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●1. Identifique el reproductor: Descubra el número de placa


● 2. Desmonte el s1mp3

● 3. Instale los drivers y haga que Windows detecte el reproductor


● 4. Instale un programa de actualización compatible

● 5. Ponga el aparato en modo de recuperacion (cortocircuito)

● 6. Encuentre el firmware para su reproductor de mp3

● 7. ¡Ayuda! ¡Todavía no consigo reparar mi reproductor!

1. Identifique el reproductor: Descubra el número de placa


To know with Firmware file will work on your player, you must get the board number. It's the only safe
way to identify your player.

Once you've found your board number, you may see if there is any tested firmware for your player at the
Firmware list.

If you don't know how to disassemble your mp3 player, read on.

2. Desmonte el s1mp3

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(Written by Crunchy )

0) find a clear table / desk to work on, make sure the floor is not to messy. It'll be a LOT easier to find
back those tiny little screws / plastic buttons that tend to fall out exactly the wrong way

1) stick a screwdriver/knife/needle between the USB plug and the bottom plastic part (the one that holds
the battery) . Any gap large enough to fit a sharp edge in will do.

2) lever the bottom plastic of the rest of the player. It's not welded or glued tight, so it'll come of easily.
Be forceful, but gentle, if necessary. Don't worry if you hear plastic "snapping" it's just the clips coming
loose, you are not breaking anything.

3) in the four corners of the PCB (the printboard with all the chips) you'll find four screws, find a
screwdriver that fits, and unscrew them PUT THE SCREWS IN A CONTAINER! Anything will do,
from an egg holder to tupperware to an ashtray, JUST DON'T LOOSE THE SCREWS!!!! You can now
lift off the main PCB. Be carefull, as the LCD connector cable (brown flat cable) is quite fragile. Don't
break it!

4) You can now safely remove the chrome/silver/shiny ring from the player. Note how it fits UNDER
the main PCB, and how the LCD connector cable goes through it. This bit is a bit tricky to reassemble
later, so if you remember how everything was in the first place, It'll be easier to put it back together.

5) you can now see the back of the LCD board. there should be two screws in it. Again, take your
screwdriver and unscrew them. Put these screws in a (different) container! Again, Don't lose the screws!
you NEED them. Put them in a different container to make sure you don't mix them up with the four
"main PCB screws", as that will cause trouble when you put the player back together. After all that, you
can take the LCD board from the front of the case. Remember, the brown LCD connector cable is
FRAGILE, don't break it!

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Congratulations, you have now disassembled your S1MP3 player! To reassemble it, just follow this
guide in reverse order.

well, I hope this little guide is of help to you, anyway, report back the results, even if it fails, even if it
succeeds, and why it worked/failed. It'll be education for all of us.

3. Instale los drivers y haga que Windows detecte el


reproductor
First, uninstall the "mp3 player tools" you have installed previously. Install the 1.45 version available at
the Aplicaciones y Utilidades.

Unplug the player and remove all the drivers related to USB at the device manager

Now, click "SCAN FOR HARDWARE CHANGES" button. Finally after the new USB drivers are
installed, plug in your player.

If you have problems with drivers, they may be obtained at the place you've installed the MP3 player
utilities(program files/MP3 Player Utilities/) At folders "Windows98Drv", and "Dissipate/drivers".

If you follow all this steps and windows still can't recognize it, you may try to push ALL the buttons
while connecting it to the USB hub. Try every button, and keep the button hold. You may also try to
plug it on another computer.

If nothing works, don't get desperate, you can still try to short-circuit the memory chip to make it run the
"recovery mode".

4. Instale un programa de actualización compatible


Skip this step if the updater program runs on your machine.

Firstly, make sure you have done the previous steps, and disable any anti virus/anti spywares.

Try to plug your device with and without the batteries, and see if holding the buttons solves the update
program start errors.

If you are still getting errors like "UNKNOW FLASH TYPE ", "FLASH NOT RESPONDING",
"DEVICE NOT DETECTED", "DEVICE IS BUSY", You should uninstall you current updater
program and try other ones. (see the Herramienta de actualización del reproductor)

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If you still can't make it work, you can try to short-circuit the memory chip to make it run the "recovery
mode".

5. Ponga el aparato en modo de recuperacion (cortocircuito)

You must disassemble your mp3 player. If you haven't done this yet, check the disassemble the s1mp3.

Recognize the memory chip, near the ATJ2085 chip. It's usually a samsung chip, and it's the biggest
silicon on the board. To help identifying the device components, check the Vista interna del s1Mp3. We
have seen players with 2 memory chips, too. If you have one of those, you have to short the memory
chip near the ATJ2085.

Now, without the batteries , with a flat screwdriver, touch any of the 8 IO legs of the memory chip.
Then, with the screwdriver on, connect the player to the USB.

