Re: Syncing Ipod Touch
I recently went over to the dark side and got an iPod touch, and I have to say its 1) a great device, but 2) very difficult to use completely without iTunes.
I followed the guide, but I found it to be a little incomplete. For 1, the Jailbreak link is broken, I tried it over 2 days and that link has been down 100% of the time. Being ipod stupid, I started googling for another jailbreak application, and came across something called ZiPhone which is more iPhone oriented, but said also worked with the iPod touch. It did jailbreak the phone, but obviously used some different versions of openSSH because the steps to use keys for authentication did not work, and after reading a bit more, there may have been some better choices from a battery life perspective. No big deal, I can always start over later if I want..
Jailbreaking a phone breaks some other stuff that has to be activated in iTunes apparently. One of those things being the Youtube player... After more googling, I found a fix here, and can confirm that the three files download works fine. The only other thing I did as read from a different guide is that I went into the Activation Records directory and deleted everything out of it. It was a step of the other guide I used for firmware 1.1.4, I just can't seem to find the link to it anymore.
So now I got youtube working, I can wirelessly sync with Amarok, album art is coming over fine, but thats only one part.. I still cannot sync photos, or videos, and have yet to find a way. gtkpod gives me some kind of error about the Photo database, and doesn't appear to have video support at all.
Finally I said, ok, I will bite the bullet and load XP in virtualbox and just use iTunes... Wishful thinking. Apparently, using iTunes with an iPod touch / iPhone is broken, giving some kind of hex error like 0x80000001.
I refuse to repartition and install windows natively and dual boot every time I want to sync my iPod, so I will just live without the photos and videos for a while, but it would sure be nice to know if anyone has had any success in getting their iPod touch working in virtualbox with iTunes or with any other VM solution. I have to say that the iPod touch is everything I ever wanted in a device like this, I just loathe that I have to use their bloat software to gain access to it all after committing a few hundred dollars to their hardware..
Last edited by toupeiro; June 15th, 2008 at 09:57 PM.
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