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iPod Tips: Useful information for iPod Rockbox users

How to control Rockbox on the iPod

Button actions change based on the current screen you are in. Below is a summary:

While Playing Screen
Menu Displays the Rockbox Main Menu
Play Toggles between Play/Pause
Right Skips to the Next song in playlist
Left Skips to the Previous song in playlist
Select Opens the file browser
These actions occur when you press and hold down one of the buttons:
Right fast forwards
Left rewinds
Select Displays the WPS Context Menu
Play hold for 2 seconds to Stop the current song and add a bookmark if option is turned on.
  hold down for 4 seconds to shut down the iPod

Rockbox Menu
Menu Returns you to the previous menu. When you get to the top level menu, pressing Menu again will bring you back to whatever screen you were at before you entered the rockbox menu.
Play Nothing
Right Enters the selected menu item
Left Returns you to the previous menu. When you get to the top level menu, pressing Left again will bring you back to whatever screen you were at before you entered the rockbox menu.
Select Chooses the selected item
These actions occur when you press and hold down one of the buttons:
Menu Same as a single press of Menu
Right Same as a single press of Right
Left Same as a single press of Left
Play hold down for 4 seconds to shut down the iPod
Select Same as a single press of Select

File Browser
Menu Displays the Rockbox Main Menu
Play Returns you to the While Playing Screen
Right Enters the selected folder/Plays selected song or playlist
Left Goes up a directory
Select Enters the selected folder/Plays selected song or playlist


Text Entry

iPod 5G text entry sshot
Text Entry
Menu Cancels out of the text entry screen
Play Nothing
Right Moves the cursor one character to the right
Left Moves the cursor one character to the left
Scrolling Right Moves the cursor down one character
Scrolling Left Moves the cursor up one character
Select Inserts the currently highlighted character. If the cursor is down at the filename, Select will delete on character
These actions occur when you press and hold down one of the buttons:
Select Saves the file and brings you back to the menu


USB related

How can I charge the iPod via USB and still be able to listen to Rockbox?

Hold down the MENU button as you insert the USB cable.


Misc

How to start the original Apple Firmware

After a configurable period of inactivity, Rockbox will shut down and put your iPod into a power-saving deep sleep mode. You can also manually shut down Rockbox and your iPod by holding the play/pause button for about 4 seconds.

From this deep sleep mode, press MENU to wake up your ipod. If you keep your finger held on MENU whilst your iPod is booting, then the Rockbox bootloader will start the Apple firmware. Do not release the MENU button until you see the "Loading original firmware..." message on the screen.

How to exit from viewing/using Plugins

This varies from plugin to plugin, but usually to exit out of the currently viewed plugin, you can press Menu or Menu and Select at the same time.
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