How to Jailbreak your iPod Touch 2nd Generation – A Tethering Jailbreak ONLY FOR ADVANCED USERS! (MACS)

Dev Team have released a tethering jailbreak for the iPod Touch 2nd gen. As the Dev Team say, if you don’t know what a tethering jailbreak is, don’t do it! The Dev Team also will give no support WHATSOEVER to anyone who has problems with the jailbreak. However, this does prove that it is do-able.

If you have a Windows machine, here is a guide of how to do it on Windows: CLICK ME

EDIT: Shortperson1026 has relesaed an AUTOMATED version of the jailbreak which makes it WAAYY easier to do! Download it HERE

HERE IS ANOTHER VERSION BY PHEONIX THAT IS ABIT EASIER! Make sure you read the readme included and follow the guide written in it STEP BY STEP: DOWNLOAD

Here are their release notes:

redsn0w lite
by the iPhone Dev Team

A no frills tethered jailbreak for iPod Touch 2G 


This is to be used only at your own risk.

We do not accept any responsibility for any damage that this tool may help
you cause to any of your equipment.

--> USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!! <--

If you post comments on our blog looking for support, we reserve the
right to ban your user ID from the blog.  You really shouldn't be doing
this unless you understand it all enough to not need support!



There are many ways to do this.  Here's one way that will probably
work for you.  If it doesn't, please don't come to use for support.
We're working on an untethered version.

This is for Mac only.  But you should be able to find (or work out
on your own) how to do it on Windows or Linux too.

This is an interface to the DFU and Recovery modes of the device.  It
requires you to have libusb installed on your Mac.

Due to buggy interaction between libusb and the Apple device, any output
that is long gets all chewed up.  But if you stick to just the "!" and
the "#" commands, you won't notice.  We don't normally use this tool
but it's a lot easier to distribute and compile than the GUI we use.

The "!" (exclamation point, no quotes when you use it) sends a file.
The "#" (pound sign, no quotes when you use it) sends a script.
In both cases, you name the file right after the symbol.

Basic instructions
Note: these are the bare bones instructions.   Please don't come to us
looking for more detailed instructions.

1) Copy the FirmwareBundles and CustomPackages directories into
   your directory
2) Create a custom 2.2.1 ipsw with PwnageTool in Advanced mode.  Don't
   enable custom boot logos.
3) From your custom 2.2.1 ipsw, extract these (patched) files:
   iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu    (name it iBSS221pwn.dfu)
   iBoot.n72ap.RELEASE.img3  (name it iBoot221pwn.img3)
4) From the official 2.1.1 ipsw, extract this (unpatched) file:
   iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu    (name it iBSS211.dfu)

Installing the jailbroken custom ipsw
5) Put your ipt2g into DFU mode using keypresses.  Don't have iTunes running!
6) Start rslite.  Send the official iBSS from 2.1.1:    !iBSS211.dfu
7) Start rslite again.  Send the redsn0w-lite patch:    #pwn211ibss.txt
8) Send the patched iBSS from 2.2.1:                    !iBSS221pwn.dfu
9) Use iTunes to do a full restore using your custom 2.2.1 ipsw

Tethered boot
After the install, your ipt2g will not be bootable without assistance
from a tethered computer.  The method in this README.txt requires you
to go into DFU mode, but you should be able to find (or work out on
your own) other more convenient ways.
10) Repeat steps 5-8
11) Send the patched iBoot from 2.2.1:                  !iBoot221pwn.img3

Your homescreen should soon show up.  You can then start iTunes.

Video Tutorial:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

To download: CLICK ME

4 Responses to “How to Jailbreak your iPod Touch 2nd Generation – A Tethering Jailbreak ONLY FOR ADVANCED USERS! (MACS)”

  1. Matt Says:

    What does “Send the official iBSS from 2.1.1” mean?

  2. psp2468 Says:

    Have a look at the video tutorials that I just added. It will show you what to do 🙂

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