Introduction: How To: Jailbreak Your Ipod Touch 1.1.1 to 1.1.2 (Windows)

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In this Instructable, I will show you how to jailbreak your Ipod Touch and update to 1.1.2. I will walk you through, step by step, to open your Touch for 3rd party applications.

*Warning: You do this at you own risk, I will not take any responsibility for what happens to your Ipod Touch!*

While you jailbreak your Ipod, there is just a small risk to brick your Ipod. In the most cases you can just restore your Ipod, I will tell you how in the first step. And again: I will not take any responsibility, when your screw up your Ipod.

What you need:
- an Ipod Touch (firmware 1.1.1, settings - general - about => version)
- a stable Wi-Fi connection
- Itunes

Note: When you look at the screenshots, you can see I'm dutch. But I hope they are clear enough.

Step 1: Safety Procedures

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Before we are going to jailbreak your Ipod, I will tell you what to do, if your Ipod is acting weird.

1. Don't panic!
2. Plug your Ipod in your computer.
3. Press the wake-button and home-button at the same time, until you see the apple logo appear.
4. When you see the logo, let the wake-button go, but still hold the home button.
5. After a few seconds you will see the 'connect to itunes'-image. Let go the home-button.
6. Open Itunes and it should recognize your Ipod.
7. Click on restore.

8. If this don't work and you see only a plain screen, there's a big change that he's bricked.

Let's begin!

Step 2: Jailbreak 1.1.1

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First we've to jailbreak 1.1.1. Just browse on the browser of your Ipod to and click on 'install AppSnapp'. This will jailbreak your Ipod and install the installer we need. Just wait until the Ipod automatically reboots.

Step 3: Preparations for the 1.1.2 Jailbreak

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Now we've to prepare the Ipod to update to 1.1.2 and jailbreak it. Click on the installer, install and all packages. Now browse to Oktoprep. Click on it and then install. Your Ipod Touch is now ready to update to 1.1.2.

*Don't forget this step, otherwise you won't be able to jailbreak 1.1.2!*

Step 4: Update Your Ipod Touch to 1.1.2

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Now it's time to update to firmware 1.1.2. Plug your Ipod in your computer, open iTunes and click on 'check for update'. And update your Ipod to 1.1.2.

Step 5: Jailbreak 1.1.2

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When iTunes had finished his job, quit iTunes and download the jailbreak software:
Unzip the files (use WinRAR) in ~/Desktop/Jailbreak.
Now ensure your Ipod is plugged in your computer and you have installed OktoPrep, now run 'windows.bat' (double click on it).
It will start and a screen pops up.
"Make sure you check the 'Install SHH' box and the root password is 'alpine' !"
Now hit the 'Jailbreak'-button and let the program do it's work.
After it's finished: Congratulations, your Ipod Touch has been successfully jailbreaked!
Let's move on and install some applications!

Step 6: Install WinSCP

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To put things on your Ipod we have to use the program called WinSCP.
Download WinSCP
When you installed the program, start it and a window appears asking for a Hostname, Username and password.
Your Hostname is your Ipod's IP address, you can find this address by navigate to Settings, Wi-Fi, tap the blue arrow beside the Network your connected to, and then it's the number beside "IP Address" e.g. 123.456.7.89.
Your username is root.
And your password is alpine.
Now you must click on save, then twice OK and your profile has been saved.

Step 7: Prepare the Ipod

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Now turn on your Ipod and oped the installer, Browse to All Packages again and search for BSD Subsystem. Install it.
Now open the application called SHH (on the homepage) and put it on.
Ensure you have your iPod connected to the Wi-Fi network and login on WinSHH.

Step 8: Enter the IPod

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Ensure you have your iPod connected to the Wi-Fi network and login on WinSHH.
Now you are in your iPod Touch and you can put things on it.
If you click 3 times on the 2 dots, you will be in the root of your iPod.
Move on to the next step to install applications.

Step 9: Install IPhone Applications

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Download: iPhoneApps
Unzip the archive somewhere and go back to WinSCP.
Navigate in the left column of WinSCP to the map where you unzipped the archive and you are ready to install the appications. To put a map on your iPod, simply drag and drop the map from the left column to the right.
Now I will tell you where top put which map:,,,, MobileNotes to "/Applications/"
GMM.framework to "/System/Library/Frameworks/"
MobileMailSettings.bundle to "/System/Library/PreferenceBundles/"

When you are done, change the permission of the maps to 755.
(right-click, properties, permission:)

Step 10: Congratulations

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You now have successfully jailbreaked you Ipod Touch and put some applications on it!
Remember that the installer applications has also a lot of applications that you can use.

