• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category Operating System/Drivers
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System iPod 4G Grayscale
  • Severity Medium
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Daily build (which?)
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
  • Votes 1
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Scampi741 - 2020-10-30
Last edited by speachy - 2022-11-15

FS#13253 - Unable to shutdown ipod 4G Greyscale with long press of play button. Version: 2d85c72151-201030

Using Rockbox version 2d85c72151-201030
On an ipod 4th Generation (Greyscale)
Hardware revision 0×00050014 PP version: PP5020E

I’m unable to shutdown rockbox by long pressing the play button on the clickwheel as instructed in the manual.

Closed by  speachy
2022-11-15 17:54
Reason for closing:  Not a Bug

The same on IPOD 4th GEN COLOR 40 GB


Perhaps an obvious question; is the power/data cable connected when you are trying to shut down?

(I'm unable to recreate this on the mini2g, which is nearly identical hardware-wise to the 4g greyscale..)

Indeed a very obvious question, no problem!

The Power/Data Cable isn't connected when i try to shutdown the ipod.

This could be a hardware problem i better investigate sooner than later.

Also my apologies for replying after a whole month.
I should respond a lot faster the next time.
Sorry if this caused any inconvience.


One more question – are you using an iFlash (or other sort of) SSD adapter?

If you are, please try a recent nightly build; a fix in there for iFlash-equipped player might have solved this shutdown issue.


Git master plus this patch should do the trick:

I will try the git master plus the provided patch and report back.
Sorry for the late reply.

I tried another iPod 4th gen grayscale With a harddrive instead of an IDE to CF to SD adapter and Rockbox functions normally.

I have tried another unit, a A1059 4th gen Greyscale iPod, Flashmodded with a IDE → CF → SD adapter.
The CF to SD Adapter is an iFlash unit.

This iPod powers off without any problems with the stable 3.15 Rockbox build.

So in my case the problem i had, turned out to be a hardware issue.
The original iPod i reported the issue with, (most likely)had a faulty harddrive cable or a problem with power-management.

Thanks to everyone who provided help and feedback.


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