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Feb 8, 2008 Update: This method is obsolete. Please use a new and the best method in this post instead. Thank you.

As of today (Dec 2, 2007), we need to jailbreak in firmware 1.1.1. There’s no known method to jailbreak directly in firmware version 1.1.2. If your iPod touch has firmware version 1.1.2, you’ll have to downgrade it first. After jailbreaking in version 1.1.1, we can upgrade our iPod touch to the latest version 1.1.2 firmware (to enjoy all its new features and functionalities) while keeping it “Jailbroken.” Therefore, unless your iPod touch is already at version 1.1.1 (not 1.1.0 or less), you’ll need to downgrade first.

Before we start Jailbreaking, you must make sure your iPod touch Wi-Fi is working. You must be able to surf the net using the iPod touch’s Safari. Otherwise Jailbreaking makes little sense as you’ll need the net to install apps and otherwise customise your iPod touch.

Okay, let’s Jailbreak it.

STEP 1: INSTALLING APPSNAPP

Using your iPod touch’s Safari, surf to http://jailbreakme.com. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you’ll tap on the “Install AppSnapp” link. Your Safari will load the link, and suddenly freak out and your iPod touch returns to the Springboard (that’s the “Home” screen.) Done right, you will see a spinning wheel download progress indicator (it looks like this) while your iPod touch downloads AppSnapp in the background. If you don’t see the indicator (within no more than 2 seconds after tapping the said link), re-apply this step until you do! Yes, keep on trying…, and trying…, and trying…. Depending on connection quality, it took me well over 4 tries before the indicator appeared! Some users report trying over days. That’s right, days! My best advise is to have a good internet connection, and perhaps try again at odd hours. (edit: I’ve since jailbroken a few iPod touch and this method always works.)


Properly done, you’ll see in your Springboard a new icon named “Installer”. Your iPod touch has been jailbroken! Wheeeee…. You can go to the next step to upgrade your iPod touch to v1.1.2 after that.

Checklist:

  • You can only see the “Install AppSnapp” link via iPod touch’s Safari. Don’t bother trying with your OS X’s Firefox, Safari or whatever browser.
  • Furthermore, the “Install AppSnapp” link will only show up provided you are not connected to the net via a proxy. For Singnet users, just go to iPod touch’s Wi-Fi setting and check that the Proxy setting is set to “None”. You can revert the change after Jailbreaking.

 

STEP 2: PREPARING FOR V1.1.2 UPGRADE

Jan 22 Update: Attention iTunes 7.6 users — Stop here. You cannot upgrade your iPod touch to version 1.1.2. As far as jailbreaking is concerned, your iPod touch is already jailbroken. Go install new apps (refer to Step 9 below) and start enjoying your Pod touch. If you insist on further upgrading to 1.1.2 and stay jailbroken, you must downgrade your iTunes to 7.5. Unfortunately as of now there’s no easy way to do that on your own Mac, but you can always go find a friend who is still using iTunes 7.5 to perform this step. .

Launch the “Installer” app just mentioned with your iPod touch connected to the net. After it has refreshed resources, tap on the “Install” option at the bottom of the screen, and then scroll down to “Tweaks (1.1.1)”. Select “OktoPrep” and tab the “Install” button on the top-right hand corner of the screen. You may return to the Springboard (by pressing the Home button) after that (your iPod will reset itself; nothing to worry about.)

 

STEP 3: PERFORMING THE V1.1.2 UPGRADE

Launch iTunes.app with your iPod connected. Select your iPod touch and click the Update button to tell iTunes to update your iPod touch to version 1.1.2. Then just wait for it to do its stuff before you proceed to the final step.

(Jan 15, 2008 Updates) Apple has made available firmware version 1.1.3. Version 1.1.3 now shows up in your iTunes after Step 2 instead of the expected version 1.1.2. DO NOT UPGRADE TO VERSION 1.1.3. Instead upgrade to version 1.1.2. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Download the 1.1.2 firmware package file to your Desktop. It’s a massive 158MB in filesize! Please use Firefox to download the firmware. It is widely reported Safari download will result in numerous problems.
  2. In iTunes.app, you should see a screen with an “Update” button and a “Restore” button. Press and hold-down the Option key and click on the Update button. A file browser will pop up for you to browse and select the Firmware file you downloaded above.
  3. It takes a while for iTunes to update the firmware. When it’s done … it’s done. You can check in iTunes or your iPod touch the firmware version. Try to keep your OS X free of other processes (like Skpying, rendering video etc) that could interrupt the delicate firmware update process, k!?
  4. After your iPod reboots, and connects itself to your iTunes.app, be sure to choose to setup your iPod as a new iPod. The other option to Restore from a backup will not work.

