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  • Hacked iPod nano Now With Fewer Apps


    The sixth generation iPod nano has been hacked by developer and hacker James Whelton. James was able to hack the nano by bypassing its cache comparison and installing a Springboard hack. For now, this only allows you to delete one of the pre-installed apps and create a blank spot. This may not seem like much, but it does demonstrate that the nano can be altered. James is quick to point out, however, that the nano has not been jailbroken, “I do not have root access over the device. I did not “install” an app. I figured out how to remove them and insert a blank space into the springboard.”

    Mr. Whelton also found references to possible additions to the nano: “Next is the discovery in some of the device’s plists of reference to support of Movies, TV Shows, Apps, Games, vCards, Calendar events and so on, with a few other cool things like a passcode lock. With the bypass I figured out, I hope to enable these pretty soon. It seems like the OS is a rehashed version of the previous Nano’s OS.”





    The iPod nano that James is currently working with just happens to be a pink 8 GB nano that he won. He started hacking it on a flight home after winning the device.

    It’s doubtful that Apple will introduce apps for the iPod nano anytime soon, at least not until the annual September Event, at the very earliest. The sixth generation iPod nano now looks very much like a mini-iPhone. As the operating system continues to develop, it will be interesting to see if it does become an actual iOS device. You’ll need a magnifying glass, however, if you ever want to watch a movie on the tiny 1.54-inch screen. Imagine watching The Lord of the Rings on a nano.


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWM8zafux_o&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Hack: iPod Nano (Touch) Springboard icon hack[/ame]


    Source: MacStories
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Hacked iPod nano Now With Fewer Apps started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 71 Comments
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Wow, like straps for your shoulder/arm? I'm talking about wrist straps lol.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Wow, and they're relatively cheap. Thanks again. Lol when I get the Nano G6, this will be awesome!
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Lol yup there pretty cool and no problem
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      btw guys I'm not surprised this doesn't support video. First time I layed eyes on it I knew it. "Square" HD Resolution video? LOL! Though radio support idk why they stopped.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Team Infecti0n View Post
      btw guys I'm not surprised this doesn't support video. First time I layed eyes on it I knew it. "Square" HD Resolution video? LOL! Though radio support idk why they stopped.
      The 1.5 inch screen could be a problem too lol
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      The 1.5 inch screen could be a problem too lol
      Damn 1 1/2 Inches? I don't think videos look good on a screen that SMALL. Even if it would be big enough, video bunched up to fit on a square would be horrible, HD or not. And if they think they're "Smart" and make it widescreen, it's gonna be even smaller! LOL!
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      Best design for the next nano... Same size as the gen before the most recent but the whole thing should be a touchscreen...
      Mini ipod touch
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Sounds like an interesting design. Hope it doesn't end up being an epic failure like the Mini iPhone.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Volerikan View Post
      Please put Sonic 1 on this. I have it on every iPod I've ever owned.
      The screen is too tiny for a game like Sonic. And what about the controls?

      I use the Nano as an iProcessor! Muhahahaha! Actually, it would melt.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Lol its kind of the size of a processor lol. Sonic on that thing would be horrible, gotta be squinting on that nano all the time lol
    1. zim_from_IPH's Avatar
      zim_from_IPH -
      The night ended off with the resources available from the .ipsw best part is I did it and thought ehh this might be to complicated for some users so I uploaded it you can check it out or make your own. But so far all the images are just raw data Download Here
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Nice!
    1. zim_from_IPH's Avatar
      zim_from_IPH -
      Quote Originally Posted by Team Infecti0n View Post
      Nice!
      Did you try it out? There is so much in there
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Didn't get to go through all of it, since I have to go to sleep soon but from what I've seen so far that was impressive!
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by zim_from_IPH View Post
      The night ended off with the resources available from the .ipsw best part is I did it and thought ehh this might be to complicated for some users so I uploaded it you can check it out or make your own. But so far all the images are just raw data Download Here
      What exactly is it?
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      All the images that the Nano uses and some of the files too. Very useful for Pre-Themeing while we wait for a Nano jailbreak.
    1. zim_from_IPH's Avatar
      zim_from_IPH -
      @Team Infecti0n it has the images but you can not see them because it is just raw
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Actually I can see them. There's a program called FixPng that will make them readable on Windows/Mac.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      ^That's convenient seeing as how all the images would be png's.