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post #2956 of 3595
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post

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I'm assuming that's for me. I have tried numerous times unsuccessfully. I would really like to Rock Box it as I hate iTunes.
post #2957 of 3595
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post
 

should I downgrade my families computer, rock box my iPod, and then put 8 back on it?

 

Isn't that really up to you and your family (if they care).  I mean, if it's really not possible to use Windows 8, and you really want Rockbox, then go for it, but if possible, go for it this way:

 

  1. Pull that PC's system drive and set it aside
  2. Use a spare hard drive to install Windows 7 on that PC; it need not be a big, expensive drive, just something to get Win7 on
  3. Don't worry about lots of Windows updates, etc., just make sure you get the drivers required for the motherboard (esp. USB); hopefully the Win7 install will handle that, but you can always download them from the mobo manufacturer's site, stick 'em on a USB stick, and install them after Win7 installs; you don't even need to bother setting up your network connection, if you've got everything already downloaded
  4. Don't worry about validating your Win7 install; you've got 30 days (2 weeks? whatever) to play with it until it disables most features; I won't point out where, but there are plenty of places from which you can snag an official M$ ISO of Win7; hell, M$ used to give it away, knowing people would have to pay to validate in the end; not sure they still offer Win7, though; just google 'til you find a source
  5. After getting Win7 running, Rockbox your iPod
  6. Remove the Win7 system drive, reinsert the Win8 system drive, and you're back to where you started.

 

That's how I'd do it, rather than screw up my Win8 install... not that I'd use Win8 anytime soon.  HTH.

post #2958 of 3595

If I rock box my iPod I can't use iTunes? and I haven't tried it with windows 8 yet but I seems to be the case that I can't....

post #2959 of 3595
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Isn't that really up to you and your family (if they care).  I mean, if it's really not possible to use Windows 8, and you really want Rockbox, then go for it, but if possible, go for it this way:

 

  1. Pull that PC's system drive and set it aside
  2. Use a spare hard drive to install Windows 7 on that PC; it need not be a big, expensive drive, just something to get Win7 on
  3. Don't worry about lots of Windows updates, etc., just make sure you get the drivers required for the motherboard (esp. USB); hopefully the Win7 install will handle that, but you can always download them from the mobo manufacturer's site, stick 'em on a USB stick, and install them after Win7 installs; you don't even need to bother setting up your network connection, if you've got everything already downloaded
  4. Don't worry about validating your Win7 install; you've got 30 days (2 weeks? whatever) to play with it until it disables most features; I won't point out where, but there are plenty of places from which you can snag an official M$ ISO of Win7; hell, M$ used to give it away, knowing people would have to pay to validate in the end; not sure they still offer Win7, though; just google 'til you find a source
  5. After getting Win7 running, Rockbox your iPod
  6. Remove the Win7 system drive, reinsert the Win8 system drive, and you're back to where you started.

 

That's how I'd do it, rather than screw up my Win8 install... not that I'd use Win8 anytime soon.  HTH.

I wish I knew how to do all of this. I don't have an extra external hard drive. I do but I left it at my house (i'm at families house for spring break)

post #2960 of 3595
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post
 

I wish I knew how to do all of this. I don't have an extra external hard drive. I do but I left it at my house (i'm at families house for spring break)

 

Can you be patient and borrow someone's Win7 PC when you're back at school?  Rockbox ain't going anywhere.

post #2961 of 3595
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Can you be patient and borrow someone's Win7 PC when you're back at school?  Rockbox ain't going anywhere.

i may be able to. i prob can. after rock boxing my iPod, can i put music on it with my mac?

post #2962 of 3595
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Originally Posted by howdy View Post


I'm assuming that's for me. I have tried numerous times unsuccessfully. I would really like to Rock Box it as I hate iTunes.

 

Send it to me and I'll do it for you. What model do you have?

post #2963 of 3595
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post
 

i may be able to. i prob can. after rock boxing my iPod, can i put music on it with my mac?

 

Don't have a Mac.  I know it's been discussed in this thread.  Hope you can find a good answer.

post #2964 of 3595
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post
 

should I downgrade my families computer, rock box my iPod, and then put 8 back on it?

 

 

Windows 8 is worse than Vista.

post #2965 of 3595
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Don't have a Mac.  I know it's been discussed in this thread.  Hope you can find a good answer.

I couldnt find it. 

 

 

if I can't put music on my iPod with my mac after rock boxing it then there's zero point for me to rock box it 

post #2966 of 3595
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post

[...]

I was about to rockbox it but then I started picking through all these posts and I realized that rockboxing is alot more volatile/not nearly as easy as jailbreaking. Seems like alot of stuff can go wrong, and does! Not only that but I personally think the aesthetic of the rockbox is pretty ugly...I just want it for the EQ options. [...]

 

Rockbox is a firmware replacement designed to be effective and efficient. Unlike the original Apple firmware, users have the freedom to customise and adjust all sorts of things, varying from advanced audio settings to themes and fonts, which you might be interested in.

Rockboxing a Classic is very easy when the instructions are followed closely. I have experienced that it runs more stable on my Classic than the original firmware.

Connecting to a Mac has always been an issue, this might be useful to read: http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php/topic,43493.msg220761.html#msg220761

 

If, with all these options, this open source firmware still doesn't meet your expectations you are of course free to join the developers (who have been spending their free time writing code and testing for the last ten years) to improve Rockbox.

 

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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post
 

I couldnt find it. 

 

 

if I can't put music on my iPod with my mac after rock boxing it then there's zero point for me to rock box it 

 

Then don't. Or just give it a try, recovering the Classic back to the original firmware using iTunes is easy and only takes a few minutes.

post #2967 of 3595
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Originally Posted by BLACKENEDPLAGUE View Post

Send it to me and I'll do it for you. What model do you have?
For real? Have you done this for others? And how much.
post #2968 of 3595
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Originally Posted by r100 View Post
 

 

Then don't. Or just give it a try, recovering the Classic back to the original firmware using iTunes is easy and only takes a few minutes.

how would I move music onto my iPod is what I'm saying...

 

 

have you been able to rock box a classic with windows 8?

post #2969 of 3595
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post
 

how would I move music onto my iPod is what I'm saying...

 

 

have you been able to rock box a classic with windows 8?

 

Did you not see this post?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/532426/ipod-classic-rockbox-its-happening/2580#post_9635317

post #2970 of 3595
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Originally Posted by howdy View Post


For real? Have you done this for others? And how much.

 

You pay shipping, otherwise that's it

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