Friday, June 30, 2006

Rockbox Bootloader with fullscreenlogo and Statusbar

I had some free time, and this is what came out :)
I just finished to create a custom Rockbox bootloader for the iPod Video with a fullscreen logo (you know, the girl holding the iPod), and a custom status bar which I hope will look as good as the rest :)

The girl with the iPod now really holds a Black iPod video, so it's now your turn :)

Ok, this is how it looks, the bootloader splashscreen and the new fullscreen logo:

Download custom Bootloader
You can get the custom rockbox boot loader from (look for: jbootloader-YYYYMMDD-$yourdevice$.bin)
Note: at the moment it's only available for iPod video (5g) but I hope I will have some time to make one for the iPod Color too.

To install the bootloader please follow the rockbox's instructions found here:

Download custom builds
As usually, the custom build can be downloaded from

The patches which are included in these builds can be downloaded too one by one from:

I would like to thank again to S3TUP for the great girl with the rocbox in her hand, and to Pete for the black iPod 5g suggestion, and to Ivo Burkart for his bootsplashscreen patch which was a great start to make my own.

OOoo and as always, Big Thanks to the Rockbox team, I'm so proud of this software, thanks guys/girls for the great work, and for giving us this possibility of freedom to make any changes anytime :)

That would be all for now, enjoy as always :)

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Green5g and jBlackGlass with Album Art

At least :) a lot of people asked me to add Album Art support to my themes, so I did :) (cover image sizes: iPod video = 100x100, iPod Photo = 50x50) this is the result:

Please note the album art support has been added to the jBlackGlass ipodphoto too.

I fixed the OnScreen keyboard bug too, so now that should be displayed in the right place, and you can download a prebuild binary with the 64MB cache support for the iPod5g 60gb too.

Download Green5g, jBlackGlass and jBlackGlass iPod Photo from here, but please don't forget that you'll need my latest rockbox prebuild binnary! (look for rockbox-jbuild-YYYYMMDD-$yourdevice$.tar.gz)

Note for Prebuild binaries: IMPORTANT: you will need the latest rockbox daily build and after installing that on you iPod overwrite the files with the ones from my build.

If you wish to make your own build, you can find all the patches here.