Tuesday, August 12, 2008

How to Jailbreak Your 2.0.1 iPod Touch (Mac)

This tutorial will show you how to jailbreak your iPod touch. It has been updated for the 2.0.1 firmware and the inclusion of the Installer.app beta.

If you have a iPod touch make sure you have iTunes 7.7 and continue...

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. In it, you will need a couple of things. Pwnage 2.0.2, found here or here

You will also need the 2.0.1 iPod firmware.
iPod touch 2.0.1 5B108: here
*Only download the IPSW if you have already purchased it from Apple!*

When downloading the IPSW file, it is best to download it with Firefox!

Step Two
Double click to launch PwnageTool 2.0.2.

Click Ok if presented with a warning.

Step Three
Click to select Expert Mode from the top menu bar

Step Four
Click to select your iPod touch. A check-mark will appear over the image of the phone.

Step Five
Click the blue arrow button to continue. You will be brought to the "Browse for IPSW" page. On my laptop, it automatically found the IPSW. If PwnageTool doesn't automatically find the ipsw file you can click Browse for IPSW....

Click to select the found IPSW file, a checkmark will appear next to it. Then click the blue arrow button to continue.

Step Six
You will then be brought to a menu with 7 choices. Click to select General then click the blue arrow button.

The General settings allows you to decide the partition size. Click to Disable partition wipe-out then click the blue arrow button.

The Bootneuter settings are greyed out for the iPod touch. Click the blue arrow button.

The Cydia settings menu allows you to create custom packages so you do not have to manually install the necessary them later.

Click to select the Download packages tab. Then click the Refresh button to display all the available packages. Double clicking the package you want will download it and make it available in the Select Packages tab.

Checkmark the ones you want then Click the blue arrow button.

The Custom Packages Settings menu displays listed package settings for your custom IPSW. For know leave these settings as is. Click the blue arrow button to continue.

The Custom Logos Settings menu allows you to add your own images as boot logos. Click the Browse button to select your Boot logo and Recovery logo.

Click the blue arrow button to continue.

Step Seven
You are now ready to begin the pwnage process! Click the Build button to select it then click the Blue arrow button to begin.

Step Eight
You will be asked to save your custom .ipsw file. Save it to your Pwnage folder you created on your Desktop.

Your IPSW is now being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.

You will be asked to enter your administrator password. Do this then click the OK button.

When prompted if your iPod touch has been Pwned before, we clicked No. It allows for a more thorough restore.

You will be asked to turn off the device. Make sure it is connected to the USB port.

Step Nine
Be ready to follow directions now. It will ask you to hold the home button and the power button for 10 seconds. Then, you will have to release the power button and hold the home button for 10 seconds to enter DFU.

If you fail, it will show you a message. Click Yes. Unplug the iPhone from the USB. Turn it off, then turn it back on. Plug it back into the USB and turn off the iPhone when prompted.

When done correctly, Pwnage 2.0 will display a message telling your that it successfully entered DFU mode. iTunes will also pop-up.

Step Ten
In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option button and click Restore.
Step Eleven
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop using the dialog window that appears. Select the custom IPSW that was created (iPod1,1_2.0.1_5B108_Custom_Restore.ipsw) and click the Open button.

Step Twelve
iTunes will now restore the firmware on your iPod touch. This can also take up to 10 minutes.

Step Thirteen
Once the restore is completed your iPod touch will reboot and you will notice Cydia is present on the SpringBoard!


Sam said...

This worked PERFECTLY! Thank you so much!

Jacob said...

Why is it that when I get to the "Build" step it says "You don't have enough space"? I put the file into the external memory thing which has over 630 Giggs, and still nothing.

Volcom 303 said...

Any body know if jailbreaking your iTouch lowers any kind of security or anyway of raising the security? Im only concerned that I would be using the wifi and some one hacking my emails or what im doing online? Sorry im real new to the whole iPhone iTouch but will be getting one soon aslong as its secure.

David said...

I'm on the step where it asks to connect to USB and its taking forever it hasn't asked to put it into DFU mode. Is there any possible explanations for this. I actually restarted the whole process and got stuck on the same step. I'm using a 2G Itouch

Sam said...

David- You can't jailbreak a 2nd Generation iPod Touch. The iPhone Dev Team (the people who made PwnageTool) are working on this so my advise would be to wait a little while and then there will be a way to jailbreak a 2G iPod Touch. Check the iPhone dev team's site (blog.iphone-dev.org) every so often and soon they'll be a way to jailbreak it.

Anonymous said...

The link for the firmware doesn't work anymore, got an updated one by chance?

crmcgregor said...

Agreed, the firmware link no longer works, anyone know of any other places I can get it?

Conor said...

Can I use this on windows?

dannyt1995 said...

Can any one help me??? Im on step: 10/11/12 when i have put the ipod into the special mode it comes up with a message on itunes which should happen but when i press ok my ipod is ejected. The only way to turb ut on is to restart it. Then when i try to restore from my custom restore it comes up with error message (21)PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have the pwnage tool downloaded but when i click the link to download the ipsw it pops up a new tab that says ERROR. Any way I can get a different link. Besides that, this is an awesome program. Thanks for any help possible.

josh said...

...nice work i have a 2g and it works fine

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