If you are successful, windows will recognize an ADFU server device. Now, let windows install the
drivers. Now you may flash any firmware to the player, after finding a compatible update program.

You may need to do this process lots of time before getting a successful short.

6. Encuentre el firmware para su reproductor de mp3


With your board number in hand, check the Firmware list . If you find a firmware compatible with your
board, your 're lucky, try it.

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But, if you don't find your board there, them you will have to find it yourself, by attempt and error. We
unhappily CAN'T help you hunting. (Google can.)

All the firmwares we have collected so far are on the forum, get them and start trying. Post your
complete experiences on the forum, so, with some time, we will catalogue all the FW files.

If you have a friend with a identical player it's easy, just ask him to extract the bin file from his player
using La aplicación de Wire.

7. ¡Ayuda! ¡Todavía no consigo reparar mi reproductor!


If you have SURE you have made all the steps above, post on the forum describing what is going wrong,
maybe we can help you.

The most important is to keep faith, LOTS of people already recovered their players!

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● 1. Herramienta de actualización del reproductor

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● 2. La aplicación de Wire
● 3. Arte (tipos de letra e imagenes)hechos por los usuarios
● 4. Herramienta de modificación del Firmware

● 5. Aplicación de Agenda Telefónica

PS: you can get an 7zip(.7z) extractor here.

1. Herramienta de actualización del reproductor


1.45 version [download]

● 1.43 version [download]

● 1.39 version [download]

● 3.06 version [download] (made for work under MP4 players)

● Mac Version [download] (for mac users)

● Procuct tools v 2.8 [download] (industry flashing tool. Can flash more than one player at the same time.)

Instructions to use the "Product toools" :

1. Run BatchProduct.exe; 2. Go to "Replace firmware" and provide the firmware you are flashing ; 3. Click "Begin Download" to
flash the firmware. Note: If "begin download" is not clicable, click "Read record" till your mp3 player gets recognized by the
program.

Note: For the updater programs to work, windows must recognize the player first! (see Instale los drivers y haga que Windows
detecte el reproductor)

Wire has tracked all the update tool routine. If you need information, ask him.(wire at s1mp3.de).

2. La aplicación de Wire
If you need to help using s1fwx or s1res, you can check the guides at Guías avanzadas or see (http://www.s1mp3.de)

S1fwx

Firmware extractor. Can dump firmware directly from the mp3 player. Can extract code and resource files from any type of firmware
for the s1 mp3 player. See more information on the Guías avanzadas

Version 2.6

s1fwx_v26.zip : [download]

S1res

You can use s1res to change the firmware you have extract with s1fwx. You can modify the images and the text, even for MP4
players with colour OLED screen. See more information on the Guías avanzadas.

Version 1.5

s1res_v15.zip : [download]

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Here, we have a user-made resources database for use with s1res. You may use these with s1res to change text/images of you mp3
player. If you would like to see you work here, send me an email.

Download
Name Type of artwork Author
Link
South Park [7z file] Bootlogo animation Andres Villegas
Parental Advisory [7z file] Bootlogo animation Andres Villegas
cartoons [7z file] Bootlogo colection Unknown
animal [7z file] Bootlogo colection Unknown
festival [7z file] Bootlogo colection Unknown
love [7z file] Bootlogo colection Unknown
festival [7z file] Bootlogo colection Unknown
others [7z file] Bootlogo colection Unknown
MenuPix v1.0 (+RU&UA text menus) [7z file] Complete pack alex_ua

4. Herramienta de modificación del Firmware


Can check/modify Fw files. The program can add/remove FM function, set the default language, change the type of battery
(1.2/1.5V), and the logo BMP file from .BIN files.

s1mod.7z : [download]

5. Aplicación de Agenda Telefónica


telbook.bin file generator to be imported by the telbook application on the mp3 player. If your player don't work with one, it will
work with the other.

● Telbook_v1.0.7z [download]
● Telbook_v1.1.7z [download]
● Telbook_v2.0.7z [download]

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● Index
● Mapa del Web

● Documentación
Espec. Hardware

● Manuales

● Guías avanzadas

● Tutorial de recuperación de aparatos "muertos"


● Preguntas Frecuentes

● Descargas
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● Aplicaciones y Utilidades

● Desarrollo
● Tareas por hacer
● Available works

● Enlaces
● Página de Enlaces

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● 1. Guía s1fwx
● 2. Guía s1res

1. Guía s1fwx
(taken from http://www.stud.uni-karlsruhe.de/~uwa8/s1mp3/?Tools.s1fwx)

Description and basic usage:

s1fwx (s1 firmware extractor) is a free commandline tool (public domain) which lets you extract the
original firmware from your s1 mp3 player device.

Additional features support operations on the firmware files like decrypt, extract and archive. This way
you could investigate all the files included in any fw file, change their content and put them back
together.

