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How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Posted October 15, 2012 at 1:36am by iClarified
These are instructions on how to perform a tethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 4G on iOS 6 using RedSn0w for Windows.

A tethered jailbreak means you will need to connect your device to the computer each time you reboot.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage


Download the latest version of RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the 6.0 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. (Note: you do not need to download the 6.0 firmware if you are already on iOS 6.0)

Extract the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Two:
If you haven't already updated to iOS 6 then open iTunes from your dock.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

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 Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 6.0 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

iTunes will now update your iPod to the new firmware.

Step Three
Right click or control-click the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier and choose Run as administrator from the popup menu that appears.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens ensure your device is connected and click the Jailbreak button
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Five
Turn OFF your device then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

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 Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

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) [6.0]

Step Seven
Your iPod will now be exploited with limera1n.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Eight
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Nine
Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Ten
Your iPod will now be rebooted again and RedSn0w will begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Eleven
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done and that this is a tethered jailbreak.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]


BOOT TETHERED
Once you have jailbroken you will need to rerun redsn0w to boot tethered.

Step One
From the main RedSn0w menu click the Extras button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Two
Select Just boot from the Extras menu to boot tethered and follow the instructions to put your device into DFU mode again for boot.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]


*A big thanks is owed to the iPhone Dev-Team and Geohot for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.

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If you need help with this tutorial please post a question in the comments or submit a question to the iClarified community using our Answers section.
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maxine
maxine - August 6, 2014 at 12:32am
why cant i get mine to downgrade from 6.1.6 to 6.0.0?
TooGoofy
TooGoofy - December 21, 2013 at 5:51am
Error 21 quite frustrated can't restore or do this think I've got a dead Ipod touch 4g
joe momaa
joe momaa - May 31, 2013 at 8:18pm
hoooooooooooooooooot
alyssa
alyssa - March 23, 2013 at 11:51pm
I did it! I took like 4 tries, but i finally got it! :)
Sabrina
Sabrina - February 10, 2013 at 8:43pm
Okay, I see y'all are trying to jailbreak your iPods, but what's the point?? What will a jailbroken iPod do that a regular 'Apple iPod' can't do?? I'm just trying to decide if jailbreaking my new iPod 4G is worth it… thanks!
Zash
Zash - February 11, 2013 at 6:06am
Listen Sabrina, when you jailbreak your ipod you can install themes, install siri which makes your iPod a lot awesome but it does becomes a little slow. Moreover, it even lets have battery percentage shown in top screen in your iPod. But your iPod may heat up a lil faster. I know since I have experience of using the iPod touch 4g till last month till I got my 4s
Daniel
Daniel - March 7, 2013 at 11:59pm
Sabrina let me just say one sentence. A lot of things.
Ishrat
Ishrat - January 26, 2013 at 2:25am
you sure this gon' really dead work :\ ? Cause once I tried it with my old iPod with a different thing & it shut down-__- so does it work?
Bryan
Bryan - February 3, 2013 at 5:02pm
My Ipod shut down and wont turn on what happen?
hi
hi - February 16, 2013 at 2:18pm
mine 2! wat goin on??????
Daniel
Daniel - March 7, 2013 at 11:57pm
If you want a easy way for an untethered jailbreak without redsn0w than go to evasion.com and select your Operating System the o in evasi0n is an 0 just like redsn0w. Make sure you iDevice is 6.0 or higher! I hoped this helped and tell your friends about evasi0n.com. :)
Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney - December 18, 2012 at 2:11am
I wouldnt say things like that
Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney - March 7, 2013 at 11:45pm
YOUR MOM
michael green
michael green - December 17, 2012 at 11:27pm
still will not work after trying about 4times.
Harry
Harry - December 12, 2012 at 9:02pm
mine is stuffed up at the "just boot" point because it wont load
Daniel
Daniel - December 10, 2012 at 6:11pm
My ipod says USB communication problem what do i do?
Conlaaaay
Conlaaaay - February 14, 2013 at 11:08pm
Obviously You Should Plug It Back In Duh???
littletaco
littletaco - December 6, 2012 at 10:36pm
If u fail, does it harm the ipod at all?
1
devin
devin - November 21, 2012 at 3:22am
it saysmissing keys .plist please help?
joel
joel - November 13, 2012 at 5:22pm
my do bounce apps why, 08066760321. am in ph
Lina
Lina - November 12, 2012 at 11:57am
Does this jailbreak work with the IOS 6.0.1?! Reply ASAP!
justin
justin - November 3, 2012 at 3:59pm
after i rebot it, what do i do cause it says the rest of the process will take place on my device
james
james - November 1, 2012 at 3:15am
my cydia comes.. but when i click on it.. it does not opens... what to do?
1
Neonman420
Neonman420 - October 24, 2012 at 8:45am
What if after I jailbreak and after I reboot I lock my device then it puts it in dfu mode I have to restore it? Why is that
hannah
hannah - October 19, 2012 at 1:09pm
what if cydia doesnt show up even after i rebooted?
ronald
ronald - October 17, 2012 at 3:07pm
i got exploit failed..what am i going to do??
1
pablo
pablo - October 16, 2012 at 1:22am
i get stuck in "waiting for reboot" help please
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