Hacked Gadgets Forum

August 2, 2007

SMC WSKP100 Hacked to use SIP

at 5:40 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks

For most of us when you buy some hardware you live with it, even if you hate the functions you are usually stuck. Some people don’t have that same problem, if the device doesn’t do what you want, hack it so it does.

“Recently, SMC was in the news because of a GPL violation on one of their products, the WSKP100. As I read the news, I became interested in this device: according to the article it ran Linux, and a quick look revealed the device was only E80,-. That’s not much for a neat little toy with a 200MHz ARM9-processor, LCD, WIFI and audio in/out, so I bought one.

Eventually, after a lot of hacking, I ended up with a kernel and filesystem that booted into the SIP-supporting hacked image. The nasty thing about it was that it took a Linux-machine, a WiFi-connection, an USB-connection and a serial connection to do it that way.”

Thanks Sprites_tm