FS#3039 - iriver battery safe bootloader

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Jvo Studer (vinylivo) - Friday, 17 February 2006, 22:42 GMT
Last edited by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Saturday, 04 June 2011, 21:24 GMT
Task Type Patches
Status Closed
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This fixes the low battery problem when booting. Up to
now you still could boot even if battery was definately
too empty to succeed this task.

Battery voltage is checked before disk spins up and if
voltage is below 3.05V the unit will be switched off
after showing a 'Battery empty!' message.
The warning threshold was rised to 3.5V, because
typically at this voltage you don't have much playing
time left.

And there is a voltage and a simple battery percent
level display in the 'Bootloader USB mode' so you can
see if you're save using the disk.

I didn't install it yet on my iHP140 because I'm a
littlebit afraid if I did anything wrong. But it
compiled fine and I could create a new firmware file by
using the scramble and mkboot tools. Theoretically this
should work but perhaps it would be better if somebody
with firmware flash access could test this (linus?).
This task depends upon

Closed by  Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother)
Saturday, 04 June 2011, 21:24 GMT
Reason for closing:  Out of Date
Additional comments about closing:  no activity since years.
Comment by Marc Guay (Marc_Guay) - Sunday, 07 December 2008, 17:36 GMT
Is this idea still valid?