How to Jailbreak (Hack) an Ipod/Iphone


Introduction: How to Jailbreak (Hack) an Ipod/Iphone

I know that you have seen someone that you know or heard of someone having one of these "jailbroken" iphones or ipod touch. Having a jailbroken one of these can save you tons of money too. The jailbroken versions can download free appstore app and can also download many other useful apps that are truly incredible. This will make your ipod fully customizable. The reason for creating this is because all of my friends in school have been asking me how to do this and I got tired of doing it so I made this to help them out and learn something new.

This will make your ipod much more worth what it used to be. Also this can be done on a windows or a mac. I will be using a pc but it is that same exact this on a mac.

***This will void your apple warranty, but really who cares? And all this warranty will cover is factory mistakes such as the screen stopping for no apparent reason. And if any of you were wondering it is perfectly legal to jailbreak an ipod but not to download free things that you should be paying for. Do this at your own risk; I am not responsible for anything that happens to your ipod. Nothing will go wrong if you follow these directions exactly, but if you have any questions then leave a comment. Now let's jailbreak our ipods.

This is also the fastest way out there to jailbreak your ipods and this will work on everything out there except for the 2nd generation ipod touch. But there is a way to do it will be on the home screen of the page that my link will take you to.

By the way the theme this is called acid trip, you can get it from cydia.

***Also you will need to have the most updated version of itunes for this to work also.

Step 1: Upgrading to Latest Firmware

Just go into the ipod section of itunes and press update and it will successfully do everything for you of course you will have to have your ipod plugged in for this.

Step 2: Getting the Software

Now go the same site and download the latest quickpwn software which at this time is 2.2.5-2. The site again is: . Then you will need to extract the contents of this folder. Then install it onto your computer which will take a matter of seconds. To install click on the pineapple icon in the extracted folder. Then click run. Now it will be up on the screen and just leave it there for later use.

***Also if you have an earlier version of this you need to delete it from your computer and restart or else this will not work. Now let's put this firmware onto your ipod.

Step 3: Jailbreak

***Throughout this process do not click onto anything on the computer or ipod that I or the quickpwn program does not tell you to click on or else you may have to start over. If you follow these directions exactly then everything will work out and you will have a jailbroken ipod.

Now go to the quickpwn file that you just downloaded and click onto that. Now when this screen comes up just connect your device which it should already be connected to restore your ipod to the 2.2.1 firmware. Then click continue on quickpwn, which is just clicking the blue arrow.

Only do this step if the blue arrow is not highlighted and if it is just click that and advance to the next step. Now click the browse IPSW button in the top right corner of the screen. Now find the firmware that you downloaded previously and click on it. Now it will confirm that the file is not corrupted, you will know this once the ipod has a green check on it. Then once the blue arrow is able to be clicked on, click on it and move forward.

Now you are on a screen that has boxes that you can check what you want I would suggest checking all of these boxes, or at least cydia. Then click the blue arrow and advance to the next step. Then it will make sure that your device is connected and it will take you to the next step.

At this point in time it will tell you a set of commands and it will the command it wants you to do will be highlighted on the quickpwn screen. These commands will be hold down home button for 5 second, the while holding the home button also hold down the sleep/awake button for ten seconds, then let go of the sleep/awake button and keep holding the home button. Now it will take over after about ten seconds of the last command and you will be able to let go. Now remember to leave everything up until your ipod completely restarts and everything works out correctly. Now move onto the next step.

Step 4: Sync

Now all that you have to do is sync your ipod back up with itunes and you are ready to go. So I hope that this worked out for you and if it didn't please leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Also the first time that you open cydia it will ask you what you are I would say that you are a developer because it gives you the most options and more things to download.



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    is there a way to do this to an ipod, without having the password? its not synced to my knowledge, and I cant get into It.

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    You press home button and sleep button and you hold it until u see the apple sign!?

     what are the risks and can you restore it back to normal (as in original ipod software) 

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    risks? you could potentially turn your ipod/iphone into a brick.

    but if you brick enough of them, you can build a magical iFort!

    i read this comment and laughed!! you just made my day friend

    absolutely wonderful, thanks very much. Just one question, if i restore it with original iphone software and take into an apple store, will they know? i shouldnt think so but im not sure.

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    I do not knowwhat they will do and I do not know anyone that has done this but I'm sure they wouldn't know because it is af cousre restored with the original software and shouldn't register on any kind of thing they have and if it is a ligit problem then I'm sure they will take it back and fix it without finding out if it is jailbroken. I will let you know that jailbreaking it will do absolutly nothing to damage your ipod though so if there is a problem it is a manufacture's problem so restore it and take it back to them.

    After looking around it seems doing this will void your waranty and when you bring it in they will run loads of tests on it. From what i've heard there's a 50/50 chance that they will know. I think.

    When I finish Step 3, is any data erased from my iphone? I don't have all of my music on one computer (Stole from friends). P.S. I have not attempted this yet

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    I don't know if you solved your problem yet, but there are certain applications (free) that will allow you to take the music off your ipod and put it on your computer.

    Yes it will be erased because it puts it into recovery mode which is like restoring your iPod andvypu will have to put the information back on.

    um dumb question but does jailbreaking it also unlock it cause i hate at&t an i dont wanna spend $500 to get an unlocked one

    Having jailbroken my phone on 3.0 i found that after installing some applications Cydia broke. (it would show loading ... then before showing me the main screen it would dump me back to the home screen) Anyway, in order to fix a broken cydia app without re-jailbreaking here's what to do : SSH into the iPhone and delete everything in /var/lib/dpkg/updates/

    Can you tell me whether or not this will de- activate my phone? Because i have an iphone 3g and since i got it, sometimes when i turn it on it says it isn't activated but then becomes activated after i connect it or wait. Will this happen often after i jailbreak it?

    when i get to the browse step, were is the file im supposed to find corrupted, i can find it anywhere