Diferent operating system for ipod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by pete44444444, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. pete44444444 macrumors member

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    Is it posible to put a very small linux based os on an ipod touch?
     
  2. Carrot007 macrumors regular

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    No, unfortunatly the current line up of ipods cannot run ipodlinux or rockbox, which unfortunatly means I must stick with my previous gen ipod.

    I use rockbox personally and would love one of the new larger capacity classics but until I can run rockbox I will have to stay where I am because I am too lazy to re-encode my flacs into apple lossless.
     
  3. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    I too was a rockbox fan... It was amazing watching movies, or playing gameboy games on a 1.5" screen.

    Returning to the question at hand, i suppose VNC is sort of an answer. It wirelessly connects you to your computer, and lets you view a live screenfeed, whilst letting you control mouse and keyboard. Its almost like running Windows, or Mac on your iPod... just a little choppier.
     
  4. Four20 macrumors 6502a

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    they will have to develop the display drivers, touch screen drivers(i imagine would be the hardest), and the hardware drivers(audio in and out, etc)

    it /can/ be done. . .just not yet
     
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    personaly, i cant wait for this to happen, i want to see what the open source group can bring to the feild
     
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  7. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    Aren't they the people who helped develop Pwnage, and WinPwn?
     
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  9. pete44444444 thread starter macrumors member

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    What is rock box? I dont think i have heard of that before?
     
  10. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    Rockbox is a firmware for the old iPods (up to the Classic, and 2nd Gen Nano), and other various MP3 players... it supported a HUGE selection of games and plugins, including an Mpeg player, and a Gameboy emulator, for example.

    It looked like crap, but it did what the normal iPod could do, and a lot more.

    http://www.rockbox.org/
     
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    nope you cant y would you with jailbreaking available and 3rd party apps the touch can do way more things than rockbox
     
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