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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Iriver - Installation/Removal/Flashing => Topic started by: anselhelm on August 24, 2011, 08:13:00 AM

Title: Newer Bootloader Than V7pre4 For H120 For CF Mod?
Post by: anselhelm on August 24, 2011, 08:13:00 AM
Hello all

I have recently updated the bootloader on my H120, along with the RAM and ROM, in order to allow me to add a 32GB Compact Flash card to my player.

The actual device works fine and shows 29.8GiB of storage from the Compact Flash card, with all files accessible inside the player.

The problem is that the device is unable to connect over USB at all. Though the USB picture comes up, the device never appears under Windows 7 with the Compact Flash card. The device also experiences the ATA error: -80 if booted when plugged in via USB.

According to a bug report closed over a year ago, the ATA error at least has been solved over a year ago by an updated version of the bootloader in the SVN:
http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/9642

The problem is that V7pre4 is dated from February 2008 and does not therefore include any fixes from the last 3 years.

Is there any chance of the bootloader being updated for the iRiver H120 so as to solve issues like these?

Alternatively, is there a newer, pre-compiled version of the bootloader for the H120?

Thank you in advance for any assistance here!
Title: Re: Newer Bootloader Than V7pre4 For H120 For CF Mod?
Post by: saratoga on August 28, 2011, 08:05:41 PM

Is there any chance of the bootloader being updated for the iRiver H120 so as to solve issues like these?


I'm not even sure if the SVN bootloader still works.  I probably wouldn't try it unless you've got a way to unbrick your player.
Title: Re: Newer Bootloader Than V7pre4 For H120 For CF Mod?
Post by: anselhelm on August 29, 2011, 04:53:25 AM

Is there any chance of the bootloader being updated for the iRiver H120 so as to solve issues like these?


I'm not even sure if the SVN bootloader still works.  I probably wouldn't try it unless you've got a way to unbrick your player.

That's a blow. I guess it means it'll be a while before I'll be able to use the CF in my H120 then.

Thanks for the update there at least :)
Title: Re: Newer Bootloader Than V7pre4 For H120 For CF Mod?
Post by: Davide-NYC on April 10, 2012, 12:42:01 PM

There are several issues that could be addressed with the bootloader for the CFMod. Maybe it's time to release a V7pre5?
Title: Re: Newer Bootloader Than V7pre4 For H120 For CF Mod?
Post by: torne on April 10, 2012, 01:11:05 PM
We can't release any new versions of the bootloader easily; the latest code probably doesn't actually work and will probably brick your device if you compile and install it, requiring special hardware to recover.

Someone would have to dig up the last version of the source that was known to work, and then tediously work out what broke it, in order to bring it up to date, and would need to use aforementioned special hardware over and over to recover it every time they picked a bad version. :/
Title: Re: Newer Bootloader Than V7pre4 For H120 For CF Mod?
Post by: AlexP on April 10, 2012, 06:48:18 PM
I'm going to be more explicit: DO NOT try to use a bootloader from the current source