Hmmm... so I was wondering, the iPoT flash drive is partitioned into two parts, the music and the OS, right? So if you took out the flash drive and connected it separately you should be able to read both partions, modify sh*t, blah blah blah. And maybe you could use the info from the hidden partition on the flash drive to figure out how to get into hidden partition regularly? It's just a guess... and a long shot at that. Worth a shot to perhaps get a broken/beat up iPoT off eBay/craigslist and read the hard drive. Just my thoughts. Feedback, please?