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i recently got a ipod touch 4g. its on 4.2.1 firmware. how do i even start to jailbreak it? can you please give a step by step tutorial. thanks.

asked 25 Mar '11, 03:12

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Yeah, decline any itunes offers of 4.3, be careful in Cydia with what you install, to be on the safe side make sure packages are 4.2.1 compatible, don't queue packages for install, do one at a time. I say this, and without going into detail, because more often than not, ignoring these sort of things can put you in a bootloop for one reason or another and the only way out is a restore....and for you it will be 4.3

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answered 25 Mar '11, 05:55

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ah, i see. that is great advice. thank you! :)

(26 Mar '11, 06:10) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

i tried jailbreaking with greenpois0n but it failed... and i get 3194 error when i restore using 4.2.1 ipsw please help

(26 Mar '11, 15:07) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

Do you have 4.2.1 shsh's?, and a failed Greenpois0n JB shouldn't mean a restore, what happened?

(26 Mar '11, 15:09) venusanann venusanann's gravatar image

i'm new and i'm not sure wat shsh is. i opened greenpois0n, followed the steps to get the ipod into DFU mode then gp says jailbreak failed. i tried to restore in hopes that gp will work on a clean 4.2.1 but i get 3194 error when i try to restore.

(27 Mar '11, 06:44) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

Well don't restore if there's no need coz you'll more than likely end up on 4.3.1, if your idevice isn't at home screen after failed GP just hold power/home until you see Apple logo then allow to reboot and try again. The error you get is because itunes isn't allowing 4.2.1 restores anymore, you need to trick itunes into allowing it using 4.2.1 shsh's.

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answered 27 Mar '11, 07:13

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do i keep trying to jb with gp rc6 or rc5? may i know where i can get 4.2.1 shsh? i tried shift restore with 4.2.1 ipsw and even tried the host file method and still failed to jb.

(27 Mar '11, 07:17) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

it has to be a clean (not costum) 4.2.1 FW and you can save your shsh's with tinyumbrella and use them when needed but you are running a 4.2.1; I jailbroke my iPhone 4(4.2.1) when there were contacts, apps, music, everything and it just JB'ed it normal so no need to restore if you have a 4.2.1 FW (also check out some youtube tutorials, they are really helpfull)

(27 Mar '11, 07:48) mathieuvp mathieuvp's gravatar image

yup, my ipod came with 4.2.1 i'm following icuridevice GP jailbreak method. cant figure out what i'm doing wrong though...

(27 Mar '11, 08:09) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

Run latest Greenpois0n & follow instruction, also download TinyUmbrella, connect ipod and hit 'save shsh'

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answered 25 Mar '11, 03:15

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edited 25 Mar '11, 03:17

thanks. will try and see how it goes. :)

(25 Mar '11, 03:38) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

After buying a new device, first run TinyUmbrella and save SHSH for current firmware. 4.3 is current, so you won't be able to reinstall 4.2.1 again.

To jailbreak, just use the latest greenpois0n. Make sure you are connected to the internet and put your device to DFU mode (black screen). Then run greenpois0n and wait.

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answered 25 Mar '11, 03:17

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is there a way if i want to restore back to 4.2.1?

(25 Mar '11, 03:42) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

No, not unless you bought it used/refurb and the previous owner saved shsh's to cydia.

(25 Mar '11, 03:55) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

so, even if i saved my shsh now it wouldn't be for 4.2.1?

(25 Mar '11, 04:09) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

Nope, if it's off the shelf then you can't have/can't get them, unless it's a refurb replacement and the process has been already started.

(25 Mar '11, 04:10) venusanann venusanann's gravatar image

ok. so i jailbreak on 4.2.1 and dont accidentally restore to 4.3 then i'm good?

(25 Mar '11, 04:22) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

thanks. will try and see how it goes. :)

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answered 25 Mar '11, 03:37

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You have to just keep trying using GP, unless you have 4.2.1 shsh's, but I don't think you have them and you can't get them now, it's too late, you may want to download TinyUmbrella anyway, connect your ipod and hit 'save shsh' and then click the log tab to see what it gets for you and then post back what it says about 4.2.1 shsh's, you don't need to be jailbroken to use TU.

Just adhere to what it says in the GP 'readme' and make sure internet connection is good on your comp.

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answered 27 Mar '11, 08:17

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i used TU and the below is what i got...

