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Subject: Re: Need a new player - recommendations appreciated

Re: Need a new player - recommendations appreciated

From: Dave Chapman <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 09:59:40 +0000

Sharon wrote:
> Dave, thanks for your response and info! I'm thinking I will also wait
> for the Rockbox platform to be perfected for the iPod and save my
> pennies in the meantime to get one....although they are probably faster
> than that at developing....maybe I better save dollars too.... (o:
> Just curious...and probably another dumb question...but would installing
> Rockbox invalidate the warranty on the iPod? I seriously doubt Steve
> Jobs would be pleased with having his device's OS trumped....???? If
> something went wrong and you had to take it to the Apple Store, would
> they say "tough luck"?

I've no idea. But I don't think you could complain if Apple said that
Rockbox invalidated your warranty.

If your ipod develops an intermittent fault, then you can try to restore
it to the factory condition using Apple's iPod Restorer utility. But
that assumes you can still access the hard disk from your PC.

As a comparison, I had an Apple iBook that I had installed Linux onto.
This needed (twice) to go back to Apple for repair and neither time did
the fact that Linux (and only Linux) was installed cause any problem.
In fact, my Linux installation was intact and working when the iBook was

I would be curious to know if any manufacturer has ever refused to
service a player because Rockbox is installed.

Received on 2006-01-25

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