 

Checklist:

  • Don’t you yayapapaya click the “Restore” button, ok?! Click the “UPDATE” button, or you’ll have to re-start from Step 1.
  • If you’re observant, you will notice the Installer has disappeared. Don’t panic, it’ll re-appear again after the next step.

 

STEP 4: PERFORMING THE V1.1.2 JAILBREAK
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First, quit your iTunes. Yah, quit the buggar. I forgot and messed things up. (if you mess up as well, just run through this How-Tos from scratch again.)

Next, use your Mac OS X’s Firefox (or whatever) browser to surf to here and download the Jailbreak 1.1.2 App to your OS X’s Desktop. Unzip the just downloaded 1.1.2-jailbreak.zip by double-clicking it. After that you’ll see a new folder containing, among other files, a Java app named “jailbreak.jar”. Double-click on it to run the app, then follow its instructions. You’ll have the option to install “SSH”. Tick that option and install it. You’ll want to change the default password from alpine to something unique. Click the “Jailbreak!” button to start the process.
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Your iPod touch will reboot itself a few times (exactly how many I lost count but it’s about 3 or 4 times at least) after Jailbreaking is done. During this period, your iTunes.app might launch, and scream about getting some errors. Dismiss the report, and just quit your iTunes.app. The Jailbreaking hasn’t done rebooting and your iTunes hence can’t access your iPod correctly. But once the multi-reboot process is done, everything will be alright. You will be able to install Apps & customise your iPod touch after that.

5, 6, 7, 8, wuhu…whuhuhu!

STEP 9: INSTALLING APPS

Installing apps is a simple matter of tapping the “Installer” icon, navigating to the “Install” option, and selecting your apps from various categories. Piece of cake. The reverse, Uninstalling Apps, is even simpler. Just navigate to the “Uninstall” option and pick the app you wish to remove from your iPod touch.

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You can get nearly all supported apps via the Installer while iPhone’s app such as Mail, Weather, Map, Notes, & Stocks have to be copied over from an iPhone. Installing them is simple as well. More about iPhone apps in this post.

FAQ:

  • Does jailbreaking void my warranty?

    Yes, technically, but see Can I unjailbreak?

  • Can I unjailbreak?

    Yes you can! Simply restore your iPod in iTunes. After that no one will know it was once jailbroken.

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134 Comments

  1. whenever i press Jailbreak!, it always says that it failed. I already tried restarting my computer a MILLION TIMES.

  2. the new ipod touch requires that you have itunes 7.5. and from what I heard, if you have 7.5, your procedure will not work.

    What to do for the new ipod touch users?

  3. Mornin’ Mom,

    I assume you meant tapping “AppSnap”? (Or maybe not since if AppSnap fails, there’s no message saying it failed. It just breaks out of Safari and return to the Home screen.)

    Anyhoo, try another million times. But this time go to a public Wi-Fi hotspot to try it… like in a StarBuck. Yah, use somebody else’s ISP for the internet connection. Your ISP may, somehow, be … the cause of the problem.

    Good luck mom!

  4. Hey Jeremy,

    My iTunes has been version 7.5 since the day I acquired my iPod touch. Hence everything I wrote about Jailbreaking that required iTunes is done on iTunes version 7.5 only.

    So what you heard is not true.

    But of course, we are talking about iTunes for Mac (I’m using Leopard, to be more specific) right? I dunno nuts about Windows.

  5. Can’t load downgrade file as unknown error 1403 appears, any way around this?

  6. i had a similar probs and downgraded again to 1.1.1 and it worked fine..

  7. neil

    I would assume it’s a hardware problem; your iPod touch could be defective. So give Apple a call. Tell them your iPod stopped working and when you tried to restore its software, the process failed miserably. I wouldn’t mention the “J” word though. 😛

  8. I just ran the jailbreak process with a pc and the instructions worked great. no issues. i also used the itunes 7.5. thanks!!!

  9. Welcome to the dark side, Jon. 😀

  10. I get to the last step and executed the windows.bat file and nothing is happening. It doesn’t get very far into the bat file…only 3 lines into it. The last 2 lines displayed is

    at Jailbreak$Task.run
    at java.lang.Thread.run

    I’ve gone through the entire procedure 2x already and can’t complete the last step. My PC is on Windows XP.

    How do I get past this?

    Thanks.

  11. IT ALL WORKS THANKS BOYZ

  12. I wanted to say it works great. Thanks a lot. I use a pc and the only differnce is that you have to hit the shift key instead of the option key. So now all you pc users can also hack your ipod touch

  13. I did everything perfect and it was all working out fine but when i try to upgrade it back to 1.1.2, on itunes the “update” button is totally grayed out but not the restore button.

