Jun 23, 2010

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPod Touch 2G

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPod Touch 2G
iOS 4 is released for iPhone and iPod Touch for free. While most people have upgraded easily, some of us have been waiting for a jailbreak. Here’s a simple guide on how to jailbreak your iPod Touch and get features like multitasking and home screen backgrounds that Apple has weirdly disabled for 2G. Make sure you follow the guide correctly and make a back up using iTunes.

1. Download iOS 4 for your iPod Touch

2. Download redsn0w 0.9.5b5-3. It’s available for both Mac and Windows.
Mac OSX (x86)

3. Download and install iTunes 9.2

4. Connect your iPod Touch to your computer and using iTunes, upgrade to iOS 4. Do this the official way as described here.

5. Now that you have iOS 4 final build on your iPod Touch, you’ll have to jailbreak it by using the iOS

4 GM build with redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5. Click browse and point it to iOS 4 firmware [Download iOS 4]and follow the instructions on screen. Remember to enable battery percentage, wallpapers and multitasking.
Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPod Touch 2G

6. One you’re done, your iPod Touch should reboot. Remember to add this repo to cydia.
Enjoy your newly jailbroken iPod Touch with iOS 4!

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