FS#8372 - Idle Poweroff only reboots my 1G iPod

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by bil jeschke (uteck) - Tuesday, 25 December 2007, 23:24 GMT
Last edited by Nils Wallménius (nls) - Wednesday, 12 November 2008, 14:56 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Bootloader
Status Unconfirmed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System iPod 1G/2G
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Version 3.1
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


The Idle Poweroff only reboots my 1G iPod. I assume it should power it off or put it into a power saving mode. This forces it to use up the battery faster then normal unless I set the Hold button to boot into the iPod firmware to do a proper suspend when Rockbox reboots.
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Comment by Tim Mawby (gafthehorse) - Thursday, 17 January 2008, 13:58 GMT
Have just loaded Rockbox to my 2nd Gen iPod and have experienced the same problem. When ever the iPod shuts down, either manually or auto power off the apple logo is displayed and then it restarts.
Comment by Giles (gilesn) - Tuesday, 22 January 2008, 21:06 GMT
Noticed in the iPod 5G too, the only thing I really miss from the native firmware is the quick response from the 'suspend' mode.
Comment by Jens Arnold (amiconn) - Friday, 07 March 2008, 23:35 GMT
That's a known effect. 1st and 2nd Gen iPods cannot be physically powered down, but only put into suspend. Rockbox doesn't support that yet.

The recommended workaround atm is to disable idle poweroff, so it doesn't reboot unexpectedly. If you want to "shut down", press Play until rockbox shows the "Shutting down..." splash, then flip the hold switch. This will cause the bootloader to load the OF, which will in turn put the iPod into suspend after a short while.
Comment by Tim Mawby (gafthehorse) - Thursday, 27 March 2008, 19:41 GMT
I've done this but have found that whenever I power the iPod back up I get the old Apple firmware, unless I start it up by pressing Menu and Play simultaneously, which boots back to Rockbox. Is this the expected behaviour?
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Thursday, 27 March 2008, 19:44 GMT
yes, because the apple firmware doesn't reboot the Ipod but puts it into a low power mode instead. Thus "powering up" the Ipod again will still be in the Apple firmware.
Comment by Marc Guay (Marc_Guay) - Thursday, 10 July 2008, 16:39 GMT
I'm marking this as 3.0 so that it is either well-documented or disabled for the release.