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How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Posted March 11, 2009 at 12:58pm by iClarified
*** A much easier version of this tutorial can be found here***

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your 2G iPod Touch using a Mac. This is a detailed tutorial that involves using the command line. The 2G iPod Touch jailbreak will be included in future versions of PwnageTool and an easier tutorial will be released then.

Step One
Download redsn0w (rslite101.zip) to your desktop and double click to extract the rslite folder.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)


Step Two
Create a folder on your desktop with the following files:
PwnageTool 2.2.5
iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Restore.ipsw
iPod2,1_2.1.1_5F138_Restore.ipsw
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Three
Double click to mount PwnageTool 2.2.5 then drag the PwnageTool icon into the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Four
Hold down the Control button then click the PwnageTool icon in the Pwnage folder. Click Show Package Contents from the menu that appears.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Double click the Contents folder to open it
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Double click the Resources folder to open it
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Double click the CustomPackages folder to open it
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Hold down Control and click the CydiaInstaller.bundle file.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Select Show Package Contents from the menu that appears.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Notice the file Info.plist.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Keeping this window open double click the rslite folder on your desktop to open a second window then double click the CustomPackages folder inside it.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Hold down Control and click the CydiaInstaller.bundle file.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Select Show Package Contents from the menu that appears.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Drag the Info.plist file from the second window into the first (replacing the file that was there).
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

When asked to confirm click the Replace button.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Five
Press the Back button on the first CustomPackages window then double click the FirmwareBundles folder.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Press the Back button on the second CustomPackages window (within rslite) then double click the FirmwareBundels folder.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Drag the iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a.bundle from the second window into the first.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Six
Then from the Pwnage folder double click to launch the PwnageTool application.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Click Ok if presented with a warning.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Seven
Click to select Expert Mode from the top menu bar
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Eight
Click to select the iPod. A check-mark will appear over the image of the iPod.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Nine
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 2G 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 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Ten
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 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

The General settings allows you to decide the partition size. Click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

The Bootneuter settings are greyed out for the iPod. Click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G 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 2G 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. Checkmark the ones you want then Click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

The Custom Packages Settings menu displays listed package settings for your custom IPSW. For now leave these settings as is. Click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

The Custom Logos Settings menu allows you to add your own images as boot logos. Currently this feature is not available for the iPod touch jailbreak. Please deselect both checkboxes.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Click the blue arrow button to continue.

Step Eleven
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 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Twelve
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 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Your IPSW is not being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

You will be asked to enter your administrator password. Do this then click the OK button.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

When prompted if your iPhone has been Pwned before, click Yes.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Click Ok when the next popup window appears.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Click the Exit button at the top right to close PwnageTool.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Thirteen
Notice a new iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Custom_Restore.ipsw is created in your Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Select the iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Custom_Restore.ipsw then add a .zip to the end of the filename. You can rename files by pressing the Enter key with the file selected.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Double click the iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Custom_Restore.ipsw.zip file we just renamed to extract it.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Double click the extracted iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Custom_Restore.ipsw folder to open it
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Double click the Firmware folder to open it
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Double click the dfu folder to open it
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Select the iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu file and press Command+C to copy it to the clipboard.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Press the back button till you return to the Pwnage folder and press Command+V to paste the iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu into the folder.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Select the file and press Enter to rename it to iBSS221pwn.dfu.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Double click the iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Custom_Restore.ipsw folder to open it again. Then double click the Firmware folder.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Double click the all_flash folder to open it
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Double click the all_flash.n72ap.production folder.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Select the iBoot.n72ap.RELEASE.img3 file and press Command+C to copy it to the clipboard.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Press the back button till you return to the Pwnage folder and press Command+V to paste the iBoot.n72ap.RELEASE.img3 into the folder.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Select the file and press Enter to rename it to iBoot221pwn.img3.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Fourteen
In the Pwnage folder select the iPod2,1_2.1.1_5F138_Restore.ipsw file and press Enter to rename it to iPod2,1_2.1.1_5F138_Restore.ipsw.zip.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Double click the iPod2,1_2.1.1_5F138_Restore.ipsw.zip you just created to extract it.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Double click the newly extracted iPod2,1_2.1.1_5F138_Restore.ipsw folder to open it.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Double click the Firmware folder to open it
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Double click the dfu folder to open it
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Select the iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu file and press Command+C to copy it to the clipboard.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Press the back button till you return to the Pwnage folder and press Command+V to paste the iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu into the folder.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Select the file and press Enter to rename it to iBSS211.dfu.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Fifteen
Open the rslite folder on your Desktop and select only the files (not the folders).
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Drag(or copy) these files into the Pwnage folder you already have open.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Sixteen
If you do not have libusb installed on your Mac you will need to install it now. Please skip this step if you have libusb. Note*: You will likely need XCode to install libusb. You can install it from here

Download libusb (legacy) from here and place it on your desktop.

