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Dec 18, 2004, 03:44 PM
 


Download iPod Updater 2004-11-15.exe for Windows

Download iPod Updater 2004-11-15.app for Mac OSX

These iPod Updaters will wipe all data from your iPod photo, but don't worry it's fast and easy. It took my about 10 seconds and the restore was done. After the auto restart I was dazzled by the shiny "Do Not Disconnect" image and the lovely title bar (not to mention, the battery is gorgeous). Beware though, these files, even zipped, are 20+MB. I'd take some photos, but my Canon PowerShot S500 doesn't take 'em that good [they are blurry and reflective].

If you can post pics it'd be greatly appreciated .
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 03:48 PM
 
Originally posted by pyn:


Download iPod Updater 2004-11-15.exe for Windows

Download iPod Updater 2004-11-15.app for Mac OSX

These iPod Updaters will wipe all data from your iPod photo, but don't worry it's fast and easy. It took my about 10 seconds and the restore was done. After the auto restart I was dazzled by the shiny "Do Not Disconnect" image and the lovely title bar (not to mention, the battery is gorgeous). Beware though, these files, even zipped, are 20+MB. I'd take some photos, but my Canon PowerShot S500 doesn't take 'em that good [they are blurry and reflective].

If you can post pics it'd be greatly appreciated .
This is a theme for the iPod photo? Wow, didn't know it could be done.

Good work if so :-)

Oliver
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 04:04 PM
 
I don't wanna go first.

You go.

Somebody's gotta be first.
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Dec 18, 2004, 04:29 PM
 
Sounds cool!
Someone buy me an iPod photo and I'll port my themes
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 08:17 PM
 
WOAH! I just got an awesome idea... instead of forcing my to buy an iPod photo, how about someone with some hacking skills figures out how to do grayscale themeing (theming? themeing? spelling?) crap like this for the 3g (and 4g if you have time ) iPod.
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 08:25 PM
 
theming.
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 08:49 PM
 
Originally posted by Banghazi:
theming.
but I always think that says "them"-"ing" then I realize that its supposed to be "theme"-"ing".
I don't think its possible to miss-spell a made up word.
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 09:52 PM
 
Alrighty then...

Just tried this out. For concept and ingenuity, you get Five Stars. For execution, you get Three Stars.

My quick, end-user's review is as follows:
It's pretty neat to get that cool, grey Menu Bar at the top of an iPod, but my iPod photo is still new enough where it's more of a kick to see color. The default blues and green battery indicator are a kick on an iPod. Greying them out just reminds me of the older iPod that's sitting in my closet b/c I'm too lazy to put it on eBay.

Also, as is the case on a lot of themes for OS X, there are too many Aqua elements left over, despite the theme being in place. So for now, I'm going back to the standard iPod photo interface.

BTW, nothing but respect and encouragement is meant by this review. I'm just letting others here know one man's opinion. pyn, you've started something I didn't even know was possible. Now that the toothpaste is out of the tube, iPod theming is likely to catch on just as theming our OSes has. pyn, you're an innovator.

And I see money in the future of whoever comes up with the first usable and safe iPod theme changer, because the Restore option sucks... Firewire is fast, but with thousands of songs and pictures, a complete restore is quite a hassle just to experiment with a theme.
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Dec 18, 2004, 10:02 PM
 
Pyn if you hit me up (as you normally do ) on AIM, I'd be happy to do some LuMetem tweaked icons for the disconnect and such.

Shame I haven't got an iPod photo to give it a go..
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 10:45 PM
 
err...that's Lutetium... anyways, there are splashes of blue throughout. it's a shame you can't change the blue selecting gradient.
     
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Dec 19, 2004, 01:40 AM
 
i tried to get the images out of the volume resource to see what the images you created look like.

how about a .png or something?
     
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Dec 19, 2004, 08:03 PM
 
Originally posted by DigitalEl:
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Now that the toothpaste is out of the tube, iPod theming is likely to catch on... <snip>
Now that's creative use of the English language. Very nice way to put that. I dig it.

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Dec 19, 2004, 08:14 PM
 
I'm tempted, but not quite enough to spend the $100 more for an iPod Photo... Think I'm going with a regular 40GB if Apple isn't sold out for the holidays. I'm selling my good old 1st gen 10GB, I'll kinda miss it.
click one
     
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Dec 19, 2004, 11:38 PM
 
this sounds really great. i never knew that the iPod Photo could be themed.

could someone post a photo of this? digital camera or anything would be great.
     
