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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. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kike04 View Post
      Trying to jailbreak an ipod touch 2G, it uses firmware 2.2.1 and Im trying to jailbreak that firmware as well... Thanks for replying.
      RedSn0w will JB 2.21
    1. iUnix's Avatar
      iUnix -
      I was stock in Waiting for Reboot? how long this could take? is it an hours? or minutes? when im trying to open my ipod touch i doesn't not open, please help me and give some ideas and technquies!

      I was stock in Waiting for Reboot? how long this could take? is it an hours? or minutes? when im trying to open my ipod touch i doesn't not open, please help me and give some ideas and technquies! Please help me.... my team mates!
    1. iamawesome's Avatar
      iamawesome -
      does this still work with a pc or does it have to be a mac?
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      pc 2
    1. Aurora Bearialis's Avatar
      Aurora Bearialis -
      I'm at 3.1.3 how do I take it back to 3.0?
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      depends what type of ipod touch do u have
    1. Aurora Bearialis's Avatar
      Aurora Bearialis -
      Quote Originally Posted by battlecrushr View Post
      depends what type of ipod touch do u have
      nevermind I did it
    1. andresaic's Avatar
      andresaic -
      get back to the 3.1.2. that's the best firmware for ipod or iphone. easy to jailbrake. just download blackra1n and done.
    1. jewwy's Avatar
      jewwy -
      how do i fix it if i didnt restore it

      wont turn back on
    1. andresaic's Avatar
      andresaic -
      it's easy. download 3.1.2 for ipod touch 1g, 2g or 3g depending on your ipod touch and download blackra1n. if you have trouble go to youtbe.com i have a video of jailbraking the ipod touch.
    1. moneyjoey's Avatar
      moneyjoey -
      step 2 problems: I cant find the one for my ipod because its not 3.0 version. How do I go about this?
    1. littlereddevil's Avatar
      littlereddevil -
      What software version does my ipod touch need? Is 3.1.3 compatible?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by moneyjoey View Post
      step 2 problems: I cant find the one for my ipod because its not 3.0 version. How do I go about this?
      Connect to iTunes and you should be able to buy it there.

      Quote Originally Posted by littlereddevil View Post
      What software version does my ipod touch need? Is 3.1.3 compatible?
      It depends on which model iPT you have - the 1G and 2G model MB can be JB on 3.13 2G MC models and 3G can't.
    1. Sueco's Avatar
      Sueco -
      I just have a question, i got 1G 1.1.4 version, and on my Itunes it says that i can only upgrade to 3.1 for 2G? What should i do?
    1. ktanaka's Avatar
      ktanaka -
      Success
    1. rajpatel275's Avatar
      rajpatel275 -
      thankssss
    1. eaglewings's Avatar
      eaglewings -
      It seems like to use rapidshare, you have to buy something from one of their sponsors? Could you upload it in a new place?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      You've revived a 2 year old thread? What are you trying to do?
    1. eaglewings's Avatar
      eaglewings -
      I'm trying to install a whited00r on 1G iPod Touch. But I got a restore error so I wanted to use redsn0w to get past that. But THe redsn0w available in most places seems to be latest version that won't work on 1G.

      So I found this which should works on 1G except I can't download the file because rapidshare makes it hard on you.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      You should try MediaFire or something other then RapidShare, I've had bad experiences in the past. If you still can't get Redsn0w, I reccomend you try Sn0wbreeze.