Pwnage: The best thing since sliced bread

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by PMB, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. PMB macrumors 65816

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    Read it and drool. (i did):D
    My favorite part is the Custom Firmwares..... mmmmm
    http://iphone-dev.org/news:pwnage
     
  2. Finlandboy macrumors 6502

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    i saw this yesterday and drooled also, :eek:

    this will definitely open up the ipod touch and iphone for so many more possibilities,

    i just wonder what the chances are of permanently screwing up your ipod :confused:
     
  3. PMB thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If you pwnd it it, there is a good chance if completely screwing it up...
     
  4. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    Well, since your meddling with the firmware itself, i'm assuming theres a real risk of brickage.

    But what are the real advantages of this? Like, we can already have all the apps we want, and all the visual customization... what else can we do with this thing? Are we talking whole new OS or something?
     
  5. PMB thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yep, anything. Opens the ipod and iPhone wide open. Any firmware you want.
     
  6. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    Sweet! I dont think however, a team of basement hackers can make an OS to rival Mac's.

    I wonder what the brick rate will be...
     
  7. PMB thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My guess is that the people (with brains) will stay away from this, unless they know what they are doing... it may have a method to bring it back from the dead if you do kill it...

    And, you never know what somone may come up with....
     
  8. lamina macrumors 68000

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    I think whoever developed this should have kept it quiet until the 2.0 release. Why give Apple all the details on how they screwed up, only for it to be patched with the official release?
     
  9. Pippen Man macrumors regular

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    Because 2.0 wont be coming out until June. June this gives the hackers a knowledge base on the timeframe they have to work on this.:apple:
     
  10. thesdx macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, this sounds like it's going to be huge. :) "iPhone Linux" type things will start popping up everywhere.
     
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  12. PMB thread starter macrumors 65816

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    o_O Lunix on my ipod touch, will it have the Beryl cube? :p
    If the new (custom) firmware is as nice as apples, and can be synced from banshee, im all over that....
     
  13. BassistKing1 macrumors member

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    whats the point of linux if we can already put games and apps on with jailbreak?
    also, what kind of custom firmwares will we be able to get? i know with older ipods and ipodwizard, you could use firmware files to put themes on your ipod, and re-arrange icons and add backgrounds and stuff. will it basically be the same thing? (or does anyone even know much about this yet?)
     
  14. PMB thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Only the DEV team really know. But it opens it up so wide, that the possiblitys are endless. You name it, it can run it. mabey you could get OSX to run on it... battery life would suck though....
     
  15. beaglebark macrumors newbie

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    Endless..

    Now, what they need to do is a net install type of idea. Allow for a complete copy of the system, then set that as an image. Then go to a website in Safari and execute the code to install your custom image, all on your private intranet. THAT would be awsome. (I might even pay for that kind of fun :cool:
     

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