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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Apple - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: midori on May 01, 2016, 02:06:47 PM

Title: 'Custom' Ipod Rockbox Installation
Post by: midori on May 01, 2016, 02:06:47 PM
Hey all,

I've recently received a customized Ipod classic with a 2000 Mah battery and a 120gb SSD.
I would really like to install RockBox on it, however I've seen so much mixed information on installing for either an SSD ipod, to a 6th gen and I'm just really confused at this point.

I am unable to get the ipod into DFU mode (to install EMUcore) because it just endlessly keeps resetting if I follow the instructions. No drive appears stating it's a recovery drive, it just keeps booting to the apple logo over and over again.

I'm not even sure if I need EMUCore so I also tried using the RockBox utility. This offer leads to a message stating that the device is possibly not an ipod.


I've managed to enable DFU mode and got the UMSBoot to show. Now however the ipod throws a PANIC error after it shows "booting..." for a short moment.

The PANIC error states unintended with a bunch of symbols afterwards

Anything else I should try here?
Thanks in advance~
Title: Re: 'Custom' Ipod Rockbox Installation
Post by: saratoga on May 04, 2016, 01:37:05 PM
I am not familiar with the ipod 6g, but a lot of people seem to report that SSDs do not work with rockbox on that device.  It might be worth researching if your specific SSD is expected to work.