Step 2: Quick freedom!!!

Picture of Quick freedom!!!
NOTE!!! This is for 2.2.1 Not 3.0.

NOTE!!! you still need the C++ redistributable file. i will put it as a download at the bottom of this page.

you now do not need any of the other steps. quick freedom does it all. if you do not trust gui applications with your precious pod, i will leave the other steps up anyway.

I have re-ordered the steps to change priority. There is now a gui called quick freedom that Berky93 was kind enough to tell me about, and report its success. You can go to Quick freedom's homepage to download the newest release. Quick freedom supports custom boot logos, whereas my original instructable did not. I edited my favorite of the included 8 png files to include the words, "Cyle's Ipod" above the logo and"Jailbroken" below. This time i will fully document the jailbreak, because i will be doing it also! There will be a youtube video along with words.

The first time you start quick freedom it will check for the 2.2.1 original firmware file. if it can not locate the file for you it will give you the option to either browse to the file of download it through quickfreedom. it will also check for libusb. on windows xp and vista 32 bit it is as easy as clicking install libusb to get it installed, but on vista 64 bit, which i just happen to have, it is really hard. i am not going to cover vista 64 bit. any way, click next. Now you have the option to install installer, and the custom boot logo. you can choose to put installer in, but you dont have to. cydia is automatically installed. click add custom boot logo to see if there are any you like. You can also pick a new recovery logo. this is the connect to itunes logo you saw when you first bought your ipod. you can also make your own, just take the 320 x 480 pixels. anything that is not artwork must be transparent, so remember that. make sure you check custom boot logo if you want it, then click "create firmware". after that is done, you will have a jailbroken firmware ipsw file on your desktop. click next. put your ipod in DFU mode. if you dont know how, you can click the dfu instructions, or just do this: hold both buttons on the ipod down for 9 seconds, and then let go of the top power button. continue holding the bottom home button for another 9 seconds. down in the corner of quick freedom it will say dfu mode if you did it right. if not, try again. press start pre jailbreaking. if you dont do this, itunes will give you an error when trying to restore. after it is completed, you can close out of quick freedom. the next step is just telling you how to restore, but you've got me for that : ) open up itunes. it will complain about the ipod being in recovery mode, but just click ok. you are going to click restore, BUT MAKE SURE YOU HOLD DOWN SHIFT!!! if you dont all that work just went to waste. a file browser window will pop up, and you need to navigate to your desktop. once there, click on the jailbroken firmware file. the ipod will begin to restore. once it is done, so are you!! you can go to the step before the last step for some cool stuff : )

ROBOTS199's DFU MODE TRICK: It can be hard to get into DFU mode with only one pair of hands to do three jobs. I had a lot of trouble at first doing all three tasks at once. To solve this problem, have a second person connect the cable to the iPod , while you hold the power and home button.

