An iPod Touch jailbreak essentially involves manipulating the iOS operating system of the device so that you can change the settings that were pre-installed through Apple. It also allows you to download apps that come from sources other than the Apple store. In 2010, Congress changed the law that the jailbreak process was a right of the all Apple device owners, including iPod Touch.
The tools that are usually used to jailbreak an iPhone will in most cases work well with the iPod Touch. Before jailbreaking the device, you will need to understand what is jailbreak.
What is iPod Touch Jailbreak
For starters, jailbreaking refers to the process of modifying the iPod Touch operating system (iOS) thereby allowing more control over the device. For instance, this process gets rid of restrictions that are usually imposed by Apple as well as allow the installation of apps that have been obtained through bypassing the official Apple store as well as other software. It is however important to keep in mind that this when you subject your iPod Touch to jailbreak, you will ultimately lose your warranty.
One of the reasons why you can opt for jailbreaking of Apple devices because this company has put in place tight control measures that determine applications that may or may not be installed on these devices.
Advantages and Disadvantages of iPod Touch Jailbreak
There are a number of advantages as well as disadvantages of iPod Touch jailbreak. This process usually improves the functionality of your device by allowing the installation of apps that are not Apple supported. Secondly, it also allows you to save money because you can obtain free games, amazing backgrounds and other apps without paying for them. The third advantage is that the process is not only simple but also fast hence can be performed by anyone. Generally, this process takes about ten minutes before you can enjoy using your modified iPod. Moreover, the process can be reversed in case you do not like the newer version. Finally, the jailbroken iPod Touch comes with better video chat. Some of the disadvantages of the iPod Touch jailbreak is that this process renders your Apple warranty void hence you must restore the firmware through iTunes so that the original settings are in place.
Is it Legal?
The jailbreak process is considered legal after the U.S. Library of Congress declared it a right for all iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone owners in 2010. However, jailbreaking still remains controversial even though it is considered legal. Users of the Apple devices feel that they should have every right to do anything to their device they deem necessary. Apple’s reasoning behind not allowing people to download apps outside the Apple store is for their safety. They feel that the apps they provide have a certain amount of coding that makes them secure, whereas other apps outside the Apple company could be harmful to the device. Both views have legitimate arguments which make this a difficult topic for many.
Here’s How to Jailbreak iPod Touch Running iOS 6.1.2 / 6.1 / 6.0.1
The jailbreak team “The Evad3rs” which deals with the untethered jailbreak development for iOS 6 versions 6.1.2 / 6.1 / 6.0.2 / 6.0.1, officially launched a free jailbreak tool. Evasi0n is the name of the new utility that can jailbreak iPod Touch running iOS 6.1.2 / 6.1 and it only takes 5 minutes. Evasi0n supports all the platforms Windows, Mac and even Linux.
If you have a tethered jailbreak iOS 6.1.2, just install evasi0n 6.x Untether patch from Cydia. It is free and transform a tethered into untethered jailbreak on iPod Touch with iOS 6.1.2 / 6.1 / 6.0.2 / 6.0.1.
Evad3rs, released a new version 1.2 of the free utility Evasi0n, which makes untethered jailbreak to any iOS 6 version.
First, the update disables the OTA (Over the Air) installation button of a new iOS version. This is valid, at least at this point, only for those who NOT have iOS 6.1 installed.
Second, Evasi0n 1.2 solves the problems with the date and time for various global regions.
After the official release of the latest iOS version, as expected, the untethered jailbreak solution Evasi0n was updated to be compatible with the new iOS 6.1.2. This new version of the Evasi0n 1.4 utility brings nothing new over previous versions besides the compatibility with iOS 6.1.2.
You can download and install the new Evasi0n version, or if already jailbreak iPod Touch iOS 6.1.2 you can update directly from Cydia.
Download the latest Evasi0n version:
Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer.
How to Jailbreak iPod Touch Running iOS 6.1.2 / 6.1 / 6.0.1
Connect your iPod Touch to PC/Mac and run Evasion; now wait as Evasi0n will start the jailbreak procedure, but do not touch the terminal at all.
If the iPod Touch is blocked during the Finding Offsets or Patch Kernel process, reset it by holding Home + Lock buttons pressed simultaneously until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
When Evasi0n displays the message in the picture below, access your iPod Touch and press the Jailbreak icon from Springboard, then the the process continues. The terminal will reset several times, when restart for the last time you have done jailbreak on iPod Touch iOS 6.1.2 with Cydia available!
The first start, your iPod Touch will display a large Evasi0n logo sitting on a white background.
Here’s How to Jailbreak iPod Touch Running iOS 5.0/5.0.1
You don’t have to master any technical knowledge in order to perform a jailbreak on iPod Touch 4G or 3G running iOS 5.0/5.0.1. Actually, the steps are quite easy and simple. Remember, this is an untethered jailbreak for iPod Touch 4G/3G and we are going to use redsn0w, a popular and free jailbreak tool.
To start this jailbreak iPod Touch 4G/3G process you will need:
How to Jailbreak iPod Touch Running iOS 5.0/5.0.1 Step 1
Connect your iPod Touch to PC with USB cable, open iTunes, Select your iPod Touch from the left, click the Shift + “Restore” in iTunes, and then select the ipsw downloaded earlier;
If you already have iOS 5.0.1 skip this step.
How to Jailbreak iPod Touch Running iOS 5.0/5.0.1 Step 2
Open redsn0w 0.9. 10 b1 and click on “Jailbreak“;
How to Jailbreak iPod Touch Running iOS 5.0/5.0.1 Step 3
Check the “Install Cydia” and then click “Next“;
How to Jailbreak iPod Touch Running iOS 5.0/5.0.1 Step 4
Turn off your iPod Touch and then connect it to PC;
Click “Next“, then turn on the iPod Touch, hold down both Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds hold down only the Home button until redsn0wstarts the installation. Within minutes you will have a jailbroken iPod Touch untetherd running iOS 5.0/5.0.1.
Here’s How to Jailbreak iPod Touch Running iOS 4.3.3
If all other free jailbreak methods for iPod Touch running iOS 4.3.3 you seem heavy or simply do not want to try, you will be glad to know that JailbreakMe 3.0 now supports an untethered jailbreak for your iPod Touch. This free jailbreak method is safe and works for all devices operating on iOS 4.3.3.
How to Jailbreak iPod Touch Running iOS 4.3.3 Step 1
Open the Safari browser of your iPod Touch and go to JailbreakMe.com website. If everything is in order, the iPod touch’s screen will look like this:
How to Jailbreak iPod Touch Running iOS 4.3.3 Step 2
As the instructions indicated on the site, just click “FREE” and then “Install” to install the exploit that Comex found. If you try to jailbreak an iPod Touch for free and everything is in order, your screen should look like this:
Do not have to do anything extra. Once installed, Cydia application will appear on the home screen. If not appears, a restart of your iPod Touch should solve the problem.