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Old 02-07-2008, 05:48 PM
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Unhappy Problems installing Rockbox

Hi,

I can't seem to install Rockbox properly onto my Sansa E270. I've tried manually installing it with help from the E200 Rockbox manual, then using the Rockbox utility automatic installation tool, uninstalled it when it didn't seem to work, then followed Crule's tutorial. My Sansa firmware seems reluctant to leave the player though. Once on start up the rockbox firmware kicked in, but not since; i'm just back to the same old sansa menu once the database refreshes. I turn it off and that damned lizard waves goodbye, I turn it on and that sansa menu reappears... Any thoughts?

Any advice appreciated for a novice!!

Many thanks in advance

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Old 02-07-2008, 06:09 PM
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You must be running the 1.03.01 firmware, try using the older one like 1.02.18.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:29 PM
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What USB mode are you using too?
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:19 PM
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Am running 1.03.01 - tried reinstalling 1.02.18 through recovery mode but it won't take effect - 1.03.01 still in control?! Using MSC mode - my USB options are only MSC or 'AUTO-DETECT'....

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Old 02-08-2008, 09:56 PM
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That is your issue. You need to do RCM's ultimate fix for 1.03.0X to get it make to the older firmware.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:33 AM
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No he just is naming the files wrong. it has to be firmware.mi4, and somebody remind me of the other one.
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:12 AM
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Default sansa updater?

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and somebody remind me of the other one.
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/...terInstall.exe

?

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Old 02-09-2008, 09:28 AM
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No he just is naming the files wrong. it has to be firmware.mi4, and somebody remind me of the other one.
pribootLoader.rom
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:35 AM
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Update: Rockbox now takes over after the Sansa firmware has started proceedings and contols the player when playing music, but the Sansa firmware takes control when the player is connected to the computer (is this normal?).

I would still like to downgrade the sansa firmware to stop it being so posessive. So what do we reckon - do I run RCM's Ultimate Fix or do I merely need to change the filenames when I import them into the 16mb folder that appears in recovery mode? Do I need to uninstall Rockbox first and start again?

I really appreciate all this help guys - it is a frustrating situation.

Many thanks.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:55 AM
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Just rename the files and then reinstall rockbox after rebooting the player and switching to msc mode. Yes that is the way it is designed to work because rockbox doesn't have USB support yet.

The MI4 file should be named firmware.mi4

The rom file should be named pribootLoader.rom

1.03.01 requires the files to be named differently for some odd reason.

The problem you are having is that 1.03.01 never really turns off the player so rockbox won't boot up because it has a instant on feature that doesn't shut down the player. Where the old version don't have the instant on feature allowing rockbox to start after a restart.
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:10 AM
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Worked an absolute treat. Now running Rockbox smoothly! Hopefully my battery life might not be so short anymore too! I was thinking I might have to replace it, but it may have been the firmware...

Thanks so much for all your help guys!
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