Jailbreaking my new 2G Touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by artmanc, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. artmanc macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've just got a new iPod Touch as a birthday present and am thinking about jailbreaking it. I'm pretty new to this stuff so have been reading and think I have a basic grasp of what needs to be done. But really can't afford to screw it up so would appreciate all the help and advice you can give me.

    So far I understand I need to use redsnow. Is that the only option? Seems a little complicated, but hope its easier when your actually doing it.
    Any good idiots guides that you guys used?
    Youtube video maybe?
    Has anyone managed to break their touch doing this?
    Will this invalidate my warranty?

    Thanks for the help, a little scared I'm gonna screw my new present up :confused:
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    It is complicated, and a lot of things can go wrong. Redsn0w isn't even it it's full version yet, and still requires your ipod to be connected to the computer to run code every time you turn it on. It isn't worth it yet. Just wait till the full version of redsn0w comes out.
     
  3. ichoco macrumors newbie

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    Hey, this is a good way to jailbreak your iPod Touch 2g.
    http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138578
    And if that doesn't work, just look around in the RedSn0w section of that forum to find a method that works for you.
    and like the previous poster says, it's still tethered, so you have to do something everytime you boot it.
    But people have made boothelpers so that it can go in one click.
    Check out that forum.

    And yes, i have a jailbroken iPod Touch.
    I don't know about the warranty though.
     
  4. whitesn0w macrumors newbie

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  5. artmanc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I just ended up getting a Nitro Key today instead.

    jmann4489 and posts by other people made me scared to go it alone :eek:. I hope its as simple as they say, I guess i'll find out tomorrow.
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Okay, I'd never heard of this Nitro Key before, but I googled it (http://nitrokey.com/), and if it works, this could be great. Anyone used this yet?
     
  7. artmanc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There's a youtube video, which I think is from them (or someone has nicked their name :D). And there were posts by them on a few forums which is how I found it.

    Think it will come in the morning, but I won't be home till 4pm :(
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Does this video include spoken explanations? I can't really follow youtube videos that include spoken explanations, as I'm hard of hearing.

    Please do let us know how this works out. The battery on my first gen Touch isn't really holding a charge any more, but I've been reluctant to go out and buy a 2nd gen, because I love being jailbroken.
     
  9. Tech Star macrumors member

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    Is this legit? If it is I want to get it. :D
     
  10. artmanc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmmm, just went back to check and it looks like they added another video. The person in the video isn't very good at Mac Man :D

    They don't have any talking on em, just shows it working.
     
  11. blackbelt534 macrumors regular

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    the nitrokey CANNOT jailbreak your iPod, no matter what you do, you have to restore the iPod with the custom firmware through iTunes. I wouldn't buy it until I have seen positive review off it over at ipodtouchfans and by Musclenerd
     
  12. blackbelt534 macrumors regular

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    also, there is no need to post this question on Two forums
     
  13. artmanc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, was just worried that I'd do something wrong and break my new iPod. Was going to post in a few more, until I got quick responses :eek:
     
  14. artmanc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyway here's a pic of my Nitro Key that arrived earlier today :D
     

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  15. blackbelt534 macrumors regular

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    have you jailbroken yet? does it boot your iPod if you have jailbroke your iPod?
     
  16. artmanc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just downloaded the software and instructions from the link.

    Then I plugged in the key to start the iPod and it started but cydia was there now.
     
  17. blackbelt534 macrumors regular

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  18. artmanc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Looks like it, just installed NES emulator :)
     
  19. blackbelt534 macrumors regular

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  20. artmanc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've only had to reboot after installing Winterboard. That worked ok. Nothing else has asked me to reboot so far.

    I have tried switching it on and off a few times aswell, all worked so far.
     
  21. blackbelt534 macrumors regular

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    do you have to go into DFU mode or does it just reboot like normal?
     
  22. artmanc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If the keys already plugged in when i switch it on it just starts like before.

    If the key isn't plugged in it goes to white screen. When I plug the key in, it starts like normal
     
  23. blackbelt534 macrumors regular

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    I'm really considering buying this now, how long did it take to ship?
     
  24. artmanc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It came the next day.
     
  25. blackbelt534 macrumors regular

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    cool, now all I have to do is come up with a credit card
     

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