• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category Applications
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System iPod Mini
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Daily build (which?)
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by roastpotatoes - 2020-12-17
Last edited by speachy - 2021-03-04

FS#13262 - Battery indicator not working Ipod Mini 2G

On the latest build the battery indicator doesn’t seem to work.
From eicca on the forums it’s suggested it freezes once you update the database.

Closed by  speachy
2021-03-04 22:40
Reason for closing:  Fixed
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Fixed in be99033cbb


It seems to work for me, using the current dev build (ie 2021-03-03) on a stock mini2g.

I have something playing back, with numeric battery level selected in the settings, and am watching the percentage tick down from 99 to 98 to 97… I then browsed through the database, and it just dropped to 96%.

Will flash the latest dev build and report back.

Still doesnt seem to be working am i getting diferent results to you?
Looking in the battery debugger there are two values. One is the actual, 5% in this case then whats been reported on the status bar and the currently playing screen 48%.


Just a quick question, are you using the default theme or something different?

Hmm you might be right. If i switch to rockbox failsafe might this solve the issue?
Will give a test. How do you enable battery percentage in status bar without a custom theme?


settings - theme settings - status/scrollbar - battery display

Hmm that doesn't seem to have changed anything. There are still two distinct values in the battery debug and it shows the much higher one.
I've also attached a battery bench I've done. The percentage reported stays the same until the device dies so I assume this is using the same value which is never updated.


Are you using some sort of SSD or iflash adapter in your mini2g?

If so, a just-landed commit might solve the problem you're seeing – download the most recent (be99033cbb) dev build and let me know.

Apologies I am indeed. Need to add more detail to my bug reports.
Flashed your new version and it seems to have done the job. I can now see the indicator move.

I still see two different values in the battery debug. Out of interest what is the reason for this? Are these just different ways of estimating the battery content? The numbers do seem to jump around a bit.

But I'd say this solves my issue. Thanks for your help. There also seems to be a notable improvement to boot times.


I don't see why this would matter for boot times but I'm glad this was sorted out.


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