Applications I recommend (you can download them all by the installer app):
- Summerboard (let you change the theme of your homepage)
- Apollo (Instant Messenger)
- Sketches

I hope you enjoyed this instructable and have fun with your jailbreaked Ipod!


tthrower18 (author)2011-05-12

check out my instructable its an updated jailbreak and its easy

deadfire55 (author)2010-08-20

Yea this guide is definitely about 2 years outdated. You can find an updated guide for jailbreaks for all firmwares and devices here:

SNAVE (author)2008-06-12

I bought an ipod from a person. I cant find the person and I cant even get into the ipod touch without the pass code im tryin to bypass it so i can change it and start usin my ipod touch it wont even let me go into i tunes without the password im never going to get so can i get around this?

shawntherobot (author)SNAVE2010-06-10

i would just keep guesing and write down your guess or did they set it so that after so may trys you have to go onto itunes if so then goodluck and try to contact the person you got it from

jake579 (author)SNAVE2009-06-04

tell me if it works out 4 ya!

jake579 (author)SNAVE2009-06-04

i know how 2 get around it. first u need 2 plug in ur ipod 2 ur computer. then bring up itunes if u have it(if not go to and download 4 free) and on the side where the toolbars r (the left side where it says music movies video ect.) i pic of ur ipod shuld pop up and should say ipod. Then click on the ipod and wait a moment. when it loads u shuld see a buton close 2 the middle of the screen that says restore. click restore, and wait for it. (this may take awhile) afterwards ur ipod shuld be back 2 normal like u just bought it. This will delete everything on the pod, but u will be able 2 get onto it and there will be no password.

fireblast_1212 (author)SNAVE2009-04-07

If you don't want it, can you give it to me please? I have use of it.

TheShawMaestro (author)SNAVE2009-02-16

Enter DFU mode: Plug iPod in, hold sleep & home until you get the disconnect sound, let go of sleep until it reconnects. Restore in iTunes.

A.C.E. (author)SNAVE2009-01-14

you hold the sleep button and home button down for a long time to restore with out itunes.

pebbles314 (author)2010-05-07

how do i get the application apps , so i can download free games and music on my ipod ?

wee_man (author)2010-03-01

Here is an easy guide that works for any ipod touch any firmware.

PSPerson (author)2009-12-27


dootyhead (author)2009-07-09 you're looking to jailbreak your iPod Touch after upgrading to Firmware 3.0, go here for an easy guide:

Gamingmast3r (author)2009-07-04 has been shut down

battleman20 (author)2009-05-12

the jail break me website has been shut down by apple so i cant download the app thingy

chaveza94 (author)2009-04-19

y would u want to make ur ipod touch look like an ugly windows... like that format is so f'in ugly

conradev (author)2009-02-16

DOnt Jailbreak 1.x versions. Get the app store and PWN 2.X versions. It is so000000000 much better

Pot head (author)2008-12-25

Is it possable that u woudent b able get it up and running?

supersport18 (author)2008-12-15

When you jailbreak the itouch and you install the instant messenger, it is free to instant message?

naveeddil (author)2008-12-06

May i know where will i get OKTOPREP

DV505073 (author)2008-11-29

How do you change it from 1.1.4 to 1.1.1

davidbot (author)2008-11-26

Hi, I'm trying to jailbreak my itouch its not working. The browser crashes but the itouch does not reboot or hang and install the I'm running the required firmware. Please I need help on what to do or any other method I can try.

markham.waxers.21 (author)2008-10-15

is ur touch supposed to be on or off when u do this step?

