Complete Jailbreak Guide

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    <div align="center"><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Complete Jailbreak Guide<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></div>
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    <div align="center">This guide is not complete and won't be for some time but I will try my best to update for all processes and I hope this helps a few people.

    All these guides are for windows unless specified

    This guide is written by <a href='http://gbatemp.net/member.php?name=Danny600kill' target=_blank title='View profile for member Danny600kill'}>Danny600kill</a> and <a href='http://gbatemp.net/member.php?name=ifish' target=_blank title='View profile for member ifish'}>ifish</a> with the help of <a href='http://gbatemp.net/member.php?name=alidsl' target=_blank title='View profile for member alidsl'}>alidsl</a>
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    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b><u>Introduction</u></b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    Jailbreaking allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to run unofficial code on their devices, thus bypassing Apple’s official app distribution mechanism, the App Store. This can make it possible to extend the capabilities of your Ipod/Iphone in many ways. Is it worth it? Well many people think that it is as you may run user created content and have more control over your Ipod/Iphone with things like themes ect.
    If you decide to jailbreak your Ipod/Iphone, the task is fairly simple. There are many ways of jaillbreaking, some consist of simply clicking a button, other's consist of making custom firmware then restoring your Ipod/Iphone with this through Itunes. I will try to explain how to jailbreak in a variety of ways.

    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b><u>The two types of Jailbreak </u></b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    There are two types of jailbreak, Tethered and Untethered. Untethered is the better of the two and is usually known as '' full jailbreak.'' The second kind of jailbreak is Tethered. The reason it is called tethered is because it puts certain constraints on what you can do, for example you can not change the boot logo like you can with untethered. The main problem with tethered in that you can not turn off your Ipod/Iphone without it going into DFU mode. All you have to do is plug it into your pc and re-jailbreak depending on which method you used it may just be as simple as clicking make it ra1n again. This problem may be compared to how if you turn off your hacked PSP 3000 you will have to run a CF enabler again ( Chickhen ect ). You may be thinking why would I want tethered then. Well it is not your choice. Certain models and firmwares can not be fully jailbroke and so have to go with a tethered jailbreak. If using blackra1n for example it tells you if it’s doing a tethered or untethered. Don't worry if you do have to go with tethered, just make sure your Ipod/Iphone isn't turned off ( Always high battery ) and you should be fine.


    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><u><b>Installer/App store Choices</b></u><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    When I say choices I mean which app store ( Non official ) you want to use. There a three choices you can choose all with there own pro's and cons. The three choices are Cydia, Icy and Rocky. I will explain what they are here so it may help you choose which one to use

    <u>Cydia</u>

    Cydia is a software application for the iPhone OS that lets a user browse and download applications for a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch. It was developed by Jay Freeman (also known as "saurik").

    Cydia provides a more user-friendly graphical user interface for some open-source software-installation tools originally developed for Debian (specifically APT, and the dpkg package management system). Cydia's repositories allow the installation of software packages, most of which are available to download at no cost. Cydia also includes the Cydia Store, which offers a number of applications for sale. Both free and paid software packages are downloaded directly to an iPhone or iPod Touch device, to the same location as Apple's pre-installed applications (the /Applications/ directory).

    Cydia is easily the most popular of the three choices but this doesn't mean it is the best. The main problem associated with Cydia is the speed, on loading up and reloading sorces, pages ect. It can get as bad as taking 2-3 minutes to just load up. Apart from this and some other problems Cydia is a great app and was the first of its kind. Jay Freeman was one of the pioneers in the jailbreak uses

    <u>Icy</u>

    Icy is a package installer/manager for the iPhone and iPod Touch, created and maintained by Ripdev, which allows users to browse and download applications from a range of sources. Most applications are available to download for free, with some requiring purchase after downloading, including other software created by Ripdev, such as Kate. The applications are downloaded directly to iPhone or iPod Touch and are generally located in the /Applications/ directory, in the same place where "Apple native" applications are located.

    Icy can be installed when jailbreaking, using tools such as "Pwnage Tool", as well as through Cydia.

