How to Jailbreak iPod Touch [100% Working Guide]

Are you thinking of jailbreaking your iPod Touch? Find out how to jailbreak the iPod Touch step by step in this comprehensive guide. And you will also learn the advantages and disadvantages of iPhone jailbreaking.

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Sofia Albert

Updated on Feb 27, 2024

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For more than ten years, the iPod Touch has occupied a unique and cherished spot in the hearts of music enthusiasts. Its elegant design and remarkable multimedia capabilities have garnered a substantial following worldwide. However, within the Apple ecosystem, many users often yearn for more. The demand for personalization and increased device control has led to the emergence of a practice called 'jailbreaking.'

Is jailbreaking an iPhone illegal? No. This technique removes the limitations imposed by Apple, granting them the freedom to unleash the full capabilities of their iPod Touch. Within this article, you will find a detailed guide on how to jailbreak iPod Touch on Windows, Mac, and without a computer.

Everything You Need to Know Before Jailbreaking

Before we delve into the details of how to jailbreak the iPod Touch, let's first connect with some typical situations that many users often encounter. Have you ever been captivated by the notion of applying custom themes or exploring applications that extend beyond the offerings available on the App Store?

Jailbreaking, despite its numerous advantages, carries certain risks. A key incentive for undertaking jailbreaking is the freedom it offers to customize your device extensively. It grants access to unofficial applications and modifications frequently excluded due to Apple's rigorous App Store approval process.

It's crucial to note that jailbreaking your iPod Touch can void its warranty. In the event of hardware issues, Apple may deny service or support. Removing certain security measures imposed by Apple can make your device susceptible to malware and other security threats. Caution is essential when installing third-party apps and tweaks.

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How to Jailbreak iPod Touch on Mac

Jailbreaking your iPod Touch can be an exciting endeavor, offering you a world of customization and possibilities beyond Apple's official iOS. Below is the step-by-step guide for how to jailbreak iPod Touch on Mac using the p0sixspwn tool:

Step 1. Plug the iPod Touch into your Mac and install the "p0sixspwn" (required version) on your Mac from a reliable source. Afterward, if you have a ZIP file, you will need to extract it to explore the other files. Now, access the extracted folder, double-click "p0sixspwn.tool," and hit the "Open" button. Wait for it to load and tap on the "Jailbreak" on the prompt of "p0sixspwn" to begin the process.

press the jailbreak button

Step 2. In case after accessing the "p0sixspwn.tool," you get the "pris0nbarake cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified" error, then follow these guidelines. Hit the "Apple" logo at the upper left corner, choose "System Preferences," and head to the "Security & Privacy" option. Unlock the lock at the bottom left side and click the "Anywhere" button to give permission access.

enable the anywhere option

Step 3. Once the process is done, head towards the “Cydia" app on your iPod and access it. This will show you the available packages indicating that your iPod Touch is jailbroken. You will get their packages here named "User," "Hacker," and "Developer." Choose the required package to load on your iPod Touch and press the "Done" button in the upper right corner.

choose who are you

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How to Jailbreak iPod Touch on Windows

If you're a Windows user, jailbreaking iOS on Windows is still within your reach. Summarized below are the steps to the process of how to jailbreak the iPod Touch on a Windows PC using the greenpois0n tool:

Step 1. Plug your iPod into a Windows computer and launch the "greenpois0n RC6" third-party application on your system after downloading it. If you receive any Apple TV prompt, tap the "No" button. Also, check the "Control Panel" and uninstall all the software by Apple Inc. Next, turn off your iPod and put it in DFU mode following the on-screen instructions.

uninstall the apple software

Step 2. Once you are all set, hit the "Prepare to Jailbreak (DFU)" button to initiate the process. After this, "greenpois0n" will show up on your iPod screen. Let the process complete, and your iPod will restart automatically. You will now notice the "Loader" app on your iPod and then head to the "Install Cydia" app.

click on prepare to jailbreak button

Step 3. At last, access the “Cydia" app on your iPad and choose from the three available packages: "User," "Hacker," and "Developer." After that, hit the "Done" option in the top right corner.

select who are you option

How to Jailbreak iPod Touch Without a Computer

Jailbreaking your iPod Touch can be a liberating experience, and if you prefer to do it without a computer, JailbreakMe is an excellent option. Note that if your iPhone need to be jailbroken, you can also jailbreak iPhone without computer easily.

