How To: Jailbreak iOS 4.3.4 With RedSn0w 0.9.8b3 On iPod Touch 4G/3G

This guide will show you how to jailbreak iOS 4.3.4 tethered on iPod Touch 4G and iPod Touch 3G using RedSn0w 0.9.8b3. For more information about a tethered jailbreak, click here.

Noted by the Dev-Team:

  • For the convenience of kernel hackers like @comex and @i0n1c, we have a new redsn0w0.9.8b3 that supports a TETHERED jailbreak for iOS 4.3.4 on all devices that have 4.3.4 except the iPad2.
  • The vast majority of people will want to stay back at 4.3.3 because that’s where the untethered jailbreak is!
  • There are no new features in 4.3.4 — only fixes for jailbreak exploits.

Step 1) – The first thing you will need to do is download RedSn0w 0.9.8b3 and iOS 4.3.4 from our iJailbreak Downloads Section (click here).

Step 2) – Upgrade/Restore to iOS 4.3.4 via iTunes.

Step 3) – Once you have downloaded RedSn0w 0.9.8b3 to your desktop, you will need to launch it. Do this now by clicking the executable file (for Windows) or by clicking the application (for Mac OS X).

Step 4) – Once RedSn0w is up and running, you will simply need to browse for the iOS 4.3.4 firmware.

Windows Note: Your iDevice’s firmware files are stored in the following directory:

Windows Vista & 7: C:UsersAppDataRoamingApple ComputeriTunesiPod Software Updates
Windows Xp: C:Documents and SettingsApplication DataApple ComputeriTunesiPod Software Updates

Mac OS X Note: Your iDevice’s firmware files are stored in the following directory:

~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates

If you can’t find your iPod Touch iOS 4.3.4 firmware file, you can download your corresponding firmware file by clicking here.

Once you successfully select your firmware file through RedSn0w it will say “Processing firmware” then “IPSW successfully identified”.

Click the next button to continue (when you do this RedSn0w will begin preparing jailbroken data).

Step 5) – The next screen you will be brought to is a screen that features multiple checkboxes. The only checkbox that must be enabled is Cydia (as this is the default jailbreak installer); the rest of the checkboxes are optional and should only be checked if you know what you are doing.

When you have ensured “Install Cydia” is checked you can click the next button.

Step 6) – From this next screen the only thing left for you to do is put your iPod Touch into DFU mode. You will need to make sure that you turn your iPod Touch off, and you plug your iPod Touch into the computer before clicking the next button.

Once you have done this, click the next button and follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 7) – Once your iPod Touch is into DFU mode, RedSn0w will handle the rest of the jailbreaking process. You just need to sit back and watch RedSn0w perform its jailbreaking magic. Once your iPod Touch is done being jailbroken, you should see Cydia on your SpringBoard. This means the jailbreak has been carried out successfully. Congratulations on jailbreaking your iPod Touch 4G/3G tethered on the iOS 4.3.4 firmware.

NOTE: How to boot tethered jailbroken iPod Touch 4G/3G after reboot, launch RedSn0w and select “Just boot tethered right now”.

Let us know if you were able to jailbreak your iPod Touch 4G/3G with RedSn0w 0.9.8b3 in the comments section below. Also if you experienced any difficulties please share them with us and we will try our best to help you out.

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  • hudas

    cannot jailbreak install only cydia but cannot install crack app

  • Oftogamertag

    i jailbroke for the first time and cydia shows up as a blank, white, app.
     how do you fix?

  • Dusty

    Try this…

  • Trippisfresh

    So i got everything to work just fine, and i was very happy with my jailbroken ipod. Untill all of the sudden after a few hours i notices my wifi kept resetting.
    Now i know for a fact that its not my internet, ive checked all my laptops and none of my wireless devices are having this problem.
    Basically i downloaded sbsettings (cause for some reason installous 4 would not appear untill i did) installous 4, some musicpixel game (which i deleted long before i had this issue) and was in the process of downloading dungeon defenders when my wifi shut off and hasnt been steady since. 
    I turned off my Itouch 4G and rebooted it from the computer through redsn0w like we are supposed to, but to no avail.
    Ive also tried “forgetting this network” and “reboot network settings” in General>Reset

    Any help would be fantastic, or it looks like i will be restoring back to my normal ipod. :/

  • Chriscanball

    my ipod will not turn on after i downloaded winterboard…i had to reboot then it just stays at the apple screen :( wat do i do now??

  • Edmote60

    ok ive got it jailbroken and everything fix the cydia app and when i downloaded installous it didnt show up in my apps plz help

  • Edmote60

    ok saw what trippisfresh said so i downloaded sbsettings and it said reboot ipod then it turn off then im stuck at the apple logo
    what do i do

  • Ken Yeoh

    guys, my ipod gets stuck at the recovery screen. i tried everything to kick it out of it but cant seem to work. :(

  • ace2nv

    hey. Try holding down the home and the power buttondown at the same time until it either turns on or off

  • Maccapacca1234

    hello i hav jailbroken my ipod and it ran out of charge now it wont turn on or go into DFU mode cAN YOU PLEASE help me fix it thanks..

  • Xxoodeexx

    the same thing happened to me tonight and im almost crying over it i have no clue what to do.

  • luis

    how do I unjailbreak from this?