How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Posted May 6, 2011 at 2:29pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 22894 views

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod touch 3G on the 4.3.3 firmware using RedSn0w for Mac.

If you want to jailbreak a lower firmware version you can find the appropriate tutorial here.

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 4.3.3 firmware from below and place it in the same folder.

4.3.3 (3G): iPod3,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.


Step Two
Connect your iPod to the computer and launch iTunes.


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.


Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 4.3.3 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.


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.


Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button


Step Five
Select the 4.3.3 firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open.


Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.


Step Seven
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data


Step Eight
From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like.


Make sure Cydia is selected and click the Next button to continue.

Step Nine
Please plug your iPod into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button


Step Ten
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here


Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.


Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.


Step Eleven
Your iPod will now reboot


Step Twelve
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.


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.


*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team and I0n1c for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.

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Roland Chua - May 24, 2011 at 5:07am
I don\'t seems to be able to download pwnage software using Mac... Each time i click the file, was lead to a page stating that the page is missing.
Rafael G. Andreollo - April 4, 2011 at 7:04pm
Am I the only one who cannot find an option on itunes that allows you to choose the path of your restore file? i cant find it, so i cant jailbreak it
lucas - April 4, 2011 at 10:45am
does this redsn0w works for a 2g ipod touch with 4.2.1 software?
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