Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: iAudio M5 / X5 ?
Re: iAudio M5 / X5 ?
From: Wilmer van der Gaast <wilmer_at_gaast.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 22:13:38 +0200
On 20 apr 2006, at 13:41, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> Oh yes they are. The upgrade firmwares are (at least in the X5* cases)
> unencrypted so you can start your disassemble adventures right away!
:-D What do you use to disasm it, IDA? Hmm, the free version of IDA
doesn't support the ColdFire chip, I'm afraid...
>> Keys? Do you mean decryption keys?
> Sorry, bad use of words on my behalf. I meant buttons. Having Rockbox
> without being able to read/scan buttons is... a bit lacking! ;-)
It would indeed not be very convenient to have to ssh into the thing to
skip tracks... ;-)
> Ie, we cannot in fact destroy the player by flashing a bad firmware on
> it. At least not to my knowledge. Don't feel obliged to prove me
> wrong! ;-)
If you don't mind, I'll leave that to someone else. ;-) This certainly
sounds like fun (so far all I did was porting Linux to WinCE-only
terminal devices <http://winterm.gaast.net/>, but it involved quite a
lot of reverse-engineering already)!
> BTW, we should probable take further develop speak to the rockbox-dev
> list instead...
So now all I have to do is actually *buy* an M5. I just wanted to make
sure that I really don't need an X5. And well, if it doesn't work, at
least I hope the people at Cowon make better firmware than iRiver does
(at least for the iMP player, for example the iMP-550 had a habit of
randomly skipping some specific Ogg tracks when played in a playlist
(or something similar), while in fact it could play them very well if
you select the track manually).
Having open-source firmware on a music player really sounds good to me.
Like phones, music players always do something wrong, and at last now I
got the chance to fix it. ;-)
Thanks for all the information, and I hope to give some information
back soon then! :-D
Wilmer van der Gaast.
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