iPod nano Jailbreak: Movies, Calendar Events, and Passcode Lock coming soon?

Developer and hacker, James Whelton has managed to "Jailbreak" the iPod nano, getting past its cache comparison and installing a rather simple tweak that can remove default apps and replace them with 'blank spaces' on the nano's springboard. This can open up the iPod Nano to more hacks and mods from other hackers, including the ability to potentially view Movies or TV Shows, set Calendar Events and set a passcode lock.

Whelton pointed out some hidden strings that he discovered in the iPod nano OS as well.

Next is the discovery in some of the device’s plists of reference to support of Movies, TV Shows, Apps, Games, vCards, Calender events and so on, with a few other cool things like a passcode lock. With the bypass I figured out, I hope to enable these pretty soon. It seems like the OS is a rehashed version of the previous nano’s OS.

Details on how to jailbreak the iPod nano are said to be released in a few days. It'll be interesting to see what Team Jailbreak will do with the newly hacked Nano. Would you want Movies and TV Shows on such a small screen? Are there any particular mods you would like on the sixth-gen nano?

Check below for a video of the hack in action.


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iPod nano Jailbreak: Movies, Calendar Events, and Passcode Lock coming soon?


Id be down, especially since I'm wearing it on my wrist as a watch. I'd use events and maybe movies to kill some downtime. Why not? If its got the availability, might as well take advantage of it.

The screen is really tiny - why would I want to do anything but listen to music on the nano? The only way I could see it working is by inserting it into your eye like monocle ...

ugh the new nano sucks. apple should call this the shuffle touch, and bring back the old design with the camera... make it support facetime