Originally Posted by ZionGate
Thanks ThustonX !
Could you expand a little on the builds or point me to a link ? What are the differences ? If I read you correctly, switching builds should not erase any data and require a new transfer of audio files ?
I've just got it out of the box and it's charging up right now (sector charge, haven't plugged it in to my PC yet, I plan to only install iTunes drivers and not the rest of its crapware), and I'm reading up on all this, I've seen a few of installation bug reports so I'm hoping it'll go smoothly for me, quite excited !
Edit : by the way the sticker on the box said 6th gen, but the ifixit link says that based on the serial number I have a 160 GB (Thin) iPod Classic, which is termed here a 7th gen... It doesn't seem to change anything in terms of installation, builds etc., right ?
There's a link in the first post to Aroldan's builds. A lot of people were using them (may still be). I'm using a daily build from Oct. 2103, as it is stable on my device. The build info is f580714-131009. It's rockbox-ipod6g-20131010.zip.
Daily builds are here: http://www.rockbox.org/dl.cgi?bin=ipod6g
I was having a problem where the response time was very slow, or the screen would not come back after it had blanked (music still playing). The only solution was to reboot, which was annoying. After switching to that daily build, I've not had that, or any other, problems.
Correct, switching builds only overwrites the Rockbox files, no data files or anything not included in the zip. You can see what those files are by opening the archive and examining the contents before extracting. It's a selective overwrite - as is usual for Winzip, 7zip, et al. - not a system wipe.
The whole iPod Classic generation naming thing is a PITA, frankly. Regardless, you're good to go
LOL, after all that, I think I'll try the latest daily build. Easy enough to switch back.
Edited by ThurstonX - 5/18/14 at 7:23am