    What do I Do?

  14. Everything worked fine up to the jailbreak.jar part. I can run it, but about 3 seconds in it gives me an error saying it cant connect to my iPod, and that I should restart my computer and reconnect my iPod. I did both about 5 times and it wtill refuses to work. How do I get jailbreak.jar to connect to my iPod?

  15. Matt,

    Before running jailbreak.jar, did you make sure your iTunes.app is not running? Quit everything else too, especially widgets & menulets that access your iTunes.

  16. Julie,

    Is there a “Check for Update” button on top of the “Restore” button? Fiddle with the “Check for updates automatically” option in iTunes.app’s Preferences -> General.

    Or maybe you can try relaunching iTunes.

  17. hey i hae been trying to jailbreak a few times and still end up having my ipod touch in recovery mode…everything works except when i jailbreak for 1.1.2. when it reboots, it restarts than says that my computer recognizes an ipod in recovery mode and asks me to restore it. how do i avoid this or what am i doing wrong

  18. HD,

    You might want to turn off your iPod touch, disconnect it and re-boot your OS X. After restarting OS X, launch iTunes.app, turn on your iPod touch, and then connect it to your Mac.

  19. worked pretty good for me. jailbreak.jar wont open if you have any haxie programs running in mac os x such as shapeshifter
    otherwise if the directions are followed correctly, its all good.

  20. hey! thanks for all the help. i just have a problem,
    once i get to double clicking on jailbreak jar, it says it can’t connect. ive quit itunes, and restarted the computer and everything and it still keeps saying this. any ideas?
    thanks so much for everything 🙂

  21. Gigja,

    I’ve read the problem is caused by APE Haxie apps. Lots of people don’t like that stuff because it doesn’t conform to Mac’s stringent programming guidelines. You might have unknowingly installed one?

    Uninstall those apps or re-boot into Safe Mode, and try running jailbreak.jar again.

  22. how do i use mi ipod like a external hard drive, because i dont get it my ipod is jail breaked yahoo !!

  23. This is a great site!! Explains Jailbreaking the best.

  24. Pablo, you can find out how by reading my new post on how to mount and use your iPod touch as a Thumb Drive!

  25. Thank you very much! Worked very well!! Keep it up.

  26. Your directions were brilliant, I just jailbroke my ipod touch and it is amazing. I read your directions twice before even attempting it and it worked first time lik a charm. Even where you said you have to try multiple times it worked first time. Thank you for great directions, I even downloaded the iphone apps and they work great. Thank you. I have an intel based mac and use firefox to download and have a good internet connection.

  27. oh, and i forgot to add that I had to downgrade first then upgrade all worked really well!

  28. Wow Jane, you’re very lucky! My best shot was on the second try and I couldn’t believe my luck!

  29. Hi:)
    Thanks for the help!
    I only have one problem..
    When I click on the jaibreak button,the process’ starting and then it stops and keep saying:

    tmp24112.exe has stopped working
    A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows’ll close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

    Can you help me?.. Cause I really dont know what to do.. Thanks a lot..:)

  30. Hi jo

    Are you using a Mac or a PC? The instructions here is for Mac only. You’ll have to read the jailbreak’s readme.txt for instructions on how to run it in Windows. 😦

  31. Yeah i’m using a PC.. 😦
    Can you tell me what’s the internet link for jailbreak’s readme.txt please?
    Thanks..

  32. HA! i was able to do it without a Mac!

  33. Good for you but then it’s not something to be proud of.

  34. jo, the Readme.txt file is in the .zip you downloaded.

  35. I love being able to deal with my touch at the OS level, the whole process was painless, now all I need to do is move my applications off the root directory (via sym link) and I can add all kinds of goodies. If MySql has a version I could use I could setup a TAMP web server (touch,apache,mysql,php for you non-geek folks). Thanks to all the folks who made these hacks possible, maybe apple will get the message, since this is way cool.

  36. We hear you, bc!

    All those thing you want are already available via the Installer. Myself I have Apache running in my iPod touch. It’s way cool!

    Welcome to the dark side.

  37. i have a little cuestion i will format mi imac in a few days and i want to know if when i put again in my itunes the ipod it will restart all the music and even the apps thanks

  38. iTunes doesn’t sync apps but music and videos only. So, your iPod’s apps will be safe. You’ll have to re-setup your iTunes and re-sync your music and videos.

