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How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

Posted August 12, 2008 at 12:53pm by iClarified · 79365 views
This tutorial will show you how to jailbreak your iPod touch. It has been updated for the 2.0.1 firmware and the inclusion of the Installer.app beta.

If you have a iPod touch make sure you have iTunes 7.7 and continue...

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. In it, you will need a couple of things. Pwnage 2.0.2, found here or here

You will also need the 2.0.1 iPod firmware.
iPod touch 2.0.1 5B108:
here
*Only download the IPSW if you have already purchased it from Apple!*
When downloading the IPSW file, it is best to download it with Firefox!
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Two
Double click to launch PwnageTool 2.0.2.

Click Ok if presented with a warning.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Three
Click to select Expert Mode from the top menu bar
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Four
Click to select your iPod touch. A check-mark will appear over the image of the phone.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

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 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

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 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Six
You will then be brought to a menu with 7 choices. Click to select General then click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

The General settings allows you to decide the partition size. Click to Disable partition wipe-out then click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

The Bootneuter settings are greyed out for the iPod touch. Click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

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 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

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 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

Checkmark the ones you want then Click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

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 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

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 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

Remember the rules for them: RGB or Grayscale format with Alpha channel and dimension bellow 320x480...
Click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

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 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

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 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

Your IPSW is not being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

You will be asked to enter your administrator password. Do this then click the OK button.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

When prompted if your iPod touch has been Pwned before, we clicked No. It allows for a more thorough restore.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

You will be asked to turn off the device. Make sure it is connected to the USB port.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Nine
Be ready to follow directions now. It will ask you to hold the home button and the power button for 10 seconds. Then, you will have to release the power button and hold the home button for 10 seconds to enter DFU.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

If you fail, it will show you a message. Click Yes. Unplug the iPhone from the USB. Turn it off, then turn it back on. Plug it back into the USB and turn off the iPhone when prompted.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

When done correctly, Pwnage 2.0 will display a message telling your that it successfully entered DFU mode. iTunes will also pop-up.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Ten
In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option button and click Restore.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Eleven
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop using the dialog window that appears. Select the custom IPSW that was created (iPod1,1_2.0.1_5B108_Custom_Restore.ipsw) and click the Open button.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.0 iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Twelve
iTunes will now restore the firmware on your iPod touch. This can also take up to 10 minutes.

Step Thirteen
Once the restore is completed your iPod touch will reboot and you will notice Cydia is present on the SpringBoard!
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Rappo445
Rappo445 - December 15, 2008 at 11:05pm
Hi Maud. I had the same problem with the IPSW file when I tried to use Pwange for the Mac on my iPhone. I fixed the problem by downloading the IPSW file from another website (for free). I can't remember the site name im afraid, however if you google for the IPSW you should find one that works. It is a bit of a time consuming process but it does work. I hope this helps.
Maud
Maud - September 19, 2008 at 2:05pm
Hi, I'm trying to create a custom firmware 2.1 for my ipod touch (first generation) on a Mac, using pwnage. I updated itunes to v. 8. After installation, I updated Pwnage. When I select the firmware, Pwnage keeps telling "Not a correct firmware". I tryied a few firmwares provided in this forum and I even paid and downloaded the official one but no firmware seems to be the correct one... could anybody help me with this one? thanks! M.
abdullah
abdullah - August 24, 2008 at 6:58pm
thanks dude!! this was really clear, simple and helpful thanks for the good job :)
NorwegianInDenmark
NorwegianInDenmark - August 22, 2008 at 6:29pm
Thanks a lot! Wonderul and easy to use walk-through. This will make it much easier for me to sync calendars with google and music with my Ubuntu.
zach hepp
zach hepp - August 22, 2008 at 4:10pm
this program worked great and couldn't be explaned better by iClarified. thanks.
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