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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Apple - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: tehmuffinman on June 26, 2012, 05:20:53 PM

Title: Can't uninstall - iPod Video 5G 30GB
Post by: tehmuffinman on June 26, 2012, 05:20:53 PM
Hello all,

I used the Rockbox utility just the other day to install Rockbox onto my iPod, 5G 30GB, and for the sake of clean filing (my iTunes library was all screwy because I'm an idiot, duplicate files and shit everywhere which got put on the iPod) I wanted to uninstall it, do a restore with iTunes, and then reinstall Rockbox. When I initially installed it I used the "Complete Installation" option under "Quick Start" in the Rockbox Utility. When I tried to uninstall it I again used the Rockbox Utility as suggested in the manual first choosing "Uninstall Rockbox from your audio player" and then "Remove the bootloader" since the text under the Uninstall option said that it would leave the bootloader in place and that the bootloader needed to be removed separately. So I did all that, it didn't show any errors or anything, I ejected the iPod and checked it out and Rockbox is still there. My backdrop and all the main menu options and interface and all are there except I am unable to access any music or anything.

Can someone aid me in getting Rockbox completely off my iPod? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Can't uninstall - iPod Video 5G 30GB
Post by: saratoga on June 26, 2012, 05:23:48 PM
Been forever since I thought about the 5.5G, but you might need to uninstall from inside the Apple firmware.  I can't remember if our tools can unpatch the firmware from inside rockbox. 
Title: Re: Can't uninstall - iPod Video 5G 30GB
Post by: tehmuffinman on June 26, 2012, 05:26:59 PM
How would I go about doing that? I'm not completely sure what you even said there, not very advanced in my computer knowledge beyond everyday use. Also it is only 5G, not 5.5G if that makes a difference anyways. I thought they were different but maybe I'm mistaken.
Title: Re: Can't uninstall - iPod Video 5G 30GB
Post by: saratoga on June 26, 2012, 05:30:10 PM
How would I go about doing that? I'm not completely sure what you even said there, not very advanced in my computer knowledge beyond everyday use. Also it is only 5G, not 5.5G if that makes a difference anyways. I thought they were different but maybe I'm mistaken.

Reboot into the Apple firmware, and then try uninstalling again. 
Title: Re: Can't uninstall - iPod Video 5G 30GB
Post by: tehmuffinman on June 26, 2012, 05:39:56 PM
Alright, booted into Apple's FW and restored it through iTunes that way. Doesn't look like there is anything on it but Apple stuff anymore. Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Can't uninstall - iPod Video 5G 30GB
Post by: torne on June 27, 2012, 05:31:09 AM
Restoring the iPod with iTunes will already delete all traces of Rockbox; you can just boot the Apple firmware and hit restore, and it will format both the data and firmware partitions and install a fresh copy of the Apple firmware. :)