Jailbreaking ipod touch 2G

Update 4/23/2009 : A group known as Apple2All have released Pwn2All an application that further simplify the process of jailbreaking your ipod touch 2G. Download it @ http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?wwgemn5nnwh

 

Pwn2All

Pwn2All

 

Until recently, jailbreaking was only available for the ipod touch first generation. Those of us with our shiny new 2nd generation ipod touch have no way to escape Apple’s grasp.  That is until the iphone dev team made an announcement relating to the effect that the ipod touch 2G is now another member of the “pwned for life” family

Using Dancool999’s Quickfreedom GUI application its now possible to completely jailbreak 2G ipod touch with firmware 2.2.1 without having to deal with the hassel of tethering.

First thing first, download QuickFreedom version 1.1.1 from http://www.mediafire.com/?jmfjygyeemz

Main Menu

Main Menu

Quickfreedom is great for people that are uncomfortable with the the CLI instructions available at http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155816
As of 3/23/2009 the latest version of QuickFreedom is 1.1.1 However a 1.2 version should be release in the near future.

update 4/1/2009 You can now download Quickfreedom 1.2 beta from http://quickfreedom.com/

Click on the “Jailbraek iPod” button to start the process

Step 1

Step 1

Step 1 outline the requirements necessary for a successful jailbreak. Click on “Install LIBUSB” to install the necessary USB drivers for QuickFreedom to be able to recognize your iPod.
Click on “Download” to download the original 2.2.1 firmware. Once download is completed, click “Browse” and browse to where the ipsw file was saved. Quickfreedom will confirm andp process the firmware
If everything goes accordingly you will see “Firmware copied! Press next to continue…”

Step 2

Step 2

Step 2 will allow you to create a patched custom firmware. You can choose to use your own custom boot log by ticking the “Use Custom Boot Logo” checkbox and click on “Change” to select your logo. Click on “Create Firmware” to let QuickFreedom create the patched ipsw file. The file will be saved to the desktop as “Custom Firmware.ipsw”
Click Next to proceed to step 3

Step 3

Step 3

Step 3 will prep your iPod for jailbreaking. Click on DFU Instructions and followed the onscreen instruction to put your iPod into DFU mode.

DFU Mode

DFU Mode

Pay close attention to the timer. If you’re off by a second the entire process will need to be restarted. Once the iPod is put into DFU mode the screen will be entirely white.

Step 4

Step 4

Step 4 will be the actual jailbreaking process. Unplug your iPod from the computer and plug it back in again. Start iTunes to restore the firmware using the patched custom firmware that was created earlier.

Restore custom firmware

Restore custom firmware

Hold Shift and click on Restore and browse to the Desktop to select the custom firmware. Once the restore is complete your iPod will be completely jailbroken. Congrats !!!

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4 thoughts on “Jailbreaking ipod touch 2G

  1. Great guide – I dont see how you could make it any clearer. Very clear, straight-to-the-point and easy to follow instructions.
    I shall certainly inform my friends of this guide.
    Thanks a lot.

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