Feb 6, 2008 Update: If you are looking for a complete guide to jailbreak your iPod touch, be it running version 1.1.3, 1.1.2, or 1.1.1 firmware, you’ll want to read this guide that uses the highly recommended Official Dev Team method with a Conceited Software GUI Installer Package. It’s the right jailbreak method. It’s the best method. It’s the only guide you need.
Here’s the world’s easiest method to downgrade your iPod touch from 1.1.3 back to 1.1.1, as first reported by our blog reader, James.
- Connect your iPod touch to your running iTunes (version 7.5 is preferred). Make sure it shows up in iTunes.
- Make sure your iPod is showing its 1.1.3 home screen (it’s not in Recovery Mode.)
- Put the iPod touch in DFU (Device Firmware Upgrade) Mode as follows:
- Press and hold-down both the Power and Home buttons.
- Release the Power button when you see the iPod disconnects and disappears from iTunes. This takes place in about 10 seconds. The iPod’s screen is blank.
- Release the Home button when you see the iPod re-connects and re-appears in iTunes. Again this happens in about 10 seconds. The screen is still blank until
the iPod reconnectsyou start the actual restore process.
To use iTunes 7.5 or 7.6? Both versions will get your iPod touch downgraded to firmware 1.1.1. However, version 7.6 breaks the “OktoPrep” hack. That means your iPod touch can only be jailbroken to version 1.1.1 after you installed AppSnap. iTunes version 7.5 is therefore preferred as it does not interfere with “OktoPrep” and you will be able to upgrade to version 1.1.2 firmware. Thanks to Berzerker for this tip!
Woo hoo! I like to express my gratitude to James for his comment post on this DFU Method. I had earlier ignored it as I misread his instructions but he persisted to tell us it works. So frustrated with every other methods on the internet, I re-read his instruction carefully, and lo and behold, the rainbow was right here in James’ post all along!
Thank you James!
Please spread the words….
Anyone doing a YouTube video on this? Don’t.
If you have HardwareGrowler for Growl Notifier in your Mac OS X, knowing when to release the buttons couldn’t be easier! Growl notifies you about the disconnection and subsequent reconnection instantaneously. Just release the Power and Home buttons respectively when Growl notifies. Sweet.
I’ve repeated this method twice so far on my own iPod touch, and once on a friend’s. The method works every time. If it doesn’t work for you, you didn’t execute the button release sequence correctly.
Be sure to Option+Update (instead of Option+Restore) during jailbreaking/upgrading from 1.1.1 to 1.1.2. It’s Option+Restore 1.1.1, but Option+Update 1.1.2.