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hi i have a ipod touch 2nd generation and i want to jailbreak it i have updated to 4.2.1 (8C148) i have tried jailbreaking it with greenpoison rc6 and rc5 and they both dont work. i can get in to DUF mode and the screen comes up saying jailbreak i click it and it goes no where i left it for 20mins and it still didnt do anything i have tried heaps of times and doesnt seem to work it just freezes up. plz help

asked 30 Dec '11, 06:53

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Pc or mac have u tryed a reboot and using a different usb port/cable

(30 Dec '11, 07:25) Crowie85 Crowie85's gravatar image

Im using Windows 7 pc and ive tried different ports

(30 Dec '11, 19:29) fiishboy555 fiishboy555's gravatar image

not sure but try to disable the antivirus and or change the usb port


answered 30 Dec '11, 07:25

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Be sure to keep holding the home button even after clicking the jailbreak button. You should keep holding it until Greenpoison tells you that the rest of the process takes place on the device.

At least, that's what I do. I've jailbroken IPT2G's in the past, it's worked that way.

ALSO: I have Malwarebytes, AVG free edition, and Norton antivirus on my PC. Even when none are disabled, it still works. If you have another antivirus, you might want to disable it for the jailbreak to see if that's the issue.

Also, in my experience, IPT2G's hate the thin port cables used by newer devices. Use a fat port cable. These have buttons on the ipod side of the port to unhook the ipod from the cable.

Good luck!


answered 30 Dec '11, 13:53

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Make sure to try these suggestions in the FAQ: How do I make sure greenpois0n runs successfully?


answered 30 Dec '11, 14:06

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If you are not having success with greenpois0n, use sn0wbreeze 2.2.1 to create a prejailbroken 4.2.1 cfw in simple mode and restore in iTunes while in pwned dfu.


answered 30 Dec '11, 19:42

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