How long until the iPod Nano gets jailbreak?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Jessica Lares, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I give it by the end of the year.

    We won't get something like Cydia on it because of the lack of internet, but I could see SSH on this little guy. Winterboard, among some games could work well for it.
     
  2. goldenlotus macrumors regular

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    As far as I know it isn't running iOS so don't expect a jailbreak.
     
  5. TrumpetGuy macrumors newbie

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    I seem to remember hacking my old iPod photo so it could play video and do some other stuff. And it didn't run iOS.

    I'm expecting something similar...maybe to allow video. But what else can you actually do with a screen that small?
     
  6. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    You sure? It certainly looked like a mini version of iOS in the keynote.
     
  7. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it does look like a mini version of iOS. That's what they were going for. It's not though, it's still custom iPod firmware, just made to look like the rest of the product line.

    However, I don't think that this will bar anyone from hacking it. It may not be jailbreaking, per se, but as someone pointed out, all older iPods are vulnerable to hacking as well. In fact, hacking Apple devices has always been common, it just didn't become well known (or practiced) until people started hacking the iPhone, probably because of all the amazing things the iPhone has (gps, mic, camera, accelerometer, multitouch, etc.) that the iPods never had. You could hack an iPod, but then what? There was very little interest for developers to make 3rd party unofficial iPod apps. Just games mostly. Maybe a few other tweaks, but that was it.

    The new iPod nano will be hacked in due time. The real question is whether or not developers can make any clever/useful/amazing apps for it. There is no official SDK, so developers will have to use a toolchain to compile apps like we did in the old days of iOS 1.x (before the app store). It's not impossible, just more difficult. I wait with anticipation to see what will come up. ;)
     
  8. ConnorTurnbull macrumors 6502

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    The new iPod Nano is not running iOS. This has been confirmed by an Apple rep.

    There will sure be a hack coming, just not a jailbreak. I expect one feature of this hack to be adding video playback.
     
  9. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Yes, you could always do things like install Linux or other things but even that's fallen off.

    I suspect this one will remain pretty much virgin.
     
  10. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

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    I think that the first thing we'll start seeing for it will be custom watch faces. :)

    I think Apple would have been smart though to have built the Nano on iOS underpinnings so they could create an App Store for it down the line- sure, there's considerable limitations in what you can do with a screen that small, but I would love to see a Nano version of iFitness to track things at the gym, a flashing metronome for music (and probably flashlight apps as well...), and even some basic games- you could easily do a 'Simon Says' game on the screen despite it being rather small.
     

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