I'm trying to remove the emcore system and not destroy the functionality of my ipod forever lol. I followed the instructions to the letter on the freemyipod site.
Warning: Uninstalling emCORE will delete ALL data on your iPod Classic!
Install iTunes on your computer (if you don't have)
Connect your iPod to your computer
Press and hold the menu and select buttons for between 10 and 15 seconds (The iPod starts to reboot after about 5 seconds, keep holding the buttons until it seems to turn off completely). The display of your iPod should now stay black, and a new USB device called "USB DFU Device" should connect to your PC.
Restore using iTunes "
1) The phrase USB DFU Device does not appear AT ALL!
2) If I hold it down for the designated time it just resets to the emcore menu outside of rockbox. The only Time I ever get a black screen as by setting power off. But no matter what I do Itunes cannot detect the player on my computer at all when in this mode. There is no option to restore. Currently operating windows 7 64-bit