11 May 2022
Remember the good old days when you actually had a music player instead of the one which you currently use on your smartphone? Those who have Apple iPod devices will be happy to know that there’s a quick and easy way to DIY upgrade your iPod, removing almost all of its limitations. If you do happen to own an iPod and miss the look and feel of that tactile click wheel, you’re in luck. There’s a way to upgrade the storage as well as the battery and have it all set for 2018!
Circuit Breakers have taken the trouble of uploading a video of the procedure involved in making the upgrade. You’ll need a couple of things before you begin, so make sure to take note. For starters, you’ll need an old iPod, preferably a fifth-generation iPod. Apart from this, you’ll need an iFlash adapter which will house the SD cards, compact flash drive or SATA drives. Obviously, you will need flash memory which could be anything from an SD, micro SD, or even SATA. This will depend upon availability as well as preference.
In addition to the above, you will need a new battery with a capacity of 580mAh and is compatible with your iPod. Last but not the least, you will require a pry tool to crack open your device. Well, the requirements here make it sound easy but actually doing it isn’t so. Opening it means carefully removing the required cables and remembering where everything goes back in.
The video will walk you through it. Opening up any device is risky and we take no responsibility for any damage caused to your device as a result of attempting this. On a bright note, this is a perfect way of bringing hardware up to speed or revitalizing an old piece of tech!