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Subject: Re: updating firmware

Re: updating firmware

From: Dominik Riebeling <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 22:12:39 +0200

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 9:15 PM, William Porteous
<> wrote:
> if you don't want to update you don't have to, but it is recommended.

Why is updating recommended? And who recommends updating? It's not
like Rockbox is a networked software where bugs can be exploited by
3rd parties without you noticing. However, since newer Rockbox
versions usually also fix bugs it's in general a good idea to update.
I wouldn't call that "recommended" though.

As for the original question: you will likely be unable to keep using
your voice file, because the strings voiced are likely to have
changed. However, this is not much of a problem because you can
regenerate the voice file using Rockbox Utility (this obviously
requires you to have said voice present on your PC, which I assume).
Rockbox Utility had bugs when creating voice files using SAPI voices
on Windows, but these are fixed with the latest release of Rockbox
Utility. Furthermore, if you want to play absolutely safe you can
simply make a copy of your installation before updating. This is a
simple as copying the folder ".rockbox" on the player to some other
place and restoring it when needed. Rockbox Utility can also create a
backup (it will put the files in a zip archive on your player), though
there is no support for restoring such a backup (but that's as simple
as extracting the archive to the root of your player, which is pretty
much the same as manually installing a Rockbox build).

 - Dominik

Received on 2012-03-30

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