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Subject: ipod nano hardware modifications

ipod nano hardware modifications

From: royconejo <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 04:23:30 -0300

Hello all, happy new year!

I'm very happy with my iPod nano 1G and rockbox, the only problem is
that 4GB is very little to upload music in lossless formats.
Given that firmware can be modified:

1) Is there some way to upgrade the flash in the nano? (I mean
removing the little PCB with the flash storage and controller
altogether and adapt something else)
2) the elements mentioned above could be replaced with (for example)
the insides of an USB pendrive?
3) apart from the flash controller and storage (that will be replaced)
is there some other limitation in the hardware to handle >4GB?
4) rockbox should be able to handle lets say 32 or 16 GB with the nano hardware?

(I'm sorry if it sounds naive.. I know little about electronics to
have a picture of what's possible and what's not)

please note that I don't care about the new thing fitting or not the
original case, I'll be designing another one just slighty ticker with
a "diyMod", an amplifier built inside and a higher capacity battery.
If a flash upgrade could be possible it will be awesome.

Thanks =)!

PS: why not modify an iPod Video 5G with Compact Flash & an internal
amplifier as some people are doing? because this is what I got and I
believe a custom iPod nano case with those elements will still be
smaller (and its great to have a custom made case)
Received on 2010-01-11

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