Jailbreak a friend's iPot in 5 minutes (or backup your hacked System)

Discussion in 'iPod touch 1.1.x Jailbreak' started by mrdonk, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. mrdonk

    mrdonk New Member

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    Here's a quick way to jailbreak a friend's iPot if you've already setup your own.

    This assumes your iPot is jailbroken, and you've got ssh working. This works on Mac or Windows as long as your iPhuc and SFTP/SCP client works.

    1) Re-load the jailbreak tiff exploit (jailbreak.toc2rta.com) on your iPot
    2) Connect your iPot
    3) run iPhuc
    4) getfile /dev/rdisk0s1 rdisk0s1.dmg 314572800
    5) exit iPhuc
    6) Load the jailbreak tiff exploit on your friend's iPot
    7) Connect their iPot
    8) run iPhuc
    9) putfile rdisk0s1.dmg /dev/rdisk0s1
    10) exit iPhuc

    Then, on both iPots
    1) Shut off (slide off)
    2) restart
    3) ssh root@ipot.ip.address (password is alpine or whatever you changed it to)
    4) mv Media Media.jailbreak
    5) mv Mediaold Media

    Some apps (i.e. Installer) won't work until you copy the appropriate folder in /var/root/Library over via Cyberduck or WinSCP, but that's pretty trivial.

    This literally takes about 5 minutes from start to finish.

    If you ever need to restore your iPot, you can get it back to the same state it was in when you exectued steps 1-5 by keeping the rdisk0s1.dmg image around and then following steps 6-10 again.
  2. rokrboy

    rokrboy Retired Moderator

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    I am pretty sure this is completly and totally useless.
  3. itouch101

    itouch101 New Member

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    Why not just do the automatic jailbreak that takes a few minutes to do..? And not waste time with your iPod..
  4. mrdonk

    mrdonk New Member

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    The benefit is that in a few very simple steps, you've not only jailbroken their iPot, you've installed Summerboard, Installer, all the iPhone apps and whatever else you have on your iPot without having to gather the files off the net and make sure the files are put in the right place and all the permissions are set. There's basically no chance of screwing it up, as long as your iPot is working.

    If you've got non-techie friends who just want the apps, this is the quickest way to help them.

    Also, if you ever install something that screws up your iPot, you can just put the rdisk0s1.dmg file back on, and you've got it back to it's previous working state with all the apps you've installed.
  5. entmike

    entmike New Member

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    Keep in mind that this will not work if you have made /Applications/ a symbolic link on your iPod.
  6. mrdonk

    mrdonk New Member

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    True... in that case you'd need to use SFTP or SCP to copy the new Applications folder that you symlinked to the new iPot as well.

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