"Charging Not Compatible" AARGH!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by red_5, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. red_5

    red_5 Member

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    So obnoxious! Is there any way to bypass the little "Charging is not compatible with this accessory" crap??

    I've read up, and it looks to be a software limitation.
  2. ben

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    I'd like to know aswell. This is so annoying.
  3. geekgrrl

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    This seems to be a new thing, added with the previous iTunes "upgrade".

    It requires using the original USB charging cable purchased with the iPod Touch.

    However, my newer than my iPod Touch DLO compatible charging cable, 12 VDC and 110 VAC adapters works fine, but not with iTunes.

    I think this is an iTunes limitation, unless you are having a different problem than I experienced.

    My original USB charging cable broke at the connector the first week, since the change. I returned my stuff to Best Buy and got a replacement. I had paid for the Best Buy 2-year extended warranty.

    I think Apple needs to get the additional software detection out of there.

    A lot of us purchased approved "compatible" cables no longer "compatible".

    The Apple USB cable is cr-pware. Sry, Made in China, but you will have to do better.
  4. Jibblejab

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    When Apple created the iPod Touch 2G they changed a chip or something in the iPod which wont let it charge with older appliances...
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  6. willdacracka

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    Software fix right here

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    there is a file imbedded deep within your iPhone that tells it whether or not a 3rd party cable or dock is compatible.
    It's called "iapd" and is located in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/IAP.framework/Support/

    all you have to do is download a patched version of it (which I'm not sure if im allowed to link to..) and replace your original file with it at 0755 permissions, and reboot.

    I'm sure you can just google iapd patch and find it
  7. geekgrrl

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    willdacracka,

    Hey, thank you.

    I "googled" and I found out the iapd has to be for the correct firmware version and the file permissions have to be changed to 0755.

    Is this one for 3.0 on iPod Touch 2G?

    This problem only showed up, for me, since the previous iTunes "update".
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    I had to get a new car charger so ye I'll a bit pissed off if the above links work

    also happy. Sort of
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    I'm curious to see if this works. I was under the impression the reason that some accessories did not charge on the 2G and iPhones was because Apple had completely removed the Firewire charging pin from the iPod itself. In which case there is no such software fix that would ever solve this problem. Was I lied to? After numerous Google searches I surrendered to buying that Scoshe adapter above (which works by the way) but did I just waste $40?
  10. red_5

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    I'll check out that link. And the firewire pin was removed in iPods before the Touch even, like my old white Video. If a charger works with that, it should work with a Touch.

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