the ipod-storyor: how to remove the 3G (4G, Mini, 5G) volume cap ...
NEWS:Since Kristoffer from Norway tested the new iMod on his 5G we can finally release it. (See below for donwload)
NEWS: Due server problems we're finally back. In the meantime some other just had the same "idea" and made their own tools. Which work on a very simmilar way.
NEWS: Window version of the hack is online! look below!
NEWS: Maybe there will be a Mac Version soon. We're working on it, but there is no real use for us. We even don't have a Mac. So we have to organize one first. Wer're poor students, so if you have 2 or 3 EUR left, you can help us already.Tested successfull with: i-pod mini, 3G 10gb, 3G 20gb, 4G 20gb, 4G 40gb, 4G 60gb photo, 2G mini, 5G video, NANO!
danke für die jungs vom i-pod.de forum fürs testen!
it took some time until we figured out how to use the code from dr. matrix. but as you can see:
A is the full-featured ipod.
1 is the max. volume of the original europe ipod.
DOWNLOADShere you can download a little patch to enable your full-featured 3G ipod. (for 2.2 only)
hint: you can also use this tool to set the max. volume even lower. e.g. if kids use your ipod.
here*new* windows version which should work for 3G, Mini 1G+2G, 4G and even 5G (Video) and NANO!
IF you want to link the mod, please link just this page, so if there are any updates there won't be old versions on your page!
W A R N I N G ! in any case, cap limit or not, you should be aware of ear-damage. remember: you only got this two ones. if you can't heare with them anymore - the ipod is worthless! do not turn the ipod louder as needed!
it took some time to develop this solution, if you like it feel free to donate. non-stupid questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org ;)
1. connect ipod to a linux box
2. load usb-storage module to gain access via /dev/sdX1
3. run the tool, supply the first partition of your ipod as argument
4. reset ipod
5. have fun!
6. if you like to restore your ipod, use the ipod-updater or "dd if=ipod_backup of=<ipod-firmware-partition>".
the output should look like this:
$./hack /dev/discs/disc1/part1 THIS DOES ONLY WORK FOR 3G IPODS WITH VERSION 2.2 - original patch: Dr. Matrix in 2004 - patch fix and improvements: www.randgruppe.info/ipod backing up firmware... !! firmware backup successful. !! to restore, use "dd if=ipod_backup of=<ipod-firmware-partition>". !! be careful not to overwrite your local harddisk! ** everything ok! reboot player and check volume! ** DON'T DAMAGE YOU EARS! THEIR WARRANTY PERIOD IS OVER SINCE YEARS! ** to disable the hack, just restore your original firmware.
Page created: 11.08.2004, Last update 28.11.2005