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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 -
      Yep. Apple uses .PNG for all their images, at least for now.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      It is pretty superior. I mean it handles transparency and isn't lossy like JPEG.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Apple could change image format anytime soon, but I hope they never do that.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      There's really no good reason.
    1. zim_from_IPH's Avatar
      zim_from_IPH -
      @Team Infecti0n Screen Shot?
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Of?
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      wtf. What happened to the images?! I downloaded the file again and they're all .bin extension T_T
    1. zim_from_IPH's Avatar
      zim_from_IPH -
      Quote Originally Posted by Team Infecti0n View Post
      wtf. What happened to the images?! I downloaded the file again and they're all .bin extension T_T
      Thats what I got. check your trash bin before you delete them
    1. Bumpnski's Avatar
      Bumpnski -
      I just got the silver nano with the watch band for Christmas. Very slick! However It needs some watch type apps! How about a calculator? Introduced in the 80's as the first "smart watch." also I would like to see an alarm, of course they will need to add an external speaker. Also contacts and calendar would be be nice. Dare I say bluetooth and maybe even cellular service? Welcome the Star trek communicator. Apple you are on the right track! But Bring some accessibility to this already fantastic device before the hackers do, Kudos!
    1. zim_from_IPH's Avatar
      zim_from_IPH -
      It has no speaker? honestly this thing was more of a downgrade than a upgrade. I want them to have the camera, Speaker, video, and an optional click wheel add on
    1. PowerlinX's Avatar
      PowerlinX -
      I have to agree^