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How to Jailbreak your iPhone or iPod Touch (iOS 4.3.1, Untethered)

How to Jailbreak your iPod with redsn0w.

Regarding the legality of jailbreaking:
It has been ruled by law that jailbreaking is, in fact, legal, despite what some say. However, there are things that you can do with jailbreaking that are illegal, none of which is discussed here. Everything that you are instructed to do here is perfectly legal. Even downloading Installous is legal, but pirating paid apps from it is illegal. Use at your own risk.

That said, let's get on with the jailbreaking! Jailbreaking with redsn0w is easy. The first thing you will want to is check to make sure you have iOS 4.3.1. Also note that this will not work with Verizon's iPhone. To check your current version, get out your iPod or iPhone and go to settings. Once there, go to general and then press about. It should list your version there. If you don't have 4.3.1, you can get it by plugging your iPhone or iPod into iTunes and update it from the pop-up window that will appear.

Once you're sure that your iOS version is 4.3.1, which is the latest as of April 9th, 2011, we can begin. The first step is to download Redsn0w, the tool we will be using.

For Windows: Download from this link. Once you download Redsn0w, you need to right click on it and select properties. Go to the compatibility tab and check Run as administrator and Run in compatibility mode for Windows XP.

For Mac: Download from this link.


Now we're ready to start the process of jailbreaking your iPod / iPhone with redsn0w.

Step 1) Plug your iPhone or iPod Touch into your computer. Make sure iTunes is closed and that your iPhone or iPod is off.

Step 2) Download and select your device's IPSW. To do that, go to this page and click the link for your device. The download may take a little while. Once your download is done, open Redsn0w and press the browse button. Browse to the IPSW file you just downloaded and open it.

Step 3) Press next and wait for Redsn0w to process the data. Once it's done you will see a screen asking which options you want. Make sure Install Cydia is the only one checked. Press next.

Step 4) You will see a screen that tells you to make sure your iPhone/iPod is off. Pick up your device in your hands and be ready to follow the on-screen instructions. When you are ready, press next.

Step 5) Follow the on-screen instructions, telling you to hold the power button and home button and whatnot. Once it automatically skips to the next screen, you should release the buttons you are holding and wait for the jailbreak to continue. Once it asks you to press finish, do so but leave your iPhone or iPod plugged in.

Step 6) Wait for your iPhone or iPod to finish its process. Do not be alarmed if white lines of text appear, or if a walking pineapple appears.

Once your iPhone or iPod is back at the lock screen, your jailbreak is done! Cydia, your jailbroken app store, should be found as the last app on your last page. Have fun, and play safe.

Also, check out some of my other iOS jailbroken guides:

How to Install Installous




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How do you jailbreak your phone or any other mobile device? P.S what is jail breaking?


Jailbreaking is well simply let me put it this way. Jailbreaking is removing the limitations put forth by Apple on stock iOS by exploiting bugs in the kernel to allow root access for thrid party applications from other sources besides AppStore to run your primary source would be cydia. Now in simpler terms jailbreaking is the freedom of control fro you device by allowing you to install third party applications that Apple have banned from their appstore or not necessarily banned but people have not tried submitting.





ok.... I think that might be simple enough! Now to the actual jailbreak tools, A jailbreak like I said depends on kernel level exploits so with each new iOS version Apples sometimes pathes those exploits and closes the jailbreak for that iOS until a developer comes along and builds a new tool or improves on a previous one for the new iOS, the latest iOS is currently unjailbroken the latest jailbreakable iOS is 8.1.3 I do believe but to find if your iOS is supported browse to the most common jailbreak tools available for jailbreaking and they will tell you if your iOS is supported.



Most popular ones include but not limited to: Evasi0n, Pangu, and Redsn0w! Goodluck :)



Jailbreak at your own risk and remember the action of jailbreaking 1) will void your warranty if Apple finds out, 2) is not illegal illegal** what you do with the jailbreak can make it ******* such as pirating!



Be safe and do not break any laws!



Legal Claim***



I am not responsible for what happens after you jailbreak and you should only jailbreak if you know what you are doing, I will and can not be held responsible for any possible future legal troubles or device troubles that come up!

May 27, 2015 | Cell Phones

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Can I download games on my iPod touch 3rd gen 8gb


yes you can if you Jailbreak your device. You can download games legally with the iTunes market. But it costs money, and why pay for angry birds? or other games you can get for FREE!?... I can teach you how to get free stuff with a little friend I call Redsn0w...
You download "Redsn0w" (just Google it) and you find the version if your ipod touch in your settings menu. Download the proper version of "Redsn0w" compatible with your ipod. Run the program and Follow the instructions. Voila!!! the door to free stuff!! Games, APPS, themes, programs, and other goodies!

May 08, 2014 | Audio Players & Recorders

5 Answers

I want to jailbreak my phone how would i do it


you can reach here
http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com/jailbreak/ to jailbreak it.

May 27, 2011 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

5 Answers

Is 4.3 available for untethered jailbreak?


No not as of yet, but 4.2.1 is available, there is a tethered jailbreak, give it a couple of days. Check redmondpie.com has all the updates.

Mar 14, 2011 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

2 Answers

How do you jailbreak the ipod touch version 4.0?


hi,
if your iPod came with an old bootrom, then try this guide from eBay:
Unlock + Jailbreak 4.0, 4.0.1
It works perfectly!
To check if you have the old bootrom, use f0recast and if it says Tethered: YES, then you got the new bootrom, meaning, you can't jailbreak.

Jul 05, 2010 | Apple iPod touch

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