FS#5977 - Menu Key does not prevent from going to USB mode at boot time.

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by olivier arsac (neoliv) - Tuesday, 12 September 2006, 11:18 GMT
Last edited by Marc Guay (Marc_Guay) - Friday, 13 June 2008, 05:14 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Category Bootloader
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System iPod Nano
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


1 If you hold the menu key down early while booting it goes to original firmware. Fine
2 If in normal rockbox mode you hold the menu key down while pluging an USB cable it prevents the switch to USB-mode. Fine
3 If you hold the menu key down with a plugged cable and just after the initial boot sequence (1) you can't prevent the switch to USB-mode. Wrong :)

- Why would you need that? To avoid having to plug/unplug the USB/battery cable and still be able to boot in normal mode (not in original firware or USB-mode)
- Why would I need that badly enough to set such a hight severity? Because my Ipod keeps thinking it has a cable plugged (even when disconnected). And I'm not able to boot in normal rockbox mode anymore (which renders my ipod quite useless).

Could you check if the menu button is pressed before going to USB-mode during the boot sequence?
Thx for your very needed help... my ipod is standing there mimicking a quite expensive doorstop.


PS: I put that in bootloader section because I'm not sure where and when the boot to USB-mode decision is made.
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Closed by  Bj√∂rn Stenberg (zagor)
Friday, 13 June 2008, 05:14 GMT
Reason for closing:  Out of Date
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by Marc Guay (Marc_Guay) - Sunday, 30 March 2008, 13:45 GMT
Has this behavior changed at all now that disk mode/apple firmware is initiated with the hold switch?
Comment by olivier arsac (neoliv) - Tuesday, 01 April 2008, 11:47 GMT
Sorry I'm no more able to tell... my ipod is dead...
BTW: I'm still looking for a replacment player that supports rockbox but unable to buy anything that's compatible :(