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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Cowon - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: bbb on September 12, 2007, 05:46:58 AM

Title: installation doesn't seem to affect anything
Post by: bbb on September 12, 2007, 05:46:58 AM
Hi,
I've just been trying to install rockbox on my new iAudio M5. I copied the files exactly the way the manuals said I should but when I turn on the device I get the old firmware, and nothing seems to happen.
Perhaps I'm not reading the instructions correctly, I've especially puzzled with the sentence:
"Turn the X5/M5 off, remove the USB cable and insert the charger. The X5/M5 will automatically upgrade the flash with the Rockbox bootloader"
What's the "charger"? I charge my player from the usb port (I don't know of any other option). What I did was copying the file, turning of the player, disconnectiong the cable and turning on the player again. As I said - nothing happens.

Any help?
thanks.
Title: Re: installation doesn't seem to affect anything
Post by: LambdaCalculus379 on September 12, 2007, 05:51:11 AM
Do you have the A/C adapter for your iAudio? That's what you need.
Title: Re: installation doesn't seem to affect anything
Post by: pixelma on September 12, 2007, 06:00:39 AM
You need the original USB charger from Cowon (it is wired a bit differently than usual USB). In principle this part of the process of installing the bootloader is the same as a normal firmware upgrade of the Cowon firmware, as they describe on their site with pictures (http://www.cowonglobal.com/zeroboard/view.php?id=B15&page=1&sn1=&divpage=1&bmenu=support&category=12&sn=off&ss=on&sc=on&keyword=firmware&select_arrange=headnum&bmenu=support&desc=asc&no=359&bmenu=support) just using our bin file and unzipping the Rockbox build.
Title: Re: installation doesn't seem to affect anything
Post by: bbb on September 12, 2007, 06:02:14 AM
oh, now I understood. Thanks! I even found the hebrew font (the reason I installed rockbox in the first place)  :)
Title: Re: installation doesn't seem to affect anything
Post by: LambdaCalculus379 on September 12, 2007, 07:22:06 AM
Have fun with Rockbox!
Title: Re: installation doesn't seem to affect anything
Post by: vnvmod on September 14, 2007, 12:03:25 PM
the "2.2.4.  Installing the boot loader" section is emtpy in all three places (pdf, html, web). i unzipped the files as instructed onto my iAudio M5, and then turned it off and connected to power cable and turned it on but nothing new seemed to happen.

i suspect it's the missing boot loader thing but where is it and how am i going to get it there/installed?

thanks
Title: Re: installation doesn't seem to affect anything
Post by: LambdaCalculus379 on September 14, 2007, 12:07:29 PM
Oops, that shall be fixed.

This page has the M5 bootloader, plus instructions on how to install it. You can follow this for now.

http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/IaudioBoot
Title: Re: installation doesn't seem to affect anything
Post by: vnvmod on September 14, 2007, 12:18:04 PM
ookayy! up and running! now let's see what it can do...

cheers! :)
Title: Re: installation doesn't seem to affect anything
Post by: LambdaCalculus379 on September 14, 2007, 12:20:31 PM
Enjoy Rockbox!
Title: Re: installation doesn't seem to affect anything
Post by: pixelma on September 14, 2007, 05:06:45 PM

the "2.2.4.  Installing the boot loader" section is emtpy in all three places (pdf, html, web).


Fixed - it should appear tomorrow in the downloadable manuals. I know you don't need it anymore but mention it here for future reference. The commit message should read "bootloader section" though.
Title: Re: installation doesn't seem to affect anything
Post by: Roj on March 22, 2016, 09:15:21 AM
You need the original USB charger from Cowon (it is wired a bit differently than usual USB). In principle this part of the process of installing the bootloader is the same as a normal firmware upgrade of the Cowon firmware, as they describe on their site with pictures (http://www.cowonglobal.com/zeroboard/view.php?id=B15&page=1&sn1=&divpage=1&bmenu=support&category=12&sn=off&ss=on&sc=on&keyword=firmware&select_arrange=headnum&bmenu=support&desc=asc&no=359&bmenu=support) just using our bin file and unzipping the Rockbox build.

Question: Is there any way I can do this WITHOUT the charger?  I have misplaced the original charger and dock of my X5 and am using a $17 USB cable / adapter to charge / transfer files to and from the player.