Jailbreak IPod Touch 2G Untethered




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iPod Touch 2G Untethered Jailbreak
(If you don't know what untethered means than don't worry. It means less work)

For Run RS or Tethered Jailbreak - Untethered Jailbreak, see last page!!

This guide is a quick and painless way to jailbreak your iPod Touch 2G (2nd Generation).

Compliments to A.C.E: He made an instructable about the subject before me, I honestly didn't know. Mine includes tethered to untethered, though. Also a bit more organized. But if you want detail, his is the way to go. It tells you EVERYTHING.

Few Quick Notes
* I am not responsible for you screwing up. If you do than this is how to fix it. Plug your iPod into your computer. Hold down Home and Lock for 10 seconds. Don't let go of home but let go of lock. Hold home for 15 seconds. Let go. If done correctly than iTunes should alert you of an iPod in DFU mode. Hold shift and click Restore. Use the IPSW in this package to restore to factory settings. You can start over again.

* BACK UP YOUR STUFF!!! Use iTunes to back up your paid apps and AptBackup for Cydia Stuff.


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Step 1: Pre Requisites

You should download:

Quick Freedom http://quickfreedom.com/

iPod Touch 2G 2.2.1 Firmware You can do this through Quick Freedom

LibUsb You can do this through Quick Freedom




You have to do something with libusb to work with Vista AND Windows 7
download it from here --------> http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=78138&use_mirror=voxel&filename=libusb-win32-filter-bin-

right click it and choose "Properties"
click "Compatibility"
choose " Windows XP"
apply changes.

Step 2: Jailbreak Time

Step 1: Plug your iPod into your computer.

Step 2: Go through the instructions in Quick Freedom set boot logos and other options.

Step 3: When it is done your iPod will have a white screen.

Setp 4: iTunes may pop up or it may not. If not open it. It will say it has found an iPod in recovery mode.

Step 5: While holding down Shift, Click Restore.

Step 6: Browse and select the Custom IPSW.

Step 7: Let it do its thing for a while.

Step 8: Open iTunes and restore from the backup you made erlier.

Step 9: Thats it! Now you have a fully jailbroken iPod Touch 2nd Generation.

Step 3: Finishin Notes

" You should probably download WinterBoard for themes.

" Use SSH or download iPhoneBrowser to access your iPod's files.

" Get used to the lag. There is a small lag on some applications. I recommend downloading Free Memory (App Store).

Step 4: Tethered to Untethered

Step 1: Unzip greengr4ss.zip to desktop.

Step 2: Put your iPod into DFU mode using key presses.

Step 3: Open Command Prompt

Step 4: Navigate to desktop. Or Desktop/ greengr4ss
" type cd C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Name Here\Desktop

Press ENTER after each of these commands

Step 5: Type or copy and paste iRecovery -f ibss211.dfu

Step 6: Unplug then replug your iPod to get a white screen

Step 7: Type or copy and paste iRecovery -s

Step 8: copy and paste /sendfile ibss_arm7_exploit.bin

Step 9: copy and paste arm7_go

Step 10: copy and paste arm7_stop

Step 11: copy and paste /sendfile illb_221_24kpwn.img3

Step 14: copy and paste bdev read nor0 0x18900 0x80000 0x08000000

Step 15: copy and paste bdev write nor0 0x2c100 0x80000 0x08000000

Step 16: copy and paste bdev write nor0 0x8000 0x24100 0x09000000

Step 17: Reboot. Thats it!

Step 5: Run RS to Untethered

Step 1: Do Steps 1-11 from previous instructions.

Step 2: Copy and Paste Each one of these codes individually pressing enter after each.

bdev read nor0 0x42214 0x90000 0x08000000

bdev write nor0 0x18914 0x90000 0x08000000

bdev read nor0 0x18900 0x90000 0x08000000

bdev write nor0 0x2c100 0x90000 0x08000000

bdev write nor0 0x8000 0x24100 0x09000000

Step 3: Reboot

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    25 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    JAILBREAK IS BAD!!! I used to love it, but now I know that it is really bad, and it causes a ton of problems.

    hey people does this have any chance at all of messing up your computer or giving it a virus thanks in advance


    10 years ago on Step 2

    i keep getting an error when i try to create custom firmware.  all it says is error creating firmware.  what should i do?


    10 years ago on Step 2

    whenever it finishes restoring i get an error.. what can i do?


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Good job on the instructable. Though you might want to make a correction in the intro where it says "This guide is a quick and painless way to jailbreak your iPod Touch 2G (2nd Generation)." The 2G stands for what network it runs off of(The Edge Network, aka 2G, as opposed to the 3G, which is what the new iPhones use).

    1 reply
    absolute zero

    10 years ago on Introduction

    could someone clue me in, what is tethered and untethered? when i jailbreak does it matter?


    10 years ago on Introduction

    will we still have all our crap(music videos pics) afterwards?

    kiranshilatha beast

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    did you install libusb? If You Have Vista, Read the INSTRUCTIIONS! did you browse for the IPSW?


    10 years ago on Introduction

    dude... you basically stole step 1, 2, and 3 from me. check the dates. nice job on the tethered to untethered, though. if i understand correctly, there is no restore? i will put a link to this on my instructable, and give you credit.

    2 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    oops sry dude. I forgot to search. I complement you on yours, though. You did an awesome job!! And yes. In the tethered to untethered there is no restore. You don't loose anything, accept the ability to be tethered:)