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Rockbox has worst battery life EVER

post #1 of 13
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I put rockbox on my ipod 5.5 a d this thing has a brand new battery and it dies in like 3 hours, it lasts for a good week on regular firmware. It's not just the ipod either cause my brother has a sansa clip + brand new and rockbox kills that in 2 hours or less. Anyone have an idea how to fix this. I don't really want to get an external battery cause that kills the point of mobility
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by mpawluk91 View Post

I put rockbox on my ipod 5.5 a d this thing has a brand new battery and it dies in like 3 hours, it lasts for a good week on regular firmware. It's not just the ipod either cause my brother has a sansa clip + brand new and rockbox kills that in 2 hours or less. Anyone have an idea how to fix this. I don't really want to get an external battery cause that kills the point of mobility

You're doing something wrong. My iPod 5.5 will play for 22 hours....and my Clips run 15-17 hours with Rockbox.

post #3 of 13

With Rockbox can you switch back to the original firmware?  Essentially turn off the Rockbox feature?  Or just remove it.

And then see if battery life returns to normal.

post #4 of 13
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Yeah hold down the menu button and the select button at the same time and it will reset, after you see the screen turn black set the hold switch to lock and it will boot apples firmware, if u reset without doing the hold switch it boots rockbox, and yeah the battery is wayyy better in apples firmware
post #5 of 13

Thank you for the info.  I have an iPod classic 5.5 coming and I was thinking of Rockboxing it when it arrives. 

 

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Yeah hold down the menu button and the select button at the same time and it will reset, after you see the screen turn black set the hold switch to lock and it will boot apples firmware, if u reset without doing the hold switch it boots rockbox, and yeah the battery is wayyy better in apples firmware
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by mpawluk91 View Post

Yeah hold down the menu button and the select button at the same time and it will reset, after you see the screen turn black set the hold switch to lock and it will boot apples firmware, if u reset without doing the hold switch it boots rockbox, and yeah the battery is wayyy better in apples firmware

Apple's rated battery life for the  5.5 .....

 

Fifth Generation iPod (Late 2006) - Technical Specifications

 

   
Storage/capacity 30GB (7,500 songs) 80GB (20,000 songs)
Color Black, White Black, White
Battery life Up to 14 hours of music playback; up to 4 hours of slideshows with music; up to 3.5 hours of video playback Up to 20 hours of music playback; up to 6 hours of slideshows with music; up to 6.5 hours of video playback
Display 2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
Ports Dock connector, stereo minijack, composite video and audio through minijack
Connectivity USB through dock connector; composite video (with AV cable, sold separately) and audio through headphone jack or line out on the iPod Universal Dock (sold separately)
Charge time About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
Audio support AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF
Photo support Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats
Video support H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Low-Complexity Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Size 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.43 inches 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.55 inches
Weight 4.8 ounces 5.5 ounces
Included accessories Earphones, USB cable, dock adapter, case

So my 5.5G does better with Rockbox than stock....

post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Idk man mine dies quick with rockbox I'd love to know how to fix that
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by mpawluk91 View Post

Idk man mine dies quick with rockbox I'd love to know how to fix that

What kind of files do you have on it?

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
256 aac iTunes bought music
post #10 of 13
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256 aac iTunes bought music

Well, screen brightness, backlight time, and usage patterns all play a role.

post #11 of 13
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My brightness is up halfway and I usually play an entire album and then put another on. If I'm not doing that then it just sits
post #12 of 13

Best to post your issue in a thread on RB's website - their developers are very good about responding to user's issues and will guide you in how to maximize battery life.
 

post #13 of 13
I have 7th gen- as good as with standart FW.
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