How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod Touch 4G on iOS 5.0.1 using PwnageTool for Mac.

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. In it, you will need a couple of things. The latest PwnageTool 5.0.1, found here.

You will also need the 5.0.1 iPod Touch firmware which can be found here.

When downloading the IPSW file, it is best to download it with Firefox since Safari often auto extracts it!
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Two
Double click to mount PwnageTool then drag the PwnageTool icon into the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Then from the Pwnage folder double click to launch the PwnageTool application.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Click Ok if presented with a warning.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Three
Click to select Expert Mode from the top menu bar
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Four
Click to select your iPod. A check-mark will appear over the image of the phone. Click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Five
You will be brought to the "Browse for IPSW" page. Click the Browse for IPSW... button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

From the popup window select your firmware from the Pwnage folder then click the Open button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Six
You will then be brought to a menu with several choices. Click to select General then click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

The General settings allows you to decide the partition size.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

The Cydia settings menu allows you to create custom packages so you do not have to manually install the necessary them later.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Click to select the Download packages tab. Then click the Refresh button to display all the available packages. Double clicking the package you want will download it and make it available in the Select Packages tab.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Checkmark the ones you want then Click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

The Custom Packages Settings menu displays listed package settings for your custom IPSW. For know leave these settings as is. Click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Seven
You are now ready to begin the pwnage process! Click the Build button to select it then click the Blue arrow button to begin.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Eight
You will be asked to save your custom .ipsw file. Save it to your Pwnage folder you created on your Desktop.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Your IPSW is now being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

You will be asked to enter your administrator password. Do this then click the OK button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Nine
Once your ipsw has been built you will be asked to connect your iPod to the computer. Once it detects your device PwnageTool will guide your through the steps to putting your iPod into DFU mode.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Press and hold the power and home buttons for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Then release the power button and continue holding the home button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Once your iPhone is successfully in DFU mode, PwnageTool will prompt you to launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Ten
Once In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and click Restore.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Eleven
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop using the dialog window that appears. Select the custom IPSW that was created and click the Choose button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Twelve
iTunes will now restore the firmware on your iPod. This can also take up to 10 minutes. Once done you will be rebooted into jailbroken iPod OS 5.0.1!


***THANKS: Thank you to Dev-Teams, pod2g, and Geohot for their hard work in making this jailbreak and tutorial possible!
jack - January 4, 2012 at 1:36am
what do you do if an error pops up??
jack - January 4, 2012 at 1:47am
its error 1604??? what do i do???????
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