Another hidden message from Apple???

Discussion in 'iPod' started by olabungum, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. olabungum macrumors newbie

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    Hey... I tried running the strings command in terminal at the ipod firmware updater and the some of the output were these two lines:
    Oops! Ha ha! You tried to fool me by dragging a file that wasn't a firmware file! But I caught you! I'm not uploading this to the iPod!

    WTF.... what the hell is that???
     
  2. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    Thats bloody nuts.
     
  3. Willis macrumors 68020

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  4. ToastMaster macrumors regular

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    Oh, I've got to see this. Easter eggs in the middle of summer.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Apple trying to stop folks like Rockbox and iPodLinux from running custom firmware on iPods, most likely by digitally signing the images.

    B
     
  6. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Could be, but the message doesn't necessarily suggest that. It looks more like an error that would occur if someone tried to load a file as firmware that wasn't a valid firmware file at all. I think Linux runs on all iPod models, doesn't it?
     
  7. olabungum thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

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    That's pretty amusing, actually. Tells you the Apple engineers do so well in their work that they have time to hide stuff like that around the OS!
     
  9. d wade macrumors 65816

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    seriously.. thats incredible. makes you feel proud doesnt it?
     

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