How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

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These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 4G on iOS 5.0.1 using RedSn0w for Windows. The Mac version of this tutorial is here.

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 the latest RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the 5.0.1 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. (Note: you do not need to download the 5.0.1 firmware if you are already on iOS 5.0.1)

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Two: (Skip this step if you're on iOS 5.0.1 already)
Connect your iPod to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Select your iPod 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.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 5.0.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

iTunes will now update your iPod to the new firmware.

Step Three
Launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

**Windows 7 users may want to try running the redsn0w executable mode as an administrator in Windows Vista compatibility. You can do this by right clicking the executable and selecting Properties from the contextual menu.

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Jailbreak button
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Five
Plug your iPod into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Six
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Seven
Your iPod will now reboot
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Eight
RedSn0w will prepare the jailbreak data.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Nine
Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Ten
Your iPod will now be rebooted again and RedSn0w will begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

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.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]


*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team, Chronic Dev-Team, pod2g, and Geohot for their hard work and contribution to the iOS community.

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epple - January 23, 2013 at 5:08am
I am currently on 5.0.1 which I jailbroke using this method a year ago. Now I would like to do it again just so I can "Factory Reset" but still keep jailbreak. The only option I found was to restore the phone via itunes and then jailbreak again. The problem with that is...restoring with itunes will give me the latest 6.1 OS which I don't want. Any advice??
???? - September 17, 2012 at 6:26pm
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Ismael santos (Boston) - May 12, 2012 at 7:41am
Hi. I wanna know if you can fax me this information about how downgrade iPod. Touch. Please. If you can fax me. This information here is my number. Of the fax. # 617-276-3921. Thanks.
Ismael santos - May 12, 2012 at 7:44am
Here is. My fax. Number. Please. Ineed. You help. 617-276-3921. Thanks. Very much. Ok. Att: Ismael santos from Boston.
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