CONFIRMED - Lightning connector works on OS X Tiger and Leopard, freaks out on OS 9

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Jessica Lares, Oct 12, 2012.

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    Jessica Lares

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    So, I just tested my iPod Nano on my G3 iBook Clamshell running OS 9, my iMac G4 running Tiger, and my Power Mac G5 running Leopard. Here are my findings: IT WORKS!!!! :D

    iTunes detects it, on the G4 and G5. Of course they both say that I need the 10.7 version of it. However, I can see the actual iPod via Disk Mode, and can write to it. And boy is it FAST!

    Oh, and Finder freaked out on OS 9 and forced closed. :rolleyes: But you can at least charge it using USB 1.0.

    So, basically, we were all pretty wrong about the driver support. All it is is a super fast USB cable (that can push 3GB into the iPod in less than 2-3 minutes!!!!) that's reversed engineered.

    So, if you guys want to try and add the compatibility to the older versions of iTunes, it wouldn't hurt.
     

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    If someone with a jailbroken iOS 6 device would me to, I'll tell you exactly which file needs to be edited to get iTunes to not complain about needing version 10.7.
     
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    Great :) ! We should get this stickied or something.
     
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    AQUADock

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    This is good news hopefully someone can mod iTunes 10.6 to work with the new devices.
     
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    iTunes doesn't need to be modified. The device needs to be modified.
     
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    AQUADock

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    In what way?
     
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    You need to change the minimum requirements to be able to use the device. But it leads to device corruption.
     
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    How do you do that? Does it work with the iPhone 5?
     
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    A jailbreak is needed. But like it said, it will corrupt the contents of the device because iTunes doesn't know how to proper format of the device's data.
     

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