How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

Posted May 6, 2011 at 3:35pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 32832 views

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod Touch 4G on iOS 4.3.3 using PwnageTool for Mac.

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. In it, you will need a couple of things. PwnageTool 4.3.3, found here or here.

You will also need the 4.3.3 iPod Touch firmware.
4.3.3 (4G): iPod4,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw

When downloading the IPSW file, it is best to download it with Firefox since Safari often auto extracts it!

Step Two
Double click to mount PwnageTool then drag the PwnageTool icon into the Pwnage folder.

Then from the Pwnage folder double click to launch the PwnageTool application.

Click Ok if presented with a warning.

Step Three
Click to select Expert Mode from the top menu bar

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.

Step Five
You will be brought to the "Browse for IPSW" page. Click the Browse for IPSW... button.

From the popup window select your firmware from the Pwnage folder then click the Open button.

Step Six
You will then be brought to a menu with several choices. Click to select General then click the blue arrow button.

The General settings allows you to decide the partition size.

The Cydia settings menu allows you to create custom packages so you do not have to manually install the necessary them later.

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.

Checkmark the ones you want then Click the blue arrow button.

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.

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.

Step Eight
You will be asked to save your custom .ipsw file. Save it to your Pwnage folder you created on your Desktop.

Your IPSW is now being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.

You will be asked to enter your administrator password. Do this then click the OK button.

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.

Press and hold the power and home buttons for 10 seconds.

Then release the power button and continue holding the home button for 10 seconds.

Once your iPhone is successfully in DFU mode, PwnageTool will prompt you to launch iTunes.

Step Ten
Once In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and click Restore.

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.

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 4.3.3!

***THANKS: Thank you to Dev-Team and I0n1c for their hard work in making this jailbreak and tutorial possible!

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Arianae - March 13, 2012 at 5:29am
Review: if you want an ipod that is brand new and has a color screen and can hold up to 15,000 songs and 25,000 iuptcres this ipod is the way to go. 60gb is huge storage capacity for any mp3 player! i needed an ipod because i wanted something light so when i run i can listen to music without the thing falling off in the middle of the jog. so i went to a store and they told me that ipod has a new photo ipod out. i either was going to buy 40gb or this 60gb; i went all out and bought this one. i spent $600.00 on this but i don't regret it. apple has the best mp3 players on the market and this one is just so cool! ipod mini sucks and it seems that everyone has it! the regular ones are just plain boring! get this one and you won't be dissappointed. i love itunes too (don't download illegally!)
Auth - March 11, 2012 at 11:41am
Review: I've owned the ipod photo for a month now, and i realized that this unit is too eneixspve for its features. The only thing this Ipod can do is for viewing photos and listening to music. I am now looking onto the Archos Gmini 400, which has memory card reader, photo, video, music, and gameplay all in one for a little over half the price of this ipod. This Ipod Photo is way too eneixspve for the petty features. Get the Archos Gmini 400 instead.
David - April 29, 2011 at 4:10pm
for me this method didn\'t work, i get stuck on apple\'s logo all the time in my iPod Touch 4G 32GB MC544J. I follow these exactly steps, then I tried redsn0w methid too, same thing, stuck on logo. Anybody got the same problem?
PwnageMe - April 8, 2011 at 3:09pm
I have this website that makes the process much easier, just go to and hit the PWNAGEME button, then select the iOS that you need and download. After downloading you can continue on Step Nine of this amazing tutorial!!!!!
Daniel - May 9, 2011 at 2:43pm
Nice work Dude !
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