    Icy is the main alternative to Cydia as a source of unofficial applications now that development on "Installer" (created by Nullriver) has been discontinued. The purpose of developing Icy was to create a package manager that used APT which is the same method used by Cydia, therefore making Icy compatible with Cydia Sources, that was faster and more lightweight than Cydia.

    Icy is shown to be a lot faster than Cydia as works just as well. Like it says above it works with all Cydia sources and so you will not miss out anything while using this. The main drawback to Icy is that the developers closed the project made the source code public. Hopefully someone will pick the project up in the future.

    <u>Rock</u>

    Rock is the third of the more famous Installer apps, developed by rock your phone.

    Rock is faster than Cydia but not icy. Before you get used to the catagories section it can be a little confusing, however it's split into the seperate sections of "Apps", "themes", "ringtones", "addons", "repos" and "other", after these it's split into the normal sections (Themes, themes(springboard), system etc).

    Rock includes many features that other installers don't include, like the review/star rating system (not used much) and the best of all background downloading, the only downfall I've seen so far is the delay for the icons to appear (ones you just installed) for only a few seconds. There may be other bugs that I haven't seen yet but I will update this if any bugs are found.

    Rock can do all things that Cydia can do, think of it as in between Cydia and Icy, full of features and quite fast.

    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><u><b>Can your Ipod/Iphone be jailbroken?</b></u><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    Not every Ipod/Iphone can be jailbroken but the majority can. If you are unlucky enough to have one that can't then don't complain. There will eventually be a jailbreak made available for these it will just take time. People are always working on new ways to achieve the jailbreak ( For example the famed GeoHot ), it's not an easy task so be patient, they will come through for you.

    <u>Jailbreakable</u>
    - iPad (up to, and including, 3.2... Well, 3.2 is the only available iPad firmware)
    - iPhone 2G (all firmwares)
    - iPhone 3G (all firmwares)
    - iPhone 3GS (up to, and including, 3.1.3)
    - iPhone 3GS "MC" models (up to, and including, 3.1.3)
    - iPod touch 1G (all firmwares)
    - iPod touch 2G (all firmwares)
    - iPod touch 2G "MC" models (all firmwares, but 3.1.1 is tethered)
    - iPod touch 3G (up to, and including, 3.1.3)

    <u>Non Jailbreakable</u>


    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b><u>Method 1 - Blackra1n</u></b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    Blackra1n is the simplest jailbreak which consists of you clicking a button.

    <u>Works for :</u>
    - Ipod Touch 1g up to firmware 3.1.2
    - Ipod Touch 2g up to firmware 3.1.2
    - Iphone 2G, 3G up to firmware 3.1.2
    - Iphone 3GS up to firmware 3.1.2

    <u>Downloads</u>
    - Blackra1n<a href="http://filetrip.net/f12247-blackra1n-final.html" target="_blank"> Link</a>

    <u>Guide</u>

    1. Connect the device to your computer via USB (to be turned on) and close iTunes.

    2. Download the .exe and then click on the icon to run blackra1n. I small window should pop up with a single button saying '' Make it ra1n ''
    <img src="http://blackra1n.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/blackra1n1.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    3. ( This is the jailbreak, be sure you want to do this and make sure that itunes is closed ) Click that button, and you’ll notice the words “Entering Recovery”. In those seconds, the program will launch a completely automated process that will put the iPhone / iPod in recovery mode and then run the Jailbreak and install the application on the device Blackra1n.
    <img src="http://blackra1n.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/blackra1n-recovery.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    4. A picture of Geohot will appear on your Ipod/Iphone and a box of information will appear on your PC, please read this and if possible donate to Geohot
    <img src="http://blackra1n.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/blackra1n-iphone-3gs.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />


    5. The Jailbreak has been completed and was successful. You will now have a app on your springboard called balckra1n. Install cydia and then you can delete the blackra1n app.
    <img src="http://aboutonlinetips.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/blackra1n-1.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    End! You can enjoy your jailbroken with Cydia. The whole process, even counting the time for a restart of the device, takes about 30 seconds! Yes it was that simple!

