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post #421 of 1976

Guys, I'm completely lost on these new updates. I haven't updated my DX50 Rockbox since the 2014-03-15 version. 

 

I don't have any Android experience, so I'm completely confused by the recent posts in the thread. 

 

Can someone post a simplified install guide for the newest firmware?  Am I correct that the update procedure (as used with the stock firmware) is no longer the crrect procedure to install Rockbox? 

post #422 of 1976
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Originally Posted by jj69 View Post
 

Guys, I'm completely lost on these new updates. I haven't updated my DX50 Rockbox since the 2014-03-15 version. 

 

I don't have any Android experience, so I'm completely confused by the recent posts in the thread. 

 

Can someone post a simplified install guide for the newest firmware?  Am I correct that the update procedure (as used with the stock firmware) is no longer the crrect procedure to install Rockbox? 

 

Essentially its one more step from the previous version, in that now you have to flash the modified update.img in the stock recovery in order to install the stock rom with CWM recovery, and then you reboot into CWM to install the rockbox zip.  Not sure if a guide is necessary, since its only one extra step, but if I can find the time tonight I could write up something quick to help guide people through it.

post #423 of 1976
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Originally Posted by evilhippie View Post
 

 

Essentially its one more step from the previous version, in that now you have to flash the modified update.img in the stock recovery in order to install the stock rom with CWM recovery, and then you reboot into CWM to install the rockbox zip.  Not sure if a guide is necessary, since its only one extra step, but if I can find the time tonight I could write up something quick to help guide people through it.

 

Considering that I don't understand one single word of what you wrote above, a guide would defintely be useful (at least, for me)!

post #424 of 1976
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Originally Posted by jj69 View Post
 

 

Considering that I don't understand one single word of what you wrote above, a guide would defintely be useful (at least, for me)!

+1!  Us n00bs gotta start somewhere...

Cheers!:beerchug:

-HK sends


Edited by HK_sends - 3/25/14 at 7:07pm
post #425 of 1976

I'll try to write up a impossibly complicated simple explanation, though the web site itself to grab the files from has clarified the process slightly.  However, their steps are still a bit out of order.

 

 

 

1) Download the FIRMWARE_DOC2008.zip file from http://yadi.sk/d/UbPDGP_IKvVCA .  Inside you will find a number of zip files, and an update.img file.  Ignore the zips for now, and copy the update.img to your DX50s internal memory and install it as you would any other official firmware update.  Go to settings -> advanced -> system update.  The dx50 will automatically reboot into ibasso's recovery and install the modified update.img.   Essentially, this update.img is exactly the same as the stock firmware, except ibasso's recovery is replaced by CWM (both of which are booted into by holding power + volume on startup).  Note: Since the firmware file is about 10mb bigger than stock and contains a custom recovery, it will take a minute or so longer to finish the install.  If you haven't already copied the cwm_rockbox_2013-03-25.zip to the internal memory, reboot back into the main software and do so now.

 

2)  Boot into recovery again after the update is completed (holding down power + volume up on boot).  You should see a new recovery menu with an orange eye and a top hat in the center.  The bottom should read CWM-Based recovery modified by androtab.info v6.0.3.1.  Now you select Install zip from sdcard, select choose zip from sd card, and select the cwm_rockbox_2013-03-25.zip (mirror at mega.nz) file.  It will then ask to confirm the install.  Scroll down and select yes, and CWM will install the zip.  When finished, return and select reboot the system.

 

3)  Next time you start the dx50, you will get a touchscreen with a choice of whether to launch into mango (the stock player) or rockbox.  At the moment, you must launch into the stock player if you want to transfer files over usb.

 

4)  If you want to uninstall CWM and go back to the stock recovery, simply flash the stock_recovery.zip file in CWM and the original ibasso recovery will be restored.  I'm not quite sure what the other files are, but they seem to be sound tweaks which are also flashable in CWM, and one of the file contains font tweaks, possibly for rockbox. 

 

Hope this helps, and theres a lot in here to experiment with.  Its pretty standard for installing custom recoveries and what not on android, and thankfully isn't the most painful of installs.  It is, however, still a bit confusing, so let me know if there are any other parts you get stuck on.


