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How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

Posted March 11, 2009 at 2:06pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your 2G iPod Touch using Windows and Voltage.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

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

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

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

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click the Next Step button to continue.

Step Ten
From the Voltage folder you have open double click the JB_Files folder.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

Right click the Custom_Restore.ipsw file then select Rename from the popup menu.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

Add .zip to the end of the file name and click Yes if prompted to confirm the change.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

Right click the Custom_Restore.ipsw.zip file and select Open With from the popup menu.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

Select WinRar from the list of applications that appear then click the OK button. Note*: You may need to download and install WinRar if you don't have it.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

Once WinRar opens your archive, double click the Firmware folder to open it.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

Then double click the all_flash folder to open it.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

Next double click the all_flash.n72ap.production folder to open it.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

Download the patched LLB (LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.img3) from here and drag it into the Winrar window.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

An Archive name and parameters window will appear. Click the OK button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

WinRar will now update your archive.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

Close WinRar and go back to the open JB_Files folder.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

Right click Custom_Restore.ipsw.zip and select Rename from the popup that appears.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

Rename the file to Custom_Restore.ipsw and if asked click Yes to confirm the rename.
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

Step Eleven
Now back in Voltage 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 Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Step Thirteen
Once the firmware has been restored successfully you will have a jailbroken 2G iPod Touch!
How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

