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How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Posted June 20, 2009 at 10:09am by iClarified
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Instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod Touch (1G or 2G) on OS 3.0 firmware using RedSn0w for Windows. The Mac version of this tutorial is here

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the latest 3.0 firmware from below and place it in the same folder.


NOTE*: The iPod touch 3.0 firmware must be purchased from iTunes. iTunes will save the firmware files here:
- C:Documents and Settings USER NAME Application DataApple ComputeriTunesiPod Software UpdatesiPod2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw
- C:Documents and Settings USER NAME Application DataApple ComputeriTunesiPod Software UpdatesiPod1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

Extract the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Two
Connect your iPod Touch to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Select your iPod Touch 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 Touch.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the firmware ipsw. Click the Open button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPod Touch to the desired firmware you may launch redsnw0w.exe from the Pwnage folder on your desktop.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Five
Select the firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Seven
Make sure Cydia is selected and click the Next button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Eight
Please plug your iPod Touch into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Nine
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Ten
Your iPod Touch will now reboot
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Eleven
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Twelve
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button.

When your iPod Touch finishes reboot (5 minutes or so). It will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)
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willy
willy - May 15, 2010 at 6:53pm
mine gets stuck at step 10 is that normal?
aboodkhd
aboodkhd - September 25, 2012 at 9:48pm
i think you didnt restore 3.0 on itunes thats why redsnow does not accept your firmware to jailbreak
Itdontgetbetta
Itdontgetbetta - March 27, 2010 at 6:14pm
Can anyone give me a hand? I don't understand why iPod1,1_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw doesn't get recognized by redsn0w I followed all the instructions and still doesn't work please let me know if anyone else has this problem.
Arthur
Arthur - February 18, 2010 at 9:43am
Can I use redsn0w it with 3.1.3? I've already read a previous post with 3.1 problems and it seams that it's not possible. Can anyone be more accurate (like "no, it's not possible" or "Yes, it's possible"... :))) ) Thanks AJ
lena
lena - December 6, 2009 at 10:26am
Is there a way to jailbreak Ipod Touch 3g 3.1 Thanks
zoltan
zoltan - November 9, 2009 at 9:05am
can we do it with 3.1.2?
richie
richie - October 25, 2009 at 4:33am
has anyone tried this with the new 3.1 firmware?
g
g - November 22, 2009 at 9:20am
I tried 3.1 Since it is available, but no luck with redsn0w... iTunes restored properly from iPod1,1_3.1.1_7C145_Restore.ipsw, but then redsn0w says only "unable to recognize specified IPSW"... :( So i go for 3.0 now...
neo42ny
neo42ny - September 8, 2009 at 9:02pm
im having a problem with cydia. it will not load anymore. hit the icon and it acts like its gonna load but throws you right back to the spring board. anyone know why? it started doing that after i downloaded an app called "mewseek" so i was thinking can i just "re-jailbreak" with out reloading the 3.0 firmware. just reuse the redsnow program to rewrite the files or am i really gonna mess up the 2g itouch????????
Me
Me - September 6, 2009 at 10:54am
No point jailbreaking now if you haven't already, 3.1 firmware comes out in 3 days
rob Kettenring
rob Kettenring - September 24, 2009 at 10:35am
When do we get the jailbreak for 3.1.1?
Lol
Lol - September 3, 2009 at 7:24pm
Do NOT buy the firmware! Go here: http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/ choose 3.0 version i pod touch firmware.
fmrmx
fmrmx - September 2, 2009 at 8:39pm
Thank you for this tutorial, it works, very easy to jailbreak, just follow the steps, and no you dont have to buy the firmware in itunes, i got it from somewhere else and it still worked
t27
t27 - August 24, 2009 at 1:05pm
Excellent I followed the instruction and it works in 2 to 3 minutes but make sure not to disconnect ur ipod till u see the "slide to unlock" screen. ALso Redsn0w 0.8 has ICY AND CYDIA redsn0w and iClarified rocks. THE best AND MOST simple tutrial for the iPodtouch 2g 3.0 JailBreak
brandan
brandan - August 23, 2009 at 2:01pm
while doing this jailbreak my ipod went white then black and now it wont turn bacvk on what do i do
you wait.
you wait. - September 3, 2009 at 7:23pm
You wait. Or if it doesnt work after 10 mins, unplug cable and reconnect.
Nam Nguyen
Nam Nguyen - September 10, 2009 at 3:24am
You have to upgrade the firmware to 3.0 first before doing any jailbreak. It works smoothly now.
Nitish
Nitish - August 16, 2009 at 7:40am
do i loose all my data after jailbreak ??? games ?? applications ??
Meke
Meke - August 19, 2009 at 3:59pm
you will loose everything
mikeyboy
mikeyboy - August 14, 2009 at 6:00pm
i've got an ipod 2g with os 3.0 and jailbreaking with redsn0w 0.8 DIDN'T WORK! i used redn0w 0.7.2 instead and it worked perfectly the first time. fyi for any mac users out there!
zach
zach - August 12, 2009 at 4:31pm
to jailbreak this do you absolutely have to buy the 3.0 software because at the apple store they updated it for me so what do i do?
el1jah
el1jah - August 11, 2009 at 3:41pm
I can't find the ispw folder
zach
zach - August 8, 2009 at 6:18pm
will this jailbreak work just fine as long as you follow these directions as it says???
-manwhoneedhelp-
-manwhoneedhelp- - August 4, 2009 at 3:03pm
help pliz !! ive jailbroken my ipod 1G BUT when i try to sync the app theres an error "unknown error occured (0xE8008001)"...plizzzzz2 somebdy help me =(
Walter
Walter - August 4, 2009 at 4:11am
What do you do if you already upgraded to the 3.0 before u started
Yurgen Tartour
Yurgen Tartour - August 1, 2009 at 8:46pm
Does it work on ipod touch 2nd Gen 32 GB ?
Yurgen Tartour
Yurgen Tartour - August 13, 2009 at 1:16pm
It worked perfectly fine with me. THANK YOU VERY MUCH iClarified =)
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