Wednesday, December 29, 2010

iPod Nano Jailbreak, Close

After James Whelton's blog post of his discovery of a hack to bypass of the iPod Nano cache comparison to install blank spaces on his iPod Nano and essentially remove apps from the another hacker has got the Nano iPod in DFU mode.

Steven Troughton-Smith has figured out how to return the iPod Nano to its default factory settings and add custom firmware files to the iPod Nano.

"Discovered what may be DFU mode by holding down the restart buttons until you get a black screen and iTunes sees the device. disk.fw and osos.fw work (one boots disk mode, the other boots to a homescreen). The other files make the nano boot to a white screen, but go no further."

For those that have a jailbroken iPhone or iPad know that this is the same method for installing customized firmware to these Apple devices. Steven has managed to send two encrypted files to his iPod Nano and have them executed on a reboot. He basically used a modded version of the iRecovery and extract2g jailbreak tools to get the files from the iPod Nano's operating system. He has broken ground for other developers to start messing with the Nano 6G.

Do you want Angry Birds on your iPod Nano? Me too...

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