Official X3 2nd gen beta firmware thread--FW1.44: library search, ReplayGain, high speed USB, DoP, D2P...
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Joe Bloggs

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Beta firmware version 1.44 for the X3 2nd gen is now available!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6q2m6eiid3g5web/X3II-FW1.44Beta.zip?dl=0
After downloading the update, please unpack (unZIP) the package and read the update instructions contained within.


Please note that all firmware posted in this thread are beta firmware--please post in this dedicated thread if you have any issues with these versions, and if you encounter serious problems, consider flashing back to a stable release.

Stable firmware can be found here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/780197/official-x3-2nd-gen-stable-firmware-download-discussion-thread

The following changes and improvements were made to FW1.44beta compared to FW1.4:
1. Added support for ReplayGain;
2. Added library search function: activate by holding Shortcuts button in any category or folder browsing screen; use previous / next buttons to switch between numbers and alphabet).
3. Increased USB storage transfer speeds (≥8MB/s);
4. Added Recently Played playlist (via Play by Category);
5. Added DoP and D2P options to S/PDIF output;
6. Added Line Output level options (fixed or variable level);
7. Optimized UI operation and speed;
8. Amended user interface in Play by Category;
9. Added play mode: play single track and stop
10. Added option to delete a track (outside of Now Playing);
11. Fixed issue with hidden files stored by a Mac OS computer accessing the cards on the X3 2nd gen;
12. Fixed issue with syncing timed lyrics to song position;
13. Fixed issue where some ID3 tag info could not be read correctly;
14. Added option to manually clear media library database file (via System Settings);
15. USB OTG function (which had never been compatible with many USB devices) has been disabled to improve device detection in storage and DAC modes by the computer;
16. Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Note:
In the process of updating to FW1.44beta, only Favorites and internal playlist data will be retained--settings and media library database will be reset. If downgrading from FW1.44beta to older firmware, settings and media library database will also be reset.

Looking forward to your feedback :)

2015-10-29
Beta firmware version 1.31 for the X3 2nd gen is now available!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sexzpyw1dmcqbgm/X3II-FW1.31Beta.zip?dl=0

After downloading the update, please unpack (unZIP) the package and read the update instructions contained within.

Please note that all firmware posted in this thread are beta firmware--please post in this dedicated thread if you have any issues with these versions, and if you encounter serious problems, consider flashing back to a stable release.

Stable firmware can be found here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/780197/official-x3-2nd-gen-stable-firmware-download-discussion-thread

In this beta firmware:
We tried to improve the scroll wheel response sensitivity and consistency in this release.

2015-08-18
Beta firmware version 1.16beta for the X3 2nd gen is now available!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/isbbie9xqz6naee/X3%202nd%20gen%20FW1.16beta.zip?dl=0

The following changes and improvements were made to FW1.11 compared to FW1.1:
1. Removed the 5800 song limit of media library;
2. Added Russian and Thai language UI support.

2015-06-08
Beta firmware version 1.11beta for the X3 2nd gen is now available!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4yb1k8gb3kvsbxf/X3%202nd%20gen%20FW1.11beta.zip?dl=0

The following changes and improvements were made to FW1.11 compared to FW1.1:
1. Pressing the Back button from the Now Playing screen will now always take you to the folder / album / etc. from which the current song is selected. This is true even after navigating to the main menu or powering the X3 off and back on;

2. Added support for M3U playlists without the "#EXTM3U" header;

3. Equalizer may now also be used with line out and coaxial output;

4. Improved gapless playback of single music files split by CUE sheets;

5. Fixed issue where certain situations caused the player to play songs without sound;

6. Fixed issue where certain music files caused the player to hang;

7. The default function of the multifunction output has been changed to line out, to cater to the majority of users using it as line out;

8. Reduced crackling noises when inserting and removing earphones while music is playing;

9. Fixed issue where there would be no sound on playback if connections to the headphone out / line out were broken and reconnected / changed within one second;

10. Fixed issue where the X3 has trouble entering standby if a micro SD card or OTG storage was removed while music was playing;

11. Fixed issue where the headphone output made noises if the volume is changed using the volume keys when the player is acting as USB DAC;

12. "Idle poweroff" renamed "Idle standby" to correct description of the function.

Known issue: users with X3's of NB code W233b (check in System Settings->About X3) may receive an error message on disconnecting / reconnecting headphones after flashing to this firmware. Please flash back to 1.1 if you receive this error and inform us of the issue.
 
