FiiO Releases the New Firmware FW1.2.0 for X5 3rd gen

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    Updated on 2018-02-02
    The following changes and improvements have been made to the FW1.2.0 compared to the FW1.1.9:

    1. Added new feature of displaying album arts in large icons in the Album view menu (it will be the default display after upgrade, and you can switch the display by clicking the More Functions "…" icon, then clicking the first option in the pop-up tool bar);
    2. Added fast forward and rewind control by holding the side buttons (Prev & Next);
    3. Fixed issue where the player might stutter after enabling the ViPER Effect;
    4. Fixed issue where the jump through folder function would not work when playing cue tracks in Shuffle mode;
    5. Fixed the abnormal scanning issue for some certain tracks;
    6. Miscellaneous bug fixes.

    Download link:
    Please visit the X5III support page and download the firmware from the "Download" section at the bottom right of the page
    How to upgrade: Click here
    DAC driver: Click here
    Instruction of using FiiO Music app: Click here


    Updated on 2017-12-08
    The following changes and improvements have been made to the FW1.1.9 compared to the FW1.1.8:

    1. Added Balanced turbo function (can be enabled in Settings->Audio settings after setting the Gain to High. And with the Balanced turbo enabled, the Gain will increase by 5dB for balanced output);
    2. Added function to jump to the album or artist of the current playing track (click the "…" icon in the Now Playing menu to use this function);
    3. Added "Bluetooth never sleep" option (go to Settings->Bluetooth, click the "┇" icon on the upper right, and enter "Sleep Settings" to enable it);
    4. Enabled the independent upgrade of FiiO Music app (From now on, we will upgrade FiiO Music app independently);
    5. Added charging protection for excessive high or low temperatures;
    6. Fixed issue where some tracks might not be played correctly;
    7. Fixed issue where the player sometimes might falsely detect an OTA firmware update;
    8. Miscellaneous bug fixes.


    Notes:
    About the Sleep settings of Bluetooth: When the "Intelligent sleep" option is enabled, the player will automatically disconnect the Bluetooth after it enters standby, and you'll need to press the Power button to wake up the player before resuming to play; When the "Never" option is enabled, the player will never enter standby if it's connected to a Bluetooth device, and you can press the Play button on the Bluetooth device at any time to resume the playback. But this will also increase power consumption.


    Firmware download: Click here.
    How to upgrade: Click here.


    Updated on 2017-09-28
    The following changes and improvements have been made to the FW1.1.8 compared to the FW1.1.7:

    System:

    1. Added a new method to restore Google Play service (After uninstalling Google Play service, perform a factory restore then re-update the current firmware);
    2. Updated the UI translation for some new functions.

    APP:
    1. Fixed issue where the display of the Now Playing list would not refresh after switching songs;
    2. Changed the UI of the VU meter and lyrics search;
    3. Fixed issue where the Gapless playback function might not work in a few cases;
    4. Fixed issue where the change of the playback mode could not be saved or the Resume function could not remember the correct song/location if shutting down the player without exiting FiiO Music app first;
    5. Fixed issue where the albums under the Artist category might be displayed in incorrect order;
    6. Fixed issue where the default sorting method of a newly created playlist would be Alphabetical order;
    7. Fixed issue where the DSD file might fail to play when output via Bluetooth in some cases;
    8. Improved the jitter issue when fast forward/rewind or play/pause music;
    9. Fixed issue where the sound might be abnormal when playing some mono or 5.1 channel tracks;
    10. Fixed issue where some MP3 files could not be played;
    11. Fixed issue where the embedded album art of some APE tracks could not be displayed;
    12. Fixed issue where the playback would not restart form the begging when pressing the Previous button after playing the first track in a CUE sheet for more than 10 seconds;
    13. Added notification ("Music file does not exist") for playing a deleted song in the playlist;
    14. Miscellaneous bug fixes.

    X5 3nd gen FW1.1.8:click here
    How to upgrade: Click here


    Updated on 2017-07-28

    On such a hot summer day, a white theme could be a perfect decoration to your X5MKIII. Come try out the new Simplicity White theme for FiiO Music in our latest firmware.

    The following changes and improvements have been made to the FW1.1.7 compared to the FW1.1.6

    1. Added a new theme for FiiO Music (can be set in FiiO Music->Setting->Theme);
    2. Added function to change the play order of the Now Playing list by dragging a track and moving it up or down (the order change will take effect for only once);
    3. Added function to uninstall the Google service framework (go to "Settings->About device" and tap 7 times on the "Device name");
    4. Improved the media lib auto-update in FiiO Music;
    5. Fixed issue where a track could not be fast-forwarded to the end by dragging on the play progress bar;
    6. Fixed issue where FiiO Music would exit abnormally after clicking the play button beside an artist then clicking into it;
    7. Fixed issue where the total number of tracks would be mistakenly displayed as zero after returning to the root directory from a subfolder in Browse Files menu;
    8. Fixed issue where FiiO Music needed to be opened with multiple clicks after it's closed by force;
    9. Fixed issue where FiiO Music might exit abnormally when playing some tracks of unsupported formats;
    10. Fixed issue where the play progress was displayed incorrectly in the Now Playing menu after pausing a CUE track;
    11. Fixed issue where some single-channel tracks were played incorrectly;
    12. Improved issue where some tracks could not be played;
    13. Improved issue where some track titles were displayed incorrectly;
    14. Improved the random play of an entire folder;
    15. Miscellaneous bug fixes.

