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Installation / Removal => Rockbox Utility => Topic started by: heath789 on March 25, 2011, 10:12:52 PM

Title: iriver H140 installation
Post by: heath789 on March 25, 2011, 10:12:52 PM
Hi
I need help installing rockbox on my iriver H140 . I have tried for weeks to install it and have even had others try . I would be happy to compensate anyone who can help me install rockbox on my device .
Thank you
Bob
Title: Re: iriver H140 installation
Post by: Llorean on March 25, 2011, 10:28:14 PM
You may wish to describe what problem you're having. It's hard for anyone to help you without knowing where you're getting stuck.
Title: Re: iriver H140 installation
Post by: heath789 on March 25, 2011, 10:39:17 PM
Hi 

The problem is as follows I go through all the steps of loading  as it is described and nothing happens , I have tried it with the original HDD as well as with a solid state 60 GB drive . It is just not being loaded on to the device .  I get no error messages , of course when I put in the new SSD the devise can not be used to play music but I can load and play music on it and play it on  through the computer so the new drive looks to be good , just no Rockbox .

Thank you
Title: Re: iriver H140 installation
Post by: Llorean on March 25, 2011, 10:53:44 PM
In your own words, please describe each of the stops you take. The label of the buttons you click on, etc.

The steps work for most people, so just saying "I did the steps" doesn't help us figure out where something has gone wrong.
Title: Re: iriver H140 installation
Post by: heath789 on March 25, 2011, 11:36:49 PM
step ;
1. conect the iriver to power and computer
2.start rock box utility for windows .
3. click on complete instl.
 4. select the devise and location .
  5. bootloader this part is tricky and I think this is where I am having problems .
Can you please tell me how this step should be done .

Post Merge: March 26, 2011, 12:08:19 AM
Yes
I think I am having problems with the boot-loader part of the installation . I would appreciate any help and as mentioned before I will be more than happy to pay a fee if we can get this working . I can not  tell you the aggravation this has been causing me the past months .
Title: Re: iriver H140 installation
Post by: Llorean on March 26, 2011, 07:07:04 AM
Again, I don't have enough information to help you. Just saying "the bootloader is where I'm having problems" doesn't tell me what you've done or tried to do.

Please, be very clear about exactly what you do in trying the bootloader installation.
Title: Re: iriver H140 installation
Post by: heath789 on March 26, 2011, 09:39:40 AM
OK I will do it step by step . Thanks
1,2,3 are as before
4. select device ihp 140
5.select complete installation.
6.small window comes up "prerequisites bootloader installation " I click on "iriverBoot" highlighted in blue and a new window opens "The iriver Rockbox Bootloader"" This is the page ;    http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/IriverBoot#Download_and_extract_a_recent_ve"
7. I go to this page " http://rasher.dk/rockbox/iriver-firmwares/" to get the  iriver firmware .
 I get this version" H120/H140   1.66   US   H120(US)-v166.zip and double click on it to unzip it and save it to the desk to then go back .
8.These are the steps I did next ;
1. Download the firmware patch er fwpatcher.exe from http://download.rockbox.org/
bootloader/iriver/ and save it to your desktop.

2. Go to your desktop and double-click on the firmware patch er.
3. In the firmware patch er dialog box, click on the Browse button and navigate to
the .hex le that you previously downloaded.
4. Click Patch. The firmware patch er will patch the original firmware to include the
Rockbox bootloader. The .hex le on your desktop is now a modied version of
the original .hex le.
When I do this last step I get an error message saying : could not modify existing file. Check if file is write protecetd , then try again.
and here I can not go any further
Thanks for your patience .

Title: Re: iriver H140 installation
Post by: Llorean on March 26, 2011, 09:47:08 AM
Are you sure you actually unzipped it?

As I said, I asked you to describe in your own words exactly what you do and click on. You've just copied and pasted text here. Saying "I did what they said and it didn't work" isn't the same as describing in your words exactly what you click on, what files are named, what pops up, etc, so I can see where something wrong is happening.

Right now all I can say is "it works if you do it right, and I still don't know what you've done exactly, so can't offer any more advice." I understand you're frustrated and apparently have been trying this for months, but please take the time to type out what I've asked or I really can't do more than try to guess this or that.

My guess is that the file you're pointing fwpatcher to isn't the unzipped original .hex file. I'm also pretty sure that rbutil can patch the .hex file now too, if you've got the original .hex file.
Title: Re: iriver H140 installation
Post by: heath789 on March 26, 2011, 09:57:10 AM
I just did it I repeated the steps and it seems to have worked , If i change drives now will I have to do all the steps again.
Also can the themes be changed as the on I have is very difficult to read.
Thanks
Title: Re: iriver H140 installation
Post by: Llorean on March 26, 2011, 10:11:42 AM
If you change drives, only the Rockbox installation will need redone. The bootloader stays installed.

Themes are covered in the manual.
Title: Re: iriver H140 installation
Post by: heath789 on March 26, 2011, 10:13:59 AM
Thank you very much for your help I would be happy to pay for your time through papal if you wish as promised .


Post Merge: March 26, 2011, 12:22:25 PM
Thank you very much for your help I would be happy to pay for your time through papal if you wish as promised .


I will donate $40 to rockbox on you behalf .
thank you
Bob

I trimmed some redundant quotes. --Chronon
Title: Re: iriver H140 installation
Post by: bluebrother on March 27, 2011, 05:54:56 AM
As far as I understand the issue is solved but for reference:

Quote
8.These are the steps I did next ;
1. Download the firmware patch er fwpatcher.exe from http://download.rockbox.org/
bootloader/iriver/ and save it to your desktop.
2. Go to your desktop and double-click on the firmware patch er.

You don't need fwpatcher, and the manual doesn't say that you need it. Rockbox Utility also doesn't. Rockbox Utility does the complete job for you, you only need to provide the (unmodified) hex file it asks for. Patching the firmware twice doesn't make sense and is likely to fail badly (though I never tried this).

Follow either the manual installation instructions or use the automatic installation with Rockbox Utility. Mixing both up is a bad idea.

Title: Re: iriver H140 installation
Post by: heath789 on March 29, 2011, 10:40:47 PM
OK I am back with a new problem
I am installing Rockbox on my second player which has a  64GB kingspec SSD the drive  that was just put in . When I go through these same steps again all is good until I go to do a firmwear upgrade on the Iriver which is the last step . Then nothing happens it DOSE NOT upgrade . I have tried the steps using the rockbox utility I used last time .  Can any one offer any help.
Thank you



Post Merge: March 30, 2011, 03:33:38 PM
Problem solved Bad unit .