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Install iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 and Jailbreak It


UPDATE (08/14/08)

Just a few minutes ago (1:25 pm CT) I upgraded my 1.1.4 firmware to 2.0.1 following these steps and the iPhone works really fine. I have a 1st generation iPhone and I live in San Luis Potosi, Mexico so the phone is working without problems. I can access to Apple Store and install more applications as well I can install applications with Cydia and Installer 4.0.

So you have just purchased an iPhone(or maybe even an iPod Touch) and now you want to get some cool applications and games on there. Here we will go through the steps you need to go through to ‘jailbreak‘ your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Note - This guide has been updated for the 2.0.1 firmware.


1 - Download and Install the WinPwn application.
WinPwn Ver (24994 KB)

2 - Get Your IPSW File Ready
a) 2g iPhones - 3g iPhones - iPod Touch 1.1.5
b) iPod Touch owners that have already purchased the 2.0 update can browse to “c:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates\”.
Note ‘USER’ is the login name for your windows installation. Like for me, USER is Doug. . .since when I setup my computer I used Doug as the user account. This will be different for everyone

3 - Open WinPwn and click the ‘Browse .ipsw’ button and locate either the IPSW file you are ‘pwning’.

4 - Once WinPwn recognizes the ipsw file you just selected, now click the ‘IPSW Builder’ button.

5 - In the Applications tab click the box for Cydia and Installer(or whichever one you like better), and click the ‘YouTube Activation Fix’ box if you’re not on the AT&T network(iPod Touch owners do not have to worry about the YouTube Fix).

6 - You can set a custom image or a custom payload, but neither is required to jailbreak.

7 - Click the ‘build .ipsw’ button at the bottom left and it will ask you where you want to save it. Save this new IPSW file anywhere you want(I recommend the Desktop so you can delete it easily afterwards).

8 - After it creates your custom firmware it is time to Pwn iTunes. Click the ‘iPwner’ button and you should be told that ‘iTunes has been Pwned’

9 - Now you can close WinPwn and put your iPhone/iPod Touch into DFU mode. Click here if you need help with DFU mode.

10 - Now open iTunes, hold the ‘Shift’ key on your keyboard and then left click on the ‘Restore’ button in iTunes.

11 - Browse to your desktop(or where ever you saved it), and select the custom firmware that we just created.

12 - Let iTunes do it’s then, and in a minute or two you should see a dialog box telling you that iTunes just restarted your device and it everything is complete.

13 - That’s it, once your iPhone or iPod Touch reboots you should see both the App Store and the Cydia icons.

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