According to various sites, my silver Mini should be a model number:
M9801LL/A (6 GB Silver)
But mine says MP5002, and it has the HP logo on the back (in addition to the Apple logo).
Will this mod still work on the HP iPods? My nephew just gave me his and I'm just debating on 16gb or 32gb...
I upgraded my Mini a couple of days ago with the 32GB A-Data, new Ipodjuice 750mA battery and Rockbox. The card arrived before my battery so I decided to pop it into my Canon EOS 30D for kicks. When I hitched it up in my Mini and booted up, I received the unhappy-send-in-your-dead-Ipod-for-support screen. After reconfirming correct connection, scratching my head for a couple of hours and doing some research, it dawned on me the card was reformatted when I placed it in my camera. I popped the card into my card reader, reformatted it to FAT 32, reconnected it and, voila, I was back in action. Could have saved myself the trouble had known this.
Then, after Rockboxing (a verb?), I attempted several times to initialize the database .... with unsuccessful results. Again, more research. On my own, I changed the one of the database settings to load to RAM. Success!
A few learnings from this fun exercise; I'm sure there will be more.
The .diff can be found here:
MiniCF < Main < TWiki
You will have to compile your own Rockbox, but it isn't hard. I don't have my mini yet (but I should have it this week), so I don't know that my recompile worked yet :P
I ordered the Transcend card since the A-Data is out of stock. The Transcend is faster (x133) so I'm hoping it will help with transferring the data to the card.