[Mac] Redsn0w Tutorial [Semi-Tethered]

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  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    This is now a Mac only thread. If you are running windows please look here for a full guide.


    Before you start you will need.

    - Copy of the 2.1.1 Original Firmware. Which can be obtained here.

    - Copy of the 2.2.1 Original Firmware. Which can be obtained here.

    - Pwnage tool (For Mac)/ Pwnage tool can be obtained here.

    - rslite102semi. Which can be obtained here.


    Getting Started

    - Create a new folder. Call it Jailbreak.

    - Put all the things you downloaded into the jailbreak folder.

    - Rename the IPSW files to these names.

    2.1.1 firmware ipsw = original211.ipsw
    2.2.1 firmware ipsw = original221.ipsw

    - Open the RSLITE102SEMI folder. Go into the "semi" folder and then into the "FirmwareBundles" folder. Copy and "iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a.bundle" into
    Mac: PwnageTool.app/Contents/Resources


    - Open the RSLITE102SEMI folder. Go into the "semi" folder and then into the "CustomPackages" folder. Copy and "CydiaInstaller.bundle" into
    Mac: PwnageTool.app/Contents/Resources


    - Mac: Open PwnageTool. Create a custom 2.2.1 ipsw with PwnageTool in Advanced mode. Don't enable custom boot logos.


    - From your custom 2.2.1 ipsw, extract these (patched) files:
    iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu (name it iBSS221pwn.dfu)
    iBoot.n72ap.RELEASE.img3 (name it iBoot221semi.img3)

    Mac: To do this. Open terminal.app and run these commands.

    Code:
     unzip custom221.ipsw Firmware/dfu/iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu
    
     mv Firmware/dfu/iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu iBSS221pwn.dfu
    
     unzip custom221.ipsw Firmware/all_flash/all_flash.n72ap.production/iBoot.n72ap.RELEASE.img3
    
     mv Firmware/all_flash/all_flash.n72ap.production/iBoot.n72ap.RELEASE.img3 iBoot221semi.img3
    
     rm -rf Firmware 

    - From the official 2.1.1 ipsw, extract this (unpatched) file:
    iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu (name it iBSS211.dfu)

    Mac: Type this into terminal.app

    Code:
     unzip original211.ipsw Firmware/dfu/iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu
    
     mv Firmware/dfu/iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu iBSS211.dfu
    
     rm -rf Firmware

    - Put your ipt2g into DFU mode using keypresses. Don't have iTunes running!

    - Mac: Start rslite. Send the official iBSS from 2.1.1: !iBSS211.dfu

    - Unplug and replug your iPod.

    - Mac: Start rslite again. Send the redsn0w-lite patch: #pwn211ibss.txt

    - Send the patched iBSS from 2.2.1: !iBSS221pwn.dfu

    - Open iTunes to do a full restore using your custom 2.2.1 ipsw. To do this, hold shift while you press restore and then navigate to the custom221.ipsw file.


    To boot into "Jailbroken Mode"

    - Mac: Start rslite. Send the official iBSS from 2.1.1: !iBSS211.dfu

    - Mac: Start rslite again. Send the redsn0w-lite patch: #pwn211ibss.txt


    - Mac: Start rslite. Send the patched iBoot from 2.2.1: !iBoot221semi.img3
    Windows: iRecovery -f iBoot221semi.img3

    - Mac: Start rslite. Type this:
    Code:
          setenv boot-path /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kernelcaches/kernelcache.s5l8720p
    
          fsboot


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    Please note. This is all theoretical. It SHOULD work. I am not held responsible on what you do with this tutorial and what happens to your iPod as a result of it. However DFU mode + restore would fix any problems you encounter.

    Thank you.
  2. Veritas06

    Veritas06 New Member

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    Wow, thanks =]
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    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    hope so lol. Just need to make sure it works 100% first...
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    -Kerrigan- New Member

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    What do you do when it says: Error: could not load ipsw?
  6. thehacker123

    thehacker123 New Member

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    I am trying this method on vista now.... itunes is sending the firmware... I have a loading bar and an apple logo, good news...

    This method is a NO go for me
  7. jamil_d

    jamil_d Active Member

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    I think I'll try it, but it looks like it may take a while. Nice and easy to use guide though.
  8. Ryan

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    right click on cmd, run as administrator.
  9. dancool999

    dancool999 New Member

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    Hmm Im trying to find out what I did wrong so I keep getting restore error. I'll look over your tutorial and see

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    Oh never mind, lol I named it ipsw. Good guide though, and it came pretty quick

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