Difficulty – Extremely easy

To modify/hack iPods, it is very important to know

  1. What iPod you are using
  2. If the iPod you have is hackable*
  3. What firmware version it is
  4. Hacking an iPod might not work the first time

iPods that are NOT hackable:

Reminder you cannot hack these iPods.

iPods that ARE hackable

A fast way to find out what generation your iPod video is (Either a 5th or a 5.5 generation iPod) follow these steps:

  1. Hold the menu button until you go back to the iPod’s main screen
  2. Select the music option
  3. Scroll down to the bottom

If you have the Search > option, you have a 5.5G iPod video if not you own a 5G

This table has been taken from the Apple website

Click on the iPod name in order to differentiate them.

iPod shuffle (3rd generation Late 2009) 2009-09 Apple Earphones with Remote 2 GB or 4 GB
iPod classic 160 GB (Late 2009) 2009-09 Click Wheel 160 GB
iPod touch (Late 2009) 2009-09 Multi-Touch display 32 GB or 64 GB
iPod nano (5th generation) 2009-09 Click Wheel 8 GB or 16 GB
iPod shuffle (3rd generation) 2009-03 Apple Earphones with Remote 4 GB
iPod classic 2008-09 Click Wheel 120 GB
iPod touch (2nd generation) 2008-09 Multi-Touch display 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB
iPod nano (4th generation) 2008-09 Click Wheel 8 GB or 16 GB
iPod shuffle (2nd generation Early 2008) 2008-02 Control Pad 2 GB
iPod touch 2008-02 Multi-Touch display 32 GB
iPod touch 2007-09 Multi-Touch display 8 GB or 16 GB
iPod classic 2007-09 Click Wheel 80 GB or 160 GB
iPod nano (3rd generation) 2007-09 Click Wheel 4 GB or 8 GB
iPod shuffle (2nd generation) 2006-09 Control Pad 1 GB
iPod (5th generation Late 2006) 2006-09 Click Wheel 30 GB or 80 GB
iPod nano (2nd generation) 2006-09 Click Wheel 2 GB, 4 GB, or 8 GB
iPod nano 2006-02 Click Wheel 1 GB
iPod (5th generation) 2005-10 Click Wheel 30 GB or 60 GB
iPod nano 2005-09 Click Wheel 2 GB or 4 GB
iPod with color display 2005-06 Click Wheel 20 GB or 60 GB
iPod photo

(also known as iPod with color display)

2005-02 Click Wheel 30 GB
iPod mini (2nd generation) 2005-02 Click Wheel 4 GB or 6 GB
iPod shuffle 2005-01 Control Pad 512 MB or 1 GB
iPod photo

(also known as iPod with color display)

2004-10 Click Wheel 40 GB or 60 GB
iPod (Click Wheel) 2004-07 Click Wheel 20 GB or 40 GB
iPod mini 2004-01 Click Wheel 4 GB
iPod (dock connector) 2003-09 Touch wheel 20 GB or 40 GB
iPod (dock connector) 2003-04 Touch wheel 10 GB,15 GB, or 30 GB
iPod (Touch wheel) 2002-07 Touch wheel 10 GB or 20 GB
iPod (Scroll wheel) 2002-03 Scroll wheel 10 GB
iPod (Scroll wheel) 2001-10 Scroll wheel 5 GB

Great now that you know what iPod you have and can head straight to the Tutorials!

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