    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b><u>Method 2 - Redsn0w</u></b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    Redsn0w is a more complicated way of jailbreaking. This involves customizing firmware and installing it to your Ipod/Iphone. <u>This may delete all Music/Apps/Videos ect</u> so be prepared

    <u>Works for :</u>
    - Iphone 2G, 3G up to firmware 3.1.3
    - Ipod Touch 2g up to firmware iOS 4

    <u>Downloads</u>
    - Itunes <a href="http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/" target="_blank">Link</a>
    - Redsn0w <a href="http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YL1ASFL9" target="_blank">Link</a>
    - You will also need to download firmware 3.1.2 which I can not link to sorry.

    <u>Guide</u>

    1. Download Itunes 9.0.3, Redsn0w 0.9.4, Firmware 3.1.2 for your device ( The IPSW file )

    2. Download firmware 3.1.3 and install on device ( you can use itunes for this )
    <img src="http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad242/Danny600kill/iTunes.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    3. Navigate to the following location on your computer C:\Users\{your windows user name}\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates and copy the iPhone OS 3.1.2 IPSW file (iPhone OS firmware) file to your desktop for easy access.
    <img src="http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad242/Danny600kill/image28.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    4. Run redsn0w 0.9.4 ( As Administrator ) and click on browse. Point it to the iPhone OS 3.1.2 firmware you just copied to your desktop. Make sure your iPhone or iPod Touch is already updated to OS 3.1.3
    <img src="http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad242/Danny600kill/Capture2.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    5. After redns0w has validated the firmware, it will show some options such as Install Cydia, Verbose boot etc. Make sure to check Install Cydia and Already pwned.
    <img src="http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad242/Danny600kill/Capture4.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    6. Turn off your iPhone or iPod Touch and connect it to your PC. Hit next in redsn0w. It’ll start patching the kernel of your iPhone firmware file.
    <img src="http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad242/Danny600kill/Capture3.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    7. Start your iPhone or iPod Touch in DFU mode by pressing both the power and home button until the help message on redsn0w disappears. If you had shutdown your device as told in step 7, this process will be faster. ( This step seems complicated but just follow the on screen instructions )
    <img src="http://www.ithinkdiff.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Capture5.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    8. Click next again. Now you’ll have to hold the power and while holding it, press the home button but don’t release it. After a few seconds, let go of the power button but keep the home button pressed until the firmware installation starts.
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    <img src="http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad242/Danny600kill/Capture7.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    9.Now it’ll take some time for the process to complete. Once it’s done, you will have a jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch with firmware 3.1.3!

    ( A know bug of Redsn0w is when it says waiting for reboot it may freeze. Just unplug then re-plug in the Ipod/Iphone and carry on )

    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b><u>Method 3 - Spirit</u></b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    Spirit is the newest Jailbreak which can create an untethered Jailbreak for all Ipods/Iphones/Ipads available. It is just as easy as Blackra1n and so should be used instead of any above methods as it is far superior. The Ipad Jailbreak is a Beta and Cydia for Ipad is a Beta as well. Not all Cydia apps work for the ipad yet.

    <u>Works for :</u>
    - All available Ipod Touches
    - All available Iphones
    - Ipad

    <u>Downloads</u>
    - Spirit<a href="http://www.spiritjb.com/" target="_blank"> Link</a>

    <u>Guide</u>

    1. Make sure your Ipod/Iphone is on and activated (lockscreen or springboard)

    2. Plug your Ipod/Iphone in

    3. If your Ipod/Iphone is already on a tethered jailbreak, sync then restore your Ipod/Iphone (you can use 3.1.2 or 3.1.3 FW), then (not necessary but useful) backup your Cydia apps using pkgbackup, if you haven't yet jailbroken your Ipod/Iphone then go to the next step.

