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Rockbox Development => New Ports => Topic started by: Laserboy on July 18, 2007, 09:23:44 PM

Title: Laser VOM-2GBK 'Newbie'
Post by: Laserboy on July 18, 2007, 09:23:44 PM
gday folks im very new to this in a nut shell i wana try (and i mean try) to make a port for this so i can get rockbox onto it cause the current software is bad...usuable but bad... and the skin is...anyway i jst wanted some help... i read the starting a new port thing and i went through the forum and couldnt find anything on my player 'VOM-2GBK' same for wiki... i was jst wondering if anyone has any knowledge of this brand of player? or maybe a alt to getting rockbox cause frankly im very hesistant to breaking open my MP4 and scanning the PCB
Title: Re: Laser VOM-2GBK 'Newbie'
Post by: saratoga on July 18, 2007, 09:48:20 PM
If theres no thread on it, and no wiki entry, then you're the first to be interested in it.
Title: Re: Laser VOM-2GBK 'Newbie'
Post by: Laserboy on July 18, 2007, 09:53:59 PM
ok coolsy i can be like a saviour :)... anyway so i need to take a pic of the mobo? cause i got a linux mate who says i jst need to find where the bootloader is and copy it? cause i bought this thing yesterday and am very hesistant to prying her open lol
Title: Re: Laser VOM-2GBK 'Newbie'
Post by: saratoga on July 18, 2007, 10:33:27 PM
Have you read this yet?

http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/NewPort

Generally you'll need to figure out what the components on the device are, then figure out how to upgrade the firmware with your own software, and then finally port rockbox.  That process isn't set in stone, but its the way most ports have been done.
Title: Re: Laser VOM-2GBK 'Newbie'
Post by: Laserboy on July 19, 2007, 12:00:01 AM
yeah i have im in the middle of prying her open... i scanned it but i realised that the scanner dont do colour! i remember it being something like 'rockchip'?

dont wana sound stupid but how do i start a 'dedicated wiki rockbox' page?

also heres what i found on the biggest chip on the mobo

Rockchip
RK2606A
859121 0644

and more info on the MP4 player itself

Laser
VOM-2GBK
USB 2.0 (full)
MP3/WMA - Audio
AVI - Video
JPG - Image
Txt - Text
Firmware version - 00.00.0001
FM radio - 87Mhz - 108Mhz
SD/MMC - Reader
2" TFT LCD
Mic
Title: Re: Laser VOM-2GBK 'Newbie'
Post by: safetydan on July 19, 2007, 12:30:33 AM
There's a thread about other Rockchip based players here http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=10428.0

Nothing really useful has been done towards supporting them though.
Title: Re: Laser VOM-2GBK 'Newbie'
Post by: Febs on July 19, 2007, 07:56:11 AM
dont wana sound stupid but how do i start a 'dedicated wiki rockbox' page?

Read the first few paragraphs on this page:  http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome