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Subject: Problems installing Rockbox on iriver h320

Problems installing Rockbox on iriver h320

From: Paul Hopewell <>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 13:29:15 +0100

I am a new list member. I am visually impaired and am thus excited about the
speech capabilities of rockbox. I recently purchased a reconditioned iriver
h320 and am currently unsuccessfully trying to install rockbox on it. I
would much appreciate any suggestions on why it does not work.
I have done the following:

1. Downloaded the latest daily build for the iriver h300 from the
rockbox WEB site and moved it to the iriver. This gave me a folder .rockbox
and a file rockbox.iriver of 361 KB.

2. Downloaded the fonts package and moved it to the .rockbox folder on
the iriver. I could only find a single fonts package on the rockbox WEB
site. Is the font package the same for all platforms?

3. Downloaded the MS Mary voice and renamed it to english.voice and
moved it to the langs folder on the iriver. this voice is 1498 KB. I noted
that the langs folder contains lng files for nots of non-English languages.
Should I delete all these?

4. Downloaded the iriver firmware 1.28EU from the iriver SWEB site.

5. Patched this firmware with fwpatcher.exe which I downloaded from the
iriver h300 section of the Rockbox WEB site. This claimed to be successful
and gave
me a h300.hex file of 4091 KB.

6. Transfered the patched firmware to the iriver and did the firmware
upgrade. This all seemed to work. The firmware upgrade process shut down the
iriver as expected.

7. Restarted the iriver. I expected menus to then start talking.
However as far as I could tell the iriver seemed to still boot the iriver
1.28 firmware. the buttons and menus seemed to be the same as those that
existed before I started the rockbox install.

I believe my iriver is a USA model as it came with a USA charger. However I
suspect that this is not relevant.
Any ideas on what I should do next? Should I have deleted all music files
from the iriver before starting the rockbox install? Should I have upgraded
the firmware before moving the Rockbox code onto the iriver? Could I have
installed the wrong fonts package and if so what would be the effect? Does
the fonts package live under the .rockbox folder or does it live inside some
subfolder? Should I delete non-English files from the langs folder? Is there
some way to tell whether the firmware upgrade worked OK? re this point if I
start the iriver with the USB cable connected to my computer the iriver
seems to hang until I unplug the USB cable (as expected if the firmware
upgrade had worked) but the iriver is not visible to my computer.
Do the file sizes I mention above look OK?
Many thanks for your help.
Paul Hopewell
Received on 2006-10-06

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