iPod Touch Full JailBreak guide for Windows

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by db2431, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. db2431 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2007

    Hey all, I take NO CREDIT for this guide, i followed it on the #itouch irc channel from the amazing PlanetBeing!



    RESTORE IPOD FIRST then download iphuc http://rapidshare.com/files/61742428/iphuc.zip
    1. Load http://jailbreak.toc2rta.com on iPod

    2. Exit iTunes, and kill ituneshelper.exe process

    3. Extract iPhuc to directory on computer

    4. Copy iTunesMobileDevice.dll from C:\Program Files\Common

    Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin to the same folder as iPhuc.exe

    5. Copy readline5.dll from

    http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/down...ne-bin-zip.php to the

    same folder as iPhuc.exe

    6. Run iPhuc.exe

    7. Plug in your iPod

    8. In iPhuc type "getfile /dev/rdisk0s1 rdisk0s1 314572800", this will

    take a while as it's a 300mb file

    9. Make a backup copy of rdisk0s1 that you just downloaded.

    10. You now need to do some hex editing. The tool I use for doing this

    is HxD (http://www.mh-nexus.de/hxd/). Open rdisk0s1 with your hex


    11. Search for the ASCII string "noexec" in the file. The second hit

    should look like the /etc/fstab file: /dev/disk0s1 / hfs ro 0 1

    /dev/disk0s2 /private/var hfs rw,noexec 0 2

    Only, of course, hex editors will just display newlines as a '.'

    character or similar. This series of characters are often found at

    0xF8F9000-0xF8F9045. They will have the following character codes:

    2F 64 65 76 2F 64 69 73 6B 30 73 31 20 2F 20 68 66 73 20 72 6F 20 30 20

    31 0A 2F 64 65 76 2F 64 69 73 6B 30 73 32 20 2F 70 72 69 76 61 74 65 2F

    76 61 72 20 68 66 73 20 72 77 2C 6E 6F 65 78 65 63 20 30 20 32 0A

    (In "find" make sure it's set to find hex values)

    12. Change these to /dev/disk0s1 / hfs rw 0 1 /dev/disk0s2 /private/var

    hfs rw 0 2

    With newlines padding the end of the string so it ends up being exactly

    the same size as the old /etc/fstab. The new series of characters ought

    to be:

    2F 64 65 76 2F 64 69 73 6B 30 73 31 20 2F 20 68 66 73 20 72 77 20 30 20

    31 0A 2F 64 65 76 2F 64 69 73 6B 30 73 32 20 2F 70 72 69 76 61 74 65 2F

    76 61 72 20 68 66 73 20 72 77 20 30 20 32 0A 0A 0A 0A 0A 0A 0A 0A

    13. Save your changes. I'm assuming that you're replacing the old

    rdisk0s1 file on your hard drive with this modified version. As a final

    safety check, make sure the file sizes of your modified version and your

    backup versions are exactly the same, down to the last byte.

    14. Upload the modified rdisk0s1 image to your iPod. In iPhuc, type

    "putfile rdisk0s1 /dev/rdisk0s1".

    15. Exit iPhuc and reboot your iPod

    16. Open iPhuc again so it connects to your freshly rebooted iPod. As a

    check, type "getfile /etc/fstab". This will download fstab to iPhuc's

    directory. Open it up with your favorite text editor and confirm that

    the changes we have made are still there. If they are, congratulations.

    You have a jailbroken iPod. Sort of.

    17. We now need to install ssh and associated tools. This is all now old

    territory, but unfortunately, everything is either "one-click" or

    designed for Macs. Thus we need to do some sweating here. Download

    http://iphone.natetrue.com/dropbearkey.exe. You will also need

    cygwin1.dll from


    18. Open CMD and do:

    dropbearkey -t rsa -f dropbear_rsa_host_key
    dropbearkey -t dss -f dropbear_dss_host_key

    You should now have two files in that directory, dropbear_rsa_host_key

    and dropbear_dss_host_key. Copy or move these into your iPhuc directory.

    19. Download and extract http://iphone.natetrue.com/BSD_Base-2.0.tar.gz

    into your iPhuc directory.

    20. Download and extract

    http://www.abigato.com/iphone-ssh-kit-vr1.tar.bz2 into your iPhuc

    directory. Make sure dropbear, fd6, au.asn.ucc.matt.dropbear.plist,

    glob6, goto, osh and sh6 are in the same directory as iPhuc.exe. Move

    them there if you have to.

    21. Open up iPhuc and type in "mkdir /etc/dropbear",

    22. "cd /etc/dropbear".


