Procedure to Jailbreak iPod Touch 2G iOS 4.1 Using RedSn0w for Windows

Written By Sam on 8 October 2010

After a long wait the iPhone DevTeam has released the Windows version of RedSn0w 0.9.6b1 which can be used to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G. The Dev-Team has earlier released redsn0w 0.9.6 for Mac OS X. Redsn0w can also be used to jailbreak iOS 4.0 on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G. Redsn0w 0.9.6b1 still uses the same pwnage2 DFU-mode exploit that the Dev team have been using since the 2.x days. It does not include the SHAtter exploit developed by pod2g and nothing new is revealed to Apple with this jailbreak.

Note: if you have an “MC” model of the iPod Touch 2G, then your 4.1 jailbreak will be Tethered. So consider rolling back to a Firmware supported by Jailbreakme or spiritjb.

Procedure to Jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPod Touch 2G With Redsn0w

  • Download the latest version of iTunes and update your iPod Touch 2G to the latest iOS 4.1 Firmware.
  • Download redsn0w 0.9.6 for Windows and also download iOS 4.1 ipsw file for iPod Touch 2G.
  • Now run redsn0w 0.9.6 and browse to the original iPhone OS 4.1 ipsw file.
  • Now select “Install Cydia” and click Next. You can also check the new features like “Enable Multitasking”, Enable homescreen wallpaper” and “Enable battery percentage”.
  • Now redsn0w will show you some instructions to enter into Recovery mode.
    • Hold down the “Power” button and immediately without releasing the power button, also hold down the “Home” button. Without releasing the “Home” button, release the “Power” button and keep holding the “Home” button for 30 second or until the installation starts.
  • Your iPod Touch 2G will reboot once it is jailbroken

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