“Because of changes with Apple’s update techniques (that complicate the 3GS upgrade process) this will be a multipart release,” the hackers wrote on their blog when making PwnageTool 3.1 available. “This release starts with PwnageTool 3.1 for Mac OS X – this application supports the iPhone 1st Generation (2G), the iPhone 3G and the iPod touch 1G,” the Dev Team outlined, warning in capital letters that PwnageTool 3.1 did not support new-gen devices including the iPhone 3GS, the 2G iPod touch and, of course, the latest iPod touch (late 2009) introduced at this year’s iPod event.
As such, to jailbreak an iPod touch 1G (original iPod touch), users must download the appropriate iPod1,1_3.1.1_7C145_Restore.ipsw file, use the PwnageTool to create a custom firmware image, and restore with that IPSW using iTunes.
iPod touch second- and third-generation users are currently locked out of PwnageTool 3.1, the team stresses on its blog. However, second-gen touch owners can still use Redsn0w for an earlier (pre 3.1) firmware release, should they have mistakenly updated their baseband.Read more »