Jailbreak iPod Touch 4/4G and 5G iOS 4.2.1 to 6.1.6
It’s extremely easy to jailbreak iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 5 and iPod Touch 5G with a few free jailbreak tools available. Generally, iPod Touch 4/4G is running on iOS 4.1, 4.2.1, 4.3.5 and the latest release operating system is iOS 6.1.6. As for iPod Touch 5G, the initial release operating system for iPod Touch 5th generation is iOS 6.0 and iOS 6.1.3 for the model without rear camera. Both iPod Touch 5 supported up to iOS 9.3.5. Regardless of what iOS versions you are using, you can follow the step-by-step tutorial here to jailbreak an iPod Touch and download Cydia in less than 15 minutes.
How to Jailbreak iPod Touch
As mentioned above, an iPod Touch 4, 4G, and 5th generations supported different iOS versions, thus, the first thing you have to do is check your iOS version before selecting the appropriate jailbreak method. To check your iOS version, go to Settings > General > About. For iPod Touch 6th generation with iOS 8.4 or above, you can follow TaiG iOS 8.4 Jailbreak guide to jailbreak and download Cydia on it. Instead, follow how to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 guide if your iPod Touch is running on iOS 7. For the rest of earlier iOS versions such as iOS 6.1.6, 5.1.1 or 4.3.5, follow the guide here.
Jailbreak iPod Touch iOS 6.0 to 6.1.6
Step 1: First of all, it is always BACKUP. Things can always go wrong even iOS 6.1.6 jailbreak is already stable.
Step 2: Download Evasi0n or Redsnow. Both of these applications are free jailbreak tools and they are available anywhere on the internet. Refer to our iOS 6 jailbreak guide if you prefer to use Redsnow. Continue to step 3 if you prefer Evasion jailbreak tool.
Step 3: Connect your iPod Touch to your computer or Mac using a USB cable. Run Evasion app and let it detect your iPod Touch.
Step 4: Evasi0n will show your iPod Touch model as well as iOS versions. Click on the Jailbreak button to begin. The entire process takes less than 15 minutes. You will be able to see a brown Cydia logo appear on your iPod Touch’s home screen after the jailbreak is done. It’s time to look for the top 10 free Cydia apps for iOS 6.
Jailbreak iPod Touch iOS 5.0 to 5.1.1
Step 1: First of all, it is always BACKUP. Not much of people is using iOS 5.1.1 so it’s hard to find support for iOS 5.1.1. So, please backup with iTunes or iCloud.
Step 2: For iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak tool, it is recommended to use Absinthe 2. Absinthe 2 is one of the best jailbreak tools for iOS 5 users. Simply search on the internet and you can download it for free.
Step 3: Connect your iPod 4 or iPod 5G to your computer. Run Absinthe 2 to begin the jailbreak.
Step 4: You will be asked to put your iPod Touch into DFU mode. Click “Jailbreak” button again to continue the process.
Step 5: Within a few minutes, Absinthe 2 will inform you the jailbreak is completed. The program will reboot your iPod Touch.
Step 6: Open the Loader app on your iPod’s home screen to install Cydia. Reboot your iPod Touch once again and you are done! Absinthe 2 jailbreak is an untethered jailbreak. That means you need to run a complete unjailbreak process when you want to revert it.
Jailbreak iPod Touch iOS 4.0 to 4.3.5
Step 1: First of everything, Backup! It costs a lot of money and effort to recover important data, so don’t let it happen.
Step 2: For iPod Touch 4 with iOS 4.0 to 4.3.5, you need to jailbreak with a website call JailbreakMe. Open a Safari browser via your iPod Touch and go to the official website.
Step 3: JailbreakMe will detect your iPod version as well as iOS version. The website will offer you a compatible jailbreak method. Select the “Slide to Jailbreak” button.
Step 4: Your iPod Touch will download JailbreakMe application to your device. It usually takes less than five minutes.
Step 5: Go to your iPod’s home screen and you should be able to see a Cydia logo there. That means you have a jailbroken iPod Touch now.
This article is mainly for Apple users who want to jailbreak iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 4G and 5G running iOS 4.2.1 to 6.1.6. You are welcome to leave a message if you are having problems while jailbreaking or installing Cydia on your iPod Touch.