Double click the downloaded file (libusb-0.1.12.tar.gz) to extract it.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Launch the Terminal utility from Applications:Utilities.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Type cd ~/Desktop/libusb-0.1.12 into the Terminal window and press Enter.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Type ./configure into the Terminal window and press Enter
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Type make into the Terminal window and press Enter
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Type sudo make install into the Terminal window and press Enter
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

You will be asked to provide your administrator password for Mac OS X. Please do this then press Enter
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Installation of libusb will complete shortly.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Seventeen
Now we need to apply the untethered patch. Download 24kpwn.zip to your desktop and double click to extract it.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

In the Terminal window type cd ~/Desktop/Pwnage/iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Custom_Restore.ipsw/Firmware/all_flash/all_flash.n72ap.production and press enter.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Then input bspatch LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.img3 LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.img3 ~/Desktop/LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.patch and press enter.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

To confirm the patch was successful type /usr/bin/openssl sha1 ~/Desktop/Pwnage/iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Custom_Restore.ipsw/Firmware/all_flash/all_flash.n72ap.production/LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.img3 then press enter. The SHA1 code should be 82734c7cdf945ba5421b83962aab3ab91e4fb23a.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Type in cd ~/Desktop/Pwnage/iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Custom_Restore.ipsw then press enter to change folders.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Finally type zip -r ../Untetheredipsw.ipsw ./ then press enter to create an untethered ipsw file.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Eighteen
You will now need to put your iPod touch 2G into DFU mode. Make sure the iPod touch is connected to the computer and then follow these instructions. If you have Mac OS X 10.5.6 you will first need to enable DFU mode on your computer by using one of these suggestions.

Step Nineteen
In the Terminal window type cd ~/Desktop/Pwnage and press Enter
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Make sure your iTunes application is QUIT. Then type ./rslite and press Enter
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Your iPhone will be detected. Input !iBSS211.dfu then press Enter.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

If iTunes pops up with a recovery mode message just ignore it for now.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Once the program executes and exits type ./rslite into the Terminal window and press Enter
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Your iPhone will be detected again. Input #pwn211ibss.txt then press Enter
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Once the process has completed input !iBSS221pwn.dfu and press Enter
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Step Twenty
Now we can go to iTunes and restore to our custom firmware. Hold down the option key and press the Restore button.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Select your Untethered.ipsw file from the Pwnage folder on your desktop and click Open
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)

Once the firmware has installed you will be informed that Your iPod has been restored to factory settings and is restarting.

Step Twenty One
Thats It! You now have an untethered 2G iPod Touch!

