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  • iPod Touch 2G Non-Tethered Jailbreak Guide for Mac
    This is a guide on how to jailbreak your iPod Touch 2G using a mac. Please note that it involves using command line so, you may find it difficult. If so, please wait for some until the DevTeam or some third party releases some guided software.

    1. Download the firmware files mentioned below:

    3. Download the rslite101.zip file from here and extract it.



    4. Open the extracted rslite folder and open CustomPackages folder inside it. Ctrl + Click on the CydiaInstaller.bundle and select Show Package Contents. It will display a file Info.plist.







    5. Download the PwnageTool and keeping the previous window open, Ctrl + Click on Pwnage Tool app and select Show Package Contents. Navigate to /Contents/Resources/CustomPackages. Ctrl + Click on CydiaInstaller.bundle and select Show Package Contents. A window will pop-up with some files in it. Copy the Info.plist file from previously opened window and paste it into this window. When asked about replacing the file, click Replace.













    6. Now, download this modded bundle file and extract it. Copy the extracted file named iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a.bundle





    7. Again Ctrl + Click on the Pwnage Tool and Select Show Package Contents. Navigate to /Contents/Resources/FirmwareBundles and paste the file copied earlier here. Close the window.









    8. Now, connect your iPod to the Mac and open Pwnage Tool app by double clicking it. Click OK in the pop-up window.





    9. Select Expert Mode and select iPod as the Device. Click the arrow button to go the next step.



    10. Let the software search for the 2.2.1 firmware file you downloaded above. Select the 2.2.1 firmware and click the arrow button to go to the next step.



    11. Double Click on General and Set the Partition Size if you like. Click the next arrow to get to the next option. This one is for iPhone, so again click arrow to go to next step. Click on Download packages and double click Open SSH to download it (optional). Click the arrow and select the checkbox infront of Cydia Installer to install Cydia. Again click the arrow. Select your boot logo and recovery logo or deselct the checkboxes to keep the default apple ones. Click the arrow, select build and again click the arrow to start building the custom firmware.















    12. Type a name for your custom fimrware and select the location to save it. It'd be better if you save this in the same folder as Pwnage Tool (named Jailbreak in this case) for convenience. After some time, it will show a pop-up asking your password, type it and click OK.







    13. Now, it will ask you if you have already pwned the iPod, click Yes (just do it!). After that, click OK on the next pop-up asking you to put the iPod in restore mode (though don't do it).







    14. Change the extension of custom firmware file from .ipsw to .zip and select Use .zip in the extension pop-up.











    15. Extract the zipped firmware and navigate to the /Firmware/dfu directory. From there, copy the file named iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu to a folder. Rename it to iBSS221pwn.dfu







    16. Navigate to /Firmware/all-flash/all_flash.n72ap.production/ directory and copy the file named LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.img3. Place it in the same folder as the previous file.





    17. Change the extension of 2.1.1 firmware file from .ipsw to .zip and select Use .zip in the extension pop-up. Extract the zipped firmware and navigate to the /Firmware/dfu directory. From there, copy the file named iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu to the same folder as before. Rename it to iBSS211.dfu















    18.Download the 24kpwn patch from here. Extract it to get the file LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.patch Place it in the same directory as the other three files.





    19. Now, download the LIBUSB for Mac package from here as per your OSX version. Extract the downloaded file to get libusb.pkg and double click to install it.





    20. Open Terminal in your Mac and navigate to the directory with patch and other files.



    21. Type in the commands below, line by line.

    Code:
    	bspatch LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.img3 LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.img3.new LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.patch
    	rm -rf LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.img3
    	cp LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.img3.new LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.img3
    	rm -rf LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.img3.new
    








    22. After that, copy the LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.img3 in the directory to /Firmware/all_flash/all_flash.n72ap.production/ directory of your extracted custom 2.2.1 firmware. Select Replace on the pop-up.







    23. Again open terminal and navigate to the main directory of your extracted custom firmware. Type the command below:

    Code:
    zip -r ../CustomFirmware.ipsw ./
    






    Now, you'll get a firmware file named CustomFirmware.ipsw in the same directory where the extracted custom firmware is.



    25. Put the iPod into DFU mode using our guide here.

    26. Now copy all the files (not folders) in rslite directory to the directory containing the patch and other files. Make sure iTunes is not running.





    27. Open Terminal and navigate to this directoy. Run rslite by typing the command ./rslite and issue the following command:

    Code:
    !iBSS211.dfu
    




    After this, the screen of the iPod will turn white.

    28. Now, again run rslite by typing ./rslite and type the commands below, one by one:

    Code:
    #pwn211ibss.txt
    !iBSS221pwn.dfu
    






    29. Now, iTunes will open and show a pop-up that iPod is in Recovery Mode. Click OK.



    30. Option + Click on the Restore button and navigate to the directory where CustomFirmware.ipsw is located and select it. Click OK and let iTunes will restore the iPod.



















