If you are one of the many people with a second generation iPod Touch, waiting long and patiently for an iPod Touch 2G jailbreak, fear no more. There is a jailbreak open to the public, and it does not involve plugging it into your computer every time you start it up (in otherwords, there is an ‘untethered’ jailbreak out).
Read more to see my guide on how to jailbreak your iPod. Like anything, I wouldn’t recommend that you jailbreak your iPod Touch unless you really know what you’re doing. If you want to see a full length, detailed guide, try iPodTouchFans.com. Thats where I go, so what do you have to lose? As I only own a first generation iPod Touch, I can’t answer all your questions, and would request that you go to this website with any specific questions. Of course, I’ll answer anything posted here to the best of my ability. Regardless, I can’t wait to see all the cool developments that will come about thanks to this update.
Awright, here it goes.
Step 1: Getting stuff.
Download and extract “unofficialsn0w 2.0” for windows here.
Download the iPod Touch 2.2.1 firmware here, and rename it to “OriginalFW.ipsw”.
Move this file into the “IPSW” folder that you extracted from the “unnoficialsn0w” download.
Step 2: Running stuff.
Run “IPSW.bat,” found in the unnoficialsn0w” extract. If you’re in Windows Vistas, make sure you run it as an administrator (right click the file and select “Run as Administrator”). You will probably see a command prompt window pop up and start doing things. It’ll take a bit: Don’t do anything to it. Just let it run. Did you do that? Good. Now, look in the IPSW folder (the folder you put “OriginalFW.ipsw” in), and you’ll find a “jb.ipsw” file. That, obviously, is you’re jailbroken firmware. But you’re not done yet. Make sure you have 7Zip or WinRAR before you go on to step 3.
Step 3: Fixing stuff.
Now for the fun part. We need to replace a file from the jailbroken firmware. Look in your IPSW folder. See that file named “LLB.n72ap.RELEASE.img3”? We need to replace a file in the jailbroken iPod firmware with this one. Right click the “jb.ipsw” file, and open it with either 7Zip or WinRAR (I told you you’d need them). You need to navigate to “Firmware\all_flash\all_flash.n72ap.production\”, delete the old file, and move the new one in its place.
Step 4: Jailbreaking Stuff.
Ok: the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Plug in your iPod and put it in DFU mode. If you don’t know what that is, read the second part of my “Fixing Jailbroken iPod Touch Problems” article. Go back to the “unofficialsn0w” folder and run “RUNME.exe”. Now, if its not already open, open iTunes, go to your iPod Touch screen (you should get a message saying that your iPod needs to be restored before you can use it), hold down shift, and click “Restore.” You’ll see a box asking what firmware you want to restore from. Navigate to your “jb.ipsw” firmware, select it, and restore. Ta dah! Your 2G iPod Touch should be jailbroken.
Once again, I can’t enforce how important it is that you know what you’re doing, to some extent, before you jailbreak your iPod. I, nor will anyone else, cannot claim responsability for anything you may do to your iPod, good or bad. If you think of something I missed, or something I need to change, email me or comment, and I’ll make sure to fix/add/change it.