Fiio X5 - Custom/Modded firmwares
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The mods available in this thread are free of charge and provided by the community. All of these are built on the official FiiO firmware.
 

When you flash a firmware

I expressly linked to the post where the firmware was posted in addition to the direct download link. If you like what you see and use, I strongly suggest that you click on the "post" link and go give reputation to the modder. If you have opinions about the firmware, I encourage you to tell it to the modder. It's not guaranteed that they will change their mod but it could give them ideas for future firmware mods.
 

FiiO X5II Firmwares

This thread contains no firmwares for the FiiO X5II (Second generation) player. These can be found in this thread from @x RELIC x.
 
Instructions to port X5 firmwares to the X5II can be found in this post from @AsianInvasion.
 

FiiO X5 Firmwares

Last updated: 2016-02-02 (all mods up to post 2553 are included)
 
Previous versions available in second post (link)
 
X5 firmware repository by Joe Bloggs (post - repository)
 

2.6 (stable) official by FiiO (direct download)

 

[size=24.57px]Update procedure[/size]

  • Transfer the firmware file on the microSD in card slot 1. IMPORTANT the file must be named x5.fw
  • Turn off the FiiO X5
  • Hold the upper left (on the X keygroup) and power buttons until the firmware update screen appears
  • The X5 will restart automatically after the update is completed.
 

Other Tools

  1. How to update the firmware by FiiO (direct download)
  2. USB DAC Driver for Windows by FiiO (direct download)
    1. New drivers provided by StartRockToday (post - direct download)
  3. Firmware extract tool by CH23 (post - direct download)
  4. Unpacked firmware by CH23 (post - direct download)
    1. Repacking instructions by CH23
  5. "Solar" Icon pack from AsianInvasion (post - direct download)
  6. "Vibrant" Icon pack from AsianInvasion (post - direct download)
  7. Config.ini color guide for 2.5 by x RELIC x (post
 
 
 
** DISCLAIMER ** flashing unofficial firmwares is at your own risk. FiiO, Head-Fi or any of its users may not be held responsible for any damage to your device resulting from any unofficial firmware malfunction.
 
 
 
Feel free to post your own firmware or submit requests to modders. Keep in mind that modders tinker on those firmwares during their free time and are not obligated in any way to answer/fulfill any request from anyone.
 
 

A note for the modders

When you are done with your mods, I would suggest putting them in a compressed folder (.zip or the likes). That way you can name the compressed folder anything you want while keeping the x5.fw name intact. This gives you the opportinity to put a readme file with your signature, any copyright thingies you want and a quick install instruction.This will make it easier for you to manage multiple mods and easier for the "consumers" who will have all they need in one package.
 
When posting new mods please include the following details:
  1. Name of the mod/theme
    1. For new themes: name it whatever you want, I just want a name to list it in the first post
    2. For modifications to existing themes: Provide the name of the original theme so I can list it at the proper location
  2. Version of the firmware. If not specified, I will list it in the latest stable version by default.
  3. Language specific (if applicable)

