How to Jailbreak Ipod Touch 2g 3.1.1(3.1) on a Mac

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  1. cmillermo

    cmillermo New Member

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    So this is a simple tutorial on how to jailbreak your ipod touch 2g 3.1
    Note: This will not work if you've bought an ipod touch 2g with 3.1 preloaded on to it. To jailbreak that you will have to downgrade to 3.0, jailbreak it with redsn0w then jailbreak 3.1.
    Note 2: If you're a windows user you can recovery mode then shift restore to a custom firmware (posting custom firmware in these forums is illegal, so don't do it)
    Note 3: To downgrade to 3.0 go into DFU mode and shift restore to the 3.0 firmware. Then jailbreak with redsn0w [http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203303] then follow the instructions in this tutorial


    1. Download pwnagetool 3.1.3 at http://********.net/pwn/PwnageTool__3.1.3.dmg
    2. In order to keep your cydia packages download aptbackup, then click "backup"
    3. Once its done backing up plug in your ipod and connect to Itunes and do a backup (just sync) so that you can keep your settings
    4. Something will pop up and ask you to update DO NOT just click "download only". If this message doesn't pop up select your ipod touch in Itunes and then click update. You will have to agree to Apples terms and Conditions and then the download will start.
    5. After its done backing up and the software update has finished downloading open up pwnagetool (you may have to drag it to your desktop from the dmg file)
    6. Select Ipod Touch 2g
    7. If the software update has finished downloading correctly it should find the .ipsw if not browse to user-library-itunes-ipod touch software updates then to the one thats something like iPod2,1 3.1
    8. Let it build the ipsw at some point you might have to enter the password to your computer.
    9. Then it will finish and tell you to put your ipod into recovery mode then restore with ipsw that they saved on your desktop.
    10. click ok then quit pwnagetool
    11. Unplug your ipod
    12. Turn it off
    13. then while plugging in your ipod to the computer hold the home button (tut. here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kguaW0doMWM)
    14. Itunes will pop up then ask you to restore click ok
    15. Then either alt- click restore and navigate to your desktop and choose the ipsw that pwnagetool just made
    16. restore to your latest backup
    17. wait for itunes to restore then sync
    18. open cydia download aptbackup
    19. click restore in aptbackup and you should get all your cydia apps back!
    if you have any questions comment
  2. KerrWasHere

    KerrWasHere Active Member

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    good job, now do it for windows

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  3. Mosaic

    Mosaic Banned

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    Nice tutorial.
    I'm going to be jailbreaking my friend's iPod, so this will be useful.
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    Jacob Well-Known Member

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    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    useful.. stuck for now
  6. sconethief

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    Hope a windows way comes out! I wanna play canabalt

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    ..buy it...?
  8. sconethief

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    needs 3.1
  9. cmillermo

    cmillermo New Member

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    sorry as far as i can tell the dev team hasnt come out with pwnagetool for windows yet

    and for any one else wondering this tut will work with all other pwnagetool supported devices, just choose your specific device at the beginning instead of ipod touch 2g
  10. jordanc44

    jordanc44 New Member

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    you dont really need a windows version.....
    all you need is the jailbroken ipsw

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