|Stable release||2 / 1st Oct 2009|
|Operating system||Windows and Mac OS X|
purplera1n is a utility that jailbreaks version 3.0 and up of the iPhone OS. It achieves this by patching the firmware of the device "on the fly", meaning it edits the firmware located on the device whilst in DFU (Device Firmware Upgrade) mode. It allows users to install either Cydia or Rock App, a Cydia alternative. This allows the user to gain access to the root directory and file system. By gaining access to those, users can install themes, tweaks and other homebrew applications.
Purplera1n has been superseded by blackra1n.