Well it looks like we are very close now to a real jailbreak for the iPod Touch. Hours ago a working jailbreak was released for 1.1.3 for the iPhone. I know a lot of you are wondering “what would happen if I tried to install this on my iPod Touch?”
That is a tricky question. I have been looking around on various forums and some “claim” they are having luck while others say it has bricked their iPod. I have yet to see pictures proving that this method has truly worked for some with their iPod Touch. If/once I find pictures confirming this I will post them.
Below are the step by step instructions taken from the site which posted them. If you are brave and want to give it a try make sure you back up everything first!
For anyone that gives it a shot please post your results here for the rest of us. For those who want to wait for a confirmed method, keep checking back for updates.
This jailbreak, like the 1.1.2 jailbreak, comes as an upgrade. This means you need to have a 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 jailbroken phone already, before you can begin.
Update – unlocked phones appear to remain unlocked and work properly after the update, according to scattered reports.
MAC VERSION – Download the 1.1.3 package maker and open it, then run Run_This. Read carefully, press Enter when necessary, and the image will be uploaded to your phone.
Here’s how you do it:
- Start with a 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 jailbroken phone with Installer.app installed.
- Plug in your phone via USB to your computer.
- Download, extract, and run iBrickr Special 1.1.3 jailbreak edition (ibrickr.exe in the archive).
- iBrickr will determine what firmware you are running on your phone and make sure you can run the update.
- iBrickr will then guide you through the process of obtaining and modifying the 1.1.3 firmware (make sure to read everything thoroughly).
- iBrickr will upload the new firmware image to your phone. Note that this only puts the file on your phone and does not modify it at all, yet.
- When iBrickr finishes (should take about 10 minutes), it will tell you to go to Installer and install the “1.1.3 soft upgrade” package. Do that.
- When the installer finishes (this should take another 10-15 minutes), your phone should reboot with a fresh activated 1.1.3 firmware.
I’ll be posting a video tutorial on Gear Live’s Bleeding Edge real soon, so watch for that!