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Hello, i'm having issue with the airplay receiver function on the fiio X5 III. the player is detected by my mac but when i choose it as audio output, it works for 2 second and then stop. Any idea what's the issue ? Does anybody has the same problem ? I use fiio X5 III with custom firmware with 3.4 kernel. Thanks for your help.
 
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Is anyone using their FiiO X5iii with the Sony TA-ZH1ES Headphone Amp / DAC ? I've just received a AudioQuest Pearl cable for the back port ( USB-B ) of the TA, with a AudioQuest Dragon Tail adapter for the X5iii, but i'm getting no sound ??

Can anyone help please ?? I have the TA settings to PC ( USB-B )
 
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Hi there,

Firstly thank you for posting the instructions on installing Kernelmod onto the x5iii - I have followed this all the way through without any problem. Just one question though, I am sure I have flashed the FiiO-X5iii-jkbuha-V3.41-TWRP-MULTI.zip - however when I look at the device details, the kernel version says 3.0.101+jkbuha@prispewnic #34

Is this correct?
 
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Tidal no longer works on my FiiO X5iii, though it did until recently. I made no changes, but I guess Tidal came up with a new version not backward compatible. I wrote them with Android and Tidal version numbers, and they helpfully informed me that my Tidal was wayyy out of date.

Hiwever, that is the only version that the FiiO App Store has! Boo!
 
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Hi there,

Firstly thank you for posting the instructions on installing Kernelmod onto the x5iii - I have followed this all the way through without any problem. Just one question though, I am sure I have flashed the FiiO-X5iii-jkbuha-V3.41-TWRP-MULTI.zip - however when I look at the device details, the kernel version says 3.0.101+jkbuha@prispewnic #34

Is this correct?
Those little blurbs in the System Info can be safely disregarded. They're just specifics about the linux kernel version, not necessarily the X5iii custom kernel version.. "Kernel ##: Optimizations Done!" prompt after boot will confirm the version you have installed.
 
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Tidal no longer works on my FiiO X5iii, though it did until recently. I made no changes, but I guess Tidal came up with a new version not backward compatible. I wrote them with Android and Tidal version numbers, and they helpfully informed me that my Tidal was wayyy out of date.

Hiwever, that is the only version that the FiiO App Store has! Boo!
Version 2.27.2.999.1 works on my player:
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Where did you get that version (2.27.2.999.1) for your FiiO X5iii? I only see an older version in the App Store from the link on my FiiO, @WitzyZed ?
 
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Those little blurbs in the System Info can be safely disregarded. They're just specifics about the linux kernel version, not necessarily the X5iii custom kernel version.. "Kernel ##: Optimizations Done!" prompt after boot will confirm the version you have installed.
Thanks @WitzyZed :-D I can confirm I am on the correct X5iii custom kernel!

One more thing, so this was my first time, so I decided to select the option of 1.7GHZ and disabling Google email only. If I wanted to try and see if the player can cope with 2GHZ and also further disabling of functions - do I just boot back in TWRP and swipe install? What would the correct steps be? (e.g maybe I need to reset the player? clear cache? etc..)

Thanks
 
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been searching for an answer and thought i would go ahead and ask. Has anybody replaced the battery in their X5iii? I am only getting about an hour after a full night charging, and this is with wifi and Bluetooth off. I know it can be sent back to china for replacement, but was hoping this is something i could do my self with a little direction.
It‘s a lot more fun and adventurous with replacing the battery in the FiiO X-III as xnuthecaveman mentions. He probably forgot about the cold sweat on his back during this operation. Or he was just a dumb witness.
Link to buy batteries
Aliexpress 15.67 Euro + Shipping - Original for FiiO X5-III with rivet contacts made of sheet metal strips
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32977183901.html?mb=6QAJb9BDegpWpyY&srcSns=Telegram&tid=white_backgroup_101&tt=org.telegram.messenger&image=H9b458d8fe30a4b76a89be47359d23f1dx.jpg&aff_request_id=87eefe3299424ccfaddf2e7a6a0c624c-1587170840733-02060-_dY1IZbo&spreadType=socialShare&aff_platform=default&sk=_dY1IZbo&aff_trace_key=87eefe3299424ccfaddf2e7a6a0c624c-1587170840733-02060-_dY1IZbo&businessType=ProductDetail&templateId=white_backgroup_101&title=491,03+грн.++7%СКИДКА+|+Аккумулятор+для+Fiio+X5+III+Gen+3+Player+новый+литий-полимерный+перезаряжаемый+аккумулятор+Repalcement+3&platform=AE&terminal_id=84c77e5fe12f4cee9905e8f572fed942
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Ebay - universal battery with crushed contacts
https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-7V-3400-...656428?hash=item3d6216a5ac:g:7wcAAOSwZ3Ja4kBl
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Necessary tools !!
Suction cup to open the back cover max diameter 55 mm - I got the ideal load from ELLIX up to 2 kg Not even a razor blade can be inserted into the gap between the cover and the body of the player
ELLIS 2 kg.jpg
Torx kit with 5-pointed screwdriver for service iPhone, Samsung etc - my only available source AliExpress
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32966404452.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.49004c4dNuvVFX
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Of course, a microsolder or soldering iron, tin, insulating tape, pliers or fixed tweezers to remove the contacts of the old battery.
Unfortunately, the original strip wires of the battery are probably riveted by some industrial spot soldering iron with a higher soldering temperature - I was not able to solder it even with a large soldering iron.
So just carefully tear off the small PCB board stuck to the original battery.
I don't know what home technology can reliably imitate the original connection, I chose a battery with Ebay wires - but it's quite fun to get it all under cover and not destroy the board.

The biggest crap in the whole operation was to stuff the new battery back and tear the tape contacts of the old battery from the PCB board.
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With a little searching, you may still find the F1O dock DK1 with micro USB and cable for ext DAC ML06 can be sold out at local audio retailers. FiiO stopped producing products with micro USB connectors and I bought it for half price.
 
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