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An Irish hacker is making waves in the Apple world as he successfully hacked the new touch-screen iPod Nano.
This feat, according to MyGadgetNews.com, enabled him to bypass the cache compression on the sixth generation device, and allowed for installation of a “springboard hack” which provides for a blank space creation on the popular player.
James Whelton, who apparently won the iPod Nano as an award, says that his discovery allowed him delve further into the device to find a list of supported features in Nano’s preference menu, including movies, TV shows, games and apps.
“With the bypass I figured out,” Whelton says, “I hope to enable these pretty soon.”
Apple fans can track Whelton’s progress on his website, Nanohack.me, and regular updates to his Twitter account.
“The iPod Nano hasn’t been ‘jailbroken’ as some sites claim, I do not have root access over the device. I did not ‘install’ an app. I figured out how to remove them and insert a blank space into the springboard,” Whelton posted on Tuesday.