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Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by .Mike, May 26, 2010.

  1. .Mike macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty new at this whole iPod hacking thing, so I was wondering if you guys could help.

    • What is the best thing to Jailbreak with? I've used redsn0w and blackra1n, but I want to expand my horizons. Unless I already have the best one, in which case... yeah.
    • How do you use openSSH properly, and what can you use it for? I'm new at all this hacking stuff, but incredibly interested and hoping to get into it.

    Any other tips or anything you guys could think of to get me started would be excellent also. I have a 2G Touch on 3.1.2 if that makes a difference.
     
  2. Liam8 macrumors 6502

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    Try to make a more specific title next time... The Moderators won't like this.

    The best tool right now to jailbreak with is spirit
     
  3. airsoft skater macrumors newbie

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    most of my friends jail broke via blackra1n. however it doesn't work with 3.1.3 it does work with 3.1.2 but it is tethered. I however use spirit. spirit can jailbreak all iPhone, iPod, and iPad versions untethered.

    I don't know much about open ssh but I know that you need a program on your computer. I think it is win scp but id check that on you tube or some other source like Google.
     
  4. .Mike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would have made a specific title but since the questions were varied, I figured questions would suffice.

    Thanks! I have WinSCP, but I'm not too sure what to do with it. Guess Google will be my best friend on this one..
     
  5. palz macrumors regular

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    Umm, Installous is for cracked apps, may get you banned. Installer.app is/was a package installer, before Cydia or Icy, and is NOT supported anymore. I use Cydia.

    redsn0w is a good tool because its exploit allows you to do more (set custom boot logos, install other packages, etc.), but if you have either a 3G that was made after Sept09 or a 3G iPod touch, spirit is the way to go: it will get you jailbroken and untethered.
    blackra1n is specific to 3.1.2 and you will be tethered if you own one of the aforementioned devices.

    So spirit is the best (if you have a newer device). If you have an older one, sn0wbreeze by iH8Sn0w or redsn0w by the dev team is better: more customization.

    As for SSH, it gets you access to the filesystem. Personally, I like to enable:
    • Battery percentage (next to the battery)
    • iPod app instead of Music/Videos
    If you would like to know how, just PM me.
     
  6. .Mike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My bad, I din't know that was a bannable offence. And I can't remember the exact date I got my iPod so I'll just stick with Spirit for now. Could I add you on Skype? Would be much easier then PMing.
     
  7. palz macrumors regular

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    Sure, but what times are you free? If need be, I'll PM you my email.
    But anyway, to be sure, look on the back of your iPod. First,
    - Is the black thing square or rounded? If square, you have a 1st gen.
    - If not, go to settings, General>About and if your model number starts with MB then you have a 2nd gen and you can jailbreak 3.1.3 with spirit, redsn0w (I think) or sn0wbreeze.
    - If it starts with MC, you have a 3rd gen and you can jailbreak 3.1.2 with blackra1n or redsn0w (tethered), and 3.1.3 with spirit.
    - If it starts with MD, then you have a prototype from apple and you can't jailbreak it :p
     
  8. .Mike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm on quite sporadically, so whenever both of us are on I'll send you a message. I must have misunderstood what you said in your earlier post. I know I have a second gen (and yes, you can jailbreak with redsn0w, also with blackra1n, I've done all of them but sn0wbreeze :p). My skype is NomadicMike (Old XBL gamertag, don't judge me.)
     
  9. palz macrumors regular

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    iPod touch hacks

    Ok, I'll add you.
    Anyway, here is a quick tutorial for some of those iPod touch hacks (simpler than trying to chat all of this via skype):
    1. Battery percentage (like 3G):
    Install openssh on your iPod via Cydia
    Get your iPod's IP
    Enter this in winscp:
    -your iPod's IP
    -username root
    -password alpine
    -port 21
    Try a few times, it'll work eventually
    Navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app
    Open N72AP.plist since you are on an ipt2g (like me)
    Under capabilities, add:
    Code:
    <key>gas-gauge-battery</key>
    <true/>
    
    and if you aren't going to use the next hack, then:
    Navigate to /Applications/Preferences.app
    Open General.plist
    Under:
    Code:
    <dict>
    			<key>cell</key>
    			<string>PSLinkCell</string>
    			<key>detail</key>
    			<string>ResetPrefController</string>
    			<key>label</key>
    			<string>Reset</string>
    		</dict>
    
    Add:
    Code:
    <dict>
    			<key>cell</key>
    			<string>PSGroupCell</string>
    			<key>requiredCapabilities</key>
    			<array>
    				<string>gas-gauge-battery</string>
    			</array>
    		</dict>
    		<dict>
    			<key>cell</key>
    			<string>PSSwitchCell</string>
    			<key>defaults</key>
    			<string>com.apple.springboard</string>
    			<key>key</key>
    			<string>SBShowBatteryPercentage</string>
    			<key>label</key>
    			<string>Battery Percentage</string>
    			<key>requiredCapabilities</key>
    			<array>
    				<string>gas-gauge-battery</string>
    			</array>
    		</dict>
    
    Then respring, go to settings>general>usage and enable batery percentage.
    More tomorrow; please forgive me, I'm practically falling asleep over my iPod keyboard

    OK awake again...

    This is for the unified iPod. First, open N72AP.plist again, and under capabilities add:
    Code:
    <key>unified-ipod</key>
    <true/>
    
    And then (so you have iPod in Settings instead of music/videos:
    Navigate to /Applications/Preferences.app/
    Rename:
    Code:
    Settings-iPod.plist --> Settings-iPodbackup.plist
    Settings-iPhone.plist --> Settings-iPod.plist
    
    ...And if you have that, for fun you can always open N72AP.plist and add:
    Code:
    <key>sms</key>
    <true/>
    
    ...to get a fake Messages prefpane (with the iPhone plist of course)
     
  10. .Mike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I'll try it and see what happens.
     

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