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How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Posted February 21, 2009 at 11:55pm by iClarified · 69214 views
These are instructions on how to tether jailbreak your iPod Touch 2G using Windows and Voltage. This is a preliminary release of redsn0w from the iPhone Dev-Team. It is not supported in anyway and may void your warranty or brick your iPod.

After performing the jailbreak your iPod touch 2G will not be bootable without assistance from a tethered computer. Unless you really need a jailbreak we suggest waiting till the iPhone Dev-Team releases an untethered jailbreak.

Step One
Create a folder called Pwnage on your desktop and download Voltage into that folder.
- Voltage
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Step Two
Double click the Voltage archive to extract it. Note*: You may need WinRar installed to do this.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Step Three
Double click the extracted Voltage folder and double click to launch Voltage - Jailbreaker.exe
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Step Four
Voltage will launch and present you with three requirements for jailbreaking.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Click Begin Download to start downloading the iPod Touch firmware ipsw.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Click to Save to save the firmware file to your hard drive.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

When asked where to save the file you can place it in the Voltage directory.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Step Five
If you are using Vista you must follow these steps to continue. If you are on Windows XP you can skip to Step Six.

Double click to open the Install_Files folder from the Voltage folder you already have open.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Right click the lib-win32-filter-bin-0.1.12.1.exe file and select Properties from the popup menu.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Click to select the Compatibility tab.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Check the Run this program in compatibility mode for: box. Make sure Windows XP (Service Pack 2) is selected from the dropdown then click the OK button.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Step Six
Click the Begin Install button to launch the LibUSB installer.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Follow the prompts to install LibUSB on your computer.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Step Seven
Click the Begin Install button to launch the C++ Installer.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Follow the prompts to complete the C++ installation on your computer.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Once the installation has completed click the Next Step button at the bottom right of the Voltage screen.

Step Eight
Click the Select button to select the IPSW file you downloaded.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Navigate to the Voltage folder and select the iPod touch 2.2.1 firmware file then click the Open button.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Step Nine
Now we will make a custom firmware ipsw. Click the Make IPSW file to continue.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

A command prompt window will open to display the progress. It will close when the custom firmware ipsw is built.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Click the Next Step button to continue.

Step Ten
Now we need to put the iPod touch into DFU mode. The easiest way to do this is to plug the iPod into the computer then hold both buttons down for 10 seconds. Release the power button and continue holding the Home button for another 10 seconds.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

To confirm the iPod is in DFU mode click the Check DFU Mode button.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Once in DFU mode click the Next Step button to continue.

Step Eleven
You will now be able to patch the device. Click the Patch Device button.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Step Twelve
Once the device has been patched it is time to restore to your custom firmware using iTunes.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

iTunes will have detected an iPod in recovery mode. Click OK to close the dialog box.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Hold down the Shift key and click the Restore button.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

A popup window will open asking you to locate the firmware to restore to. Select the Custom_Restore.ipsw file from the Voltage/JB_Files folder then click the Open button.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Step Thirteen
Once the firmware has been restored successfully go back to Voltage and click the Next Step button.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

You will need to place the iPhone into DFU mode again. The easiest way to do this is to plug the iPod into the computer then hold both buttons down for 10 seconds. Release the power button and continue holding the Home button for another 10 seconds.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

To confirm the iPod is in DFU mode click the Check DFU Mode button.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Click the Next Step button to continue.

Step Fourteen
We will need to patch the device again so that it will boot up. Click the Patch Device button.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

Now to actually boot the device click the Boot Device button.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)

The iPod touch will now boot and you will see Cydia and Installer on your SpringBoard.
How to Tether Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 2G (Windows)


FUTURE BOOTS
If your iPod gets powered off in the future you can use the Voltage - Booter.exe program to reboot the device. There is a semi-tethered solution to jailbreaking which if your iPod gets powered off will reboot it in unjailbroken mode. We will be posting a tutorial on how to do this shortly.

THANKS
A big thanks go to CalebMingle for creating Voltage.
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mohitasrani43
mohitasrani43 - March 10, 2009 at 2:23pm
hi guys i was successful in jailbreak my ipod touh 2g it was very easy but the only issuse is that every time u reboot u have to use the voltage boot system and, I GOT FEW PROBLEM WITH THIS..................... 1.THAT YOUTUBE IS NOT ITS GIVING ME AN ERROR ''YOU MUST FIRST CONNECT TO ITUNES WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION TO ENABLE YOUTUBE'' 2.IN INSTALLER THERE IS NO BSD SUBSYSTEM FILE AND IF U GUYS CAN HELP ME WITH THIS 2 PROBLEM THANK YOU MOHITASRANI43
neo42ny
neo42ny - March 9, 2009 at 9:07pm
so i guess no one has got this working yet? since no one has added any new comments about there's jailbroken. is there any other program besides "voltage" that jailbreaks the itouch 2g out yet? cause "voltage" is a fake! everyone looking at this dont waste your time. it doesnt let you load the custom firmware threw itunes.
neo42ny
neo42ny - February 25, 2009 at 8:18pm
ok i have now try to jailbreak on a vista computer i get farther then i did on xp but when i go to load the custom firmware i get an error message. so then i just restore the apple ispw 2.2.1 to get it back to normal. whats the deal. does this voltage even really work?
rainer717
rainer717 - February 25, 2009 at 8:32am
I did brick my iPod touch with this Voltage for good... everything went well until the restore with custom firmware. Now it is giving error message when i connect it to PC - USB device is malfunctioned. MAC wont recognize it at all and no life signs on Touch as well. What to do???
rainer717
rainer717 - February 25, 2009 at 10:41am
Ok, now it is back in original state, but still can't jailbrake. Gives error 1601 on custom firmware restore.
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