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Subject: Re: Switching ipod from rockbox to apple firmware (and back)

Re: Switching ipod from rockbox to apple firmware (and back)

From: Peter C. Gravelle <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 11:17:48 -0400


When you boot back into Rockbox does it say "Settings Cleared"? If so, it
may be that you switched on "Hold" while it was booting. This is supposed to
clear the settings.

Another thing that I'd suggest is use the "Manage Settings" menu when you
have everything set up right so you can quickly load them again if you
forget to leave hold off. That's what I do with my Nano.

Good luck,

On 7/17/06, <> wrote:
> Now that I've installed Rockbox on my new iPod (30GB 5th gen, and thanks
> everyone who helped me find the file I needed), I'm pretty happy with it,
> except for one problem.
> Since I can't (yet?) watch videos under Rockbox, I have to switch from the
> Rockbox firmware back to the original Apple firmware whenever I have a
> video I want to see. Switching back to Rockbox isn't too hard, except
> that when I do, all my settings have reset. It's showing me files instead
> of the Tag Database, I have to rebuild the Tag Cache, I have to reset the
> theme, etc etc etc.
> Is there any way to switch firmwares without resetting Rockbox? Am I
> doing something wrong in the switch? (All I do is restart the iPod holding
> down the Menu button to go to Apple, and then use Menu+Select from Apple
> to reboot and get into Rockbox).
> Thanks all,
> katre
Received on 2006-07-17

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