ipodtouchjailbreakMusclenerd, over at the iPhone Dev Team has released a patch that enables an untethered Jailbreak for the iPod Touch 2G!! Until now, the redsn0w jailbreak had to be reapplied, every time you reboot you device. No more!! This is a full jailbreak!! There is no update to PwnageTool or QuickPwn just yet, but it should be coming soon.

There has been a tutorial circulating, showing a way to apply the new jailbreak, on Windows. If you’re feeling brave, you can try this:

BEFORE you begin, restore your iPod Touch clean to it’s factory state.
As with every other tutorial you need the C++ redistributable and LIBusb

1. Download unofficialsn0w 2.0 for Windows from here Download

2. Get the 2.2.1 iPod Touch Firmware HERE

3. Rename the 2.2.1 ipsw to OriginalFW.ipsw and place it in /IPSW

4. Run IPSW.bat (It will take a while)

a.Right click on the jb.ispw and either open with Winrar or 7.zip

b.Go into Firmware\all_flash\all_flash.n72ap.production\

c. Delete the LLB file.(optional since it will be replaced by the new one)

d. Replace (by dragging) with the LLB file that’s in the same folder as the jb.ipsw.

e. Exit, continue to step 6

6. Place your iPod Touch 2G into DFU mode, plug it in and run RUNME.exe

7. Shift + Restore to JB.ipsw in iTunes and your done!!!

I have not tried this myself, as I do not have a iPod Touch 2G, so I can’t say for sure this works, but just from reading the forums, everyone seems pretty delighted with this news.

Check out the Dev Team’s blog: http://blog.iphone-dev.org/

And check out this forum, with the official post from Musclenerd, for more info on the tutorial: http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155770

If it were me, wanting to jailbreak the iPod Touch 2G, I’d wait for the GUI solution! Should be available soon, now that the hard work is done! Please don’t message me about this not working, or how to get it to work, as I have no idea. If you read the tutorial with a glazed look in your eye, you’re in the same boat as me. Just wait for the update to Pwnage and QuickPwn.