    /etc/dropbear/dropbear_dss_host_key, /bin/chmod, /bin/sh and


    23. "putfile dropbear_rsa_host_key"

    24. "putfile dropbear_dss_host_key"

    25. "cd /bin"

    26. "putfile chmod"

    27. Rename sh6 in your iPhuc directory to sh, then "putfile sh" in


    28. "cd /usr/bin"

    29. "putfile dropbear"

    30. Make sure /etc/dropbear/dropbear_rsa_host_key,

    /etc/dropbear/dropbear_dss_host_key, /bin/chmod, /bin/sh and

    /usr/bin/dropbear now exist on your iPod with iPhuc.

    31. "cd /usr/sbin"

    32. "getfile update"

    33. In Windows Explorer, rename "update", which you just downloaded, to


    34. Rename "chmod" in the iPhuc folder to "update".

    35. In iPhuc, "putfile update", so you're replacing /usr/sbin/update

    with chmod.

    36. "cd /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/"

    37. "getfile com.apple.update.plist"

    38. Open com.apple.update.plist in a text editor

    Right after it says <string>/usr/sbin/update</string> add:


    39. Save the file. Upload the modified version with "putfile


    40. Also, "putfile au.asn.ucc.matt.dropbear.plist"

    41. Reboot the iPod twice. The first reboot should set the required

    permissions. The second should start the ssh server (since proper

    permissions are now set). And close iPhuc.

    42. Theoretically, SSH should be working now. Find out the IP of your

    iPod in the iPod's wireless settings.

    43. Try to ssh to it with Putty


    Username root, password alpine.

    So, okay, now we need to get sftp running, do some clean-up and then I

    think we can install Installer.app and be good.

    Download WinSCP (http://winscp.net/download/winscp404setup.exe)

    44. Download http://apps.iphonexe.com/24940.zip. You will need

    /libexec/sftp-server, /usr/bin/scp and /usr/lib/libarmfp.dylib from that

    archive. Extract them all to your iPhuc folder.

    45. Using iPhuc's putfile capability, put sftp-server in /usr/libexec/,

    put scp in /usr/bin/, and put libarmfp.dylib in /usr/lib/.

    46. Remember that BSD_Base folder you extracted? We need to raid it for

    some commands. You will need /bin/ls, /bin/mv, /bin/pwd, and /bin/csh.

    Copy those to your iPhuc directory.

    47. In iPhuc:

    cd /bin
    putfile ls
    putfile mv
    putfile pwd
    putfile csh

    48. SSH into your iPod. What we now need to do is chmod them all


    49. In SSH, "/bin/chmod 555 /bin/ls"
    50. "/bin/chmod 555 /bin/mv"
    51. "/bin/chmod 555 /bin/pwd"
    52. "/bin/chmod 555 /bin/csh"
    53. "/bin/chmod 555 /usr/bin/scp"
    54. "/bin/chmod 555 /usr/libexec/sftp-server"

    Theoretically, sftp should work now, yes.

    55. Also upload glob6 to "/bin" with iPhuc and in SSH, "/bin/chmod 555


    56. Type "/bin/csh" to test out this shell (in SSH). This has advantages

    of not requiring you to type in the full path of every executable in the


    57. In SSH "cd /var/root".

    58. Type ls. You should have a Library, Mediaold, and Media directory.

    59. "mv Media Media_sym"

    60. "mv Mediaold Media"

    61. Reboot your iPod and check your iPod in iTunes.

    On to installing AppTap

    62. Download and install 7-zip (http://www.7-zip.org/). We need it to

    crack open the dumb Installer.app Nullsoft installer.

    63. Download the Windows installer for Installer.app at


    64. Use 7-zip to open AppTappInstaller.exe and extract the Installer.app

    folder from it.

    65. Use SFTP to upload Installer.App into /Applications on your iPod.

    66. In SSH, type "/bin/chmod -Rf +x /Applications/"

    67. Slide to unlock your iPod then in SSH type

    /Applications/Installer.app/Installer and hit return to launch


    68. After AppTapp opens, press control+c in SSH to close it

    69. Open Safari on the iPod and navigate to

    http://conceitedsoftware.com/iphone/beta. Please make sure while you're

    doing this that the hacked TIFF image isn't loaded again. So if starts

    loading, hit the X.

    70. Tap yes to add it to Installer

    71. Back in ssh, type "/Applications/Installer.app/Installer" and hit

    return to launch Installer again.

    72. Install the Community Sources package.

    73. Install Trip1PogoStick located under the "System" category to

    enable scrolling and applications.