    31. After some time, it will show a pop-up saying the iPod has been Restored, click OK.



    32. When the iPod will boot, it will be jailbroken and non-tethered as well! Go and play around with newly installed Cydia!



    Only the credit for making this tutorial goes to me. All the credit for the hack goes only to chronic, CPICH, ius, planetbeing, pod2g, posixninja, and co.

    P.S. I am not liable if you brick you iPod Touch though there are no chances of it, if you follow the above step by step. I have followed the same (duh!)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPod Touch 2G Non-Tethered Jailbreak Guide for Mac started by sayam View original post
    Comments 68 Comments
    1. hybirdd's Avatar
      hybirdd -
      cheers sayam!
    1. daching's Avatar
      daching -
      Wow that looks huge.
      The Windows tutorial seemed shorter.
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by daching View Post
      Wow that looks huge.
      The Windows tutorial seemed shorter.
      It's all manual (unlike win)
    1. lor443's Avatar
      lor443 -
      Sayam! your customrestore.ipsw is on 290.2 mb mines 1.39 gb can u help me please?
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      i cant even see how someone could not follow the directions bad enough to brick

      great tutorial!!!

      its also funny how soo many people asked for this and no one is even commenting on it
    1. bluaeon's Avatar
      bluaeon -
      that is one detailed tut. thanks a bunch, now i can jb my bro's ipod.
    1. inscrip's Avatar
      inscrip -
      Cant find the proper link to LibUSB Any help appreciated!

      Great Tut!



      *Edit*
      Found it here

      http://www.ellert.se/twain-sane/
    1. noogles's Avatar
      noogles -
      thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou
    1. Buddy17's Avatar
      Buddy17 -
      holy crap!! that thing is HUGE! good luck apple-fanatics!
    1. ethereal's Avatar
      ethereal -
      awesome!.. time to try it out!
    1. hawkeye649's Avatar
      hawkeye649 -
      makes me wish I had waited for a 2g rather than gett8ng a 1g for Xmas.
    1. Jayy17's Avatar
      Jayy17 -
      you know how you said it would take an idiot to brick his ipod...
      well about that... ahaha
      after the last step...
      wont turn on or restart
      or be detected by itunes...
      try this
      and get...
      jayys-mac-mini:jailbreak Jayy$ !iBSS211.dfu
      -bash: !iBSS211.dfu: event not found
      jayys-mac-mini:jailbreak Jayy$
    1. Perrosqui's Avatar
      Perrosqui -
      Have a problem and the end. when u use the terminal for the ./rslite
      i keep getting cannot execute binary file. can any1 help ? Dont know what that means ?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Brick!
    1. norcal415's Avatar
      norcal415 -
      Have a problem and the end. when u use the terminal for the ./rslite
      i keep getting cannot execute binary file. can any1 help ? Dont know what that means ?

      make sure you have the rite directory on terminal .. For example this is how my directory looks
      cd /Users/Carlos/Desktop/Jailbreak/

      BY the way Great Gui!!! worked for me the first time. Just make sure to follow the steps CAREFULLY! and you wont have any problems. THANX man!
    1. XenonKilla's Avatar
      XenonKilla -
      BWAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA Are you kidding me? Like 600 steps to do that ***** on a MAC or if you own a PC you can just download QuickFreedom and eliminate all the hassle! Man it's times like these that I remember why I own a PC and not a MAC
    1. Sweetboy's Avatar
      Sweetboy -
      The Jailbreak does not work, right from the start when you try and change the Info.plist you get a message come up saying, The item "Info.plist" could not be moved because "Cydiainstaller. bundle" cannot be modified.
      So pray do tell, how i get around that hurdle then?
    1. norcal415's Avatar
      norcal415 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sweetboy View Post
      The Jailbreak does not work, right from the start when you try and change the Info.plist you get a message come up saying, The item "Info.plist" could not be moved because "Cydiainstaller. bundle" cannot be modified.
      So pray do tell, how i get around that hurdle then?
      drag and drop PwnageTool fromPwnageTool_2.2.5.dmg to the Jailbreak Folder you Created for Storing the other files.just as it shows on the guides then try again. (make sure pwnagetool is not in the PwnageTool_2.2.5.dmg)
    1. inimicus's Avatar
      inimicus -
      Regarding "30. Ctrl + Click on the Restore button and navigate to the directory where CustomFirmware.ipsw is located and select it. Click OK and let iTunes will restore the iPod."

      It should be Ctrl + OPTION + Click the restore button.

      And yes, the link to LibUSB is missing.

      Quote Originally Posted by Perrosqui View Post
      Have a problem and the end. when u use the terminal for the ./rslite
      i keep getting cannot execute binary file. can any1 help ? Dont know what that means ?
      You may need to
      Code:
      sudo chmod +x ./rslite
      then enter your password.

      This adds execute permissions to the file... although I didn't need them.
    1. Perrosqui's Avatar
      Perrosqui -
      No its nnot brick. Its still in dfu mode.