My friend asked me to Jailbreak his Ipod touch, (2nd Generation, MC model, 3.1.3) and I've been trying to figure something out for the last few hours. His Ipod has been running a bit slow as of late, so I had planned on doing a restore before I jailbroke it. The problem was, Itunes kept telling me that "the Ipod is not eligible for the requested build" or something like that. Apparently, Apple doesn't support the software (3.1.3) anymore or something. Around here, I started reading things that mentioned "blob files". I have no idea what they are, and I'm a bit nervous to proceed until I figure them out.
My original plan was to upgrade to 4.0, and then downgrade to 3.1.2, but I'm not so sure what to do anymore. Any help would be appreciated! (It hasn't been upgraded to 4.0 yet.)
- 07-09-2010, 09:10 AM #2
- 07-09-2010, 10:34 AM #3
I upgraded mine to the official 4.0, but then somewhere I found a restore file for 3.12 (or 3.13, can't remember) and used RedSn0w to jailbreak using the downloaded restore point. If you do that, you should probably be able to do the same thing I did, cuz now I have a jailbroken 4.0, and it works well.
- 07-09-2010, 10:47 AM #4
- 07-09-2010, 11:09 AM #5
- 07-09-2010, 11:12 AM #6
Well, if they are running iTunes 9.2 I believe that trying to restore to 3.1.3 or prior on anything other than an iPhone 2G will result in that message or something similar. They should try to dowgrade to a previous version of iTunes ( 9.0 perhaps ) and try that first.
Alright, well, as far as I am aware, all 8gb models are 2nd generation. The difference is whether they are MC models or not. Using a prior version of Itunes was the first thing I tried, but it gave me the message I mentioned below. (I should have said this earlier... Itunes 9.0 gave me the build request error, not 9.2) Itunes 9.2 will only let me restore and upgrade to 4.0. No, this Ipod has never been jailbroken.
About these SHSH blobs. If they are there, I assume I can still save them?
- 07-09-2010, 11:43 AM #8
You can try putting the device into DFU before doing the shift+restore.
- 07-09-2010, 12:02 PM #10
I'm not really sure.. As far as I knew, it was just there to disguise the model released with the 3rd generation versions.
Also, you posted just after me, so I'm not sure anyone saw my other message. I think I need to download the 3.1.3 software from somewhere to do a shift-restore. Any idea where? (As long as that's not against the rules to discuss.)
- 07-09-2010, 01:56 PM #13
I realized a few minutes ago that I had downloaded the Iphone version, not the Touch version. Anyway... I've got the right version now, and here's what happens:
I put the Ipod into DFU mode, and Itunes tells me it needs to be restored.
Hold shift/click restore, select the 3.1.3 firmware, and hit open.
It says "extracting software", then goes on to say "verifying Ipod restore with apple."
After that finishes, I get the error "The Ipod "Ipod" could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (3194).
Any idea what that means?
- 07-09-2010, 02:55 PM #15
- 07-09-2010, 03:21 PM #17
- 07-09-2010, 03:23 PM #18
- 07-09-2010, 03:29 PM #19
Game over man.. GAME OVER.
After trying just about everything, I went ahead and jailbroke it anyway with Spirit. It's still working like a brick (It's extremely sluggish) but it's jailbroken. I was planning on giving 3.1.2 a go, just for the fun of it anyway, so I'm downloading it.
But oh well.. Since all else has (probably) failed, It'll just be slow until the new Jailbreak is released. This sure was alot easier when I jailbroke my 1st generation touch 2 years ago.
Thanks a ton guys.
- 07-09-2010, 05:05 PM #22
- 07-09-2010, 06:38 PM #24