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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. fujisd's Avatar
      fujisd -
      Hi,

      Brand new to Modmyi and Iphone/Ipod Touch. I have one question regarding jailbreaking the touch and 3gs. Will dong the jailbreaking process erase contacts, photos, music? I have a friends touch 2g and will update the firmware to 3.0 via itunes, but I don't want to lose any pics or music that is on their touch so I just wanted to make sure before I tried this.

      Thanks
    1. johnahue's Avatar
      johnahue -
      edit: sorry, wrong thread
    1. RatherDashing's Avatar
      RatherDashing -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jomann View Post
      Stuck at "rebooting" screen for over five mintues, just after the third faze.

      OS: windows vista home premium x64
      I bet they didn't even test it on a x64 machine did they?
      I will report back after a while, if it doesn't restart i will have to restart it myself.

      report: had to restart it myself, no errors when I turned it back on, however the cydia icon is not on the
      springboard. however I believe all the jailbreak files are installed on my iPod I will try to drag cydia into iTunes and sync it to see what happens. will report back in a little while.

      just remembered its not an ipa file so nothing I can do, however I believe if I were to either try again or restore my iPod will simply brick (safe brick) and I would have to get special tools to fix it.

      If anyone else has this EXACT PROBLEM please reply to this post.

      Just tried it on my old computer with xp 32 bit. worked perfectly.

      a note to anyone on vista 64 bit you should use windows xp for this on a 32 bit system, or vista 32 bit system for best results.
      i had the same issue
      then i unplugged the itouch and plugged it back in and restarted the program. it skipped the dfu mode cuz apperently my itouch was still in it. and it took like 2 more seconds random fast activity then it said it was all done. i went on to itouch and everything was the same. i cant even get the hdd icon on the itouch screen. not sure why this is happening at all. right now im trying to jailbreak when itouch is at 3.0 firmware and some of my apps and music and pics and such is still on there. Does this have to be done when it is on 100% clean 3.0 firmware? so i believe we both have the exact same issue. i hav 32 bit btw.

      great success. iv been trying alllll day on my computer which is vista. finally got it to work...NOT ON VISTA. i tried all day on all versions .72 .73 .8. gahh. then i gave up trying on my computer. and tryed on my moms computer which is a windows xp. got it to work FIRST TRY!! took awhile in the process becuase of using a intel celeron processor when im used to quad core on my machine. but it workd. 7hrs on vista=fail. less than half an hour on windows xp=success.
    1. jzarate15's Avatar
      jzarate15 -
      is it possible to jailbreak an ipod touch version 1.1.5?
    1. guestman111's Avatar
      guestman111 -
      WHooooooo! my ipod is now jail broke!
      this beats all the sh1ty tuts on youtube. thanks
    1. ipod jesus's Avatar
      ipod jesus -
      I love it, thanks so much for this guide its perfect =)
    1. AtlasApollo's Avatar
      AtlasApollo -
      Perfect install on iPod Touch 1G 3.0 with Vista x64 and iTunes 8.2.1.6.

      I ran the installer in "Compatabilty Mode" set to Windows XP SP2.

      All of the apps I purchased with iTunes were restored to iPod after the installation.

      THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!

      Awesome indeed, and I am very excited to explore this world. This is my first iPod Touch.



      Cheers,
      Mike
    1. Jkouw's Avatar
      Jkouw -
      hey i'm new here and this questions probably be asked a lot but will jailbreaking cause me to lose my save game data? I've looked on other sites some say yes because you have to restore before JB. but others say no and that you don't have to restore before using redsnow. if someone could clear this up for me it would be very helpful. also will backing up my ipod also keep my save files safe if the JB goes wrong and i have to restore?
    1. F4LL3N's Avatar
      F4LL3N -
      cant find my ipsw file...
      i run XP home edition
      does that differ from pro in any way?
    1. ipod jesus's Avatar
      ipod jesus -
      your ipsw file should be under CDocuments and Settings\(your account name here)\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates

      if it is not there then.. well i got no idea...
      hope you get it
    1. AaronK's Avatar
      AaronK -
      Ok, easier. Just save to your desktop both files. Then it's right in front of you. Later your choice is to delete or save in another area. XP or XP-pro make no difference in this case, however Vista has become an issue for some people.
    1. loneapple24's Avatar
      loneapple24 -
      Redsnow crashes whenever I reach dfu mode; around when the ipod's screen has the message:downloading jailbreak data
    1. Jkouw's Avatar
      Jkouw -
      it do everything it says but the screen just turns from black to white to a back lit black and then nothing happens but redsnow says its done installing. after 15min the screen turns off and i can turn it back on but its just the same no cydia. I've done it 4 times now and its the same thing everytime
    1. AFCAMICK's Avatar
      AFCAMICK -
      It got stuck at downloading Jailbreak data , when I was jailbreaking my ipod touch 2G with 3.0 firmware.
    1. staypuff578's Avatar
      staypuff578 -
      to everyone having problems finding your 3.0 file in your comp, when i extracted the file i just sent it to the desktop and bam easy access.

      oh and i followed it step by step and my ipod wont turn back on

      im an idiot i forgot to restore to 3.0 before i started. working and jailbroken
    1. MrAwesome116's Avatar
      MrAwesome116 -
      i can't find the firmwire file. i navagate to the c drive, click on documents and settings, click on my nake and thats as far as i get. i dont see application data anywhere. im on xp btw. PLEASE HELP!!!!!
    1. staypuff578's Avatar
      staypuff578 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MrAwesome116 View Post
      i can't find the firmwire file. i navagate to the c drive, click on documents and settings, click on my nake and thats as far as i get. i dont see application data anywhere. im on xp btw. PLEASE HELP!!!!!
      try to re-download the firmware file from whatever source you got it from and then when you extract it with winrar send it to the desktop, its the easiest way to get to it. if you want to do it the way you are now then open the search thats available from the windows tab, change the search to the entire c drive instead of just document files and what not, type in ipod and a bunch of **** will come up with the keyword ipod in it and it should be there. then from there right click and send to desktop or just remember that location and when you open redsn0w go at it. hope this helps
    1. MrAwesome116's Avatar
      MrAwesome116 -
      Quote Originally Posted by staypuff578 View Post
      try to re-download the firmware file from whatever source you got it from and then when you extract it with winrar send it to the desktop, its the easiest way to get to it. if you want to do it the way you are now then open the search thats available from the windows tab, change the search to the entire c drive instead of just document files and what not, type in ipod and a bunch of **** will come up with the keyword ipod in it and it should be there. then from there right click and send to desktop or just remember that location and when you open redsn0w go at it. hope this helps
      but i bought the 3.0 update from itunes. do i have to buy it again.
    1. Torgeir's Avatar
      Torgeir -
      thanks mate. With ur help i succsesfully unlocked my iPod Touch 1g.
      If I knew were u live, I would come and hug u!
    1. staypuff578's Avatar
      staypuff578 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MrAwesome116 View Post
      but i bought the 3.0 update from itunes. do i have to buy it again.
      no no no lol. do the second part of my previous paragraph lol. open up the search from the windows tab, change the paramaters to the entire C drive instead of just documents and blah blah, type ipod in the keyword to search for and it will be somewhere in the list of ipod related stuff that comes up.

      oh and another thing i reccomend using redsn0w 0.8 cause when i used 0.7.2 it worked but the next day i was downloading stuff from cydia and my ipod went nuts and went into recovery mode. i mighta downloaded a bad file or somethin but idk, after using 0.8my ipod has been working like a charm . hopefully this one helps lol. if not then PM me.