Saturday, 5 December 2009

Rockbox !!

Since updating my iPod to version 1.3 I've had nothing but problem after problem with it... so I've completely given up on Apples software for my Ipod 30G Video, because it was simply hanging the ipod or it would behave sluggishly on the click wheel, or simply stop working and required a hard reset .......

So I dug around on the internet to find something to replace it.... As some of you know the Ipod is basically a mini computer and some clever people have reverse engineered it and compiled a linux version to control the ipod

you can read about it here

It's a bit different to Apple Ipod software but doesn't take very long to get used to, plus it extends the battery life of my ipod by about 20% !! .... AND it loads it with games including DOOM! !!! would you believe it !!! and of course you can choose from a plethora of themes, some of the themes are pretty damn amazing.... and if you're interested you can even get right down into the nuts and bolts of your iPod and control "exactly" what it gets up to .... you can even record sound with it !!

The real beauty is that you can still use Itunes to update your Ipod but honestly .....once you have it installed and it comes with an idiot proof installation program, you'll never look back to Apples software to run your Ipod again ....

It doesn't invalidate your warranty, and if you don't like it you can simply restore your Ipod via Itunes ( you will lose your music library on your iPod if you do a restore mind you !!) and you're back to the normal software provided by Apple....

I'm very pleased with it now... it's actually usable again instead of it being a very expensive white doorstop/paperweight which sometimes works as a music/video player....when it feels like it :)

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