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How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

Posted March 11, 2009 at 2:06pm · 135 comments · Add Comment
Filipe Camargo
Filipe Camargo - June 16, 2010 at 12:58pm
voltage.rar link is down!
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - September 22, 2009 at 3:57pm
problem resolved... thanks anyway. :)
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - August 16, 2009 at 10:28am
i had the same dilema.how did you got it back to work?
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - August 31, 2009 at 3:00pm
Same thing happened to me. I couldn't figure it out until I read your post. Thanks.
david - July 21, 2009 at 1:09am
my ipods in dfu but voltage doesnt see it itunes does though any help plz
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 - June 12, 2009 at 6:14pm
Somehow i cant do it. I cant Restore with the custom. Why cant i?
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 - June 8, 2009 at 8:22am
Does anyone know if this method will work but with Firmware 3.0 Beta 5?
pipo - June 25, 2009 at 10:23am
it shouldent
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 - 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 - July 9, 2009 at 9:08pm
Thanks so much for the help with renaming, it helped me a lot.
iFahad - May 30, 2009 at 3:02pm
thankyou very much i dont have ipod touch 2g but i understand it all.
mpc - May 28, 2009 at 5:42pm
It works. My Ipod 2G is jailbreak. Only follow the instructions and no any problem. TKS!!
dee - May 22, 2009 at 2:57pm
hey guys i did jailbreak my Touch 2.2.1 without a problem, however i cant seem to reboot the touch manually. It has to use the voltage booter everytime. (i did load the LLB.n72ap.RELEASED.im3 & follow the tutorial step by step) what am i missing here?
dee - May 22, 2009 at 3:10pm
Nevermind. i just found out this tutorial for ONLY TETHERED version.
Marns - May 21, 2009 at 9:44am
Hi I have a problem: First it was difficult to put my 1st generation iTouch in DFU mode, but I finally did it. but now, Voltage didn't reconize my iTouch as in DFU, besides iTune did!! An idea?
STaSiS - May 24, 2009 at 9:27pm
- The title of the guide says it's for 2G iPod Touch, who comfirmed that this guide works on 1G iPod Touch?
iFahad - May 30, 2009 at 3:07pm
hi, just hold shift in iTunse and press restore and select the restore FW thats it
Cheez - May 20, 2009 at 8:48am
Charlie - May 19, 2009 at 10:32pm
Wow, i found were all the apps are in Cydia. I take everything back, this is awesome! I installed Doom the game just right now. Later, gonna keep on adding stuff!!!
Charlie - May 19, 2009 at 9:50pm
As i said before, i could do the Jailbreak.. but i want to apply a Theme to my Winterboard and i cant find them on Cydia or Installer. I'm about to Restore my Ipod back to normal, because i dont see what's all the fuss. This Jailbreak seems useless. Inside Cydia, there are some things that dont even work at all, they appear empty. So whats so special about this Jailbreak thing? Do you have to activate something else for the Themes to appear in Installer?
Amit Singh
Amit Singh - May 20, 2009 at 3:33am
Hi mate, just do a little bit more research before younsay anything on these forums. You need to install all sources in cydia and it will give you access to shit loads more apps. Or you can go to piratebay and downloads other apple aps. I just instaled need for speed, monopoly, quick office and so on. I got about 20 most expensive apps on apple store for free coz my iPod is jailbroken. You can also run sega, ps1 and other game emulators. There is so much more you can do with jailbroken iPod other than install cydia and change themes. If anyone needs helps email me at nzcutejat@yahoo.com
Pizzathehut099 - May 19, 2009 at 5:51pm
After i click on make ipsw in voltage i then click next step and it gives me this message Custom IPSW not found. Please follow the instructions above. Does anyone know what to do?????????????
riz - September 16, 2009 at 11:58am
were you ever able to figure this one out? I get the same error message.
