cool tech posted by

iPod Nano Linux – open source community freeing up your iPod


The iPod Nano Linux project is dedicated to porting Linux onto…yep…an iPod Nano. Why? Well because they can. Silly. In order to do it, they’re having to reverse engineer the thing to hack the protection surrounding the hardware, but it’s all in a days fun and games right? Open source goes crab fishing…!

 This is an open source venture into porting Linux onto the iPod Nano and all other iPod devices. So far, a customized uClinux kernel has been successfully ported to several iPods by iPodLinux Project. Note that, others are also quite successful for other operating systems (e.g. Rockbox). A simple interface and additional applications/modules have been written too. Unfortunately, Apple has protected iPods firmware through encryption since the iPod Nano 2G. Our goal is to discover, collect, synthesize and publish as much information as possible about the iPods protection scheme in order to boot other operating systems on it.

(Image via Flickr)


Comments are closed.

comments powered by Disqus

Side Advert

Write For Us


Managing Editor:
Nigel Powell

Associate Editor:
Caitlyn Muncy
Associate Editor:
Dan Ferris
Ecological Editor:
Debra Atlas
Technology Editor:
Fritz Effenberger
Asian Editor:
Hu Ping
Reviews Editor:
Kevin Evans

FB Like Box