PwnageTool version 3.1.4 has been released which can jailbreak all iPhone’s (2G, 3G and 3GS) and the first and second generation iPod touch running iPhone firmware 3.1.2. The following step-by-step guide will enable you to jailbreak iPod touch (first and second generation) with firmware 3.1.2 on both Windows and Mac:
For Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Leopard users
Mac users can follow the instructions posted here with following changes for iPod touch 1G and 2G (iPod touch 3G is not supported):
- In Step 3, you will have to grab the original iPod touch firmware 3.1.2 from Apple for free (provided that you have bought 3.0) or just go ahead and buy the new firmware which costs a mere US $9.
- In Step 4, select iPod touch 2G when it asks for your device.
- Skip Step 6.
Rest of the steps from here on should be simple and straight forward.
For Windows 7, Vista and XP users
George Hotz’s (aka geohot) blackra1n is the best tool out there for jailbreaking iPod touch (1G, 2G and even 3G!) with firmware 3.1.2 on a Windows machine. Simply download the blackra1n app on your PC and then follow the step-by-step instructions posted here in order to successfully jailbreak your iPod touch with firmware 3.1.2 on Windows in just about 30 seconds!
I’ll highly recommend you all to check out all the fixes posted here by my friend Imran of ithinkdiff for troubleshooting all the possible problems that you might face during the jailbreak process with blackra1n.
UPDATE 1: You may also like to check out How to: Patch MobileInstallation File on iPhone 3.1.2 Firmware.
UPDATE 2: Fix Push Notifications on Hacktivated iPhone 2G/3G/3GS and Jailbroken iPod touch running iPhone firmware 3.1.2 can be found here.
UPDATE 3: iPhone 3.1.3 firmware has been released and can be downloaded from here. iPhone 2G and iPod touch 1G/2G(older models) can be jailbroken and unlocked(iPhone 2G only) on the latest iPhone 3.1.3 firmware. Follow the step by step guide posted here or here to jailbreak/unlock iPhone 2G, and here for iPod touch 1G/2G on 3.1.3 firmware.
UPDATE 4: Redsn0w 0.9.4 is LIVE! Download links and jailbreaking instructions can be found here.
Feel free to ask me any question here should you run into any problem during the jailbreak process.
Disclaimer: This guide is for testing & educational purposes only. Follow it on your own risk. I’m not responsible for any loss of important data or malfunctioning of your iPod touch.