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Note: pz0 only supports iPod models before 5G (Video). If you have a 5G model, you need to use podzilla2 instead.

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What is FloydZilla

FloydZilla is a build of Podzilla (legacy) done by DansFloyd.
Visit the website HERE (http://www.dansfloyd.com).

Currently Floydzilla works for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation,
1st & 2nd Gen Mini, Photo, Color, and the Nano.
Currently the 5th gen WILL NOT work with Floydzilla


For the lastest binary and source go to www.dansfloyd.com/floydzilla.html


FloydZilla's main menu
FloydZilla's main menu
The iBoy menu
The iBoy menu
Zelda running in iBoy
Zelda running in iBoy


From Podzilla

FloydZilla has all the features of podzilla (legacy). Below are a list of features from the Podzilla (legacy) wiki page.

       * A music browser allowing you to view your iPod's music in a similar way to Apple's iPod firmware
       * Basic MP3/AAC/WAV playback (with volume control)
       * Basic recording on 3rd Generation iPods
       * Some simple games
             o Bluecube (Tetris (http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris))
             o Hunt The Wumpus (Wumpus (http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wumpus))
             o Invaders (Space Invaders (http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_invaders))
             o iPobble (Bobble (http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puzzle_Bobble) or Bust a Move)
             o Lights (Lights Out (http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lights_Out_%28game%29))
             o Nimesweeper (Minesweeper (http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minesweeper_%28computer_game%29))
             o Othello
             o Pong (http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pong)
             o Steroids (Asteroids (http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroids))
             o Tic-Tac-Toe
             o Tunnel
             o Tuxchess (Chess) 
       * A few GFX demos
             o Cube
             o Matrix
             o Mandelpod 
       * Some vaguely useful things
             o Calendar display
             o Touch-Tone Dialer 
       * A file browser able to:
             o Read text files
             o View images (JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNM and XPM formats are supported)
                   + For better performance, compress images 
             o Play video
             o Execute external applications 


  • Battery Toggle AF (switches the battery meter in the Apple Firmware)


  • PowerOff(beta) (http://ipodlinux.org/Poweroff_beta) feature included for Windows installer ONLY (mac 'how to' here (http://ipodlinux.org/Poweroff_beta#Linux.2FMac_OS_X_Installation_HOWTO))
  • Added Gradient Themes for Color iPods (photo/color & nano ONLY)
  • Menu has 'Run..' feature (Thanks jonrelay)
  • Games menu organized
  • Exit, reboot and delete confirmation changed
  • Added 'Rename' and 'Load in Podwrite' to browser (Thanks jonrelay)
  • Chopper - a little easier to fly (Thanks Pokeon)
  • StepMania - changed the directory to /hp/ddr/, fixed backlight problem (Thanks Pokeon)
  • Added TONS of fonts, ready and available to choose from

Known Issues

  • See Podzilla (legacy) for it's Know issues
  • Cannot Exit from Dopewars
  • Tone Generator sometimes locks up
  • Dialer sometimes locks up
  • Battery Toggle AF sometimes locks up (on 4g B&W)

How to Install

For help go here: Installing Floydzilla (http://www.dansfloyd.com/help.html)

What you need

- Linux on your iPod
- FloydZilla binary
- Your own LEGAL ROMs, not pirated ones.

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