How to Jailbreak iPod Touch 2G 4.0 iOS with Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5

Apple iOS 4.0 aka iPhone OS 4.0 which went live yesterday is a free upgrade to iPhone 3G, 3GS & iPod Touch 2G & iPod Touch 3G. However not all features will be available to iPhone 3G & iPod Touch 2G. the best of all is unlockers and jailbreakers can safely update iPod Touch to 4.0 iOS since both Ultrasn0w 0.93 unlock tool & Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5 jailbreak tool compatible to iOS 4.0 final has been released by iPhone Dev team.

iPhone 3G/3GS users can follow our guide to unlock iOS 4.0 with ultrasn0w 0.93 and iPhone 3G can jailbreak iOS 4.0 with Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5. Now it’s time for iPod Touch 4.0 iOS jailbreak guide.

How to Jailbreak iPod Touch 2G 4.0 iOS with Redsn0w

1. Download iOS 4.0 for iPod Touch 2G.

2. Download iTunes 9.2.

3. Download Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5.

4. Now follow our guide to manually update iOS 4.0 on iPod Touch 2G.

5. Once you have updated iPod Touch 2G to iOS 4.0 start Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5.

6. Click on Browse button and select iPod Touch 4.0 firmware for iPod Touch 2G (iPod2,1_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw) downloaded in step 1.

7. Now Click on next and Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta will prepare data for jailbreak.

8. Now select “Install Cydia” and if you want you can activate Multitasking, Battery Percentage & Homescreen wallpaper and click Next.

9. Now follow onscreen instructions and complete iPod Touch 2G 4.0 jailbreak process.

Your iPod Touch may reboot several time once completed add repo to Cydia. Now enjoy your jailbroken iPod Touch 2G with iOS 4!

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87 thoughts on “How to Jailbreak iPod Touch 2G 4.0 iOS with Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5”

  1. Hi,

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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! :)

  10. 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

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

  12. 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

  13. 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?

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

  15. 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.”

  16. 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

  17. 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:

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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?

  22. Fabrizio Oliveri

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

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

  24. 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?

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

  26. 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:

  27. 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?

  28. ahhh,,, so many questions lol

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

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

  30. 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

  31. Thanks for the instructions!

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

  32. hey,
    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.

  33. 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!!

  34. 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 ?

  35. 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?

  36. 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.

  37. 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???

  38. 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?

  39. 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.

  40. hey everyone!

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


  41. 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!

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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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!

  46. 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?

  47. 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!

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