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
• 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)