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Subject: Re: Stupid question, sorry

Re: Stupid question, sorry

From: Florian Kläger <>
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2003 21:07:38 +0100

Thanks a million, it works perfectly now, and Rockbox is so much more
intuitive than the original firmware!!!

Many, many thanks,


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Wolven" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2003 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: Stupid question, sorry

> Florian Kläger wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I've just plugged in my new Archos, and after all i've read on the
> > rockbox page, i really want to use rockbox instead of the archos
> > firmware. to be on the safe side, i still want to backup the old
> > firmware as described in the rockbox manual - trouble is, i can't
> > find it on the hd! Even with DirectorySnoop, I can't find a file
> > ending with .ajz (I have a recorder). Can anybody help? (Sorry to
> > bother you with this, it's probably a really annoying newbie
> > question, but i couldn't find anything on the faq list).
> It is in the ROM. The Archos is set up to load the firmware in the ROM
> first, then it will look for an ajbrec.ajz file in the root directory
> and load that file if it exists. This is how Archos would supply its own
> updated firmware (if such a thing existed <g>). When you drag the
> rockbox .ajz file onto the root of your drive, you're just giving your
> recorder an update. Remove that file and you go back to the original
> firmware.
> Now once you see how nice rockbox is, you're going to want to re-flash
> your recorder (assuming it is hardware compatible, as most are) and put
> rockbox in ROM as well. You'll boot much faster, and you can still
> revert to the archos firmware, as a copy of that is also stored in the
> ROM. But save that operation for later, and make sure you read the
> instructions first. =)
Received on 2003-11-08

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