Official X5 2nd gen beta firmware download and discussion thread--version 1.27: library search function, replaygain, filter options
Oct 29, 2015 at 7:25 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 231

Joe Bloggs

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Beta firmware version 1.27 for the X5 2nd gen now available!
Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ugs1xw2o72a8byl/X5%202nd%20gen%20FW1.27beta.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/776861/official-x5-2nd-gen-stable-firmware-thread
The following changes and improvements have been made to FW1.27beta compared to FW1.21beta:

1. Thai and Russian language options added;
2. Added support for ReplayGain;
3. Increased USB storage transfer speeds (≥8MB/s);
4. Added Recently Played playlist (via Play by Category);
5. Added DAC output reconstruction lowpass filter options (steep and gentle slope)
6. Added DoP and D2P options to S/PDIF output;
7. Added Line Output level options (fixed or variable level);
8. Optimized UI operation and speed;
9. Fixed gapless playback problems;
10. Fixed issue with hidden files stored by a Mac OS computer accessing the cards on the X5 2nd gen;
11. Fixed issue where changes to play mode in Play Settings may not be immediately registered;
12. Added play mode: play single track and stop
13. Added option to delete a track (outside of Now Playing);
14. Changed startup animation
15. Added option to manually clear media library database file (via System Settings);
16. 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;
17. Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Looking forward to everyone's feedback :)

2015-11-18
Beta firmware version 1.21 for the X5 2nd gen now available!
Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jln7t3dyj20u1ix/X5II-FW1.21beta.zip?dl=0
After downloading the update, please unpack (unZIP) the package and read the update instructions contained within.


The following changes and improvements were made to firmware version 1.21 compared to FW1.2:
1. Optimized UI and media library update speeds.
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. Miscellaneous bug fixes.

2015-10-29
Beta firmware version 1.11 for the X5 2nd gen now available!
Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cv6cgw8blxqwaiz/X5II-FW1.11Beta.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.

Stable firmware can be found here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/776861/official-x5-2nd-gen-stable-firmware-thread

The following changes and improvements were made to firmware version 1.11 Beta compared to 1.1:
1.Improved the sensitivity and consistency of the scroll wheel response.
2.Fixed issue where the player may not be able to load the cover art for certain MP3 files
3.Fixed issue where the player may not be able to play certain DFF files
4.Fixed issue where music files in overly long file names / paths caused bluescreen crashes.

Looking forward to everybody's feedback :)
 
Oct 30, 2015 at 8:00 AM Post #4 of 231

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The scroll wheel is definitely improved.
 
The dynamics and stereo width also seem better. Am I imagining that or did you tweak the sound? lol
 
I'll keep this beta installed and take it to work. I'll let you know if I run into any problems.
 
Oct 31, 2015 at 10:22 AM Post #7 of 231

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  I would try this new firmware, but it is reversible?
 
Also, there does not seem to be any news about scroll wheel or changes in sound, i wonder why people have these differenceS?


You can put any firmware that is for this player on it  anytime. They never put sound changes in the readm  file ,just some people can hear changes.
 
Oct 31, 2015 at 11:03 AM Post #8 of 231

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I had it installed all of yesterday and was listening continuously at work. I've been listening most of today too. There hasn't been a single problem. It seems stable enough for a full release to me.
 
Nov 5, 2015 at 7:56 PM Post #9 of 231

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Wow.
 
I didn't think it was even possible to fix the wheel. I thought that there was something inherently flawed within the hardware of the device that was holding it back. Turns out it was a software bug.
 
This is truly amazing: the most controversial scroll wheel, the device's biggest flaw, is now completely fixed.
 
I am sure that reviews will be full 5 stars now if they weren't already.
 
 
Great work guys! 
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Nov 6, 2015 at 1:43 PM Post #11 of 231

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Far from functional as it is now. 
 
If I am in no playing and turn the wheel, it outputs an empty white screen. 
 
If I select settings menu it comes out blank white screen. 
 
 
...And it hang my DAP. 
 
The wheel problem is solved btw. 
 
Nov 6, 2015 at 1:56 PM Post #12 of 231

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  Far from functional as it is now. 
 
If I am in no playing and turn the wheel, it outputs an empty white screen. 
 
If I select settings menu it comes out blank white screen. 
 
 
...And it hang my DAP. 
 
The wheel problem is solved btw. 

Did you do a reset?  I had no issues when I updated the firmware or the menus when using the scroll wheel.  I hope your issues get fixed. 
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Nov 6, 2015 at 2:10 PM Post #13 of 231

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  Did you do a reset?  I had no issues when I updated the firmware or the menus when using the scroll wheel.  I hope your issues get fixed. 
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Tried. 
 
I reverted to the old version. 
 
I think that it is because I tweaked it with my own version of UI, but this should not had happened. I will investigate deeper into this. 
 
anyways the wheel was amazing with this new UI!
 
Nov 9, 2015 at 8:01 PM Post #14 of 231

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Hmm... my device isn't doing the white screen thing that you described. The firmware doesn't work any differently from the old official released version except better from what I've seen.
 
I think it definitely has something to do with your UI tweaks and such. I hope that you figure it out soon.
 
Nov 9, 2015 at 10:01 PM Post #15 of 231

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Firmware 1.1 practically breaks the scroll wheel with random jumping (*was fine with 1.0) and I am glad to see the functionality has been fully restored in the new beta. Good job.
 

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