Monday, July 5, 2010

Downgrading and Jailbreaking on Older Firmwares

Jailbreaking seems simple because it can be done by the click of a button but actually takes quite a bit of work. Developers can create a jailbreak but have to recreate it for it to work on newer firmwares. This means that each time that apple comes up with a software update you should NOT instantly download it. Each time your ipod is updated it loses its jailbreak and each time apple introduces an update, developers have to create a new jailbreak. It is crucial that you wait until developers come up with the jailbreak for the latest firmware and then download it when they do and THEN jailbreak. Now, currently, the latest firmware is 3.1.3 and can be jailbroken with the spirit program (see older posts). However when the next firmware comes out many will download it and lose their jailbreak. That is when they download an older firmware and run a jailbreak on it. So first BEFORE you lose your jailbreak to accidentally downloading new firmware, go to cydia and look for a link that says “Make my life easier” on Cydia. This will allow you to save your SHSHs. After you download the firmware of your choice to your computer, set your ipod or iphone to recovery mode (hold home and top button) and hook it up to the computer making sure that you are running itunes 9. Then go to restore in itunes and right click it. This will cause a browse window to open. Select your downloaded firmware and wait for your ipod to be set to it. Once this is done you can now jailbreak your ipod with blackrain or other useable jailbreaks.
Firmware Downloads:
Spirit Jailbreak(for 3.1.3....again lol):
Blackrain Jailbreak Download (for 3.1 and 3.1.2):
redsn0w 0.8 download (for 3.0):
QuickPWN 2.2.1 download (for 2.2.1):
Download Itunes(all versions):iTunes Downloads

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