Jun 8, 2015 at 8:03 AM Post #2 of 367

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If you need to revert to stable firmware versions, here they are:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/780197/official-x3-2nd-gen-stable-firmware-download-discussion-thread
 
Jun 8, 2015 at 8:26 AM Post #3 of 367

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amazing ! Great job guys.
 
Jun 8, 2015 at 9:11 AM Post #5 of 367

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2015-06-08
Beta firmware version 1.11 for the X3 2nd gen is now available!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4yb1k8gb3kvsbxf/X3%202nd%20gen%20FW1.11beta.zip?dl=0

After downloading the update, please unpack (unZIP) the package and read the update instructions contained within.

Please note that all firmware posted in this thread are beta firmware--please post in this dedicated thread if you have any issues with these versions, and if you encounter serious problems, consider flashing back to a stable release.

The following changes and improvements were made to FW1.11 compared to FW1.1:
1. Pressing the Back button from the Now Playing screen will now always take you to the folder / album / etc. from which the current song is selected. This is true even after navigating to the main menu or powering the X5 off and back on;

2. Added support for M3U playlists without the "#EXTM3U" header;

3. Equalizer may now also be used with line out and coaxial output;

4. Improved gapless playback of single music files split by CUE sheets;

5. Fixed issue where certain situations caused the player to play songs without sound;

6. Fixed issue where certain music files caused the player to hang;

7. The default function of the multifunction output has been changed to line out, to cater to the majority of users using it as line out;

8. Reduced crackling noises when inserting and removing earphones while music is playing;

9. Fixed issue where there would be no sound on playback if connections to the headphone out / line out were broken and reconnected / changed within one second;

10. Fixed issue where the X3 has trouble entering standby if a micro SD card or OTG storage was removed while music was playing;

11. Fixed issue where the headphone output made noises if the volume is changed using the volume keys when the player is acting as USB DAC;

12. "Idle poweroff" renamed "Idle standby" to correct description of the function.

Looking forward to your feedback
smily_headphones1.gif


Okay just installed new firmware and here comes the first BUG!!
When I normally remove the earphone from the jack the error message appears as " Output error! please reinsert earphones" And player hangs. No other buttons work except volume keys and power button.
Need to restart it all over again.
 
 
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Forgive for the bad picture.
 
Jun 8, 2015 at 9:44 AM Post #6 of 367

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Thanks for testing the firmware .
 
Jun 8, 2015 at 10:14 AM Post #7 of 367

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One thing I noticed: After pressing the menu button (upper right) from the now playing screen it takes 6 seconds for the menu to appear.
 
 
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  Okay just installed new firmware and here comes the first BUG!!
When I normally remove the earphone from the jack the error message appears as " Output error! please reinsert earphones" And player hangs. No other buttons work except volume keys and power button.
Need to restart it all over again.

 
I don't get your error.
 
Jun 8, 2015 at 10:41 AM Post #9 of 367

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After updating my X3ii it is making a clicking noise when I insert or remove my IEMs. 
I never noticed this until today, is this normal?
 
EDIT: It is making the clicking noises when turning it off and on as well.
 
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2015-06-08
Beta firmware version 1.11 for the X3 2nd gen is now available!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4yb1k8gb3kvsbxf/X3%202nd%20gen%20FW1.11beta.zip?dl=0

After downloading the update, please unpack (unZIP) the package and read the update instructions contained within.

Please note that all firmware posted in this thread are beta firmware--please post in this dedicated thread if you have any issues with these versions, and if you encounter serious problems, consider flashing back to a stable release.

The following changes and improvements were made to FW1.11 compared to FW1.1:
1. Pressing the Back button from the Now Playing screen will now always take you to the folder / album / etc. from which the current song is selected. This is true even after navigating to the main menu or powering the X5 off and back on;

3. Equalizer may now also be used with line out and coaxial output;

4. Improved gapless playback of single music files split by CUE sheets;


Looking forward to your feedback
smily_headphones1.gif

 
I just made the request for point 1 & 3, and reported the gapless playback of CD image in my review today, and within a few hours you fix it!
Oh man... Fiio you're truly awesome! Thanks!
 
Jun 8, 2015 at 11:43 AM Post #13 of 367

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I just made a post about 5, and I hope this fixes it. I'll be installing asap!
 
Jun 8, 2015 at 11:57 AM Post #14 of 367

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  After updating my X3ii it is making a clicking noise when I insert or remove my IEMs. 
I never noticed this until today, is this normal?
 
EDIT: It is making the clicking noises when turning it off and on as well.

I've always noticed this, also had it on the OG X3 too.
 

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