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[Jan 31 Update] Apparently the necessary package has been pulled from the repository. This method is thus no longer feasible. Don’t bother reading this post anymore. Read the definitive method here instead.

Today I decided to consolidate everything I know about jailbreaking an iPod touch into one post. This way you can own a jailbroken iPod touch 1.1.3 in no time if you follow exactly what I’m doing. Before we start, I must tell you my Mac runs on Leopard 10.5.1, my iTunes is version 7.6 and I love Dashboard Confessionals. My two months old iPod touch came to me with 1.1.2 firmware, and had since been jailbroken to 1.1.3 and running just fine (except it won’t play DRM-ed MP3 from iTunes Store.)


  1. We need a copy of the 1.1.1 firmware file. (Skip to step 2 if you already have a copy in your Mac.) We’ll download it using the Yes, no funky Safari or Firefox; Terminal provides the best error-free download. To begin, Read More »

By far the easiest jaiilbreaking method is the ZiPhone method. Unfortunately it only works for the 8GB iPod touch. Pure luck is required if you have a 16GB. You’re totally out of luck if you own the monstrous 32GB iPod touch.

The Official DevTeam GUI method, on the other hand, works for all models, and up to now is the only method that reliably jailbreak the 32GB model. Unfortunately, this method is long and tedious.

Today it is annouced the iJailbreak method has been updated to work on the 32GB model. It’s supposingly easy, requiring only one downgrade to firmware 1.1.1. The iPod touch Podium blog has a detailed instructions for you to follow.

Give it a shot if you own the 32GB model. I can’t since I have the niffty 8GB iPod touch.