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earlier, we posted on up about the ipod firmware and the graphics / fonts that can be pulled out, we’ll it’s gone to the next level and now you can mod your own ipod’s firmware and display just about any graphic for icons such as power, battery, status, etc…hot! here’s the how-to.

Comments

  1. Marcelo says:

    wtf man! this roxxx.
    doing in my pod at this moment uhuu

  2. tweaq says:

    yeah its about time. but that guy is a freakin genius, and hes been updating abuot everyday. can’t wait til i get my freeipod (already been shipped) so i can try this

  3. B says:

    WAIT! One thing they don’t mention: you don’t have to actually do the restore in order to do this.

    Instead, just do what they posted on iPod Hacks. You enable hard-drive mode in iTunes by going under options. There’s a hidden folder that you can show through view options: ipod_control. then click into a subfolder called device. then look for a file named sysinfo. Open with notepad and you shall see:

    EX (not the same for all, this is for 4G):
    buildID: 0x03028000 (3.0.2)
    visibleBuildID: 0x03028000 (3.0.2)

    change it into an earlier version so you updater will update with the new pics.

    EX:
    buildID: 0x03018000 (3.0.1)
    visibleBuildID: 0x03018000 (3.0.1)

    I just changed 3.02 to 3.01. Now save.

    Update using the updater and it’s all fine! No formatting, and you can do this again if you want to switch back to the Apple version. (Just run a fresh copy of the Updater from Apple)

  4. Liquidgui says:

    I just tried it out my iPod 3rd-Gen, worked pretty nice.
    http://gui.deletefactory.net/ipod/newclock.jpg
    http://gui.deletefactory.net/ipod/logochange.jpg
    Had no problems installing the update.

  5. firewire says:

    this is great post, hte ipod wizard is very easy to use and to edit the firmware. the only problem i had was uploading the firmware to my ipod because that version is already in it and the updater wont let me update it. any help plx?? thx

  6. mobilexile says:

    Now hold on a moment…why isn’t this available for us Apple Computer users?

  7. forceflow2 says:

    Because the person who wrote it didn’t write it for OSX yet. He is in the process of working with a person who programs on the platform (no, not someone who works with Apple) to release a Mac client. This isn’t an official Apple product or anything like that, it’s just a program somebody took the time to write and he happened to use/program in Windows.

  8. duddy says:

    hey… not everyone is fortunate enough (sniff-sniff!) to have an ipod

  9. Watch out though, I’ve already seen three people who managed to break their iPod’s with this. By break, I mean the iPod doesn’t respond anymore to the clickwheel.

  10. Augobaugo says:

    im sure that’s because their pics are bigger than the original… dont do that… it WILL break your iPod!

  11. rabato says:

    Wait does this work on all iPods?
    I have an touch wheel 10Gb and I am not even sure if I can download the update from Apple…

    el p

  12. MNG says:

    Does anybody know why I cant change the Do no disconnect circle on the 20G Ipod. Please help me.

  13. shawn Thomas says:

    i cant seem to find the updater on my comp after i click open updater in ipod wizard
    i know where it is in my comp and i can locate it outside the program but when i open that exact same file in the program i cant see it or anything
    please help i really want to do this
    how do you make sure the picture isnt bigger than the original

  14. Dave says:

    Will this work with the USB cable or Firewire only?

  15. desmond says:

    LOOK EVERY TIME I GO TO USE THE UPDATER ITS UPDATES BUT I CANT GET IT TO RESTORE TO MY COMPUTER IT NEDDS TO BE REFORMATED TO THIS COMPUTER BECAUSE I HAVE LOST MY THE SOFTWARE AND EVERYTHING ELSE EXCEPT FOR THE LOADING DOCK AND USB CORD ITS A 20G IPOD AND EVERY TIME I TURN IT ON IT SHOWS ME A FOLDER WITH A EXCLAMATION SIGN

  16. IRfan says:

    I have change some of the graphics, thanks for the help.
    but would like to see if you guys can recommend some good graphics here for 4G Clickwheel….
    Cheers

  17. IRfan says:

    I have change some of the graphics, thanks for the help.
    but would like to see if you guys can recommend some good graphics here for 4G Clickwheel….
    Cheers

  18. Tyler says:

    rats it didnt work. can someone help me

    i have a 4gig ipod mini second gen.

  19. sweetsun says:

    when I tried on my 5G video, the wizard died as long as I click next in pic. Can someone help me?

  20. alex grace says:

    i know this person hasnt made a version for a mac, but is there one available somewhere else on the web?

  21. dan says:

    this didn’t work for my 30GB iPod Photo

    Do u kno why?

  22. D from miami says:

    I NEED HELP!!!
    I want to change those boring icons & fonts in my iPod-Video!

    PLease somebody send me an Email @ DCFigueroa328@gmail.com
    ,on how to do it.

    the instructions on this site is for the older versions.

    & if there’s any possibility that it can be done w/o rstoring.

    Thanks! Will Reward!!!

  23. Jojo says:

    I have a 30gig Ipod Video and want to change the pics, fonts, etc.. I cant get the site to open the How-To so if any1 doesnt mind can you email me how to do this pleaseee..jojolox@yahoo.com..feel free to chat whatever but i would like to kno how to do this..thank you

  24. Heather says:

    I have a 30 GB IPod with Video and I’d like to know how to add more games change the background and font and everything else.

  25. Benjamin Agbitor says:

    Global evangelical church
    p.o.box729.
    Ho.west Africa,Ghana.
    Dear sir,
    I will like to request for a gameboy and catridges.
    Hope my request will be granted please

  26. Benjamin Agbitor says:

    Global evangelical church
    p.o.box729.
    Ho.west Africa,Ghana.
    Dear sir,
    I will like to request for a gameboy and catridges.
    Hope my request will be granted please

  27. Benjamin Agbitor says:

    i will like to request for a gameboy.
    hope my request will be granted please.

  28. Benjamin Agbitor says:

    i will like to request for a gameboy.
    hope my request will be granted please.

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