iOS 3.1 I need help Jailbreaking 3g itouch please?

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  1. Stephen X

    Stephen X New Member

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    Before you say anything, I looked through the boreds before making this thread so if I missed a similar thread, I'm sorry.

    I got my iTouch a few days ago for my birthday. It's an 8gig 3G iTouch with 3.1.2 firmware. But I'm not quite sure how to hack it. I know that it's a tethered jailbreak but I need to know:

    1.How to I back up everything on my iPod to my PC incase something goes wrong. I'm talking about all my music, All my apps, Games, ect...

    2.If iTunes doesn't recognize it after it's jailbroken, what do I do?

    3.I only have windows vista, can I still Jailbreak it?

    4.If something goes wrong in the middle of jailbreaking it, What should I do?

    5.If i screw up, Is it possible that it could be bricked like a PSP? If so, what should I do in that case?
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    voLcoM¯ New Member

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    1. Create a backup in Itunes

    2. It won't

    3. Yes

    4. Force shut it off, restore, and try again (Nothing should go wrong though if you read instructions)

    5. No. It will always be recoverable.
  3. Stephen X

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    Thanks but I have one question about number 2 if you could please clear up. If iTunes won't recognize, How to I put songs and apps onto it?
  4. Rayzilla

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    OK, I am finally going to give it a go (after I find that perfect link/thread on "How to Jailbreak". It's a nerve wrecking thing for newbie & non-techie person to do

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    Quick question here. I have my Touch connected with iTunes right now and I was looking for the 'backup' option but I couldn't find it. How do I back it up before attempting the JB?

    Thanks.
  5. Pandawg

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    Read this. Hope it helps.
  6. Rayzilla

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    Thanks Naro. It was easy as pie. I did the right click thing on 'my Touch' and selected "Back Up".

    Now one last thing before I do the dirty deed. Touch needs to be totally shut down (not just sleep mode) right? (I noticed that when I turned it off while it was plugged in and iTunes was on, 'my Touch' option would disappear in iTunes. Will it be ok to JB if 'my Touch' is not showing up in iTunes?

    Thanks.
  7. Pandawg

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    I jailbroke with my device turned on.
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    you're supposed to have it on because it's connected to your pc
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    Just make sure iTunes is closed.

    You can leave your device turned on while Jailbreaking.
  10. Rayzilla

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    Uh-oh. I don't recall closing down iTunes when I JB. Everything seems to be fine. Will this be a problem?

    Thanks.

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