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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 20:35:02 -0400


Sounds like you did go through all the steps in the instructions, but
the firmware update on the Iriver didn't actually occur. Perhaps you
copied an unpatched h300.hex file onto the player by accident before you
did the firmware update.

You can try patching h300.hex again. If you patched it once, the
patcher will refuse to patch it a second time; it won't recognise the
firmware if it has already been patched once.

So, try patching your h300.hex file again, then copy it to the root
directory on the player and try doing the firmware update again.


Melissa Keys wrote:
> Should I use the same version of the international firmware that I used
> before? I did figure out the lack of keyboard support when running the
> firmware patcher. Will it hurt anything to patch it again if it has
> already been done, or should I just redownload everything and start
> over? I'll read the flashing instructions again and see what happens.
> I'll flash it and hopefully this will solve my problem. Thank you so
> muc. Also will I have to re-upgrade the firmware after flashing or will
> it be ok the way it is now?
> Melissa
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrew Hart" <>
> To: "Rockbox" <>
> Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 9:30 AM
> Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk
>> Melissa,
>> 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!
>> Hth,
>> Andrew.
>> 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 2006-09-15

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