There are two known archive formats:

● AFI: this archives include files needed to flash the device, a minimal set may consist of an
BRECFxxx.BIN (the bootloader) and a FWIMAGE.FW file (see below)
● FW/FWI: firmware image files include all firmware files needed during runtime

Commandline usage:

usage: s1fwx {i|x|s|a|l|f|r} {filename{:[afi|fw|enc]}} examples: display file info s1fwx i fname.ext extract
firmware file s1fwx x fname.ext generate script from file s1fwx s fname.ext > new.script create
firmware file by script s1fwx a new.fw:fw < def_fw.script create afi file by script s1fwx a new.bin:afi <
def_afi.script list entire content of any file s1fwx l *.bin extract firmware from player s1fwx f dump.bin
repair dumped firmware files s1fwx r dump.bin

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How to extract and repair firmware:

Extracting your players firmware is a very good idea just to create a backup of the original firmware
files. It's no promise that you could always backup your player after some bad firmware update, but at
least you have some more possibilities.

First download newest version(La aplicación de Wire) of s1fwx and extract the archive. Then connect
your mp3 player device to your computers USB port and wait until it gets detected. Now double click
the extracted file "extract.bat" or run

s1fwx f dump.bin
from the windows commandline console. Skip the disclaimer by pressing space and select the drive your
player gets mounted to. (eg. if detected drives displays " <x> " then choose drive "x:" by pressing x)
Now s1fwx should start extracting your firmware, this may take around 10 seconds.If all went well and
no error gets displayed it will display the content of the extracted firmware file as it was read from your
player.

Before you can update your player with this firmware file using the original "Mp3 Player Update Tool"
you will first have to repair it. Start "repair.bat" or type

s1fwx r dump.bin

A backup will be saved at "dump.bi$" automatically and the repaired file is now available as "dump.
bin". Notice that its not possible to do a firmware recovery with this file (only regular firmware updates)
since there are missing files needed by the "Mp3 Player Update Tool" recovery mode.

Since this files couldn't be found on your player you will need to get them from some official firmware
file which is known to work with your players hardware. Either you first could recover to this firmware
before updating to "dump.bin", or you could insert the needed files from the original AFI file into "dump.
bin" using s1fwx. The original firmware has to support your flash chip(s). It doesn't matters if its just
using different backlight or key-mapping.

Extract Firmware Files

Here some example how to extract the whole content of the AFI file "firmware.bin".

Place firmware and s1fwx in one folder, open commandline console (run "cmd") and go to the folder
containing the files. To extract the AFI and the firmware files, type:

s1fwx x firmware.bin md fw cd fw ../s1fwx x ../fwimage.fw

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Now you should have extracted all the files usually included in some general firmware file.

Archive Firmware Files

To modify files in a firmware you will have to extract, modify and then archive the files back together to
one AFI file.

First generate the script from the firmware file "firmware.bin", using:

s1fwx s firmware.bin >firmware.bin.script

Then extract the files and modify their content if you want. if you want to add or remove files or change
file specific parameters edit the generated script using an usual text editor (i think the syntax is self
explaining).

To archive the files back together type:

s1fwx a new_firmware.bin:afi firmware.bin .script


This could also be used to archive firmware files like "fwimage.fw". In this case use:
s1fwx a fwimage.fw:fw fwimage.fw.script

Recover To Extracted Firmware Files

Flashing your player with an extracted firmware file is a very simple procedure, just take care you
repaired the extracted file (see above) and use the latest "MP3 Update Tool" available at the download
section.

This works good until the day we flash our player with some partial corrupted firmware (a total
corrupted firmware will damage the player permanently) and the update tool tells something about
recovery mode and just opens an open-dialog. (maybe you will have to open your player and short some
pins to get to this point, read the forum for further instructions).

If you select an extracted firmware file now, it just displays "Invalid upgrade firmware file". This isn't a
bug of s1fwx! The problem is that recovering needs some extra files included inside our AFI-file that
isn't needed for simple flashing. This files couldn't be found on the players flash, the only source is to
look for them inside some original firmware files.

There are two methods to solve this problem and each of them expects you could find some original
firmware file which is compatible to your players hardware and extracted firmware.

[Method 1]

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- recover using some official firmware


● - format the player (with the "MP3 Player Disk Tool")


● - finally update to the extracted firmware file

[Method 2]

● - extract the extracted and the official firmware file using s1fwx (only the AFI part)
● - generate a script for both files ("s1fwx s dump.bin >dump.script")

● - merge the scripts to some new script file using a text editor

● - build a firmware using the new script ("s1fwx a new.bin:afi new.script")

Both methods should have the same effect, give it a try!

