Help With a Previously Jailbroken Ipod
ok this might be a long read but i really need somebody's help.
i have an ipod touch 3rd-gen (IOS 4.1) that i have had for about a year now. i jailbroke it nearly as soon as i got it. the problem is that about a week ago i noticed that the album art was not right. i tried everything i could think of to try to fix it. but what i decided to do was to restore the unit. so i downloaded the official apple 4.1 package and used the shift button to use itunes to restore the ipod. however, the problem started occurring now that i cant re-jailbreak the unit. neither limera1n nor green poison will jailbreak this unit (what i mean is that they wont show the icon that is supposed to allow the installation of cydia). i thought maybe the jailbreak needs to be uninstalled before any kind of re-installation, but the only information i can find on jailbreak uninstallation is to use the restore function (which i already have). so at this point i guess i need help (or a step by stem walkthrough would be best) with how i get cydia back onto this device. ANY HELP WITH THIS PROBLEM IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!
- 03-26-2012, 02:04 AM #2
- 03-26-2012, 02:17 AM #4
- 03-26-2012, 07:37 AM #5
you guys must not be able to help me.
since you dont know about this ill help you.
if before you click restore, and instead you hold the shift button on the keyboard and then click restore (shift button + restore) a file console opens allowing you to choose your own ".ispw" file (or apple ios firmware package).
using this process i restored the ipod to 4.1.
Last edited by jakx; 03-26-2012 at 09:03 AM.
- 03-26-2012, 09:15 AM #7
Thanks, I was actually aware of that (I use shift+Restore a lot), but with iPhones Apple doesn't allow you to restore to firmware older than 5.1 (or whatever the latest FW is) unless you use certain jailbreak tools to create a custom ipsw...is that different for iPods? I don't use one--does Apple allow you to restore iPods to any firmware you want?
And you tried these methods? For a 3rd gen iPod on 4.1, they should work fine.
Last edited by Massie; 03-26-2012 at 09:20 AM.
- 03-26-2012, 10:41 AM #9
- 03-26-2012, 12:21 PM #10
- 03-26-2012, 04:17 PM #11
- 03-26-2012, 04:32 PM #12
- 03-26-2012, 11:24 PM #14
- 03-26-2012, 11:40 PM #16
Well as long as you have iTunes then you have the drivers...
So, start with getting iTunes if you don't have it...
Then download limerain for windows...
Then plug your phone into your pc... Close iTunes if
It opened automaticAlly....
Then you run limerain...
Then while you phone is still connected to your pc, power down the phone... Then (here's the dfu part)
1. hold power for three seconds,
2. While STILL HOLDING POWER hold the home button for 10 seconds,
3. Release power BUT STILL HOLD ONTO HOME BUTTON until you see limerain take over your phone and do its thing...
Then you should be jailbroken in about 8 Minutes if I remember correctly
Last edited by 3cit; 03-26-2012 at 11:44 PM.
oh is dfu mode to follow the limera1n instructions?
because im smart enough to follow limera1ns simple instructions, but it just dosent work..........
ok, im not sure where i went wrong, oh wait you said power down while connected to the computer i did this and now it wont do anything.....it wont even turn on......now what???
- 03-27-2012, 01:37 AM #18
- 03-30-2012, 12:39 AM #21
Have you tried using redsn0w? It incorporates the limera1n exploit in a different packageŚworth a try:
Jailbreak 4.1 iOS with Redsn0w 0.9.6b2 on iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G, iPad, iPod touch [Guide] | Redmond Pie
Good luck! Redsn0w has always worked well for me.
- 03-30-2012, 01:44 AM #23
- 03-31-2012, 02:23 AM #24
You should mail me your device with a return prepaid shipping label. I'll jailbreak it for you in 3 minutes
It doesn't seem like anyone is going to be able to walk you through it since you've tried everything. And since, as you've stated, you are "smart enough to follow instructions"
You must have been attempting the jailbreaks properly. But for real, since I feel bad about being mean to you in the beginning, I will jb it for free and mail it back. You better include prepaid return shipping though, cuz I don't feel that bad!
3cit: i regret to inform you that i will not be mailing my unit anywhere,
i dont understand why u bash me, i have already proved you wrong at least once, in addition i dont see why it would take you 3 minutes to make it work, are you unable to articulate a set of instructions on this 3 minute magic so that i may do it?
QUESTION: could it be that the ipod is already jailbroken, just that there is some kind of error on it that keeps the icons from being seen, and would there be a way around said error??