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Subject: Re: Xduoo X3 no partition found for rockbox

Re: Xduoo X3 no partition found for rockbox

From: David Mehler via rockbox <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 18:52:44 -0400


Reading on the wiki there seems to be some confusion or something
about two different versions of the x3. Could this be the case? I'm
thinking not because as I said the rockbox dev utility i'm using
reported success for everything, but I'm running out of ideas.


On 7/26/21, David Mehler <> wrote:
> Hello,
> Just did a reinstall of rb with the above indicated rockbox utility
> dev build, and it says everything was successful, bootloader install,
> rockbox download and install, etc, I selected only the bootloader and
> rockbox nothing else. I am however still getting the no partition
> found for rockbox message.
> Suggestions welcome.
> Thanks.
> Dave.
> On 7/26/21, David Mehler <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Thanks. The build starts with 36a50 can't remember the rest. Is it
>> important past that point?
>> In answer to your second question yes the original firmware does play
>> content off of that card so it's not a card issue.
>> I do have a rockbox utility dev build
>> not sure if that helps anything.
>> Thanks.
>> Dave.
>> On 7/26/21, Jan H. via rockbox <> wrote:
>>> Hey Dave,
>>> On that error screen, it should show a version number on the second
>>> line. What version does that show?
>>> Also, just to confirm, using the X3 that isn't working, can you play
>>> music from that μSD card when booted to the original firmware?
>>> Jan
>>> 2021-07-26 20:52 GMT+02:00, David Mehler via rockbox
>>> <>:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> Ok, making progress, got past the stuck at prompt, I flipped the
>>>> button up getting it in to original firmware then used a pin to force
>>>> a restart, then shut it down normally. I then put it back on rockbox
>>>> by putting the switch down and doing a restart. With the original card
>>>> in it did the same thing, stopped at the rockbox no partition found
>>>> for rockbox error message mounting disk then it stopped. Again both
>>>> these sd cards work fine in my x3, they're just not working in this
>>>> one.
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> Dave.
>>>> On 7/25/21, David Mehler <> wrote:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> Thanks for your reply.
>>>>> I do not have a secondary card in either device.
>>>>> Should I try a rockbox reinstall on the non-working x3? I've got to
>>>>> get the battery out as the screws are stripped and it's stuck at the
>>>>> rockbox loading screen and going no further.
>>>>> Please keep the suggestions coming and if I need to download anything
>>>>> else to fix this please let me know.
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>> Dave.
>>>>> On 7/25/21, Solomon Peachy <> wrote:
>>>>>> On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 12:26:15PM -0400, David Mehler via rockbox
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> I put my friend's sd card in my x3, and it fired right up in mine,
>>>>>>> so
>>>>>>> it's not an issue with the sd card itself or how it is formatted.
>>>>>>> That
>>>>>>> is bringing me back to the rockbox bootloader install on my friend's
>>>>>>> x3.
>>>>>> There was only ever one (installable) bootloader build for the X3.
>>>>>> Another possibility -- there were two different revisions of the X3
>>>>>> sold; there supposedly was no difference between the two other than
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> case labels and the battery, but one never knows.
>>>>>> Do you have a secondary card inserted into either device?
>>>>>> - Solomon
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Solomon Peachy pizza at shaftnet dot org (email&xmpp)
>>>>>> _at_pizza:shaftnet dot org
>>>>>> (matrix)
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