I found this great guide over at RupertGee’s iBlog about jailbreaking from 1.1.1 to 1.1.3 on a mac. If you haven’t done it yet, this may be the guide you have been waiting for. As always you can post any comments below.

Today I decided to consolidate everything I know about jailbreaking an iPod touch into one post. This way you can own a jailbroken iPod touch 1.1.3 in no time if you follow exactly what I’m doing. Before we start, I must tell you my Mac runs on Leopard 10.5.1, my iTunes is version 7.6 and I love Dashboard Confessionals. My two months old iPod touch came to me with 1.1.2 firmware, and had since been jailbroken to 1.1.3 and running just fine (except it won’t play DRM-ed MP3 from iTunes Store.)


  1. We need a copy of the 1.1.1 firmware file. (Skip to step 2 if you already have a copy in your Mac.) We’ll download it using the Terminal.app. Yes, no funky Safari or Firefox; Terminal provides the best error-free download. To begin, we launch Terminal, and then copy & paste the following long-line of text into your Terminal (it’ll looks like this.)

    curl http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/content.info.apple.com/iPod/SBML/osx/bundles/061-3932.20070927.p23dD/iPod1,1_1.1.1_3A110a_Restore.ipsw -o iPod1,1_1.1.1_3A110a_Restore.ipsw -#

    Hit Enter to start downloading… and wait patiently. The firmware file will be in your Home folder once the percentage progress indicator shows 100%. You can Quit the Terminal after that.

  2. Connect your iPod touch to the Mac. Make sure it shows up in iTunes.
  3. Put the iPod touch in DFU (Device Firmware Upgrade) Mode as follows:
    • Press and hold-down both the Power and Home buttons.
    • Release the Power button when you see the iPod disconnects and disappears from iTunes. This takes place in about 10 seconds. The iPod’s screen is blank.
    • Release the Home button when you see this pop-menu message, and click on “Check”. The ipod touch’s screen is still blank. Next, this popped up, and you should see your iPod touch in your iTunes round about now. Click on “OK” to continue.
    • Press and Hold the Option Key (Shift Key on a PC) and select the firmware 1.1.1 file you just download and let the restoration begin!



Using your iPod touch’s Safari, surf to http://jailbreakme.com. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you’ll tap on the “Install AppSnapp” link. Your Safari will load the link, and suddenly freak out and your iPod touch returns to the Springboard (that’s the “Home” screen.) Done right, you will see a spinning wheel download progress indicator (it looks like this) while your iPod touch downloads AppSnapp in the background. If you don’t see the indicator (within no more than 2 seconds after tapping the said link), re-apply this step until you do! Yes, keep on trying…, and trying…, and trying…. Depending on connection quality, it took me well over 4 tries before the indicator appeared! Some users report trying over days. That’s right, days! My best advise is to have a good internet connection, and perhaps try again at odd hours. Properly done, you’ll see in your Springboard a new icon named “Installer”. Your iPod touch has been jailbroken!


  • You can only see the “Install AppSnapp” link via iPod touch’s Safari. Don’t bother trying with your OS X’s Firefox, Safari or whatever browser.
  • Furthermore, the “Install AppSnapp” link will only show up provided you are not connected to the net via a proxy. For Singnet users, just go to iPod touch’s Wi-Fi setting and check that the Proxy setting is set to “None”. You can revert the change after Jailbreaking.



  1. It’s mission critical that we go to iPod touch’s Settings -> General-> Auto-Lock, and set it to Never. Do that.
  2. Launch Installer and you’ll find a new version of Installer is available. Install the Update.
  3. You will also update the “Community Sources” package.
  4. Now you want to install the “BSD File System” package. You can find it under the “System” category. Reboot your iPod touch by holding down the Power button until the Red Slider appear after installing BSD. Don’t be alarmed that its icon is missing; it doesn’t have one.
  5. Launch Installer and add http://ijailbreak.com/repo.plist as a new Source. Refresh your Sources after that.
  6. Go to the “iJailBreakMobile” category and select the “iJailBreakMobile 1.1.1″ package to install. You will find a new app by the name iJailBreak after installation.
  7. Tap on iJailBreak and let the long jailbreaking process begin! It took mine 35 minutes to complete the process. Once done, the device will try to reboot automatically. If you see that it’s stuck with just a spinning wheel on the screen, it’s safe to manually reboot the device.
  8. Congrats, you have jailbroken your iPod touch 1.1.3, but we’re not done yet.
  9. Launch Installer and install the “Remove 1.1.3 Jailbreak Data” package. It’s in the “iJailBreakMobile”. You can Uninstall it after it’s done.
  10. Okay, we’re really done jailbreaking our iPod touch 1.1.3. You can install 3rd party apps now, and if you have purchase the “January Software Update”, install the updated Apps right away.



  1. Launch Installer and go to the “iJailBreakMobile” category, and select the “iPod Touch Software Upgrade” package to install it.
  2. Next, you’ll need to run a fix on the Mail.app by installing “Fix Mail Passwords” package.
  3. Quit the Installer and return to the Home screen. You’ll see this.
  4. Yohoo, you have a jailbroken iPod touch with the coool new iPhone apps. Go ahead, tap and hold on a icon; everyone will wiggle away like little Ricky Martins. You can rearrange the icon by moving them about.