Edited by evilhippie - 3/25/14 at 9:13pm
post #426 of 1976
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Originally Posted by evilhippie View Post
 

I'll try to write up a impossibly complicated simple explanation, though the web site itself to grab the files from has clarified the process slightly.  However, their steps are still a bit out of order.

 

 

 

1) Download the FIRMWARE_DOC2008.zip file from http://yadi.sk/d/UbPDGP_IKvVCA .  Inside you will find a number of zip files, and an update.img file.  Ignore the zips for now, and copy the update.img to your DX50s internal memory and install it as you would any other official firmware update.  Go to settings -> advanced -> system update.  The dx50 will automatically reboot into ibasso's recovery and install the modified update.img.   Essentially, this update.img is exactly the same as the stock firmware, except ibasso's recovery is replaced by CWM (both of which are booted into by holding power + volume on startup).  Note: Since the firmware file is about 10mb bigger than stock and contains a custom recovery, it will take a minute or so longer to finish the install.  If you haven't already copied the cwm_rockbox_2014-03-24_v3.zip to the internal memory, reboot back into the main software and do so now.

 

2)  Boot into recovery again after the update is completed (holding down power + volume up on boot).  You should see a new recovery menu with an orange eye and a top hat in the center.  The bottom should read CWM-Based recovery modified by androtab.info v6.0.3.1.  Now you select Install zip from sdcard, select choose zip from sd card, and select the cwm_rockbox_2014-03-24_v3.zip file.  It will then ask to confirm the install.  Scroll down and select yes, and CWM will install the zip.  When finished, return and select reboot the system.

 

3)  Next time you start the dx50, you will get a touchscreen with a choice of whether to launch into mango (the stock player) or rockbox.  At the moment, you must launch into the stock player if you want to transfer files over usb.

 

4)  If you want to uninstall CWM and go back to the stock recovery, simply flash the stock_recovery.zip file in CWM and the original ibasso recovery will be restored.  I'm not quite sure what the other files are, but they seem to be sound tweaks which are also flashable in CWM, and one of the file contains font tweaks, possibly for rockbox. 

 

Hope this helps, and theres a lot in here to experiment with.  Its pretty standard for installing custom recoveries and what not on android, and thankfully isn't the most painful of installs.  It is, however, still a bit confusing, so let me know if there are any other parts you get stuck on.

Thanks!  I will give it a try!

 

Cheers!:beerchug:

-HK sends

post #427 of 1976
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post

 

Only the first time I see the menu when the DX50 hang ( I left it for more than 10 minutes and the screen remains on the menu) and it won't respond and go past the selection menu until I boot into recovery and re-install RB the second time.

 

i'm almost there! :) got the same dual boot screen - i select mango and it loads fine. however, when i load RB, it's just frozen. how do i re-install RB?

post #428 of 1976
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Originally Posted by evilhippie View Post
 

I'll try to write up a impossibly complicated simple explanation, though the web site itself to grab the files from has clarified the process slightly.  However, their steps are still a bit out of order.

 

 

 

1) Download the FIRMWARE_DOC2008.zip file from http://yadi.sk/d/UbPDGP_IKvVCA .  Inside you will find a number of zip files, and an update.img file.  Ignore the zips for now, and copy the update.img to your DX50s internal memory and install it as you would any other official firmware update.  Go to settings -> advanced -> system update.  The dx50 will automatically reboot into ibasso's recovery and install the modified update.img.   Essentially, this update.img is exactly the same as the stock firmware, except ibasso's recovery is replaced by CWM (both of which are booted into by holding power + volume on startup).  Note: Since the firmware file is about 10mb bigger than stock and contains a custom recovery, it will take a minute or so longer to finish the install.  If you haven't already copied the cwm_rockbox_2014-03-24_v3.zip to the internal memory, reboot back into the main software and do so now.

