Wednesday, March 05, 2008

How to jailbreak your new iPod Touch or iPhone

Ok, here we go.
I'm going to assume that you just bought this new device, and are at one of the newer firmwares that came with it (such as 1.1.3, or 1.1.4) If you are on either 1.1.1, or 1.1.2 then please skip to step 2.
This guide will guide you through everything I would go through to get an iPod/iPhone jaibroken, and with awesome apps.
I am currently doing this as I write it, so you have comfirmation that everything I tell you to do works.
I did not discover all the things in my tutorial, I learned all this from, ipodtouchmaster,, and Questor from the ziphone IRC. If I am missing anyone, or you think you deserve credit, then please let me know ASAP.

Lets begin shall we?
First, I need to mention that Step One does not work with iPhones. You will have to get 1.1.1 some other way. If you have an iPhone, I Recommend ziphone.

Step 1: (Downgrading to 1.1.1)
Download this ispw file
Download this rar file:
Extract it using winrar
Make sure iTunes is closed (not just minimized)
Open the folder, and run iphuc.exe
Type in (dont paste): enterrecovery
Then type filecopytophone WTF.s5l8900xall.RELEASE.dfu
and finally type: cmd go
now close iphuc, and open iTunes (the version of iTunes DOES NOT MATTER)
iTunes Should pop up telling you to restore your iPod. Click OK
Now, Hold Shift, and Click Restore.
Select the first file we downloaded earlier.
Let it procede in restoring to 1.1.1
*Note: It is currently restoring, which means it is deleting EVERYTHING off of your iPod.

Step 2: (Jailbreaking 1.1.1)
You do not need to sync right now, we can do that later. Go ahead and cancel the sync.
Open Safari on your iPod
Navigate to
Scroll to the bottom, and click "Install AppSnap"
If nothing happens, and it returns you to the homepage, just do that again until it works.
It should now say Downloading...
Then your iPod will reboot.
Now you have!

You can stop now if you like, and just use 1.1.1, but if you like the new 1.1.3 interface and want to continue then go ahead... I did. If you choose not to continue then some things that I recommend you install for 1.1.1 are Customize, SMBPrefs, DropCopy, MobileChat, Mobile Preview, MobileTextEdit, and Sketches.

Step 3:
Upgrading to 1.1.2
Open Installer
Let it refresh, and then click update now if prompted
Click Ok, your iPod will reboot
Open Installer again
Donate if you like...
Now, install BSD Subsystem from SYSTEM.
Click Ok, and let it install.
Now install Community Sources from sources.
Now install OpenSSH through SYSTEM
Click Ok, and press Home
Now open installer again, and install oktoprep from Tweaks (1.1.1)
Now download the 1.1.2 firmware from this website
While you wait for that to download, make sure you dont install anything from installer, and i dont recommend Syncing.
Go into settings (I know you havent finished downloading yet)
go to general>autolock. Choose never.
Now, when the download finishes, open iTunes and Shift Click Update
*Note* Dont shift click restore, it will screw up the oktoprep utility.
Now select the 1.1.2 file we downloaded, and let it update.
When its done updating, run windows.bat from this rar file
It takes about 10 minutes to finish, and then your iPod will restart 3 times.
If it seems like you dont have, just wait and itll reboot again.

Now you have a jailbroken 1.1.2 device.

Step 4: (Jailbreak 1.1.3)
Now, open installer, and run the official 1.1.3 upgrade
Once installed, press home and restart springboard.
Now, run the upgrade package and click Yes (because you didnt sync right?)
It will take anywhere from 35 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes, make sure you have your iPod connected to a power source, and you changed auto-lock to never.
When its finished, you now have a jailbroken 1.1.3 device. It isnt possible to update to 1.1.4 yet with this method, but it will be eventually im sure.
Now we will install all the awesome apps and everything

Step 5: (Awesome applications and sources)
Install the following things through installer:
Community Sources, 1.1.3/4 safari patch, MobileChat, BSD Subsystem, Customize, iPod Customize Fix, TouchPad Pro, iPhone 1.1.3 Apps.
Also, you will need the following sources:,, .us/index.xml, .com/index.xml,


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