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Subject: Re: iRiver H320

Re: iRiver H320

From: Paul Erkens <>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 20:54:57 +0200


All I can think of, is to start your iriver while you hold the record button
depressed. This instructs the boot loader to boot into the original
firmware. Rockbox merely patches the original firmware, to include their
alterrnative boot loader, which is aware of rockbox on the disk.
Even with a broken file system on a drive, you should be able to have fine
usb access from the rockbox replacement boot loader currently in the unit.
Could it be that USB support is present for a short while during boot up,
but then disappears as soon as a corrupted rockbox installation tries to
load? Perhaps it keeps working if you boot into the original firmware rather
than attempting to boot rockbox normally.

----- Original Message -----
From: "S Sturgis" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 8:26 PM
Subject: iRiver H320

>I was wondering if someone could tell me if I screwed up bad or if there is
>a fix to my problem.
> I have an iRiver H320 that /used/ to have the US firmware version 1.04.
> For some reason, the Data USB port decided to stop working. When a USB
> cable is connected, the iRiver displays Data Connection but the computer
> (XP SP 2) does not recognize the unit. I also have an H340 which works
> fine with the same USB cable and computer. The H320 used to work fine and
> then decided not to work anymore. The Media USB port was still functional
> but the transfer rate was painfully slow.
> I thought I would upgrade the firmware to the 1.29 J version to see if
> that would help. It did not help. In fact, it made things worse. Now, the
> H320 does not recognize the Media USB port and the Data USB port is still
> non-functional (displaying Data Connection but not recognized by the
> computer). I thought I would set the firmware back to the US version 1.04
> if the 1.29 did not work but I cannot connect to it to copy the file to
> the unit.
> The technical support at iRiver (which was neither "technical" or
> "supportive") said that it is probably the hardware (hard drive) and that
> the unit is probably no good. They can do nothing since it is outside the
> warranty period on the unit.
> Is there something that can be done to restore the unit to at least the US
> version 1.04 or am I completely hosed? Is there someway of getting RockBox
> on the unit or some special keypad combination I can use to completely
> bypass the firmware?
> Thanks,
> Steve Sturgis
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