Is it possible to have a jailbroken iPhone trick an app into thinking you have a different device than the one you're on (e.g., a 3G passing as a 3GS)?

  • I closed this same question previously as too localized, but if anyone has an answer to it…
    – Dori
    Oct 25, 2010 at 6:45
  • This time I changed it slightly, and made the question for any app, and for any device.
    – Jonathan.
    Oct 25, 2010 at 7:54

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Palm did this with the Pre: the device, like all devices, told iTunes it was an iPod and allowed only the syncing of non-DRM content over the USB connection. As to how the iPhone sorts out what it is to tell iTunes could either be hard-coded or come from a plist file somewhere in the OS.

Either way, this forum is really not the place the find the answer to that question(nor do I think SO is either). You probably should head over to one of the myriad iPhone jailbreak forum. Searching "iPhone jailbreak forum" in Google brings up a whole host of them.

  • Oh so the Apple site is not the place to ask about an iPhone? Anyway it doesn't matter I got a new iPhone. But there 3 up votes on the question which suggest others also want to know.
    – Jonathan.
    Oct 30, 2010 at 7:50
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    I'm not saying that this SE site isn't the place to ask this question; it's about an Apple product so, technically, it's appropriate. I'm just saying that you'll probably have better luck actually getting an answer about iPhone hacking elsewhere, like in a forum dedicated to iPhone hacking. I know it's not a real answer to your question, but hard hacking questions like this don't get answered much here. Oct 30, 2010 at 10:03

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