I've upgraded a 5 and a 5.5. Are you going to load RockBox? At 128g, you won't need to unless you want it.
If you are starting with a 5, you don't want to use the Kingspec. I misread your post. The kingspec only works with the 6thin and 7th gen.
If you want to go thin, i've found the 6th, 7th and 5th gen headphone/hold switches are interchangeable for playing music. You have to get the ones for the thin ipod, though, because the ones for the fat backs are too thick to fit.
I have a 5th gen, thin back with a Tarkan adapter and an SD card. Uses stock iTunes and works great.
ah thank you....yes, I don't plan to use Rockbox. Stock iTunes.
I would consider upgrading logic boards to the 5.5G if the RAM made a difference or if it would enable iTunes Playlist Folders.
So, bottom line parts list:
- 5G iPod
- 5G 30GB-version (slim) headphone jack
- 5G 30GB-version (slim) battery (650mAh)
- 5.5G display
- 6G Front/Back slim housing
- Tarkan adapter + SD card + 6th Gen Front/Back
That sound right? I would go with the 850mAh battery if it could fit.