THANKS
A big thanks go to CalebMingle for creating Voltage.
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Filipe Camargo
Filipe Camargo - June 16, 2010 at 12:58pm
voltage.rar link is down!
f1982
f1982 - December 24, 2009 at 11:04am
I have a brand new touch that I want to jailbreak. I understand that blackra1n will only work on those which were made before week 40, ie the serial number has 4th and 5th digits of 39 or less. Jailbreaking with blackra1n on models with serials 40 or above (mine is 48) will require the unit to be tethered and blackra1n run every time it is turned on. This is simply not worth the hassle! So firstly, does anyone know if the voltage software will jailbreak without the tethering issue, and secondly, if id does can someone point me in the direction of a working download link? Cheers, F1 larscandrum@gmail.com
f1982
f1982 - December 22, 2009 at 3:41pm
The voltage download doesn't work and I can't find any working alternatives. Can someone who has it, and the custom firmware post a working download link, or if not send me them? I'd be extremely grateful.
Bella
Bella - February 14, 2010 at 10:22pm
Link for voltage download (copy + paste link) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HAKJVJ46 Link for firmware downloads (copy + paste link) http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/ good luck! I'm having a lot of trouble installing the libUSB. Done everything it told me to do and even tried it the Vista way. (I'm windows 7). Also, when i get to "Make IPSW" I click it, it does the black window thing then closes 3 seconds later. I try to click next step but it says "Custom IPSW not found" any help? D:
apo
apo - October 20, 2009 at 2:45pm
I got stuck at step 13. Error 1601 appeared after restoring it with "custom restore". I 've been doing da same thing in that instruction. What did I missed?
maikey
maikey - September 22, 2009 at 3:37pm
hey guys. can anyone help me??? after the restoring. my ipod won't turn on again? please help me. :(
maikey
maikey - September 22, 2009 at 3:57pm
problem resolved... thanks anyway. :)
amit
amit - September 16, 2009 at 10:07pm
This guide is getting old now. OS 3.0 is out and that is something you should upgrade to. there are jail breaking tutorials over the internet for that and they are way easier. I have used this method, it works but the new jailbreaks called red snow is way easier. Google it.
hi wrote
hi wrote - September 15, 2009 at 10:32pm
my screen got white after booting do i have to wait or is there something wrong plz help
Ivan * HELP-ME
Ivan * HELP-ME - August 21, 2009 at 9:22pm
Ola, eu realizei os passos até colocar em DFU, só que não consegui e desliguei o computador... no outro dia quando liguei estava lendo pra caramba, travando sabe... apaguei os arquivos que reconheci da instalação, mas o computador continua lendo, Vc sabe me dizer o faço para voltar ao normal???? Help-me, please
sssssss
sssssss - August 20, 2009 at 9:08am
pls heeelp. ive converted the custom restore into zip and im in winrar. what does it mean when it says to download and drag it onto the winrar thingo
ivan
ivan - August 21, 2009 at 9:18pm
Ola, eu realizei os passos até colocar em DFU, só que não consegui e desliguei o computador... no outro dia quando liguei estava lendo pra caramba, travando sabe... apaguei os arquivos que reconheci da instalação, mas o computador continua lendo, Vc sabe me dizer o faço para voltar ao normal???? Help-me, please
derfjam
derfjam - August 19, 2009 at 3:08am
I completed the tethered jailbreak and my ipod is working fine already. but when i turned it off it does not want to turn on again. is this a normal behavior? do i have to repeat the process again?
mojo
mojo - August 8, 2009 at 7:51pm
I tried the instructions on the web page and the device would not re boot at the end of the process. Then the Itouch just died and displayed Unknown USB device. Eventually, I got the thing back to life and restored the original firmware 2.2.1 Can someone 'clarify' if the llb.img patched file that is downloaded should replace and overwrite the existing llb.img file in the firmware/all_flash folder? Coz the downloaded patch llb file has a [1] in the file name......if someone from iclarified can 'clarify, it will be much appreciated :-)
derfjam
derfjam - August 16, 2009 at 10:28am
i had the same dilema.how did you got it back to work?
mojo25
mojo25 - August 16, 2009 at 11:01am
Hi, I did manage to restore the original firmware on the ipod and it works as normal. Considering I've only just purchased it I'm reluctant to try jailbreaking the itouch for fear of being unable to restore at all..... I managed to recover from the 'USD Device unrecognised' message through going into device manager on the laptop and removing the USB entry and trying again, somehow I managed to get the laptop to recognise the itouch and load up itunes once I had removed the USB device in 'Device Manager'. Since then, I'm off the idea of jail breaking for now until I'm bored of the itouch.
james
james - August 17, 2009 at 7:18am
Hey man ye i got the same problem with my itouch 2g with the usb not recodnised after doing the whole pwnage thing. and because i am not a computer tech can u explain to me in simple steps how you got ur itouch to be recodnised again? that would b really awesome. cheers
rahulr0y
rahulr0y - July 23, 2009 at 12:56pm
im at the part where you have to select the ipsw but it is taaking forever, there is a a cricle of black cicles just rotating over moving file....
bhikare
bhikare - July 21, 2009 at 9:00pm
Worked Great!!!!! At first I got the "ERROR1604". All you have to do is get your ipod in DFU Mode, patch it, then restore it in itunes with the restore_firmware.ipsw. Once that is done, let it boot up. Then put it in DFU mode again and patch it again. Then go back into itunes and restore the ipod with the custom_restore.ipsw. Thankyou
Tyrial
Tyrial - August 31, 2009 at 3:00pm
Same thing happened to me. I couldn't figure it out until I read your post. Thanks.
david
david - July 21, 2009 at 1:09am
my ipods in dfu but voltage doesnt see it itunes does though any help plz
irish
irish - July 19, 2009 at 1:09am
in step 7 i cant seem to find the firmware under voltage "iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Restore" the icon of a white box with a note sign where will i beble to download that?
Icantdoit:S
Icantdoit:S - June 12, 2009 at 6:14pm
Somehow i cant do it. I cant Restore with the custom. Why cant i?
SaJi482
SaJi482 - June 29, 2009 at 10:15am
I had error 1604. If you have the sam one then you can try to jailbreak again from the start or downgrade iTunes to 8.1.1. (You will lost library and backup of your iPod) (Uninstall iTunes and then install iTunes 8.1.1. (http://www.oldapps.com/itunes.php) I hope it will help.
Fahd
Fahd - June 8, 2009 at 8:22am
Does anyone know if this method will work but with Firmware 3.0 Beta 5?
pipo
pipo - June 25, 2009 at 10:23am
it shouldent
NIck
NIck - June 4, 2009 at 6:43pm
Yeah so when I go to rename the Custom_Restore.ipsw (to add the .zip), the file extension doesn't show up, so what ends up happening is Custom_Restore.zip.ipsw... which will not open with winrar. No matter what i do it always slaps .ipsw on the end of it.... Anyone have any ideas? would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
SaJi482
SaJi482 - June 29, 2009 at 10:09am
I had same problem, but then i figuered it out. I am using Windows 7 RC so it's problably diffrent way. 1. Open Windows Explorer ( just a single map, like Pwnage )or documents...) 2. Organize -> Folder and search options -> View 3. Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types
iPod2userhelp
iPod2userhelp - July 9, 2009 at 9:08pm
Thanks so much for the help with renaming, it helped me a lot.
iFahad
iFahad - May 30, 2009 at 3:02pm
thankyou very much i dont have ipod touch 2g but i understand it all.
mpc
mpc - May 28, 2009 at 5:42pm
It works. My Ipod 2G is jailbreak. Only follow the instructions and no any problem. TKS!!
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