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"First, they encrypted the firmware, blocking the use of
third-party firmware like Rockbox and iPod Linux. This doesn't
bother me much, as I always prefered the original Apple firmware
"Then, in August 2007, they added a new hash to the database to
block non-iTunes software. This was quicky reverse-engineered and
support was added to gtkpod once again.
"In November 2008, they changed the hash again. This time, Apple
used code-obfuscation software on iTunes in an effort to complicate
reverse-engineering a second time. When a wiki was put up to start
documenting the new hash, Apple sent a takedown notice.
Fortunately, some people found an ugly workaround to get gtkpod