Method to Jailbreak 2.1

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  1. Laser

    Laser New Member

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    I was thinking, and I figured out a nice method for jailbreaking. I dont know how likely it is to work, because I have never upgraded my ipod touch before, I have only restored. My thought is this:
    What if we could upgrade to 2.1 from 2.0.2 and keep a method to get into root?

    Here is how I would go about it:

    Restore ipod to a fresh 2.0.2
    Jailbreak with Quickpwn
    Install MobileFinder Via appstore
    Install openssh via cydia
    ssh into ipod and add root to mobilefinder
    copy cydia and installer.app onto your PC or mac.
    upgrade ipod to 2.1 via itunes
    open mobilefinder on itunes and link device to PC/Mac
    ftp into device via mobilefinder
    navigate to root
    copy cydia and installer.app into /applications
    reboot ipod
    open cydia and install openssh
    Enjoy shiny new jailbroken ipod touch 2.1

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    I'll try this method and post my results. It will most likely be this weekend because I am swamped with Homework. If anyone else can get this to work, please post your results and pictures here, I look forward to seeing it!
    -Laser
  2. redshorty4

    redshorty4 New Member

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    The MobileFinder that you download out of app store does not let you access root unless you create a link, but upgrading would delete it on upgrade.
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    xFinch713x New Member

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    which is why he quickpwns and adds a symlink to root... not that difficult. however, im not sure if it will back up the folders that mobile finder sees, if it doesnt, then it wont work no matter what. if it does, it will probably back all of your ipod up, and just erase the symlink and add all the files into it. try moving a symlink to your desktop, you'll see what i mean.
  4. Gitykins

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    If he never took the app off, in theory the symlink MIGHT stay. Depends if you get lucky and upgrading keeps all App Store app settings.
  5. Laser

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    I'd be relying on the fact that the appstore keeps saved game data of your appstore apps.... if it doesnt then this method wouldnt work.
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    Pelaez-1 New Member

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    No, I don't think that will work.

    You need to do more than just adding Cydia and Installer to Applications for your phone to be jailbroken.
  7. jfb392

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    To be able to add files to disk0s1, fstab must be modified.
    You cannot modify fstab without being root, so this method will not work.
  8. kv007

    kv007 New Member

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    errrr REJECTED good try though bud

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    we need thinkers like you

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    What we need more is thinkers like him with a bit more technical knowledge. Then we would be golden

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  10. stevenplanet

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    Unless the repositories of the homogeneous pair don't work, the symlink will be erased over the upgrade. But does restoring to Arsenoid erase system files? Or just update? Hrm....

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