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How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Posted June 23, 2010 at 10:46pm by iClarified
These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod Touch 2G on iOS 4.0 using PwnageTool for Mac.

● If you have an iPod touch 2G (non-MC model) that is jailbroken (but not with Spirit) then you can restore using recovery mode.
● As an alternative to PwnageTool, you can use redsn0w on non-MC iPod Touch 2G (on both Windows and Mac)

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. In it, you will need a couple of things. PwnageTool 4.0, found here or here


You will also need the 4.0 iPod Touch firmware.
4.0.0 (2G): iPod2,1_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw

When downloading the IPSW file, it is best to download it with Firefox since Safari often auto extracts it!
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Two
Double click to mount PwnageTool then drag the PwnageTool icon into the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Then from the Pwnage folder double click to launch the PwnageTool application.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Click Ok if presented with a warning.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Three
Click to select Expert Mode from the top menu bar
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Four
Click to select your iPod. A check-mark will appear over the image of the phone.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Five
Click the blue arrow button to continue. You will be brought to the "Browse for IPSW" page. On my laptop, it automatically found the IPSW. If PwnageTool doesn't automatically find the ipsw file you can click Browse for IPSW....
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Click to select the found IPSW file, a checkmark will appear next to it. Then click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Six
You will then be brought to a menu with several choices. Click to select General then click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

The General settings allows you to decide the partition size. Here you can also choose to enable iOS 4 features such as Multitasking, Wallpapers, and Battery Percentage. If you choose to do this please be aware that the performance of your device could suffer.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

The Cydia settings menu allows you to create custom packages so you do not have to manually install the necessary them later.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

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.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Checkmark the ones you want then Click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

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.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

The Custom Logos Settings menu allows you to add your own images as boot logos. Click the Browse button to select your Boot logo and Recovery logo. If you would like to use the iClarified ones they can be found here: Boot Logo, Recovery Logo
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Remember the rules for them: RGB or Grayscale format with Alpha channel and dimensions below 320x480...

Click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

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.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Eight
You will be asked to save your custom .ipsw file. Save it to your Pwnage folder you created on your Desktop.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Your IPSW is now being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

You will be asked to enter your administrator password. Do this then click the OK button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Nine
Once your ipsw has been built you will be asked to place your iPod into recovery mode. Click OK to close the popup message telling you this, then connect your iPod to the computer and follow these instructions on how to put your iPod into recovery mode.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Ten
Once In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and click Restore.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

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 Open button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

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 4.0!
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

***THANKS: Thank you to the Dev-Team for their hard work in making this jailbreak and tutorial possible!
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skilfoy
skilfoy - April 3, 2013 at 12:27am
I know this is quite old, but I was hoping someone could still help. I have a 2nd gen ipod touch (MC model, 8gb, iOS 4.1.2), and when I get to the last step of this tutorial, iTunes takes about 5-10 minutes to tell me the following error: "The iPod could not be restored. An unknown error has occurred (1604)." Any help or suggestions? Thanks...
mabskie
mabskie - July 31, 2010 at 10:08pm
How to downgrade itouch 2nd gen from 4.0 to 3.1.3 i know the whole process but i need the bypass code for apple server websearches and youtube failed me maybe apple change it or what pls help tnx
Justice
Justice - June 30, 2010 at 10:22pm
What?! anybody help us, we have the same problem here. pleas somebody help.
JoshCoates
JoshCoates - July 19, 2010 at 6:14pm
Right this is why, to use this correctly the device you are already using has to be a jailbroken non-MC device which is currently running software version 3.1.2 jailbroken using redsn0w. You can then go on to restore the device using the custom 4.0 software created in the Pwnage tool.
rfs
rfs - July 20, 2010 at 4:59am
Oh... that is nice... Would be great if that was said in the tutorial.
Craigo
Craigo - June 26, 2010 at 12:47pm
When I get to the part where I am to restore the iPod, iTunes tells me (after extracting the software from the custom ipsw) that it is "Preparing the iPod for restore" . . . but then after about 7 minutes of nothing happening, it quits with an error. This is an MC version of the iPod Touch 2G. Am I out of luck for now?
Aedan Baxter
Aedan Baxter - June 25, 2010 at 10:55pm
What? No way! I followed this tut to the T and it came up with an error. It could serve as useful to have a guide for noobs who do get the errors, by the way. In that way, you've helped them twice and staved off dumb comments. Like mine.
Adriano Martins
Adriano Martins - June 25, 2010 at 7:13pm
What about MC models? anyone?
LFC
LFC - June 24, 2010 at 3:04pm
i tried this a few times, but everytime i opened the ipsw i kept getting a itunes error message, i even tried the other recovery mode option, swtching off and then holding the home button and connecting the usb, this way worked better but i kept getting blue lines on the screen, redsn0w is the only thing that worked for me, restore ipod using itunes, then use redsn0w to jailbreak
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