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Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk

Re: My IRiver will not talk

From: Andrew Hart <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 10:30:08 -0400


A small correction to what Rocker wrote. The presence of the .rockbox
directory on your player hard disk does not mean that your player has
been flashed with the Rockbox bootloader. This only means that the
Rockbox firmware is installed on the hard disk. To get up and running,
the firmware needs the Rockbox bootloader to be flashed into the players
non-volatile memory (its Flash RAM). From what you said and the fact
that your mother did not see the Rockbox logo when the player turns on
means that even though you did a firmware update, the update did not
contain the Rockbox bootloader. Therefore, if you haven't already, you
need to download the fwpatch.exe file from the Rockbox site and use it
to patch the .hex file of the Iriver firmware you wish to update to.

By the way, when you do run fwpatch.exe, you should be aware that
keyboard support in it does not work properly. In order to successfully
patch the Iriver firmware, you need to click the Browse button with the
mouse or using your screen reader's mouse emulation commands. After
selecting the firmware file, you then need to click on the Patch button.

The installation instructions can be found at
just look for the Iriver installation heading and check that you have
downloaded an international version of the Iriver firmware, not a US
version. The US firmware cannot be patched. Also, take note of the
warning about losing DRM capability if you update a US player to a
non-US version of the Iriver firmware.

Let us know how it goes. Good luck!


 From what you said earlier,

Melissa Keys wrote:
> I'm going to take a look at the blind flashing page. It can't hurt to
> go over it again. Thanks for the help!
> Melissa
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Glenn at home"
> <>
> To: "Rockbox" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 10:59 PM
> Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk
>> Hi Melissa,
>> If I remember, you said that you downloaded the hex file, and patched it
>> with the RockBox patch.
>> Then the next step is to put the patched hex file onto the root, and then
>> comes the flashing step.
>> You need to enter the menus, with sighted assistance, or use the Blind
>> flashing steps, which tells how many arrows to push.
>> I can find it if you wish.
>> But if you have sighted assistance, you enter the menus, right arrow
>> once,
>> and down arrow to
>> "flash firmware"
>> Then this will take a few minutes, and the player will shut itself
>> off, and
>> you will re-boot it all flashed.
>> You should read the Blind flashing, if you haven't yet.
>> HTH
>> Glenn
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa Keys" <>
>> To: "Rockbox" <>
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 10:51 PM
>> Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk
>> Thanks again. Your help is definitely appreciated. I will tell you
>> what I
>> did and you can tell me if that was really what I should have done, or
>> if I
>> missed a step. I did a firmware upgrade, but don't know if that is
>> the same
>> thing as flashing.
>> I downloaded a daily build since the manual said that there was not yet a
>> stable release of Rockbox for the Iriver. the name of the file I
>> downloaded
>> was
>> I unzipped the contents of that folder to the root directory of my
>> player.
>> If I still need to flash it let me know. I thought that just patching
>> the
>> firmware and then upgrading it would do the trick. thanks again! Your
>> suggestion was helpful.
>> Melissa
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rocker" <>
>> To: "Rockbox" <>
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 9:12 PM
>> Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk
>>> Hi,
>>> Mel,
>>> I have been following this thread and don't recall you stating that you
>>> flashed the firmware? Have you done this from the Iriver after copying
>>> the
>>> patched file to the unit? Moreover, are you sure you downloaded the
>>> correct
>>> version of rockbox for the player?
>>> Cheers...Keith
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa Keys" <>
>>> To: "Rockbox" <>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 7:17 PM
>>> Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk
>>> I think i've figured out that the Iriver firmware is loading rather than
>>> the
>>> rockbox. There is at least a 6 second pause after I push the on button
>>> and
>>> when I push the off button the player shuts down immediately rather than
>>> letting the disk spin. Also, my mother told me that when it starts
>>> up the
>>> screen says Iriver and then starts telling me how many folders and files
>>> are
>>> on the player. Hope this might clarify some things. Anymore
>>> suggestions
>>> are greatly appreciated. The unit still won't talk. I have
>>> performed a
>>> few resets and the player still behaves the same way.
>>> Melissa
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Julia Aguilar" <>
>>> To: "'Rockbox'" <>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 3:22 PM
>>> Subject: RE: My IRiver will not talk
>>>> Melissa,
>>>> For some reason, with my H-340, I need to sometimes push the menu
>>>> button
>>>> twice a bit quickly for it to speak the menus.
>>>> On the english.voice file, make sure you rename the voice that you've
>>>> installed and put into your langs folder english.voice. IF you just put
>>>> the
>>>> voice in the langs folder, it won't talk.
>>>> HTH, and call me if you have any more trouble.
>>>> Julia
Received on 2006-09-14

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