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Subject: Re: X5 USB question

Re: X5 USB question

From: Brandon Hicks <>
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 16:47:37 -0700


The USB does charge when connected to the SubPack with Rockbox. You have
to turn the player off by holding power for a while till the device
disconnected sound appears in XP, or whatever signal you get in your OS
that the device has disconnected. If the USB is left on in this state,
you can charge the X5. I really wish this would be possible through the
OTG chip, but I don't think it is. I can't test that with the Cowon
firmware, because I'm Visually Impaired and can't see the lights and
other symbols of charging.


Andre Allavena wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 21, 2006, Ray Lambert wrote:
>> Brandon asked:
>>> Does one absolutely have to use the subpack for USB after Rockbox is
>>> installed, or can the USB on the side work as well? I realize that the one
>>> on the side is the OTG, but I'm wondering if it also handles data
>>> transfers from Windows.
>> James Dean responded:
>>> No. The one on the side is a host port only. (It can only receive data) and
>>> that is for something like a camera. So, the only way you can get it to show
>> That's actually not true. If you're running the cowon fw, the usb port
>> on the side does work to xfer files as well. I haven't tried it on
>> Winblows, but it works on Linux and I would presume it works on Winblows
>> as well.
>> It does not work, however, if you're running rockbox. I suppose it
>> would be nice to have this but, seeing as you need the darn subpack
>> anyway just to charge the thing, it still won't save you from having to
>> carry the subpack around with you; so it may not be worth the effort.
>> I love the X5 but the subpack really sucks. I think it's a seriously
>> ill-conceived configuration. I would have rather they made the X5 a
>> little larger and done away with the subpack entirely.
> Doesn't the original firmware also allow you to charge through USB?
> I remember reading this on the players characteristics. I don't remember
> though if it was on Cowon's site, or a thrid party merchant.
> It would be nice to charge through USB, (and even better, charge through
> the USB plug on the side, and not ned the subpack).
> André
Received on 2006-12-08

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