How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.0]

Posted October 13, 2011 at 7:00am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 53963 views

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod Touch 4G on the iOS 5.0 firmware using RedSn0w for Mac.

This jailbreak is tethered which means you will need to connect your device to the computer each time you reboot. Finally, it may be prudent to save your SHSH Blobs by following this tutorial before continuing.

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 0.9.9b5 from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the 5.0 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. (Note: you do not need to download the 5.0 firmware if you are already on iOS 5.0)

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.


Step Two: (Skip this step if you're on iOS 5 already)
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 5.0 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.


iTunes will now update your iPod to the new firmware.

Step Three
Launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.


Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Jailbreak button


Step Five
Plug your iPod into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button


Step Six
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 Seven
Your iPod will now reboot


Step Eight
RedSn0w will prepare the jailbreak data.


Step Nine
Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.


Step Ten
Your iPod will now be rebooted again and RedSn0w will begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.


Step Eleven
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. When your iPod finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.



BOOT TETHERED
Once you have jailbroken you will need to rerun redsn0w to boot tethered.

Step One
From the main RedSn0w menu click the Extras button.


Step Two
Select Just boot from the Extras menu to just boot tethered.


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

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cosmo anderson - September 28, 2011 at 2:37am
ok i really need some help. i jailbroke my 4th gen ipod last night using this and it worked fine. i turned it off n back on today and its stuck in the boot logo. I cant get into dfu mode either to restore it. this has never happened before i really need help!
Jason - October 13, 2011 at 9:29pm
you will have to boot tethered using redsnow. keep in mind if you power down your itouch you will need to boot tethered to turn it back on without it being stuck on the boot logo
Hohe0 - May 31, 2013 at 3:11am
Hi you good :)
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