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Subject: Re: Rockbox in Flash doesn't work for FM :-)

Re: Rockbox in Flash doesn't work for FM :-)

From: <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 10:31:50 +0200 (MEST)

You fool!

First I thought this post is a joke, but it looks quite real.

> So, just for the hell of it, I decided to try and flash my FM Recorder
> using the previously described flash method (except after flashing the
> one, flashing the rockbox.ucl for the fm recorder. This *almost* worked

I wrote everywhere it's not done for the FM yet, had good reason to do so,
but you use brute force (it must have involved a good deal of renaming things)
to drive it against the wall.

This is really giving me second thoughts about releasing this. I didn't take
into account that people may be so reckless. Looks like I never can
fool-proof this enough, especially when I release the source code. What monster have
I unleashed here...

> Needless to say, I'm returning this to where I bought it under the
> no-questions-asked warranty replacement program :-)

You didn't suffer any economical damage because you returned the unit, but
Archos does. I don't like that, after all it's the company providing our toys,
our flashing business should not harm them.

> What happens is, If i press and release the on button, it turns on until i
> release the on button, at which point it turns off. If I plug in the USB,
> it stays on with a blank screen. Every time it starts to come on, the
> spins up as well. If I hold F1 down, it displays the Archos booting
> screen, but only gets about 1/4 of the way through the progress bar and
> stops. Connecting USB and doing this also produces the same results.

It just has to fail for various reasons:
- the F1 key detection in the boot loader has to be different, since the ADC
range is different
- the first image from Archos is for the recorder, not for the FM
- the second as well, but this can be changed with the update plugin
- cold start for FM is untested

I will work on the FM next week (a friend returning from holidays has one),
please be patient and don't hack my toolchain!


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