Before you start to jailbreak iPod touch 3g on ios 5.1 as mentioned in below guide you have to understand that this RedSn0w jailbreak is tethered and we are still waiting for 5.1 untethered jailbreak on which pod2g is continuously working, you can visit pod2g’s blog here and help him in getting ios 5.1 untethered jailbreak.  A tethered jailbreak means means every time you need to reboot/restart your iPod touch you have to connect your device to the computer.

This jailbreak guide is for ios 5.1 jailbreak and if you want to jailbreak other iOS versions and other devices you can visit my complete index of jailbreak tutorials.

Pre requirements: Install iOS 5.1 (Skip if you have already ios 5.1 installed/updated)

Check your device is updated to ios 5.1 if not you can download iOS 5.1 from this ios download page. This is ipsw file save it on your desktop. After download you have to connect your ipod touch to your computer, open iTunes —> Select your device on left pane —> Hold Shift button (Option button on Mac) and click Restore —> iTunes will ask ipsw file locate the downloaded file from your desktop and click the Choose button. Your ipod touch will be updated with ios 5.1 firmware.

How to jailbreak iPod Touch 3g Using RedSn0w 0.9.10b6

Step 1: Download latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.10b6 by clicking below links:

Step 2: Extract the zip file and run the RedSn0w.exe file to start the redsn0w jailbreak process.

Step 3: There are two buttons “Extras” and “Jailbreak”, click Jailbreak to jailbreak and install Cydia

Step 4: Follow the instructions given on Next screen and put your iPod Touch in DFU mode. Press Next.

Step 5: Follow the screen instructions to put your device in DFU mode. RedSn0w will detect iPod Touch and give the message “Please wait while your build is being identified” and “Waiting for reboot” after a while  it will show that that it is “Preparing Jailbreak Data” and a progress bar with % of progress, just wait until it asks on a screen different options select “Install Cydia” when asked. Again you will see a progress bar and remaining work will be done on your ipod touch automatically. You will see below message on last screen which you can close now.

The rest of this process takes place on your device.

Note: The jailbreak for this device is currently “tethered” that means in order to make use of any JB programs, you must use the “just boot tethered right now” of redsn0w every time you reboot your device.

Even if you have just applied the jailbreak, you must now go back and just boot “tethered”.


Step 6: Boot Tethered your iPod touch 3g:

Restart RedSn0w by double clicking the RedSn0w.exe file.

Go to Extra option and click “Just Boot”

Your ipod will restart and now it is jailbroken tethered.

Note: This is a tethered jailbreak and if you need to reboot your iPod Touch you need to do step 6 each time therefore you need computer to reboot your iPod touch 4g.

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