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Dec 20, 2004, 12:43 AM
 
Can an iPod photo screen be scanned?
I really want to see what this looks like...
Or maybe you could do a photoshop mockup...
     
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Dec 20, 2004, 01:47 AM
 
lol.

yeah, you could try sticking it on the scanner. but just make sure you have the backlight turned off or it will probably interfere with the scaners own light. and try to cover up the open edges of the scanner lid as well i guess.

but there's got to be someone out there with a digi cam? anyone?
     
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Dec 20, 2004, 03:44 AM
 
How did you make a Mac version of the theme? I was under the impression that you could only do it on Windows.
     
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Dec 20, 2004, 08:21 AM
 
I have a digi cam, but my iPod is to shiny even w/o the flash...

I hacked the windows updater and then used ResHacker to extract the firmwares. The iPod photo firmware was Data6.bin which I renamed to Firmware 5.4.0 and replaced in the Updater.app
     
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Dec 24, 2004, 05:21 AM
 
Originally posted by pyn:


Download iPod Updater 2004-11-15.exe for Windows

Download iPod Updater 2004-11-15.app for Mac OSX

These iPod Updaters will wipe all data from your iPod photo, but don't worry it's fast and easy. It took my about 10 seconds and the restore was done. After the auto restart I was dazzled by the shiny "Do Not Disconnect" image and the lovely title bar (not to mention, the battery is gorgeous). Beware though, these files, even zipped, are 20+MB. I'd take some photos, but my Canon PowerShot S500 doesn't take 'em that good [they are blurry and reflective].

If you can post pics it'd be greatly appreciated .
use a camera on macro mode, with flash off, next to a good light source (and move the ipod so it's glare doesnt hit much of a camera. you should only get a tiny glare spot and the rest is clean.

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Dec 24, 2004, 01:35 PM
 
I'll make some shots today. You'll see them in a jiffy!



Oh... for some reason I can't post attachements... Sorry guys, Unless someone fixes this for me, I cant's upload the photos!

( Last edited by PimPamPet; Dec 24, 2004 at 02:00 PM. )
     
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Dec 24, 2004, 03:02 PM
 
[img ]URL TO IMAGE HERE[/img ]

remove the spaces after img and /img

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Dec 24, 2004, 06:24 PM
 
but the [img] tags don't attach photos. to do that you'll need to use some free hosting service like ImageShack, PhotoBucket etc.

now... photo's please.
     
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Dec 26, 2004, 01:33 AM
 
I have it. I downloaded it, and opened the file. Opened the program, bounces twice and quits. No application or anything.

I use 10.2.8 OSX PowerPC g3 is this not designed for my computer? Or is there something wrong with the file?
     
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Dec 26, 2004, 08:36 AM
 
Originally posted by I_Hate_Him:
I have it. I downloaded it, and opened the file. Opened the program, bounces twice and quits. No application or anything.

I use 10.2.8 OSX PowerPC g3 is this not designed for my computer? Or is there something wrong with the file?
its for ipods
     
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Dec 26, 2004, 08:38 AM
 
Hmm, still not one picture?

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Dec 26, 2004, 12:59 PM
 
I know it's for ipods mine's plugged in...O_o there's no readme or anything inside..

I have mine plugged in and it just bounces twice and dies. I have the 10GB iPod

Am I suppose to click and drag it into my ipod or something?
     
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Dec 26, 2004, 01:12 PM
 
Its for the ipod photo...
     
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O_O oh..darn it!
     
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Dec 28, 2004, 04:11 AM
 
Photos are now available!!!! I know about the Moir effect, but if you want other photo's just ask and I'll upload some others. I just wanted to keep them small because of d/l speeds.
I'm still using the theme BTW, all is better then aqua IMHO...

Thanks for the tip Mac Guru!







     
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Dec 28, 2004, 08:51 PM
 
thanks! finally some pics!

but now the problem is that i haven't even seen an iPod Photo before... so i don't know what a normal one looks like...
     
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Dec 28, 2004, 09:32 PM
 
Pretty neat. Wish I have an iPod photo.
     
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Dec 28, 2004, 10:46 PM
 
Looks cool thanks
     
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Dec 28, 2004, 11:27 PM
 
Don't worry, it doesn't look so over saturated / weird in the real one
     
   
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