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Old 04-28-2009, 10:44 AM
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So I heard custom builds are pretty nice and stuff.
So how do you install them?
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:58 AM
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Same as a normal build. Unzip to your Sansa.

That said, theres not much different about custom builds these days, so I'd just use the SVN unless you have a reason not. Its updated more regularly.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:21 PM
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Same as a normal build. Unzip to your Sansa.

That said, theres not much different about custom builds these days, so I'd just use the SVN unless you have a reason not. Its updated more regularly.
So you delete you're .rockbox folder and just replace it?
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:39 PM
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So you delete you're .rockbox folder and just replace it?
I fixed it for you
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:47 AM
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Hehe. Thanks, I got the cpchan build up now and it's pretty nice actually.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:53 AM
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That build is extremely old, has far fewer features, and worse battery life then the main rockbox build. I would not recommend installing builds older then a month or two.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:20 AM
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That build is extremely old, has far fewer features, and worse battery life then the main rockbox build. I would not recommend installing builds older then a month or two.
I just figured that out after I installed it.
It's kinda iffy to get it to work.
What's a good updated one to use?
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:16 PM
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I just figured that out after I installed it.
It's kinda iffy to get it to work.
What's a good updated one to use?
As I said before, use the SVN build unless you have a reason not to.

If a build from early 2008 looked good to you, then you do not have a reason to use a custom build and should not be considering one.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:18 PM
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On a side note, I guess I could delete the old custom build threads, since apparently locking them and putting a note saying they're too old to be worth using wasn't clear enough. The builds themselves would probably still be accessible via google search for people who knew about them and wanted to test things.

Anyone object?
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:42 PM
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Anyone object?
sounds good to me. It would head off a lot of new people wanting to use them and asking for help afterward.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:21 AM
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What about Black Thunders custom build?
That's a quite new one!
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:23 PM
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What about Black Thunders custom build?
That's a quite new one!
See this thread.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:11 PM
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On a side note, I guess I could delete the old custom build threads, since apparently locking them and putting a note saying they're too old to be worth using wasn't clear enough. The builds themselves would probably still be accessible via google search for people who knew about them and wanted to test things.

Anyone object?
I think the custom builds are rather pointless now that the SVN does pretty much everything. I haven't used a custom build since kugel stopped his.

Making a clean break is the best way to go. And better for people who are just learning about Rockbox, that they don't get frustrated trying to get an old custom build running when the daily builds from Rockbox are far better!
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:36 PM
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I don't know, I still use a custom build. Its the only one that has enough power to run ROMS at a decent speed. (at the cost of batt. life)
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