  39. domo arigato men you rocks i love more my ipod thanks to you lol

  40. hey i need some help when i clikc jailbreal.jar it says ” Jailbreak failed …. This utility can only be used if you have already run OktoPrep before updating to 1.1.2″
    i downgraded just fine and everything was going swell until this … please help

    Thanks,
    J

  41. nvm got rid of it … i missed a step

  42. i click on jailbreak at the very end.. but once i click… nothing happens.. the window shuts down and then im left with the program still running.. but nothing going on… it says the jailbreak app is still going on the top bar… but nothing is happening on screen.. wut the heck am i doing wrong??! i’ve done this process more than 10 times now and it still isnt working!

  43. Steve, maybe your Mac’s Java isn’t uo-to-date or somehow incomplete? Did you installed some third party Java thingy? Try removing them. To be frank, running the Jailbreak.jar on a Mac is the easiest part of the entire jailbreaking process! Trust me. I’ve done it many times and it’s really just a matter of clicking the “Jailbreak!” button (just make sure iTunes isn’t running.) May I suggest you perform steps 1 to 3 on your Mac first, then carry out Step 4 in a friend’s Mac.

  44. hey rupert i dont see where the maps and mail apps are? do you have to download them somewhere? if so where?

  45. hi wats jailbreaking nd wat does it do for my iPod I’m new to this 🙂

  46. FINALLY – I solved my problem having spent evey spare hour since the 22nd Dec searching forums for anyone with a similar experience – what I found suprises me – if you install Java AFTER iTunes7.5 on Vista – jailbreak fails with the message that you must first run OKtoPrep – even if you have… so I uninstalled both, reinstalled Java then itunes and bingo! it all worked as above

  47. I get to the last step and executed the windows.bat file and nothing is happening. It doesn’t get very far into the bat file…only 3 lines into it. The last 2 lines displayed is

    at Jailbreak$Task.run
    at java.lang.Thread.run

    I’ve gone through the entire procedure 2x already and can’t complete the last step. My PC is on Windows XP.

    How do I get past this?

    Thanks.

  48. Why not borrow a friend’s Mac and run Jailbreak.jar on it? It’s so easy on a Mac.

  49. Your online explanations are flawless. Very clear and well done. Thanks.

  50. Hey, everything works fine till I get to the jailbreak.jar part. I click it and it says Do you want to open this file?
    Jailbreak.jar
    so i click open and it says apllication was not found. Can i get sum help plz? Im on windows xp I think if it helps

  51. Hi Ryan, the instructions here is for Mac OS X only. I’m not familiar with how Windows works, but I think you’ll have to run a .bat file included in the zip? Sorry.

  52. I’ve followed these instructions (not these exactly but the same process from many different tutorials across the web).
    I’ve installed OKtoPrep, and updated to 1.1.2 with iTunes 7.5, and I still get the message J got: “Jailbreak failed …. This utility can only be used if you have already run OktoPrep before updating to 1.1.2”

    please help!

  53. Micheal… that error message tells me you didn’t go through the steps correctly. Follow our instructions and follow every steps… and you’ll be fine.

  54. I have followed the instructions and tried several times to do the jail break. Each time, when the Ipod touch should be resetting to complete the process, I get the icon telling me to plug my touch into itunes. I am running 10.5.1 and the newest itunes.

    Any advice?

  55. i successfully downgrade to 1.1.1 ,but when i go back to iTunes to upgrade to 1.1.2 my iTunes upgrade shows 1.1.3? how can i go back to 1.1.2? plz help!

  56. Hi rob, I have updated Step 3 above to reflect the new 1.1.3 update just made available by Apple. It tells you what you have to do to upgrade to version 1.1.2.

    Cheers.

  57. Tom,
    When you execute the Jailbreak software, make sure you have the newest version of Java.

  58. Ok, after seeing all the posts here it is clear that some people are still having problems.

    I did everything 5 times already with different versions of iTunes and different computers just as described nicely in the steps by Rupert, but I am still STUCK.

    I downgraded to 1.1.1 and did the Oktoprep just fine, then as suggested, option_click to restore with the 1.1.2 restore.ipsw via iTunes, then I downloaded the jailbreak.jar and ran it.
    As soon as I clicked on ‘Jailbreak!’ it gives me a warning/error: “Jailbreak failed …. This utility can only be used if you have already run OktoPrep before updating to 1.1.2″

    I obviously have been very careful with the steps and really am confused as it seems that the Oktoprep I did is not recognized?

    IF any of you have a similar experience please share it with me, I really dont know where I went wrong.

    Thanks.

  59. OK, I am going to kick myself every time I think of this from now on …. 🙂

    I did the yayapapaya and clicked on ‘restore’ instead of ‘update’ …..

    I only blame myself.. thanks again to Rupert and all the helpful souls out there.

  60. nINO, your the best. Thank you for humiliating yourself in public, because otherwise I wouldn’t have found it out myself….ever.

