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Subject: Re: Flash works great, but I have still a question...

Re: Flash works great, but I have still a question...

From: George Styles <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 10:12:24 +0100


I think this information is correct:

AJBREC.AJZ_ - Keep this if you want f1+boot boot to Archos firmware to load
Rockbox automatically - for example if you flash a bad build, and cannot
recover, you can use f1+boot, which loads the original firmware, which in
turn will load ajbrec.ajz_ and boot that, allowing you to run the flash
.rock to re-flash a good Rockbox. Its called AJBREC.AJZ_ to prevent Rockbox
from loading it, as Rockbox checks for a file called exactly 'AJBREC.AJZ',
whereas Archos will boot anything that starts with that, hence the _

FIRMWARE_REC.BIN - This can be safely deleted once you have flashed the
rom - it contains the bootloader, the archos firmware, and a version of
Rockbox - this is now in your flash, so can be removed


These are backups of the old rom - I would suggest at a minimium you back
these up onto CD or something, and they arent doing much harm sitting on the
jukebox - they will be needed if you ever want to flash your Jukebox back to
the original firmware (why anyone would do this I dont know...)

Hope that helps


----- Original Message -----
From: "F. Andres" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 4:35 PM
Subject: Flash works great, but I have still a question...

> Hi!
> First of all thanks for the great work everyone in this project provides.
> The original Archos Firmware is a joke if you compare it to the Rockboxx
> Power.
> I flashed my AJR20 and everything seems to be fine!
> For your curiosity : The Hardware Mask Value at my is, or was when
> 0x0302 (what the hell is that?)
> I have a question, which of the files can I delete without having
> :
> These are my 'not music' files in the root directory of my AJB20.
> Have a nice day
> Fred
Received on 2003-07-11

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