Greenpois0n iPod Touch 3G Jailbreaking Update From Chronic Dev Team

Written By Sam on 5 October 2009

You must have already read about the “Release of PwnageTool 3.1.3“, “How to jailbreak iPhone 3GS with 3.1 Firmware” and “How to unlock iPhone 3GS with Ultrasn0w“. After the Dev team’s release of iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G pwnage tool the Chronic Dev have put up a short blog post about an update on greenpois0n iPod touch 3G jailbreaking. The Chronic Dev team says that the Jailbreak takes less than 1 minute from the time it boots to recovery. This is really a very good thing as it removes all the hassles in jailbreaking iPhone.


Excerpt From Chronic Dev Blog

  • No DFU and libUSB required
  • Everything is planned to be done over iBoot, so no extra time to send over a ramdisk and boot
  • No IPSW is required and the firmware files are read directly from the iPhone flash, then decrypted and patched on the fly, then reflashed and / or put aside to be booted from later
  • Supports Windows, Mac and Linux
  • First revision will support OTB iPhone 3G[s] devices, or ones that have been upgraded without an ECID backup. on firmware 3.1 (build 7C144)
  • The first revision will support the iPod touch 3G, on firmware 3.1.1 (Supports 7C145 and 7C146)
  • If the device is connected in Normal Mode it automatically reboots into Recovery Mode
  • Jailbreak takes less than 1 minute from the time it boots to recovery
  • Verbose reporting of progress, like “patching iBoot” or “reflashing DeviceTree” on the iPhone screen.
  • Extra patches such as access to the UID and GID keys from userland automatically applied, no need to dig up kernel decryption keys and use the patcher provided in xpwn.
  • Totally untethered jailbreak and this may or may not require an extra exploit.
  • In case our exploit is in any other firmware revision, it can be ported in just a few line changes.

61 Responses to “Greenpois0n iPod Touch 3G Jailbreaking Update From Chronic Dev Team”

  1. Dominique says:

    So that means its Almost here yes

  2. Sean says:

    Great job guys, can’t wait till it’s out.

  3. jack says:

    do you have a confirmed date on when this will come out, i got my ipod touch, 3G 3.1.1 last week and want to jailbreak it, could i please have some assistance

  4. Jasper says:

    Does it work for ipod touch 2g 3.1.2 firmware non-jailbroken before? If it does then great job guys! When does it come out?

  5. Blake says:

    Does it work for ipod touch 2g 3.1.2 firmware non-jailbroken

  6. tomashcu says:


    if your i pod has come out of the box with the 3.1.2 Firmware then sorry, this will NOT work until further notice or the Dev team released a jailbreak for 3.1.1 or 3.1.2

  7. ernest says:

    I knew u guys were always smarter than apple. great job and thanks for sailing us through the shackles of apple… lol

  8. Jose says:

    I have a iPod 3g 3.1.2 it’s not jailbreaked will green poison jailbreak it??

    • Mr. Mackey says:

      Downgrade down to 3.1.1

      3.1.2 doesn’t work for it, or probably won’t

      Actually, I don’t know that, but I wouldn’t mess around with it

  9. Chharllie says:

    hey hey hey ppls. I got a ipod touch 3G. I want to kailbreak it but blackra1n isn’t good vcos it doesnt fix the tethered part. so i cant turnn it on. Will greenpoison fix this? plz say yes! 🙂

  10. Jayx says:

    I Know i’m getting one on christmas day it’s a i pod touch 3g 32gb it was bought a month ago so i’m not sure what firmware it will have hopefully 3.1.1 It sounds like the new greenpoison Jailbreak will be great.

    Great Question I would wait just to be on the safe side and do not update firmware (3.1.1) if you have 3.1.2 it make take a few more weeks for proper jailbreak to be released.

    Great Job DEV Team and A BIG Thank YOU (Have they found a name for these guys yet increadible is just not the right word)

    and thank you to the people who do such a great job on youtube for their videos on how to….

    Good luck to all jailbreakin and have a merry christmas


  11. Rene says:

    I can’t wait, for christmas I getting a Ipod Touch 3G 32GB.
    I want to Jailbreak the Ipod, if possible with no tethered booting, so I just wait some weeks.
    Good luck guys.

  12. brandon says:

    i have gotten a ipod 3g for christmas and its a 8gb 3.1.2 will this jail break it and will it be unteathered thks

  13. Dane says:


    The 8 gig iod touches are actually not 3g, they are somewhere between 2g and 3g. The thing with this is that a 2g jailbreak doesnt work on them, nor will the 3g jailbreak, so youre kinda up the creek there. Greenpois0n is made for the 3g ipod touches (32 gig and 64 gig), but they have said that when they are done with the 3g jailbreak they might work on a 2.5g jailbreak. They use the term 2.5g with the kind of ipod you got, because it is neither 2g or 3g.