  61. Hehe, someone has to be 🙂

    Just an additional note to share,
    I found out that when using iTunes 7.6 at the end of Jailbreaking when it is about to be finished, Itunes seems to pop up interrupting the multiple reboot process at the end and annoyingly putting my iTouch into recovery mode forcing me to repeat the whole process again.

    I managed to work around this by getting another mac with iTunes 7.5 still installed. Everything works fine then.

    I dont know if this is only happening in my case, but I thought I’d share.

    Good luck all

  62. Star, worked like a dream, except needed to use the alternative method to start the downgrade process (pressing home and start at the same time).
    As a newbie, I found the instructions easy to follow, many thanks!

  63. rupert i have a ?
    when u download themes for ur ipod how do u use them do u go to settings???

  64. whenever i try to downgrade after option and restore (to get to 1.1.1) it extracts the file, but then says the ipod “ipod” had an unknown error! Please help me so i can get 1.1.1 then upgrade plz plz help

  65. Stephen, is your iPod on version 1.1.3?

  66. whenever i download 1.1.2 and press jailbreak, my ipod touch goes back into recovery mode. wtf happened?

  67. You missed Step 1 and 2?

  68. I’m having the same problem as niNO in reference to iTunes 7.6… I was trying to upgrade my sisters jailbroken ipod to 1.1.2 but after the jailbreak process is complete and the ipod has to reboot, iTunes prevents it from doing so and puts into recovery mode forcing you to start over… Just though I would share..

    Btw. Does anyone know if I can still get itunes 7.5 somewhere so i can finally finish the jailbreak?

  69. Here’s 7.5 for Mac, Chris G. Get it before it’s taken away.

    Update: I forgot to tell you that with iTunes 7.6, you cannot upgrade to firmware 1.1.2. Having an iPod touch that is jailbroken in 1.1.1 is your only recourse. It is as good as a jailbroken 1.1.2 anyway. Really. The only thing you’ll miss, I believe, is the inability to add a new event in the iPod touch’s Calendar. That’s a small price to pay, I hope.

  70. Okay call me stupid but i was fine until the last step. My ipod is in recovery mode and i cant get it out of it. i held shift and pressed restore and then it just brought up the document “my pictures”. what do i do?

  71. ruperGee, yes it is 1.1.3

  72. Hey great guide. I did everything and have the same problem as nINO, Chris G and HD…it says that the jailbreak was a success but then it goes into recovery mode! I’m on the newest iTunes. What now?

  73. mike, which “last step” are you referring to? Step 4 is to run “Jailbreak.jar” and this java app doesn’t make you select any file. Step 3, however, will prompt you to select a file, in which case, you’ll select the 1.1.2 firmware file you downloaded, for it to read and upgrade your iPod touch.

  74. Stephen

    That’s great, but you’re reading the wrong post. This post is to downgrade from version 1.1.2 to 1.1.1.

    In your case, read the following post to downgrade your 1.1.3.

    https://rupertgee.wordpress.com/2008/01/17/worlds-easiest-113-to-111-downgrade/

  75. thebot, I’ve updated the post. Please scroll back up and read the Red Boxed updates. 🙂

  76. it said there was a unknown error what do I do

  77. tom, you need to tell me exactly what the error message reads.

    In any case, if you are attempting to downgrade from 1.1.3, you are reading the wrong instructions. Follow this post’s tutorial for downgrading 1.1.3.

  78. hey, what if i want to restore my itouch, but its installing 1.1.3, what should i do, im restoring it back because of the error im encoutering called “Main script execution failed!”
    what should i do?please help me out.

    if i install version 1.1.3, can i still downgrade it to version 1.1.1 and jailbreak it to 1.1.2?please answer asap thanks

  79. Exactly which app gave you the “Main script execution failed!” error?

    Oh yes you can downgrade 1.1.3 to 1.1.1. Here’s how: https://rupertgee.wordpress.com/2008/01/17/worlds-easiest-113-to-111-downgrade/

  80. Okay. RupertGee. I installed iTunes 7.5 again on my mac. Now here’s the prob. The iPod Touch is still in recovery mode everytime i boot it up. Okay. No biggie right? So I launch iTunes and hit restore and try to restore it to either of 1.1.1 or 1.1.2. (Right now I don’t care which one it is) and guess what? It won’t restore. It says there is an unknown error 1604. And so iTunes keeps continuing to say there is an ipod in recovery mode waiting to be restored. Does that mean it’s bricked?

    So I use my windows xp (sp 2) computer also with iTunes 7.5 and try to restore. BAM. It lets me restore to either 1.1.1 or 1.1.2. Now here’s the part that’s making me mad. I unplug from the PC to replug into the Mac. The Mac now can’t recognize the iPod Touch!!! It makes a small “blip” sound and that’s all I get. So what gives? Is my iPod touch bricked?

