Originally Posted by r100
Do people still read installation instructions or is that somehow considered a waste of time? It's a waste of hardware (chance of bricking the device), if you ask me.
EmCORE r859 Release notes / Known issues
For those who can't get r859 to work on the very first try and decide it's a good idea to try something really old like r674: DON'T! Old EmCORE versions need old Rockbox builds, and these are not very stable. If you use an old EmCORE version with a new Rockbox build it can get very messy, the release notes call it 'incompatible'.
It's easy to shoot down the newbie without actually reading to what he wrote. I DID NOT INSTALL r674! I'm not doing stuff like this for the first time, I have custom firmware on my Android phone, Kindle, Pogoplug and had custom firmware on my iPod Video and iPhone 3G when I still had them.
I did not originally find this topic but followed installation instructions in the freemyipod wiki: http://freemyipod.org/wiki/EmCORE_Installation/iPodClassic/DFUiTunes
Part of the instructions included downloading the bootstrap_ipodclassic_itunes.exe to enable DFU access. This program came with version r674 of emCORE and was used to install emCORE r876 and Rockbox.
So I didn't mess with old versions, why would I?
I did, however, make the mistake of getting the newest build, falsely assuming that greenlit builds marked with "OK" are actually functional ( http://builds.freemyipod.org/ ).
So I'm just wondering if and how I can downgrade to get functional DFU mode again.
Originally Posted by 808Ronin
Why are you not using the official emcore build r859? i believe that prior builds were not stable and newer builds are still experiamental. r859 is the only officially recommended build per freemyipod unless i have missed something.
You do not have to install the patches they are already contained in the .rockbox file. alrodan list them as a reference. Simply copy that file to the root of your ipod.
Thanks, wish I had seen this topic first.
Re-installing iTunes (version 9 is muuuuch better than the newer ones), then booting into DFU mode has worked so far. iTunes recognizes the iPod, sets it to recovery mode and repairs the firmware. iPod working again. Now, I'll see if I can't get r859 to work.
Edited by zephyr90 - 2/27/13 at 12:21pm