    5. Download spirit

    6. Run spirit and click on jailbreak, Spirit will only take a second or 2 to work, if the error c0000005 appears try running in windows 95 compatibility mode
    <img src="http://pix.gbatemp.net/190622/Spirit.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    7. Your Ipod/Iphone will reboot and go onto a purpley starry screen while loading after the apple logo

    8. You now have a Jailbroken Ipod/Iphone


    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b><u>Method 3 - sn0wbreeze</u></b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    Sn0wbreeze is made by the great developer ih8sn0w. It's very recent so not many people out there know about this gem yet. It's slightly different to the others as it creates a custom .IPSW file. An .IPSW is the iPod firmware. And with the custom .IPSW, you will use it to restore the iPod in iTunes.

    <u>Works for :</u>
    • iPhone 3G
    • iPhone 3G - old bootrom | New bootrom running 3.1.2
    • iPod Touch 2G - MB/MC running 3.1.2
    • iPod Touch 3G - running 3.1.2

    <u>Downloads</u>
    -Sn0wbreeze <a href="http://filetrip.net/f12246-sn0wbreeze-1-7-1-7.html" target="_blank">Link</a>

    <u>Guide</u>
    1. Downgrade to iOS 3.1.2 (If you are already on iOS 4) download link for IPSW <a href="http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/" target="_blank">here.</a>

    2. Once on 3.1.2. I want you to jailbreak it. Using blackra1n <a href="http://filetrip.net/g25123722-blackra1n.html" target="_blank">here</a> but if you're using the latest iTunes. You will have to use this <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/?dt5jzdml4jm" target="_blank">fix</a>

    3. Next. We want to download your iOS 4 ( From<a href="http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/" target="_blank"> here</a> ) and save it to your desktop for easy access.

    4. Now, this is where it can get confusing. You will need launch sn0wbreeze and select expert mode. Then find your iOS 4 ipsw ( Which should be on your desktop). Then you will have some options. General, Installers, Custom boot-logo, Unlocks and Custom packages and final option build IPSW. You should go to general. Pick what you want. Like native multitasking and the works. For MC model users <u>NEVER TOUCH THE NOR-ONLY STUFF</u>. So click the disable NOR. I recommend Cydia as your installer over Rock ( Read above sections for information on both ). Ignore the custom packages for this guide. Now, Custom Boot-Logos. Only PNG pictures are supported. They must be 320 x 480 pixels or below . 100Kb per logo. And it <u>MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE TRANSPARENT PIXEL</u>. Then you click Build IPSW

    5. Now. To Restore the iPod to the custom firmware ( Also the way you downgrade ) You must hold SHIFT + Click restore in iTunes. You do this to restore to the Custom sn0wbreeze iOS 4.ipsw (not the actual name of it)

    6. BAM! Your iPod 2G-MB model is jailbroken <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
    For MC-model users. You have to use iBoots along side Sn0wbreeze. For the MB-models, this jailbreak is not tethered. <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

    <u>This section was created all thanks to <a href='http://gbatemp.net/member.php?name=ifish' target=_blank title='View profile for member ifish'}>ifish</a></u>

    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><u><b>Downgrading you Ipod Touch 2g (MC Model ) 8gb only from 3.1.3 to 3.1.2 </b></u><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    This is not full proof but it is worth a shot. Download the correct 3.1.2 firmware from your chosen warez site and save it anywhere on your PC. then open itunes and plug in your device.To enter DFU Mode, plug your iPod into your computer, and turn it off. Press and hold the Sleep and Home buttons for 10 seconds, then let go of the Sleep button. Keep the Home button down (!!!) until your computer identifies your iPod as "Apple Mobile Device (DFU Mode). Then go to where it says restore. now hold shift and click the restore button. It should ask you to direct to the correct file. Choose the firmware ( in .IPSW format ) you have just downloaded and let it restore. Then after it has restored you should have a 3.1.2 Ipod Touch. Now follow one of the above guides to jailbreak your device.

    As mentioned before this is not full proof and is a bit touch and go. Make sure you download the right firmware and your device is 2G and 8gb. This does not always work and so do not complain if it does not. I can not stress enough about making sure you have the right firmware download as this will not work otherwise. For people who this is not working for be patient and a new Jailbreak will come along.

