Wiki > Main > GigabeatFXPort (compare)
Difference: GigabeatFXPort (r91 vs. r90)
Full installation and uninstallation instructions for all supported devices are in the Rockbox manual.
The latest bootloader (FWIMG01.DAT) is dated 21 April 2007. The latest version can be found at http://download.rockbox.org/bootloader/gigabeat/FWIMG01.DAT.
So you're either interested in loading Rockbox on your F/X series Gigabeat or you have already done so. Now you have a library full of .sat files loaded that Rockbox can't read. Here are instructions on how to remove the "encryption." It is suggested that you do this before you load Rockbox, but there are also steps on what to do if you've already taken the jump. (These instructions are from a Windows XP perspective. Please adapt them to whatever OS you are using.)
Setup your Gigabeat to connect to a PC in "Windows Media Player" mode.
Make sure your AC Adapter and USB cable are connected to your Gigabeat Cradle, and the cradle is switched to USB mode. Now slide the Gigabeat into the cradle and power it up. If everything is set correctly you should see the USB symbol and "USB CONNECTED" "Windows Media Player 10" on the screen of your Gigabeat.
Copy your library to your PC minus the .sat encryption.
Now sit back and relax, your Music library is being copied to your PC without the SAT encryption. This may take a while because it's being copied at USB 1.1 speeds. After all of your music has been copied, navigate back to the folder and notice .mp3 vice .sat files. If everything looks good, you can go back and follow the Rockbox Installation instructions above. Copy your .mp3 library to your Gigabeat and enjoy Rockbox!
If you have Rockbox successfully loaded already, congratulations.
To get your library to a Rockbox playable state, do the following:
Follow the instructions above for removing the ".sat encryption."
Once you're done copying your .mp3 library to your Gigabeat, do the rename sequence in reverse.
You should boot up back into Rockbox and see/play all of your music.
Attached to this page is a set of dummy GBSYSTEM files. With these files you cannot load the original firmware, but startup time for rockbox is reduced by about 2 seconds. FWIMG01.DAT is not included and must be downloaded separately. If you need access to your Gigabeat's drive and cannot load Rockbox, insert the USB cable before you turn on the Gigabeat to enter "Bootloader USB Mode".
If your Gigabeat stalls or cannot boot and your computer doesn't seem to recognize it, try these procedures.
**DO THE FOLLOWING AT YOUR OWN RISK.**
Here's what you will need: (not for the "mechanically/technologically challenged")
This will work and is not as hard as it seems. The risk is minimal as long as you don't remove the front panel.
Ok, here are the steps: (Read all before you start)
That should do it! And what is more after you use the library refresh tool in Gigabeat Room (select Gigabeat not PC in this case) you will have all your music back, too. Or better yet, you can follow the Official Rockbox installation instructions.
CategoryFrontpage: Toshiba Gigabeat F and X Series port index [Ports]
r91 - 24 May 2009 - 07:20:20 - ClementPitClaudelRevision r91 - 24 May 2009 - 07:20 - ClementPitClaudel
Revision r90 - 25 Jan 2009 - 22:22 - JustinHannigan
Copyright © by the contributing authors.