Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G, 4G Using Greenpois0n (Windows)

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G using Greenpois0n for Windows. Greenpois0n only supports iOS 4.1 firmware. Use Limera1n if you want to jailbreak iOS 4.0, iOS 4.0.1, iOS 4.0.2.

Step One
Open your web browser of choice and navigate to http://www.greenpois0n.com. Click the Windows link at the bottom of the screen.

Step Two
When prompted save the download to your desktop

Step Three
Double click the downloaded gp_win_rc2.zip file then drag the greenpois0n.exe file to the desktop. Double greenpois0n.exe from the desktop to launch the application

Step Four
Power off your iPod then click the large Prepare to Jailbreak (DFU) button

Step Five
You will now be instructed on how to place your iPod into DFU mode. You can get help with this here.

You will be asked to press and hold the sleep button for 2 seconds.

Continue holding sleep; press and hold home for 10 seconds.

Release sleep button; continue holding home for 15 seconds.

Step Six
Once your iPod is successfully in DFU mode you may click the Jailbreak button.

Step Seven
Greenpois0n will now jailbreak your device

Step Eight
Click the Quit button once the software application has completed.

You'll notice some verbose mode text scrolling on your device.

Step Nine
After the iPod touch restarts you'll notice a new Loader application on your Springboard. Press to launch it.

Step Ten
Press to select Cydia then press the large Install Cydia button that appears.

Step Eleven
Once Cydia has installed successfully you will be asked if you want to remove Loader from your device. Press the Remove button then press the Home button. Your device will now automatically reboot.

Step Twelve
When your iPod has restarted you can run Cydia. Let it do all the necessary updates.

***A big thanks goes everyone who made this jailbreak possible.

*thanks iclarified*

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  1. it just says try again but it is in dfu mode! i have the ipod touch 3g 8gb

  2. just stays in dfu mode for me also,and i have a 3gig 8gb touch to.

  3. jailbreak won't work, it says "try again" i have an 8gb ipod touch 3g. I am running windows. It goes into dfu mode but nothing happens

  4. The 8gb iPod touch are 2g not 3G as far as I can remember...

  5. Piro261, yea i heard that also, so thats probaly whats going on with the jailbreak. I Tried redsnow which is the jailbreak for 4.1 ios for 2g, but that didnt work either :/ so now im lost on what to do

  6. I have a 64 gig iPod touch 3Gen running on the 4.1 firmware. Do I need to downgrade?

  7. with the ipod touch you have to make sure it is in 'off' mode like it says in the instructions; to do this

    hold sleep button until red slider appears and then slide it to turn off.

    when it is off, then plug it in and follow instructions, then it should work.

  8. how do i get the apps for free now its jailbroke some1 help me

  9. im just getting try again on it the whole time why isnt it jailbreaking it? 8gb 3rd gen...

  10. We keep hearing the same thing from everyone we ask and are almost 100% sure that the 8gb iPod touch never came in 3rd gen, it's still a 2nd gen

  11. 4th gen 8gig worked perfectly after 2 tries, im trying with my friend's 3rd gen 8 gig but i haven't have any luck cause the stupid usb port crap keeps comming up and interrupts it...any ways to make it stop?