    X5 3nd gen FW1.1.7:click here
    How to upgrade: Click here


    Updated on 2017-06-08

    In order for you to submit product feedback to us more conveniently, we added the online feedback function in FW1.1.6. So we can collect your opinions and suggestions and keep improving the firmware of X5 3rd gen. Thanks for your support all the way!

    The following changes and improvements have been made to the FW1.1.6 compared to the FW1.1.5:

    1. Added support for playing DSD files via Bluetooth;
    2. Added online feedback function (FiiO Music->Settings->About app->Online feedback);
    3. Fixed issue where the output amplitude would decrease when resuming playing after a pause while the player is connected to the K5;
    4. Fixed issue where the Key-lock Settings would still take affect even when the screen is unlocked if the "Screen lock" (in Security settings) is set to None and the "Lockscreen album art" ( in FiiO Music) set to OFF;
    5. Fixed issue where pressing the Previous Track button might not work as it should when playing in the "All songs" list;
    6. Fixed issue where the playback will stop after deleting the currently playing song from the "All songs" list;
    7. Fixed issue where clicking an album/artist in the search result would not lead you to the correct place if entering the search from the FiiO Music homepage;
    8. Improved issue where some DSD tracks could not be supported;
    9. Improved the sorting by added time function of the playlist;
    10. Improved issue where the characters in some CUE sheets might be displayed incorrectly;
    11. Improved issue where the characters in some ID3 tags might be displayed incorrectly;
    12. Miscellaneous bug fixes.

    X5 3nd gen FW1.1.6: Click here
    How to upgrade: Click here

    Updated on 2017-05-05

    The following changes and improvements have been made to the FW1.1.5 compared to the FW1.1.4:

    1. Added SPDIF out settings for DoP/D2P switch (under Settings->Audio settings);
    2. Added In-Vehicle mode;
    3. Added sorting tracks by date added in the playlist;
    4. Added the Google account settings;
    5. Added the System Email application;
    6. Improved the Search function (now when clicking on an album/artist in the search result list, it will take you directly to the corresponding album/artist list);
    7. Improved the track loading method in the All Songs list;
    8. Improved the display of long track titles/file names;
    9. Fixed issue where some third-party apps could not scan for the local music;
    10. Fixed issue where some FLAC/AAC tracks were played abnormally;
    11.Fixed issue where the Resume function would not work with the iSO tracks;
    12. Fixed issue where the dynamic wallpaper will be resetted to the default wallpaper after switching from Pure music mode to Android mode;
    13. Fixed issue where the tracks would be played in incorrect order if clicking the Play button beside an artist to play it;
    14. Fixed issue where the currently played artist/genre would not be highlighted under the Artist/Genre category;
    15. Fixed issue where the duration of the APE track was displayed incorrectly.
    16. Miscellaneous bug fixes.


    Note: When scanning a very large music library, it's suggested to use the "Scan selected folders" function to do multiple scans and scan for a limited number of songs each time, so to prevent the exceptions of data overloading.

    X5 3nd gen FW1.1.5:Click here
    How to upgrade: Click here

    Updated on 2017-03-25

    The following changes and improvements have been made to the FW1.1.4 compared to the FW1.1.3.

    1) Added option to return to the root directory with just one click while in the Folder view menu;
    2) Fixed issue where FiiO Music would exit abnormally after creating a FiiO Music widget in the home screen;
    3) Fixed issue where the ViPER effect would not work after restarting the player;
    4) Fixed issue where the track number display and track skipping under a folder/album might not work properly;
    5) Fixed issue where the player might give the "Storage unexpectedly removed" notice after waking up;
    6) Fixed issue where FiiO Music would exit abnormally when switching the display between different track lists;
    7) Fixed issue where the now playing list would be displayed incorrectly when resume playing a song;
    8) Fixed issue where the Sleep timer value would not be reset after the Sleep function took effect;
    9) Fixed issue where the set value of Idle poweroff timer might change after restarting the player;
    10) Fixed issue where the idle poweroff function would still take effect when in DAC mode;
    11) Miscellaneous bug fixes;

