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How to jailbreak ipod touch with firmware 4.2.1 or lower

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This is my first instructable on how to jailbreak an ipod touch with firmware 4.2.1 or lower.  Jailbreaking you ipod gives you many opportunities for free stuff like music and videos, you have a theme on your ipod and so much more.  A lot of people may think it takes a genius to jailbreak an ipod touch but I'm 15 and i have jailbroken 4 out of 4 i have tried to.  also it is an un-tethered jailbreak and it doesnt work for 2nd gen ipod touches that are mc models.  you can find out the model the same place the firmware is.
 
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Step 1: Check your firmware

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check your firmware to make sure it is 4.2.1 or lower. go to setting then general and it is under version.

Step 2: Go to the website

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go to the website greenpois0n.com then follow the instructions on the picture.

Step 3: Save the file

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Step 4: Install/ open greenpois0n

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Step 5: Jailbreak your ipod

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instructions are on the picture.

Step 6: Download cydia

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go to your ipod and on the last page there is an app titled loader. open tht and download cydia.
insomiah1 year ago
me too after those black screen with messages running, the apple icon becomes the poison apple icon.. I waited for quite a while and I'm glad that it was gone and I was in my home page and i looked at the last page, there is an app named Loader and so I am now downloading cydia... wow, thanks a lot, I did jailbreak my ipod on my own using your guide... so happy! :)
johnnyp831 year ago
hi, ive gone through the process 3 times time now everything went ok apart from not having the loader icon on the ipod to download cydia!any ideas? cheers
jnyberg1 year ago
How about iPod Touch 3:rd generation? Is this working there too? I have version 4.2.1
mialuna9212 years ago
Hey there TTHROWER18- i have a iPod Touch 4th Generation Version 4.2.1 and I downloaded the Jailbreak app (poison something whatever its call to my PC) however when I plug in my ipod it tells me my device is not supported. Also I do not have that LOADER app you say we are supposed to have on the last page on the iPod to download Cydia.
I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO? PLEASE HELP YOUR METHOD SEEMS THE EASIEST ONE OUT THERE AND IT DOES NOT WORK FOR ME. CAN YOU HELP ME?
Google ipod Touch 4th gen jailbreak. this is for 2nd generation
Angelsmom2 years ago
I did what it says and the poison logo came on the ipod. I turned it on but there is no folder in my ipod. What did I do wrong?
I mean their is no app titled loader.
photoglen2 years ago
TYVM!!!!!!!!!!!
i dont no how to do it can i give some one my number so they can help me
pagigi242 years ago
PLease Help! I did the whole thing but in the end when I clicked jailbreak it loaded and and said "Quit (restart and retry)" So I pressed quit and now my itouch 4.2.1 will not turn on... Please help and explain what to do.
sarju7 pagigi242 years ago
That happened to my itouch to you need to hold the home and power button for 5-15 seconds and then it will turn on.
horseica2 years ago
Is this a tethered jailbreak? kuz the second i unplugged my computer, it turned off :(
adiel mejia2 years ago
i jailbroke my ipod touch and it said jailbreaking complete but it never show the loader thing or the cydia help plzz
acancilla2 years ago
people, do not panic, remember there is always the restore button when its plugged int oitunes on your computer, ii have an ancient ipod 2nd gen tough that it works perfectly with. thank ou very much my friend, a very good ible i must say.
kroberts102 years ago
i got cydia downloaded to my ipod touch but when i click on it it wont open it goes to the initializing filesystem and then goes to the unlock screen... what do i do?
try redoing the jailbreak.
Danats2 years ago
when I open Loader it just says please make sure that you are connected to the internet before launching loader. But I am connected to the internet?!?!?



What do I do?
kbayley12 years ago
i dont get it when it says press menu and hold pause/play? HELP PLEASE ! I AM SOOOOOO CONFUSED ! IDK WAT TO DO
asnider59062 years ago
It works great :) Easy to use and good instructions
mbradley62 years ago
worked a treat thanks guys
dmitchell92 years ago
I run the program and follow the instructions and it just says "Try again" I have a 2nd gen Ipod version 4.2.1 model MB528LL..any suggestions?
ksuguitan2 years ago
this is awesome... thanks for sharing! :D
jantoine12 years ago
i did everything but i dont see the loader on my ipod please help
rhosein2 years ago
well i am having a problem, when i use the greenp0isn program and i follow all the steps. it says *i have to re do it over again* plz help me out
stzoc2 years ago
^ yea mine does the same thing, idk what do i do?
alink22 years ago
hi do u need wifi to do this??
jkristich2 years ago
Thanks man, it worked. I now have a jailbroken iTouch. I was worried at first, but it worked fine. :3