Apple Programmers Have a Sense of Humor (Sort Of :P ) And Other Junk

Discussion in 'iPod touch Firmware 1.1.4 Discussions' started by Virtualball, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Virtualball

    Virtualball Well-Known Member

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    1. I was looking around some binaries on my iPhone and I came across these bits:


    2. Also, apparently Applications will be stored in ~/Applications which is a horrible move on Apple's part. If iPHUC still works, one could retrieve the applications without jailbreaking!

    3. "tripleFingerGestureTriggered" Verrryyy interstingg

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    4. There are still new applications mentioned within Springboard:

    That's not really new, but it's something to remember for Thursday

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    Well, that's it for now. I was just bored so I thought you guys would like to know

    UPDATE:

    5. More humor (sort of) hehe

    6. DAYUMM, they mean business

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    7.
    Nice.

    8. There's mention of a "virtualCamera" a few times. I wonder what that means...

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    More later if I find it lol
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  2. jfb392

    jfb392 New Member

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    Well yes, of course they do, look at the application DRM controller; Nikita.

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    tripleFingerGestureTriggered ?= copy/paste anyone?
    There was a patent outlining this sort of thing uncovered recently, which can be seen here.

    And I repped you; it's nice to see someone with an original post once in awhile.
  3. sct_nh

    sct_nh New Member

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    What do you expect? iTunes doesn't have full access to the iPod's filesystem

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  4. jfb392

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    Nikita has to have at least partial access..
    I still can't get it to run as an AFC service though, so I have no idea.
  5. Virtualball

    Virtualball Well-Known Member

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    Actually, that's false. It can reboot into restore mode and transfer over files, much like it does when updating. Also, if it's going to make calls to /usr/libexec/nikita_install, that means it's going to have an ssh-typed access of some sort. So, it could always cp it. Also, iTunes is in active development so it could change at anytime.

    I also expected Apple to be MUCH wiser than to host them in a location where they could be retrieved and shared.

    jfb, thanks for your compliments.
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  6. jfb392

    jfb392 New Member

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    Well, I think lockdown and ptpd control access to those services, so the device must start lockdownd when plugged into either a computer with iTunesHelper or any generic USB port.
    Then, iTunes can start those Services, whose arguments are defined in /System/Library/Lockdown/Services.plist.
    The reboot could be true though, the applications may be distributed as unsigned/signed ramdisks.
    Signed, more than likely.

    And yeah, that is pretty stupid of Apple, I'm sure they know about iPHUC.
    It's not like they can stop access to ~ though; anything that AFC can see, we can also, with the correct calls and offsets.

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    No problem, I really like seeing posts like this and you seem really cool.
    By the way, Jack's Mannequin is great.
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    jungzandvliet New Member

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    One thing... if you look at ~/Applications/, it contains .plist files, currently only the nikita one. This suggests to me that the Applications will be stored elsewhere, but for them to work, they'll need to have a corresponding .plist file in Applications.
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    ELLDAWG Banned

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    ha ha, if i was a software developer I would hide some features


    Interesting find dude
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    bobthehacker New Member

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    g8 finde man!

    i cant believe apple are so dumb

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