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Subject: Re: iPod from scratch

Re: iPod from scratch

From: Stefan Ott via rockbox <>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2019 22:06:53 +0100

On Mon, Nov 04, 2019 at 10:00:46PM +0100, Michael Sparmann via rockbox wrote:
> I'm not entirely sure how the iPod Video bootloader works. You probably
> don't really need any of the code in the binary, but the partition
> contents need to be structured correctly for the second stage bootloader
> to find the rockbox bootloader. While I did craft some empty "container"
> firmware partitions for the iPod Classic a couple of years back, I'm not
> sure of anyone ever did that for the Video (which has quite a few
> differences). It's probably not worth the hassle - just put on the Apple
> binary and patch the Rockbox bootloader into that. (Or if you really
> want to, dig into the image format and remove other parts that you don't
> need.)
> You don't need iTunes though. On the iPod Video, I think you can just
> grab the file from Apple's servers and dd it onto the firmware partition
> on the iPod's disk, as documented in the wiki.

Ah excellent, that does sound reasonable.

In case I do feel like trying (sometimes I enjoy doing silly things),
you wouldn't happen to have any information on the things that you did
back then, or possibly a link or two to point me in the right direction?

Stefan Ott
Received on 2019-11-04

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