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  • Vijay

    Is there any jailbreak available for 3GS 4.0?

  • Max


    is there a way to do a jailbreak on a iPod Touch 2G MC-Model running official 4.0 Release ?????

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  • Terrance

    i have a iPod Touch 2G MC-Model will this work on that as well????

  • Weedle

    Apparently not ._.

  • James

    yeah is there

  • Richard

    I did all this but in the last stage it says “please wait till your device reboots”. I’ve been waiting like 20 mins, and it still hasn’t rebooted.

  • Mimo

    Hi, I have the same problem as MAX who wrote before me. Is there anyway to jailbreak an iPod Touch 2G MC ?

  • ipod pwn

    4gs yes.
    mc no… well not yet anyway.
    as for 3gs must be pre-jailbroken but not spirit.
    other than that use redsn0w and google

  • Alex

    This says that you get a .ipsw file with the iOS manual installation pack, but I didn’t get one with it. What happened?

  • Zach

    In response to Max, no I don’t believe the MC models can be jailbroken; at least not untethered.

  • Panamera

    What does MC stand for? Please help! I want to know what model my iPod touch 2G is since I don’t know what MC stands for.

  • Keith Stevenson

    I have an iPod touch 2g not an MC model, I had changed the folders and uploaded two pictures (just so I could see how they looked as a boot logo), and other than that I followed the directions perfectly, but when I turned it on, it had the official apple logo and didn’t have cydia, not even in any of the folders.

    Got any help?

  • Keith Stevenson

    In response to my comment above, I just did a full restore using the downloaded firmware and then I think I might have not held the home button long enough the first time but this time I held it long enough and it worked.

    Thanks for the tutorial! :)

  • Jordan

    MC is part of the model number
    go to “settings” -> “general” -> “about”
    on your iPod touch. If the “model” begins with MC then it can’t be jailbroken this way

  • Mateo

    Ok, so I have completed jailbreaking. But I noticed that the Cydia app is white/blank, why is that? Any way to fix it?

  • Steven

    MC is the model # located on the back of ur ipod, if bought late 2009 then chances are it’ll have that in the model# which means it functions like an ipod touch 3rd gen but doesnt have the same features

  • LUKE

    hi when i was on redsn0w and clicked browse and clicked on the ipod 4.0 firmware i had just downloaded it said unable to recognize specified IPSW anybody help?

  • phil

    when i click the link to download it says page not found WTF!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Robbie

    Will all my music and pics and stuff be removed when I jailbreak my iPod??

  • djboy

    what the hell is a IPSW

  • brrrTravs

    i have the 3g ipod touch with 4.0 firmware, will this work for that?

  • Karl

    What do you mean by MC? And will this wipe my iPods memory?

  • Pinoy

    uhmmm I have the same problem with Richard. My ipod still hasn’t rebooted. It’s been a while now

  • Moe

    I try to update my iPod touch 3G and when I click on Browse button and select iPod Touch 4.0 firmware for iPod Touch 3G downloaded in step 1 it says “Unable to recognize specified IPSW.”

  • Fabian bka Fabo!

    In response to Zach, go to “Settings” and then “General” then click on “About”. scroll down to where it says “Model” and if the first 2(Two) letters say MC then you cannot jailbreak as far as i know. Mine Were MB528LL so i was able to jail break. let me kno it u find it alright. Email me at if u have any questions or problems. always happy to help! -Fabo

  • ?

    Its not working im browse the 4.0 restore and its not let me press next its writing unavaibke

  • tyler

    im just gonna wait until spiritjb does it

  • randy

    i hate waiting with my 2g mc wats the diverence with 2g mb
    spirit wass mc untethered but now it says does not support 2g 4.0 or atleast i think there are rumors that spirit comes out for 4.0.1 that will take days. oh and i read on the site he will first update spirit to be compatible with iphone 4g. whell stay up to date to the site:

  • Josh

    Yes, the MC model can be jailbroken, but I’m not sure if it can on 4.0. My MC model 2G was jailbroken by spirit on 3.1.3, and it is an MC model, and spirit is an untethered, but im currently having problems getting to the download link for redsn0w.

  • Adrian

    Does this work if I’m running iTunes 9.2?

    @Panamera – On your iPod, go to [ Settings > General ] and scroll down to Model. If your Model number starts with MA or MB, it can be jailbroken. If it’s MC, it can’t. Why? A and B are original iPod Touch 2G models and can be jailbroken. The C model release cannot be jailbroken.

