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How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.2]

Posted March 31, 2010 at 8:00pm by iClarified · 35679 views
These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod touch 3G using RedSn0w for Mac. Updated for the 3.1.2 firmware. The Windows version of this tutorial is coming soon.

**WARNING: The iPod touch 3G jailbreak requires assistance from RedSn0w to boot the device every time its turned off. ie this is a Tethered Jailbreak

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 3.1.2 firmware and place it in the same folder.

3.1.2 (3G): iPod3,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw

Extract the redsn0w application from the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.2]

Step Two
Connect your iPod Touch to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.2]

Select your iPod Touch from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Option 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 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.2]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 3.1.2 firmware ipsw. Click the Open button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.2]

Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPod Touch to the desired firmware you may launch redsnw0w.app from the Pwnage folder on your desktop.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.2]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.2]

Step Five
Select the 3.1.2 firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.2]

You will be informed that only a tethered jailbreak is possible for the iPod touch 3G at this time. Click the OK button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.2]

Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.2]

Step Seven
Make sure Cydia is selected. If you have already jailbroken your device but need help rebooting it again you would select the "just boot tethered right now" option instead.

Please plug your iPod Touch into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.2]

Step Eight
RedSn0w will now prompt you to put your device into recovery mode. Press both the Power and Home buttons continuously until the help message disappears.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.2]

Step Nine
RedSn0w will now upload the exploit to your iPod touch.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.2]

Step Twelve
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [3.1.2]

When your iPod Touch finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so), it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.


***NOTE: Remember to reboot a tethered iPod touch follow Steps Three through Six then select "Just boot tethered right now" in next step.
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Sam
Sam - April 2, 2010 at 1:52pm
hi i have followed the stpes done it all but when my iphone comes to reboot it stays on a black soon for some time and then when the iphone starts up again the is no icon for Cydia can anyone tell me what to do please
John
John - April 2, 2010 at 1:34pm
This is hell, nothing happen after the last step, my iPod touch just keep in blank screen, :(
Adam
Adam - April 1, 2010 at 1:58pm
April Fools Iclarfied haha! cheers
cameti2
cameti2 - April 1, 2010 at 2:21pm
I don't believe I fall on this story about April's FOOL.... I want my Touch 3G jailbreak!!!!!
ipetri68
ipetri68 - April 1, 2010 at 4:45pm
Yeah, I thought so, but I wanted to give it try. :(
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