The great folks at iPhone Dev-Team and our current iOS superstar Comex have made available to us a Jailbreak solution for iOS 4 devices. This guide will help you jailbreak any iPod Touch 1G/2G/3G device online using a website Jailbreakme.com. You don’t need a computer to perform the jailbreak.
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.
This tutorial has been tested and works for all iPod Touch devices having the latest firmware. The latest firmware version released at the time of writing this post is 4.0.0. If your iPod’s firmware version is older you can get 4.0.0 firmware here and upgrade in iTunes and then proceed as follows.
Launch Safari and make sure you are connected to a wi-fi network and point it to www.jailbreakme.com
A page similar to the screenshot shown here will appear. Move the slider to right just the way you unlock your iPod to proceed with the Jailbreak.
The download process will begin and once the required files are downloaded the jailbreak will begin. Sit back patiently as the slider moves forth. This may take longer if you’re on a slow connection of if the website is facing outage.
Once you’re notified that Cydia is added press OK and you’re done. An icon for cydia should be present on your springboard once you click the Home Button. Enjoy!
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.
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.
Don’t forget to thank the guy who made all this work @Comex and do consider donating a dollar if you found this useful. A little encouragement and gratitude does go a long way.