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I said to my friends when i bough my 2g 32G (4.2.1) there is not possibel to jailbreak my ipod. It just wont work, I tried Spirit. That just said (Your Device 2G (4.2.1) is not supported. Ive tried Blackrain, Not working I tried Limera1in or whatever its called. Not working. Ive tried redsn0w (iPod2.4.2.1 ..... restore) Not working And ive been try all Greenpois0n rc2-6 What the F**k could be wrong? i say to you guys exactly how i do. I turn (in) ?? my device in the computer. I turn of iTunes. i turn of my ipod. i start greenpois0n. i click jailbreak prepare to start in 5 seconds. i wait 5 seconds. Hold down Power button for 2 seconds And i do that Hold down power button and home button for 10 seconds. i do that And finaly. In all videos ive seen on youtube.(greenpois0n tutorials) exactly at 9 seconds on the final step the jailbreak start running and there.(im) done. But for me (Final step) Release power button but keep still menu button for 15 seconds I do that but what happend after 9 seconds? nothign.. but after 7 seconds my computer does 3 sounds. Kind like when you put in a new USB device. there came an USB sound thingy. that came 3 times in 1 seconds. and the timer runs to 0 and there stands (try again) After that i cannot start my ipod again. I have to wait randomly times. Sometimes there is about 4 hour to wait untill i can start it again. sometimes there can be 9-12 hour. What is wrong?!??!!

asked 31 Mar '11, 12:02

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edited 31 Mar '11, 12:03


Sounds like you don't have the latest iTunes installed. This is crucial, don't skip it.

(02 Apr '11, 15:18) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

@spockers is right, you are getting your device into DFU correctly (this is when you hear the USB sounds at the 7 Sec counter) but the computer is not recognizing the device in this mode, its either a driver issue or you do not have iTunes installed, check this

(03 Apr '11, 01:33) knightz4u knightz4u's gravatar image

Do a fresh restore using itunes, then make sure you are using GP RC6, latest iTunes version and that the cable you are using is ok.


answered 31 Mar '11, 12:26

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download the newest version of greenpois0n from


answered 02 Apr '11, 18:18

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Thanks!. but i dont know if my cabel is Ok... when i loading my ipod cuz out of battery (i dont know what to say about that) i dont get any error USB Device on the screen. sometimes only i get that.


answered 31 Mar '11, 13:53

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For ipt2g you should use redsn0w 0.9.6 rc8 (works since 0.9.6 beta 4). To get into DFU mode is not easy, especially because the timing is totally different on old devices. Here are instructions to go into DFU mode without timing values. DFU mode is a black screen, maybe you were there when you waited for hours.


answered 31 Mar '11, 14:40

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Could you send me that redsnow than? and the flexiburn thingy. and tell me what kind of file i have to download.

(02 Apr '11, 15:15) kivse kivse's gravatar image

I don't know what you mean by flexiburn thingy.

Update: ipt2g is not supported by any version of redsn0w. See my new answer.

(02 Apr '11, 20:29) http ♦ http's gravatar image

Why don't you google things instead of just jumping on old broken jailbreaks? -_- Use the latest redsn0w.


answered 31 Mar '11, 14:50

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Redsn0w, greenpois0n, limera1n, blackra1n don't work for ipt2g with new bootrom (MC model) on 4.2.1. For this special model you should create a custom firmware (cfw) with sn0wbreeze, pwn your device (with sn0wbreeze or redsn0w) and then install the cfw via shift-restore in iTunes.


answered 02 Apr '11, 20:33

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edited 02 Apr '11, 20:33

@http greenpois0n supports iPod Touch 2G (ALL BOOTROMS) check the readme file.

(03 Apr '11, 01:31) knightz4u knightz4u's gravatar image

that is the same problem with me plz help me i use green posin . my ipod is 2g 4.2.1?


answered 03 Apr '11, 10:52

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