 
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Firmware Archive

  1. 1.00 official by FiiO provided by hkfriends (post - direct download)
  2. 1.10 official by FiiO (direct download)
  3. 1.15beta official by FiiO provided by hkfriends (post - direct download)
  4. 1.20 official by FiiO (direct download)
  5. 1.23beta
  6. 1.27beta
  7. 2.0 official by FiiO (direct download)
    1. Base theme variations:
      1. Green version by pe3ucTop (post - direct download)
      2. Reversed scrolling by CH23 (post - direct download)
      3. 90° rotated menu by CH23 (post - direct download)
      4. 90° rotated menu reversed scrolling by CH23 (post - direct download)
        1. ​Alternate "missing album art" image by cooperpwc (post - direct download)
      5. "Now playing" black background by fleasbaby (post - direct download)
    2. Full re-themes:
      1.  "Aztechno" theme by flowerlandfilms v1.0 *beta* (post - direct download)
        1. Gold 90° rotated menu reversed scrolling by cooperpwc (post - direct download)
      2. "Vodoo-cajun" theme by Loquah (post - direct download)
      3. "Matrix X-5" theme by flowerlandfilms v1.0 *beta* (post - direct download)
        1. Alternate "missing album art" image by Loquah (post - direct download)
        2. Stripped down version by fleasbaby (post - direct download)
      4. "Phone style" by Carel (post - direct download)
        1. ​"Phone style (Russian)" by  Carel (post - direct download)
  8. 2.02beta official by FiiO (thread - direct download)
    1. "Less Is More (LIM)" theme by TheoS53 (post - direct download)
  9. 2.03beta official by FiiO (thread - direct download)
  10. 2.04beta official by FiiO (thread - direct download)
  11. 2.05beta official by FiiO (thread - direct download)
  12. 2.06beta official by FiiO (thread - direct download)
  13. 2.07beta official by FiiO (thread - direct download)
    1. 90° rotated menu reversed scrolling by CH23, updated by Brooko (post - direct download)
    2. Aztechno Gold 90° rotated menu reversed scrolling by cooperpwc, based flowerlandfilms on design (post - direct download)
  14. 2.20 (stable) official by FiiO (direct download)
    1. Base theme variations:
      1. Reversed scrolling by burpingboy (post - direct download)
      2. 90° rotated menu by CH23 (post - direct download)
      3. 90° rotated menu reversed scrolling by CH23 (post - direct download)
    2. Full re-themes:
      1.  "Aztechno" theme by flowerlandfilms (incoming ?)
        1. ​Gold 90° rotated menu reversed scrolling by cooperpwc (post - direct download)
      2. "Simply Straight" by CH23 (post - direct download)
        1. without vertical stripes by CH23 (post - direct download)
      3. ​"Carbon" by TheoS52 (post - direct download)
      4. ​"Less Is More (LIM)" by TheoS52 (post - direct download)
        1. "LIM: Remix" by Bloodflame (post - direct download)
          1. ​With original LIM font by Bloodflame (post - direct download)
          2. With lighter font by Bloodflame (post - direct download)
        2. "LIM: Plain Black" by nmatheis (post - direct download)
          1. Alternate Ubuntu font by nmatheis (post - direct download)
            1. Alternate blue theme by olddude (post - direct download)
          2. Alternate APHont font by nmatheis (post - direct download)
      5. "Matrix" with alt. album art by loquah based on flowerlandfilms theme (post - direct download)
      6. "Fragments - Blue" by AsianInvasion (post - direct download)
        1. Plain background version by AsianInvasion (post direct download)
      7. "Haromny" by AsianInvasion (post - direct download)
  15. 2.30 (beta?) official by FiiO (direct download)
  16. 2.34Beta official by FiiO (direct download)
  17. 2.36Beta official by FiiO (direct download)
    1. Full re-themes:
      1.  "Modern Simplicity" theme by The0S53 (post - direct download)
        1. ​decreased brightness by  The0S53 (post - direct download)
      2. ​"Less Is More (LIM)" by TheoS52
        1. "LIM: Plain Black" by nmatheis (post - direct download)
          1. Alternate Ubuntu font by nmatheis (post - direct download)
          2. Alternate APHont font by nmatheis (post - direct download)
      3. "Phone Style" by Carel (post - direct download)
        1. ​"Phone style (Russian)" by  Carel (post - direct download)
      4. "Phone Style 2" by Carel (post - direct download)
      5. "Metro Style" by Carel (post direct download)
  18. 2.40 (stable) official by FiiO (direct download)
    1. Base theme variations:
      1. Reversed scrolling by toddlange1 (post - direct download)
      2. 90° rotated menu by CH23 (post - direct download)
      3. 90° rotated menu reversed scrolling by CH23 (post - direct download)
    2. Full re-themes:
      1.  "Aztechno" theme by flowerlandfilms (incoming ?)
        1. ​Gold 90° rotated menu reversed scrolling by cooperpwc (post - direct download)
      2. "Simply Straight" by CH23 (post - direct download)
      3.  "Modern Simplicity" theme by TheoS53 (video)
        1. updated version by nmatheis (post - direct download)
      4. ​"Less Is More (LIM)" by TheoS53
        1. port to 2.4 by nmatheis (post - direct download)
        2. "LIM: Plain Black" by nmatheis
          1. Alternate Ubuntu font by nmatheis (post - direct download)
          2. Alternate APHont font by nmatheis (post - direct download)
      5. "Fragments - Blue" by AsianInvasion (post - direct download)
        1. "Fragments - slightly modified" by nmatheis (post - direct download)
        2. Dark background version by nmatheis (post direct download)
      6. "Haromny" by AsianInvasion
        1. "Harmony - slightly modified" by nmatheis (post - direct download)
      7. "Oxygen" by AsianInvasion (post - direct download)
        1. Alternate colorsby by AsianInvasion (post - direct download)
      8. First theme by rontant (post - direct download)
      9. "Cinema" by rontant (post - direct download)
        1. "Cinema 2" by rontant (post - direct download)
      10. "Plasma" by x RELIC x (post - direct download)
      11. "Tesla II" beta by x RELIC x
        1. "Tesla II (edit3)" by uzi2 (post - direct download)
      12. "Hi-Fi" by Hawaiibadboy (post - update changelog - direct download)
      13. "Knob" by rontant (post - direct download) (inspirations from "Simply Straight" by CH23)
        1. "Knob Clouds Lite" by uzi2 (post - direct download)
      14. "McFiiOtosh" by x RELIC x (post - direct download - video)
        1. "McFiiOtosh" by x RELIC x (video)
      15. "Elegance" by AsianInvasion (post - direct download - video)
      16. "Phone style" by Carel (post - direct download - video)
        1. "Phone style (Russian)" by Carel (post - direct download)
      17. "Analogue" by x RELIC x (post - update changelog - direct download - video)
      18. "Modern Material (Beta)" by TheoS53 (post - direct download - video)
      19. "Fragments II" by AsianInvasion (post - changelog - direct download - video)
        1. "Fragments II alternate logo" by AsianInvasion (post - changelog - direct download)
      20. "Harmony II" by AsianInvasion (post - direct download - video)
      21. "Solar" by AsianInvasion (post - changelog direct download - video)
        1. "Solar Eclipse" by marcin z (post - direct download)
      22. "Analogue II" by x RELIC x (post - direct download - video)
        1. "Analogue II Glass" by x RELIC x (post - direct download)
      23. "Lunar" by AsianInvasion (post - direct download)
        1. "Lunar (without logo)" by AsianInvasion (post - direct download)
      24. "Hi-Fidelity" by Hawaiibadboy (post - direct download)
      25. "Hydrogen" by AsianInvasion (post - direct download)
      26. "Star Trek" by x RELIC x (post - direct download)
      27. "Hi-Vinyl" by Hawaiibadboy (post - direct download)
      28. "Vortex" by AsianInvasion (post - direct download)
      29. "Blocked" by theUKMrT (post - direct download)
 

