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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. posixninja's Avatar
      posixninja -
      iWatch is overdone!! Personally I use my nano as an iBeltBuckle :-P
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by posixninja View Post
      iWatch is overdone!! Personally I use my nano as an iBeltBuckle :-P
      How does it work for tethering your pants to your waist?
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Wow the nano is useless didn't know it doesn't have any apps or play movies, hell they could have at least let u play tic tac toe LOL save the money and get a shuffle if using it solely for the gym
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by posixninja View Post
      iWatch is overdone!! Personally I use my nano as an iBeltBuckle :-P
      Lol. Gave up the flask belt buckle eh?
    1. lvazn93's Avatar
      lvazn93 -
      wonder what apps the ipod nano is goin to have, hmm
    1. Volerikan's Avatar
      Volerikan -
      Please put Sonic 1 on this. I have it on every iPod I've ever owned.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Why did they strip the Nano of features, anyway?
    1. lighter's Avatar
      lighter -
      Hrmm... proof of concept... was actually able to modify something... was the only thing they were able to do.. stepping stone.. would you like me to go on?

      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Why did they strip the Nano of features, anyway?
    1. woowoodengy's Avatar
      woowoodengy -
      its not useless but i needs to be marketed as a watch since a watch this nice would usually cost $300-$500 but as far as a nano its a joke for the price. an ATV2G costs $99 but this is more $$$ lol. i bet sales are not that great for this nan and expect it to be $99 soon

      Quote Originally Posted by Volerikan View Post
      Can it connect to my iPhone and display who's calling and new notifications yet?
      i would buy it if it can do that and answer calls while my iphone 4G is in my pocket using a bluetooth. but again the price needs to be $99
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Buying one of the new Nanos is something I still regret. It's like carrying a shuffle around...with a touch screen...lame. Apple should have stuck with the last generations style and made improvements on that. Maybe some good will come from hacking it though...here's hoping!
      I haven't purchased one but I agree with your second statement. I always saw the nano as a physical activity mp3 player. The physical buttons were nice. I know they add feature like the touch screen but like you said they left some other features out like videos. But i never liked watching videos of my gf nano. Screen was still too small anyway
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      I read DFU mode was found for it yesterday.
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      epic, i might have to hijack my friends nano and do this to his!
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      It'd be nice to have root access to the Nano. Though for themeing and such, even for custom apps like Cydia and such, their GUI will have to be made up of very small images. Interesting, Really.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Yea it would be cool just to jailbreak for theme making, it would be neat!
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      Yea it would be cool just to jailbreak for theme making, it would be neat!
      It would be simple at first, since there's only so much to theme at the moment. When it gets Cydia and all those tweaks it will be harder. I assume the Nano uses small images except for it's springboard icons, which are huge. Good luck themeing this Raptors, look forward to it.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      I just want to change the watch faces so i can be even more of a stylish nerd lol
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by Westerman View Post
      I just want to change the watch faces so i can be even more of a stylish nerd lol
      Nice one! Lol
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Thanks
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Personally I'd strap on a, well... A strap... On that new Nano and make that iWatch a reality that everyone has been spreading rumors about, lol.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      There already is watch straps you can buy one from apple actually