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Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk

Re: My IRiver will not talk

From: Melissa Keys <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 19:50:51 -0500

I tried to patch the file again and it told me that the firmware is
unrecognized. Should I recopy it and try again anyway?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Hart" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 7:35 PM
Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk

> Melissa,
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Andrew.
> 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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