2. Guía s1res
(taken from http://www.stud.uni-karlsruhe.de/~uwa8/s1mp3/?Tools.s1fwx)

s1res (s1 resource editor) is a free win32 gui licensed as public domain.(La aplicación de Wire)

To change graphics or text on the S1 MP3 Player, just extract and repair your firmware using s1fwx.
Then run s1res and edit the extracted firmware file directly. Save the file and upload it using the original
MP3 Update Tool.

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● Preguntas Frecuentes

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● Desarrollo
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● 1. Cómo configurar letras de canciones


● 2. Cómo arreglar el problema de reinicio

1. Cómo configurar letras de canciones


Para que se muestren las letras de las canciones, debe colocar en la misma carpeta el archivo "[archivo
_mp3].lrc" que contenga los rotulos de tiempo y las frases y el archivo de musica " [archivo_mp3].mp3".
No olvidar que es SeNsIbLe A lAs MaYuScUlAs.

Cuando se reproduce una cancion que tiene un archivo .lrc asociado, aparecera una pequeña "L" (o "T"
en algunos otros firmwares) en el icono de musica. Entonces, para mostrar las letras de las canciones,
presione el boton de "modo" durante 3 o 4 segundos.

La funcion de letras de canciones tiene varios errores, por ello trate de mantener las letras tan simples
como sea posible. Use los rotulos de tiempo en este formato:

[00:55.68]Lyrics are fun [00:58.49]...dadada...

El archivo .lrc debe ser guardado con codificacion ANSI normal. Notepad puede hacer esta tarea.
Tambien hay algunas herramientas libres y comerciales para hacer los archivos .lrc. Busque en la web, y
use el que mas le guste.

2. Cómo arreglar el problema de reinicio

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El problema de reinicio es causado por la estatica. Para minimizar/resolver el reinicio, deberia aislar
completamente su reproductor del exterior.

Este es un asunto dificil de hacer, porque la cubierta tiene una parte metalica que mantiene el conector
USB y el microfono en contacto con el exterior y por ello permite que la electricidad estatica "entre" al
dispositivo y lo reinicie.

Tiene que abrir el reproductor y aislar las partes. Si no sabe como abrir su reproductor, chequee
Desmonte el s1mp3.

Para aislar estas partes, puede usar cinta pegante comun, o cualquier material aislante grueso.

He aislado las placas, los tornillos, el conector USB, el microfono, y la parte metalica que lo toca.

Para verficar si funciona, puede poner su reproductor cerca de un TV/monitor cargado y ver si se
reinicia. Usando un multimetro puede verificar si su aislamiento es bueno.

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● Preguntas Frecuentes

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● Desarrollo
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Site Map > Documentación > Espec. Hardware

● 1. Vista interna del s1Mp3


● 2. El esquemático

● 3. Nº de Placa: El modelo real del aparato

● 4. Actions ATJ2085[CPU][RAM][ROM]

● 5. Samsung K9W8G08U1M[FLASH MEM]


● 6. Philips TEA5767[FM RADIO]

● 7. La placa LCD

● 8. La cabecera ICE

● 9. Características del Hardware

● 10. Aparatos parecidos desmontados

1. Vista interna del s1Mp3

Placa principal - Lado de la bateria. Descargar archivo original (1024x385).

● [1]Conector USB
● [2]Bobinas de radio

● [3]Colector ICE

● [4]Botones (+/- volumen)

● [5]Numero de la placa

● [6]Switch (hold)

● [7]P2 enchufe de audio

● [8]Boton de Modo

● [9]Microfono

● [10]Conector de la placa LCD

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Placa principal - Lado del chip. Descargar archivo original (1024x399).

● [11]Samsung K9W8G08U1M [NAND FLASH MEMORY]


● [12]Action ATJ2085 P [RAM][ROM][CPU]

● [13]Cristal

● [14]Philips TEA5767 [FM RADIO CI]

2. El esquemático
Se ha hallado un pdf con los diagramas electricos

Descargarlo :[Samograj_atj2085.pdf]

He tratado de realizar algun trabajo por mi cuenta. Está realmente sucio, por lo cual no lo estoy colocando aqui. Si esta
interesado en el cableado, envieme un email.

3. Nº de Placa: El modelo real del aparato


Un dato muy importante a ser observado es el numero de version de la placa, porque es la unica
manera confiable de identificar el dispositivo.

El numero usualmente esta detras de un adhesivo plastico, cerca del polo negativo de la bateria.
Si necesita ayuda para abrir el reproductor, vea un tutorial aqui: Desmonte el s1mp3.

Si tiene problemas para encontrar su numero de placa, puede estar detras del cable LCD. Es
posible que tenga que levantarlo cuidadosamente para ver el numero de la placa. Busque por
todas partes! Algunas personas les toma un tiempo encontrar las pequeñas palabras en blanco. Calificamos cualquier cosa
impresa en blanco sobre el circuito impreso verde como el numero de placa.

