EmCORE Installation/iPodClassic/DFUiTunes

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emCORE on iPod Classic is DEPRECATED, please use the Rockbox bootloader instead.

  • Download bootstrap_ipodclassic_itunes.exe
  • Connect your iPod to your computer
  • Make sure iTunes is closed
  • Kill "AppleMobileDeviceService.exe" using the task manager
    • Open the task manager (press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC)
    • Click on the "Processes" tab
    • Choose "AppleMobileDeviceService.exe"
    • Press the "End Process" button
    • Press "End Process" to confirm
  • Do the same for "iTunesHelper.exe"
  • Make sure the hold switch is not locked
  • Press and hold the menu and select buttons for between 10 and 15 seconds - click here for a how-to video. The iPod will show an apple logo after about 5 seconds, keep holding the buttons until it seems to turn off completely The display of your iPod should now stay black, and a new USB device called "Apple Recovery (DFU) USB Driver" should connect to your PC.
  • Wait for the driver installation to complete
  • Run bootstrap_ipodclassic_itunes.exe

Your iPod should now turn on and connect a 64MB drive called "UMSboot". If it doesn't, please ask for support.