iPod Touch 2G jailbreak demoed


Now that the iphone-dev team has unlocked the iPhone 3G they’re moving onto jailbreaking the iPod Touch 2G. While they have a fully working jailbreak, it’s not yet in a user friendly format. [MuscleNerd] did a live video demo this afternoon to show what progress they had made. It starts with him showing the iPod on but not booting. He’s already patched the kernel, but it’s failing the signature check in iboot. He then uses the team’s recoverytool to exploit a hole in iboot and patch out the signature check. The ipod then boots normally and he shows non-App Store software like Mobile Terminal, Cydia, and an NES Emulator (which makes use of the iPod’s internal speaker).

The redsn0w jailbreak works, but it has to be applied via tether every time the iPod boots. The team won’t release anything until they’ve found a way around this problem. For more insight into the boot process, check out our coverage of their Hacking the iPhone talk at 25C3.

19 thoughts on “iPod Touch 2G jailbreak demoed

  1. hey guys dev team says you can upgrade the ipod touch 2g to the 2.2.1 version it would have no efect the redsn0w patch also know as the 2g ipod touch jailbreak and remember be patiant

  2. So… What\’s the latest on this whole situation… can anyone share the easiest way to jailbreak and or any links preferably WITH a video tutorial?

    What are the Disadvantages to doing this?

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