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NOSCALING: No Frequency Scaling. Fixes the iPod crash bug, but at the cost of ignoring the problem. mikeage: Including the SNCViewer patch (7432) and the iPod scroll acceleration patch (7738) PLAYLIST: My patches (playlist order, tagcache enabled playlist viewer and no scaling) COP: kernel_on_cop_8 patch from the coprocessor support thread. COP10: kernel_on_cop_10 patch from the coprocessor support thread. COP11: kernel_on_cop_11 patch from the coprocessor support thread.
73 responses to “Rockbox Custom Builds”
It is done so because:
1) the bug has to be corrected.
2) other platforms works with the same code, AFAIK it is 4G specific
3) no one seems to work currently on this bug, and no one cares because the best workaround is to buy a 5G…
Do not take me wrong. I respect the Rockbox people, but it is a fact that no dev cares anymore about this bug, these days. Some people have tried to figure out months ago what causes the issue, but no one really succeed. Furthermore, it cannot be a summer of code objective since the load of work is absolutely unquantifiable. It is only pure and harsh reverse engineering that is required.
Wait and see or dig by yourself…
I undestand point 2). But 1) and 3) contradict (in real life) with each other. My comment was on the practical side. It is fully understandable that being the ipod color an “old” platform that spendig time solving the problem would be utilizing resources incorrectly. That is why I think that the official build for iPod Color should have this issue solved maybe in a similar way to how it is done here.
On the other side I think that undestanding what causes the problem would be great. It is a pity that (on this life) I am not a software developer 🙂
Well, 1) and 3) are not really opposite. Software developers are a limited resource and cannot work on everything. It will probably be corrected for the next stable release because the Ipod ports have become a major platform, much more widespread than the most traditional rockbox ones (Iriver, Archos) with an interested community. Many official Ipod firmwares are buggy to some extent with the legendary stuttering problem. Old ipods lack gapless. Meanwhile, the new shiny and colorful Rockbox themes are becoming quite fashionable and usable, more and more apple-ish.
The ipod port definitely changed Rockbox in a great way. It has mostly began with the 4G port; let’s just hope that it will not be forgotten. 🙂
Interesting… I’ve actually found the formal builds lately to be quite stable (assuming one has the latest bootloader).
I happen to really like my 4G; although it’s not color, it has USB and Firewire (which makes it a better portable hard disk), and I (fairly recently) picked one up refurbished for $120 for 40GB, which I think is the best value out there for a player.
Weird… the source files aren’t being uploaded. In any event, they’re fixed now.
Thank you for your comments.
Just for the record I am very happy with Rockbox. The only reason I sometimes think on upgrading my player is to get more disk space. 20G (at least for me) is not enough. I started thinking in changing the HD of my unit!
Anyways, my next unit will run on Rockbox.
I read on the Mistic River site someone requested a build providing the use of album art on their 4G iPod Photo. Where can I get that build?
Maybe ask the person who requested it?
I’ve never played with album art on a 4G … I didn’t know the patch worked for grayscale targets.
Where did you get that refurbished 40Gb for 120$ ?
Apple.com periodically offers good deals on refurbished iPods.
This was about 6 months ago, or so.
Any idea why my ipod 4g color / photo gets a data abort 2 seconds into any song? I have tried multiple builds and so far 3 have the same issue.
I had an older build ( wish I had backed it up now) that did work w/o problems.
Cole – I am having the same problems on my 60 gig color. This is so frustrating. My earlier build had lots of serious problems, and nothing in the last 2 months works at all.
I’m a bit new to this, but I’d like to get my iPod to boot into Apple firmware first. I tried replacing the rockbox.ipod file in the .rockbox folder with the rockbox-bootloader-ipodcolor.ipod thta I downloaded here. But when I boot it just says no original firmware found. How can I make this work? Thanks
I’ve removed the Apple first bootloaders, as they bootloader is now distributed as part of ipodpatcher, and I haven’t had a chance to look at the new format yet.
Note that this file was not designed to replace
Sorry I can’t be of any help at this time.
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I appreciate that you still have your builds. I gave up on Rockbox when the apple firmware was good enough for what I wanted. It is a shame that they have not made more progress on the iPods. I am sorry that you have only one build now but maybe that is all the is needed now. I know that when I had tried Rockbox before I had to use your builds as theres would lock up on me each time. I loaded yours the other night and appreciate the updates. I am just waiting for the one for the 22nd and will use it when it comes out.
For the last two days, the downloads for the color build have been broken. When clicking to download, it simply refreshes the screen, but doesn’t download anything.
Thanks again for putting these builds together. I wouldn’t be able to use rockbox without them.
I’ll fix my side soon. In the meantime, I removed the broken links
Thank you very much for the new disclaimer.
I am very excited to gather information on this question.
Just dropping in to say I was running an official build on my 60 gig ipod photo for two 5-hour car trips this weekend, and not a single freeze. Thanks for the tip to try the official builds again.
These builds have been down for a while, due to some issues on my home server. I hope to continue soon with daily “mikeage” builds, containing the SNC viewer and the scrolling acceleration patch
mikeage builds in progress…