Join 3,512 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Point me towards iPod Nano 6th Generation programming/development resources.
July 9, 2012 8:30 PM   Subscribe

Is it possible to write code for / develop for the iPod Nano 6th Generation? Can anyone point me towards iPod Nano 6th Generation programming resources?

Hi All.

I want to see if I can write some code / do some development for the iPod Nano 6th Gen, but my Google-fu is failing me. I know that the operating system on these guys has been compromised before and other firmwares installed, but I can't find anything on the iPod Nano 6th Generation via Google. My background is IT, so I don't mind doing some development work, writing code, even attempting a little reverse engineering, but I don't know where to start. Hoping that the hive mind can point me towards some good iPod Nano "hacking" resources to get me started.

Thanks all!
posted by ranglin to Technology (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
The phrase you want is "iPod nano jailbreak". The iPod nano doesn't run iOS, so there is limited interest in hacking it, and very little has been done.
posted by blob at 8:37 PM on July 9, 2012


Supplementary Question: Is there anywhere where they talk about the process of jailbreaking and what's involved? A forum or similar? TBH, I am surprised so little has been done, considering that for other Apple devices whole alternate firmwares like RockBox have been developed.
posted by ranglin at 9:22 PM on July 9, 2012


Not much progress has been made beyond a bit of hackery. As far as I know, there is no jailbreak though this person seems to have developed something that may or may not ruin your iPod Nano.
posted by healthytext at 6:50 AM on July 10, 2012


« Older I'm looking for ways to achiev...   |  Subaru Forester or VW Golf Wag... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.