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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Iriver - Installation/Removal/Flashing => Topic started by: stefekz on January 11, 2007, 11:11:49 AM

Title: Happy installation on HP140
Post by: stefekz on January 11, 2007, 11:11:49 AM
So, just to reassure the hassled developers that not all the world is in full-on whine mode...

...just bought a 2nd-hand 140 off eBay at a keen price (after several weeks' of watching them go for about the same as new iPods of similar capacity). Read Rockbox manual weeks ago, and Wiki, leading to choice of iRiver 120/140 as 'I Want' box - rest of family have iPods, fine as non-geek player, but proprietary PITA for sharing paid-for music.

Installation procedure flawless: downloaded daily Rockbox-for-iriver, 1.66EU firmware from iRiver site, applied fwpatcher, uploaded firmware, got the -1 response, uploaded Rockbox binaries and fonts (yes, I realise I did this in the 'wrong' order, but actually it was reassuring to see the patched FW bring up the iRiver binaries in the absence of .rockbox in the root folder), rebooted.

Initial impressions all very positive - no complaints with audio quality, will get used to the navigation, playback on LAME-encoded MP3s and OggDropXPD OGGs working fine. Radio working well, once I'd plugged a spare 3.5mm lead into the headphone socket (was using line out, so radio had no antenna to work off ;-) I did get one 'codec failure' on an MP3, but this isn't reproducible.

Doubtless I'll find a niggle or two (and will break out the C or WPS-tweaking skills if the niggle stays ;-), and will spend ages re-ripping our CD collection to FLAC and on to should-it-be-MP3s-for-ease-of-sharing or OGG-for-compactness-quality-and-ideology...  but for now, a massive

     :)   nice job!   :)

to all contributors! (There'd be more smilen there, but PHP-nanny insists that more than 3 are as bad for us as too much chocolate...)

Many thanks - Stefek
Title: Re: Happy installation on HP140
Post by: GodEater on January 11, 2007, 11:30:51 AM
It's so refreshing to hear from someone that actually followed the manual ;)
Title: Re: Happy installation on HP140
Post by: nls on January 11, 2007, 01:15:33 PM
That makes 1 happy user, only a couple of hundred (thousand?) to go!
 ;)
Title: Re: Happy installation on HP140
Post by: Wildbear on January 24, 2007, 07:55:17 PM
I followed the instructions to install Rockbox on my HP-140 in mid December. It was straightforward. I wish I'd done it ages ago. What a great peace of software. I use the DAP much more now. Thanks to everyone involved!

From happy user number 2  ;D

Wildbear
Title: Re: Happy installation on HP140
Post by: W00DY on January 27, 2007, 05:04:02 AM
Happy user #3 here ;D

I use the H140 for a couple of weeks now and I like it a lot.
Changed my battery for a new iPod battery and I have 28!! hours playtime.
Title: Re: Happy installation on HP140
Post by: Davide-NYC on January 27, 2007, 02:51:19 PM
Happy user here.

I have an iRiver H120, H140, H320 and an iPod 4G.

Happiest with the H1x0 players. Absolutely no complaints there. Happy Happy!  :D  :)

Waiting for the bootloader on  the H3x0 to support charging. Otherwise happy.

The iPod is still a bit immature in terms of codec optimization.

I will probably be picking up a Gigabeat X for the wife and ditching both the iPod and the iRiver H320.

Long live Rockbox.
Title: Re: Happy installation on HP140
Post by: virelai on January 31, 2007, 02:41:41 PM
Happy user # whatever... ;D (i think we are alot ;) )


[...]
Changed my battery for a new iPod battery and I have 28!! hours playtime.

Just wanted to ask you if i understood: you're using an ipod battery on an iriver h140?  :o

Is it possible? cause my battery seems to have a hard time living more than...well, i don't know exactly how much, but surely not 28 hours!! Plus, iriver's batteries are maybe the worst thing of iriver! As i use my H120 a lot for recordings, it would be useful to me a more powerful battery.
Thanks
Bye
Title: Re: Happy installation on HP140
Post by: AlexP on January 31, 2007, 03:05:33 PM
I have an iPod 1G/2G 2200 mAh (stock is 1300 mAh) in my H140 - the battery is slightly thicker, so the fit is snug, but it will fit.  

If you use an iPod battery you MUST switch the wires in the connector.  The iPod battery is the opposite polarity to the iriver.  

That being said, it isn't hard and you get loads more playing time - I tested mine and when I got bored and switched it off with 15% or so battery left, it was past 25 hrs runtime.

Have a look at the guide on misticriver - it has pictures and everything :)
Title: Re: Happy installation on HP140
Post by: virelai on January 31, 2007, 06:46:14 PM
[...]

Have a look at the guide on misticriver - it has pictures and everything :)

wow, thank you, i'll check it out!  :D

Bye

--EDIT--

Quote from: me
Plus, iriver's batteries are maybe the worst thing of iriver!

Just to correct myself: "Plus, iriver's batteries are one of the few negative things of iriver products".  ;D
Title: Re: Happy installation on HP140
Post by: GodEater on February 01, 2007, 05:13:32 PM
Just did that battery switch myself, and completed it whilst a bit squiffy from being in the pub too long - so it can't be that hard :)
Title: Re: Happy installation on HP140
Post by: rtock on March 29, 2007, 06:22:26 PM
Just like to say that now I've had iriver for a while and it's great. Initially I hated the lack of wma (because when I first got my player I encoded in that) but now I've re-encoded all my CDs instead of going back to the original firmware. RockBox rocks.

Now my players joystick is borked (after 3 years of using it every single day) and I kind of want to upgrade, but I still can't find a better player/firmware combo. Maybe I'll buy a 300 series.
Title: Re: Happy installation on HP140
Post by: delorean90 on March 29, 2007, 09:26:35 PM
another happy user here, i have used rockbox from the first day it was ported to the h10, and i love it, i have never switched back since then. i must say keep up the good work and remeber that for every 10 complainers there is a satisfiyed rockbox'er ;D
Title: Re: Happy installation on HP140
Post by: AlexP on March 30, 2007, 03:43:18 AM
another happy user here, i have used rockbox from the first day it was ported to the h10, and i love it, i have never switched back since then. i must say keep up the good work and remeber that for every 10 complainers there is a satisfiyed rockbox'er ;D

Surely for every one complainant there are 100 happy rockboxers?  Otherwise we have a rather bad ratio of happy 'customers'.  It'd be a wonder anyone was using rockbox!