Rockbox mail archiveSubject: 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
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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