iPod Nano Hacked!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by theapplefreak, May 11, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    So my friend gave me his ipod nano 4th generation cause he hacked it and turned it into a freakn flash drive. I know I think thats a stupid idea too. But now, when I plug it into the computer, it appears as a flash drive thing. Does anyone know how to restore this whole thing without using itunes or just plainly turning the whole software back normal?

    Thanks

    Please help me if you can. Just try telling me anything I can do to restore this device.

    *Note* it doesn't appear on iTunes. :/
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    see if you can format it right click the device in the computer folder and see if there is a option "format disk" or something like that, :apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::;);)apple:
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    Saladinos

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    Take it to the Apple Store, say it started getting hot and stopped working.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think that'll work because its all hacked. its working and theres software on it and stuff, but it's all just really different.
     
  5. macrumors G3

    NT1440

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    Why lie for something that is probably easily fixed?:confused:
     
  6. macrumors 65816

    instaxgirl

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    But you've not offered a fix?

    OP, my best guess is to open Disk Utility, select the nano and completely erase it. Hopefully then it'll show up in iTunes (as an iPod that needs to be restored)

    And maybe tell your friend you can get flash drives for £10?
     
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    Ivan P

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    Plus the iPod nano can be used as a flash drive natively, merely by enabling disk use in iTunes. No hacking needed...
     
  8. macrumors 68020

    Kardashian

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    Don't take it into Apple and lie.

    Apple sold the iPod on the basis it would be used for media.

    It is not supposed to be hacked to perform as something other than what intended.

    You broke/your friend broke it - not Apple.

    They shouldn't cover your mistakes. Its the people who encourage the OP to do such stupid things who are the people responsible for high prices.

    Companies have to make their money back somewhere with all these false exchanges and refunds.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Don't worry guys. Everything is done. It was a counterfeit iPod. x( So yeah. Well thanks for the suggestions guys.
     
  10. macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Apple Ink

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    I like it. Simple, effective and uber stupid

    rofl!
     

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