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Subject: Re: 5.5G iPod shutdown confusing the boot code?

Re: 5.5G iPod shutdown confusing the boot code?

From: Dave Chapman <>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:28:40 +0000

Alex Bennee wrote:
> Hi,
> I've noticed that sometimes when Rockbox shuts down it leave the boot
> code confused as to the charge state of the battery. The iPod will
> refuse to boot with the usual Menu key and when plugged in to the USB
> reports very low battery. Once I give it the two finger salute and
> reboot into Rockbox everything is fine.
> Has anyone else seen this behaviour before?

Yes, it's a very common issue. The conclusion seems to be that this is
a bug in Apple's bootloader code - ipod users have also reported it
without Rockbox installed.

The difference is that Rockbox always performs a real power-off, whereas
the Apple firmware just enters a low-power sleep mode, and then performs
a real power-off after a certain number of days of uninterrupted sleep.
  So the problem is seen more often with Rockbox.


Received on 2009-02-27

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