Manually updating ipod
However, i Tunes obfuscates the filenames of your music by giving them names such as DLER.m4a in folders with names like F03.The folders do not match albums - the tracks are placed randomly in the different directory.Step-by-step installation instructions are available in the manual. Immediately after doing this, turn on the HOLD switch.You can also try the Rockbox Utility, which is still experimental but complete enough to offer easy installation. If you have an older version of the bootloader, the following directions will work: First, shut down the device. If you keep your finger held on MENU whilst your i Pod is booting, then the Rockbox bootloader will start the Apple firmware.
Apple's firmware in the i Pod only looks for music in this database - which is why you can not normally copy music to an i Pod without i Tunes (or an equivalent third-party application).So, for example, if you replace the hard drive in your 30GB model with a different size drive, you should continue using the Rockbox version designated for the 30GB model.Currently Rockbox detects whether your i Pod has 32MB of RAM or 64MB of RAM, because of this only one build is provided that will work on either the "30 GB" or "60/80 GB" version of the i Pod video.Rockbox works on all models except the Shuffles, 3rd, 4th and 5th Gen Nanos, the 6th Gen (Classic) and the Touch. The supported models are also listed on the Rockbox home page. The only answer that we can give you is that it will be ready when it is ready.Apple have a helpful page for Identifying different i Pod models. People work on it when they have the time and inclination to do so.