All through yesterday, this morning before school, and today after school until 7:00pm, I have been working on jailbreaking my iPod Touch 2G using RedSn0w. I tried all of these tutorials: VeryNiceiPod - Mac JFB392 - Windows CyW00d - Windows as well as the Dev Team's Official readme from RedSn0w.com None of them worked for me. Finally, today at around 6:00pm I gave the official readme one last shot, and I took it slow and easy. I did it exactly right, along with some interpretation/guessing on my part. Here is the tutorial I compiled as I went along. I made it as easy as it gets. First off: I am not responsible for what you do with these instuctions or any downloads I have provided. I believe that if you follow these correctly then nothing bad will happen, but there is no guarantee. What you will need: iPod Touch 2G Firmware 2.1.1 (Cant link to this) iPod Touch 2G Firmware 2.2.1 (Cant link to this) rslite (by the devteam) Pwnage Tool (v2.2.5) The Copy.txt file from VeryNiceiPod's tutorial What I assume: [StrikeThough]You know how to use terminal (a little)[/strikethrough] You know how to use a keyboard You know where to find firmware Pwnagetool.app is inside of /desktop/rslite You have extracted both firmwares AND rslite to the desktop Copy.txt is inside of Desktop/Rslite You have an iPod Touch 2G. You are on firmware 2.2.1 Part I 1) Open terminal and type "cd ~/desktop/rslite" then type bash copy.txt Note: to get to the resources directory above, you will need to right click pwnagetool.app and select view package contents. 2) Open PwnageTool and click OK on the warning. 3) Select expert mode in the top left. 4) Select iPod Touch and click the blue arrow 5) Click browse for ispw and select the 2.2.1 firmware 6) Continue and open Cydia 7) Click download packages, and choose OpenSSH 8) Click Add To Queue 9) Go back to "select packages" and click "select all" 10) Click Continue (Twice) 11) Deselect both the boot and recovery logo and press continue 12) Double Click Build, then click save (to desktop preferably) 13) Pwnage tool will prompt you for your password within 1 minute, and the whole process will take about 2 minutes from start to finish. 14) When it asks you if you've pwned your ipod, click yes 15) Ignore the next blue message, click ok, and then quit pwnagetool (Apple+Q) 16) Find the Custom Firmware that you've just created and right click>open with>other... 17) choose unarchiver or stuffit expander, or something to extract its contents with (I used "the unarchiver") 18) open the folder that was extracted and navigate to firmware/all_flash/all_flash* Note: * refers to anything, basically: I didnt feel like writing out the whole thing 19) Drag the iBoot file to the desktop and rename it as iBoot221pwn.img3 20) Navigate to Firmware/DFU/ and drag the iBSS file to desktop and rename it to iBSS221pwn.dfu 21) Drag Both files from above into the rslite folder 22) Extract the official 2.1.1 (thats NOT 2.2.1, it's the older one) firmware to the desktop (use the same process as before). 22) Inside, copy the iBSS file from /Firmware/DFU to the desktop and rename it to iBSS211.dfu 23) move that file into rslite ___________________________________________________________ Part II For ALL of the following steps iTunes MUST REMAIN CLOSED. If/When it opens during this process, close it before proceeding. 1) Plug your iPod Touch 2G into the computer and put it in DFU mode. Note: This is NOT restore mode... you should see a black screen. To enter DFU, hold power and home for 10 seconds, and then let go of power (still holding home) for 8 seconds. This works REGARDLESS of the power state of the iPod (it can be off when you do this). 2)Open Terminal (utilities>terminal) 3) type the following: cd ~/Desktop/rslite ./rslite !iBSS211.dfu Close iTunes ./rslite #pwn211ibss.txt !iBSS221pwn.dfu 4) Leave iTunes OPEN!!! Click Ok and then ALT+Click Restore Note: if iTunes didnt open, you can open it manually. 5) Choose your custom firmware that was created with pwnagetool 6) Let iTunes Restore your iPod. If you get an error like "unable to install" then you did step 3 wrong. Restore may take longer than normal... THAT IS OK. Note: If it comes up and says "iPod Could not be restored, unknown error occured (2005)" then just plug your iPod into a different usb port and start again from part 2 step 1. (Thanks to JoeWL) 7) Now the iPod has been Jailbroken by RedSn0w, and the iPod will be tethered to the computer. If the ipod ever turns off (which is does when restore is finished), you will need to do the following in order to boot it. Sleep does not count as turning off. Don't have iTunes running during any of these steps, if it appears, then close it. 1) Put your ipt2g into DFU mode using keypresses from part II step 1. 2) Open Terminal 3) Navigate to rslite "cd ~/Desktop/rslite" 3) Start rslite by typing "./rslite" 4) Send the official iBSS from 2.1.1: !iBSS211.dfu ------Close iTunes 5) Start rslite again. 6) Send the redsn0w-lite patch: #pwn211ibss.txt 7) Send the patched iBSS from 2.2.1: !iBSS221pwn.dfu ------Close iTunes 8) Start rslite again 9) Send the patched iBoot from 2.2.1: !iBoot221pwn.img3 ------------------double post merged------------------ FAQ (So Far): Can I leave terminal on throughout the whole thing? Yes Are all of the commands (like ! and #) issued through ./rslite? Yes When I finish Pwnagetool, and it asks me if my ipod has been pwned before, what do I click? Yes If I am restoring from a backup, once it is done restoring will I have to manually boot it, or is it just a respring? You will need to go through the manual boot method (using rslite) Credit to the Dev Team for the original Guide, credit for copy.txt (and its method) to veryniceipod.