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iPod classic (aka iPod 6G) port

NOTE Some sources (e.g. Wikipedia) incorrectly refer to all full-size iPods released since 2001 as part of the "classic" product line. Please refer to the Identifying iPod models page on Apple's website for the correct definition - the first generation iPod Classic was released in September 2007.


Rockbox works well but official support for dual boot is not enabled yet. The port is classified as "unusable" due to its complex install process and the need for a pre-release bootloader or Emcore. Aside from these limitations, the port is in an advanced state and has excellent battery life.

Port Status

Nearly all of Rockbox's features work and battery life is extremely good.


There is no official Rockbox bootloader available yet, however a beta version is available that is generally functional and stable:

This version of the bootloader and installer enables installing from a GUI (patched version of rockbox utility) and dual booting the Apple firmware. This method is the easiest and should be used by new users until an official release is available.

Alternatively, you can use emCORE from in place of the beta bootloader. This install method will completely replace the iPod Classic firmware and is more complex.

Development builds are currently provided by the rockbox build system:

Alternatively, you can install development builds using rockbox utility like any other target. Installing the bootloader will however require that you follow the directions on the link above as the official rbutil build cannot yet install the bootloader.


The hardware is very similar to the Nano 2G?.
r19 - 04 Aug 2016 - 18:06:42 - MichaelGiacomelli

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