2.5 Official by FiiO (direct download)

Firmware NameModderPost / changelogsDownload
Base theme variations
90° rotated menuCH23postDirect link
90° rotated menu
reversed scrolling
CH23postDirect link
Prism (X5II port)
AsianInvasionpostDirect link (Mirror)
Full re-themes
Amo la' MusicapostDirect link
80's Hi-FitheUKMrTpostDirect link
Analoguex RELIC xpostDirect link
BLOCKED
theUKMrTpostDirect link
CORROSIONtheUKMrTpostDirect link
English 80s Indie
theUKMrTpostDirect link
Elegance
AsianInvasionpost Direct link
Fragments
AsianInvasionpost Direct link
GET WOOD
theUKMrTpost Direct link
HarmonyAsianInvasion
post
Direct link
Hi-Fi
post
Direct link
Hi-Fidelity
post
Direct link
Hi Vinyl
post
Direct link
H_U_Dx RELIC xpostDirect link
HydrogenAsianInvasionpostDirect link
Knob Direct link
LunarAsianInvasionpostDirect link
Metro Style
post
Blue
Lime
McFiiOtoshx RELIC x
post
Direct link
Plasmax RELIC x
post
Direct link
[Re:Face 2]Dobrescu George
post
Direct link
SolarAsianInvasionpostDirect link
Simply straight
CH23postDirect link
StarTrek_TOSx RELIC xpostDirect link
Teslax RELIC x
post
Direct link
VAUGHANtheUKMrTpostDirect link
X5_Classicx RELIC xpostDirect link
Themes based on full re-themes (above)
A Shade of Original/Black/Elegance
Based on:
  1. "Vortex" by AsianInvasion
  2. "Modern Simplicity" by TheoS53
Dobrescu Georgepost  
A Shade of Black
A Shade of Elegance
A Shade of Original
Skeptic
Based on:
  1. "Vortex" by AsianInvasion
  2. "Modern Simplicity" by TheoS53
Dobrescu GeorgepostDirect link
Videos of themes
3 in 3 v1
Featuring:
 
  1. "Classic" by x RELIC x
  2. "Harmony"  3.1 by AsianInvasion
  3. "Amo la Musica" by 
 
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This is the one I made:
 
Fiio X5 Firmware 2.0 Green: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uboz2r1j2mnvj82/x5.rar
 
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Sorry wrong thread.
 
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X5 fw 2.0 :

Reversed scrolling
https://www.dropbox.com/s/m38hxute2gss651/x5.fw

90° rotated menu
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fz2iwlo87ri4ohf/x5.fw

90° rotated menu reversed scrolling
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4twgsqx49jchxns/x5.fw

This is what that looks like:




The firmware extract tool (windows only, sorry):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tldutaiglgtzbcu/FiiO%20X5%20firmware%20editor.zip

The extracted stock firmware (2.0) :
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nrajfvg6gn9m5h5/x5.zip
 
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Thanks CH23. I'll include your links tomorrow when I'm on a proper computer.
 
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To everyone involved, including OP, thank you for this!
 
I have used this thread for a bunch of FW flashes already, saved quite a bit of time =)
 
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  Quote:
  To everyone involved, including OP, thank you for this!
 
I have used this thread for a bunch of FW flashes already, saved quite a bit of time =)
 
 
You're welcome.
 
 
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Are they official stock Fiio?
 
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just saw this thread and OMG, pure gold for me!
but I wonder, if the two lines
 
\system_attribute\default.ini
 <treble_adjustment_value>0</treble_adjustment_value>//-10,0,10
<bass_adjustment_value>0</bass_adjustment_value>//-10,0,10
 
have any function.
What are the risks, when trying to change their defaults?
Am I right, these are ranges from -10 to 10 or fixed values? Means: Can I input '7'??
 
 
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just saw this thread and OMG, pure gold for me!
but I wonder, if the two lines


have any function.
What are the risks, when trying to change their defaults?
Am I right, these are ranges from -10 to 10 or fixed values? Means: Can I input '7'??

 

I thought that this was some "leftover" code from the X3 (they now share the same basic firmware code)

You can try to change it. If it fails, just reflash.
 
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CH23 - Thanks for the reversed scrolling mod. The default scrolling was messing with my head. 
 
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