 

2)  Boot into recovery again after the update is completed (holding down power + volume up on boot).  You should see a new recovery menu with an orange eye and a top hat in the center.  The bottom should read CWM-Based recovery modified by androtab.info v6.0.3.1.  Now you select Install zip from sdcard, select choose zip from sd card, and select the cwm_rockbox_2014-03-24_v3.zip file.  It will then ask to confirm the install.  Scroll down and select yes, and CWM will install the zip.  When finished, return and select reboot the system.

 

3)  Next time you start the dx50, you will get a touchscreen with a choice of whether to launch into mango (the stock player) or rockbox.  At the moment, you must launch into the stock player if you want to transfer files over usb.

 

4)  If you want to uninstall CWM and go back to the stock recovery, simply flash the stock_recovery.zip file in CWM and the original ibasso recovery will be restored.  I'm not quite sure what the other files are, but they seem to be sound tweaks which are also flashable in CWM, and one of the file contains font tweaks, possibly for rockbox. 

 

Hope this helps, and theres a lot in here to experiment with.  Its pretty standard for installing custom recoveries and what not on android, and thankfully isn't the most painful of installs.  It is, however, still a bit confusing, so let me know if there are any other parts you get stuck on.

 

Great write up. However, do not use cwm_rockbox_2014-03-24_v3.zipIt is broken. Use cwm_rockbox_2013-03-25 found here.

post #429 of 1976
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

Great write up. However, do not use cwm_rockbox_2014-03-24_v3.zipIt is broken. Use cwm_rockbox_2013-03-25 found here.

 

I'll edit it, the sendspace seems to actually download the correct file anyway, so I'll put both links in there.  Thanks for noticing!

post #430 of 1976
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Originally Posted by karloil View Post

i'm almost there! smily_headphones1.gif got the same dual boot screen - i select mango and it loads fine. however, when i load RB, it's just frozen. how do i re-install RB?

repeat the steps of installing the cwm_rockbox_*.zip from the cmw recovery menu (hold power + volume up until it reboots)
post #431 of 1976

What I will also add is that the big advantage of this new installation system is that you can add other themes and fonts without using Android communication protocols (ADB etc.)  It is all good old fashioned USB communication.

 

To add themes you have to include them in the cwm_rockbox_2013-03-25 zip file. So open it up and drill down intro the folders:  system> rockbox > app_rockbox > rockbox. You will then see the Rockbox folders (backdrops..., themes, wps etc.) where you can drag and merge other themes. This is also where you can install the font package into the fonts folder.

 

When you then install the zip file as per instruction #2 in evilhippie's post above, you will also install your desired themes and fonts.


Edited by cooperpwc - 3/26/14 at 1:05am
post #432 of 1976
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Originally Posted by erceve View Post
 

How do you turn the screen back on when backlight is turned off automatically? Since the DX50 is fully operational after the last song of an album has played (since the buttons still work) but the screen somehow does not turn on, I have to restart the device in order to have a workin gscreen again!

 

You may have to reboot to get everything cleaned up. I had that problem early too but no longer.

 

Pushing the Power/Back button will turn on the backlight.

post #433 of 1976
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

To add themes you have to include them in the cwm_rockbox_2013-03-25 file. So open it up and drill down intro the folders:  system> rockbox > app_rockbox > rockbox. You will then see the Rockbox folders where you can drag and merge themes. This is also where you can install the font package into the fonts folder.

 

 

Thanks for the tip, I had no clue where to even begin installing themes.  Should really help, since the stock theme doesn't look too great on its own :D

post #434 of 1976
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Originally Posted by evilhippie View Post
 

 

Thanks for the tip, I had no clue where to even begin installing themes.  Should really help, since the stock theme doesn't look too great on its own :D

 

It's great. we now have Rockbox with themes and fonts on the DX50 without any of the Android communication complications.   :-)

Kudos to the brilliant minds (xzcc et al) that figured out how to do this!  :beerchug: 

post #435 of 1976
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post

repeat the steps of installing the cwm_rockbox_*.zip from the cmw recovery menu (hold power + volume up until it reboots)

 

got it,thanks! so it's better to keep CWM recovery rather than the stock recovery?

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