Girl-in-need (author)2008-07-02

Hey ppl i just got an ipod touch and i have no clue how to jail break it and i really want to, but all the sites have talked about downgrading from a 1.1.2 to a 1.1.1 but mine is a 1.1.4..... so what do i do?? help Girl-in-need!

just get iLiberty and hit go for it

lola2345 (author)2008-08-07

so i went to and clicked the very last button on the bottom of the page, but safari just opens a new window that has a small blue box with ? inside of it on the top left corner. i turned off the pop block ups, but it's still not working! PLEASE HELP. thankss

m1a2i3n4 (author)2008-07-04

I have v1.1.1 but when i go to and click "install AppSnapp" it makes the internet go away like it should but then it doesnt do anything and my pop up blocker is turned off. what do i do? Is there any other webesites to install it from? thanks

saintsfan (author)2008-06-18

when i try this it safari will just crash and nothing will happen

dnz0225 (author)2008-06-16

if anyone could help me it would be appreciated

Hotdogs (author)2008-06-08

I click install appsnapp and the blue question mark keeps showing up...wat do I do

mejia91 (author)2008-05-13

i need help i go to and i click on install appsnapp and it automatically signs out of the internet and nothing happens at all... WAT DO I DO???

cfull25 (author)2008-02-05

when i click on AppSnapp it wont load a page it just has the ? in the blue box. What do i do?

slickdakid (author)cfull252008-04-26

i have the same problem,

gberget (author)cfull252008-02-08

you to disable the popup blocker in safari

vitamin (author)gberget2008-02-13

Hi! I have the same problem. Downgraded to 1.1.1 trying to install AppSnapp. Popup blocker in safari is disabled... but nothing happens

smm1995 (author)2008-04-26

i have a problem .
on my touch i have waited for like 5 minutes and i have a blue question mark in the top left corner
and i disabled the pop-up blockers .
i need helpp ,


mccouch (author)2008-01-22

ok when i hold shift and click the 1.1.1 firmware it says extracting software, does some stuff, then has an error (1).. any ideas?

etsu (author)mccouch2008-04-25

I'm getting the same problem right now, were you able to get around the error code 1?

plzhelpme (author)2008-03-28

please i need you to answer this ive downloaded your file but its a zip and i decompressed it but theres so many files which of them do i have to choose its so confusing

Here.I.Am.1 (author)2008-03-25

hey. okay. so i got the installer on, but when i go to get any packages a popup comes up and says Error Package download failed!...
i did everything i have to and I NEED HELP. pleaseeeee. comment back as soon as possible. thanksss.

ice_dread_90 (author)2008-03-19

my ipod touch wont reboot .. What do I do?

batu544 (author)2008-03-14

Hello guys,
now its really easy to jailbreak one Iphone or Ipod touch..

use ziphone software from zibri ..... and click one button... and unlock your fav. Iphone .... Its really easy .. just search in the google for this software ..


iTouchFREEK (author)2007-12-09

hey man this works very well except for step 2, i cant get installer on it can u tell me why my iPod already had 1.1.2, is that why its not working?

RTheaven (author)iTouchFREEK2007-12-10

You can only jailbreak your iPod from firmware 1.1.1. If you have 1.1.2, you can still downgrade it to 1.1.1.

chimpo (author)RTheaven2007-12-12

how do you downgrade your ipod?

RTheaven (author)chimpo2007-12-14

1. Download the iPod touch 1.1.1 ipsw firmwareiPod touch 1.1.1 ipsw firmware file from Apple. Do this in Firefox .

2. Connect your iPod touch to your PC or Mac.

3. Put your iPod touch into restore mode by holding down the power and home keys. Release the power button after the screen goes blank but hold the Home key until iTunes recognises your iPod in restore mode. Now press and hold the Shift key on Windows or the Option key on Mac (In iTunes), then click Restore in iTunes. It will open up the File dialog. Now you can select the 1.1.1 firmware file you downloaded earlier.

4. When iTunes asks if you want to A) Set the iPod up as a new iPod. or B) Restore from a Backup. : Choose A.

Mo.0 (author)RTheaven2008-01-16

when I download the software off of firefox i go to restore it (shift click) i go to the file, it loads up and it says that the ipod could not be restored an unknown error has occurred. What do I do?

app6la (author)Mo.02008-01-20

did you ever get your I pod restored under 1.1.1 firmware? because i have the same problem

Mo.0 (author)app6la2008-03-11

I don't know, I tried to restore to version 1.0.2 (factory version) by going to installer and downgrading it but it always says unknown error and then it kicks me out of the installer; I don't know what to do , maybe u could try google searching or posting a forum about it here. Sorry I haven't been online for a long time and i just read your post now.

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