need to install afc2add from Cydia to get it to work. My iPod hasn't crashed or anything, so it seems to be pretty stable.
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    Crap. What about iPhone Folders? I'm just jailbreaking for filesystem access and I don't want to install anything extra, not even Cydia.
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    That too, you'll need afc2add. If anything, you can install afc2add then uninstall Cydia.
  6. red_5

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    Ok. Does afc2add use mobilesubstrate or any strange dependencies?
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    Nope, I don't think so. I could be wrong though.
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    Success rate? I've jailbroken 111 different devices. and all of them went perfect. Maybe out of the 111 device I used blackra1n for 40 of them.
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    Feelin pretty good now.

    Anyway a quick hunt on Google revealed that at least one dependency of afc2add is Erica Utilities whatever that is...
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    Other jailbreaks usually incorporate the afc routine that sets up the system for folder views (all it does it to allow you to see the rot filesystem through a file exploroer prog or app) but GeoHot left it out, figuring those who wanted it could install it manually.

    The jailbreak can take a couple of goes to work. In my view it's the fastest and most stable jailbreak I've used on my iPhone 3G, probably due to its simplicity. Not had any problems with it and, as I'm just jailbreaking for root file access and a few minor hacks and hooks, I've noticed no real speed difference.

    edit/ much of Erica Sadun's work is stuff to enable standard system ops under the jailbreak environment. You'll find a few installed naturally along with Cydia.

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