This will show you how to change any picture on your iPod, including your background. Unfortunately this does not work on Mac computers, and like many other iPod hacks, it doesn't work on the Shuffle, 2nd and 3rd generation Nano, and the new Classic or iPod touch due to higher levels of encryption.
This hack will void your iPod warranty from Apple, although if you just rewrite your original firmware or restore your iPod there is no way for anyone to tell you did anything but use it like anyone else :-)
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Step 1: Enable disc use on your ipod.
First you need to enable disk use on your iPod. This can be done by :
Hooking-up your iPod to your PC
Opening up iTunes
Select your iPod and click the checkbox that says Enable Disk use. (if it isn't already checked)
Step 2: Download the iPod wizard, and background firmware!
Now you need to download the iPod wizard. This is a very handy program that lets lets you make changes to the firmware of your iPod. You can download it for free at:
Also, you'll need the modified firmware file from:
Background Hack For 5.5Gen 30GB + 80GB Video iPod, and 5Gen 30GB + 60GB Video iPod:
iPod videos (not classic) are 5th generation. Yours is a 5.5g if it has the search feature.
Also be sure to check out the blog and wikipedia page for tons of other things to mod on your iPod:
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