Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: ipod 4g 40Gb won't run, in recovery mode loop - HELP!!!
Re: ipod 4g 40Gb won't run, in recovery mode loop - HELP!!!
From: David B. <dsbhealer_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 20:27:51 -0800 (PST)
I used the ipodpatcher (rockbox) utility to reload the original ipod file into the firmware. It seems that there is a hidden boot partition on the ipod where the backup file of the original firmware was stored by ipodpatcher.
Jean-Philippe Monteiro <joaophilippe.mb.monteiro_at_gmail.com> wrote:
If you properly followed the Rockbox install guide, you should have backups
-Go to the section in the manual, just before the one describing how to
-Find this file on your computer,
-Use the command-line instruction that tells you how to upload rockbox
where -w option instructs to upload to iPod, as opposite to -n that download
N stands for assigned Drive Number of your Pod by Windows.
-Find a friend with a 4g iPod, & copy & paste all folder structure from his to
--Basically, what I suggest is use Rockox Install Tool to recover/upload
[sorry I can't give no actual samples from this computer: My wife's away with
-- SuSE93 Linux Kernell 188.8.131.52-21.14 KDE 3.4.0 Kontact 1.1 Kmail 1.8 PHNOM PENH - CAMBODIA On Wednesday 7 February 2007 05:36, David B. wrote: > I hace a 4th generation ipod 40gb that was in perfect condition. I loaded > rockbox version 2.5 for the 4th generation ipod and it worked great. I > initialized the database and loaded it to ram and the ipod worked fine. > > Now for the problem. I wanted to load my music directly to the ipod, as > if were just any old hard drive. I went into windows explorer (I have > windows XP home edition, completely updated) and I deleted all of the > folders named with 4 letters in the ipod. I then made a test folder in the > root directory of the ipod and copied some mp3's to the folder. > > When I disconnected the ipod, it would not run. It would display the > apple logo, then the folder with ! icon and then shut off. > > I assume that I must have deleted some necessary files from the ipod. > > I tried restoring from itunes (the latest version). I tried manual > reboot. I tried reformating from windows explorer. > > At one point after trying the restore from itunes, I plugged the ipod > into the charger and left it there for a few hours. When I looked at the > screen, there was a very large font menu. Apple tech service thinks that > this must be a Rockbox menu. The menu had approx. 6 items. The first was > "The 5 R's" which I tried. Another was "reset" which I tried. I have not > bee able to get back to this menu after having done another restore from > itunes. > > I know that this is a software issue. This may include a flashware > issue. When looking at the ipod from windows explorer no files appear in > the drive (I have explorer set to show hidden files). > > What do I do????? > > David B. --------------------------------- It's here! Your new message! Get new email alerts with the free Yahoo! Toolbar.Received on 2007-02-07
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