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Subject: Re: FYI RB reinstall now working on iPod Nano

Re: FYI RB reinstall now working on iPod Nano

From: Rich Cavallaro <>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 18:25:39 -0400

Having the same issue with my x5.
speaks menus but won't play songs.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 4:04 PM
Subject: FYI RB reinstall now working on iPod Nano

>I posted an email a few days ago about a problem I was having getting my
>iPod Nano to play music after a RB reinstall (both a RB-only and then a
>firmware+RB re-install).
> The good news is that I have solved the problem (I think).
> What I was doing was unzipping the RB zip file onto my PC hard drive, and
> (trying to be clever) copying the English.voice file into the Langs folder
> _before_ copying the .robckbox folder and rockbox.ipod file over to the
> iPod.
> This would enable the Nano to speak the menus etc. but it would not play
> the songs.
> What I then did was to copy over the .rockbox and rockbox.ipod over to the
> Nano, and then copy the English.voice file over to the Nano afterwards.
> The nano now speaks the menus *and* plays the songs.
> I know this seems strange, and AFAIK the copying of a file to the iPod (as
> a disk drive) should not do anything different depending on when it is
> copied.
> But, it made a difference.
> I hope this might save someone else some time scratching their heads!
> Mark
> iPod nano 2GB / RB 2006-03-30
Received on 2006-04-22

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