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Subject: Re: iAudio M5 / X5 ?

Re: iAudio M5 / X5 ?

From: Wilmer van der Gaast <>
Date: 2006-05-05

So I bought the M5 and just came back from my vacation. Hoping for some
hacking soon! :-)

I also noticed that someone on the forum already opened up his M5.
Great, that means I can postpone voiding the warranty for just a few
weeks more! ;-)

On 21 apr 2006, at 15:55, RaeNye wrote:

> Yes. Load the binary from 0x1030 at address 0x10000; then follow the
> subroutine at 0x10010 that copies segments (~20 of them) from flash to
> Note that from address 0x170000 you have read-only data, mostly GUI
> related (menus, images, strings).

Hmmm. I got it to open, but don't know yet how to move those parts from
the disasm'er.

> I can send you my IDC to do that, but the Right Thing [TM] is to write
> a loader plugin for it...
> (Planned to do when I have some free time)

Can you send me the IDC as a start? :-)

> The Right Thing [TM] is again to write a processor definition plugin,
> but there's so little to add over the original m68 code that it seems
> pointless to recode it w/o the original source.
Hopefully DataRescue will add it soon then. So it's not possible to
write plugins that are based on existing CPUs somehow? A shame... :-(

> BTW,
> Is anyone else interested in X5 firmware disassembly? I saw a Wiki
> page on this, but it hasn't been updated since January.
Where's that page? Can't find it, could be interesting/useful.

I added some links to the ColdFire wiki-page BTW, including a link to
an introduction to m68k assembly. Might be interesting for people like
me, who are only really familiar with x86 so far.

Wilmer van der Gaast.

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Received on Fri May 5 23:55:19 2006

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