Sep 13


A jailbreak has been discovered for the iPod Touch running firmware version 2.1. It is only for the iPod Touch, and is sort of tedious, but I’ve heard it gets the job done. I personally have not tested it, due to the lack of an iPod Touch, but if you want to try, click the read more link for instructions.

*Instructions copied from iPodTouchFans*

1. RESTORE to 2.1, don’t upgrade, it could mess the process up…

2. Download the link below (Its QuickPwn, with jfb392’s bundles)…

(All Credit goes to jfb392 for the bundle)

3. Once downloaded, extract the .zip files with a Archiver, you can use any. If you dont have one, search for WinRAR, and install it.

*. Before you do anything to the actual iPod, and if its jailbroken, go to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileInstallation.framework. Make a copy of the MobileInstallation file in there, on your desktop or something

4. Run QuickPwn. Pick iPod Touch. Then when it asks you to browse for the IPSW (iPod Software) file, pick the 2.1 Firmware file, and then go next.

5. Go through the steps in the Terminal. It sounds hard, but the steps are really really easy.

6. Once the QuickPwn Terminal process is done, the Pineapple, and then Spinning wheel should be up for a while, and it should reboot… dont worry its fine.

7. Now that the iPod is back to the home screen, CYDIA and INSTALLER ARENT THERE!!! OMG!!! Good! That how it should be.

8. If you didnt get the MobileInstallation from before, you have to go googling for it, i am not going to post it…

9. Now you have to download Total Commander, or any other file browser that works with the iPod through USB… Here a link of Total Commander, and the t-pot plugin for Total Commander to let you browse around the iPod. Installation for the plugin is in the second link.

11. Now on Total Commander or whatever you have, connect to the iPod and go to /System/Library/PrivateFrameWorks/MobileInstallation.framework

12. Now that your in there, make a backup of the MobileInstallation thats in your 2.1 iPod now somewhere where you can get to later, and after you get that done, get the MobileInstallation from 2.0.1 and drag it to the iPod and overwrite.


In Total Commander, you have to drag the file from one side to another in Total Commander. So on the left, navigate to the spot where you have your MobileInstallation in, and on the left, navigate to the spot where it goes.

13. Now REBOOT your iPod… and Turn it back on…

14. Hurrah! You know have Cydia and Installer on there…


Thanks to whoever found this on iPodTouchFans. If you tried it, and it worked, leave a comment telling us. Enjoy!

And here’s the link to the forum that has the tutorial.

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15 Responses to “iPod Touch 2.1 jailbroken”

  1. George Says:

    will this work for iPhone?

  2. visions Says:

    dude,,, no it won’t the title says ipodtouch…the iPhone is much more delicate…please wait until we have a solution…


  3. me Says:

    i updated my iphone with 2.1… then use quickpwn, select version 2.01… all my jailbroken apps are working… BUT I dont have any cydia or installer installed… huhu… but i’m still happy because all my apps are working just fine… :)

  4. CaptainObvious Says:

    DUH! If its an AppStore app, then why should it not work…?

    if its cracked and WinSCP’ed, then no it will not work… It will show the app, but when u launch it, u will be launched back to the HOME Screen

  5. Jimbo Says:

    That would be sweeet if it worked for the iphone..hopefully someone will try it out and let us know.

  6. Jimbo Says:

    Just found out that IT DOES WORK FOR IPHONE 3G AND 2G 3.1! I’m tryin’ it out tonite!

  7. iambored8907 Says:

    Check bigbosses blog. They have posted a way to quickpwn 2.1 on the iPhone2G/3G

  8. david Says:

    i cant connect to my ipod in total commander help me connect total commander so i can see if it works.

    No homo, but if this works i’m gonna LOVE you guys

  9. Wesley Says:

    I upgraded instead of restoring and the process worked fine, but all my installer/cydia apps were gone.

    At least I don’t have to upload all my songs and configure the whole iPod again.

  10. Wesley Says:

    As seen on Big Boos’ blog:

    Step 17) Install “CacheDel” from cydia. Run this after each Cydia update. Soon, Cydia, itself will be updated and this step will no longer be necessary.

    Is this necessary on iPods?

  11. Braden Says:

    I would think so.

  12. Wesley Says:

    I’m installing the apps and I don’t see any needs on this. I guess the changes on iPhone’s firmware affected waaay more the jailbrake process compared to the iPod’s.

  13. dan Says:

    5. Go through the steps in the Terminal. It sounds hard, but the steps are really really easy.

    what terminal is it and how i get it

  14. dan Says:

    how do iknow if is jailbroken

  15. trevor Says:

    ya i am all the way when u have to browse for the 2.1 firmware and it is not in any of my files. idk how to get it or what

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