    I don’t want to use my iPod touch to sync to a Windows computer….because my entire library of music is on my macbook!

    HELP?

  81. Also when i just try to restore regularly (without holding option with the the restore click) it gives me 1603 error and can’t even go to 1.1.3!!! What’s wrong?

  82. Hello again, thebot.

    Fact that your iPod touch behaves normally in your PC tells me it’s your Mac’s iTunes that is messed up. 😦 You mentioned you installed iTunes 7.5 again. I presume you had previously upgraded it to 7.6? I should tell you it’s not easy to downgrade back. If you look in your iTunes Library folder, you will find a relatively new folder named “Previous iTunes Libraries” with a file in it. That indicates the structure of 7.6 changed. Downgrading by re-installing 7.5 over and on top of 7.6 probably doesn’t revert the structural change, among other things.

    My best advise to you is re-install 7.6, jailbreak again up to firmware version 1.1.1 and stay at 1.1.1.

    But if you’re advanturous… fiddle with the “Previous iTunes Libraries” to see if you can somehow revert the structural change. Good luck.

  83. Hey, yea I was so worried about my iPod touch being a brick, I called Apple support. Okay. Had to remove a bunch of files to get rid of iTunes crap.

    Re-installed 7.6 iTunes and restored my Touch to 1.1.3. Now do I have the adventure to risk downgrading it to 1.1.1 and jailbreak it and keep it there?

    From what I hear, Safari is unstable when jailbroken on 1.1.1. They also said 1.1.1 is just not stable in general…

    Or I think I’ll wait for the 1.1.3 jailbreak to be released and see….

    But honestly…on 1.1.3 it seems like it’s running much smoother…

    I’ll be back RupertGee. You are still the man! Great site btw.

  84. Ha ha, thebot!

    I didn’t know 1.1.1 is relatively unstable compared to 1.1.2.

    hmmm… tell you what. Since you have a PC, just jailbreak your iPod touch all the way up to 1.1.2 in it. Since your PC’s iTunes doesn’t has your “real” iTunes Library, uninstalling iTunes 7.6 (and junk its library too) followed by installing a fresh copy of iTunes 7.5 with a brand new 7.5-only library should be easy.

    A jailbroken iPod touch 1.1.2 is a jailbroken iPod touch 1.1.2 no matter how it was done.

    Grin, and thanks for the complement.

  85. Thanks for all the help!!
    For all of those PC users out there don’t click on the jailbreak icon when downloading the 1.1.2 jailbreak insted click on the windows file.

  86. hey rupert, would you know if right after jailbreak, installing BSD Subsytem and Open SSH is essential? i got those tips from my local mac users group. the others have used it… but the strange problem is that when i go to system category in installer, BSD Subsytem is not there… any ideas? tips?

  87. Hi tjm!

    SSH is essential for me. I use it to take snapshots of the screen. But for most Mac users, AFPd is much easier to use to connect to the iPod touch, so SSH is really quite unnecessary. Sadly, most of us first installed SSH during Jailbreak. That copy of SSH cannot be easily uninstalled, nor turns itself off automatically while not in use. A far superior SSH is the OpenSSH package in the Installer. I suggest you read up o n it if you have a chance to not install the defacto SSH during Jailbreak. 🙂

    BSD is one of the first package I install right after Jailbreaking. It’s essential for many popular apps, so perhaps there’s a momentary glitch in the server?

  88. hello im on itunes 7.6. It says that my itunes found my ipod touch in recovery mode and that i need to restore after i installed the jailbreak.jar. any ideaS?

  89. Hi RupertGee, I have a few questions.

    1. I currently have FW 1.1.1 and wanted to upgrade to 1.1.2. I tried it yesterday but it didnt seem to work. My ipod is showing the connect to itunes image, and itunes is telling me that my ipod is in recovery mode. What should i do? I dont know what to do so I restored it to FW 1.1.1 and jailbroke it again. Is that okay?

    2. Is it necessary to upgrade to 1.1.2? I only play games and listen to music.

    Thank you.

  90. hey what gives?????!?!?
    in the part: Your iPod touch will reboot itself a few times (exactly how many I lost count but it’s about 3 or 4 times at least) after Jailbreaking is done.
    IT DIDN’T !!!
    what going on, it was jailbroken with 1.1.1 and now it’s not jailbroken and it’s not turning on!!?!??!?!

  91. @asdf

    By not turning on, do you mean to say itunes detects your ipod in restore mode? If yes, I had the same problem, what I did was to update it back to FW 1.1.1 and jailbroke it again. I didnt bother updating to 1.1.2 anymore.

