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EU iPod Volume Limit

Stefan Tilkov,

In case there’s any kind soul running a US 3G iPod reading this: I’d be eternally grateful if I could get my hands on the US firmware. It seems that due to a stupid French law, all European iPods come with a limit on the maximum volume. While there seems to be a way around this, it requires access to an original US iPod firmware … just send me an email and I will pass along instructions.

Update: I have already tried to get the firmware off a friend’s US iPod, which failed because he was running iTunes on Windows (obviously the hard drive gets formatted differently, and the instructions I have won’t work). So only iPod/Mac OS X users will be able to help me …

On July 4, 2004 1:24 AM, mobo said:


I’m looking for the windows version… Can you please get in contact to find I way to trade ????

Thanks :o)

On July 4, 2004 1:27 AM, mobo said:

By the way, my email is [email protected] Please replace xxx by com :o)

On June 12, 2005 11:44 AM, matthew muldowney said:

hello there, ive jus come across this blog and wondered if you actually got it to work?

On June 12, 2005 10:00 PM, Stefan Tilkov said:

Yes: - a software solution, easy as anything, that removes the limit without any negative side effects.

On July 6, 2007 11:24 PM, johan said:

The GOPOD is not working for a 80GB!!!! Any other comments? (windows user)

On August 4, 2007 7:47 AM, Abbas said:

How do i know if my iPod is European please tell me! Thanks in advance!

On December 3, 2009 3:21 PM, Anonymous said:

Need instuctions on how to take off ipod volume limiter