Youngster Unveils Hack For iPod Touch

Oct 15th, 2007 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

ijailbreak.jpgThe Mac Observer is reporting that a 13 year-old nicknamed AriX has produced a “jailbreak method” hack for the iPod touch called iJailBreak. The program allows iPod touch users to install third-party applications.

The hack is especially interesting because of the way that Apple has intentionally crippled the device. For example, it’s been revealed that editing a changing of lines of text in a config file can enable the ability to add calendar items.

Also, Apple supports its “bricking” of iPhones based on the concern that rogue apps could disrupt AT&T’s phone network. This isn’t the case with the iPod touch. How Apple reacts to iPod touch hacking will be telling.

In its present early iteration, version 0.2.1, iJailBreak can be used only with Intel-based Macs running Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. No word yet whether using this hack will render your iPod Touch an “iBrick” when the next Apple update comes out.

iJailBreak is free, and can be found on the Google Code website.

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