  • jj

    as soon as i click download for windows… it brings me to a page that says “page cant be found” so obviously something is wrong with that link!

  • Drake

    Hello, will using this to jailbreak remove app folders?

  • Erik

    This worked fine for me, however I assume that I still need to use Open SSH to make the required configs to allow third party patched apps to be installed directly via itunes?

  • Fabrizio Oliveri

    How can i find the ipsw apple file after downloading the file that is there in the blog.

  • Vince

    @ Zach.
    Go to “Settings” on your ipod touch, then “General” and scroll down you will see if your ipod touch is MC or not.

  • Taha

    I’m using iTunes v9.1 on vista and I’m getting error 3000 after I shit-click restore and click on the .ipsw
    What’s wrong? Do I have to update iTunes?

  • Taha

    Just updated iTunes to v9.2 and now I’m getting the 3002 error after trying to update the ipod touch 2nd gen :/

  • Dmitry

    is ipod touch 3g 4.0 can be jailbrake?

  • Yan Yan

    A question:

    I have over 8100 PAID APPS that “I” would like to CRACK, and since I don’t have an iphone, just a 32 GB ipod touch 2g, I am stuck in my plans of which ipad to get. I was originally planning to get the ipad (wifi only)….. now if I were to get instead the WIFI + 3G, but “NOT” have the 3G service plan, would I still be able to “CRACK” an app using Crackulous once the ipad is jailbroken????? I just want to experience what it is like to crack an app. I spend a huge amount of time devoted getting paid apps that are on sale for FREE for a LIMITED TIME, and would very much like to share it with others. But I have not been able to crack them because the app that allows it is only for the iphone. Everything is always better or only for the iphone. It makes ipod users feel left out. I am not getting an iphone just to crack it cuz I have no use for an iphone, but the ipad, YES!

    I can’t seem to find an info on the web about this issue, can anyone help me. I plan to head to apple AUG 5 or SEPT 5 (depending on which item I get, and Which SIZE).


    You can also leave me a more detailed answer at:

  • Marco

    Hey, i want to jailbreak my ipod 2G with the 4.0 firmware…i downloaded redsnow and the iSO 4.0 software, but when i started redsnow and clicked on the “browse” button and selected the “iPod2,1_4.0_8A293_Restore”, there came the massage “Unable to recognize specified IPSW”…I don’t know what to do, so can somebody help me?

  • kevin

    ahhh,,, so many questions lol

    just use blackrain or spirit by downgrading,. one button and ur done

  • bradley

    does this work for ipod touch 3g w/ the newest update?

  • JEy

    hi, if I alreddy have the 4.0 firmware installed, should I downlad it again to be abel to use the redsnow?

  • Richard

    Does this work on an iPod touch 3 re generation? And can you tell me what does 3GS stand for? Thanks
    Ps I forgot to tell you. I jailbroke my iPod 3.1.2 and then I updated it to 4.0 and then jailbroken games don’t work so I’m guessing that my iPod touch is no longer jailbroken:( can you tell me if it works on 3 Ed generation

  • sammy123

    what if u already have ios4

  • sabbir

    i don’t know why is that stop at reboot

  • http://na Dean

    Does this work with 3g 4.0? has anyone tried?

  • alex

    what happens if i jailbreak mi ipod mc model???

  • venerzky

    Thanks for the instructions!

    worked flawlessly on my iPT 2G 8GB, now running iOS4 JB using Redsnow 0.9.5

  • Jackoff

    i think im on my period.

  • Kyle


  • Kyle

    thats bulll, someone deleted the otherr comment (n)

  • Douggie

    whenever i try and browse for my current ispw redsn0w says that it is unable to recognize my current ispw. so frustrating. i got it one time but them it would say that when i was putting it into dfu mode that i was doing it incorrectly and i needed to look on google or youtube for help. if anyone has a response PLEASE help. all help will be appreciated.

  • vincent

    So, you cant do this with ipod touch 2G MC model?

  • Nick

    Why can’t it jailbreak mc models!!???? This is so gay! I can’t find anywhere how to jailbreak my mc model 2g ipod touch! anywhere!!

  • April

    I love it!!! worked great!!!

  • Zinab

    Hey , i have a 3rd gen ipodtouch but its 4.0
    can someone tell me how to jailbreak it ?
    Im not good at this stuff and i dont know
    where to look to jailbreak it .. ?
    so someone please help me ?

