Rockbox mail archiveSubject: iPod question:
From: Raquel Gomez - Bint Roberto <rgomez_at_gigo.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 05:57:17 -0700
A blind friend of mine is interested in installing Rockbox on his iPod, and
says he has one of the older 20GB devices, and I don't want to inadvertently
walk him through the process using the wrong firmware option... I feel like
an idiot here, but I've only installed it on the 4GB Nano, and the 30 and
60GB Videos. This older 20GB player that he has, can anybody tell me what
it is, a 4Gen or a mini or what? More importantly, will Rockbox run on it?
There is no one sighted available who can look at it at this time; here's a
brief description which he sent me:
The iPod measures 4 inches by 2 inches by .5 inches and weighs 5.6 ounces.
It is a smooth, white rectangular device with only a few controls.
such as cables and the AC adapter are also white.) On the front of the iPod,
near the bottom, is the Click Wheel. This round, textured wheel is the
unit's main control. In the middle of the Click Wheel is the raised Select
On the iPod's bottom surface is a proprietary port, used for connecting to
both a computer and to the unit's AC adapter. On the top of the iPod are,
from right to left, the Lock/Unlock switch, a standard earphone jack, and a
port for attaching a remote control. The remote control lets you operate the
iPod's controls while the unit is in your pocket, for example, when you are
working out at a gym.
The iPod and earbuds, with display screen menu showing Music, Extras,
Settings, Shuffle Songs, and Backlight.
Caption: The iPod.
The iPod has a 2-inch diagonal LCD (liquid crystal display) with a
blue-white LED (light-emitting diode) backlight and 160 x 128 pixel
resolution. There is a battery gauge in the upper-right corner of the
display that is not accessible to anyone who cannot read the screen. The
iPod plays AAC (Advanced Audio Coding), MP3, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless,
and WAV format files. The unit runs on a built-in, rechargeable lithium ion
battery that will eventually need to be replaced. There is no external
speaker. The iPod that was tested for this article had a 20-gigabyte storage
Received on 2006-06-19