Linux on an iPod?

By on March 1, 2005

Come on, Rob. You know you want to try this:

Computer enthusiasts have worked out how to reprogram Apple’s iPod music player with their own code using an ingenious acoustic trick.

They adapted the component that generates clicks – or “squeaks” – as a user scrolls through the on-screen menu in order to extract vital information from the latest generation of the device. This allowed them to install an alternative operating system and make their iPods run games and other new programs.

Via New Scientist.



  1. Let’s see, turn my $400 into a brick just to prove I can play Tetris on my iPod. I don’t think so.

  2. Maybe this would allow the iPod to play music thru computers other than your primary one?

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