FS#6632 - Caveat re: new bootloader / ipodpatcher

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Mike Miller (mikeage) - Wednesday, 07 February 2007, 14:08 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Manual
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System iPod 4G Grayscale
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


This may apply to other iPods as well; I've only observed it firsthand on the 4G, though.

The manual advises people to use the new bootloader and the new ipodpatcher, without any notes about the possible (non permanent) loss of access to the Apple firmware

The wiki correctly states (at
"NOTE: These instructions are known to have problems with the 1st and 2nd Generation Mini and 4G (Greyscale) ipods - Rockbox loads correctly, but the original Apple firmware will not start. If you have one of these ipods, you should continue using the old installation instructions linked to from the IpodPort page. "

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Closed by  Dave Chapman (linuxstb)
Saturday, 03 March 2007, 01:11 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed