FS#11149 - Possible alternative fix for ipod shutdown/reboot issue
Opened by Torne Wuff (torne) - Sunday, 28 March 2010, 21:41 GMT
Last edited by Torne Wuff (torne) - Sunday, 05 June 2011, 11:02 GMT
The current workaround for the iPod startup issue (from
As a possible alternative, I am testing simply clearing the relevant portion of IRAM on shutdown, in the hope that this will cause the iPod to always assume it is booting in the normal way as if it were a hard reset. So far this has worked fine on my iPod Video 80GB, but it needs much more thorough testing on a variety of models. This is just a hunch, incidentally, I have not completed enough of a disassembly of the boot rom to work out why the original problem occurs.
The attached patch reverts the change from
If you test this and you still get the original boot problem, even once, please reply ASAP with the model and original firmware version.
Sunday, 05 June 2011, 11:02 GMT
Reason for closing: Fixed
Additional comments about closing: This is as good as we're going to get unless someone manages to work out what the root cause of the original problem is. The problem is fixed for some people/models and greatly reduced in frequency for most.