Charlie - May 19, 2009 at 1:38pm
It Worked for me on my 2nd Gen Ipod Touch. I got an error the 1st time around.. on the Restore part. But then i read someone's comment that said to try again and put it in DFU Mode, and then Patch it, and then Restore it.. and guess what.. IT WORKED.
reenforced meatal glove
reenforced meatal glove - May 14, 2009 at 10:05pm
Went through the entire process "Unable to restrore ERROR 1641 what a waste of time !
marklechugs - June 4, 2009 at 12:43pm
same here unable to restore what will i do ?
JMC734 - May 14, 2009 at 1:31am
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.
nk - August 18, 2009 at 8:32am
how can we keep repatching it as u said....tat first patch it then restore original firmware....then reboot. then go to dfu mode then repatch...then install the custom firmware....how to keep repatching???
Tushar - May 8, 2009 at 5:21am
Hey! guys I'm oon xp sp 3 When I try to make the custom ispw the ms-dos thing appears for just 3-4 seconds and then automatically closes!! when i click on next, it says that custom ispw did not found, please try again with the steps above!!!! in short i am not able to make the custom ispw when i followed all the above steps!!!
riz - September 16, 2009 at 12:04pm
Tushar, Were you ever able to figure this one out? I get the same error message.
Bruno Cazarin
Bruno Cazarin - May 8, 2009 at 1:03am
Bom dia. Fiz todos os passos e até então tudo foi perfeito! Porém ocorreu algum erro no final do processo. O Fiirmware criado "Custom_Restore.ipsw" foi reconhecido pelo iTunes, efetuou todo o processo. No momento de reiniciar o iPod touch 2G, o aparelho simplesmente desligou e não liga mais. Nem tentando colocar o mesmo em modo DFU. O que devo fazer agora? Nem mesmo o computador reconhece a conexão USB, diz que o dispositivo é desconhecido. Aguardo retorno...
STaSiS - May 6, 2009 at 4:23am
- Will this guide work on 1st Gen iPod Touch?
Tom! - May 5, 2009 at 2:20pm
STaSiS - May 4, 2009 at 9:53pm
- Thank you for this outstanding guide. My 2nd Gen iPod Touch is now jailbrokenn. +karma to all dev & supporter of this project. - Can I use this guide to jailbreak an iPod Touch 1st Gen??
Neooo - May 4, 2009 at 6:16pm
Ok In voltage the option that tells you the ipod needs to be booted gose fine and then my touch never boots it stays in dfu mode... I try to write the custom ispw and itunes tells me the file is not compatible... Some one please help thanks
amit singh
amit singh - May 3, 2009 at 7:37am
i did everything that was said and i got this thing going the very first time. just have patience and do what they tell you to do. thanks a lot to whoever did this. you are a genius. for those who haven't got it working and are swearing at the guide, use that thing called brain and do as they ask you to do. it has to be the simplest thing ever. thanks again
Felix - April 29, 2009 at 8:55am
Works fine, thanks very much for tutorial!! In the beggining I got an error when applying new firm, but I guess it was because I didnt have Itunes installed before starting jailbreaking.
Murphy - April 27, 2009 at 5:25pm
One of the files has a virus..
Rick - April 25, 2009 at 3:43pm
I tried it once again updating the itunes and still i get a diff. message when holding shift and clicking on restore. The Ipod could not be restored becose the firmware is not compatible. =(
sander - April 26, 2009 at 9:24am
try restoring your ipod without holding the shift button, and then restore it with the custom firmware, that worked for me.
Rick - May 9, 2009 at 11:51am
Well i manage to restore it to old firmware, and i managed to jailbreak it using QuickPwn. wich was alot more easyer. Had to backup to firmware 2.2.0
Sander - May 16, 2009 at 12:12pm
Well i'm not a huge fan of quickpwn because of that damn pineapple logo.. when something fucks up, and you have to return it to the apple store, and they boot it up and see the pineapple they know for sure something ain't right..
Rick - April 24, 2009 at 12:37pm
I did everything untill the Restore holding shift part and i get an ERROR Ipod could not be restored. What can i do ??? =(
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