Jailbreak iPod Touch 4.2.1 with GreenPois0n on Windows

Recently, I got iPod Touch and like any other Apple Device owner wanted to jailbreak it to remove restrictions and install unsigned / cracked apps. So, I selected GreenPois0n to jailbreak my iPod touch 4G with iOS 4.2.1 and here we go with the procedure.

1. Download GreenPois0n – RC 6 is latest at the moment.

2. Power Off iPod and connect it via USB.

3. Launch the GreenPois0n.exe and to put your device into DFU mode, follow procedure with timings.

* Press and hold the sleep button for 2 seconds
* While holding Sleep button, press and hold Home button for 10 seconds
* Release the Sleep button but continue holding Home button for 15 second

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4. Press on Jailbreak as soon as it detects your device in DFU Mode when it is ready to Jailbreak.

5. GreenPois0n will start jailbreaking your device and Soon, your device will show something like Boot Screen. Wait till the Tool says Jailbreak Completed.

iPod will restart itself and you’ll notice that boot logo is no more the apple logo. It means Jailbreak successful.

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On Homescreen, there will be an icon named Loader from where you can install Cydia.

After installing Cydia, you can opt for adding Sources to get Installous that allows to install cracked apps.

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Rohit Langde is Founder and Editor-in-chief of Blogsolute. Tech Blogger by Passion & Profession | Mechanical Engineer by Qualification | Introverted Geek by Choice

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  1. dannyp says:

    i did all of this, but when the skull comes up, it wont change. it doesnt go to the home screen and im stuck. what do i do?

    • Rohit Langde says:

      You mean iPod hangs on the screen when skull appears. In that case, restart the GreenPois0n application and repeat the procedure by reconnecting the USB cable.

      I had to repeat all steps when Jailbreak didn’t happen even though application showed it successful.

  2. Jerry says:

    Thanks! it really worked out fine! finally! thanks sir!

  3. Aurangzeb says:

    Hey is this also applicable on ipod touch 2G with 4.2.1. iOS?
    Please reply quick, I can’t wait to jailbreak my touch =D

  4. Aashirwad Suresh says:

    the ipod is getting stuck on the boot screen nd not restarting…..wht does dis mean?

  5. bob says:

    every time i hold the home and the sleep button my i pod does not turn off can you help me!

  6. Roger says:

    I jailbroke my Itouch, but it still wont play on my xbox 360. What do I need to download now?

  7. Sid says:

    I went to the loader app and installed cydia.

    But the cydia app doesn’t open. What to do?

  8. Asi says:

    Will this work for iPod touch 2nd gen mc model? Thanks

  9. general says:

    my ipod touch hangs at the skull screen.. even if i try to redo the procedure it cannot work. my ipod touch cannot be switch on. what to do now.. pls tell as soon as possible..plsss.plss.pls

  10. Mohit says:

    Worked like a charm… Thanks a lot

  11. Tedde says:

    I have tried several times and always gets stuck on skull screen. What can i do. reply

  12. cking says:

    son did this to his itouch. when you go to turn it on it does the apple screen then switches to the skull screen and stays there. Nothing. When i plug it into itunes, nothing. When i hold the power and circle button down to restart, we just do it all over again.
    is there a solution or is it screwed.? Does this also void any warranty?

  13. mick says:

    thanks good job

  14. Happy guy says:

    Worked like a charm.
    Now, I just have to figure out what I can do with a jailbreaked Itouch.

  15. Efrain says:

    I Jailbreaked it “or atleast it said it did” but when i try to open up the cydia store it freezes! why does that happen? anyone?

  16. ema says:

    how long is this supposed to take? i put it in DFU mode and pushed jail break but now it’s taking a while..did something go wrong?

  17. gates says:

    when i install cydia from loader,it just do for 50% download..
    and when i run the cydia, it kicks me out to home screen, what should i do ? thanks

  18. maden says:

    ei… i tried everything so yeah loaded the cydia ,.But then cydia won’t open any at all..:(

  19. ndrow says:

    i just jailbreak, but on my ipod have no cydia loader.. help me pls..

  20. feifei says:

    it was my first time, i was very very scared at first… but hey, i did it.. thanks guys, any idea where i can download free apps?… thanks again 🙂

  21. tyas says:

    i had installed cydia.. but why i can’t add opt source.. what should i do??

  22. efa says:

    work well for me. Thank you.

  23. Sam says:

    I installed it and everything, but when i click on Cyadi on the homescreen, it flashes up for a very short time and doesn’t open?!?! what should i do? plz b quick

  24. nikita says:

    after the jail break complete comes, the boot page appears on my touch.. n doesnt go..
    what to do? its stuck

  25. GhOsT says:

    no loader icon nice change to the boot screen but I cant get the loader

  26. lynhie says:

    I was able to jailbreak my itouch. Install cydia but it flashes and returns to regular screen. Can someone help me with this problem? I really wanted to jailbreak my itouch and install cool stuff 🙁

    • Joseph says:

      I have some problem with lynhie, please help me solve this problem. I can’t wait to download cracked app.

      Pleasee….:)

  27. amy brown says:

    i can not get my ipod touch 4.2.1 to detect DFU… Greenpoison says i need to plug my turned off ipod in and then hold the MENU and PLAY/PAUSE button for 7 seconds, i do this and nothing happens?

    • Rohit Langde says:

      Follow each step which includes various combination of pressing and releasing button after connecting switched off ipod to computer.

      • hero says:

        Me too. My ipod just turned off in 20sec. then it automatically went back and the green poison says try again. turn off your ipod

  28. dan says:

    ive jailbreaked my ipod and it works but will it be able to access itunes now?

  29. dante says:

    i went to install cydia and now my ipod is on a screen tht says intializing filesystem and its been like tht for 15mins what do i do

  30. jfgfgjd says:

    After i press jailbreak it say jalbreak failed quit to restart and i did so and still nothing help?

  31. Liam says:

    My ipod shows that ive done it but no loader app plz help any one

  32. josh says:

    i’ve done it almost 5x already and still jailbreak failed.

  33. Igor says:

    Ok, So I’ve done it so many times and it shows jailbreak failed. the ipod screen goes white, shows itunes and the usb cord. then after that it says jailbreak failed. please reply!!!!

  34. crystal says:

    hi, can you pls tell me why i cant on my itouch? : (

  35. Adam says:

    If I jailbreak my iPod touch, can I use it to share wifi and Internet to acess xbox live???

  36. Hubert joseph says:

    Can u make it easy plz

  37. Katrina says:

    I need help with my iPod touch (4th generation) running firmware version 4.2.1. I followed the steps above, but it never fully completes. It gets stuck after it states the jailbreak is complete, but it never goes to the reboot stage to power off and install cydia. It shuts down after a few minutes then shows a picture of iTunes logo and the connector. What does this mean? please help!

  38. Katrina says:

    by they way I have tried this like 5x’s and it says no firmware found. very confused. I was giving this Ipod touch by a friend who upgraded..now I wonder why…

  39. adiel says:

    i did all all and it worked but there was not a icon named loader and i couldn’t find cydia

  40. David says:

    It’s really late to ask but ON my ipod touch (version 4.2.1). After I dowloaded the file from my computer, it tells me to follow the steps like first turn off the the ipod touch, then hold the sleep button for 2 secs and then without releasing the sleep button hold the home button for 10 secs and then releases the sleep button and hold the home button for 15 secs. BUT MY PROBLEM IS..I CAN’T SEEM TO GET MY IPOD INTO DFU MODE, I’d retry the steps a BILLION times but it never works. Pease HELP!!!

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