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Subject: Re: rockbox Digest, Vol 66, Issue 13

Re: rockbox Digest, Vol 66, Issue 13

From: Jeff Backus <>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:38:16 -0500

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 11:13 AM, Torne Wuff <> wrote:

> On 24 February 2011 15:45, Jeff Backus <> wrote:
> > When my iPod is powered off and I connect it to my computer, it always
> boots
> > up into Apple's firmware. However, if the iPod is on and Rockbox is
> running
> > before I connect it to the PC it will continue to use Rockbox for the USB
> > connection.
> No, I assure you it doesn't work that way (and never has). If you
> connect it to the computer while the ipod is off but with the hold
> switch on it will boot the Apple firmware; if you connect it to the
> computer while the hold switch is off it will boot Rockbox.
> Plugging in the USB cable just turns on the power, the same as
> pressing select; the bootloader doesn't check *why* the device got
> powered on, it just looks at the hold switch to see which firmware to
> boot.
I stand corrected. I just gave it a try w/o the hold switch engaged and it
came up in Rockbox.


Jeff Backus

Received on 2011-02-24

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