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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. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Great guide...Hopefully people can FOLLOW DIRECTIONS
    1. ggab's Avatar
      ggab -
      Can I unlock my 3G with this? (just kidding)
    1. 360psp's Avatar
      360psp -
      i did it awesome it worked!.
      But why no boot logos?
    1. haloguy123's Avatar
      haloguy123 -
      I see a Windows link download version, so can I assume that the process would be the same and I can follow this guide even though its for OS X?

      EDIT: To Windows users, I can confirm that this guide works on Windows (iPod Touch 2G user).
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Good guide, my daughter's just bought a Touch so I bought FW3.0 for her and tried following it. Only problem was when I tried finding the FW and cut and pasted
      iPod2,1_3.0_7A341_Resotre.ipsw
      into the search box - you might like to correct the typo. Other than that, worked flawlessly. Thanks.
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Good guide, my daughter's just bought a Touch so I bought FW3.0 for her and tried following it. Only problem was when I tried finding the FW and cut and pasted into the search box - you might like to correct the typo. Other than that, worked flawlessly. Thanks.
      I've corrected the typo
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by cash7c3 View Post
      I've corrected the typo
      Thanks - took me ages to find out why I couldn't find the file. When you read something you read what you know it is rather than what's actually there!
    1. krackers's Avatar
      krackers -
      I jailbroke and unlocked 2g iphone, but youtube does not work. Any advice????
    1. tsuishui's Avatar
      tsuishui -
      after the iPod itself installing the patch, it didnt wake up. what can i do now?
    1. c0ldw4rmth's Avatar
      c0ldw4rmth -
      jailbroke my 8gig 1st gen itouch using this guide. amazing. thank you so much. :]
    1. rodrigo_roel's Avatar
      rodrigo_roel -
      I jailbroke my Iphone 1st gen and at first it didn´t work you tube and maps so I reinstalled the costume firmware and now it worked but the bluetooth doesn´t work anymore, can not connect to any divice.
      Can someone help
      Thanks in advance
    1. alexthedude's Avatar
      alexthedude -
      i did all these steps exactly, except that i had one problem after its jailbroken. also mine was a LIL BIT DIFFERENT. so at the 2nd step where it asked if i wanted cydia and it was checked, it also asked for icy which i also checked. so i went on thru the steps and when i was finished safari, or wifi has been unable to work AT ALL. so i still would like to know wat my problem is. could it be my timing when putting it in DFU mode was off? any advice or reasons why this may be happening?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Don't install both! just cydia. Many people have reported problems with both.
      Is WiFi turned on under Settings->General->Network?
    1. yearoftherat's Avatar
      yearoftherat -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Don't install both! just cydia. Many people have reported problems with both.
      I seem to have problems with cydia in that it keeps giving me errors when i try to update essentials, etc.
    1. GOUKENTOU's Avatar
      GOUKENTOU -
      Jailbroke a 1st and 2nd gen Touch with this. No problems!
    1. jpaskin216's Avatar
      jpaskin216 -
      I downloaded version 3.0 for my 2g ipod touch. This process works until it says Patching kernel. then it just gives me an error message. I really need help.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Had you paid for and restored to FW3.0 first?
    1. icecold7472g's Avatar
      icecold7472g -
      I have been running into this problem for a week now. Why does it keep freezing
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by icecold7472g View Post
      I have been running into this problem for a week now. Why does it keep freezing
      Why does what keep freezing? What are you doing when it freezes?
    1. seandiego's Avatar
      seandiego -
      This method seems harder and less reliable than the PurpleRa1n method. Why would I choose the DevTeams method over Geohots?