How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod touch 2G using RedSn0w for Mac. Updated for the 3.1.3 firmware. The Windows version of this tutorial is coming soon.

**WARNING: Those with an iPod touch 2G whose serial number begins with MC will only be able to jailbreak on 3.1.2 and will need to use RedSn0w to help boot the device every time its turned off.

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 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 firmware and place it in the same folder.

NOTE*: The iPod touch 3.x firmware must be purchased from iTunes. iTunes will save the firmware files here:
~/Library/iTunes/iPod Software Updates/iPod2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw
~/Library/iTunes/iPod Software Updates/iPod2,1_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw

Extract the redsn0w application from the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

Step Two
Connect your iPod Touch to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

Select your iPod Touch 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 Touch.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 3.1.3 firmware ipsw if your serial number does not begin with MC. If your serial number does begin with MC then select the 3.1.2 firmware ipsw. Click the Open button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPod Touch to the desired firmware you may launch redsnw0w.app from the Pwnage folder on your desktop.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

Step Five
Select the 3.1.2 firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

You will be asked if your serial number begins with MC. Click to select Yes if it does.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

Step Seven
Make sure Cydia is selected.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

If your serial number begins with MC you will only see a Cydia and a Boot Tethered Option. Otherwise you have the ability to add a custom boot logo or restore logo. Click to select the option which will open a file dialog. Select the logo you would like to use and click the Open button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

Click the Next button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

Step Eight
Please plug your iPod Touch into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

Step Nine - For Serial Numbers That DO NOT Begin With MC
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) [3.1.3]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

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) [3.1.3]

Step Nine - For Serial Numbers That DO Begin With MC
RedSn0w will now prompt you to put your device into recovery mode. Press both the Power and Home buttons continuously until the help message disappears.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

Step Ten
Your iPod Touch will now reboot
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

Step Eleven
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

Step Twelve
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.3]

When your iPod Touch finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so), it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.


***NOTE: To reboot a tethered iPod touch follow Steps Three through Six then select "Just boot tethered right now" in next step.
Filipe Rocha - May 3, 2010 at 9:59pm
Hi from Brazil... i tried to jailbreak and i did, the only problem is that my itunes does not recoganize my itouch after jailbreak... what shoud i do?
three6ty - April 2, 2010 at 1:07pm
Hi, Can\'t get this to work either. Using a none MC model. Bypasses step 9 and will not do the DFU stuff. Goes straight to the part where you go into recovery mode, then the ipod takes about 10 mins to reboot and does not have Cydia on the springboard. Ipod has been successfully JB on version 3.0 before but I needed 3.1.3 to play a couple of apps I\'ve got. But can\'t JB now. Please help. Cheers, Rich
hugotp - April 2, 2010 at 3:11pm
I have this same problem! Have anyone done this successfully?
elko - April 2, 2010 at 8:31pm
i tried on mac computer it didn\'t work i tried on windows computer with windows instructions it didn\'t work either
Riemann - April 4, 2010 at 1:00pm
Hi guys, just use Redsn0w 0.9.4 instead of Redsn0w 0.9.2. I just jailbreak my ipod touch 2G 3.1.3. It works fine. Enjoy!
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