TUT: Classic Firmware on 5G or 5.5G iPod

Discussion in 'iPod classic, nano, etc.' started by Collateral, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Collateral

    Collateral Active Member

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    **Not for Noobs**

    Ok, so after 4 hours and bricking my iPod video (5g) over a bajillion times here is my FULLY-CUSTOMISED iPod Video with classic firmware:

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    Ok, enough envying (sp?). You're probably wondering how to do this, right? Here it is:

    First have a 5g or 5.5g Video iPod
    **(if you have a search function, you have a 5.5g, if there is no search function, you have a 5g)**

    Then, download iPod wizard from http://www.getipodwizard.com/

    Next, Download this:
    5G - 5.5G -
    After That, download this:
    5g -
    5.5g -
    Plug in your iPod (if in Vista give iPodwizard.exe administrator rights)

    Kill iTunes if it comes up, and click on iPodwizard.exe

    IN the Drop-down menu next to "Edit Mode", Select "Firmware File"
    Navigate to your background hack file, and click "Open Firmware"
    (it may hang for a minute, dont worry thats normal.)


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    Make sure you are under the "Pictures" Tab. Then Click on "Load all". Navigate to the images folder in the Classic firmware folder. Wait for it to load all the images.

    Then click on the "strings" tab. Click "Load list". Navigate to "Lang-24.txt" in the "Strings" folder in the classic firmware folder.
    **Ipod wizard will come up with a box saying your iPod will flip out - Press OK and ignore it**


    Next, Click the "Layout" tab. Click "Load all" and navigate to the "scheme" folder in the "resource" folder in your classic firmware
    (X:\Name of Classic Directory\recources\scheme)

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    Then on the drop down window labeled, "Resource type", Select "Font Types." Click "Load all" and navigate to the "Font type" folder right next to the "scheme" folder.
    (X:\Name of Classic Directory\recources\font type)

    Click Write.

    Click Write to iPod.

    *****CLICK EJECT****
    (IMPORATANT)
    *************************
    Your iPod should now look just like a Classic.

    *****This version of the classic firmware does NOT include cover flow, and the transitions are quite slow. I still like it better than the normal interface*****

    If you get an endless boot-loop (your iPod hangs at the apple logo):

    Hold the center button and the play button until disk mode appears. Restore from iTunes.



    Disclaimer: I do not take any blame for any bricked iPods. I do, however, take all credit if anyone does this correctly.
  2. Collateral

    Collateral Active Member

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    If you get it to work or have any questions, post a comment
  3. ipodtouchman

    ipodtouchman New Member

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    so if I do that well I get that picture behind the music or will it look just like the classic?
  4. AlexRADL

    AlexRADL Retired Moderator

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    Yes, it will have the new classic firmware.
  5. Voodoo368

    Voodoo368 New Member

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    Will the transitions ever become like the real classics? (not glitchy)
  6. Collateral

    Collateral Active Member

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    It will look like the Classic's. I editied it for myself using photoshop.

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  7. Collateral

    Collateral Active Member

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    They are working on it. This is the 1.0 release, so it can only go up from here.
  8. rokrboy

    rokrboy Retired Moderator

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    Yeah I've done this to my ipod too and it is awesome(with out the tut). But there is a 50% chance or so of bricking your ipod, so Im waiting for a later release.
  9. Collateral

    Collateral Active Member

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    All it will do is put it into a boot loop. It can't brick it. You can always put it into "disk mode" and restore. I had to like 5 times until I realized what I did wrong.
  10. jellyfish

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    Does it add search or coverflow?

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