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Old 07-29-2003, 03:18 PM
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Cool ipod hacks

I just applied that little battery voltage number indicator hack to my 30gig ipod, it's well cool!

For those of you who have don't know - create a file called '_show_voltage' in \iPod_Control\Device . When you reboot the iPod you get a digital meter that counts down the battery life from about 500 to 0 instead of the usual battery meter!

I wonder what other cool hacks there are out there that we don't know about.

Anyone know of a site that lists hacks like this?

Hack found here: http://ipodlounge.com/forums/showthr...5&pagenumber=5

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Old 07-29-2003, 03:29 PM
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What would the file extension be called? Can you post a picture of this, I am not sure I want to do this yet.



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Old 07-29-2003, 04:02 PM
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How did you learn about this?
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Old 07-29-2003, 04:04 PM
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that has been posted on this forum before



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Old 07-29-2003, 04:10 PM
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it was in a post in the long EU volume hack thread, can't remember URL off hand, but I think it was on page 4 or 5 of the thread.

psxguy85 - there is no file extension, just '_show_voltage', if you decide you don't want the hack, just delete the file and all is back to normal! You have to have 'show hidden files' enabled btw.
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That's cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Old 07-29-2003, 04:56 PM
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Doing that made my system not recognize my ipod. I had to format it to get it working again.



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That's cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it is isn't it! I never liked those battery bars, they don't give enough information, not a problem any more!
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Doing that made my system not recognize my ipod. I had to format it to get it working again.
oh dear!

what ipod generation are you using? Maybe this only works on 3g ipods?
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Old 07-29-2003, 05:06 PM
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lol how the hell did you get in such a mess?



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Im using a 3g 15 gig, i think maybe it was my system that got messed up, after i restarted my comp it was fine. I did a restore just cause ive been meaning to do one anyway



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Doing that made my system not recognize my ipod. I had to format it to get it working again.
Now I don't want to do it anymore



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what do u mean "create a file"?

what sort of object needs to be created of the name "_show_voltage" so that i get numbers instead of the battery bars. u cant just create a file!! i can create folders and text files .......etc but what do u mean by create a file and nobody mentioned an extension, if its a file it HAS to have an extension?

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it is isn't it! I never liked those battery bars, they don't give enough information, not a problem any more!
You have a 3G right?



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Re: what do u mean "create a file"?

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what sort of object needs to be created of the name "_show_voltage" so that i get numbers instead of the battery bars. u cant just create a file!! i can create folders and text files .......etc but what do u mean by create a file and nobody mentioned an extension, if its a file it HAS to have an extension?

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you can just create a file. I created mine in notepad, simply open notepad, don't type anything, save the file as '_show_voltage', notepad will add a .txt extension, just delete this extension and then copy the file over to the ipod if you didn't already save it there in the first place.
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