Jailbreak 3rd and 4th Gen iPod Touch On 4.3.1 Using PwnageTool

Yesterday, we brought you a guide on how to jailbreak iPhone 4 and the original iPad using PwnageTool. This process was pretty involved, and couldn’t cover every device in one article. As a result, this is a sequence of replacement steps for the previous article. You will want to have both open so you can switch between them easily. As with before, this is a tethered jailbreak, which means you have everytime the device is powered down or restarted, you need to plug it in and tether it. Here are the steps you need to replace:

*Disclaimer: iTD is not responsible should anything happen to your device while following this guide. Those who follow this guide do so at their own risk.

Step 1: Download PwnageTool bundle instead of the iPhone 4 or iPad bundles(this contains the “iPod4,1_4.3.1_8G4.bundle” file)

Step 3: Drag the “iPod4,1_4.3.1_8G4.bundle” to the same location as the iPhone 4 and iPad files(/Applications/PwnageTool.app/Contents/Resources/FirmwareBundles/).


Step 6: Select “iPod Touch 3G, 4G” instead of “iPhone” or “iPad/Apple TV”.


Step 14: Extract “kernelcache.release.n81” and “iBSS.n81ap.RELEASE.dfu” to a folder named “tetheredboot” on your Desktop, along with the “tetheredboot” file.

Step 15: Drag and drop the files into Terminal so that it looks like this:

/Users/<username>/Desktop/tetheredboot/tetheredboot /Users/<username>/Desktop/tetheredboot/iBSS.n81ap.RELEASE.dfu /Users/<username>/Desktop/tetheredboot/kernelcache.release.n81

If that doesn’t work after Step 16, try:

/Users/<username>/Desktop/tetheredboot/tetheredboot -i /Users/<username>/Desktop/tetheredboot/iBSS.n81ap.RELEASE.dfu -k /Users/<username>/Desktop/tetheredboot/kernelcache.release.n81

You should now have a jailbroken iPod Touch on 4.3.1. Many Cydia packages are not yet compatible with 4.3.1, so install them with caution.

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