2.2.1 is only for the ipod touch 2G.
And also check out the data that I, Cyle/cyleleghorn/A.C.E., have added to it.
MAJOR UPDATE: 3.0 has been released to the public! check out the new 3.0 page that I, Champster have created.
UPDATE 4/13/09: Robots199 has been added as a collaborator.
UPDATE 4/14/09: New Pictures added and a new app was added by Robots199
UPDATE 4/29/09: New apps and sources have been added by Champster
UPDATE 4/30/09: New pics added by Robots199
UPDATE 6/25/09: Champster did a spellcheck to the Instructable and some other things.
scienceboy63 has a great Instructable on how to go from a tethered jailbreak to an untethered without restoring. click me go straight to step four, because the first 3 steps are already on my instructable. (im guessing he didn't search before making it) except, I think the link to download the tethered to untethered is on step 1 or 2.
I added, as a green twist, a way to properly dispose of a dead, bricked, broken, or otherwise non-working ipod touch or iphone. The complete details are in the last step. Please, when you move on to something other than your ipod, please don't just throw it in the trash. You need to make sure it gets to the big apple recycling store in the sky, instead of spending years in a landfill rotting and slowly being consumed by tiny land critters, all of whom will die after ingesting a capacitor or drinking lcd ink. Please help save the planet!!
***I AM IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR IPOD TOUCH (OR IPHONE IF YOU ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO TRY WITH IT) IF YOU BRICK IT. JUST GO INTO DFU MODE, HOLD DOWN THE POWER AND HOME BUTTONS FOR 9 SECONDS, THEN LET GO OF THE POWER, TOP BUTTON, AND CONTINUE TO HOLD THE BOTTOM HOME BUTTON FOR ANOTHER 9 SECONDS. IT USED TO BE 10 SECONDS, BUT AFTER I JAILBROKE IT 10 TURNED OUT TO BE TOO LONG. AFTER IN DFU MODE RESTORE IN ITUNES**
goto the last step for the green twist.
For Firmware 3.0/2.21 which are currently the two latest iPod firmwares. if apple comes out with a later firmware do not do this, wait for me to come out with an update.
This is your Instructable if you got a SECOND GENERATION ipod touch thinking you would be able to jailbreak it, and were horribly disappointed when you tried and bricked your ipod and had to restore (like me lol) this is an untethered jailbreak, which means it can reboot WITHOUT having you hook it back up to your computer. I will probably not be using real pictures since I just finished setting back up all of my jailbroken and non apps and I don't feel like having to do it all again, but I WILL go through the trouble of using gimp to make it look like they are real lol.
Step 1: OS 3.0 Jailbreak
But you obviously need the correct firmware for the device you are using.
Okay guys, you wanted it, now you got it. For free.
1. A 3.0 ipsw update file: We can not give it to you because of legal issues. You either have to download it from iTunes or find it somewhere else (not recommended)
2. The 3.0 version of Redsn0w. Also, to your desktop. put the apple update in the redsn0w folder.
This is for ipod touch 2G.
What you need to do.
1.Update Your iPod Touch to 3.0 software by whatever way you chose
2. Open your redsn0w folder on your desktop. make sure you iPod is connected. close iTunes and put the iPod touch in DFU mode. Hold both buttons for 9-12 seconds, then let go of the top power button and continue to hold the home button for another 9-12 seconds. let go. Drag the 3.0 update onto the redsn0w.exe file
3. Let it do its thing. As I am told, this shouldn't take more than 2 minutes. I would give it 5. If it does not work, crashes, or freezes, take out the ipod and reset it by holding both buttons and then re-dfu mode it. try again.
As I said earlier I am not responsible for any ipod touch 2G breakage. Do these steps at your own risk. I will have a youtube video up of the process later when I figure out some more stuff, such as custom boot logos and weather we will have the same problem as with 2.2.1 where people couldn't download stuff from the 1.x.x firmware through cydia. O and also, I need my winter board. they already had summerboard, springboard is taken, and 2.2.1 had dibs on winterboard so I guess 3.0 gets fallboard?? someone confirm this.
Robots199 Edit: REALLY IMPORTANT: 3.0 Software WORKS with winterboard.
Also once upgraded to 3.0, cydia will give you a slew of updates that will make many 2.2.1 programs compatible with 3.0