    • Alex says:

      Well ur rite on the part that says that different then the 32gb and 64gb but really its the same thin…there 3gen ipod touchs…the 8gb is just updated form the 2gen ipod really they r all 3gen ipod touchs really…the 4 gen will come out some time june or later so ya..but
      if they were 2gen it would be untreathed with the jailbreak blackra1n…so there for if they were 2gen ipod touch we wouldnt hav to wait for greenpois0n..

  14. Charlie says:

    Is green poison untethered realesed yet for the iPhone 3 gs

  15. captain95 says:

    i have a ipod touch 3g (3.1.2 8gb) and want to jailbbreak it can someone send me a message if it is released@!!? thanks

  16. Alex says:

    the jailbreak would be out by now but there makein it better then just a simple jailbreak…but here they may wait till the new ipod touchs r out around june or later…the 4gen ipod touch..but no one is sure.. my guess is so that they dont waste time on another that they can jailbreak ipod touch 3gen and 4gen…but thats just a guess cuz i guess apple is makein the touchs unjailbreakable..but ONLY for the 4 gen..and later on…

  17. Joe says:

    I would think that it could be released around february or maybe even march

  18. SA4lo says:

    Dont mean to push you Dev Team but…
    u said “by the end of the year” i understand that this is serious unpredictable stuff and im not demanding poison now im just askin g maybe for an update havnt heard from u since november

  19. icebird9899 says:

    i agree. i got a ipod touch 3g and 8gig. im debating on doing the blackra1n tethered jailbreak, because i cant wait any longer!

  20. Jonathan says:

    Chronic-Dev took the money and ran.

    There is no GreenPoison, they just took your Green and Poison is what they spew if you question them.

    Their blog is one of the most cussword riddled sites I have ever been to.

    If you donated to Chronic-Dev, kiss the money good bye, you have been scammed.

    I use Blackra1n to jailbreak a 3GS on ATTUsa with FW 3.1.2, works fine.

  21. Andre says:

    i have an ipod touch 3g mc model with 3.1.3 firmware is there going to be a way to jail break it or is there one coming out soon ?

  22. bram says:

    I have an Ipod touch 3g 32 GB MC model,, how to jailbreak it or when will the jailbreak be released

  23. Kyle says:

    Bram, what OS are you operating? 3.1.2 3.1.3 OR 3.0?

    3.1.2 Download blackra1n from

    3.1.3, use youtube

    3.0, use youtube.

  24. Mo says:

    Will this work on an ipod touch 3g 3.1.3?

    • mark says:

      yo mo,

      greenpois0n isn’t out yet, but I have figured a new way to downgrade 3.1.3 to 3.1.2 for ipod 3g, and jailbreak it.

      • jax says:

        can u please tell me. i hav a 3g ipod touch and i jailbroke it. recently i accidently updated it to 3.1.3 firmware and now it is stuck in the recovery mode loop. so i can’t do anything to it. everytime i turn it on it says connect to itunes. it dosn’t restore on itune and i can’t jailbrake it. Can someone plz help me!!?

  25. mark says:

    when is greenpoison out? I can’t wait. Where do u download it? Is it out yet? will it work for my ipod touch 3g 3.1.3? Please reply? thx

  26. sagar says:

    Greenpoi0n by DevTeam is taking way to long, im not trying to push them, but this kinda sounds werid, they have been working almost or more than half a year, im tired of blackra1n, hopefully devteam releases by end of march, don’t want to wait till june

  27. james says:

    Please hurry up with theses guy’s i can’t wait anymore

  28. St. Croix says:

    I just got my first iPod touch a couple days ago (32gb, 3G). However, I was unaware that jailbreaking was limited to specific iPod models, on specific firmware. Therefore, I quickly updated to 3.1.3, and am currently stuck there with no idea what to do. I’ve tried to downgrade my firmware too, but as it is downgrading, it gets interrupted by a message saying: “Your iPod is not eligible for this restore.”

    Is there any possible way to jailbreak an iPod touch 3G (MC model), on 3.1.3 firmware?
    – If not, will there be a way in the future?

    Thank you in advance.

  29. Hydenseek says:

    Hey st croix, I’m in exactly the same predicament as you but so far nobody seems to be able to help me. Someone please mail me at with an answer because I will probably never find this post again.

