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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. JamesRiot's Avatar
      JamesRiot -
      Quote Originally Posted by flaviocontreras View Post
      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.

      NEED TO SELECT

      " SHOW HIDEN FILES AND FOLDERS "

      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
      THAT was exactly what I needed to know, I was going insane looking for those folders. Thanks!
    1. xx360sniper's Avatar
      xx360sniper -
      Jomann i have the EXACT SAME PROBLEM. word for word. i have x64 vista home premium and it doesn't work. manual restart doesn't work, automatic restart doesn't work. it just doesn't work . i don't have any other computer. i guess i'm just screwed.
    1. blu3pho3nix3's Avatar
      blu3pho3nix3 -
      hi there..im using itouch 3..it seems it doesnt work for me..
      help me pls..thanks in advance
    1. Necitony's Avatar
      Necitony -
      just got my 2gen itouch and this was my first successful jailbreak thanks cody for the great guide gonna go play with my new 3.0 f/w now
    1. Darkhunter130's Avatar
      Darkhunter130 -
      Hmm i cant find the firmware file on my PC im running vista 32
    1. senex's Avatar
      senex -
      vista 64b acted up...XP/redsn0w .8 worked first time flawless.
      Thanks for the efforts.
    1. C.Grizzy's Avatar
      C.Grizzy -
      it doesn't say app data anywhere when i go to my username. wtf why isn't it there??
    1. transpire's Avatar
      transpire -
      Thanks man
    1. usingthejohn's Avatar
      usingthejohn -
      alright, i downloaded FW3.0 for my cousin's iTouch, and ran the file. Everything downloaded, and now i'm stuck on "waiting for reboot"...is there a way to get this to work on Vista x64? I' don't have any other computers.

      thanks
    1. leesa246's Avatar
      leesa246 -
      I have looked at so many ways to jailbreak my ipod touch.... most of them involve a shitload of backstepping and redoing and rjgpeowrjgpoerjgpoej!!! I've ALWAYS put it off, and then I decided to look into it hoping it would be more advanced than over a year and a half ago.

      By golly. Thank you so much. SO EASY.
    1. waldoctg's Avatar
      waldoctg -
      Nice tut!
    1. nyska's Avatar
      nyska -
      After the jailbreaking process, can I restore my contacts etc. and apps from the itunes backup?

      don't worry i answered that question myself!

      100% succesful jailbreak, cept the first time everything was ok, and after the process finished my ipod didnt turn back on Restarted redsnow and repeated the process and it worked
    1. sid_iPhone`'s Avatar
      sid_iPhone` -
      i keep getting stuck on waiting for reboot.. wat to do? pl help??
    1. staypuff578's Avatar
      staypuff578 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sid_iPhone` View Post
      i keep getting stuck on waiting for reboot.. wat to do? pl help??
      Before you started the jailbreak process did you restore your ipod to a fresh 3.0? If you didnt then that is most likely your problem.
    1. nyska's Avatar
      nyska -
      Cydia stopped working so I have to rejailbreak

      So restore, redsn0w and then can I restore my backup data?(I've backed-up since jailbreaking)
    1. ragnasian's Avatar
      ragnasian -
      so i'm having problems, and i see only a few people posting the problem. i have a 2G ipod touch, that i upgraded to 3.0, i jailbroke it on windows using redsn0w. im having a problem loading anything that has to do with wifi, safari cannot get a signal, my wifinder crashes, and cydia cannot connect, or times out, its really pissing me off, is there an upgraded redsn0w? or is anyone having this problem?!?!?
    1. staypuff578's Avatar
      staypuff578 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ragnasian View Post
      so i'm having problems, and i see only a few people posting the problem. i have a 2G ipod touch, that i upgraded to 3.0, i jailbroke it on windows using redsn0w. im having a problem loading anything that has to do with wifi, safari cannot get a signal, my wifinder crashes, and cydia cannot connect, or times out, its really pissing me off, is there an upgraded redsn0w? or is anyone having this problem?!?!?
      restore it and jailbreak it with redsn0w 0.8 instead of a 0.7 version, and see if that works.
    1. gr8lats's Avatar
      gr8lats -
      thanks. Now the great fun begins.
    1. ragnasian's Avatar
      ragnasian -
      tried that, i guess its not the jailbreak thats having issues, because i "downloaded" the 3.0 update, i tried restoring it with that restore .ispw and before re-attempting to jailbreak i checked the wifi and i got the same issue. im guessing i got a sketchy download?? im going to find another source, besides that anyone having the issue?
    1. whynotubabe's Avatar
      whynotubabe -
      Thanks Cash7c3 for the guide.... just hadcked my 2g 16g itouch