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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 22:08:16 -0000


Apologies - one amendment - I realise now that I do have a .rockbox folder
on the iRiver but that it has the rockbox.iriver file outside this folder
and this is where the bootloader is looking, whereas the newer version of
Rockbox has this file in the .rockbox folder. Do you still think the update
will be pretty straightforward?

Thanks, Robin.

----- 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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