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Lyonnais 07-01-2003 01:38 PM

Solution to the EU Volume Limitation!
 
E.U. iPod sound limitation here's the solution

OK guys, here's the ultimate solution to your European iPod sound limitation problem. It worked sweetly on mine, only 5 minutes ago.

Go to TinkerTool (a small utility u can download at download.com) and tell it to display hidden files and folders.

Double click the iPod icon on the desktop.

Go to folder (iPod_control->device)

There you'll find a file named "Limit".

Send it to trash, and empty trash.

Unmount the iPod and voila, no more worries. Just watch for your ears coz now you'll get the maximum ur baby can give.

-Anil-

penbat 07-01-2003 02:06 PM

I am Windows XP. I had 'view hidden files' selected as a default for all my folders. In my Device folder on my IPOD, the only files i can see are Preferences and Sysinfo.

ashawley 07-01-2003 02:09 PM

What's in sysinfo? This is an intriging solution....browse your iPod for something with "Limit".

If this works, man, that'll be great.

Adam

penbat 07-01-2003 02:14 PM

I nothing called 'Limit' on my IPOD as far as i can see. This is the contents of my SysInfo file:

BoardHwName: iPod Q14
pszSerialNumber: U23181AVNLW
ModelNumStr: M8946
FirewireGuid: 0x000C866A
HddFirmwareRev: JB100B
RegionCode: B(0x000C)
PolicyFlags: 0x00000001
buildID: 0x02018000 (2.0.1)
boardHwRev: 0x00000000 (0.0 0)
boardHwSwInterfaceRev: 0x00030001 (0.0.3 1)
bootLoaderImageRev: 0x00010000 (0.0.1 0)
diskModeImageRev: 0x00000000 (0.0 0)
diagImageRev: 0x00000000 (0.0 0)
osImageRev: 0x00000000 (0.0 0)

Region code looks a bit interesting.

firewars 07-01-2003 02:19 PM

Hello there,

I've got an iPod from the USA, here's my region code:

LL(0x0001)

Try replacing it.

penbat 07-01-2003 02:37 PM

Thanks for that, I have just tried it and I doubt it has made a difference but can't be certain as i normally listen with noisy traffic but now i am in a silent back ground. Do you have any other lines different such as PolicyFlags ?

Lyonnais 07-01-2003 02:41 PM

This is what I did exactly
 
I have recently bought my iPod in France. Since I'm not French, I hated the idea of such volume limitation.

I reformatted my iMac with all registration (address) information set to New York. OS language, keyboard... all set to US.

Then reformatted my iPod with updater1.3

I checked out the Device folder, I had a file named 'Limit' with '216' in it and nothing else.
I erased the file and emptied the trash can, unplugged the iPod from the iMac.
I had a monster sound! It would hurt my ears at maximum output.

A friend of mine who purchased his iPod in Japan uses French OS and keyboard and don't have this Limit file.

I hope all this was useful.

Lyonnais 07-01-2003 02:44 PM

Guys guys, the difference is HUGE! If you don't get much more sound, it means you didn't do the right thing. Maybe you have the brand new iPod and can't trick it the same way. Dunno.
I have the 2nd gen 10gb iPod. Touchpad one.

i_wolf 07-01-2003 02:44 PM

if you are using updater 1.3 it would mean that it won't work for gen 3 ipods.
:(
Or am i wrong... has anyone tried this??

mage 07-01-2003 02:45 PM

Quote:

Thanks for that, I have just tried it and I doubt it has made a difference but can't be certain as i normally listen with noisy traffic but now i am in a silent back ground. Do you have any other lines different such as PolicyFlags ?
Hi Penbat,

This method has been described before as unsuccessful.
Check the SysInfo file after a re-start: the RegionCode will
probably be set back to its original value.

Bye,
MaGe

penbat 07-01-2003 02:55 PM

Any chance that the G3 Ipod updater will read the region settings (keyboard etc) from the PC and apply them to the IPod ?

firewars 07-01-2003 03:01 PM

Hello,

that shouldn't be the case, since I am using an USA iPod in connection with a German Windows (XP) - the iPod's maximum volume is too high for my ears, thus, there can't be a volume limit enabled (due to the usage of a non-USA OS).

penbat 07-01-2003 03:09 PM

Have all the Sysinfo File settings been checked out:

BoardHwName: iPod Q14
pszSerialNumber: U23181AVNLW
ModelNumStr: M8946
FirewireGuid: 0x000C866A
HddFirmwareRev: JB100B
RegionCode: B(0x000C)
PolicyFlags: 0x00000001
buildID: 0x02018000 (2.0.1)
boardHwRev: 0x00000000 (0.0 0)
boardHwSwInterfaceRev: 0x00030001 (0.0.3 1)
bootLoaderImageRev: 0x00010000 (0.0.1 0)
diskModeImageRev: 0x00000000 (0.0 0)
diagImageRev: 0x00000000 (0.0 0)
osImageRev: 0x00000000 (0.0 0)

Do you have anything obviously different in the US (Policyflags maybe ?)

Lyonnais 07-01-2003 03:16 PM

This will sound strange to you guys but here's the contents of my sysinfo file. I hid the Serial number. But.... where's my region code??

pszBoardHwName: iPod P97
pszSerialNumber: -------------------
pu8FirewireGuid: 0x000BC4B0
buildID: 0x01308000 (1.3)
boardHwRev: 0x00000000 (0.0 0)
boardHwSwInterfaceRev: 0x00020000 (0.0.2 0)
bootLoaderImageRev: 0x00010000 (0.0.1 0)
diskModeImageRev: 0x00000000 (0.0 0)
diagImageRev: 0x00000000 (0.0 0)
osImageRev: 0x00000000 (0.0 0)

penbat 07-01-2003 03:20 PM

Yeah but you are G2 which must have worked a bit differently.


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