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Subject: Fixed iPod 5G battery issue! But...

Fixed iPod 5G battery issue! But...

From: Douglas Anthony Cooper <>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 14:32:21 -0500

So, I realized that what was happening with my iPod Video (30gb, 5G)
was that the latest build was not over-writing the rockbox file on the
drive -- so I was using an ancient version, which had sub-standard
battery life. The only way to get past this was to zero the data on
the iPod, and reinstall from scratch. I now have a new build, and
proper battery behavior.

BUT: even this new build can't be overwritten, if I want to upgrade!
It's weird: all the system files remain invisible in Mac OS X, even
when I search for invisible files; and neither the automatic installer
nor manual installation of a new build seems to do anything. It
*says* that it's succeeded in installing, but when I boot up... same
old version.


Douglas Anthony Cooper
"Anyone who doesn't read Cortázar is doomed. Not to read him is a
serious invisible disease which, in time, can have terrible
consequences. Something similar to a man who has never tasted peaches.
He would quietly become sadder, noticeably paler, and probably, little
by little, he would lose all his hair."
- Pablo Neruda
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