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So im about to jailbreak my ipod touch ( mc model running fairly newly installed iOS 4.2.1 never been jailbroken before) i was just wondering what tools/combo of tools i should use to have the most success with jailbreaking. Thanks for listening and answering!

Thanks! ~ace

asked 19 Mar '11, 20:25

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closed 17 May, 14:53

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The question has been closed for being "Solved. 4 YEARS AGO." by spockers, 17 May, 14:53

Just download Sn0wbreeze (the big blue download button on the right). You should also get iREB from the same site (that's the big blue download button in the middle), as it's a handy utility to have. You'll need a copy of your firmware if you don't already have it. Then run Sn0wbreeze and drag your ipsw to it, and follow the instructions. It's very straightforward. The custom firmware it builds will have Cydia installed.


answered 19 Mar '11, 21:08

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So im guessing that all of my current apps that i have installed would be deleted in the process? ( probably an obvious answer, but i have to ask )

(19 Mar '11, 21:38) ace_archer ace_archer's gravatar image

Yes. Rt-click your device in itunes, choose back up, then jailbreak, then restore from backup.

(19 Mar '11, 21:46) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

im sorry im a bit confused still, so once you jailbreak with sn0wbreeze, you restore with itunes from a backup that was from before you jailbroke? wouldnt that cancel the jaibreak or am i just being slow/confused/ignorant ( sorry for all the questions, just a little bit nervous since ive never jailbroken before)

(19 Mar '11, 21:55) ace_archer ace_archer's gravatar image

The rt-click device menu restore is NOT the same as restoring firmware, it just restores your content (apps, settings), not the firmware.

(19 Mar '11, 21:57) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Oh! Alright i get it now, thanks so much, cant wait to finally jailbreak!

(19 Mar '11, 21:59) ace_archer ace_archer's gravatar image

As long as you back up like I said earlier, you can't screw up your ipod. You have a 2g, so you can't even update to un-jailbroken 4.3 if you wanted to, and you never have to worry about SHSH's.

(19 Mar '11, 21:59) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

No problem, it's better to be cautious than not. Enjoy!

(19 Mar '11, 22:02) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Use greenpois0n it is the simplest jailbreak to do


answered 19 Mar '11, 21:14

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Simplest, yes. Most successful? Search for "loader" on this site. ;)

(19 Mar '11, 21:29) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Agreed on the greenp0ison jailbreak. for my MB 2nd gen, I used greenp0ison, then had redsn0w install cydia for me. SO much better. loader is a load of crap.

(05 Apr '11, 23:48) superdave superdave's gravatar image

Use Sn0wbreeze because it is a custom jailbreak and you have more control.


answered 06 Apr '11, 00:00

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Sn0wbreeze is dead, it wont work at all in 2015, even reds0w fails to jaibreak ipod 2 mc 4.2.1, just greenpois0n still worked, installed cydia was outdated but it was no problem, just a simple update directly through cydia

(17 May, 14:12) leart78 leart78's gravatar image

Look when this was posted: April 2011. 4 years ago. Why may I ask did you feel the need to complain about sn0wbreeze not working in 2015 on an answer written in 2011?

(17 May, 14:38) King Shoot King%20Shoot's gravatar image

Please don't wake up old threads @leart78. This question was asked in 2011 so snowbreeze and other tools worked absolutely fine back then.

(17 May, 14:39) Codyjd1 Codyjd1's gravatar image

@leart78 just go away, you obviously don't understand how this works.

(17 May, 14:50) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

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