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post #1651 of 3093
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Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post

Hey guys, just found this thread today.

 

It seems that people who have the least amount of problems have the latest 7G. Is this the case? I'm planning on buying used so I will have to find a 7G.

 

Also, the instructions say to install iTunes. Is this necessary? I'm not a fan of having to install iTunes on any computer I own...

 

Read the instructions carefully, they ask if you have iTunes installed. If you choose no, you'll go to the other method with the winusb drivers, which also works fine.

I have the 6G 80GB and it works fine, no problem/crash at all in the last 7 months (r868/121007)

 

Edit: this option; Install a custom device driver for the iPod (advanced users only)


Edited by r100 - 10/15/12 at 12:59am
post #1652 of 3093

I have well over 16k songs on my 240 classic now. I am slowly filling it up, and use it at work listening to full albums. It passes the time better. :D It is working great. Unfortunately my trusty first 160 ipod 6th classic bricked after over 4 years of extreme use. :( Probably time for a new hard drive and battery for that one. At least I have another 160 6th classic to use in my car.

post #1653 of 3093
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Originally Posted by r100 View Post

 

Read the instructions carefully, they ask if you have iTunes installed. If you choose no, you'll go to the other method with the winusb drivers, which also works fine.

I have the 6G 80GB and it works fine, no problem/crash at all in the last 7 months (r868/121007)

 

Edit: this option; Install a custom device driver for the iPod (advanced users only)

 


Awesome, thanks for the help. I saw the advanced users only option and decided not to click on it. biggrin.gif

 

Now to try and find a used ipod...

post #1654 of 3093

So I'm having a problem - after running bootstrap_ipodclassic.exe my computer doesn't recognize the iPod even though the iPod screen shows that I'm in UMS boot. I can't copy installer-ipodclassic.ubi into the iPod, so I can't continue with the installation. Any ideas?

 

Thanks

post #1655 of 3093
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Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post

So I'm having a problem - after running bootstrap_ipodclassic.exe my computer doesn't recognize the iPod even though the iPod screen shows that I'm in UMS boot. I can't copy installer-ipodclassic.ubi into the iPod, so I can't continue with the installation. Any ideas?

 

Thanks

 

  • Do you have .NET Framework 3.5 or later installed?
  • Did you check and disable your antivirus (temporarily)? This is because it may prevent bootstrap from being fully executed.
  • Did Windows ask for a driver installation? (winusb.inf)
  • Do you have access to the 64MB UMSboot drive?
post #1656 of 3093
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Originally Posted by r100 View Post

For all those who have problems with their HDD and/or copying, loading songs, freezes etc, I suggest checking the diagnostics by following these steps:

 

  1. Temporarily return to the original firmware using iTunes. Check the opening post for instructions.
  2. Reset the iPod by pressing MENU+Select for ±5 seconds.
  3. When the Apple logo appears quickly press and hold the Select+Previous until the Diagnostics menu opens.

 

The information there can be very useful to check out the state of your Classic's hardware, especially that of the hard disk! (Diagnostics menu -> IO - > HardDrive -> HDSmartData -> Reallocs) To understand what certain numbers actually mean you can check S.M.A.R.T. on Wikipedia.

 

I suggest you run all tests, just to check if everything is working properly, afterwards you can blame Rockbox/EmCORE for something failing ;)

Apparantly my Classic is still in good condition after all these years, and I have never had any crash, freeze or USB problem at all since EmCORE r859 (now on r868, same story).

My RB'ed iPod 3G ( ~7G ) occasionally freezes even when I connect it MENU button pressed ( so no hard drive is activated ). So I use fallback image to transfer files: it works flawlessly.

The USB issues are definitely software related. Tried on different PC's with 32 bit/ 64 bit Win7 without iTunes. The USB cable is OK, also tried friend's data cable. I even tried to clear all usb drivers from my laptop: again occasionally freezes when NOT using fallback image. Freezing starts to appear from aroldan's may 03 build, on may 01 build everything seems to be OK.

post #1657 of 3093
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Originally Posted by r100 View Post

 

  • Do you have .NET Framework 3.5 or later installed?
  • Did you check and disable your antivirus (temporarily)? This is because it may prevent bootstrap from being fully executed.
  • Did Windows ask for a driver installation? (winusb.inf)
  • Do you have access to the 64MB UMSboot drive?


 

1. Yes.

2. I have no antivirus (though Windows Security still asked me if I wanted to install the driver for the iPod).

3. Windows said it couldn't find a driver so I manually selected the win_usb folder.

4. The iPod screen says to put the file into the UMSboot but the computer doesn't recognize any UMSboot device. If I reboot the iPod into the stock firmware, the computer recognizes it.

post #1658 of 3093

Nevermind! For some reason my laptop wasn't working out. I connected it to my desktop and the UMSboot folder came up instantly. I have the latest Emcore release installed. Is updating or trying a new build the same as installing the RB build for the first time (deleting the old .rockbox folder from root and extracting the new one to the same folder)?

 

Anyways, thanks a lot for the help r100!beerchug.gif

post #1659 of 3093

Survey time!

 

What emCORE build is everyone running? Is it right that the last stable build was r859?

 

I know on this page:

 

http://builds.freemyipod.org/

 

They have a lot of "experimental" builds. Is anyone running any of them successfully? Any reason to upgrade?

post #1660 of 3093

I'm running emCORE r866 + latest aroldan build with no problems.

post #1661 of 3093

I've been running 859 as long as I can remember and haven't had any issues and really haven't seen the need to change.

post #1662 of 3093
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Originally Posted by SenorLoco View Post

I've been running 859 as long as I can remember and haven't had any issues and really haven't seen the need to change.

 

 

x2

post #1663 of 3093

I'm running 859 w/alrodan 120905 build.   The alrodan october build doesn't seem to operate properly on some of my iPod docks.  Haven't had any issues with the r859 emCORE.

post #1664 of 3093

Running r868 here, fine as well. I know it says 'failed' on the server, but that was just a small (unjustified) mistake I read.

 

The thing with releases (up to now) after r859 is that they are bugfixes, not really introducing anything fancy new. Same thing happened with earlier recommended versions, small bugfixes before introducing new functions. Thank the universe though that the days of r6xx are over! You'll probably be fine with anything from 859 to 868.

I asked the devs at FreemyiPod if anything has been going on with EmCORE lately, they told me there's most likely no new release coming anymore, unless someone new picks up where they left.

 

EmCORE release overview

post #1665 of 3093

I kept wondering if this 480GB ZIF drive were able to be recognized by Rockbox or not:

 

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/SSDAPMB480/

 

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Aura_Pro_MBA

 

About the same price as a fast SSD like this

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/828470-REG/Samsung_MZ_7PC512D_AM_830_Series_SSD_with.html

 

If that 480GB iPod were working with Rockbox, I could actually carry my entire lossless music collection with me and that would be fantastic.

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