How to jailbreak your iPod Touch running the 2.0, 2.0.1 or 2.0.2 firmware in Windows

This tutorial will guide you each step of the way through jailbreaking your iPod Touch using the QuickPwn software for Windows.

Please note: This guide was published back in 2008 and is now considered out of date. The software utilized in this guide is no longer in development (under the same name) and the download location no longer exists.

Though I had absolutely no problems jailbreaking my iPod Touch running the latest 2.0.2 firmware, you’ll still want to back up everything first. Assuming everything goes smoothly, all of your music, videos, pictures and apps will still be on your iPod Touch – QuickPwn doesn’t force you to “wipe” it clean, it just jailbreaks the device and installs some software.

  1. Make sure your iPod Touch is unplugged.
  2. Then download QuickPwn from the iPhone-dev team blog. Save the file to your desktop, and launch it from there.
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  4. Select iPod Touch from the list of devices on the initial QuickPwn screen.

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  6. Once it’s highlighted (and a big green “check mark” appears), click the Next button in the bottom right corner.

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  8. Click the Browse button to locate your ipsw file.

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  10. If you’re using Windows Vista, navigate to the C:\Users\your-user-name\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates\ folder (where your-user-name is the user name you use in Windows Vista). Select the ipsw file that represents the firmware version your iPod Touch is currently running (there may be more than one file to choose from). If you’re using the 2.0.2 firmware, select the file iPod1,1_2.0.2_5C1_Restore.ipsw. Click the Open button.

    If you’re unable to see the AppData folder, you need to enable the ability to View Hidden Files and Folders.

    If you’re using Windows XP, navigate to the C:\Documents and Settings\your-user-name\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates\ folder (where your-user-name is the user name you use in Windows XP). Select the ipsw file that represents the firmware version your iPod Touch is currently running (there may be more than one file to choose from). If you’re using the 2.0.2 firmware, select the file iPod1,1_2.0.2_5C1_Restore.ipsw. Click the Open button.

    If you’re unable to see the Application Data folder, you need to enable the ability to View Hidden Files and Folders.


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  12. QuickPwn will take a moment to analyze the file…

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  14. and then give it a big “check”. Click the Next button to continue.

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  16. In all likelihood you’ll want to leave the boxes Add Cydia and Add Installer checked. If you’d like to change the default Apple boot logo to the QuickPwn “Pineapple” logo, place a check in the Replace Boot logos box. When you’re ready, click Next.

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  18. If iTunes is open, close it down. Attach the USB cable to your iPod Touch and plug it in to your PC. Click Next.

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  20. Now you’ll be prompted to follow a series of instructions that involve holding down the Home button and the Home + Power button at the same time.

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  22. If you get an error message, just try again. It probably means that you didn’t hold down the right button(s) at the right time.

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  24. Once it’s successful, you’ll have to wait a few moments while your iPod Touch is jailbroken and the new software is installed.

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  26. Don’t be surprised if you see little “Your devices are ready to use” pop-up messages in the Windows System Tray. Ignore them.
  27. Once everything is done, QuickPwn will display a confirmation window. It can take a minute or two for your iPod Touch to reboot.

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  29. Once it powers back on and starts up, you’ll know the procedure was successful if the Cydia and Installer apps are present on your Springboard (note: if you have multiple Springboard “screens”, they’ll appear on the last one, so you might have to scroll over to find them).

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  31. That’s it – you’re done!

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8 thoughts on “How to jailbreak your iPod Touch running the 2.0, 2.0.1 or 2.0.2 firmware in Windows”

  1. iv done everything it says but on step 8 it doesnt give me a big tik, it just has “firmware error string” in red letters…
    what dos this mean and how can i fix it?

  2. thank you sooo much!
    this tutorial was so easy to follow and it only took like 15 min.
    ive been trying to do this for 2 months now…
    thank you!

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