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Mac)
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karrysony
karrysony - August 4, 2010 at 4:10am
ipod to mac I got this one http://www.ipod-to-mac.com/
bgl
bgl - March 16, 2010 at 3:14am
i get to step 16, i type in ./configureand it will not do anything for me, it comes up with: checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane... yes checking for gawk... no checking for mawk... no checking for nawk... no checking for awk... awk checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... no checking build system type... im not sure if u should see this or not... checking host system type... im not sure if u should see this or not... checking for style of include used by make... none checking for gcc... no checking for cc... no checking for cc... no checking for cl... no configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH wat do i do from here? wat have i done wrong? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
pelletierm8
pelletierm8 - December 8, 2009 at 10:41pm
step 17: in pwnage there is no iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Custom_Restore.ipsw. we turn it into .zip at step 13: Select the iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Custom_Restore.ipsw then add a .zip to the end of the filename. You can rename files by pressing the Enter key with the file selected. so what to do!!! pease help.
d3athcricket
d3athcricket - October 3, 2009 at 11:29am
whenever I get to step 16, I can only get past the comand ./configure. then when i try to type in make, it says: -bash: make: command not found. WHAT DO I DO? i've tried it over and over and over and it still doesn't work!! please help. Also when i type in ./configure, it doesn't seem to get as much info on the screen as it does on the tutorial..... it says new-host:~/Desktop/libusb-0.1.12 ianstarner$ ./configure checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane... yes checking for gawk... no checking for mawk... no checking for nawk... no checking for awk... awk checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... no checking build system type... powerpc-apple-darwin8.11.0 checking host system type... powerpc-apple-darwin8.11.0 checking for style of include used by make... none checking for gcc... no checking for cc... no checking for cc... no checking for cl... no configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH See `config.log' for more details. Please help!!
MatB
MatB - June 26, 2009 at 6:21am
I'm stuck at step 17. After inputting ( cd ~/Desktop/Pwnage/iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Custom_restore.ipsw/FIrmware/all_flash/all_flash.n72ap.production ) I get : Not a directory. That's the major problem. Inhibits me from completing the untethering. Please Reply.
KP
KP - May 2, 2009 at 9:40am
My SHA1code is different it is"653fded91573a93b22ea84abedcdd2f7d32ccc7d"
KP
KP - May 1, 2009 at 9:26pm
When I get to the enter "./rstype" I get an error that says "Bus error"
Adam
Adam - April 23, 2009 at 7:33pm
could you have not of saved everyone the time and made a downloadable folder with all the renamed files in it already? just seems kinda tedious. thanks anyway bro
Dan
Dan - April 16, 2009 at 9:46pm
Thanks for the tutorial, it works great at the first time, you just have to follow step by step and there is no problems at all. I am a newbie in OS X and Mac and I did it in no time.
mrbuzzy
mrbuzzy - April 13, 2009 at 4:18pm
Ok, so im stuck at step 19...just like a few others haha, my problem starts at this step: "If iTunes pops up with a recovery mode message just ignore it for now." My itunes does pop up but I don't understand the ignoring part...so i just dont do anything and continue. So then the next step is this: "Once the program executes and exits type ./rslite into the Terminal window and press Enter" I dont understand the executes and exists?? then the next step says that my ipod will be detected again?? i dont get whats going on....
richard
richard - April 29, 2009 at 4:43pm
itunes should say it has detected an ipod in recovery mode, just hit ok or cancel... whichever makes you not do anything.. and executes and exits or what ever means finishes and closes..
Stef
Stef - April 9, 2009 at 5:00pm
Thank you very much guys!!! You are great
Dylan
Dylan - April 8, 2009 at 7:39am
hey guys, i'm unable to get past step 16-19, the terminal just says not found or something. PLEASE HELP!
nathan
nathan - April 2, 2009 at 5:13pm
I first put ~/Desktop/Pwnage/iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Custom_Restore.ipsw/Firmware/all_flash/all_flash.n72ap.production and it appears directory found but When I put the bspatch LL....... it appears directory not foundd what can I do someone help Please!
mark Krznaric
mark Krznaric - March 30, 2009 at 1:37am
did this and opened in itunes, but it says this ipod cannot be restored. unknown error 21, then just shows the boot apple screen (on ipod) so i have to restore using normal firmware. so it restored, i tried again but it did the same thing... twice. help!
massimo Di Stefano
massimo Di Stefano - March 29, 2009 at 1:10pm
Hi, i'm able to go ahead until the step : cd /Users/sasha/Desktop/Pwnage ./rslite but unluky when i try to run : [Recovery] !iBSS211.dfu Executing: iBSS211.dfu Memory image not valid Execution error [Recovery] have you a solution for these error ? i'm on osx 10.5.6 intel macbook pro 15''
massimo Di Stefano
massimo Di Stefano - March 29, 2009 at 2:06pm
hummm seems thai i'm not able to put my ipod id dfd mode :-( i followed the instructions, but rslite give mt : recovery instead of dfd i used the automator scripts but maybe it don't woked properly... how can i check if the dfd mode is enabled on my mac ?
massimo Di Stefano
massimo Di Stefano - March 29, 2009 at 2:26pm
OK, i connected the ipod to an usb hub .. now it go in dfd mode and i'm able to go ahead ... it works :-)
Anh Nguyen
Anh Nguyen - March 28, 2009 at 6:16am
Thank you so much! It works really well for me! I have some notes for you guys who reach the step 20 and receive the error 21 about itunes cannot restore (I myself had it). Here is what I did after that: - Restore the firmware iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Restore.ipsw - Repeat from the step 18 Then it's gonna be fine. So I guess if you have your ipod up to date (with version greater that iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Restore.ipsw) then first restore to that iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Restore.ipsw before following the steps in this article. I'm not pretty sure but it may help. Thanks again for helpful article
Poppy
Poppy - March 26, 2009 at 10:30pm
I have Tiger (10.4.11), a 2nd Gen IPOD Touch and I have followed the guide without issues until step 18. My problem is that my IPOD will NOT go into DFU mode. I've tried numerous times and after the 10 second stage, it turns off and I continue holding the HOME button for another 8 seconds. The only thing that happens is that the IPOD disconnects and will not be recognized by my computer until I restart. Any ideas?!!?!!?!?!?!? I'm at wits' end!
Fraser
Fraser - March 25, 2009 at 2:39am
ha much easier and waaaaaay quicker way of jailbreaking ipod touch..... go here and just follow the simple steps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrrYfSBBK0I
itgiaw
itgiaw - March 25, 2009 at 12:17am
it said it was restarting. but now it seems to be completely dead. how can i get it to turn on again?
itgiaw
itgiaw - March 25, 2009 at 12:38am
nm, i just plugged it in and held down power and home, then just home and restored the original--this is too much work, im just gona wait for the gui
Hippo
Hippo - June 10, 2009 at 10:52am
I had the same problem. It was because my iPod Wasn't in 2.2.1 I have restart from step 18 and restore 2 times Now, the iPod is in 2.2.1, not Jailbreak, but it wotks and I don't want to do it again after this fear...
Brandon
Brandon - March 24, 2009 at 9:31am
worked like a charm. redsn0wed 32g fully functional. Very good tutorial.
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