Root Access?

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  1. Steveice10

    Steveice10 New Member

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    Hello, this may sound noobish, but I was thinking of something. Would it be possible to trick the iPod into thinking a computer application was iTunes so you can access the root and install apps through it without a jailbreak?
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    GazaIan Well-Known Member

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    Yes, its SSH over USB which is a little different from what youre thinking of.

    I hope you paid for those apps.
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    Steveice10 New Member

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    What I meant was if you could access the system files like N72AP.plist or install app ipsws without a jailbreak.
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    b777forever Well-Known Member

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    Nope, you would need to be jailbroken to do that
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    Oh, ok. I just thought that an application could trick it into thinking it was iTunes so it could install apps and modify files.
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    The iPod filesystem is encrypted; you'd have to emulate iTunes' decryption methods. It's been suggested that you could sniff the USB connection between an iPod and iTunes to find out what the key is, but that's way over my head.
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    If your Item is jailbroken, you can use DiskAid for getting into root. I think it´s about 10 USD for this program... but good to have

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