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Subject: Re: installing rockbox on iriver h340

Re: installing rockbox on iriver h340

From: David Wright <>
Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 05:55:54 -0600

Is it possible to purchase older models of Iriver directly from the manufacturers?

> ----- Original Message -----
>From: victor rajewski <
>To: Rockbox <
>Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 23:19:52 +1100
>Subject: Re: installing rockbox on iriver h340

>No - you should be able to install any firmware (maybe except for the
>US version) without problems. I have. The language always seemed to be
>in English (or perhaps whatever it had been previously set to),
>although when I moved to 1.29, the settings menus were in korean. This
>is easily changed, though there are parallels with being blind here :)

>Anyway: key sequence to install the firmware (after the H300.hex file
>has been copied into the root dir):
>1 - Press and hold the NAVI key (big one in the middle) for about 2
>seconds to be safe
>2 - Press the NAVI key again - just a quick press this time
>3 - Press the down key four times
>4 - Press the NAVI key once
>5 - Press the left key once
>6 - Press the NAVI key once
>7 - Pray for a minute or so.

>For those in a different language who want to change it:
>1 - Press and hold the NAVI key (big one in the middle) for about 2
>seconds to be safe
>2 - Press the NAVI key again - just a quick press this time
>3 - Press the down key once
>4 - Press the NAVI key once
>5 - Select the language - Korean to English is 14 up presses, Japanese
>to English is 13 up presses
>6 - Press the NAVI key

>Though I'm guessing the lanuage of the iriver firmware wouldn't make
>much difference to blind users? The language of the iriver firmware
>won't affect the language of rockbox.

>And as for the EU thing - I think that relates to EU regulations on
>music devices having to put a certain output limit. ipods sold in
>europe have this too. See

>On 12/29/05, Scott Erichsen <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Thanks for that, I've only just got my iriver so this is the first upgrade
>> I'll be doing. If I install the other firmware, that won't screw it up? and
>> will the language still be english?
>> Also, what is the key sequence to press to start the upgrade process?
>> as I'm blind I can read the screen so if any has a key sequence I can press
>> to start the h340 upgrade that'd be greatly appreciated.
>> Finally, what's the volume limitation placed on the EU versions of firmware?

>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "victor rajewski" <
>> To: "Rockbox" <
>> Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 4:59 PM
>> Subject: Re: installing rockbox on iriver h340

>>> I've been running the Korean firmware since 1.20 or so as this doesn't
>>> limit the volume like the EU ones do. The Japanese is the same as the
>>> Korean (but in Japanese). In fact, short of the volume limitation,
>>> these both the same as the European one. So go right ahead and use the
>>> japanese one.

>>> I just successfully installed rockbox (for the first time! yay!) on my
>>> H340. The device previously had the Korean firmware 1.28, but I
>>> patched the Korean 1.29 and installed that. Everything works just
>>> beaut.

>>> You can even try patching the H300.hex file which is probably still on
>>> your H300 from the last firmware upgrade you did (unless you deleted
>>> it).

>>> good luck!

>>> On 12/29/05, Scott Erichsen <> wrote:
>>>> Hi all, I'm new to this list and a blind user.
>>>> I'm trying to get the correct version of the firmware for my Iriver H340
>>>> player.
>>>> I know my iriver says that I have firmware version 1.28E so I downloaded
>>>> the
>>>> Europe version from the site. However when I run fwpatcher.exe
>>>> and select the h300.hex file it does not patch it just says it could not
>>>> recognise the file.
>>>> I can patch the japanese version of the firmware though. I bought my
>>>> iriver
>>>> h340 in australia of course as I'm from there, does anyone have
>>>> suggestions?
>>>> Thanks for any help.
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Scott
Received on 2006-01-01

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