EDIT:::: There is now a new version of the quick freedom program. it allows you to also change the "connect to itunes" logo. You can also now change your boot logo(s) without having to do a full restore. Only do this with an ipod touch 2nd gen that is already jailbroken. When you open up quick freedom, click change logo. pick your logos and create your firmware. Make sure you check the "already jailbroken" box. Put your ipod in recovery mode. this can usually be done by clicking the recovery mode button, but if you have to do it manually then follow the following directions: hold the bottom home button and plug your ipod into your computer. continue holding the home button for 10 seconds, and then the connect to itunes recovery logo will popup. in itunes hold shift and click restore and browse to the "custom nor.ipsw" file which will be located on your desktop. This supposedly will only change the boot logos, and nothing else. I dont know if it will work that way yet, but i will get back to you as soon as i find out, which will be pretty soon 'cus im really digging that bottom-left recovery logo. i may even customize it with some kind of "It's all your fault!!" text or something... heh.. hehe. Thats actually a pretty funny thing. You break your ipod and get scolded. Anyway, have fun.
ok, so on quickfreedom when you browse the file i can only find a zipper file with two files, firmware and somthing else any help would be appreciated
need help5 years ago
So my itouch 2G screen didn’t turn white. But Itunes recognize it and it is in DFU mode…I try unplug and plug it back in.But it wouldn’t work.. what can I do?!? Please help!!
A.C.E. (author)  need help5 years ago
You need to try holding down both buttons to see if it resets. if it doesnt then put it in dfu mode and restore in itunes then redo the process. NEVER unplug it unless you see the springboard or the tutorial says to.
lasterlock6 years ago
ok i went through all the steps and now im in itunes and its has said restoring ipod software for about 45 min now what should i do?
A.C.E. (author)  lasterlock6 years ago
it is working i think. if there was a little status bar on the ipod that is good. It shouldnt take that much longer unless its a really old computer. i have a 2005 desktop and it takes me about 50 minutes to do the whole process, and 35 or 40 of it is restoring.
Gamez6 years ago
Hello, i have run into a problem and im not quite sure what to do :/... I have gotten to the patching stage but i keep getting a message saying that 7-zip standalone console has encountered a problem and needs to close... It will not patch the firmware... What do i do??? Thanks in advance
ciglesia6 years ago
Hey im running Windows XP and i have everything i need got to the custom firmware part it finished creating BUT when patching it it gets to finalizing patch and it just stays there ive slept for like 8 hrs i wake up and it still is stuck on "Finalizing Firmware." Oh and i have the newest version of QuickFreedom. Can you please help.
Chocoloco6 years ago
I put my iPod in DFU mode but then i accidentally pressed cancel when itunes came up. Now my iPod won't turn back on. what do i do? please help
A.C.E. (author)  Chocoloco6 years ago
if you did the pre-jailbreak then you will have to put it in dfu mode again and then restore it. if you did not do the pre-jailbreak, hold both buttons down and eventually you will see the apple. release them then and it will power on as usual.
matt-chippa6 years ago
Help Me! i download the firware but when i go to Quickfreedom it cant find the firmware, and when i browse i cant find the ipsw file
td03136 years ago
ok this isn't working. I go to create the custom firmware, and it says its starting to create it, but a window comes up and says "error! error creating firmware" and the log still says its creating it! i downloaded libusb and the c++ file, but nothings working! im using vista, so could that have something to do with it? help please!
Paiv6 years ago
OMG I've done everything and now I just need to create the custom IPSW file. Except when I go to make the file in quickfreedom the change log says "Error - Could not load IPSW". I have no idea why this is happening.
theshow6 years ago
i downloaded everything i needed to jailbreak my ipod from quick freedom, and i got to the second step create custom firmware. it has been at 32 percent for hours, and this is what my log says: 1:32:08 PM Select options above and click Create Firmware 1:32:44 PM Starting Firmware Creation - Created by Dancool999, credit to planetbeing for xPwn 1:32:44 PM This process may take 5-10 minutes to complete. 1:38:01 PM Starting firmware creation... 1:41:17 PM Now creating, please wait... what should i do?
A.C.E. (author)  theshow6 years ago
scroll down on the quick freedom page untill you see vcredist_x86.exe download run and install. restart your computer (reccomended but who cares) and open quick freedom.
yankees94946 years ago
I can't create the firmware file, it says error creating firmware!! Please help.
A.C.E. (author)  yankees94946 years ago
do you actually have the firmware file on your computer? try telling quickfreedom to download the original ipsw file.
i cant make a custom firmware either and how to u tell quickfreedom to download the origonal ipsw file??
A.C.E. (author)  acerpower6 years ago
open quick freedom. download the newest version first, better compatability. click jailbreak ipod. to the right of original 2.2.1 firmware, click download. also make sure you have a check mark next to lib usb, and that you have installed the c++ redistrobutable file. the c++ redistro is the cause for error of compiling the custom firmware. there should be a link on the supplies page.
granjef36 years ago
The change logo one works like a charm! i have done a lot after this tut and it is very well done! I am 9 and still understood this. if you add me as a collaborator i can add some installer apps and links to more info. i can also add cydia apps to the list.
When i'm restoring my ipod is it suppose to take a long time to prepare restoring? Also it stops because an error is my ipod of the custom?
When i install the firmware should i open it up with i tunes or save the file?
jon13w6 years ago
dude i was waiting for a jailbreak for dumbasses kind of thing, and you gave it to me. you=my new best friend
A.C.E. (author)  jon13w6 years ago
LOL. Ok, no. You can restore from backup. That's what I do in the video to get apt backup to work.
jon13w6 years ago
quick question- is it bad if i restore my ipod from backup?
granjef36 years ago
this method worked like a charm! also the other method was great. but note to other hackers, do not unplug a ipod from a computer without ejecting it (on windows)
A.C.E. (author)  granjef36 years ago
Oh boy.. I just slide to unlock and then unplug it... What am I in for? Filesystem corruption? And btw, when I had. A failed install of libusb on my 64 bit vista laptop, it wouldn't recognize the iPod at all. Zip nada. I had to completely uninstall libusb and then clean out my registry, and after that I had to repair iTunes before my iPod would connect. It wouldn't even charge, or show up in the USB driver list. Probably would have been easier to do a restore of the last 6 hours' modifications.