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Title: Sony NWZ-E384 Rockbox Installation
Post by: ericycle on November 07, 2017, 08:39:09 AM
Hi,

Just got my Sony NWZ-E384 but can neither use the utility to install Rockbox (it shows on the PC, but without a letter: could point the utility to), nor am I able to find manual installation instructions.

At the following link, there's a link to a manual, but it's broken:
https://www.rockbox.org/download/byhand.cgi

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Sony NWZ-E384 Rockbox Installation
Post by: ericycle on November 07, 2017, 12:03:02 PM
Alright. So here's an update:

- I installed a prebuilt Bootloader (according to this page: https://www.rockbox.org/wiki/ImxInstall#Manual_installation)
- Afterwards I extracted the following ZIP to the player root folder: rockbox-sonynwze370-3.14.zip

Rockbox is working fine, but pressing the power button doesn't start it. The only way I get in, is plugging it in to the PC and then unplugging. How can I fix this?

Also, the manual for this player is missing, and I can't even figure out how to boot back to original firmware, although, maybe it wont even work, since I can't power it up at all from power button.

Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Sony NWZ-E384 Rockbox Installation
Post by: cela on November 07, 2017, 02:06:35 PM
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Also, the manual for this player is missing, and I can't even figure out how to boot back to original firmware, although, maybe it wont even work, since I can't power it up at all from power button.

Its easy to start Rockbox on the E384, press and hold the play button for about 2 seconds and when you finished press the PWR button for about 2 seconds to shut down.

If you want to start the OF,  press and hold the back button, once in the OF though, you will need to reset the player using the reset hole (paperclip job) to be able to start Rockbox again. Best to stay with Rockbox as it works well on this player.
Title: Re: Sony NWZ-E384 Rockbox Installation
Post by: ericycle on November 07, 2017, 03:18:20 PM
Thank you so much. I feel so stupid. But I didn't manage to find a manual for this player, and it seems Rockbox is somewhat different on it than my Sansa Clip Zip.

Any chance you might be able to help with a manual as well? =)

Also, I was not able to find anywhere to download original firmware, nor any way to upgrade original firmware, so any help with this may be useful too.
Title: Re: Sony NWZ-E384 Rockbox Installation
Post by: saratoga on November 07, 2017, 08:26:42 PM
There is no manual for that player in the build system, so it probably doesn't exist yet.