Jailbreak iPod Touch 2G with iOS 4.1/4.0 using redsn0w 0.9.6b1



The iPhone Dev Team just upgraded redsn0w to version 0.9.6b1 to support jailbreaking iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G with iOS 4.1/4.0 [MC and non-MC models as well]. As promised, here’s our easy to use guide on how to jailbreak iPod Touch 2G with iOS 4.1.

  1. Download iOS 4.0 or 4.1 for iPod Touch 2G. Place it on your desktop for easy access.
  2. Download redsn0w 0.9.6b1. Available only for Mac currently.
  3. Download and install iTunes 10.
  4. Now connect your iPod Touch 2G to your computer and using iTunes, upgrade to iOS 4.0/4.1 This can be done using iTunes as described here.
  5. Now that you have upgraded to iOS 4.0/4.1,  you’ll have to jailbreak it by using either iOS 4.0/4.1 (whichever you have installed on your iPod Touch 2G) with redsn0w 0.9.6b1. Run redsn0w and click browse and point it to the iOS 4.1/4.0 firmware you downloaded.

    Jailbreak iPod Touch 2G with iOS 4.1/4.0 using redsn0w 0.9.6b1 [Guide]

  6. Click Next. You’ll be given some options. Just select Install Cydia and battery percentage. Multitasking and home screen wallpaper can be enabled later through a Cydia app.
  7. Turn off your iPod Touch and connect it to the computer. We’ll have to put it in DFU mode now. To do this, hold the power button for 3 seconds, and then hold the home button too without releasing the power button for 10 seconds. Then release the power button but keep holding the home button until redsn0w starts doing its thing.
  8. Once redsn0w is done and the iPod Touch reboots, it will be jailbroken.
  9. If you want to enable/disable multitasking or background wallpapers, use zToggle. We don’t recommend it though as it will make your iPod sluggish.

Download redsn0w 0.9.6b1 for Mac


Download iTunes 10

Download iOS 4.1

Download iOS 4.0

If you run into any issues or have any questions, put them in the comments below and we’ll be glad to help you out!

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  • juan

    a mi no me a funcionado, el redsn0w se queda en waiting for reboot y no pasa de hay y no hace nada al iPod touch 2g modeloMC que sesupone que si funciona pero es tethered y lo hago con el ios 4.1

  • alfred

    I have 4.0.2 on a MC model. However after completing everything on redsnow, my ipod touch would not restart and hence not jailbroken! please help!

  • Rison

    I followed the steps perfectly but still no luck i get stuck on the part where it says waiting for reboot. so i let it sit for about 2 hours now and nothing has happend, any ideas?

    • Try rebooting it manually by holding the power and home button to shut down and then restart. If it doesn’t work, retry the whole process after restoring the firmware.

    • Aiya

      Does your itoucj still opens!?

  • Rison

    Thanks for the Idea i tryed but with no luck. One good note is i didnt have to restor my firmware everythink was as it was before ill give it another try.

  • Ipod2stuck

    Hi i did every thing it always gets stuck at “Waiting fot reboot”..every single time try it about 15 times .. i have a feeling its because i jailbreak it at 3.1.2 with spirit..so does spirit not like Redsn0w or something

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  • porwin jain

    i have ipodtouch 2g mc model. i tried 15 times but it gets stuck saying waiting for reboot.. even i tried manually rebooting devices.. but its not working please help…..