(27 Mar '11, 09:24) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

this is what i got from TU:

03/27/2011 21:18:42.203 Caching shsh files... 03/27/2011 21:18:42.250 Found [0] shsh files to cache... 03/27/2011 21:18:42.250 Cached [0] shsh files 03/27/2011 21:18:42.265 You are using the current version of TinyUmbrella. 03/27/2011 21:18:42.265 Loaded History... 03/27/2011 21:19:15.968 Device connected: Joachim’s iPod 03/27/2011 21:19:16.515 Loaded History... 03/27/2011 21:19:56.781 Started saving SHSHs for [Joachim’s iPod] 03/27/2011 21:20:05.484 This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 03/27/2011 21:20:05.484 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPod4G 4.3b1 (8F5148b) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE. 03/27/2011 21:20:10.015 This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 03/27/2011 21:20:10.031 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPod4G 4.1 (8B118) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE. 03/27/2011 21:20:14.046 This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 03/27/2011 21:20:14.062 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPod4G 4.3b2 (8F5153d) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE. 03/27/2011 21:20:14.828 You have saved your iPod4G 4.3.1 (8G4) SHSH locally and the request was sent to CYDIA. This means that CYDIA DOES have your SHSH. Do NOT bug semaphore about the Cydia home page showing this version. 03/27/2011 21:20:17.953 This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 03/27/2011 21:20:18.000 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPod4G 4.3b3 (8F5166b) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE. 03/27/2011 21:20:18.468 This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 03/27/2011 21:20:18.468 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPod4G 4.2.1 (8C148) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE. 03/27/2011 21:20:21.734 This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 03/27/2011 21:20:21.734 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPod4G 4.3 (8F190) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE. 03/27/2011 21:20:22.234 This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 03/27/2011 21:20:22.250 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPod4G 4.2b3 (8C5115c) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE. 03/27/2011 21:20:25.531 This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 03/27/2011 21:20:25.562 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPod4G 4.1 (8B117) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE. 03/27/2011 21:20:25.578 Finished saving SHSHs for [Joachim’s iPod] 03/27/2011 21:20:25.828 Caching shsh files... 03/27/2011 21:20:25.859 Found [1] shsh files to cache... 03/27/2011 21:20:25.906 Cached [1] shsh files

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answered 27 Mar '11, 09:24

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Yep, as expected, all you got is 4.3.1, so GP is your only option of an untethered jailbreak, you could always JB tethered using Redsn0w then try GP over the top to untether it, it's the long way round and no guarantee GP will be problem free, but you will/should get at least a problem free Redsn0w tethered jailbreak.

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answered 27 Mar '11, 09:30

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i tried gp again, this time i got jb completed. now i have loader. follow the loader and install cydia?

(27 Mar '11, 09:33) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

yay! i have cydia installed now. point me in the direction for downloading apps please. hehe.

(27 Mar '11, 09:40) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

What apps?, Cydia is full of them....anyway, good result, and take heed of my second answer to you, up there ^^^.

(27 Mar '11, 09:49) venusanann venusanann's gravatar image

yes, thank you so much!! =D no queuing right. btw, how do i know if its 4.2.1 compatible?? do i need to add any sources? and oh, my ipod rebooted before i could click make my life easy. how do i do that now?

(27 Mar '11, 10:11) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

Usually you can scroll down on packages pages and get 'more info' or something similar, if it doesn't say at least ios4 friendly, then you take a risk installing it, especially if it requires a reboot to finish installation, that's where the bootloop usually enters the room lol. As for sources, you can add what you want, go and do some googling for sources that host what you might be looking for. Don't worry about missing the make my life easier option, as you've already started that process by using TU to download shsh's via Cydia, so now Cydia has been sparked into life and will start to autosave future firmware shsh's automatically for that idevice.

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answered 27 Mar '11, 10:19

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thank you for all your advice and help. it was very helpful. i shall explore and learn about cydia. hehe. thanks again. god bless~

(27 Mar '11, 10:25) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

No worries....have fun.

(27 Mar '11, 10:37) venusanann venusanann's gravatar image

hi again, i encountered a problem this morning. i used apptrackr to download an app. i put it into itunes and sync with my ipod touch. all was ok, when suddenly itunes says "itunes cannot read the content of the ipod. please restore blah blah blah". now i cant sync music, videos or photos. btw, when i plug the ipod in, itunes says that it detected paid apps. should i transfer paid apps?

(28 Mar '11, 06:48) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image

Can't really give you help on that issue here for the obvious reasons.... Google might be your friend.

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answered 28 Mar '11, 09:39

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i tried googling for the solution which is to reboot my laptop and reboot my ipod. i tried both and i still encounter the issue. please help me. i still want to be able to add songs and videos onto my ipod...

(28 Mar '11, 11:48) z610ix6 z610ix6's gravatar image
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