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WARNING! These instructions are only to be used if you are sure your player is unrecoverable in any other way! Failing to follow these steps (or using them when not necessary) can result in a 100% dead piece of plastic! Talk to us in IRC BEFORE attempting this procedure
This only works on e200v2, Fuzev1, Fuzev2, Clipv1, Clipv2 and Clip+ (for now) !
The flash of the player can be directly accessed via USB with the following method:
If it doesn't works, try to repeat it several times.
You must make sure that the player was off before plugging the USB cable to the PC.
To do this you can unsolder the battery (if you are wanting to resolder it after the recovery).
Another method is: press quickly the power button to be sure the player is running if it wasn't already. Then keep pressing the power button a long time to trigger a hardware power-off.
Now you can access the hidden part of the NAND flash over that drive (reported by fdisk).
You can write the whole OF-Image onto that by using e.g.:
You can also dump the image from the player to your hard disk by using e.g.:
If you are somehow unsure with some step, just get in contact with us on IRC
This might work on other models too (m200v4, c200v2)
The size of the drive is exactly the size reported in the CSD register before we enable bank switching and request the CSD register a second time (e.g. 0x1E9E00 sectors)
The size reserved by the OF is exactly twice the size of the firmware file when the reserved space is 0xF000 sectors (models with 8MB of ram)
It is exactly twice the size of the firmware file minus the header (2 sectors) when the reserved space is 0x5000 sectors (models with 2MB of ram)
Copying an OF image over this drive might not be enough to recover operation, you might need the full part reserved by OF.
I copied an OF (tried both patched and unpatched) on the recovery drive of a Fuzev1, rockbox would work correctly but OF would only power the backlight and do nothing.
After copying the full reserved data from another Fuzev1, it worked correctly -- RafaelCarre - 2010-06-01
Some people have recovered without an OF image. It might be enough to just zero the entire reserve space and then copy the OF firmware file back over the first part of the reserved space.
Original e200v2 picture by Daniel ( source)
Original Fuzev1, Clipv1 and Clip+ pictures copyright © 2005-2009 EnzoTen Media. All rights reserved. ( source)
r10 - 18 Jun 2013 - 07:19:40 - BjornStenbergRevision r9 - 25 Oct 2011 - 22:02 - MichaelGiacomelli
Revision r8 - 24 Oct 2011 - 03:51 - JonathanGordon
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