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  • [ HOW TO ] Jailbreak iPod Touch with redsn0w | 1G/2G | OS X


    This guide shows you how to jailbreak your iPod Touch (1G or 2G) using the DevTeam's redsn0w tool.

    First you'll need to do two things:
    1. Backup and Restore your iPod Touch. Just connect to iTunes and sync. If you have any Cydia apps from a previous firmware, they will be deleted when we restore. Here's a few places you may want to back up manually if you're worried about it... I didn't.

      /var/mobile/Library/AddressBook - Contacts
      /var/mobile/Library/Calendar - Calendar
      /var/mobile/Library/Notes - Notes
      /var/mobile/Library/Safari - Bookmarks, Cookies
      /var/mobile/Library/SMS - Text Messages.
    2. Download redsn0w.

      redsn0w 0.7 for Mac Megaupload Rapidshare
    Alright, open redsn0w now that you've downloaded it. You'll be greeted with the welcome screen, and asked to browse for your 3.0 .ipsw file. You should have already restored to it, so if you don't have it on your desktop (read: you downloaded it through iTunes), it will most likely be located at Macintosh HD/Users/(your name) Library/iTunes/iPod Software Updates/iPod2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw in your computer.



    Browse to it and find it, and redsn0w should sit a sec saying processing, then tell you the IPSW has been successfully identified. Click Next.



    redsn0w will run through a flurry of info in a popup window.





    Next you'll be asked if you want to install Cydia. You do. Click Next.



    K, this bit is a LITTLE tricky. You'll see the screen with instructions on entering DFU mode - only thing to be aware of is you should have your iPod Touch IN HAND when you press Next (after following the instructions to turn it off while connected), with your fingers ready to press Power and Home at same time - the instructions come fast, and are on a precise time limit. I had to do it twice.



    Follow the instructions in holding down the power button and various steps.



    Now you'll see the app telling you more info as it goes through its steps. During this time your iPod Touch will have some images on it as well.







    Assuming all went well, that's it! Click Finish, and your iPod Touch will sit doing some more stuff about 2 minutes, then you're all good!




    Note: If your iPod Touch won't start back up (just goes to Apple loading screen and stays), its probably because you didn't Restore to a fresh 3.0 BEFORE running this tool.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [ HOW TO ] Jailbreak iPod Touch with redsn0w | 1G/2G | OS X started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 164 Comments
    1. supertaco99's Avatar
      supertaco99 -
      my ipod touch (2.2.1 jailbroken firmware) won't restore to the 3.0 firmware i downloaded. I'm sure i downloaded the right one. It goes all the way until 'varifying software', then a pop up comes up saying an unexpected error occured, error(10). Apparently this error is very rare since i couldnt find much info about it. Some people say its probably itunes. i have version 8.1.something. I plan on using redsn0w for the jailbreak, but obvs i need to restore first. Help would be much appreciated
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      With the iPod Touch you have to pay for FW3.0
      Buy it and it will work.
    1. kylglly's Avatar
      kylglly -
      it says unable to recognize specified IPSW... on the first step
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      resn0w?
      you need a 3.0 one.
    1. andresaic's Avatar
      andresaic -
      just update your ipod touch to 3.1.2 and download blackra1n for ur computer and jailbrake it. that easy. and if you wnat to use redsnow, download a ipsw. that is readeble by redsnow, in this case you should download another ipsw.
    1. saxophone_13's Avatar
      saxophone_13 -
      Thank you my ipod touch is sooo much cooler now!
    1. andresaic's Avatar
      andresaic -
      you're welcome
    1. o1000o's Avatar
      o1000o -
      mine keeps sayin downloading jailbreak data for like 30 mins. wat do i do
    1. andresaic's Avatar
      andresaic -
      what blackra1n RC do you have? to have the latest one, download it from blackra1n.com, it should be blackra1n RC3. that one should work. if you have one of the new ipods your are going to JB and then re-JB and that will work because those new ipod have a new iboot app. if you are on a pc your computer must be a x64 bit. if you are in a mac you will not have a problem.
    1. slappycider's Avatar
      slappycider -
      Ok! So, this is my first time doing all of this and I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT I AM DOING! All I want to do is get Cydia for free apps and then maybe do a TEENY tiny bit of customization AND NOTHING ELSE. So, will this give me the Cydia app on my iPod Touch 2G so I can get the ********** app? Thanks!
    1. andresaic's Avatar
      andresaic -
      hah ok. if you want, u can go to YouTube - andresaic's Channel and i have a video of jailbraking an ipod touch, this is should work with any ipod touch generation.
    1. slappycider's Avatar
      slappycider -
      I have a mac though. urg. i really want to know how to do this before I buy one for christmas! HELP PLEASE
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      RedSn0w does not work for 3.12 - you will need BlackSn0w, but it might be tethered depending on the device.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Neither the Dev Team nor GeoHot approve of stealing software.
      Jailbreaking should not be used to steal software and if that's what you want to do then I hope no one helps you.
    1. slappycider's Avatar
      slappycider -
      Thanks for being nice about it. I forget to explain how my dad develops apps and he would give em to me for free but he doesn't have the time to so I have to use **********
      Talk to you later, jerk.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      So you're a thief? Ask your dad what he thinks of that.
      Goodbye.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by slappycider View Post
      Ok Smart-Alick. I am not a thief and neither is his father. I asked one simple question and I got it answered faster than this crap barrel you call "Modmyi". Want to know where I went? I CALLED APPLE. The representative on the phone was more helpful than you. Good-Bye "confuscious". :P
      You asked Apple about jailbreaking and stealing their apps? Yeah, we believe you. Get lost!
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      omg. LOL.
      BTW even if your daddy was an app dev he would only be able to give you the apps he made for free...
    1. akkafailo's Avatar
      akkafailo -
      HOW THE HELL DO I JAILBREAK iPod Touch 3rd Generation with 8gbs'? Not BLACKRA1N ! blackrain doen's work on 8gb 3G iTouches. Please, genius people help me i wanna play games & do cool stuff
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      BlackERa1n does work with the ipt3G 8Gb - what's your problem?