El mio dice :
2004-00-20 MP-482C MAIN V8

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4. Actions ATJ2085[CPU][RAM][ROM]
El ATJ2085 es un SoC de audio. Por dentro, tenemos un nucleo de Z80, 29KB de ROM y 116KB de SRAM. Y un "DSP de
arquitectura Harvard de 24-bit". Ambos tienen un DSU on-chip.

La hoja de datos INcompleta puede ser descargada : [ATJ2085_datasheet_v1.5.pdf]

La hoja de datos del ATJ2075 esta disponible aqui [ATJ2075_Data_Sheet_ver1.00.pdf]

Aqui esta la numeracion correcta de pines que hice para el ATJ2085:

Ya tenemos alguna informacion adicional del ATJ2085, si necesita conocer mas, contactenos en la lista de correo.

5. Samsung K9W8G08U1M[FLASH MEM]


Es el chip de memoria flash NAND. En algunos reproductores s1 mp3, puede ser un chip HYNIX.

Mi numero de CI (1GB de memoria total):


Samsung 507 K9W8G08U1M

● Pagina de informacion: http://www.samsung.com/Products/Semiconductor/Flash/NAND/8Gbit/K9W8G08U1M/


K9W8G08U1M.htm
● Hoja de datos: http://www.samsung.com/Products/Semiconductor/Flash/NAND/8Gbit/K9W8G08U1M/

ds_k9w8g08u1m_rev07.pdf

6. Philips TEA5767[FM RADIO]


El TEA5767 es un CI de baja potencia de radio FM.

● Hoja de datos: http://www.semiconductors.philips.com/acrobat/datasheets/TEA5767HN_2.pdf


● Info: http://www.semiconductors.philips.com/pip/TEA5767HN.html

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7. La placa LCD
La placa LCD esta compuesta de un boton y un LCD (y unos pocos transistores/resistencias). Esta conectado a la placa
principal por un cable de 20 pines. En algunos reproductores, la placa LCD puede albergar tambien una memoria flash
NAND.

8. La cabecera ICE

Hay poca informacion disponible. Es un colector de 5 pines, conectado directamente a las patas ICERST#, ICEEN#,
GPO_A0, GPO_A2 y GPO_A3 del ATJ2085. Estos ultimos tres funcionan como ICEDI, ICEDO e ICECK.

Si considera que puede ayudarnos a hacer funcionar el ICE, por favor contactenos en la lista de correo.

9. Características del Hardware


● DSP de 24 bits con DSU on-chip

● Nucleo de CPU Z80 de 8 bits con DSU on-chip (corre a 24.576MHz(TYP), hasta 60MHz - controlado por software)
● USB 1.1 - Aunque la mayoria de vendedores dicen que soporta USB 2.0, se refieren a que el dispositivo es

"compatible" con este protocolo, no a que sea un dispositivo capacitado para el modo de plena velocidad.
● Soporta velocidad de transferencia hasta 8Mbit/s, o 1MB/s

● Funciona como un disco de almacenamiento USB generico

● Soporta MPEG1/2/2.5 Audio Layer 1, 2, 3 and WMA. (No estamos seguros si son posibles otros formatos de musica)

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Respuesta en frecuencia : 20Hz a 20KHz [no ha sido probado todavia]


● Impedancia del audifono 32 ohm [no ha sido probado todavia]

● Potencia de salida: 5mW x 5mW (16 ohm) [no ha sido probado todavia]

● S/N (relacion señal a ruido) 90dB [no ha sido probado todavia / EN VOLUMEN BAJO LA SNR ES REALMENTE
ALTA!]
● Grabar y reproducir voz (sin codificacion MP3, para la mayoria de reproductores s1mp3)

● Radio FM (depende de la presencia del chip de radio philips)

● Soporta ecualizador en tiempo real

● Graba con microfono en modo WAV(32kbit), .ACT(8kbit) o .VOR(32 or 8kbit ).

El firmware de fabrica del s1 mp3 puede soportar hasta un reproductor de musica, un grabador de voz, un reproductor
de archivos internos, radio fm, un menu de configuracion del sistema, un listado telefonico* y un lector de archivos
TXT*

Limitaciones del firmware de fabrica:

● Limitacion de 130 archivos/carpetas en el directorio raiz


● Limitacion de 99 canciones por carpeta

● No soporta letras de canciones ID3

● No soporta aleatorio a traves de todas las carpetas

● No soporta listas de reproduccion

● No soporta seleccion de canciones por filtros ID3

● No soporta subdirectorios

10. Aparatos parecidos desmontados


En construccion. Si tiene una foto de su reproductor desensamblado, por favor envieme un e-mail.

