Here's a first-person recounting (mine) of an iPod Touch
liberated via iJailbreak
- Download the app. (See link in previous post)
- Put the download into your Applications folder. (M
ake an iJailbreak folder there and dump the app and Resources
folder in it.)
- Run the app. There'll be two buttons: Jailbreak an
d Install iPhone Apps. Choose Jailbreak. As of now the other o
ne doesn't work.
- Get your iPod onto the net and use Safari to go to
http://jailbreak.toc2rta.com. Safari will crash - that's ok. Connect
it to your computer. iTunes will then declare that your iPod n
ow has a capacity of 265mb. It will contain 240.7mb of "Other" files, and just
have 24.4mb free. Do not panic. This is part of it.
- Click on OK in the iJailbreak window. It will take anywhere from 10
to 15 mins to run, and then it will tell you to physically turn the iPod off b
y holding the Sleep/Wake button down and using the red slider to turn it off.
- Turn it on again by pressing the Sleep/Wake button.
- After it completely restarts, turn it off again. Then on again. Dur
ing this process it installs Springboard.
- Then turn it off again. Then on again.
- Tired of you doing it, it will turn off and on by itself a couple o
f times more.
- Voila! Prison break.
- There will now be an Installer icon on the main me
nu. Touch it.
- A set of downloadable and directly installable apps will show up. P
ick what you like and install them - it's all just at the touch of the
Install button. (Your iPod has to be on wifi to get the files
, but they're small and quick to load and install.)
- After getting your fill, press the hardware button and go back to t
he main menu. The iPod will do a quick sleep/wake sequence and the installed ap
ps will show up on the main screen. If you don't like what you put in, it's a m
atter of running Installer again, pressing the Uninstall tab a
nd selecting what you want to kick out.
* If you want more apps, run Community Sources
and you'll have
more apps than you know what to do with. (I counted over fifty additional apps
after I did this.)
- If you fill up the first page of the main menu screen, the iPod wil
l just add more menu pages you can access with a sideways swipe.
- Some of the apps are for the iPhone alone, so see which will work a
nd which won't.
- Some have prerequisite apps before they can install, like M
obileFinder needs the BSD Subsystem, which is a 6.6mb
download. Most apps are just a few kb in size.
- There are a lot of utilities for advanced users, Summerboar
d themes and sound packs, and a few books, among other things in the p
- Installing other iPhone apps will have to be done the hard way for
now, as the automated portion for this on iJailbreak is still under constructio
I now have a couple of menu pages of apps, including a Notes
pp, an encyclopedia/ dictionary/thesaurus, an eBook
e King James Bible
, a ToDo
app, chat clients,
app, the ability to add Calendar
tries on the fly, games galore - including my new favorite, Tap Tap Rev
Who needs an iPhone