Step 4: Doing the Jailbreak

Here is how you do the actual jailbreaking of your iPod Touch:

Sync your iPod Touch, so that you have a backup of your data.

Open two folders:
     1. Your Desktop
     2. a. (In Vista/7) C:\Users\*Username*\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates
         b. (In XP)        C:\Documents and Settings\*Username*\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates
Move the file called "sn0wbreeze_iPod Touch 4-4.3.3.ipsw" from the Desktop to the folder called "iPod Software Updates".

Open iTunes, and navigate to the iPod Touch listed under the Devices section. then click on "Restore" to Restore your iPod Touch. Restore to the most recent backup of your iPod Touch.

After you restore your iPod Touch, sync it.

I can get into the folder but there is only one file in it and sn0wbreeze doesn't recognize it as a .ispw file. Is there anyway to get it to validate the file or should I keep looking? Thanks for the help.
<p>instead of doing all that you should probably get pangu its a program to jailbreakand its also alot more easy to use</p>
<p>Or open it with winrar that's what I did. ^-^</p>
I haven't been on instructables in forever, I'm sorry... If it has any file extension other than .ipsw, you can rename it to [filename].ipsw... Sometimes browsers will save it as a .zip file
Go to this website: http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/<br>There are download links to iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV firmwares. Just look for the one your iPod Touch, iPhone, etc. is running. Remember, you can't jailbreak the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 or iOS 5 yet... Hope this helps!
It messed up my iPod its junk it erased all my special pictures apps music EVERYTHING IS GONE
Sync with iTunes.
I paologize on Step 7. Instructables must have a glitch because when I try to edit step 7, an error message pops up. What I was trying to say was: <br> <br>If there is not a file with the IPSW file extension in one of these folders: <br> <br>Win XP: C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates <br> <br>Win Vista/7: %Username&amp;\App Data\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates <br> <br>then download the appropriate one from: <br> <br>http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/
If you want the &quot;right&quot; people to see this, use a title like<br> &quot;How to jailbreak an iPod touch <strong>4g on 4.3.3</strong>&quot;<br> Anyway, good instructable!<br>
I kinda need help, I searched everywhere on my computer(Windows 7), but could not find the &quot;app data&quot; folder. Any alternatives? <br>
Now, first of all, make sure your files and folders aren't hidden<br>1. Go to Start&gt;Control Panel<br>2. Make sure you are using classic view so you are seeing all the icons.<br>3. Go to Folder Options<br>4. Go to the tab that says Views<br>5. On the list below, scroll down until you find 'Show hidden files and folders'<br>6. Check the box next to 'Show hidden files and folders'<br>Then you should be able to find the App Data folder.<br><br>If that doesnt help, you might not be looking in the 'Libraries' folder.<br>The App Data folder should be in the Libraries folder<br><br>Sorr if those don't help. Just leave another comment, and I will look into it more.
yeah, after 10 minutes on Google, and 5 in my folders, I found it pretty quickly. You might want to add that it is easier to find (I can't vouch for vista or xp) if you look under your username, then app data, roaming etc. <br> <br>Here's what your directory should look like... <br> <br>users/&quot;username&quot;/AppData/roaming/Apple Computer/Itunes/Ipos Software Updates. <br> Thanks for the Tut. <br> -T
finished. <br> thanks again <br>
No problem! I hope this Instructable was easy to follow. Any suggestions are helpful. Thanks for the correction as to which directory the App Data folder is in. I hope you didn't have any trouble past that. Again, thanks and your welcome!
question: i have a jailbroken iPad with iOS 4.2.1. is there a way to update without losing anything (i.e. regular apps, jb apps, etc.)? also whats the whole deal about backing up the SHSH ive been hearing recently?
When you update your iOS, I think there is a way to recover the apps, but I am not 100% sure, as I have not run into this problem. What you would need to do is: <br>1. Sync your iPad (to create a backup). <br>2. Get the iOS update from Apple (through iTunes, of course). <br>3. Jailbreak the new iOS version with whatever software you used to jailbreak the <br> old iOS software. <br>4. Restore your iPod to the new jailbroken iOS. (Select the most recent <br> sync/backup, the one you did on step 1). <br>5. Done! <br> <br>Also, on the SHSH topic: I am not sure what that is... I've been hearing about that too, but I haven't worried about it. I'm sorry that I didn't help you on that. <br> <br>Thanks for reading this Instructable! Remember to rate, comment, and subscribe! (I sound like a YouTuber lol).

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