Site hosted by GTLinx.com


Site translator(Español) : Alejandro Somozas Mancilla - jandro_AT_ieee.org and Luis E Salazar M
Protected by the FreeBSD Documentation License - click for details

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home
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wiki Rockbox is an open source replacement firmware for mp3 players. It runs on a number of different
models:
IRC
forums ● Archos: Jukebox 5000, 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder, Recorder V2 and Ondio
daily builds ● iRiver: H100 and H300 series Contactor Data AB
sponsors bandwidth and
CVS builds ● Apple: iPod 4th gen (grayscale and color), 5th gen (Video), Nano and Mini 1st/2nd gen server for the main site.
feature requests ● iAudio: X5 (including X5V and X5L)
bug reports ● Additional models are in development
patches
Rockbox is a complete rewrite and uses no fragments of any original firmwares. Why Choose Rockbox? Haxx sponsors the
download server and
bandwidth, as well as
various other resources.
News
Search
2006-08-23: Where are the Rockboxers?
Many people have
sponsored us with personal
2006-07-18: The feature freeze is lifted Paypal donations. Thank
you!

2006-07-14: The Wiki is back up again.

2006-07-07: Site is back up again after a few days downtime due to yet another break-in/attack. The twiki parts are still
disabled and will be brought back once we believe we have them "secured" properly.

2006-03-28: Sound on iAudio X5!.

2006-03-17: The Rockbox International Developers Conference 2006.

2006-02-23: We have migrated to a new bugtracker: Flyspray. It's faster and better in practically every aspect. See it here.

2006-01-28: Sound on iPod!


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2005-12-06: Unicode support!

2005-09-22: Rockbox v2.5 is released.

More news

Recent CVS activity

all commits since 2.5.

when (GMT) who where what


manual/platform/h1xx.tex 1.18
manual/platform/h300.tex 1.17
manual/platform/ipod4g.tex 1.10
manual/platform/ipodcolor.tex 1.15
manual/platform/ipodmini.tex 1.7 Set the
manual/platform/ipodnano.tex 1.16 button
manual/platform/ipodvideo.tex 1.14 names
24 Aug 15:09 Dominik Riebeling using a
manual/platform/ondiofm.tex 1.8
different font
manual/platform/ondiosp.tex 1.8 face (bold
manual/platform/player.tex 1.13 for now).
manual/platform/recorder.tex 1.14
manual/platform/recorderv2fm.tex 1.14
manual/platform/x5.tex 1.14
manual/preamble.tex 1.51
manual/rockbox_interface/images/ondiofm-front.pdf 1.1
manual/rockbox_interface/images/ondiofm-front.png 1.2 Add vector
manual/rockbox_interface/images/ondiofm-front.svg 1.1 drawings of
the Ondios
24 Aug 13:25 Martin Arver manual/rockbox_interface/images/ondiosp-front.pdf 1.1
from
manual/rockbox_interface/images/ondiosp-front.png 1.2
Marianne
manual/rockbox_interface/images/ondiosp-front.svg 1.1 Arnold
manual/rockbox_interface/main.tex 1.51
firmware/export/profile.h 1.2 Fix profile
24 Aug 13:10 Daniel Ankers
firmware/thread.c 1.62 builds

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fix typo and


manual/main_menu/images/ss-while-recording-screen-160x128x2.png 1.2 update the
24 Aug 11:18 Martin Arver
manual/main_menu/recording.tex 1.7 160x128x2
screenshot
Corrections
24 Aug 11:00 Martin Arver manual/main_menu/recording.tex 1.6 to the last
commit
Fix for task
#5862. Add
24 Aug 10:54 Martin Arver manual/main_menu/recording.tex 1.5 note about
freezing
peakmeters
Increase the
number of
pixels
written to
24 Aug 10:29 Dave Chapman firmware/drivers/lcd-ipod.c 1.32 the Photo/
Color LCD
in one go to
0x10000
(was 64000)
X5: Applied
tweaks from
the H300
lcd_yuv_blit
to the X5
24 Aug 06:23 Jens Arnold firmware/target/coldfire/iaudio/x5/lcd-as-x5.S 1.3
version.
Smaller
code and
ca. 1%
speedup.
Small
clarification
23 Aug 21:10 Jonas Häggqvist manual/rockbox_interface/main.tex 1.50 of the H100
controls
section.

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Allow
scrolling
lines with
firmware/drivers/lcd-16bit.c 1.36 different x-
firmware/drivers/lcd-2bit-horz.c 1.19 margins.
firmware/drivers/lcd-h100-remote.c 1.62 The margin
23 Aug 20:07 Mark Arigo at the time
firmware/drivers/lcd-h100.c 1.53
of the call to
firmware/drivers/lcd-recorder.c 1.85 puts_scroll
firmware/drivers/lcd-remote-2bit-vi.c 1.3 will be used
as the
margin for
that line.
Add optional
apps/gui/icon.h 1.8 icon to list
apps/gui/list.c 1.31 title, current
path display
23 Aug 20:02 Mark Arigo apps/gui/list.h 1.26
shows a dir
apps/settings.c 1.409
icon, and list
apps/tree.c 1.436 titles now
left-justified.
Ooops, the
sim doesn't
23 Aug 17:49 Jens Arnold firmware/SOURCES 1.107 understand
coldfire
asm...

