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Installation / Removal => Rockbox Utility => Topic started by: Tarik on January 20, 2022, 06:52:21 PM

Title: Ultimate iFlash guide for iPod Classic (Gen 7)
Post by: Tarik on January 20, 2022, 06:52:21 PM
Since the guides on itself are outdated and the main thread in this forum that covers that topic might be a little confusing to some people although OP's edit claims all issues are fixed, I decided to do this clean guide for convenience.

Disclaimer: If Windows shows any "you have to format this drive" messages in the process, always click abort and close those Explorer windows down
So here are the steps for an iPod7 using Windows, tested by myself with an iFlash Solo that holds a 512 GB SanDisk card:

I recommend you to use the original iPod OS for transfering files from the PC. To boot into it, hold MENU+SELECT 5 seconds until the iPod reboots, then quickly lock it. If the stock OS has booted up, connect and do your file transfers. When you're finished, safely eject the iPod and reboot it once again with MENU+SELECT for 5 seconds but this time without locking it so it boots into Rockbox where you can update the database manually or wait for it to happen automatically.

I want to thank all involved devs. There's nothing better than a modded iPod with Rockbox. :)
Title: Re: Ultimate iFlash guide for iPod Classic (Gen 7)
Post by: bluebrother on January 23, 2022, 12:36:54 PM
[Now here's the thing -> the utility always stops at 99 % for any Gen 7 I have ever tested it with, even with the original HDD instead of iFlash -> don't worry, just proceed with the next step

That sounds like a bug in Rockbox Utility. Can you provide me its Trace (Help / Troubleshooting / System Trace) so I can have a look? Also, can you reproduce this with development versions of Rockbox Utility?