  • Braden

    hey guys,

    I have an iPod touch 3rd generation (32GB if that matters) running on 4.0 firmware.

    I want to know what I need to do to Jailbreak it if its even possible.

    I’ve heard that you can downgrade your ipod to 3.1.2, if so how.

    Can you guys help me out?

  • Rita

    hey, i have a 3g ipod touch with a 4.0 firmware
    can it be jailbroken ?

  • tinku

    How to restore the original settings? just by clicking the restore button on the itune??

  • Anonymous##Mod

    If you had your iPod Jailbroken via Spirit, you are married to Spirit. You cannot use Redsn0w, because Spirit screwed you over. HOWEVER you CAN use sn0wbreeze, but be careful. As for MC Models, there WILL BE NO JAILBREAK FOR 4.0. You will have to probably wait for 4.1 if that comes around.

  • rach

    for me,it says jailbroken completed. after setting cydia, i synced some .ipa but it poped out an error saying “some app in ur itunes library were not installed on the ipod touch bcz one or more errors occured. – unknown error occured 0xE 8008001” WHY? how to fix this???

  • Paula

    I downloaded the step 1 but, there is no .ipsw file. What I supose to do now?

  • bib

    where can i download Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5

  • your face

    y dont all of u guys just shut up and try it find out ure self

  • jdog

    hey i got a ipod 3g 4.0 is there any way to jailbreak it?

  • sahil

    hi how do u know if it is an mc model or not??

  • Tony

    OK. I just purchased an iPT 2G 8Gb MC. Unfortunately, I installed iTunes and upgraded my iOS to 4.0. I THINK it came with 3.1.3. Anyway, being totally new to all this I’m reading about jailbreaking….allot. I’m finding that I can’t jailbreak a iPT 2G MC running with iOS. So my question is….can I “downgrade” the the iOS to something I CAN jailbreak? If so….how?

  • Ed

    When i try to install the downloaded ios4 it gets all the way and then doesnt work, i already have ios4 not jailbroken do i need to downgrade to 3 then re update to the downloaded ios4. also the downloaded ios4 doesnt work in redsnow.

  • Max

    hey everyone!

    try from your iDevice to install cydia!
    worked on my ipod touch 2gen MC-model.


  • Chris

    Ed, I love you. I have been to in the past but it just rediredted me to another page. When I saw Cydia on my springboard I cried. No joke, I really cried. If your having troubles with anything use your iPod and go to It works!

  • josh

    I downloaded the 4.0 for my ipod touch 2g and it shows a buch of compressed files, I cant’ find the firmware!

  • Lach

    Do you have to use the IOS4 download link on this site or can you use iTunes to download 4.0

  • tim

    yea well looks like my ipod wont be jail broken here am i able 2 use another jailbraking site?????

  • Robby

    everyone with the mc problem.. go to on your ipod touch/iphone… i have a ipod touch 2g mc and i went to that site on my ipod and it installed cydius within 5 min. on the website it has a little thing that says slide to jailbreak and once u slide it, it does the rest.. email me if your results because i never go on here and im interested to know how many people it helped out

  • Hassan

    How do you use the thing in number 1. I downloaded and i tried to use but i did’t know how because there were too many filer

  • matt

    mine always says “unable to recognize specified IPSW” when i pull up redsn0w. any help?

  • Hamza

    Thank you so much!!!!! :D

  • Toby

    Redsn0w 0.9.6b1 has just come out for mac os x, its compatible with ALL IPOD TOUCH AND IPHONE MODELS! but when jailbreaking any device other than ipod touch non mc model and iphone 3gs, IT IS A TETHERED JAILBREAK. that means that you have to plug your ipod or iphone in to a computer and run redsn0w every time you reboot!

  • Gabriel Lauria

    Work’s on IPOD TOUCH 2G MC ?

  • Austin

    my ipod touch 3g mc model horrifiengly…… when i slid the “slide to unlock” thingy it didnt work it loaded super fast then it said error blah blah blah… how can i fix this?

  • Irokmysox83

    me too god it’s so annoying

  • Oscar

    oh dang does work! just go on your iphone/ipod in its browser and just slide the thingy. thats how easy it was and it works!

  • Azfand

    hey i hav version 4.0 (8AA2930) HOW SHOULD I JAILBREAK IT USING MY IPOD?

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  • Ziggmaister

    Is this unteathered?