Went back to 120505. Feel good.
Edited by yosh - 6/6/12 at 3:32am
Actually if did found charging is working with every build if you change battery's display into digital form instead of the bar
You are confusing the "fully charged" trickle charging with "charge mode". I have both graphic and numeric charge indications in my theme. I also have a "c" switch that comes on in front of the numeric battery charge indication when in "charge mode". The last three builds were not entering "charge mode" (which is a much higher level of charging than the ongoing trickle charging that you get when your iPod is deemed to be fully charged).
Anyway it is fixed now.
In fact, there is. The strange thing about the "charge mode" on the Classic Rockbox is that the percentage that is displayed during charge mode is way too low. When the Classic has 80%+ remaining battery, the charging percentage shows 40%+. This is why I added the "c: switch to the charging percentage in my theme's WPS file, i.e. to remind me that the percentage indicator is wrong during charging.
(%bc displays the "c" during charging mode)
When the percentage hits 69% during charge mode, this seems to equal an actual 100% charge. At this point I normally disconnect my iPod from power since the iPod is still (erroneously) in charge mode. The good news is that this time, I left it plugged in and at some point it seems to have jumped from 69% to 100% and entered "Fully charged" mode. "Full charged" mode is fine. That just trickle charges.
Anyway I will monitor over the coming days to see whether this can be relied upon.
aroldan, here is an extreme challenge: Can you fix this incorrect charging in the Classic Rockbox release? It may not be possible until they update the Rockbox firmware to correct this error but you will be my hero if you can do it. :-)
Edit: I do still think that using "charge mode" is important. If there is only trickle charging, the battery never gets properly topped up.
Edit 2: Now we know why this is still not considered a stable release. Lots of bugs but lots of fun. ;-)
Interesting. No, I bought my Classic at the Apple Store in Toronto and it has the original battery.
So maybe the inaccurate percentage display is just my Classic. There was no issue with the OF. It's only in Rockbox when in Charge Mode.
I've found the most important part of getting the rockboxed classic to connect to PC is to make sure disk access has stopped on the iPod before you plug it in.
just hold the iPod up to your ear - you can hear if the drive is still spinning. once its stopped - plug it in.
Thanks. So I'm not crazy. Well, at least not in relation to Rockbox. ;-)
It is strange behaviour. However if it consistently jumps from 69% to 100% and then enters Fully Charged mode, I think that it is okay. I will keep monitoring this.