So time to do the nasty to iOS4. Steve Jobs, I need more.
I tried the www.jailbreakme.com web-based jailbreak several times and it failed repeatedly, stuck on the purple background and displaying no error messages.
The only way I know it failed was a message saying the installer had crashed and I should try again. To see that message I had to power off the iPod Touch off and power it back on, then go into Safari and reload the jailbreak.com page.
As it is a web-based solution, I thought it may be something wrong in Safari's settings. So I tried a few things and they didn't work until I did it this way. The pop-up setting may be irrelevant, but the rest seemed to make the difference,as well as powering off and back on BEFORE attempting to jailbreak again.
- Go into Settings -> Safari
- Under Accept Cookies set it to "Always"
- I set Block Pop-ups to OFF
- I cleared History, Cache and Cookies.
- Press Home and then power the iPod Touch off.
- Power it back on and go into Safari
- Go to www.jailbreakme.com and "Slide to Jailbreak"
At the point, a "Downloading" window came up and the jailbreak process began and completed successfully. Now I'm working on what I need to download and install to get multi-tasking going and allow me to customise the look of this ugly thing. I've grown used to Android's built-in ability to customise the user interface or replace it completely....as it's just another app.