    X5 3nd gen FW1.1.4: Click here
    How to upgrade:
    Click here

    Updated on 2017-03-17

    The following changes and improvements have been made to FW1.1.3 compared to FW1.1.2

    1. Fixed issue where a scan may fail on too many songs with embedded album cover
    2. Added the function of Play through Artist/ Genre/Album(turn ON the Play through folders)
    3. Modified Album to be the default display choice under the list of Artist/Genre
    4. Fixed issue where FiiO Music may exit abnormally when playing songs from other paths after playing songs over DLNA
    5. Fixed issue where incorrect display after removing and recovering the songs cover
    6. Fixed issue where AIF files can not display album cover
    7. Fixed issue where MCU may fail to update
    8. Optimized the scanning speed of media library

    Note: After this upgrade, it is suggested to delete the album(internal_sd\FiiOMusic) folder firstly, then scan songs on FiiO Music again. Please make sure the FiiO Music is closed before deleting the album folder.

    X5 3nd gen FW1.1.3: Click here

    Updated on 2017-03-11

    The following changes and improvements have been made to FW1.1.2 compared to FW1.1.1
    1. Added option to customize the default album art image (can be set in FiiO Music->Settings-> Customize album art image);
    2. Added lyrics display in lockscreen (can be enabled/disabled in FiiO Music->Settings->Lockscreen lyrics);
    3. Fixed issue where the Power-off timers couldn't be turned off under Pure Music Mode;
    4. Fixed the issue of over-large output amplitude when connected to a docking station;
    5. Fixed issue where the display would not refresh automatically after auto searching for the lyrics or album art;
    6. Fixed issue where the album art image and lyrics for CUE/ISO tracks were displayed incorrectly after downloading;
    7. Fixed issue where there would be no sound output after switching from an ISO track to a CUE track when Gapless playback is on;
    8. Improved the lockscreen album art display;
    9. Improved issue where the title of some tracks were displayed incorrectly;
    10. Improved the function of auto searching for lyrics and album art.

    X5 3nd gen FW1.1.2: Click here


    Updated on 2017-2-25

    The following changes and improvements have been made to FW1.1.1 compared to FW1.1.0

    1. Added album art display in lockscreen (can be enabled/disabled in FiiO Music->Settings->Lockscreen album art)
    2. Added option to auto-match/manually search for lyrics & album art (the auto-match function can be enabled in FiiO Music->Settings->Auto-match lyrics & album art; and to manually search, you can directly click on the lyrics screen if there're no lyrics available or click the Functions icon at the lower right of the lyrics screen then select search);
    3. Added option to display the songs by album under the Genre category (you can click the mode icon below the Genre category icon to switch display method);
    4. Updated the UI of ViPER Effect;
    5. Improved issue where FiiO Music would exit abnormally when scanning some CUE sheets.
    6. Improved issue where the title of some tracks was displayed incorrectly;
    7. Improved the track sorting method;
    8. Fixed issue where the album art of some FLAC tracks could not be displayed;
    9. Fixed issue where the Key-lock settings would not take effect when a third-party app enabled the lockscreen album art display;
    10. Fixed issue where the display of the track list in the Now Playing menu would not refresh automatically after the list was changed;
    11. Fixed issue where the player would not enter standby mode when FiiO Music was running but with no music playing;
    12. Miscellaneous bug fixed.

    Notes regarding the Auto-match/manually search for lyrics & album art:

    a) The lyrics and album art files will be downloaded to the same directory of the corresponding song by default.
    b) FiiO Music will only automatically download the lyrics or album art if there's no lyrics or album art found.
    c) Currently the lyrics and album art are searched by the track title and album name. So if the track's title or album name has got prefix/suffix (such as "01", "Bonus", "Deluxe version"), you need to manually remove these characters before searching.
    d) If the downloaded lyrics or album art is incorrect, you can have it removed then re-download (click the Functions icon at the lower right of the lyrics screen then select the corresponding option).

    X5 3nd gen FW1.1.1: Click here.


    Updated on 2017-02-10


    X5 3rd gen was released back in December, but it's a pity that it hasn't been available abroad yet. However, as the first official firmware FW1.1.0 available, X5III is about to be ready!

    According to the latest plan, X5 3rd gen will be shipped to our global agents by the end of this month if thing goes well. Keep following our website and Facebook and we will update the situation of X5 3rd gen and delivery information!



    The following changes and improvements were made to FW1.1.0 compared to FW1.0.9:

    1. Fixed issue where the playing progress bar was not displayed for some third-party music apps;
    2. Fixed issue where some third-party music apps could not save downloads to the external SD cards;
    3. Fixed issue where the volume might drop when the player was docked to K5 in some cases;
    4. Fixed issue where the player would not enter standby mode when FiiO Music was running but with no music playing;
    5. Improved issue where the title of some tracks was displayed incorrectly;
    6. Improved the track sorting method;
    7. Improved issue where FiiO Music would exit abnormally when scanning some CUE sheets.

