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Subject: Re: can't hard-reset ipod

Re: can't hard-reset ipod

From: Adam Rosi-Kessel <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 20:56:52 -0400

Jeremy Nikolai wrote, on 6/18/2008 8:35 PM:
> I tried updating my ipod (60gb 5g video) a couple days ago to the latest
> daily build; after installing and restarting the bootloader comes up,
> stops at "Rockbox loaded", and won't respond to anything, including a
> hard reset. If I run the battery out and reset from the dead battery
> charging screen, it responds (going back to that screen) - and if I
> leave it charging for a few minutes (but still on the dead battery
> screen), I can do a hard reset, get an apple logo, "Loading original
> firmware...", and it stays there... and I'm running out of ideas.
> As it is now, I have no way of getting into usb mode, and I think it
> might be bricked... I've been using rockbox for years, updating every
> few months, and never had any trouble updating (or recovering from a bad
> update) before... Any ideas, or anyone seen this before?

I haven't had this problem, but I do find my iPod 80gb 5g video locks
pretty frequently these days with Rockbox and needs a hard reset (i.e.,
multiple times per day).

I assume you've tried turning it on with the lock on?

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