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

Posted April 2, 2010 at 1:11pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 66043 views

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod touch 2G using RedSn0w for Windows. Updated for the 3.1.3 firmware. The mac version of this tutorial can be found here

IMPORTANT*: Unfortunately if your serial number begins with MC you won't be able to jailbreak on 3.1.3 but you can jailbreak on 3.1.2.

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:

C:\Documents and Settings\ USER NAME \Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates\iPod2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw
or
C:\Documents and Settings\ USER NAME \Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates\iPod2,1_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw
(You must enable 'view hidden files and folders')

If you can't find the files, you can search Google for the IPSW.

Extract the redsn0w application from the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.


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


Select your iPod Touch from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Shift and click the Restore button. Restore is preferred as it won't create any wasted space on your iPod Touch.


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 it does begin with MC then select the 3.1.2 firmware. Click the Open button to continue.


Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPod Touch to the desired firmware you may launch redsn0w.exe from the Pwnage folder on your desktop.


Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button


Step Five
Select the 3.1.2 firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open

You will be asked if your serial number begins with MC. If it does then click the Yes button; otherwise, click No.


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


Step Seven
Make sure Cydia is selected.


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.

Click the Next button to continue.


Step Eight
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.


Step Nine
RedSn0w will now upload the exploit to your iPod touch.



Step Ten
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button.


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


***NOTE: Remember to reboot a tethered iPod touch follow Steps Three through Six then select "Just boot tethered right now" in next step.

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bodmodette - August 1, 2010 at 12:10am
i did every step, and at the end, my itouch did reboot, but no cydia/springboard. what should i do?
Dean - June 6, 2010 at 8:16am
Hi, ive got the same ipsw problem and ive tried using all releases of redsn0w from 0.9.2 upwards to no avail as wellas selecting 3.1.2 fw in stage six?? Did you sort yours as i\'m still stuck with shiny useless iPhone
aziz - April 29, 2010 at 7:45pm
hello.. how to downgrade if ipod 2g 3.1.3 to fw 3.1.2 help...
Solution to the problem! - April 26, 2010 at 3:32pm
Hey, for those of you having problems: I had the same problem when doing it on my girlfriends iPod Touch 2G MB model BUT when I downloaded redsn0w 0.9.4 (search for it on google or something) it worked. So again: use redsn0w 0.9.4 and NOT 0.9.2
neo42ny - April 3, 2010 at 6:41pm
ok i have went threw all of these steps and for some reason its not working. i got the 3.1.3 firmware from itunes and the redsn0w from here, but when i load it threw redsn0w it tells me \"unable to recognize specified IPSW\" i have used redsn0w before and never had this problem. whats going on plz help! thx :-)
Ian0 - April 3, 2010 at 9:48pm
I have had the same problem MB model
neo42ny - April 3, 2010 at 9:52pm
mine is an mb model as well 8g 2nd gen itouch i have had it jailbroken before with 3.1.2 but cydia crashed on me so i seen this post and figured i would get the new update but now im stuck with the new update unjailbroken. also im running windows xp pro
Dizerboy - April 11, 2010 at 5:08am
I have the same problem with my MB model! So this article HAS TO BE updated because now I\'m stuck with 3.1.3 and no Jailbreak!
Steve - April 18, 2010 at 11:24am
I have same problem !!!!! 3.1.3 8gb 2g ipod touch, un-jailbroken :-( Anyone found a working jailbreak??? steve.hicks@yahoo.co.uk
rockxx - April 21, 2010 at 12:25am
when opening redsn0w, browse for 3.1.2. even though you restored ipod to 3.1.3.
Dave - April 21, 2010 at 10:44am
Where do you get 3.1.2 if you\'ve already upgraded to 3.1.3? Are we now screwed?
patzer - April 25, 2010 at 9:22pm
You can download 3.1.2 firmware here: http://www.filestube.com/bcc8c5ee54cf4c1e03e9,g/iPod2-1-3-1-2-7D11-Restore.html You can also restore back to 3.1.2 with this if 3.1.3 is not working for you. Follow all instructions and you should be fine, including selecting 3.1.2 with redsnow even when 3.1.3. is the firmware on your device. Hope this helps.
Dean - June 6, 2010 at 8:14am
Hi, ive got the same ipsw problem and ive tried using all releases of redsn0w from 0.9.2 upwards to no avail as wellas selecting 3.1.2 fw in stage six?? Did you sort yours as i\'m still stuck with shiny useless iPhone?
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