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Subject: RE: upgrading my iPod video

RE: upgrading my iPod video

From: Jammit Timmaj <>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 23:20:14 +0000

> From:
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> Subject: upgrading my iPod video
> Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 15:04:48 -0600
> Hi,
> This iPod with RockBox, is behaving strangely, and I hope someone can help.
> I wish to update the iPod's Apple firmware via iTunes, but it keeps telling
> me that it cannot because some files are in use by another program, and I
> don't know if my screenreader is referring to a window I have open, or if it
> is referring to RButils. But I don't have RButils running.
> This is with windows XP and iTunes that has prompted me for an upgrade, but
> the current version of iTunes is only about a few weeks old.
> Also, when I boot up to the iPod's Apple firmware, the volume control on the
> iPod is adjusting the volume on my laptop, like a wired remote, so when I
> scroll around on the touch wheel, the computer volume goes up and down.
> And also, incorrectly, the drive opens up like it should if RockBox is
> loaded, but actually when I am booting to the Apple firmware.
> I thought that if I could get the iPod Video original boot loader installed,
> and delete or rename the RockBox boot loader, I might be able to update the
> Apple boot loader in iTunes.
> I took a look at the iPodPatcher file, and thought that this looks helpful,
> but I am uncertain of using it.
> I read that I will use it in a command-line shell, which I am comfortable
> with.
> But if I could get some help with updating the Apple iPod boot loader, and
> then I will try again to run the RButil for upgrading the Rockbox.
> Thanks.
> Glenn
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It sounds to me as if when you plug the iPod into your computer, the iPod is rebooting into Rockbox. Try unplugging the iPod, rebooting it into Apple firmware, lock the iPod keypad with the hold switch, then plug it back into the computer. Rockbox defaults to an external HD and an external keyboard thing (like mouse, media control, web browser controller) when it's plugged into a computer.
Make sure the iPod is in Apple firmware and the hold switch is set to hold before it's plugged into a computer.

Received on 2011-11-26

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