Does the Apple keyboard count as a USB hub?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by angemon89, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. angemon89 macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    I am going to jailbreak and unlock my friends 2G iPhone today, but I heard that 10.5.6 stops DFU mode from being recognized. I also heard that there is a workaround to this by just plugging in the iPhone to a USB hub. Since I don't have one of those, does the Apple keyboard count as a USB hub for jailbreaking in 10.5.6?

    I know about the automator script that changes the kext file but I'm trying to avoid that because I heard it causes some peoples Macs to act strange.

    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    The Apple keyboard is not powered so it won't be able to power the iPhone. The keyboard can't even power a USB flash drive.
     
  3. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

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    Try using a powered USB hub. A USB hub that plugs into the electricity socket.

    You'll have no problems then.
     
  4. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    Oh yes it can...
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Oh really? Care to explain why when I plug in my USB flash drive to my Apple keyboard it gives me a low power notice and it doesn't show up on the desktop or Finder? While when I plug it into my powered USB hub it shows up perfectly.
     
  6. sjorge macrumors member

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    Both my kingston 1gb and 2gb work,
    My transdata 512mb works,
    My Cruzer 1gb work
    My Cruzer 8gb doesn't.

    So most see mto work for me. HDD don't work though.
     
  7. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

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    It depends on how much power the USB flash drive draws. I have some that will and some that won't. If I remember correctly though, the keyboard is only a USB 1.1 hub and so you get much slower transfers, though I would be more than happy for someone to correct me on this (my keyboard is from an iMac from about two and a bit years ago) :)

    Alec
     
  8. Lexoticstylez02 macrumors 6502a

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    I always plug my iPhone through the keyboard and it works fine.
     
  9. bassanoclapper macrumors 6502

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    My iPod dock is connected to my Alu keyboard and charges just fine
     
  10. sjorge macrumors member

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    macbook pro -> power logitech hub -> keyboard -> iphone = no work
    macbook pro -> keyboad -> iphone = works fine.

    never tried untill now would have guessed the reverse.
     
  11. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    How about a powered hard drive, with USB ports? That should count, right?

    I've been putting off upgrading Leopard for this one reason!

    *paranoid*

    ;)
     
  12. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    My USB flash drive works fine connected to my Apple keyboard as long as I don't have my iPod plugged into the USB ports on the back of the iMac at the same time - plugging it in if my iPod is connected will give me the low power notice, but upon disconnecting my iPod it works fine.
     
  13. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    For some odd reason, the keyboard that came with my Aluminum iMac (late 2007) doens't work as a powered hub. When I connect my iPhone to it, it just says device isn't powered and not 2.0. Then i have to conenct my iPhone DIRECTLY to the back. Anyone know if its the keyboard thats defective?
     
  14. fsartono macrumors member

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    Don't run the script that re-enables your 10.5.6 to DFU, it totally put my USB ports dead. Now I have an iMac that I can't use cuz I don't have keyboard & USB access. Still trying to find a way to fix it.
     
  15. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    My iMac keyboard charges my Palm Centro just fine. It must be powered, right?
     
  16. jpk32092 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe it depends on whether you're using the wired or wireless keyboard?

    Edit: nvm, wireless keyboard doesn't even have a usb port
     
  17. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Wireless keyboard? I know it doesn't fix the USB ports, but at least you'll get back most of the functionality of the computer.
     
  18. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    yeah um thats the old ones the new ones are 2.0 and seem to power everything for me
     

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