    74. Restart the iPod. You should be done.
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    Thanks for the info
    really need 74 steps? and edit hex file? ......I am sure there would be much easier solutions soon, if not now
  3. Oliver G macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    Great, Do you have a way to do it on PowerPC's.
  4. db2431 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2007
    Sure, go right ahead and discover them, as noone else has yet.
  5. goundry macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2004
    any way to undo the effects of browsing to the tiff file?

    i've browsed to the tiff file and it has reduced the visible disk space on my ipod to 300mb and the audio and video apps no longer work. i recognise that this is all likely to be part of the process, but please can you advise what the best way is to make my ipod usable again?

    Is it best to follow the above instructions to fully crack the ipod or is it better to somehow revert back to its default state?

  6. goundry macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2004
    also... what's the end result?

    so, let's say i continue and fully crack my ipod, what will the end result be?

    Will itunes reckognise it as before? will i also have direct disk access to upload images, audio files, etc to the ipod?

  7. Lin macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2007
    Check around on this site the other threads about the IPT jailbreak. They detail some restoration which alleviates this problem.
  8. Four20 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 22, 2007
    I was there the entire time. I now have a 100% fully working itouch with 3rd party apps. syncing with itunes now. sftp setup, ssh setup. basic ssh commands w/ permissions.

    this is the RAW hack. there will eventually be a script that does all this. but until this, this is what you can use.

    thanks alot planet!!!
  9. mahger macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Thank you so much! I cant wait to get home from school and try this, although hopefully by then there will be an automated program to do this.
  10. Lin macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2007
    404 not found on several links

    mmmm... currently (12:36GMT) NONE of the dll links are working :mad:

    ??? maybe it is the "..." in the link ???

    Should be this.
    Here are the full links:




    The other links are OK :)
  11. Dublo7 macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2007
    Perth, Australia.
    Eww... that looks mighty long and complicated. I hope a GUI comes out sometime soon.
  12. Lin macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2007
  13. nylock10 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2006
    Well I've certainly decided what iPod I'm getting now lol

    Thanks a lot for the jailbreak tutorial, I'm hoping an app will be built for this (just like the iPhone).

    I'm looking forward to development in iPod touch-hacking :D
  14. .cyanide macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2007
    Going through it right now. Thanks for putting up the guide!

    I'm stuck though, on 26. "putfile chmod"
    There is no file called chmod in the iPhuc directory at this point.

    Not sure if the step is crucial, I'm skipping it for now

    Edit: Yeah, totally stuck. Anyone know where to find chmod?

    Edit: Sorry, I'm an idiot. Step 19: it's in the BSD_Base/bin folder
  15. rj5555 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2007
  16. Lin macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2007
  17. PlayWithTV macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
    What if the iPod wont reboot? It's stuck on the Apple logo. This was right after Step 15.
  18. Popop macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2007
    Failed to open remote file: 8

    I got an error in step 8.

    iphuc 0.6.1 with tab completion.
    >> By The iPhoneDev Team: nightwatch geohot ixtli warren nall mjc operator
    notification: iPhone attached.
    CFRunLoop: Waiting for iPhone.
    AMDeviceStartService 'com.apple.afc': 0
    (iPHUC) /: getfile /dev/rdisk0s1 rdisk0s1 314572800
    File size: 314572800
    getfile: Failed to open remote file: 8
    I'm sorry.
    I just didn't do a tiff exploit first.
  19. krateein macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2007
    In step 8 i get the message

    getfile: Failed to open remote file: 8

    Anyone know what is wrong?

    Edit: same problem as the guy above me :S forgot to do the tiff exploit
  20. .cyanide macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2007
    Done! Works great :D

    Some points in the guide could use a bit of clarification. If anyone has questions, I'll try to help out.
  21. iMaster macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2007
    I cant find the strings with the Hex editor in rdisk0s1.
    Can anyone help me? (maybe .cyanide :D)
  22. krateein macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2007
    I'm having this problem now, any help?
  23. PlayWithTV macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
    What if the iPod wont reboot? It's stuck on the Apple logo. This was right after Step 15.

    No one's got any ideas? Do I just tell the apple genius my daughter turned off the switch on the surge protect while in the middle of a system restore?

    Edit: krateein was nice enough to send me this: "Hold the sleep and home button until your ipod turns off. Keep holding them until the apple logo appears, then release the sleep button, but keep holding the home button. This will force a restore in itunes, your ipod will then completely restore."
  24. .cyanide macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2007
    11. Search for the ASCII string "noexec" in the file.
    -- You're using HxD right? Once rdisk0s1 is open, go to Search-->Find and type noexec into the box, and search. Once it finds something (takes a few seconds), go back to Search and hit F3, and it should bring you to the correct string

    For the newline paddings, I just copy+pasted some of the "."'s so that the filesize stays the same. If it warns you that the filesize is changing, you're doing something wrong. Try replacing one character at a time to avoid accidents.

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