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Wiki > Main > RoLo (compare)

Difference: RoLo (r7 vs. r6)

RoLo - The Rockbox Loader

The original Archos firmware checks for an upgraded firmware on disk (only at startup). If an upgraded Archos firmware or Rockbox firmware file is present, it is loaded unless your box is flashed with Rockbox. Rockbox itself doesn't check for an upgraded firmware on disk when it is cold-started from flash in order to shorten the boot time.

However, Rockbox is much more flexible when it comes to loading of firmware from disk - you can do this without first shutting down and then restarting the box (which in turn requires disconnecting the charger first if it is connected, not required for irivers). Just make sure that "Show files" is set to either "Supported" or "All". Then simply "play" a .mod file (Player/Studio), an .ajz file (Recorders), an .iriver file (iRiver h1xx and h3xx), a .gigabeat file (Gigabeat F/X), or an .ipod file (iPods) respectively. This is called RoLo.

This way you can have several different firmware files on disk, in any folder, e.g. test versions or versions supporting various special features.

Clarification of RoLo procedure for the H1xx series,(I don't have other targets, unable to comment on them.); them);

  • Set "Show Files" to "All".
  • Through the Files entry in the Rockbox menu, navigate to the .rockbox directory, enter it and scroll down to rockbox.iriver
  • Short Press joystick on the file to execute it.
  • Wait for Rockbox to complete loading
  • RoLo is now completed.

NOTE: if you have flashed your player and you're updating the flashed firmware ensure that the boot sequence is set to DISK prior to executing RoLo.

r8 - 24 Jan 2009 - 12:36:42 - JoaquimDias

Revision r7 - 21 Jan 2009 - 13:44 - JoaquimDias
Revision r6 - 21 Jan 2009 - 11:49 - JoaquimDias
Copyright by the contributing authors.