  30. TheCrow says:

    St. Croix says:
    March 12, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I just got my first iPod touch a couple days ago (32gb, 3G). However, I was unaware that jailbreaking was limited to specific iPod models, on specificfirmware. Therefore, I quickly updated to 3.1.3, and am currently stuck there with no idea what to do

    This is bullshit St.Croix because if you just bought it a couple of days ago, it came with 3.1.3 so you could not upgrade(duh)! I have the new iPod Touch 3G/32gb and model (MC) and it came already with 3.1.3, it can not be jailbroken right now until they release this supposed (GreenPoison).

    • mark says:

      then downgrade it dumb, I bought the ipod 3g 3.1.3 two weeks ago, and i downgraded it to 3.1.2, and jailbroke it with blackra1n

  31. St. Croix says:

    TheCrow says:
    March 14, 2010 at 11:34 am

    This is bullshit St.Croix because if you just bought it a couple of days ago, it came with 3.1.3 so you could not upgrade(duh)! I have the new iPod Touch 3G/32gb and model (MC) and it came already with 3.1.3, it can not be jailbroken right now until they release this supposed (GreenPoison).

    I bought it from a friend. I guess he had it before the 3.1.3 update.
    Do you know where I can learn more on (GreenPoison)?

  32. GoJailbreaknick says:

    I have an iPod touch 8gb 3.1.3 and I want to jailbreak it with this green pois0in except will it work on me coz my model says MC at the start am I a 3 gen or not please reply

    • St. Croix says:

      Yeah Nick, you have a 3G iPod touch. You will have to wait until around late May for a jailbreak to become available for you.

      1st Gen = MA
      2nd Gen = MB
      3rd Gen = MC

      Currently there is no jailbreak tool handy for 3G users running on 3.1.3 firmware.

  33. Hyde_n_seek says:

    Ok, seriously. I know greenpois0n is not out yet and I know that when/if it does it’ll be untethered bt this is where I’m confused: will it work on my 32gb 3rd gen on 3.1.3? Many forums contradict each other and I don’t know who to believe.

    • St. Croix says:

      It would seem highly unlikely that the DEV-team would leave us 32gb 3G users high and dry like that. So my guess is yes, it should work on your iPod.

  34. St. Croix says:

    When will the new jailbreak come out for iPod touch 3g 3.1.3?
    (I have a 32gb so I can’t downgrade and use Blackra1n.)

  35. Beer says:

    I’ve heard that this jailbreak will be out around June. Also, it will be able to jailbreak the iPod touch 3g 32gb 3.1.3

    • St. Croix says:

      Where did you hear this? On the Dev Team blog it says that they are not going to provide an ETA.
      Or is the new jailbreak not going to be by the Dev Team?

  36. St. Croix says:

    I heard that [GreenPois0n] was suppose to release today for 3G iptouch users on 3.1.3 firmware.
    …As you can probably guess, it didn’t.

    Now I hear that there will not be a jailbreak for 3.1.3 firmware. Rather, there will be a jailbreak for the new iPhone firmware 3.2, released approximately by the end of June.

  37. ZE3N says:

    I really hope this cN work for iPod touch 3G 3.1.3 because I tried to restore my iPod with blackra1n from a different computer than the one I started with, and it wouldn’t work so I was forced to restore my iPod with iTunes and now I don’t have all my old themes, apps, ect. It so hard to go so long being grounded from my iPod and when I finally get it back I can’t use all the apps I had.

  38. Luke says:

    Can u downgrade the 3rd gen ipod 8gb with 3.1.3 firmeware

  39. JeFF says:

    There is no possible way of downgrading ur ipod because of apple not signing to restore to a lower firmware so u are not able to JB it at this time. we have to wait till they coe up with the new JB for 3.1.3. we cant use our ipod 3g to the max till then.

  40. bob says:

    hurry up dev team

  41. Paul says:

    Help!!! We need the jailbreak to our iPod touch 3G 3.1.3. S.O.S URGENT…

    • Pat says:

      Check the new Spirit download works fine on my 3.1.3 ipohone 3gs and ipod 3rd gen
      that have never been jail broken before 😀

  42. Mario arizpe says:

    I have an iPod touch 3gen(MC model) 3.1.3 firmware would this work??

  43. tyler says:

    can i jailbreak my ipod touch 3rd gen when its runing version 4.0

  44. Philip says:

    I have a 3rd gen iPod touch with 4.1 firmware. How do I jailbreak it?

  45. Mario arizpe says:

    I have an iPod touch 3G mc model with a 4.2.1 firmware is this able to be jailbroken?
    I’ve tried greenpois0n and limera1n

  46. calvin says:

    you download the apps from the installer app

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