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Subject: Re: Blind and updating H340 - any advice before I do this?

Re: Blind and updating H340 - any advice before I do this?

From: Robin Christopherson <>
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 21:37:10 -0000


Thanks for that advice. I'll do that. I suspect that I have an even more
ancient version of Rockbox on mine, however, as it doesn't have the .rockbox
directory but actually the old the rockbox.iriver folder. This is one
reason why I'm hesitant as can I be sure that I'll be able to make it point
back at this old folder if I need to reinstate my current ancient version as
the current bootloader will be looking for the newer .rockbox folder?

Hope this is clear.

BTW I've seem umpteen messages about cygwin but ignored them all. Is this
something useful to get to grips with? I'm happy with the current voices
for menus etc, and use Voicebox to create folder and filenames.

Thanks, Robin.
and ----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Hart" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 9:16 PM
Subject: Re: Blind and updating H340 - any advice before I do this?

> Robin Christopherson wrote:
>> I have a beloved iRiver H340 which has the old version of Rockbox on it
>> and I have been putting off updating it for months and months just in
>> case everything goes horribly wrong.
>> Does anyone have any warning words or advice before I go ahead and update
>> using the RBUtil? Are there known issues I need to look out for or can I
>> go right ahead and be pretty confident it will all go smoothly.
>> For info I am blind and using Jaws.
> To be on the safe side, I would strenuously recommend that you make a
> backup copy of the .rockbox directory on your player before carrying out
> the update. Windows Explorer will suffice for this. That way, if you
> happen to run into trouble, you can delete the newly installed .rockbox
> directory and put the old one back again and you've instantly got a
> working player again so you are not inconvenienced while trying to
> figure out the trouble.
> From what folks have said, rbutil is not working perfectly with screen
> readers as yet, so be aware you may face some access issues there. I
> haven't used rbutil and it may have improved markedly in the time that
> has elapsed since I read those comments. I'm only giving you a heads up
> on what to expect. The best thing to do is try rbutil and if you can't
> work with it, give the rb folks some feedback on it and go for a manual
> update instead.
> An hour ago, I just manually updated my H340, which had an ancient
> Rockbox version on it. It went without hassles, except that when I
> tried to build a custom voice file using Scansoft Samantha, the voice
> building system under Cygwin is ignoring the defaults I have set in the
> Windows control panel, which means I get Scansoft Daniel instead. He's
> not quite the same! This won't affect you however as I imagine you'll
> be downloading a .voice file from the Rockbox Web site.
> Cheers,
> Andrew.
Received on 2007-11-17

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