Originally Posted by koliniol
I'm a new member of the forum.
I've recently (4 days ago) RBed my IPOD classic 160GB (2009 thin model)
Using emCORE r859 and aroldan's latest build https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b5xbw6cp4ikfxwn/MjELjmDNJ_
First I got a full backup of all ipod contents , then deleted everything and finally installed emcore and RB.
Everything went fine with the installation.
Then I transfered all my music back (~ 2000 mp3 tracks , fully tagged and classified into seperate folders per artist/album) into a new folder.
Disconnected and booted into RB which started to scan my tracks and building up it's database.
Ipod was fully charged at that time.
I got 2 isuues :
While the above process was going on, my ipod was unplugged from any charger.
I noticed that battery was droppimg down fastly but did not give it any attention at first.
Finally IPOD battery drained and RB shut down automatically before completing it's database initialization.
I plugged it in , let it charge for a while and (while plugged) restarted the database process.
Finally Database was complete , although I noticed that (while database initialization) even with the charger plugged in the battery was dropping down instead of going up.
I'm using (just listening to music, and not adding new tracks or updating database) it for the past 4 days and have noticed that battery does not last very long.
I haven't exactly measured how much it lasts but it is dropping from 98% to 60% within 2-3 hours of play which means that it will last about 8 hours.
Let me say here , that with the original firmware my ipod could easily last about 20 hours.
I decided to change RB version and I'm now using one of the latest official builds, but no luck with the battery issue.
I read in the rockbox forum that RB for IPOD classic is still in experimental status and that other users are also having battery problems.
2. Wake-up alarm
I was very dissapointed to realize that there is no Wake-up alarm function like the original's Apple firmware.
I guess it has to do with the emcore.
Other than that i'm completly satisfied and thrilled with RockBox and do not intend to go back to original software although if battery issue is not solved I will be forced to revert to Apple software.
Any help would be welcome.