I guess I'll wait for my turn in the queue then, as those babies are basically some guaranteed prodigies :-D
After I finally found out how to download from that filehoster without installing some oddball PUP *laugh*, everything worked great. I was able to install the build you supplied, LOAD TO RAM re-appeared and my settings remained untouched, including my holy database. I certainly owe you million thanks for that!
One problem, however, has persisted. Ever since I updated to the more recent build using RB utility, USB recognition has become a pain in the a**. I have been using my iPod in combination with a Win XP desktop PC. I had always had some occasional problems with the iPod not getting recognized, the device freezing and requiring a hard reboot... but now. it does not work anymore AT ALL. My computer shows an "iPOD 160GB" drive - but empty. I cannot access the contents of the player, neither can I move new music to it. The only way to do this is by connecting the iPod to my Win 7 Laptop. Does anybody happen to know whether major changes to USB connectivity were made in recent builds of the iPod 160 GB (6G)?
EDIT: it looks like the problem I described in the other thread, the database update not working/taking endlessly and draining the battery by around 20% in the process, also persists. [Saint], could it solve the problem if I tried to install the build I used to have on my iPod before the update (I think I got it around May 2014)?
Again, thanks for your awesome support,