How to reboot 3rd Gen jailbroken iPod Touch without having to restore



ipod-touch-iphone-jailbreak_firmware_30The only jailbreak for iPhone firmware 3.1.2 available is blackra1n and it still has some issues. The most common issue is the tethered jailbreak. There are certain applications on Cydia that require a reboot. Tethered jailbroken iPod touches will be prompted to be restored after a reboot, which means that you’ll have to restore and jailbreak your iPod Touch again. I found a very useful video on YouTube by kill4thefame that lets you bypass the restore prompt and keep your device jailbroken.

 

 

Here’s how:

1. After you’ve installed an app from Cydia that requires a reboot, tap Reboot.

2. This will restart your iPod Touch and the screen that prompts you to connect your iPod Touch to iTunes appears.


3. Connect your iPod Touch and ignore the restore prompt from iTunes.

4. Instead, run blackra1n again. This will let you keep your jailbreak and all your already installed apps.

Here’s the video:

 

We hope this helps. If you have another way around this problem, please share in the comments below. Also check out other related posts below:

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Guide: how to hacktivate iPhone OS 3.1.2 with blacksn0w

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  • LOL, I used this trick for a long time to fix the jailbroken iPod Touch, haven't got around to posting about it, will do it later maybe

  • LOL, I used this trick for a long time to fix the jailbroken iPod Touch, haven't got around to posting about it, will do it later maybe

  • LOL! Didn't you know this already!! That is what Tethered Jailbreak means! Can't believe some people actually used to Restore their iPods/iPhones everytime!

    Thats why you should always read instructions from a reputed site before Jailbreaking/Unlocking your Devices!

  • kill4thefame

    kill4thefame here – yes, people should have known about this, but most simply skip over the information on the website

  • kill4thefame

    kill4thefame here – yes, people should have known about this, but most simply skip over the information on the website

  • Spencer

    OMG thx

  • Spencer

    i used to restore it everytime

  • glenda harris

    i tried to uninstall black rain of my ipod ,but then i discovered that you cant get rid of it but i have got rid of the icon .i then reinstalled black rain but now i cant find the icon thanks Glenda