Talk:EmCORE Releases

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Nano 2G

So are there instructions to getting this on my 2G nano. I would really like to test this.

Please see here: EmCORE_Installation/iPodNano2G User890104 20:23, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Voltage reduction on classic

Reducing the CPU core voltage on the iPod Classic has been disabled. Battery life might be adversely affected.

Is it good or bad? (:

In general, this is bad (and should eventually be handled differently) as the CPU now consumes more power than actually necesarry, but for now, it solves problems where it didn't work properly due to a too low voltage. --Benedikt93 13:03, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Next release

When next release is planned to be out?

When some of the remaining bugs are fixed. User890104 20:23, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
I mean not specific dates but at list some more general info. Like - it'll planned to be out in week or two (: Hoping sound quality bug will be fixed as well... At least a bit. Tnx. Vasyl.
There is no plan. Really. The developers decide to spend their own free time to improve the code, and when there are some major changes, or a serious bug is found and fixed, a release comes out. --User890104 19:21, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Guys! Any update on this (: Please...

There are automated builds of the current source at for the impatient, but there aren't so many changes/improvements since the last release, and there are some bugs that aren't fixed yet. So please use the latest release builds, to avoid any issues. --User890104 19:21, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Sound Quality Improvements


Are there any sound quality improvements planned to be done? Maybe some hardware twiks. New ipod chip really sux! I've got some talk with the7 due to this issue, but topic seems to be deleted

Some interesting material due to this

Tnx Vasyl

Sound Update
Hi Vasyl
Good reading info - thanks! I had similar problems (bit of an audiophile meself) but I've used the BioEq libraries: and they work great both with my sennheiser headphones as well as my philips dock. The sound has a natural fullness now, which is improved once you adjust the freq response to the natural response of the speakers.
I'm now running an undervolted ipod classic with emcore r755 (note: the latest rgb666 changes don't work for all ipod6gs apparently - had to comment mine out as rb screens weren't initalising properly) getting 10+ hours off a single charge with great sound.
Hope this helps!
Thank u so much Jkbuha!! I'm giving it a try right away!
Okay. Thats installed. I'll try to give it a push with some tweaks, 'cause default settings with native BioEQ didn't impress me much, actually. Jkbuha, i didn't get about EmCORE r755 release, since last build I see on release page is r708: April 24th, 2011. Did I miss smtn? Tnx

Hi Vasyl - try the thrum or throb settings with any decent headgear and you'll see the difference. You may have to modify the freq response a bit to match the dynamic response of your own headphones, but it's way better than the default settings. With regards to r755, you need to build, modify and compile the code yourself off the svn, and you'd most likely need to have some flavour of linux installed as your primary (or virtual) os. If you're not familiar with basic code development it would probably be best to wait until /7 or someone else releases a more updated EmCORE version, ideally with some better lcd and ide handling (my drive groans awfully when seeking long tracks, unlike apple's firmware). But r755 (and r708) are way better than the original apple software!
Cheers jkbuha
Hi Jkbuha. Tnx for your reply. I'm famular a bit with open-source os like linux/unix and with basic code dev since working on IT-field. Will try to give it a push once get a chance. Tnx again!

Last Rockbox Build

Hey! Can last Rockbox build be installed or RB release is tied to the EmCORE release?

I'm not a Rockbox developer, but I personally haven't had any issues using the latest builds: Obviously you do so at your own risk as with everything else. It would be nice to have a developer confirm this is okay with the latest EmCORE release. Thanks.
Tnx! Will be waiting for developers update
So, could you recommend to use last build from ?
Since Rockbox on the classics is still flagged as Unusable, there aren't any stable/release builds for these. Your best bet would be using the current build, which is located at (this url always points at the most recent build). And again, these are completely untested, and you run them on your own risk. Be warned! --User890104 19:21, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Classic and RGB666 capabilities

Hi TheSeven/User890104

I know this is not about an 'official' EmCORE release, but I need to flag it up to the development team just in case. As of r746 my ipod6g (classic) w/ emcore does not initialise rockbox correctly. EmCORE loads up perfectly, but when Rockbox is selected a few garbled pixels are displayed at the top left hand corner and the LCD is never properly initialised. Rockbox is still fully functional though (play/seek/usb/etc) but the display doesn't work.

I seem to have tracked the culprit down to a change in the RGB666 driver in r746&r747, and having reverted the changes from the SVN, I can successfully build any version which works well, up to the most recent build (r764). The latest 'vanilla' svn version r764 still doesn't work properly on my ipod6g, so I wanted to flag this up just in case you may be using some slightly different hardware to test any 6g functionality.

On another note - great work so far - I'm really impressed with the work & functionality to date - can't wait for some new snazzy features such as piezo, better pm and proper undervolting again!

Hope this helps!

Cheers jkbuha

Hello jkbuha, this patch makes Rockbox compatible with the RGB666 driver of emCORE, so if you apply it to your Rockbox source, the display would work fine. --User890104 08:26, 23 August 2011 (UTC)
Hi User890104 that works a treat! Just out of interest, what are the benefits of enabling RGB666 capabilities - better colour, power usage? Cheers jkbuha
I'm not really sure, i think it allows more colors to be displayed. You can ask on IRC - our channel is listed in the Contact page --User890104 16:17, 24 August 2011 (UTC)