  92. I think this provides a way to use OktoPrep to jailbreak 1.1.2 with iTunes 7.6. If you download the iTunes 7.5 installer, you can replace /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework with the iTunes 7.5 MobileDevice.framework.

    This allowed me to successfully jailbreak in 1.1.2 without getting rid of iTunes 7.6.

  93. well, it’s not that simple… just restore it again and no one will find out…. my 3 days old iPod touch is fucked now! can’t restore it anymore. Unknown error (1640)… hm… £174 down the toilet… i am so ‘excited’ (to say it nice) :o)

  94. so if i have itunes 7.6 …… i cant upgrade?

  95. jailbreak*

  96. I just managed to get back to 1.1.1 from 1.1.3 using iTunes 7.6. I removed 7.6 and installed iTunes 7.5. Oddly enough 7.5 will no longer find my ipod, any thoughts on how to fix this? I’d like to get back to 1.1.2.

  97. Running INdependance when your iPod goes into recovery mode when it is supposed to finish jailbreaking (using itunes 7.6) actually works. Just run it, and it will probably tell you it cannot connect because it cannot find the baseband version, but it will somehow finish jailbreaking your ipod to 1.1.2

  98. **ATTENTION**
    PEOPLE WITH iTunes 7.6!
    If you go to http://www.oldapps.com/
    you can download an older version of iTunes…7.5 perhaps.
    Hope this is useful

    [RupertGee’s Notes]

    For Windows only; no Mac version.

  99. wonderful guide.
    Thanks.

  100. i got hold of itunes 7.5 using the link given, but i get an error saying itunes cannot open as my library was created by a later version of itunes

    help please .

  101. Got my touch jailbroken.. All these steps are crystal clear 😉 Thanks !!

  102. Thanks Axel!!!
    You are the man!
    I was going crazy… with the ipod going in recovery mode every time: yes, I have itunes 7.6.
    Just download and run the beta version of independance: it doesn´t work, but gets your ipod out of recovery mode and it´s jailbroken!

  103. Hi whenever i try this ( I’ve tried this about 50000000 (approx) times) I t always ends up with getting stuck halfway through reading flash image i left it for a day once nothing happened I’ve tried a mac different pc’s nothing please help asap!!!

  104. I am running iTunes version 7.6, and I am unable to upgrade to 1.1.2 At first it seemed ok, but I am getting annoyed trying to install simple things like customize and being unable to. My question is, if I were to upgrade with iTunes to 1.1.3 then follow the downgrade instructions, would I be able to jailbreak it back to 1.1.3 or should I just pray and wait till something better comes along?

    Any help this way is greatly appreciated ,
    Pinky

  105. @armandaleg,

    This is a long shot but did you reboot your iPod touch after you installed the BSD Sybsystem package? Failing to do so is the common reason for various strange problem.

    If you did, then I suggest you restore your iPod touch to factory condition, using Apple’s recommended method. Doing so should remove all traces of various jailbreaking methods that may have left behind some files or modifications. Jailbreaking a fresh clean iPod touch should work properly after that.

  106. @Pinky

    Most users report failure to upgrade using iTunes 7.6. Can you do it on a Mac with iTunes 7.5? You dont need that Mac after jailbreaking… so you can just go to a friend for help.

    As for your question… yes you definitely can downgrade from 1.1.3 and jailbreak to 1.1.3. I did that to mine many times, using the following instructions I wrote:

    https://rupertgee.wordpress.com/2008/01/30/ijailbreak-method/

  107. Rupert, I tried using my friends MAC with iTunes 7.5 but kept getting the same error stating that the orktop(sp) wasn’t installed, thus never jailbreaking 1.1.2.

    So would you suggest I just upgrade to 1.1.3 then downgrade? Also I tried following your instructions but kept getting the same issue, unable to jailbreak 1.1.2, it is just frustrating and I don’t know what else to do now.

  108. Never mind my last paragraph, I’m off to trying this now 🙂

  109. Is OkToPrep still available? I can’t find it in Installer.app

  110. @Paul,

    It most certainly is, and under the “Tweaks (1.1.1)” category.

    No such category? Install the “Community Sources” package first from the “Sources” category.

  111. my ipod touch came pre-installed with 1.1.1, i’ve jailbroken it, installed oktoprep, updated to 1.1.2 and followed the jailbreaking instructions in jailbreak.jar. after it tells me that my ipod will reboot a couple of times, it hangs in recovery mode and itunes pops up saying “itunes has detected an ipod in recovery mode”. i’ve tried turning the ipod off, disconnecting it, rebooting osx, launching itunes and reconnecting my ipod (which at this point is powered on), and i’ve had no luck. any suggestions? thank you.

