iPod Nano 1st Generation hacking?

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  1. Fudge
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    Is there anyway to hack a first generation iPod Nano? I know there is iPod Linux. Can I install it on a 1st gen iPod Nano?
     
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    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

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    Rockbox is great, and there's podzilla/ipodlinux like you said.

    Speaking of which, I recently found my old 1st Gen nano...I might install rockbox again and use it.
     
  4. Fudge
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    I just installed Rockbox. Are there any apps I can run on it?
     
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    There's a bunch installed already, they run as plugins.
     
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    Thanks, I didn't know they were already pre-installed. One more question: how do I exit out of a plugin without hard resetting?
     
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    Generally pressing or pressing and holding whatever your player's "home" or "back" (not rewind) button is for a second will do it.
     
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    I have another problem. I can't add songs to my iPod using iTunes anymore. My iPod doesn't show up in iTunes.
     
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    On rockbox, you drag and drop music, go to some setting menu and rebuild the database. iTunes music is inside hidden folders, so if you unhide it with your pc you can see them in rockbox.

    If i remember correctly you can hold menu or play or something when rebooting to go back to the iPod firmware
     
  10. Fudge
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    I got my iPod to show up if iTunes after loading into the original firmware, however, it won't allow me to add any songs. Is there anyway I can keep my library of songs I have without having to start from scratch?
     
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    From what I can remember a few years ago, there is a way, but I can't remember what you had to do.
     
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    Thank you so much. I'm gonna love Rockbox.
     
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    Hey I have a question. I used to have all of this installed and I removed it. I finally found my ipod again and wanted to install it, but it can't install the boot loader on my ipod nano 1g.

    Is there a way I can fix this?


    Nevermind I fixed it.