The iPod Nano hasn’t been “jailbroken” as some sites claim but it has been hacked. Hacker, James Whelton, claims to not have root access over the device. He did not “install” an app. He figured out how to remove an app and insert a blank space into the springboard.
What he’s also done is figured out a way for the iPod to boot with modified files (i.e. the SpingBoard plist), bypassing the procedure it takes to stop this, he hope this will allow us to figure out a way to jailbreak it. Whelton is primarily focusing on exposing some of the (for now) hidden features of the device.
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.
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