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  • [Windows] How to Jailbreak iPod Touch 1G & 2G Firmware 3.0 with RedSn0w
    With RedSn0w 0.7.2 iPod Touch 1g and 2g users can jailbreak 3.0 firmware on Windows. Before following this guide please restore your iPod Touch to 3.0 firmware. To get the 3.0 firmware you have to connect to iTunes, check for updates, and buy it for about $10. Yes Apple is screwing you. Positive side is that if you have both a 1g and a 2g you get to download firmware for both for $10.

    You will need RedSn0w 0.7.2 which you can download right here along with the 3.0 firmware file for your device. Since you already bought and downloaded the firmware in order to upgrade to 3.0 you can find it one your computer

    iPod2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw is the iPod Touch 2g 3.0 firmware file.
    iPod1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw is the iPod Touch 1g 3.0 firmware file.

    On XP they are located in
    CDocuments and Settings\ YOUR USER NAME \Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates\

    On Vista the are located in
    CUsers\ YOUR USER NAME \AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates\

    Lets begin. Extract redsn0w-win_0.7.2.zip to a location on your computer and run redsn0w.exe.

    Click Browse.

    Find your firmware file, select it, and click Open.

    RedSn0w will tell you that the ISPW has been successfully identified. Click Next.

    You'll see a pop up as RedSn0w does some stuff.

    Select to Install Cydia and click Next.

    Now you should plug in your iPod Touch and turn it off. Once you are done click Next.

    RedSn0w gives you instructions. We are entering DFU mode now. First hold the power button for 3 seconds.

    Keep holding the power button and start holding the home button for 10 seconds.

    Release the power button but continue holding the home button for 30 seconds.

    RedSn0w does its thing. Let it.

    Finally RedSn0w has finished loading everything onto your iPod Touch. You will see a pretty screen on your iPod as it is being jailbroken. Don't mess with your iPod while all this is going on. After your iPod restarts you are done!

    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Windows] How to Jailbreak iPod Touch 1G & 2G Firmware 3.0 with RedSn0w started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 188 Comments
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      I have an IPod touch 2G on one the beta 3.0 and it's still working fine. I don't think I'm going to pay $10 just to upgrade it.
    1. petereoin's Avatar
      petereoin -
      Thanks to the Dev team, this worked like a charm
    1. djpeetur's Avatar
      djpeetur -
      what setting do i need to change for it to work on tmobile after unlock?
    1. xSceneMidgetx's Avatar
      xSceneMidgetx -
      Updated to 3.0 with iTunes 8.2
      Started redsn0w 0.7.1
      Did everything but it was stuck at "Waiting for reboot" so I hit Cancel and did everything from beginning again and it worked on the 2nd time.
      Hope it helps..
    1. AllSystemGo's Avatar
      AllSystemGo -
      What is the best way to swipe everything from your iPod??? Does the update do just that??
    1. xSceneMidgetx's Avatar
      xSceneMidgetx -
      Quote Originally Posted by AllSystemGo View Post
      What is the best way to swipe everything from your iPod??? Does the update do just that??
      Restoring does that pretty well..
    1. Samantha Roth's Avatar
      Samantha Roth -
      Does it matter which version of Itunes you have? I know i havent updated it to 8.2 but im not sure how to check which version it is now...
    1. xSceneMidgetx's Avatar
      xSceneMidgetx -
      From top.. Help > About iTunes
      And I guess you must have 8.2 in order to upgrade/restore to 3.0
    1. TreoTra93's Avatar
      TreoTra93 -
      I have Windows 7. And it gets stuck at Waitning for reboot. I don't really know what to do? Should I just give up or has anybody had luck with it on Windows 7?

      Haha, no worries, I fixed it.
      If anyones on Windows 7, it works.
      I just held down the home button a little longer. I don't know if that's what made it work but it works. I think. My iPod is still one "Downloading Jailbreak Data..."
      Just try over and over again I guess?
    1. Samantha Roth's Avatar
      Samantha Roth -
      I got the firmware for free. I updated to 8.2, everything went very smoothly. Jailbroken 3.0 Ipod Touch 1G =]Thank you.
    1. keviNNz's Avatar
      keviNNz -
      where do i find the ispw file i downloaded on itunes.
    1. VASQUCA's Avatar
      VASQUCA -
      i just downloaded the new 3.0 version for ipod 2g. it installed on my ipod and itunes but i cant find the software update to start the red snow app. i found the folder but it was empty... anyone know what's going on????? please let me know. thanks, c.v.
    1. xSceneMidgetx's Avatar
      xSceneMidgetx -
      You can re-download the .ipsw file, just Google..
    1. flaviocontreras's Avatar
      flaviocontreras -
      This is for anyone that is having problems finding their ispw folder after updating to 3.0 software for vista or xp.

      Using XP or Vista. you need to open "My Computer"

      XP - go to the top menu and slect options > Folder Options

      Vista - Top left button that says Organize > Folder and Search Options

      In that window you need to click the " VIEW " tab on top.



      Then unclick the option to " hide protected operating system files "

      Once that's done click "apply" then ok and exit out of the window.

      then go to this dir

      users > "USERNAME" > appdata > roaming > apple computer > itunes >

      and the folder holding the downloaded file will be there
    1. TreoTra93's Avatar
      TreoTra93 -
      Haha, I think I also got the firmware for free? But I'm not sure. I never had to login or anything to my account so I don't think I paid. awesome
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by TreoTra93 View Post
      Haha, I think I also got the firmware for free? But I'm not sure. I never had to login or anything to my account so I don't think I paid. awesome
      What firmware did you get for free?
    1. pennywise2515's Avatar
      pennywise2515 -
      I jailbroke my ipod 1G to 3.0 but when i enter the app store to download any apps i previously paid for, i.e. Y! Fan Pro, it lists the price and then Buy Now. I logged in to the same account i used for the previous firmware before entering the app store

      Also if I can't re-download those apps without having to pay for them, can I hit restore and bring it back to my previous firmware? I backed-up before I went to 3.0 but don't know where iTunes saves the back up file
    1. unholy3000's Avatar
      unholy3000 -
      I have upgrade 1g ipod touch 8g n worked great running vista but was just wondering any news on cracked ipa's for the 3.0 firmware? Other than that great job devteam worked with ease
    1. enopola's Avatar
      enopola -
      Worked fine for me, no problems.
    1. swimin304's Avatar
      swimin304 -
      i followed the instructions and i guess it worked but when i download apps from cydia they don't show up on my springboard. Have them in the settings menu and cydia says they are installed. What do i need to do. I've rebooted. Can't even download winterboard or sbsettings