iPod with Linux:n Warranty

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  1. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I've been lookin' around at installing linux on my 3G (already have. hehe)
    And a lot of the info about iPod + Linux says that it will void your warranty.

    Now, I know messing with the firmware does void it, but if I restore it to factory settings, will Apple really know that I messed around with the siren that is Linux on my iPod?

    I'm just curious... *shrug*
     
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Nope. It won't void your warranty at all :)

    You could compare it to... installing Linux on your Mac, then it getting all screwy, and then just reinstalling OS X from the CD.. no one knew you ever did it! :)
     
  3. portent macrumors 6502a

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    Really, it's impossible to "void" your warranty, unless you move to a country in which it is not valid, or something like that.

    If I were to smash an iPod with a sledgehammer, I would not "void" the warranty. It would still be fully in effect. Repairs to cover the damage would not be covered, however.

    If you damage the iPod, repairs are not covered. If the iPod fails on its own, repairs are covered. Simple as that.
     
  4. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Silly question. What can you do with the iPod with Linux?
     
  5. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    www.ipodlinux.org - look for yourself :D
     
  6. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    For one, you can now play Doom on the ipod video and nano!
     
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    It's not limited to the video and nano. I played it fine (albeit in B&W) on my G4.
     
  8. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    The nano too? Wow, that's pretty impressive...
     
  9. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    .. can you actually see what you're shooting at though?
     
  10. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a

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    Not to thread jack, but I've tried to find a nice installer to put Podzilla on my 1st gen mini but to no avail. I've seen pictures of it running on a mini and lots of documentation that says things work but no clearcut way to put it on there. Anyone have it on their 1st gen mini or know of a way to get it on there?

    Thx!
     
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  12. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    Just the tread I was looking for (at least I think)

    Well today me being the want-to-be nerd that I am decided to instal linux on my 30GB iPod photo. Big mistake all it will do is flash the apple simble and then show a file with a ! mark and then turns off. Now its on my windows PC :)( ) and I have no clue how to reset it to factory settings. Any help please?

    PS if I was to bring this to a best buy would then know?
     
  13. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Yuppers, its for the nano now. Check it out: http://idoom.hyarion.com/index.php

    There is a video of doom being played on the nano too!
     
  14. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    I think this forum is better suited for your problem: http://ipodlinux.org/forums/

    Good luck in the fix, btw...I don't think Best Buy knows anything period! ;)
     
  15. Nermal Moderator

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    In Start > Programs > iPod, there should be an iPod Updater which can restore the factory settings.
     

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