FS#6629 - ipod bootloader fails to load Apple Firmware
Opened by Dave Chapman (linuxstb) - Wednesday, 07 February 2007, 07:07 GMT
Last edited by Marc Guay (Marc_Guay) - Monday, 31 March 2008, 02:19 GMT
This problem appears to affect the 4G Grayscale and both generations of mini - the latest bootloader installed with the latest version of ipodpatcher fails to start the Apple firmware.
To help isolate the problem, it would be useful if users of the above devices could try the following tests, restoring a clean firmware partition before each attempt. Please report your findings here.
1) Install the latest bootloader with the latest ipodpatcher.
2) Install the old bootloader-????.bin bootloader from http://download.rockbox.org/bootloader/ipod/ using the latest ipodpatcher. You need to use the "-ab" option instead of "-a" to add a .bin format bootloader.
3) Install the ipodlinux loader2 with the latest ipodpatcher (again, the -ab option is needed).
4) Install the latest SVN bootloader, but using the old ipod_fw/ipodpatcher installation method. Use the links on the old IpodInstallation / IpodInstallationFromMacOSX / IpodInstallationFromLinux wiki pages for the executables. These instructions require a bootloader in ".bin" format, which if you build it yourself from SVN, you can find in the bootloader/ sub-directory in your build directory (called bootloader.bin).
For each test, does Rockbox load correctly, and does the original firmware load correctly? If the original firmware fails, can you note if it seems to fail in the same way, or if it looks like a different problem?
Monday, 31 March 2008, 02:19 GMT
Reason for closing: Out of Date
Additional comments about closing: I'm with Bagder, and the tracker is cluterred enough.