Following is the process to jailbreak iPod Touch or jailbreak iPad directly from your device:

Step 1. On your system, access the "Jailbreak Me" tool and keep it open. Head to "Safari" browser and search for "Jailbreak Me." Also, move the slider "Slide to Jailbreak" slider. You will need to wait until the Jailbreak process is completed.

perform slide to jailbreak

Step 2. Once done, access the “Cydia" on your iPod and choose from three options, including hacker and developer. Once the screen appears with the "Essential Upgrades" prompt, tap on the "Complete Upgrade" option after hitting the "Confirm" button. 

press the Complete Upgrade button

Step 3. After this, choose “IPG’s Cydia Repo” under the “Individual Sources” section and tap on “All Packages.”  There, choose “Cydia HTTPatch," "Install," and "Confirm" the choice likewise. After the package is successfully installed, your device will reload and will be jailbroken.

tap on cyndia httpatch

What Can You Do After Jailbreaking iPod Touch

Congratulations on successfully jailbreaking your iPod Touch! You've just opened the door to endless possibilities and customization. Here are some of the exciting things you can do after jailbreaking your iPod Touch:

✅Install Unofficial Apps and Tweaks

By jailbreaking your iPod Touch, you can install applications and modifications that are not accessible through the official App Store. These additional apps can provide distinct features and capabilities, enhancing your device's utility and allowing for extensive customization.

✅Customize Your Device

Customization serves as a primary motivation for individuals who opt to jailbreak their devices. Through this process, you gain the ability to personalize the appearance and user experience of your iPod Touch by incorporating themes, custom icons, and unique fonts.

✅Enhance System Control

Jailbreaking gives you greater control over your device's file system and settings. You can modify system files, access hidden settings, and make changes typically restricted in a non-jailbroken iOS environment.

✅Improve Privacy and Security

Jailbreaking can also enhance your device's privacy and security. You can install privacy-focused tweaks that restrict app permissions, block ads, and increase your control over your data.

Bonus: How to Unlock iCloud-locked iPod Touch

Unlocking an iPod Touch with Activation Lock can indeed be a challenging task for many users. Fortunately, there is a user-friendly solution available in the form of EaseUS MobiUnlock. If your iOS device (iPhone. iPad or iPod Touch) is locked by the iCloud, then you can first jailbreak your device, and then use this EaseUS software to bypass the Activation Lock.

This versatile tool not only unlocks your iPod Touch efficiently but also provides a jailbreaking tutorial. Moreover, EaseUS MobiUnlock offers added functionality by enabling you to remove the Apple ID associated with the device, giving you full control. Additionally, it empowers users to eliminate screen time passcodes without sacrificing their precious data.

Another notable feature is its ability to remove iTunes backup encryption even if you don't have the passcode. This makes it a valuable all-in-one solution for iOS device management and customization.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiUnlock on your computer and connect your iPhone or iPad to the PC. Click "Bypass Activation Lock." Check out the "Term of Use" and click "I Agree" to proceed if you agree with all content.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 1

Step 2. Click "Start" to move to the next step - jailbreack your iPhone or iPad. Click "Jailbreak Tutorial" to see how to jailbreak your Apple device. (Note that if your iPhone is running iOS 15 - iOS 16.4, the EaseUS tool will jailbreak the device automatically.) If you already jailbroke your device, click "Jailbreak Completed" to proceed.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 2

Step 3. Click "Bypass Now," and EaseUS MobiUnlock will start removing Activation Lock from your iPhone or iPad.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 3

Step 4. Wait for the process to complete. After the process, click "OK" to confirm, and you can set up your iPhone or iPad without obstacles. 

Remove Activation Lock - Step 4

The Bottom Line

To conclude all this, we hope that now you are able to learn how to jailbreak the iPod Touch with the help of the different methods that are mentioned above. After jailbreaking the iPod Touch, installing and using different authorized apps or games becomes easier.


Many questions arise in people's minds, which stops them from taking the necessary steps that are required to jailbreak the iPod efficiently. That is why, below, we have answered some of the common FAQs to help you clear your doubts:

1. Can you delete Cydia after jailbreak?

Yes, you can delete Cydia after jailbreak without worrying about the loss of jailbreak. However, keep in mind that without Cydia, you will not be able to boot the iPod in safe mode if something goes wrong. Removing Cydia does not automatically un-jailbreak your device; it simply removes the package manager.

2. Does updating iOS remove JailBreak?

Yes, updating iOS removes the jailbreak when you update the device with the help of official Apple channels like (OTA) updates. It happens because the update process restores the device to a factory state in terms of the operating system.

3. What will I lose if I jailbreak my iOS device?

The main thing that is lost once your iOS device is jailbroken is Apple's “walled garden safety,” which is specially designed to protect users from any security threat. After the iPod Touch is jailbroken, there is a high risk that viruses and malware can affect your Apple device.


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Updated by Sofia Albert

Sofia has been involved with tech ever since she joined the EaseUS editor team in March 2011 and now she is a senior website editor. She is good at solving various iPhone and Android issues, such as iPhone or Android data transfer & recovery.

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