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Subject: Re: iPod 5G installation help

Re: iPod 5G installation help

From: Woody Anna Dresner <>
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 21:21:43 -1000

Hi Glenn,

To load the Rockbox firmware, hold down Menu and Select (that's the
top of the wheel and center button) until you hear some sound. To
load the At 04:47 PM 11/7/2006, you wrote:Apple firmware, hold down
Menu (the top of the wheel) for about 10 seconds. Whichever firmware
you load will load every time you turn on the iPod until you switch
to the other one.


>Hello iPod users,
>I'm working with a friend who has an iPod 5G, 30GB model.
>He is running the loader2 program, using JFW (screen-reader).
>With some difficulty, he is getting it to run.
>It seems that there is no way for Blind users to hear the item as checked
>when we tab through the install lists.
>But he has gotten the loader to run, seemingly successfully.
>But the iPod has only beeped one time for him on boot-up, which according to
>the info, means that we should be able to select RockBox.
>Do we press any key such as FW, or REW to select RockBox?
>I read where you do one of the keys, and press the center select button.
>I think the windows G U I install is doable by a Blind person, just as long
>as we use the JFW cursor on the lists and make sure the wanted item reads
>graphic 700 something
>instead of the graphic being a 300 number, which seems to indicate that the
>item is not selected.
>But he may have had it installed yesterday, and then messed it up today, not
>knowing that the beep meant he had the choice of choosing RockBox.
>Also, does he always have to make the RockBox choice, or will it always
>default to the last loaded firmware?
>Thanks for any help for Blind installers.
>who does not have an iPod right now.
Received on 2006-11-08

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