How to jailbreak your iPod Touch running the 2.1 firmware (OS X)

This tutorial will guide you through the steps to jailbreak your first generation iPod Touch running the 2.1 firmware, in OS X. NOTE: this will not work on the new 2nd generation iPod Touch devices.

Please note: The software utilized in this guide is no longer in development and does not work with modern versions of the iPod Touch. As such, we have asked Google to remove this article from search results, though it will remain online for archival purposes.

  1. First things first, download QuickPwn 1.1. Open the .dmg file and drag it to your Applications folder (or Desktop). Do not run the file from inside the .dmg.

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  3. Run QuickPwn, and click OK to agree to the warning message.
  4. Connect your iPod Touch when prompted.
  5. Decide if you’d like to change the boot and restore logos (I opted for yes).
  6. QuickPwn will search your drive for the correct file, and then build a new IPSW for you. This can take a minute or two.

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  8. During the process you’ll be prompted to enter your password.
  9. Next you’ll be prompted to power off your iPod Touch. Hold down the Power button, and then “swipe” the slide to power off arrow at the top of your iPod Touch screen

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  11. Now you’ll be prompted to hold down the Power button and the Home button at the same time. Then you’ll be prompted to let go of one button and continue to hold the other. Follow the instructions carefully.

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  13. If you didn’t manage to hold and hold/release the buttons at the right time(s), you’ll be presented with a “Failed to enter DFU mode”. From here, just click Yes to try again.
  14. Once you get it correctly, QuickPwn will do its thing and jailbreak your iPod Touch.

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  16. Now that the files have been uploaded to your iPod Touch, it will reboot itself. Give it time to power back on.
  17. You’ll be presented with a “success” screen, possibly before your iPod Touch has finished booting. Allow it to completely start up before you exit QuickPwn.

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  19. Once your iPod has completely started up, you’ll notice 2 new icons on your Springboard – Cydia and Installer. Use those apps to install software etc on your newly jailbroken iPod Touch.

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