The purpose of this Instructable is to explain to Apple iDevice enthusiasts the process of jailbreaking an iPod Touch 3rd Generation. It is good to keep in mind that different generations of iPods require a different jailbreak process than covered below. Essentially, if you are not jailbreaking a 3rd generation iPod touch this will not work exactly for you. Another note to keep in mind, I am presenting this jailbreak with a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. Windows users may choose to look elsewhere if you are unfamiliar with Mac operating systems.

I will be operating under the assumption that users of this Instructable are comfortable with iTunes, iPhone/iPod and the syncing and transfer of data to and from an iPhone/iPod to a computer.
Jailbreaking is a fun hobby for those that are familiar with these products. However, it can be a headache when something does not work properly the first time. Please do not get discouraged if this does not work properly the first time you try it. I would like to mention if you have a "main" iPod or iPhone that you use on a regular basis and do not want to lose any information on that device, please try this on another device so that you do not lose your information. Once you are comfortable with the jailbreaking methods out there, then perhaps you may do this to your main device.

NOTE: This may/will erase all of the data on your iDevice. Make sure all of your music; apps, photos, etc are on your computer before beginning. You will/may need to add them back to your device after jailbreaking.

Step 1: Gathering the Needed Materials

You will need to gather the following items to successfully jailbreak your iPhone/iPod
• Your computer (make note whether you have a Mac or Windows computer)
• Your iPhone/iPod running any operating system previous to iOS 6
• An iPhone/iPod cable
• The latest version of iTunes installed on your computer
• Jailbreak Software (details on where & what explained in later step)
what are you using your recently jailbroken device to do?
I typically jailbreak my iPhone. I like to use jailbreak apps and other tweaks to customize the basic layout of the apps on the desktop to improve the practicality of my iPhone/iPod in general. I have not been able to jailbreak due to the lack of a jailbreak for iOS 6. To name a few jailbreak apps i've used in the past: Bitesms, gridlock, Lockinfo, barrel, flux, SBSettings, Winterboard, MyWifi, and My3G. I will try to improve this Instructable within the next few days. <br>Jake

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