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I have an iPod nano 6th generation that I don't use at all. This is because although being a music player, I usually just use my iPhone for that same purpose. So I was wondering whether it is possible to modify the software so that I could use it for another purpose such as a dedicated watch, a memory stick with a display, a miniature game system, a leveler or something else along the lines.

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    Short answer is no. Long answer is that there are some things you can do with it, but it's not easy and there aren't specific tools built for it, and there's no Cydia, etc. Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 17:42
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    @AndrewLarsson so is bypassing the signature verification basically tricking the device that it has been properly signed?
    – Bradman175
    Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 5:47
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    Yes, that's exactly what it does. Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 18:31
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    @AndrewLarsson I think I get it now. So Apple gets the OS where they check it if it is legit. Then they use their encrypt key to encrypt the file. This goes into the device where the device uses its decrypt key to unlock the OS. Thus the only way to go into the device is by having an encrypt key, which apply won't allow the encryption if it is not apple's software. And if we encrypt a different OS with a different key, the iPod cannot unlock it and won't proceed. So yes this is hard to jailbreak. How may one trick the iPod nano that the key is right?
    – Bradman175
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 2:02
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    Yes, that is all correct from a basic standpoint. I don't know of anybody that has bypassed the key verification. It is very complicated and is usually only done by expert computer security researchers as it requires vast amounts of knowledge and experience to accomplish such a task. Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 2:57

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