How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod touch 2G on the 4.2.1 firmware using RedSn0w for Mac. At this time RedSn0w .9.6b4 cannot jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 on the MC model of the iPod touch 2G. Only users with non-MC models should continue with this tutorial.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the latest 4.2.1 firmware from below and place it in the same folder.

4.2.1 (2G): iPod2,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw

Extract the redsn0w app from the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Two
Connect your iPod to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Select your iPod from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Option and click the Restore button. Restore is preferred as it won't create any wasted space on your iPod.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 4.2.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPod to the desired firmware open the Pwnage folder on your desktop and launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Five
Select the 4.2.1 firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Six
You will be asked if your serial number begins with MC. If it does NOT then click No. If it does then click Yes. Please note that if your serial number does begin with MC then you can not jailbreak with this version of RedSn0w.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Seven
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Eight
From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Verbose boot displays detailed information on boot of your device and is generally only needed by developers and advanced users.

Make sure Cydia is selected. For this tutorial we will also select Custom boot logo and Custom recovery logo.

When you click to select each custom logo option a dialog window will appear asking you to select the image. Locate the image you would like to use then press the Open button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

*Remember the rules for boot logos are: RGB or Grayscale format with Alpha channel and dimension below 320x480. If you would like to use the iClarified ones they can be found here: Boot Logo, Recovery Logo

Notice that RedSn0w has options to Enable multitasking, Enable homescreen wallpaper, and Enable battery percentage. If you do not need multitasking we would recommend deselecting it as it makes your iPod touch 2G run very slow.

Click the Next button to continue
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Nine
Please plug your iPod into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Ten
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Eleven
Your iPod will now reboot
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Twelve
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Thirteen
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button. When your iPod finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]


*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.
Mizuke - December 14, 2014 at 3:43pm
Ok so i have tried this one and it does everything according to the tutorial, except when it is supposed to restart it freezes i guess? like it is the apple on the grey background. i have tried to wait it out and it did nothing. i waited like a full 3 days. What do i do? i need help.
jared - May 28, 2014 at 3:31am
how do i load iOS 5.0 on the iPod 2g after jail breaking it
Zz123122 - September 24, 2014 at 4:45pm
Ggggggas
Zz123122 - September 24, 2014 at 4:49pm
Toto
Joseph Pimentel - March 31, 2014 at 11:42pm
I hope this works im gonna try this today, please work, got my fingers crossed.
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