Earlier today, the iPhone Dev Team released their tethered jailbreak for the iPod touch 2G. The big question now is: do you attempt at jailbreaking now or wait in hopes that an untethered jailbreak will be released in the coming weeks? It’s a hard decision, but one that you might find easier to make once you realize the difficulty level that the tethered jailbreak tags along with it. I’ll explain across the jump.
We went over the read me for this tethered jailbreak, named redsn0w lite, and it requires many steps to jailbreak including FirmwareBundles and custom firmware files (.ipsw). The iPhone Dev Team is taking no responsibility for this jailbreak and any problems that may occur, and labeled it as use at your own risk. They’re also not offering any support for this tethered jailbreak, so iPhone Dev won’t be answering any questions you may have about the tethered jailbreak. The bottom line is that they will not be liable for any damage to your iPod touch 2G, and that they warned you before-hand.
That may turn most people off, but for those that know what they are doing this might be exactly what they’ve been waiting for. You may have to jailbreak your iPod touch each time you turn it on, but it gives those with an iPod touch 2G a glimpse of the jailbreaking scene, and what to expect if an untethered jailbreak is released down the road.
“This is for Mac only” said iPhone Dev, “but you should be able to find (or work out on your own) how to do it on Windows or Linux too.” And only a few hours later, AriX from Chronic Dev has already released instructions on how to jailbreak using Windows. You can find those instructions over at our forums, iPod touch Fans.