How to : Extract iPod nano 6G Firmware

I’m posting here a tutorial on how to extract the 1.0 Firmware from your iPod Nano 6G which has recently been hacked by James Whelton. Here is the tutorial :
1. Download the current 1.0 Firmware from this link :
2. Next you need to rename the file iPod_1.0_36A00403.ipsw to

3.To unzip this file you will need a utility called Extract2g from here. cd to the same folder as files and build it using the make command in Terminal.

4.Now in that unzipped  Pod_1.0_36A00403 folder you will need to have a certain file called Firmware.MSE, drag that into the same folder as your built Extract2g file.

5.Now open the terminal,and while in the same folder, go: ./extract2g  -A Firmware.MSE

6.This will now dump the firmware files as shown in the screenshot above.

Hope This Helped. 🙂 Have fun guys and Stay Tuned !!

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Posted on December 30, 2010, in iDevice Related, News, Tutorials and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. It was about time the voice of reason make an entrance. The sad fact, though, is that such moments are rare and for the most part remain buried under a clutter of nonsense.

  2. I purchased the latest ipod nano 6g at:
    it also features ipod shuffle 4g, ipod touch 4, and most of all, the ipod nano 6g

  3. I am running Ubuntu 10.10 and when i run the ./extract2g -A Firmware.MSE it says “permission denied” what do i do to get to the firmware insides since this isn’t working ?

  4. Does this work with windows?

  5. Windows??

  6. Wow! Everything I desired summarised in a very brief way. In my view, it’s the most excellent article I have ever viewed. Good job!

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