6th Generation iPod Nano Hacked, Will Jailbreak Follow Soon?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#Apple#NYT#web The sixth-generation iPod nano has been hacked. The latest nano, released this fall, touts an iOS-like UI, and now that very interface has been peeled back to reveal the nano’s inner workings, thanks to developer James Whelton‘s new hack. Whelton announced yesterday that he has managed to bypass the device’s cache comparison and install a Springboard hack. “The springboard hack,” he writes, “is just the removal of a app and creation of a blank space. Not that amazing, but what’s important is the bypass of Nano’s cache comparison, which compares any modded SB file and reverts it if it doesn’t like it, this opens up the possibility of hacking and modding, while not adding bootloaders or any of that fun stuff.”It’s worth pointing out that this isn’t a jailbreak. You can’t add new apps to the nano – at least not yet.The hack is just the first step in allowing other developers to play around with the nano OS. For his part, Whelton has made several interesting discoveries about this: “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.” Whelton says he’ll be posting more information on the hack on his blog NanoHack.me. In the meantime, what apps would you like to see on the new nano? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img

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