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Rockbox - Download

Download

Latest version is 2.5 (2005-09-22)


home
download Please read the release notes. (Older releases)
documentation
Note: Version 2.5 was only released for Archos devices. For other devices, download the daily build.
mailing lists
wiki Make sure you download the correct file for your device:
IRC
forums player recorder recorder v2 fm recorder
daily builds
CVS builds
feature requests
bug reports
patches Archos Jukebox 5000, Archos Jukebox Recorder Archos Jukebox Recorder Archos Jukebox FM
6000 and Studio models 6, 10, 15 and 20 V2 Recorder

rockbox-2.5-player.zip rockbox-2.5-recorder.zip rockbox-2.5-recorderv2.zip rockbox-2.5-fmrecorder.zip


Search (452 KB) (736 KB) (744 KB) (744 KB)
ondio fm ondio sp installer

Archos Ondio 128 & 128


Archos Ondio 128 SP Windows installer
FM

rockbox-2.5-ondiosp.zip rockbox-2.5-install.exe
rockbox-2.5-ondiofm.zip
(620 KB) (1.4 MB)
(462 KB)

Installation

Unpack the entire zip archive in the root (top) directory of your Archos disk. Make sure you stop/eject/unmount the
usb disk before you unplug it. Note: All files in the zip file are needed, don't just install a few of them.

Windows users can also use the the installer: Simply select your model and destination drive.

Download voice files

● Voice files

Uninstallation

If you ever want to remove the Rockbox firmware, simply delete archos.mod (player) or ajbrec.ajz (recorder) and
the .rockbox directory from the root of your Archos disk.

Source code

rockbox-2.5.tar.gz

... or get the source directly off the CVS server.

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Manual

We have a very nice manual written by Christi Scarborough. Please read it. Check out the documentation page for
further info.

Donate

If you enjoy using Rockbox, consider donating to the project. While we develop the software in our spare time,
equipment and players cost real money.

Daily Builds

Archos
Archos Archos Archos
Archos FM FM Archos Archos Ondio Archos
Player/ Recorder Recorder
Recorder Recorder Recorder v2 FM Ondio SP
Studio v1 8MB
8MB

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iPod Nano iPod Video iPod 3rd gen
H100/115 H120/140 H320/340 Photo Grayscale

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730KB, 122 730KB, 122 855KB, 130 843KB, 129 776KB, 122 691KB, 117 pages 960KB, 133 pages 689KB, 116
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iPod Mini iPod Mini iriver H10 iriver H10
iAudio X5 Source Archive Fonts
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Most MP3 players available today are firmware


upgradable, meaning as it becomes available, new
software that runs your player can be loaded onto
it to improve its feature set or performance.

In most cases, a firmware update will fix bugs or any


playback or navigation issues, though it can sometimes
also mean improved battery management, compatibility
with new audio formats, and the addition of useful
features such as album art support. In a few cases, a
firmware update can completely change a player's looks
and abilities.

Upgrading firmware is analogous to updating your


computer's operating system with patches and fixes, and
it often happens semi-automatically. Though not
necessary for the majority of players, a firmware upgrade
for your MP3 player will nonetheless make your unit the
best it can be.

Most manufacturers will offer a periodical firmware


upgrade, though you'll often have to find these updates
yourself on the manufacturer's Web site. Since each
manufacturer has a different method for upgrading a
player's firmware, we've offered a few easy upgrade
steps for the most popular brands: the Apple iPod and
the Creative Zen, as well as iRiver and Cowon players.

Required attention span: About 10 minutes

Before you start, you'll need to gather these


elements:

● Windows or Mac computer


● Your MP3 player and transfer cable (typically, USB
2.0)
● An Internet connection to download the firmware or
updater application; in some cases, you can get a
firmware updater on a CD

Apple iPod | Creative Zen and MuVo | iRiver |

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Cowon iAudio
Apple iPod
Updating the firmware on your iPod is for the most part
an automatic process. Updates for the iPod usually unlock
a cool new feature, such as compatibility with accessories
such as the Camera Connector.

Step 1: Automatically update


Part of the reason the iPod is so popular is because of its
simplicity and its seamless relationship with iTunes. In
most cases, iTunes will automatically notify you if you'd
like to update your iPod with the latest iPod software. In
this case, you simply select Yes.

Step 2: Manually update


If you'd like to update your software manually, you can
do so by downloading iPod Updater software if it's not on
your system already. At the time of this writing, the
latest version is 2005-11-17, and it includes the latest
firmware for every iPod ever made. You'll find it by
default in Applications > Utilities > iPod Software
Updater. Once you plug in your iPod, you'll get a choice
of updating to the latest firmware or restoring (or
erasing) your iPod to factory settings.

