8GB iTouch Clarification

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  1. jonjosh macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am planning on buying a 8GB iTouch. I am wondering if I buy one will it be 3rd gen or 2nd gen? Also, if it is a 3rd gen will it be jailbreakable?

    Thanks. :D
     
  2. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    The current 8GB touch is exactly the same as last year's. Yes, it is jailbreakable.
     
  3. jonjosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So only the 32gb and 64gb are the 3rd generations?

    So the 8gb iTouch can be classified as an 2nd Gen?
     
  4. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the 8GB is still the 2nd generation. The 32GB and 64GB are new.
     
  5. jonjosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    EDIT: Oh and if I update the itouch to the latest firmware would it still be jailbreakable?
     
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  7. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Are you sure? I thought that was only for the updated 32GB and 64GB models? I have a 2nd gen touch (ok, it's 32GB but the current 8GB model is still just the 2nd gen one anyway) and I jailbroke it on the latest software, and it's untethered...
     
  8. DrawnToLife macrumors regular

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    He's buying a new one. It will be "3G." (MC). Therefore, it will be tethered.
     
  9. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    Please read the entire thread before posting. It's not even 10 posts long.

    The current 8GB touch is exactly the same as the 8GB touch released in 2008, except it has 3.1.2 preloaded.
     
  10. jonjosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What does tethered mean?

    Yeah, I am going to buy a new 8GB iTouch. :D
     
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Unfortunately, in addition to having 3.1.2 preloaded, Apple tweaked the 8GB touch to close the exploit used by previous jailbreak methods. So the "MC" Touch can only be jailbroken tethered.


    If your ipod gets powered off, or needs to reboot, then you need to connect it to a computer (tether) and rerun the jailbreak program in order to start it up. You can, however, respring without tethering.
     
  12. jonjosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ohh, what does respring mean? What does "MC" mean. Sorry if i ask too much questions I'm a noob at this. :p
     
  13. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Respring means you restart the dock when you apply a new theme or new icon, etc.

    MC refers to the serial number of the product. It begins with the letters MC.
     
  14. jonjosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, If I make the iTouch into sleep mode do I have to tether it again?

    To power off an iTouch you hold the power button, right?
    To put it in sleep you just press the power button once, right?
     
  15. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    You are right about how to put it to sleep. To power off, you hold the power button *and* slide the on-screen arrow to power off.

    And, no, you don't have to tether to wake up the touch from sleep. I have a 3rd gen Touch on a tethered jailbreak, and so far, I've gone a few weeks w/o having to power off or reboot. Before I did it, I was a bit apprehensive about being tethered, but it's going a lot smoothly than I expected.
     
  16. GeekAtBirth macrumors member

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    When you put it to sleep, you do not need to use the program again to boot since it is not off. Regarding your other questions, to power off you hold the power button until a slider pops up asking you to slide to power off. You would press the power button once to sleep.
     
  17. jonjosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay! Thanks for the help. :D I thought that tethered jailbreaks are a pain but now I think they aren't as much pain as I thought.

    I won't have a problem keeping the iTouch from powering off. :D I have a wall charger. Now I need is a case.

    EDIT: Hmm, Is there any differences from Blackrain and Pwnagetool?
     
  18. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Pwnage Tool doesn't work on new ipod touch. It's also Mac only. Blackra1n works on all touch, though the 3rd gen will be tethered, and there are both Mac and Windows versions.
     
  19. jonjosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay thanks. :D What are the features you get when you jailbreak?
     
  20. DrawnToLife macrumors regular

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    You get the ability to install Cydia, which is kind of like an underground appstore.
    From there you can install themes, mods, tweaks, etc.
     
  21. jonjosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay thanks. :D Imma think about using Blackra1n. :D
     
  22. jonjosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you enter DFU mode with blackra1n? And what does DFU mode do?
     
  23. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    DFU is the last resort method used to kick a messed up ipod/iphone into a mode where it will accept a fresh installation of firmware. It is also sometimes used during jailbreak to "clean out" the device so it will accept the jailbreak. So it's not something that works with or without any particular jailbreak. It's something you fall back on when something goes very wrong with your device, like if it completely stops responding, gets stuck while booting, etc.
     

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