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Subject: iPod Video 5th Gen - Rebooting into Apple firmware

iPod Video 5th Gen - Rebooting into Apple firmware

From: David Greenfield via rockbox <rockbox_at_lists.haxx.se>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 10:27:42 -0400

Hi.

I am a recent convert to Rockbox, and I love using, exploring, and
customizing it.  But there are times when I need to (or want to) use the
original Apple iPod firmware, such as for playing the ~250 songs I
purchased from the iTunes Music Store in the early/mid 2000s and that
still have the DRM that prevents them from being playable by Rockbox. 
The problem I'm having is that when I reboot with the hold switch
engaged in order to use the Apple firmware instead of Rockbox, my iPod's
Apple firmware settings all get reset to factory settings.  Is there a
way I can reboot into the Apple firmware without having those settings
reset?  I have tried searching both the Rockbox website as well as the
web at large and have not found a solution.  Thanks in advance to anyone
who might be able to provide some insight into this.

PS - I thought there used to be a way to purchase upgrades for the DRM
versions of iTunes Music Store purchases but I haven't been able to find
out anything about that, too.  Does anyone here know anything about
that?  Thanks again.

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Received on 2021-10-15

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