  • alan

    I had the same problem. The second try I turned off itunes altogether from the beginning and it worked. I think it interferes with the installation

  • nick

    hey i iave an ipod touch 3g mc model running on 4.1 IOS and when i do the redsnow 6 something beta 6 i put it into dfu mode but then it just stops there and then doesnt do anything what do i do to continue the jailbreaking process so it works :) also i did try to manually jailbreak it

    • nick

      srry guys ment to say 2g not 3g but everything else is correct about the mc and everything srry for typo also can some one please help me

      • rfg

        hello, did you try closing itunes…. tell me if it works so i know if i can jailbreak my ipod =) thanks

  • Yasir Faheem

    I have an ipod touch 2g mc model. I have followed the info times and i get stuck at waiting for reboot. It does not do anything just shows me that on the screen. I left it for 1 hour and still nothing. What is wrong? What can i do to fix this so it will work for me?
    Thanks a lot for all your help.
    Yasir Faheem

    • vishisht

      how to fix waiting to boot error

  • Stevie Bhalla

    Same problem as Yasir. I have tried everything: un-pluging, keep holding down home, restoring settings… Is this the only jailbreak for 2g 4.1 mc?

  • mclovin

    redsnow doesn’t work on ipos touch mc models (only non mc models)
    u guys (and many others, incl me) gotta wait for the shattered jailbreak to come ^^

    • Ludicrousy

      SHAtter/greenpois0n only supports A4 devices (ex: iPa.d iPod Touch 4g, iPhone 4) so you might as well use limera1n. (came out on 9 of october)
      And this is 0.9.6 *BETA 1* (it’s a beta. wait for the next couple betas to come out, and the bugs will most likely be fixed.)
      But I’m warning you, Limera1n uses an unstable untether. (As stated by the chronic dev team) so use it at your own risk.
      greenpois0n release has been postponed because of geohot’s limera1n exploit, they’re using the same one (but a more stable version) to protect the original greenpois0n/SHAtter exploit.

  • abboud

    im havin trouble finding redsn0w 0.9.6b1 for Windows

    • It’s not available for Windows yet.

      • matt.s

        WHEN?????? can you jailbreak a 2G 4.1 Ipod touch MC model???? and if you cant PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me somewhere i can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!! I havent done this before so i dont have any blobs or SHSH

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  • Christ Punch

    Stevie Bhalla, Yashir, mclovin

    You’re all fucking stupid. You have to put it into DFU mode, you lazy fucks. READ THE ENTIRE POST FUCKFACE

    • Tyler

      Dude stfu. I’m having the exact same problem as them and it IS in DFU mode you dumb fuck. Don’t be tough guy over the internet kid.

  • Hayden

    Same problem. Looks like we just have to wait until greenpois0n.

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  • Landon

    ok so i have an ipod touch 2g mc model i have a windows computer. ive waited to long to find out that limera1n doesnt support ipod touch 2g. so fuck geohot. now im hearing that greenposion wont support it either. someone give me some info. on how to jailbreak ipod touch 2g mc model 4.1 or how long i will have to wait for one to come. thanks

    • anonymous

      i’m in the exact same situation!! ipod touch 2g mc model is always the last device to get a jailbreak!! its soo stupid! hopefully limera1n gets updated for us soon!

  • Sam

    this is from limera1n.com:
    known bugs
    some people must reboot to see Cydia
    some people still don’t have windows
    beta iOS versions aren’t supported
    iPod Touch 2G support coming soon
    for 3G, use redsn0w
    limera1n app is a white box, i know. use it anyway

    So, i believe that means that hes working on 2G, but he wanted to release before ChronicDev could release theirs.
    I believe redsn0w works for 2G, im about to try it right now. I also have iPod touch 2G MC model. Ill let you know.

  • AyKaay

    I have an ipod 2G MC model, and I tried this JB.
    It gets to the waiting for reboot screen and just gets stuck there. Is there a fix for that?

  • CPAreo

    I have the same problem as above: “I have an ipod 2G MC model, and I tried this JB. It gets to the waiting for reboot screen and just gets stuck there. Is there a fix for that?” Please fix this!

  • Roy

    im using a ipod touch 2g and it keeps saying waiting for reeboot i still have my finger on the home button. nothing is happening????

    • Yannick

      From iPhone Dev-Team: “Any Windows users seeing “Waiting for reboot” for too long (more than 20 seconds or so), please try “shaking” the JB process by unplugging then replugging your USB cable (while letting redsn0w continue to run). Also, try using a USB port “closer” to your computer (as opposed to on your monitor or behind another hub).”

