The Dev Team has released Red Sn0w today. This program that allows you to jailbreak iPod Touch 2nd Gen. This is another amazing milestone to the iPod Touch community. Be aware that this is the tethered, you can get the better and untethered version here.

Be warned there is a lot of technical skills that are required so if you think you might mess up your iPod Touch, you probably will. Just wait until a more user friendly version comes out. Redsn0w, for now, is only tethered. Tethered means that your iPod Touch has to be jailbroken with Redsn0w every time you fully turn off your iPod. We suggest that if you do this, that you only put it to sleep, not fully off.

The instructions for Redsn0w below only woks on Mac, click here for a Windows method. The directions are posted on the official site and are as follows:
1) Copy the FirmwareBundles and CustomPackages directories into
your PwnageTool.app/Contents/Resources directory
2) Create a custom 2.2.1 ipsw with PwnageTool in Advanced mode.
Don't enable custom boot logos.
3) From your custom 2.2.1 ipsw, extract these (patched)
files:iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu (name it iBSS221pwn.dfu)
iBoot.n72ap.RELEASE.img3 (name it iBoot221pwn.img3)
4) From the official 2.1.1 ipsw, extract this (unpatched) file:
iBSS.n72ap.RELEASE.dfu (name it iBSS211.dfu)

Installing the jailbroken custom ipsw
5) Put your ipt2g into DFU mode using keypresses.
Don't have iTunes running!
6) Start rslite. Send the official iBSS from
7) Start rslite again. Send the redsn0w-lite
8) Send the patched iBSS from 2.2.1:!iBSS221pwn.dfu
9) Use iTunes to do a full restore using your custom 2.2.1 ipsw

Tethered boot
After the install, your ipt2g will not be bootable without assistance
from a tethered computer. The method in this README.txt requires you
to go into DFU mode, but you should be able to find (or work out on
your own) other more convenient ways.
10) Repeat steps 5-8
11) Send the patched iBoot from 2.2.1:!iBoot221pwn.img3

Your homescreen should soon show up. You can then start iTunes.
We have tried it but, it does take some patience and some technical know-how.

You can download Redsn0w lite directly from the Dev Team here:


Jan said... @ April 22, 2009 at 7:03 AM

My coputer has crashed, I've stalled LibUSB and the keyboard and the mouse have stopped working. Anyone who knows how to fix this problem??? please help me...

Deadfire55 said... @ April 22, 2009 at 7:49 AM

Hey Jan,
I suspect that you were trying to install LibUSB onto a Vista computer. That is a big NO NO. You need to find a way to get your mouse and keyboard working again, after that you can do a system restore to the latest point. You can try turning off your computer and pulling out all the wires that go into it.

Anonymous said... @ November 27, 2009 at 7:32 PM

jan try restarting in safe mode after completly shutting it down

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