|The key to hacking one of the older epoxied I-Openers was to trick the unit into reading a harddrive with a QNX image loaded onboard. This was accomplished using some mirroring software called Dolly, and the procedure is outlined in detail in the archives circa May 2000. The early units could not differentiate between the real SanDisk DOC and a drive containing a v1/v2 image (complete with new BIOS binary and flashing software), so they cheerfully booted, granted root access, and allowed the offending BIOS to be reprogrammed. My I-Opener that was hacked in June 2000, still runs fine, and still has the epoxy goop intact. I must say I feel a certain extra satisfaction in having done it this way, rather than to chip away at the epoxy and risk some damage.|
Granted, this is not as elegant a solution as reprogramming the device through an extenal connection, but it works, and you're adding a drive anyway, aren't you?