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You can find prebuilt version of Rockbox (development version) here: zenxfi3.zip. Unpack it at the root of the device, it should create a
The bootloader comes with a number of features which allow to recover from potential problematic situations.
The bootloader can either boot rockbox or the OF. By default it will boot rockbox. The bootloader will boot the OF if volume down is hold while powering up. This works independently from the power source. For example, the following actions will boot the OF:
Note that booting to the OF might be necessary to complete a boootloader update if done with rockbox USB by putting
The bootloader can be built using three different methods. The recommend one is the automatic method using RockboxUtility. The semi-automatic method requires a working cross-compiler and a copy of the Rockbox source code.
I prebuild a complete bootloader image out of version 1.0.22e of the OF. It can be found here: firmware.sb. Download it, rename itto =firmware.sb, =firmware.s=b, put it at the root of the device, unmount properly and reboot. If you already have a rockbox bootloader installed, you will need to reboot to the OF to do the actual upgrade. Note that you must also install Rockbox to be able to use your player, the bootloader need only to be installed once.
This method requires the following things:
First you need to compile the bootloader, to do this follow the instructions from HowToCompile and when running the configure script, select the Creative Zen X-Fi3 and bootloader build. After the build, you should get a
Then you need to build the mkimxboot tool in
Finally, you need to run the tool with the correct parameters. Assuming you are in
You should replace
Finally, plug your Creative Zen X-Fi3 and put the
Of course, to run rockbox, you will also need to do a normal build of rockbox and put rockbox on your device (see HowToCompile but this time to a normal Creative Zen-X-Fi3 build and go until the 6. Install step). Alternatively, you can download the current build here: http://build.rockbox.org/data/rockbox-creativezenxfi3.zip
If you want to boot to the OF, press Volume Down on boot (hold it, press power, wait a few seconds and release it).
If for any reason your device doesn't work anymore (doesn't boot, stuck in the bootloader and even the OF doesn't work or if a firmware upgrade failed). You might need to recover your device. You should not attempt this without an advice from someone knowledgeable. The point of the recovery procedure is too reinstall the OF and will remove any trace of the rockbox bootloader.
-- AmauryPouly - 15 Jan 2013
r8 - 06 Nov 2013 - 12:26:06 - AmauryPoulyRevision r6 - 20 Jun 2013 - 20:23 - AmauryPouly
Revision r5 - 29 Jan 2013 - 11:44 - AmauryPouly
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