JailBreaking Your Ipod Touch 3rd Generation





Introduction: JailBreaking Your Ipod Touch 3rd Generation


This Cristmas 2009 I received a new ipod touch 3g. after playing with it for a day or two I found that I couldn't do anything that apple didnt want me to I couldn't even access my ipods files through the My Computer program.

So in a rebellion against this injustice I jailbroke my ipod. This instructable will teach you how to jailbrake your ipod touch

*sorry for the poor image quality, I took them with my cellphone*
*please leave feedback and sugestions and I will try to add them*
*In case of application error, try this older version. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X653HG43 *
*note only works with OS 3.1.2 and below*
*many people have been getting an weird error "ASL.dll missing" I think. Here is the solution: Move the Blackra1n.exe file to:

for 32 bit systems – C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support

for 64 bit systems – C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support

then run the program from there.

Step 1: Materials

The things needed for this are as follows:

1. A pc running windows or mac
2. an ipod touch 3g
3. 3mb of harddrive space
4. an internet connection
5. 10 minutes of your time
6. usb to ipod cord

Step 2: First

First you go to http://www.blackra1n.com/ and download the link for your operating system
(I use windows)

Step 3: Next

Next you click run

then when it finishes downloading click open / run

then when the window opens click "make it ra1n"

Step 4: Then

Then the following screen will apear on your ipod
for this step you simply wait (it may take up to 5 minutes, depends on computer, mine took about 25 seconds).

Step 5: Congratulations

Congratulations your ipod is now jailbroken!!!

To finish the process go to next step.

Step 6: Install

next you need to install a "3d party itunes" so find the black rain icon on your spring board
and open it.

then choose your "itunes" (I prefer to use Cydia)

To install just tap the one you want.



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    I tried this and my iPod won't start now. It's stuck at the connect to iTunes screen. I tried rerunning blackra1n, but it wouldn't respond.


    mine just brought up the plus with an arrow pointing to the itunes logo. and its restoring my ipod now.

    Reboot finished but not jailbroken... wth do i do?

    the black rain screen isnt showing up just the connect to itunes screen

    does it work if your ipod is in restore mode ?

    when i download blackra1n it downloads and opens but when i hit make it ra1n, it tells me blackra1n has stopped working and that windows is searching for a solution and redownloading the app might fix the problem but it doesnt :( plz help

    :O oh. i dont have an itouch yet, but i will get one sometime soon.

    i am asuming it deletes everything then puts it back like how you bought it?

    Deletes files, settings and apps, and updates to the latest iOS

    Alternatively, you could use the Spirit jb, on my 2g it took a minute, and automatically installed Cydia

    i dont have an itouch yet, so what is the dotted line thingy in the cvery first pic?

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    does this work for the MC model?


    i curently have a 2gen ipod touch but i updated it to the 3.1.3 (7E18) firmwear using itunes. model: MB528ZP 8GB. and ive been on over a thousand different sites trying to find a way to jail break it. is it possible to jail break it using this site.


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    either get spirit (google Spirit) or upgrade to ios 4.0 and get redsn0w.


    did that ages ago