FS#6226 - Hold switch to prevent iPod reboot on USB insert.

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Paul Louden (darkkone) - Sunday, 22 October 2006, 14:57 GMT
Last edited by Paul Louden (Llorean) - Saturday, 08 March 2008, 13:51 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Category Battery/Charging
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Okay, here's the idea:

Right now it's easy for a user to accidentally clear his settings by plugging the iPod in with Hold enabled. I feel that this shouldn't happen.

Firstly: If the iPod is already in Rockbox, Hold should prevent the reboot. This allows for easier charging during playback (it can be hard to hold the menu button down while plugging in a cable, sometimes, at least if you're trying to plug in the dock connector end to an iPod that has a case on it). This also prevents accidentally booting to disk mode with hold on (which prevents accidentally leaving disk mode with hold on.)

Secondly: If you insert the USB cable to wake the iPod, with hold on, it should (in my opinion) enter Rockbox instead of Disk Mode. This would then allow auto-resume and car mode to work fairly well I think (the iPod would only need to shut down automatically when power is removed, and everything else would be handled by existing functionality). Then to use car mode a user would simply have to set it, set their volume, start playback with resume on startup enabled, and flip hold on.
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Closed by  Bj√∂rn Stenberg (zagor)
Saturday, 08 March 2008, 13:51 GMT
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by Robert Keevil (obo) - Saturday, 11 November 2006, 19:06 GMT
Something like this?

Patch stops an ipod from entering disk mode if hold is enabled, and doesn't clear settings at boot if both hold is on and usb is present.