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Title: iPod 7th Gen Working On Manual Install
Post by: jimthedj65 on October 26, 2016, 10:16:30 PM
After some 3 days of playing around, I managed to get my 7th Generation iPod working, the instructions are a bit basic, I could make a video if it helps..

1. I completely restored my ipod with itunes, stopped ihelper in the task manager. 

2. Downloaded and ran https://files.freemyipod.org/~user890104/bootloader-ipodclassic-v8-designware/RockboxBootloaderInstaller_iPodClassic_v8+DesignWare.exe (BETA) to load the bootloader, I got a fail on the cannot load  rockbox.ipod, when it restarted,

3. then I downloaded http://build.rockbox.org/data/rockbox-ipod6g.zip unzipped and manually copied it over to my iPod, rebooted and it worked.

hope it helps.
Title: Re: iPod 7th Gen Working On Manual Install
Post by: [Saint] on November 08, 2016, 08:58:04 PM
If anyone stumbles across this in future looking to install Rockbox please note that Freemyipod has detailed documentation on this very topic located here (https://www.freemyipod.org/wiki/EmCORE_Installation).


[Saint]
Title: Re: iPod 7th Gen Working On Manual Install
Post by: AkashS04@gmail.com on November 19, 2016, 01:27:05 PM
Hi jimthed,

I tried to do same in my Nano 7G but nothing happened. I unzipped the ipod6g.zip files in my iPod and it created .rockbox and that has many subfolders and files inside and then I restarted iPod again but nothing happened/ I pressed lock+home button together. What did you do exactly to install rockbox on nano 7g? Can u pls suggest how to reboot if there is any other way. I tried to use ipodpatcher but it did not work. Pls help. Thanks.

Regards,
Akash



After some 3 days of playing around, I managed to get my 7th Generation iPod working, the instructions are a bit basic, I could make a video if it helps..

1. I completely restored my ipod with itunes, stopped ihelper in the task manager. 

2. Downloaded and ran https://files.freemyipod.org/~user890104/bootloader-ipodclassic-v8-designware/RockboxBootloaderInstaller_iPodClassic_v8+DesignWare.exe (BETA) to load the bootloader, I got a fail on the cannot load  rockbox.ipod, when it restarted,

3. then I downloaded http://build.rockbox.org/data/rockbox-ipod6g.zip unzipped and manually copied it over to my iPod, rebooted and it worked.

hope it helps.
Title: Re: iPod 7th Gen Working On Manual Install
Post by: saratoga on November 19, 2016, 01:32:28 PM
You can't install rockbox on a nano7g.
Title: Re: iPod 7th Gen Working On Manual Install
Post by: AkashS04@gmail.com on November 19, 2016, 02:30:18 PM
You can't install rockbox on a nano7g.

Oh. Is there any way I can do something? Or any other Firmware for nano 7G? I did mistake that I exchanged my Nano 1st G under nano replacement program and 7G sound is just like crap. No where near 1G. I am not sure if installing other firmware will change anything but I want to try at least. Also trying to buy old nano 1g. Pls help if some other firmware to sound nano 7G better or any other option. Thanks.
Title: Re: iPod 7th Gen Working On Manual Install
Post by: saratoga on November 19, 2016, 03:05:07 PM
I have never heard of alternative firmware for the nano 7g.
Title: Re: iPod 7th Gen Working On Manual Install
Post by: GreyBeast on February 10, 2018, 09:20:56 AM
@jimthedj65:

It's been a little over a year since your original post. May I ask how well Rockbox is running?
Title: Re: iPod 7th Gen Working On Manual Install
Post by: kittensauce on March 06, 2018, 08:34:56 PM
Hopefully you've all figured it out by now, but to any future Internet travelers who are none the lesser:
I am 100% certain that OP was talking about the iPod Classic 7G (https://everymac.com/systems/apple/ipod/specs/ipod-classic-late-2008-2g-specs.html) (which is very similar hardware/software-wise to the iPod Classic 6G (https://everymac.com/systems/apple/ipod/specs/ipod-classic-6th-generation-specs.html), AFAIK), not the iPod Nano 7G (https://everymac.com/systems/apple/ipod/specs/ipod-nano-7th-generation-7g-2015-specs.html).
Title: Re: iPod 7th Gen Working On Manual Install
Post by: Ziggystrdst on March 08, 2018, 10:56:21 PM
Apologies, kinda late to the party. I’ve recently tried to install on a 7G Classic. Installation runs and ends and seems to be fine. No error messages etc. However when I reboot Rockbox isn’t there, still just Apple firmware. Any suggestions or similar issues?
Title: Re: iPod 7th Gen Working On Manual Install
Post by: Ziggystrdst on March 11, 2018, 12:16:31 PM
Apologies, kinda late to the party. I’ve recently tried to install on a 7G Classic. Installation runs and ends and seems to be fine. No error messages etc. However when I reboot Rockbox isn’t there, still just Apple firmware. Any suggestions or similar issues?

Installed and running smooth. I followed Saint’s posted instructions to the t and all was perfect! Thanks Saint. If anyone has issues follow those instructions precisely and it should be perfect.