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Subject: Re: iAudio M5 / X5 ?

Re: iAudio M5 / X5 ?

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 13:41:50 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 20 Apr 2006, Wilmer van der Gaast wrote:

>> We most likely need PCB scans at least, and we most likely need to dig
>> around in the M5 firmware to dissassemble some parts for things like the
>> LCD.
> Understandable. The firmware images available for download on the iAudio
> website aren't enough for that, BTW?

Oh yes they are. The upgrade firmwares are (at least in the X5* cases)
unencrypted so you can start your disassemble adventures right away! ;-)

>> But of course that makes no real sense until we can read ATA, use LCD and
>> read keys on it.
> Keys? Do you mean decryption keys?

Sorry, bad use of words on my behalf. I meant buttons. Having Rockbox without
being able to read/scan buttons is... a bit lacking! ;-)

> Okay, I just found the IaudioBoot page, looks good. So you can still access
> the disk contents via the USB port, even when the on-disk firmware is
> broken? Great!

Even better! On the X5 you can upgrade to a totally broken bootloader in
_flash_ but when you mount the player to your PC and put the upgrade image in
the correct place in the FS you can still upgrade to that. Ie, we cannot in
fact destroy the player by flashing a bad firmware on it. At least not to my
knowledge. Don't feel obliged to prove me wrong! ;-)

BTW, we should probable take further develop speak to the rockbox-dev list

  Daniel Stenberg -- --
Received on 2006-04-20

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