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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. tom q's Avatar
      tom q -
      thanks i now know what was wrong when i tried jailbreaking my ipod touch
    1. ragnasian's Avatar
      ragnasian -
      so i called apple, they ended up sending me a brand new one, I tried my wifi with it on 2.2.1 and it worked perfect, i got the official 3.0 update from apple, and it stop working again! I found a forum on apple, and i guess hundreds of people are having the same issue when upgrading to 3.0. the weirdest part is the fact that it works everywhere else besides my house, which is the same for all the hundreds of people in the apple forum. so i know its not my internet. im wondering what then is the problem?
    1. grimmowes6's Avatar
      grimmowes6 -
      do you have to restore it through itunes?
    1. dubcitylv's Avatar
      dubcitylv -
      yes you do....
    1. dergeneral's Avatar
      dergeneral -
      Thank you,
      Don't install icy while jailbreaking with redsn0w.
      It will cause some problems, but i think it's possible to install it after the jailbreak

    1. mutisid1's Avatar
      mutisid1 -
      I have just purchased an iPod 8GB with 3.0
      I have been trying to jailbreak it using redsn0w 0.7.2
      After downloading and upzipping it I ran it.
      Redsn0w browses, identifies IPSW and starts "Preparing jailbreaking data"
      It says 'connecting to server'. After one 'bar' a message flashes something like 'downloading DFU' and nothing happens. At this time iPod is not connected to Windows (XP) PC. Next I connected iPod and repeated. Again similar activity a message flases and then nothing happens.

      According to the tutorial the next step says 'Select to install Cydia..." but I have not reached there as yet. Any suggession what is wrong?
    1. ViolentPacifist's Avatar
      ViolentPacifist -
      I don't know if this is normal but I got to the "waiting for reboot" part and it hasnt done anything else..I've been waiting about 10 mins I think.
    1. Italian_bmxer's Avatar
      Italian_bmxer -
      I can't find my firmware please help!!!
    1. The_Closer's Avatar
      The_Closer -
      link for best way to backup prior...and restore all music,pics, files etc. afterwards?
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^ lmao, I thought I linked you to that info in your original thread.
      But I'm proud that you searched and found the correct thread that has all the info you may need.
    1. The_Closer's Avatar
      The_Closer -
      LMAO! U did. I was just being impatient. Srry. Thx for all the help!
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^ no issue, no problem
    1. HitNWakes's Avatar
      HitNWakes -
      Im an iPhone person but my little brother and sister just got 2g iTouches. Is apple signing off on the fw3.0 for itouches still? I know they are not for fw3.0 on iphones. Just want to make sure if I update to 3.0 it does not force me to update to 3.1.1 then be un-jailbreakable. Currently the iTouches are at 2.2.1 & I run Windows.

      Thanks in advance. (I've searched and cannot find a solid answer)
    1. Phenom12's Avatar
      Phenom12 -
      For Some Reason The Redsnow Screen Stays On The Screen That Says Connecting To Server, Can Someone Help
    1. Hamsterd's Avatar
      Hamsterd -
      Omgomgomglololol ty!:d
    1. Alexlaws's Avatar
      Alexlaws -
      I have a problem
      Redsnow works perfectly, i followed the steps well...but at the last stage when it says 'done', the screen of my ipod touch 2g stays black. So i restarted my ipod and did it all over agin. Still the same problem.

      Pls help!
      I have iTunes 9 btw

      i think it skipped the part where it uploads the ramdisk and the kernel.
      Why is that???
    1. dirtysgbiggy's Avatar
      dirtysgbiggy -
      Ummm... can someone hep mine keeps gettting stuck at downloading jailbreak data with the spinning circle under it
    1. matt199215's Avatar
      matt199215 -
      How long does the downloading jailbreak data... stay cause myne has been on the screan for over 10 min
    1. staypuff578's Avatar
      staypuff578 -
      alex, dirty, and matt.

      did you guys restore it to a fresh 3.0 before you started any of this? (fresh as in newly bought nothing on it).
    1. Lewnik92's Avatar
      Lewnik92 -
      my screen is stuck at "uploading second phase" i have a vista 64 bit, is that what is affecting my process?