Tuesday, December 28, 2010

DFU Mode in iPod Nano 6G Discovered - It might Now Run Custom Firmwares and Apps [Video]

Yesterday, An reknown Hacker James Whelton has used his Skills to Hack the Sixth Generation iPod Nano. And Amazingly today another Hacker Steven Troughton-Smith has Discovered DFU Mode in iPod Nano and this DFU Mode is the Same as we find iPhone And iPod Touch.
It's Very Simple to get into DFU Mode in iPod Nano 6G, Just hold down the restart buttons until you get a black screen and iTunes sees the device.
Afterwards, modified iRecovery to work with the iPod nano (had to add its DFU/Recovery USB ID) and allow it send files, and tested with some files I had extracted from the iPod nano 6G firmware (using the extract2g tool somewhere from http://www.freemyipod.org/ ).
disk.fw and osos.fw work (one boots disk mode, the other boots to a homescreen). The other files make the nano boot to a white screen, but go no further.
So, basically, it seems we can send encrypted firmware files to the iPod, and have them execute, similar to what is used to jailbreak the iPhone. If the nano rejects the file (i.e. unsigned, invalid), it reboots.
While this by itself isn’t that cool, hopefully the info will inspire someone else to finally hack this thing and give us custom ‘apps’.
Check out the Video of iPod Nano 6G in DFU Mode:

Now this new Discovery in iPod Nano may Bring many new possibilities to it such as installing custom firmware files and apps.
But iPod Nano 6G is still not Jailbroken 'cause Hackers haven't got access to it's Root. Maybe in near Future we see tthe iPod Nano Jailbroken by Dev-Team, If they find an exploit in the OS before the jailbreak, In order to Install Custom Firmware Files and Apps!!

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