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How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Posted May 6, 2011 at 1:15pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod touch 4G on the 4.3.3 firmware using RedSn0w for Windows. The Mac version of this tutorial is 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 (4G): iPod4,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw

Extract the RedSn0w zip file into the same folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Two
Connect your iPod touch to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

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.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 4.3.3 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPod touch to the desired firmware open the Pwnage folder on your desktop and launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.

**Windows 7 users may need to run RedSn0w in Vista Compatibility mode. You can do this by right clicking the executable and selecting Properties from the contextual menu.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Five
Select the 4.3.3 firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Seven
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Eight
From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

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

Step Nine
Please plug your iPod touch into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Ten
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Eleven
Your iPod touch will now reboot
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Twelve
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Thirteen
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.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team and I0n1c for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.
**Windows 7 users can try running RedSn0w as an administrator in Windows Vista or XP compatibility mode if you experience any difficulties.
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Dij Muyie
Dij Muyie - October 10, 2012 at 8:33pm
how to solve, IPOD DISABLE in FW 5.1.1_9B206 i have restore, error pliss thx
Lord Appparition
Lord Appparition - June 13, 2011 at 12:50pm
Does this work with redsnOw_win_0.9.6rc16?
Anythingleft
Anythingleft - June 9, 2011 at 2:12pm
Worked like a charm.. thank you guys !!
Jason
Jason - May 31, 2011 at 8:27pm
The link to the redsn0w app is broken... is there any other way to get the file?
Jason
Jason - May 31, 2011 at 8:35pm
I just changed the 15 in the link to a 16 and i assume this one will work so never mind
sharon
sharon - May 18, 2011 at 6:41am
Perfect, it worked for me, thanks!
imaad
imaad - May 7, 2011 at 7:29pm
hw do i change th restore file to that cube? in itune it dont pick up the zip file, i extractd it but wat do i choose???? pls asap, i hav an ipod touch os 4.3
Shawn
Shawn - May 9, 2011 at 3:25am
http://www.mediacollege.com/microsoft/windows/extension-change.html you have to change the extension for it to show.
alechavs
alechavs - May 6, 2011 at 2:40pm
How can I do to not lose my saved games when I do restore to my iPod and the new jailbreak?
sayed93
sayed93 - May 1, 2011 at 9:38am
i tried this jailbreak everything goes well UNTILL it reboots then gets stuck at the apple logo... what do i do.. im confident i did everything correctly cause i tried t several times and on both mac and windows machines.. my ipod is a 4G and is on 4.3.2. PLEASE HELP!
Trev
Trev - April 30, 2011 at 11:13pm
Here's a valid link: https://sites.google.com/a/iphone-dev.com/files/home/redsn0w_win_0.9.6rc13b.zip?attredirects=0&d=1
ncs93
ncs93 - April 19, 2011 at 4:54am
it says download the latest 4.3.2 firmware... but what if my iPod touch is brand new which is already running on iOS 4.3.2. do I download the firmware too? can i know how is it done if my ipod is already running on 4.3.2... thanks in advance... :D
Horique
Horique - April 19, 2011 at 12:15pm
if your device is already 4.3.2 than skip the updating part thing. also yes you have to download the ipsw to be able to load it up with redsnow . cheers :)
a b
a b - April 19, 2011 at 4:32am
it works up until the reboot after everything downloads and after it finishes rebooting it just goes to a screen that shows a picture telling you to connect the usb cable to itunes. what is going on here? can anybody help
Ananda
Ananda - April 19, 2011 at 12:43am
It worked just fine for me! Great tutorial!
rika
rika - May 9, 2011 at 9:28pm
hi, can you teach me how to JB the ipod? how do you know the jb is succeed? i've already jb using this tutorial but it seems the same :-/
halmlawliet
halmlawliet - April 9, 2011 at 9:37am
Help me, i stuck at "exploiting using limera1n" while jailbreaking my ipod touch 3g 4.3.1. Ive tried almost every method for "stuck at uploading ramdisc".
halmlawliet
halmlawliet - April 10, 2011 at 12:19am
problem solved, there are actually different versions of firmware 4.3.1, make sure while jailbreaking use the firmware for specified ipod generation, 4 or 3 generation, if not, while jailbreaking using redsn0w, it will get stuck at "exploiting using limera1n".
john
john - April 8, 2011 at 10:18am
do we need to restore device to 4.3.1 in order to jb cuz in the new update rc11 of redsnow it say it works on existing jb i tried it on my itouch on 4.1 jb bt nothing happen no error i got all the black screen in which there r lot of command being typed bt firmware didnt change nothing happened to my itouch plz reply
ipodtouch man
ipodtouch man - May 14, 2011 at 1:08pm
im trying to get it to my documents but it wont help ASAP
rocks44
rocks44 - April 8, 2011 at 12:52am
my ipod hangs at the gray screen when its supposed to be rebooting. what should i do?
Heather
Heather - April 5, 2011 at 8:20pm
Not Working, Stuck on uploading ramdisk???
Heather
Heather - April 5, 2011 at 9:01pm
I've tried running it as admin and as windows XP and nothing works. Still getting stuck at uploading ramdisk , plz help!!
SSMM
SSMM - April 4, 2011 at 10:32pm
sn0wbreeze works perfect
SSMM
SSMM - April 4, 2011 at 3:38pm
is not working.... stock on uploading ramdisk
Jucarez
Jucarez - April 5, 2011 at 9:48am
Make sure to run RedSn0w as administrator in Windows XP compatibility.
josh
josh - April 4, 2011 at 1:13pm
how do i make the ipsw look like a lego block because it just downloads as a zip file and redsnow keeps crashing with a windows saying that it stopped working ? any help would be greaty appreicated
Austeon347
Austeon347 - April 5, 2011 at 11:00pm
Rename the extension to .ipsw Windows seems to pair how it's compresed with the .zip extension, so no big deal.
Austeon347
Austeon347 - April 5, 2011 at 11:26pm
Sorry for doublepost, but also make sure to run redsn0w as admin with Windows XP (SP3) compatability mode.
Steven
Steven - April 4, 2011 at 12:14pm
how long should the ramdisk upload take?
tj
tj - April 4, 2011 at 3:27pm
go to redsn0w properties and set it to Windows XP (service pack 3) Compatibility mode and run as administrator.....it should work then.. it workd for me everything was done in less then 5 mins
Lash
Lash - April 4, 2011 at 3:31pm
@Steven Make sure you're running redsn0w as admin (if applicable). Mine hung at the upload for a solid 10 minutes before I cancelled and re-ran it as admin.
zzz
zzz - April 4, 2011 at 3:40pm
same here, says uploading ramdisk with only 2 bars. No progress past that.
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