At last, Apple has released iOS 4.2.1 which was expected to be released as iOS 4.2. iOS 4.2.1 or iOS 4.2 has been available since months to developers and they were able to test the adjustments for iPod Touch 2G and give feedback. Obviously, a lot of users would like to jailbreak iPod Touch 2G 4.2.1 and free there iPod Touch from Apple’s control.
iPod Touch 2G Non Mc owners are fortunate as their iPod Touch contain old bootrom prone to untethered bootrom exploit for life. Jailbreaking iPod Touch 2G 4.2.1 is easy. iPod Touch Dev Team has released redsn0w 0.9.6 b4 which now fully supports to jailbreak iPod Touch 2G 4.2.1. iPod Touch 2G MC models can either wait for untethered jailbreak or try tethered jailbreak [Plugging into computer on every reboot iPod Touch makes]
Previous Guide: Jailbreak iPhone 3G 4.2.1
Here is a step by step tutorial to accomplish iPod Touch 2G 4.2.1 jailbreak. Before proceeding, make sure that you have grabbed following items.
- Download iTunes 10.1
- iOS 4.2.1 for iPod Touch 2G
- iOS 4.1 for iPod Touch 2G
- Redsn0w 0.9.6 b4 for Windows or MAC
Step 1: Upgrade your iPod Touch 2G to final build of iOS 4.2.1.
Step 2: Launch redsn0w and click “Browse”. You have to select iOS 4.1 for iPod Touch 2G to move forward. [Be careful, it is 4.1 firmware]
Step 3: Cick “Next” and redsn0w will start preparing data to jailbreak iPod Touch 2G 4.2.1.
Step 4: Select the options you want to enable along with “Install Cydia”.
Step 5: Power off the iPod Touch and connect with PC/MAC.
Step 6: Now, follow redsn0w’s instructions to get iPod Touch into DFU mode.
Step 7: You can take a rest while redsn0w finishes the installation. Once it reboots, you will have a jailbroken iPod Touch 2G 4.2.1.
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