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Subject: Re: has any blind user got an iriver working yet?

Re: has any blind user got an iriver working yet?

From: Rocker <rocker_at_shaw.ca>
Date: 2005-10-28

Hi rocker, thanks for those 2 messages.
Your welcome. Glad I could finely give a little help back for a change.
Well I'm taking the plunge, with a few bids on ebay. I'll let you know how I get on, presumably flashing it has
the same effect as it does on the Archos, I.E. making it run faster, and possibly saving some battery power?
Well this one is likely out of my league but I'll say that boot time is pretty slow on the Iriver. I think the patching is currently just for evoking the rockbox firmware and not similar to rombox on the Archos. Yes you can upgrade the HD. I think there was something in the list archives or the FAQ.

hth...rocker

Rob
rocker

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: rob powell
  To: Rockbox
  Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 5:13 AM
  Subject: RE: has any blind user got an iriver working yet?

  Hi rocker, thanks for those 2 messages. Well I'm taking the plunge, with a few bids on ebay. I'll let you know how I get on, presumably flashing it has the same effect as it does on the Archos, I.E. making it run faster, and possibly saving some battery power? Maybe one for the future, but can the HD be upgraded on the iriver?

   

  Rob

   

  -----Original Message-----
  From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Rocker
  Sent: 27 October 2005 02:00
  To: Rockbox
  Subject: Re: has any blind user got an iriver working yet?

   

  Hi patching the boot loader was a bit scary but if you take the easy method you should be fine.

   

  Flashing was more difficult to but with some sighted assistance you can get it foresure. If your brave then you can try it yourself it just involves memorizing the menu tree to run the patch. A good place to get started from scratch is:

  http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/QuickStart

   

  1. Patch a firmware using fwpatcher or the commandline tools.
  2. Flash that firmware with the iriver firmware upgrade process.
  3. Install daily/bleeding edge build onto harddisk.
  4. Go Rockbox!

   

  From Jonas

   

  hth...rocker

   

   

   

  ----- Original Message -----

  From: rob powell

  To: Rockbox development

  Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 1:47 PM

  Subject: has any blind user got an iriver working yet?

   

  As the subject line says. Let me know how you've got on, as I'm about to try it. Anyone know when the release for the 3X series units will be available?

   

  Thanks,

   

  Rob
Received on Fri Oct 28 04:05:56 2005


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