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I'm running 4.2.1 (8c148), model mc086c second gen ipod touch. Everytime i try and jailbreak it with green poison, i get through the DFU mode and then click jailbreak and it instantly states jailbreak failed. Why is this any help would be greatly appriceated


Should also mention I'm running windows vista also

asked 10 Feb '11, 18:30

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edited 10 Feb '11, 18:32

i don't understand what you mean. what's happening on the iphone when this happens? re the drivers installed(when you plug in, does itunes recognize the phone)?

(10 Feb '11, 18:31) nymkhan8 nymkhan8's gravatar image

Here are some of my suggestions:

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of itunes.
  2. Disable/Stop your anti-virus and you may also include GP in the exclusion list.
  3. Turn-off firewall
  4. Have GP compatible with XP (for windows7)
  5. Use "Run as administrator" in running GP
  6. The last step in GP wherein you only have the home button pressed, don't unpressed the home button not until after the white screen (which is usually the black screen with many text on the screen).

So far those are the additional steps I did and I was able to successfully jailbreak my ipod touch 4G. Hope those steps helps.


answered 10 Feb '11, 20:55

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edited 10 Feb '11, 20:56

One thing you can try if you cannot get GP to work for you, just jailbreak with redsnow. Its untethered.

Here is the link for direct links to the files you need to dl and the tutorial link is on this site as well. It works and works great. And best of all its Untethered on the ipod 2g :) Worked great on my daughters iPod 2g :)

Good Luck! :)



answered 10 Feb '11, 21:31

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