Fake iPod 4th Generation 2

Posted by Ed Sun, 07 Feb 2010 23:10:00 GMT

In December I bought a fake iPod on Ebay. It was advertised as an ipod 4th Generation in mint condition. Its physical appearance is extremely like that of the genuine article as you can see from these pictures.

The fake comes to life with a plausible-looking Apple animation.

And the main menu looks good.

But from here on it’s a mess as what I assume are video clips and screengrabs give way to the GUI of the actual embedded media player.

Here are some of the screens I got to and was able to photograph. You will see there’s a “Firmware” screen which identifies the device as an “MP4 Player” from “CBD Co Ltd” running firmware version 9.5.54 dated 2009-07-28.


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  1. smho@live.ca Tue, 17 Aug 2010 16:37:19 GMT

    Hi, I wanted to know about your fake ipod. I have one exactly the same of the same 9.5.54 edition (or whatever.) I can’t find firmware and I don’t know how to even use firmware or anything about firmware! I also don’t know anything about putting games on it. Do you know anything about this? Is there any chance you could help me? Sincerely, Samira

  2. Ed Wed, 18 Aug 2010 07:55:16 GMT

    Sorry – but the counterfeit ipod is pretty much useless. It’s a con. I bought it on ebay and was able to get my money back via paypal.