Yes, they need to reverse engineer the entire ipod bootloader, which requires reverse engineering of the encryption and assembly language used to program the ipod's firmware in the first place. Apple did a great job of this as is evidenced by the continuing lack of disk-mode support on ipod touch and whatnot.
The problem I exactly face is when I play with 'GRAPHICAL EQ' section then all the 10 bands work as usual but whenever I try to play with "SIMPLE EQ SETTINGS' or
'ADVANCED EQ SETTINGS' section then it seems only the lower 5 frequency(30hz,60hz,120hz,250hz,500hz) bands work and the
I wonder if any of you have come across this issue in the build quoted below from 'aroldan'.
Obviously, the Classic won't be here forever. It's owning a smaller and smaller market as time goes by. However, it still sells. It still is, in my opinion, a one of a kind player. The only real competitor is the Cowon X7, and that is too big and with a not so nice user interface, besides being a little more expensive. This is just my opinion. And sorry for the off-topic
Returning to topic: can anyone recomend a good iPod Video theme (besides the stock one) that works perfectly with the Classic? I've tried 3 of them from the Rockbox site and they didn't work properly.