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Subject: Patching the RB bootloader?

Patching the RB bootloader?

From: Grant Hardy <granthardy_at_telus.net>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 17:13:55 -0800

Hey all, especially RB Devs. I know you're really busy, but if someone
could give my question some thought that'd be great.

There was a fellow several months back who was having some problems with the
buttons on his Archos, but by making an unofficial patch for his RB
firmware, he was able to solve the problem by increasing the time a button
needed to be held down before its action could be performed.

So that got me to thinking: my iriver's USB circutry is busted, so whenever
the RB boot loader starts up, it thinks the H340's connected to the PC and
hence goes into disk mode even when it shouldn't. So, how hard would it be
to -- excuse my lack of knowledge, I'm not a developer myself -- "comment
out," or otherwise eliminate, USB detection from my RB bootloader
completely, as an unofficial patch?

So in other words, RB would forget completely about USB and would just boot
up the player.

When I wanted USB functionality, I'd just hold REC while powering on to boot
up in the iriver's original firmware!!

Good scheme? What do you guys think?

Grant

P.s. I was thinking I could pay someone to patch it for me, or learn to do
it myself...but first someone just tell me whether it'd even work.
Received on 2007-11-10


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