  112. How long does the rebooting take?
    Because it’s been about 5 minutes and my iPod still has not rebooted more than once.

    Maybe it’s the fact I’m using iTunes 7.6?

  113. NEVERMIND.
    :]

    I’ll try it on my other computer.

    BUT I have another question.
    Have you ever had issues with your iPod being recognized on a computer?
    When I plugged it into my other one it used to recognize it as a camera, and would never display it on my desktop.
    [this is an iMac ]

  114. @martin Grooms

    Apple released iTunes 7.6 after I wrote this post. Regretfully, you cannot use iTunes 7.6 to jailbreak to 1.1.2. With it, the furthest you can go is up to 1.1.1 only. Otherwise your iPod touch will be stuck at the Recovery Mode screen, no matter what.

    To resolve your stuck iPod touch problem, follow iTunes’ instruction to restore it. That means it’ll be un-jailbroken.

    After that, please follow the following new guide on jailbreaking:

    https://rupertgee.wordpress.com/2008/01/30/ijailbreak-method/

  115. @Janee

    I understand the most likely explanation for that, as experienced by others, is you have inadvetibly downloaded and used a firmware file meant for iPhone! 🙂 If I were you, I’d get the right one (follow this guide) and re-jailbreak it. Who knows what other strange thing can happen?

  116. That recognition problem occurred prior to my jailbreaking.

    My iPod was never recognized by my iMac. Ever.

  117. Thanks!!!!!!! All is well, and my last comment well I wasn’t reading!

    I’m now back on 1.1.2 cuz i don’t feel that i should pay another £10 to apple for some app’s…

    Thanks you guy’s

  118. been having troube with the jailbreak says i need to run the oktoprep how do i do that

  119. @chris

    You missed out step 2!

    Anyways, this method is obsolete. Please use a new and the best method in thie following instead. Thank you.

    https://rupertgee.wordpress.com/2008/02/08/jailbreak-113-official-gui/

  120. I have the newest itunes and Ipod touch version 1.1.3 can i still jailbreak it?

  121. yes you can jailbreak 1.1.2 with iTunes7.6

    upgradi to 1.1.2 wen you fenech quit iTunes7.6

    and Drag your iTunes7.6 to the TRASH
    than click ( jailbreak.jar wen it done
    Move back your iTunes7.6 to Applications
    and your done

  122. Hi when i open up the jailbrea.jar file and do the jail break it says error can not find ipod please help

  123. I have ipod touch 16G version 1.1.2, I managed to down grade it to firmware 1.1.1, when I go to jailbreakme.com and try to run the snapapp, it kicks me out almost immediately,

    Can anyone help?

  124. @KT

    That’s normal. Just try again, and again, and again until you see that mentioned progress indicator.

  125. I have been using my ipod touch for some time with no problems UNTIL i stupidly udated it by mistake!!!

    I have restored it to firmware 1.1.1 and I have gone through the jailbreak ok and have the installer working…only one big problem

    Where have the mail, maps applications gone from the installer?

    They don’t seem to be there anymore…where can I get my applications?

    Kevin

  126. I have managed to jailbreak my ipod touch though I can’t find any of the apps such as mail, maps etc??

    Do I have to reinstall the the installer again?

    Kevin

  127. @Kevin:

    No, you just have to add a new Source. On the bottom of the Installer, there should be a tab called “Sources”. In there, you have to click “Edit,” then “Add.” There, you have to add a source that contains those apps (I’m not sure of one that comes with them specifically for 1.1.2, but I think http://madpike05.googlepages.com/repo.xml should work). Then quit and re-enter the Installer, and you should be all set. They should be in one of the categories.

  128. Hey Jeremy ,

    I went to http://www.jailbreakme.com true my iPod’s safari . I clicked Install AppSnapp . Then it wasnt downloading anything -.-” . Does the version of my ipod really needs to be 1.1.1 ? Because i have problem downloading programs . Its f***ing slow to download stuff true my comp . So how do i restore it to 1.1.1 again ? Please Reply

    Thank You .

  129. hey will this give me the “wiggle” option?
    if not, how can I?

  130. COMMENT TO: 2 PLACES ABOVE THIS^
    yes, if you want to install appsnapp it needs to be version 1.1.1, to do that download the link at the top of this page that says 1.1.1 firmware.
    if it doesnt do anything when you hit install appsnapp then just keep doing it. it will eventually show a click-wheel and download installer.
    =]

  131. Keven, to get wiggles, you need to be in 1.1.3 and above, with then JSU installed

  132. Wonderful site. A lot of useful info here. I am sending it to a few pals
    ans also sharing in delicious. And certainly, thank you for
    your effort!


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