This guide will help you jailbreak the iPod Touch 2G device running the iOS 4.0 using a software called RedSn0w using your Windows based computer.
Please note that this guide will only work for Non MC iPod Touch 2G devices running 4.0 firmware. What does that mean for you? If the serial number of your iPod Touch begins with “MC” do not proceed as this guide will fail to work for you.
For Your Info:
Jailbreak, in brief, is the process of freeing your Apple device from the restrictions imposed by the manufacturer. It’s a software installation which will hence give you ability to install third party applications including those unapproved by your carrier or Apple.
1. Upgrade iTunes to version 9.2 and then upgrade iPod Touch to iOS 4.0 We assume you have already done this.
2. Locate the relevant firmware file(.ipsw) on your computer or get it from here.
3. Download RedSn0w from here and and extract the archive. Launch the executable file Redsn0w.exe
Click on Browse and select the firmware file.
Select the appropriate option when alerted about the MC model issue.
Select the options as shown in the picture. You may want to enable multitasking but it’s not such a good idea for iPod Touch 2G given the 128 MB of RAM it has. But yes I did try it when I had the Beta version so you may try it just to get the feel of it. Click on Next.
Connect device and switch it off. Follow the instructions on next screen carefully. Jailbreak-ers are usually accustomed to this traditional method.
Your device will restart once the process is complete. It should take less than 15 minutes for the process to complete. You will now find the Cydia icon on your springboard and also notice an added homescreen wallpaper. Enjoy your jailbroken iDevice!
While the following guide has been tested to work for the suggested devices, please proceed at your own risk. Apple classifies this process as illegal and you may void your warranty. We’re also not responsible if your iPod starts mailing people on distant planets.
Note: This process is absolutely reversible. You can simply restore your device in iTunes and set it up as a new one. You may want to do it before you take it to the Apple store for repairs.
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