What’s Become of iPod Nano Jailbreak?
Young Apple user James Whelton made big news late last year when he developed a hack for the 6G iPod Nano, leaving open the possibility of a future jailbreak for the tiny gadget. No new developments have come in the last seven months, so is the race to jailbreak the iPod Nano still ongoing?
“The teen is working with some well-known iOS developers and hackers to try and suss out a way to load and run custom software on the tiny device,” wrote Chris Foresman of Ars Technica last January. “While much progress has been made in the last few days, figuring out how to code software for the device could take significant time and resources to accomplish.”
The sixth-generation Nano was released in late 2010. The 64-megabyte device features touch capabilities on its screen of 240×240 pixels.
“A few guys are hacking up the firmware at the moment, Whelton reported at the time. “We’re working on it and making measurable progress. But it will take time before we know what the state of play is with us making our own apps. It’s the same with everything — we’ll have to play, hack, and learn, but the creation of our own apps is a top priority.”