Ok don't let the title fool you, I am not going to write a third party OS, firstly because it takes time I don't have and secondly because I simply don't have the skills. Anyway I recently stumbled across something quite big, I still don't fully understand the implications of this but as the text below says it is the block that stands between us and absolute free programming, that block has now been moved. I copied this from this:http://brandonw.net/: Site but as an active TI community member i take the freedom to copy it, of course all credits go to him/(her?). OK Enough talking, here is what i found:
Yes, that's right, the 83+ OS public key has been cracked, enabling anyone to resign the TI-OS for the 83+/84+ series or sign their own OS without ANY other steps, making Free83P obsolete. Benjamin Moody posted it on the United-TI forum, and here is the information in case the thread is deleted or something happens: n=82EF4009ED7CAC2A5EE12B5F8E8AD9A0 AB9CC9F4F3E44B7E8BF2D57A2F2BEACE 83424E1CFF0D2A5A7E2E53CB926D61F3 47DFAA4B35B205B5881CEB40B328E58F p=B709D3A0CD2FEC08EAFCCF540D8A100BB38E5E091D646ADB7B14D021096FFCD q=B7207BD184E0B5A0B89832AA68849B29EDFB03FBA2E8917B176504F08A96246CB e=11 d=4D0534BA8BB2BFA0740BFB6562E843C7 EC7A58AE351CE11D43438CA239DD9927 6CD125FEBAEE5D2696579FA3A3958FF4FC54C685EAA91723BC8888F292947BA1 (all numbers in hexadecimal and Big Endian) This is very big, people. RSA factorization of the 83+ OS public key is something the TI community has been dreaming of for nearly a decade, and here are the magic numbers, finally. To Ben or whoever made this possible (we don't have the full story yet), thank you very very very much.