    X5 3nd gen FW1.1.0: Click here
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2018
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  2. talan7
    I updated to the latest firmware today, now my x5 gen 3 won't charge at all.
     
  3. FiiO
    Dear friend,

    Sorry to hear about that.Have you tried another USB cables or charger for help? If the issue stays, please send the folder(internal_sd\ FiiOLog\ battery ) to support@fiio.net.

    Best regards
     
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  4. talan7
    I used a USB otg cable earlier in the day to connect it to my chord mojo. It worked fine for a while. Then it locked up the x5 and I had to reset. After resetting, it would no longer charge. I researched that if usb is not disconnected properly, an item could be put into a position where it wouldn't work properly. A fix is to reconnect the USB again and disconnect properly. I reconnected to the chord mojo and pressed allow USB audio player pro. Then upon disconnecting, I found the x5 charged properly. Something you guys should know about. I bought this device for otg use with my portable amps. I hope this situation is rectified soon.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2017
  5. FiiO
    Dear friend,

    Thank you for your kind feedback. I will report to our engineers about that. Seems you mentioned the USB audio function as well. We are trying to solve this issue. Not sure when we could make it well, but we will make it well ASAP.

    Best regards
     
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  6. KookaBurrra
    @FiiO : Great addition for minimize power consumption, but it would be great if you add a function to re-install it, no? In case of trouble, how to install again the Google service framework, please ?
     
  7. Ab10
    @FiiO - How to get back Google Service Framework and play store?

    Please provide the steps....

    Will reflashing the same firmware help ?

    I just need the play store service.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    UPDATE & Solution:---- Reflashing the same firmware (1.1.7) got me back the whole Google Service Framework.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2017
  8. FiiO
    Dear friend,

    You may need to burn the firmware in the computer to install the Google service again.

    Best regards
     
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  9. Aniket Kapse
    Is there a way to prevent usb charging when I connect my android phone to the x5 3rd gen is DAC mode? It starts charging, quickly draining my phone's battery! :/
     
  10. buonassi
    how did you do this? I tried switching the x5iii into DAC mode, but I haven't been successful in getting x5iii to be used as a DAC for my android phone? it just doesn't recognize the x5iii as an audio device. I haven't had any trouble with my fiio e17k however. I'd really like to use the DAC amp of the X5iii but with my phone as a source for some music files.

    what phone do you have? Maybe that's the issue? I'm using a nexus 6p and a huawei mediapad m3 tablet , both of which I can't get to work with the x5iii.
     
  11. buonassi
    I have had very few issues with FW version 1.1.6 - and can live with it just as it is until fiio sorts them out.

    All Head-Fi users, please note that there are issues being reported on fiio's website for this new version 1.1.7 and holding off may be the better option. They've gone as far as to refer users to a beta version for 1.1.8 (presumably) since they are having issues with 1.1.7. It's all covered in the link below:

    http://fiio.me/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=42553&extra=page=1

    @FiiO I love you guys and will continue to support your products, but in the spirit of visibility and honesty, I think the head-fi community should be aware of the reported issues with this firmware. Keep the products coming and keep smashing the bugs in the software!
     
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  12. Aniket Kapse
    I was able to do it on my Oneplus One running LineageOS Nougat. I just connected directly and used a player that had USB DAC support built in( powerAmp alpha build, hiby music, etc). No workarounds needed in my case. I wish it didn't drain battery from my phone.
     
  13. FiiO
    Dear friend,

    Thank you for your kind feedback. As most users are posting their thinking in this thread(https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fii...ut-dsd-dxd-dts-android-dual-card-slot.828402/), we post the FW1.1.7(8.4) in that thread instead. We have changed the link of the FW1.1.7 in this thread to FW1.1.7(8.4) version now.

    Best regards
     
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  14. buonassi
    thx. and yes, it's a shame the x5iii is requiring power from your phone in DAC mode - that they don't have an option to turn this off like they do on their e17k portable amp/dac. I suspect fiio assumed that when in DAC mode users would be using a PC not a portable phone, so they designed it to charge up while it's connected as a DAC - this way you unplug and are ready with juice for on the go listening. In the same boat of assumptions is that they designed the fiio to be used as the source AND dac/amp stage and that users had no reason to use a different source while on the go (such as a phone). I get their reasoning here, but again, options are always welcome. I suspect that if enough users request this of Fiio, they'd fix it with a software update (but it's going to take a large base of users to accomplish this IMO). After all of this, I may sell mine and grab an LGv20 for about the same price. And not have to carry my phone and player!
     
  15. Aniket Kapse
    Right. But it won't take much to add an option to disable charging. I too think they won't do it until many users request it.

    How is the v20 compared to the X5iii sound wise?
     
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