  • Jay

    i try this JB.. once the device goes into DFU mode..

    It stuck at please wait while your device is being process

    waiting for DFU device

  • Jaxsen

    I have a second generation ipod touch 16 gig, and with limera1n, it says its jailbroken, but never shows the “drip” icon on my screen, and my ipod becomes stuck in the “Plug into iTunes” scree.

    With RedSn0w it says that my firmware (ios 4.1) it gets stuck at the (i think) “Uploading Ramdisk” stage…and on my ipod it shows the “Downloading Jailbreak” Screen. I tried jailbreaking the 4.1 with 4.0 i downloaded, and it works all the way (with all the options like “enable multitasking/wallpaper) but Cydia is just a white icon (even after reboot) and all the sources are missing (it stalls at “verifying link” if I add a new one and the main cydia page doen’t load. I also get an error. PLEASE HELP! I WILL DO ALMOST ANYTHING EXCEPT CODING!!!!!

  • Tyler

    Im stuck at “Uploading Kernel”……… any help?

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  • no one is working we need to wait i got a ipod touch 2g MC 8gb and nothing is working we need to wait for 2g MC ios 4.1 suported :(

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  • khoias

    Does it work for itouch 2g mc that have not been jailbroken on 3.1.2 before?

  • James S.

    Trying to jailbreak ipod touch 2g MC-Model running 4.1 on a Windows 7 Ultimate x32 Bit Computer. Everything works until it says “Waiting for reboot”. I’ve already tried “shaking” the jailbreak by switching USBs and getting it to a “closer” USB Port on the computer. I’ve tried shaking the jailbreak over and over and repeating the jailbreaking process, but it still won’t get past the “Waiting for reboot”. Any updates on this problem with Windows or any other suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks!

  • Anthony

    When I tried using redsn0w I went through the whole process and I put it in DFU mode but then it won’t reboot. Can you tell me what’s wrong

  • Noel

    I have the exact same problem on my ipod touch 2g MC
    redns0w hangs when “waiting for reboot..” and my ipod can’t get out of DFU mode. It is stuck with a black screen and i need to restore it to get it working again.

    • blah

      you dont have to restore to get out of DFU mode, you can just hold the home and power button until u see the apple logo then jsut let it boot normaly

  • Christian

    Got the same problem…”waiting for reboot” didn’t show any process..need some advice here..
    thanx a lot..

  • eri

    I have the same problem. So far there is no jailbreak available for itouch 2g mc running on ios 4.1.I tried in mac and windows and it’s the same problem. I wish they didn’t advertise things that are not true:
    REDSNOW DOES NOT JAILBREAK ITOUCH 2G MC IOS 4.1

  • joel

    i cant seem to let it process it writes please while it processes but i waited 10 mins nothing happened

    • It has been working perfectly for me. I tried it again today.
      You need to follow the guide properly and it will just work. I don’t know how else to help you guys except for writing the correct steps. :/

  • me to

    same

  • john

    is this a tethered jaolbreak? i have a non mc model ipod touch 2g

  • Roeland

    Nope, untethered for iPod Touch 2g non-MC, just for MC it’s tethered.

  • bob

    Yay, it worked on my non-MC ipod touch 2nd gen with iOS 4.1

  • Pajaro

    After browsing the firmware and I want to connect to server, nothing happens and program dissapear

  • Gun-Nut

    Last I checked 2G MC does not jailbreak with redsn0w even 9.6b2 once I select my IPSW file tells me the MC Model is yet to be supported :(

    Greenposi0n worked when I tried it but would keep rebooting my device at random times so gave up on that.

  • V1ru5

    Same Thing With Me Though , When I Put It In DFU Mode With WHICHEVER Program I Use It Says That I Do Not Have It In Dfu Mode And It Wont Start The Jail Break

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