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Creative ZEN information


Information about the Creative ZEN

Recover from a bad flash

To recover from a bad flash, turn on the unit while holding the play/pause button. The Rescue mode will start up, and you can erase your bad firmware, and from there, reload the original(providing you have a PC, and the update program).

Firmware format

Using ZenUtils (see SVN for a newer version), I extracted these files from the updater program made available by Creative:
  • ZEN_PCFW_L22_1_21_01.opt (this is a ZenUtils specific file)
  • ZEN_PCFW_L22_1_21_01_rk.bin (this is the main Firmware)

Further file extraction, again using zen_utils, yields:
  • ZEN_PCFW_L22_1_21_01_rk_0xa9544c20 (this is the actual main Firmware)
  • ZEN_PCFW_L22_1_21_01_rk_CINF
  • ZEN_PCFW_L22_1_21_01_rk_FRESC (this is the rescue mode firmware)
  • ZEN_PCFW_L22_1_21_01_rk_HCreative_S.TTF
  • ZEN_PCFW_L22_1_21_01_rk_HCreative_T.TTF
  • ZEN_PCFW_L22_1_21_01_rk_HDeviceInfo.xml
  • ZEN_PCFW_L22_1_21_01_rk_Hdevicon.ico
  • ZEN_PCFW_L22_1_21_01_rk_Hdevlogo.png
  • ZEN_PCFW_L22_1_21_01_rk_Hjukebox2.jrs
  • ZEN_PCFW_L22_1_21_01_rk_Hjukebox.grs
  • ZEN_PCFW_L22_1_21_01_rk_Hsplash.jbm
  • (this is a ZenUtils specific file)
  • ZEN_PCFW_L22_1_21_01_rk_NULL


For more information about the firmware format, see this.



Picture Component Info
Sigmatel STMP3760 Linux BSP for the Sigmatel STMP36xx
2x Samsung K9HBU08U1M K9HCU08U1M
or (2x) Hynix HY27UV08BG5M Part No decoder (use the old format)
Phison PS8000CC SD controller
Philips TEA5761UK looks like the same component as used in the Zen Vision:M
Battery SK mobile energy (Creative branded)
3.6V Lithium Ion Polymer Battery 550mAh
Creative PN: BAC0603R79925
X Samsung LMS250GF03 Has this on it: HA07103H0 S250GF03LB7N06H40 USP5280371


r9 - 23 Jan 2009 - 17:16:22 - MaurusCuelenaere

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