DFU mode idea, not sure if this has been brought up.

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  1. red_5

    red_5 Member

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    Let me know if this has been brought up.

    If they can run the jailbreak in DFU mode, can they modify the boot thingy so it always boots into DFU mode, and holding the home button will boot it normally?

    Don't flame me, it's just another noob question

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    Just leave the ideas and jailbreaking for the dev teams to figure out...
  4. red_5

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    I'm interested to know if this would work.
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    If it was so easy for you to think of it they thought of it months ago.
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    Alright, it's been awhile. Someone might correct me, but from what I gather..

    1. Modifying "the boot thingy" would cause it to fail any security checks, which means your iPod won't boot.
    2. DFU mode is more of a restore mode. They use DFU mode to communicate with the iPod and send the redsn0w/0wnboot payload that disables sigchecks. At the moment, there is no way to deliver it automatically on boot (though an external 'dongle' could get around this, which was discussed).
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    If you can think of it they've already thought of it... Of course it could be like when there is a house on fire and you like, "Should I call the fire company?" "No, someone probably already called." But it turns out everyone thought that someone else called and people died... Of course if your dog walks outside and think that the dog... Damn my rambling!
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    hee hee!

    I just wonder if an attempt has been made at keeping the ipod in the mode that is has to be in to run jailbreak. I think it has potential, noob that I am.
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    Redsn0w needs to be patched everytime the device is shutdown because it stays on the RAM. When there's no power for RAM it gets "erased". So forcing to boot on DFU makes no difference at all because the patch was lost when you shut it down.
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    DFU is in the same area as the Bootrom. This means that DFU cannot be patched and/or overwriten by anything.

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