    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b><u>FAQ</u></b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    1. Will a Jailbreak affect my Itunes or App store?
    - No, after the jailbreak your Ipod will act completely normal and will show no difference when plugged into your Itunes

    2. Does a Jailbreak void my warranty?
    - No, not directly but if you do have any problems it may be better to put your Ipod/Iphone into DFU mode and recover it or leave it in DFU mode when you are sending it to get fixed. Even if you don't, most of the time they will send you a new one out anyway ( varies on warranty terms ) and so they will not care.

    3. Now I have Jailbroken my Ipod/Iphone what shall I do?
    - I can't answer this directly of course as I am not you. Most people who have a fresh jailbreak have a search through Cydia/Icy/Rocky and see what apps interest them. There are some great apps out there just waiting for you to download.


    <u>Credits to :</u>
    <b>Danny600kill</b> ( Writer )
    <b>ifish</b> ( Writer )
    <b>alidsl</b> ( Co-writer )
    Geohot ( For creating Blackra1n )
    Comex ( For creating Spirit )
    Dev-Team ( For creating Redsn0w )
    ih8sn0w ( For creating Sn0wbreeze )
    ithinkdiff.com ( For Redsn0w guide )
    Prowler485 ( For giving me the idea to write this )
    Dialexio ( For pointing out some important faults )
    Thanks Guys

    <div align="center">If you find a mistake then please point it out and I will rectify it. Thank you</div>

    <div align="center"><!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><u>Disclaimer</u> </div>
    <div align="center">This is just a guide and the processes involved can be dangerous to you Ipod/Iphone, I can not be held responsible for anything that happens to your Ipod, Iphone. Also I did not personally write <u>all</u> of these guides, I have just grouped them and changed them so it is more understandable.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    </div>

    <!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><div align="center">Now you have a Jailbroken Ipod/Iphone why not check out some of the must have Cydia apps <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=219128&st=0&gopid=2731112&#entry2731112" target="_blank">here</a></div><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
     


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    Nice guide! I'm sure this will help lots of people.
     
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    Thanks mate, I'll try this out [​IMG]
     
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    I will be updating a guide to pwnage tool ( For mac users ) either today or tomorrow.
     
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    Ha. Didn't think it was that simple.
    What can you do with a jailbreaked iPhone/Touch? [​IMG]
     
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    Compare it to hacking a PSP.
     
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    Free apps(Cydia)
    Themes
    It basically gives you lots of apps and makes the ipod way more customizable
    ALso great guide danny [​IMG]
     
  8. Danny600kill
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    Change settings, themes and you get Cydia. Cydia is basically the user created app store in which homebrew developers host there apps ect ranging from games and emulators ( Gba emulator is great ) to remote controls and extra settings ect. You can also download real apple apps (.ipa files ) and use app sync to sync them to your ipod/iphone but this is illgela and so you shouldn't do it [​IMG]

    Edit : Rockstar beat me to it [​IMG]

    I will add a pro's and con's section of jailbreaking tomorrow as well
     
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    What could possibly be a con of hacking a system?
     
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    I really don't know, I will find something [​IMG]
     
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    Well-written guide! [​IMG] A few things to nitpick, though...

    For redsn0w, you're actually putting the device in DFU mode (simply put, it's recovery mode if a restore got botched). It does not make a custom firmware and wipe out your settings; PwnageTool does. Also, the iPhone generations usually go by "2G"/"3G"/"3GS"... I'd like to suggest changing this to avoid confusion.

    With redsn0w, I did get stuck at "Waiting for reboot" one time. Should this occur, you can unplug and plug your device in again. This might be worth a mention; I'm not the only one that had that issue.

    redsn0w allows for a tethered 3.1.2 jailbreak; it supports MC iPod touch 2G and 3G devices. The "MC" 2G units require redsn0w 0.9.2 for that, though.

    A big thing to note is the 3.1.3 baseband for iPhone 3G/3GS cannot be unlocked, and in most cases, it can't be downgraded.

