Weird thing you can make your iPod touch do...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by pismodude2, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. pismodude2 macrumors 6502a

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    Warning: this seems to do absolutely nothing and is pointless. The only reason I am posting it is because I live in a free country and I had some free time on my hands, glean from it what you will.

    Video: http://pismodude.com/reboot.mov

    In case you didn't catch/watch what I did in the video:

    Step one: Go to a page of apps other than page one.

    Step two: Hold your finger down on an app (don't let it 'get wiggly' before doing step three)

    Step three: Push down on the home button.

    You should get a rotating wheel (the loading symbol) in the middle of your screen (I do every time) if you did it right, followed by your iPod locking itself! Now I know, there seems to be absolutely no reason to do this, know how to do this, or even think about doing this, right? Well, there isn't :)


    I know this is trivial and stupid, but nobody will force you to post. For those with the time to waste on the funny quirks of the iPod realm: do you know (or have a good guess) what this is all about?
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Hmmm I can't seem to do this on my iPhone. What software version are you running?
     
  3. pismodude2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iPod Touch 2nd Gen running 2.2- no Jailbreaking, no hacks, straight up Apple sanctioned hardware, software, and firmware.
     
  4. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    lmao
    i did it! but it took me a couple tries to do it, but interesting
     
  5. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    interesting that it appears to be an iPod touch specific "feature" maybe this is what you get instead of streetview.... either way it's pretty neat.
     
  7. FunkyMonkey macrumors 6502

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    Ya I got this too but I would much rather have Street View. This thing is just annoying if anything.
     
  8. EV2B macrumors newbie

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    :D Silly but fun... if you have nothing else to do with your time!
     
  9. kwk1 macrumors regular

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    Come on Pismo, I know you can figure out what it's doing.
    I have faith in you.:D
    First I thought maybe it was a way to lock an app.
    Is there a way to lock an app.?
     
  10. svndmvn Guest

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    worked on my iPhone 3G,make sure it's not a first page App
    it's like a fast Respring kinda thing
     
  11. big-blue-wolf macrumors regular

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    I couldn't get it to work on my 1g touch but I did have something unusual happen instead. I pressed on Bugdom and when I then pressed the Home button, Bugdom jumped to the first screen and left its spot blank.

    The first pic is where Bugdom should have been and the second is where it ended up.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah I got this too. :confused:
     
  14. svndmvn Guest

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    Did you get the spinning wheel?
    It does make sense,you touch an app and the home button and you send your app to your homescreen
     
  15. kwk1 macrumors regular

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    No spinning for me either.
    The app. does move to the home screen though.

    EDIT: Finally got it to work.
     
  16. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Did the spinning and lock things on the first try for me :p
     
  17. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    Hey I finally got it to work! Except I was only able to it once.

    EDIT: nevermind I have it down to an art now. :)
     
  19. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Hah! Good catch. Street View would have been nice.

    One other thing I've noticed with 2.1/2.2 is that you can freeze the ipod between home screens by a) using a finger from one hand to position the ipod between two home screens and then b) moving a palm over the screen.
     
  20. wbe858 macrumors member

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    i think

    i think it is just reloading the springboard similar to what winterboard does on a jailbroken iphone when you change a setting because when i tried to do it, i had a low battery within 20% and you know when you click it once and goes away and doesnt come back. Well everytime i do it the low battery message comes right back....just like on my jailbroken first gen iphone when i change a setting in winterboard when it reloads the springboard. Thats just my imput on that. ;)
     

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