Thursday, 3 March 2005
The Sound of iPod... now this is hacking from the old school. This guy describes how he managed to hack an ipod using the clickwheel sound controller to access the ipod's memory (thought to be a closed system for 4th gen ipods). By sending the ipod different sounds he manage to figure out how to write a decoder for the rest of the memory. He then recorded the content of the memory, and played it through the decoder to get the ascertain the contents of the flashrom (the bit required to boot an operating system). Top marks for perseverance and hacking innovation.