Click here to enlarge image.

Step 3: Don't unplug the device


Just remember to never unplug your iPod or any other
device while the firmware is updating. In the playback
info area of iTunes, you'll see the update's progress.
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Creative Zen and MuVo


The company has a long list of players, including the Zen
and MuVo series, but updating firmware is no hassle at
all. And you should update, as Creative adds features and
improvements to its players often.

Step 1: Visit Creative's support page.


Select Downloads, then Region, Country, and Language
(here's a quicker way for Australian users). Then select
MP3 Players and your make of Creative player. We chose
Zen, then Zen Micro Photo for this example.

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Step 2: Designate your language, operating system,


and type of file.
Select Firmware. You'll get a page with at least one
version of the firmware with the version number, the
date, and a brief description of what the new firmware
does. Click Details if you want a more detailed look at the
enhancements (recommended).

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In the case of Zen Micro Photo firmware 1.20.01 dated


November 5, 2005, it improves playback performance of
protected WMA tracks, which is a considerable upgrade.
It also improves support for Japanese and Brazillian-
Portugese languages -- not so big a deal.

Step 3: Download the update, and save it to your


desktop.
Alternatively, you can save it in whatever folder you
normally use for temporary apps. Simply connect the Zen
Micro Photo to your PC via USB, then open the update
application (click Run, then Update). Whatever you do,
don't unplug the Zen Micro Photo while it's updating. The
process is automated, and it took us less than a minute
for our update.

Step 4: Make sure the firmware is installed.


When the update is finished, double-check your firmware
version on the device. In the main menu, go to System >
Information.
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iRiver
It used to be somewhat of a pain to update iRiver
firmware, but it's become much easier. Occasionally,
you'll run into firmware for an international version of the
device that can open up new features (such as video on
the H300 series), but iRiver does not recommend this.

Step 1: Visit iRiver's support page.


Australian users can go here.

Step 2: Select player type.


If you have a flash player such as the iRiver T10, click
the bar for Ultra Portable Players. On the resulting page,
select your player.
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Step 3: Find the firmware.


Scroll down and you'll see the firmware section, which
has a link for the latest firmware. Click the firmware file
for graphical instructions on how to update your
firmware; in our case, it's version 1.53 for the T10 series.
If you have an older non-MTP player (not the T10, T30,
H10, and U10), the process is slightly different. Also if
you have an H10, there are special instructions that
include a bizarre step where you need to reset the
device. For info on how to update an older iFP player
such as the 700 or 800 series, click here. This process is
a little more complicated and requires a formatting of
your player.

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Step 4: Download the iRiver Firmware Updater.


Make sure you download it somewhere accessible, such
as the desktop. Unzip the file, then open it.

Step 5: Follow the wizard.


The wizard will guide you through the process. You'll be
prompted to connect your player, which will be
autodetected. Conveniently, the updater application will
display your player's current firmware version and the
new one, and it will give you the opportunity to format
your player (erase all data) or simply update the
firmware.

Step 6: Unplug the T10 and power on.


The updating process took 10 seconds on our iRiver T10,
and the new firmware allows the user to delete a song
from a playlist, create a playlist on the fly without a
computer, and improves VBR playback, along with fixing
other some bugs. See the complete list here.
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Cowon iAudio
Cowon may not be a famous brand, but MP3 insiders
definitely know that the iAudio series includes some of
the most technologically advanced and best-sounding
MP3 players available. Updating Cowon's firmware takes
a couple of extra steps, but it's pretty easy overall.
Cowon is particularly proactive about updating its
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firmware, so check for updates regularly.

Step 1: Visit Cowon's download page.


In the left-hand column, under the heading JetShell/
Firmware, select your player from the drop-down box. In
our case, we're updating the iAudio X5.

Step 2: Find the latest firmware.


The page is arranged into types of downloads. Find the
listing that has Firmware in the Type column and the
most recent date in the Date column. Down below, you'll
see what the firmware adds and fixes. In our case,
version 2.10 beta 7 doesn't do much (a couple of fixes),
so we might decide not to update. Below the description
is a step-by-step tutorial offered by Cowon.

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Step 3: Download the firmware.


Click the Download button next to the most recent
firmware. Unzip the firmware update file to your desktop.
Make sure your X5's clock is set to the current time.

Step 4: Connect the X5 to your computer via USB.


Copy the X5_fw.bin file to the Firmware folder of the X5
(go to My Computer and double-click the iAudio X5 drive
icon to gain access to the Firmware folder).

Step 5: Wait for the update to take effect.


Disconnect the USB and power cables from the X5, then
connect the power cable. The firmware upgrade will
automatically happen on the player; it takes about 30
seconds.
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