Here's a boot dongle for tethered devices.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by TSX, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Wow, looks cool. It really isn't that complicated if you think about it... It just has to be a chip that can run RedSn0w or blackra1n... But I doubt he's got the Windows libraries on there. There isn't a Linux version of any of these tools, is there?

    Maybe he implemented his own exploit... Or maybe he got a go ahead from GeoHotz and got the source to compile on his IC.

    That would be my only question, where he got the exploit from.
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    iDongle

    Just saw this on MuscleNerd's tweet and was gonna post it (you beat me)

    Amazing little device !
     
  3. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Well, if MN approves I guess I'd trust it. :)
     
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    Looks a bit large for a dongle. Would like to see on which is embedded directly into the case and connects into the dock (which offers a pass thru) and uses a calculator battery. Not sure if this is even possible due to the voltage a calculator battery provides but would be more accepted.
     
  6. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Nevermind my previous posts... He explains the exploit here: http://www.myboyfriendisageek.com/2010/hack/its-alive/

    As for it being large, that's mostly because of the battery size. He's making them all by hand too, so they can't be too small. I'm sure it'd be possible to use a smaller custom battery and pcb if he had the proper equipment. Not bad though. Not something you'd keep in your pocket, but you could leave it in your car or put it in a backpack just in case.
     
  7. pixelated macrumors 6502a

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    Really, would you mind informing me of the official max size for a 'dongle'?:p

    But on the serious side, it looks excellent and will really help a lot of people if he gets it into production.
    thumbs up to anon Renaud
     
  8. TSX thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Does anyone remember how big the boot dongle was for the iPod touch 2nd gen was?
     
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