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transfer music to iPod nano 7th generation

Post by jimallyn » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:19 pm

I have an iPod nano A1446, which a Google search says is 7th generation. Is it possible to transfer music to this device using Mint? If so, please enlighten me. Searching the forums came up with nothing.
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Re: transfer music to iPod nano 7th generation

Post by phd21 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:58 am

Hi jimallyn,

Which edition and version of Linux Mint are you using? In the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) there are programs if you search for ios, ipod, etc... I read there is a way to "unlock" these using the power button and something else, which you should do first. From what I understand Amarok and other music apps can do this.

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Re: transfer music to iPod nano 7th generation

Post by jimallyn » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:01 am

I tried gtkpod, Amarok, and Banshee. No joy. Oh, and I use 17.2 Cinnamon on my desktop, and 17.2 XFCE on my laptop. But I could install anything in a spare partition on the desktop if I had reason to believe it will allow me to transfer music to the iPod.
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Re: transfer music to iPod nano 7th generation

Post by phd21 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:39 pm

HI jimallyn,

I do not own any Apple (Mac) devices, but I have read a lot on them. And, it is not because I do not like them, although I do not like their proprietary nature. Most newer cellphones and Smart Phones have superb music (and video) abilities, so you really do not need another portable music and or video device.

In Amarok, there are settings in the "plugins" and maybe some "scripts" for iOS, Ipod, iPad, etc... which have to be "checked" to be enabled and then Amarok restarted - -see pic below. As I mentioned before, you may have to put your iPod into "disk mode" see link below. There is an older Itunes program that works in "Wine" that might also help. Of course you can always use VirtualBox with a version of MS Windows and "iTunes" in that. There is also a great utility called "KDE Connect" for Android devices that either has or is going to have support for Mac devices too, but may still help with this.

PortableDevices/iPod
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PortableDevices/iPod

Putting iPod into Disk Mode
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201544

iPod
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/IPod

* Adding music to iPod Nano 6G in Ubuntu
http://www.foell.org/justin/adding-musi ... 6g-ubuntu/

Managing iPod Without iTunes
http://ccm.net/faq/191-managing-ipod-ip ... out-itunes

Using KDE Connect to Sync your Android Device with Your Linux Computer
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/kde-connec ... oid-linux/

FYi: How to install a free legal Windows in VirtualBox
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... ct/oldgrub

Hope this helps ...
Amarok and Mac devices
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Re: transfer music to iPod nano 7th generation

Post by jimallyn » Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:36 pm

Thanks, phd21. I'm thinking the best solution (for me) might be to pawn the job of putting music on my mother's iPod off on my brother, who runs Windows 7. But I will look through those links you provided.
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Re: transfer music to iPod nano 7th generation

Post by phd21 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:48 pm

Hi jimallyn,

If I am not mistaken, you can put the iPod into "disk mode" using the instructions below (from the link in my post), and connect it to your Linux computer as a USB device which you can copy music to and from with. Of course, if you enable the Amarok plugins, that might work now without having to go into "disk mode" with the "iPod", and Amarok and or your File manager, should work to copy music and stuff to and from it in "Disk Mode".

iPod nano (7th generation)
Before placing the iPod into Disk Mode, verify that it has a charge.
Reset the device by pressing the Sleep and Home buttons simultaneously until the display shows the Apple logo. This should take about eight seconds.
When the Apple logo appears, press and hold the Volume Down and Volume Up buttons simultaneously until the device enters Disk Mode.
To get out of the iPod's "disk mode", I assume that you just turn it off and back on...

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Re: transfer music to iPod nano 7th generation

Post by phd21 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:39 pm

Hi jimallyn,

I hope you try putting this iPod into "Disk Mode", because I am curious if the "iPod" will work like a regular USB disk in "Disk Mode".

If it does, you could use any file sync program, like "FreeFileSync", to easily sync your music (and or video files) to the "iPod". You could create folders "iPod_Music and iPod_Video" on your computer, and copy whatever files you want into them, and in the file sync program create an "iPod rule" to easily update (sync) the "iPod" (in Disk Mode) with whatever you currently have in these computer "iPod" folders, and visa-versa. Of course the music players might be able to do this too.

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Re: transfer music to iPod nano 7th generation

Post by jimallyn » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:29 pm

I did a little Googling about disk mode, and apparently music files are hidden in disk mode. They sure like to make things difficult.
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Re: transfer music to iPod nano 7th generation

Post by phd21 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:36 pm

Hi jimallyn,

Why not try it and see if that's actually true, and if need be click the "show hidden files" in the file manager toolbar. And, there are still the other methods in my previous post and those links.
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Re: transfer music to iPod nano 7th generation

Post by jimallyn » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:03 pm

phd21, I read all the articles you linked to, and a bunch more. There is nothing that runs in Linux that will work with 7th generation iPods. I also tried Disk Mode, and it does not show the music folder, even if you have hidden files view enabled. There are no hacks for the 7th generation Nano, and there is no jailbreak for it.
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Re: transfer music to iPod nano 7th generation

Post by phd21 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:05 pm

Hi jimallyn,

That's too bad, because I know that there a lot of people with various iPod and Apple devices that use Linux because you see posts on it regularly. Well, there is always VirtualBox and Ms Windows ....
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Re: transfer music to iPod nano 7th generation

Post by phd21 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:54 pm

Hi jimallyn,

FYI: I found another article that looks good for you to review...

Apple iPod, iPad, iPhone
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Apple_iPod,_iPad,_iPhone

Install "idevice" from Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) and supposedly the other dependencies will automatically be installed. If not, install all programs in the picture.
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*** libimobiledevice PPA - A cross-platform software protocol library and tools to communicate with iOS® devices natively.
"10.06.2015: Yep, libimobiledevice works with iOS 9."
https://launchpad.net/~martin-salbaba/+ ... biledevice
Welcome To GuideMyJailbreak - may or may not work on 7th Gen
http://www.iphonehacks.com/2015/10/you- ... break.html

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to- ... /?ALLSTEPS

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2015/07/16 ... eneration/

http://www.iphonehacks.com/jailbreak


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Re: transfer music to iPod nano 7th generation

Post by jimallyn » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:24 am

One of the problems is that the Nano does not use iOS. If it did, there would probably be a jailbreak for it.
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Re: transfer music to iPod nano 7th generation

Post by nati » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:26 pm

Hi jimallyn, I have a 6th generation nano and you said:
"One of the problems is that the Nano does not use iOS. If it did, there would probably be a jailbreak for it."

so does this mean that I can't play my ipod on linux (cinnamon tina), I've downloaded gtkpod and it shows me all the playlists but no "PLAY", I can select a song but no play button. And that's why I'm here... years later...

Thanks

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