Custom Firmware?

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  1. simonrichards150

    simonrichards150 New Member

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    Hey everyone, I was just wondering, with all the people I know who have an ipod touch, and the majority not wanting to jailbreak, but still wanting the NES emulator and a couple of other things, would it be possible to put these apps in the firmware image from apple, and then use the shift-restore method to put the new firmware image on the ipod?

    So to sum up (for those who cant be bothered to read stuff):

    Can you put an application inside the official firmware file, and then use that to restore your ipod, so you have a normal ipod thats not jailbroken, but has whatever apps you put in the firmware?

    I'm not a noob, you can get technical with me

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    I would think that apple has itunes check the md5 or SHA1 of the restore file :-\
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    I would think that it might be possible to make a backup of the firmware off our Ipods and save it. Then restore to this at some point if you choose. Just don't have a clue how to do it but it would be nice.
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    Does anyone know of a program that does the opposite to what vfdecrypt does? i.e. that ENCRYPTS the dmg from the firmware, rather than DECRYPTING it? I know I can do this using OSX's utility, but I need to specify the AES key, not just make a password. Failing that, is there a way to figure out the password from the AES key?

    Thanks in advance
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    Bumping again cos of site weirdness yesterday

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  8. AlexRADL

    AlexRADL Retired Moderator

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    I am pretty sure this is not possible. Why don't you just jailbreak, it is really easy to do.
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    Lol, i have jailbroken, i know a lot about this sort of thing, trust me

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    But I know a lot of people who dont want to jailbreak, but like some of the apps that you can get when jailbroken. I have installed OSX Tiger on my (generic x86) PC, decrypted and mounted the touch firmware image, but now I am stuck, as I don't know what to use to encrypt the firmware image again using the same key i used to decrypt. Any geniuses here? Lol

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    if you really wanted it to be that much easier just stay with 1.1.1 and like what a113524c said just jailbreak it. On 1.1.1 theres an automatic way, super easy.
    And it would probably take more work to change the firmware file EVERY time you wanted a new app, or to delete an app.

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