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I thought that might be it. :-) My dad dealt with that. "Are these socks black or brown?" "...They're navy blue." "Oh." Happy to help! (I can't believe nobody mentioned it for 2 years...)
"White and purple"? I have to ask, and without meaning any offense, does the author of this post suffer from any sort of colorblindness issues? The fourth wire in a standard USB cable is green, not purple, and in fact the image right above that text clearly shows a green wire sticking out of the sliced-open cable.Perhaps it was merely a mistake, but regardless — for anyone following this guide, "purple" should be "green".
I thought "certified" was only for Lightning cables, or Lightning-to-USB adapter cables? You definitely don't want to try this hack with a Lightning cable, even if it's USB on one end.
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