I have seen some confusion about RedSn0w out there and I thought I would make a quick post clearing things up and with a few FAQ.

What is RedSn0w and why can I only find RedSn0w lite?

RedSn0w is the iPod Touch 2G jailbreak. You can only find RedSn0w lite because it’s the lite (and tethered) version. The full version is not out yet so that’s why you can’t find it.

What is a “tethered” jailbreak?

A tethered jailbreak requires that every time your device reboots that you go to your computer and run a “booter”. It’s pretty fast, and tells your iPod to boot. The problem is that until you run this booter, you cannot use your iPod (but scroll down a bit).

Are there any dangers?

Well I think so. The Dev Team is not providing support and said “that is could void your warranty”. So I would hold for the full version.

What’s the semi-tethered jailbreak?

Ahhh. It’s much better than the tethered jailbreak. The way it works is that if your device reboots, instead of you being completely unable to use your iPod, your device boots up. All your jailbroken stuff is still there, icons and all. But even if you try to launch the jailbroken stuff, it won’t. But hey, much better than the regular tethered version.

How do you run RedSn0w lite or the semi-tethered jailbreak on Windows?

There are many ways to do so. But I’m trying to write a tutorial for the regular tethered jailbreak, but the process is sort of consing and writing a tutorial is not easy. As to the semi-tethered jailbreak, the easiest way is this YouTube video.

Now a very important note if you do the semi-tethered jailbreak. DO NOT  install Winterboard directly. It won’t work you need to install a patch.

Doing this is all at your own risk!! But that’s your choice.