    Also, the Mac versions of redsn0w and blackra1n are basically the same exact thing as their Windows counterparts, so this guide is universal. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Say if I was to buy a new iPod Touch, would I be able to jailbreak it?
    Or would I have to get a used one?
     
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    Nope they can all be jailbroken
     
  14. Dialexio

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    iPod touch 3G and iPhone 3GS devices with 3.1.3 cannot be jailbroken at the moment. I think new iPod touch 2Gs can be downgraded for a tethered jailbreak.
     
  15. luke_c

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    Might want to show them a few differences between each of the Installer applications, Cydia, Icy and Rocky. It's questionable which of the three is most stable, Icy seems the most stablest, Cydia has crashed (And made me have to restore and/or rejailbrake many times) Rocky, on the other hand I have no experience in, I find Cydia to be getting slower and slower and soon enough I will probably switch to Icy or Rocky (It's taking 3 minutes to reload the page's) this brings me to another point, Cydia may be the most organised, but no way in hell is it the fastest, Icy is far faster at reloading and refreshing sources, the only other real difference is the way the apps are installed between the two. Cydia uses APT to install whereas Icy and Rocky both use different techniques. Icy is basically just a lightweight version of Cydia that does everything you want it to do, plus it's smaller and fully theme able, also if you have installed apps with it you will know it's very clean and sexy compared to Cydia's lame process. The problem is that whenever someone thinks of Cydia, they think about free apps (See Rockstars post) This is not the case. Cydia just allows you to install 3rd party applications and many applications that are rejected from the app store appear there (Google Voice is one instance) To acquire App Store apps without actually paying for them you need to install another app (From Cydia of course) that allows you to download and install them onto your hacktivated device.
    You also might want to put a section on useful applications from Cydia such as Cycorder, which allows you to record videos on non-3gs devices by taking multiple pictures at a high speed, mxtube which is a better (and free) alternative to the built-in YouTube app which allows you to download the videos to your device and play them back, Poof, which allows you to hide certain apps, which helps to have a nice springboard, i usually keep off stocks and the YouTube app. Cydelete, which lets you delete apps you have installed from Cydia straight from your springboard like you would do with normal apps. Quickshottr is useful for uploading screenshots instantly and pasting the link to it in your clipboard. Backgrounder is essential for jailbreakers, it allows you to run multiple applications at once in the background. Five Icon dock is also pretty nifty as it allows you to stuff an extra app on your dock which is very handy, Insomnia keeps you connected to Wifi even when you put your device on standby which is very nifty, and how can I forget SBSettings which allows you to many things from just a swipe on your status bar.
    You may also want to do a section on using Winterboard, and applying and merging themes together, another thing which could also be handy is a SSH tutorial.
     
  16. Danny600kill
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    If you were to buy a new iPod touch it would most probably be a 3g and there would be a large change of it being on 3.1.3 which can't be jailbroken. I would buy a used 2g and ask the seller what firmware it was on. 3.1.2 would be the best but if its on 3.1.3 ask if its a MC model and if it is don't buy it .
     
  17. prowler

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    So anything under 3.1.3 is okay?
    Looking on here it says 2nd GEN Grade A, B or C.
    Do the grades mean anything?
     
  18. Dialexio

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    I have no clue what those "grades" are; iPod touch 2Gs came with model numbers beginning with MB/MC (I believe PB/PC if personalized). Perhaps it's referring to the condition it's in (i.e.- scratched back)?
     
  19. Danny600kill
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    Added section about Cydia and Icy ( Thanks Luke_c )

    @Dean : I'm not sure about what the grade means but as said above they came out with model numbers starting with a set of letters. If it says MC and is higher than 3.1.2 then It can not be Jailbroken
     
  20. prowler

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    One last question [​IMG]

    I might be buying an 2G iPod Touch tomorrow.
    So I just check for the Model number and if it's MC it can't be jailbroken? (providing it's firmware 3.1.2)
    The latest firmware is 3.1.2 ? If the model number isn't MC and it's 3.1.2 can it still be jailbroken?

    [​IMG] Thanks guys for help.

    Oh and I forgot one more. If I jailbreak it, can I still use iTunes for it?
     

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