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Old 06-25-2009, 06:54 PM
Monkeymann Monkeymann is offline
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Default Canot downgrade from beta firmware


I wanted to try skinning up my sansa... I would have liked it pretty much if i could have been using the original firmware mi4 file... Mayby i could've?

I downloaded the lastest beta (the one with a barking black dog welcome screen).

I hated the fact that the beta came with only 4 languages.. Jewish, polski, english and another.... What i wanted was only French.

Earlier i did try rockbox beliving i would get a nice french interface but it kinda failed.. And rockbox doesnt even refresh its database and always ends up with an empty song base.

So yet, i am now stuck with that beta firmware and i canot either downgrade to the lastest stable version neither apply any h3mod theme (modded mi4 files).

When i launch the songpad sansa toy thing that isnt an ipod but mostly an mp3 player or such stuff of a name.... (blah..) ... by having the lock opened and pressing rec then power, then go to the 16mbformat partition, then put either the original firmware rom and mi4 or the modded mi4 theme file, then safely disconnect it, then remove the cable... The screen Quickly says ehmm.. (ill repeat the procedure so i get a proper quote)

(yet i guess that i better slash up the option of applying a theme and concentrate at downgrading the toy back to e200v101.02.24a)

It says

At opening line1[Mini-B->Device Mode] line2[USB2.02.0 MSD]

Then to the extractation of the original mi4 file.. Soft unplug.... and ill try to freeze the screen holding the power button so i can read and type.. (whish itll work)

"upgrade finished>resetting the system"

So it didnt even have the time to do anthing at all.

If i put that great Sansa.fmt folder file into the format partition, whitch would usualy launch the format procedure... It'll do the same, exiting without doing any procedure then relaunch unmodified.

Earlier in the day, i restored the sandisk sansa from a broken rockbox installation.. I've put the lastest stable firmware, backupped all files stored on the device, so they be safe, then i installed rockbox safely, disliked it, tried to return to sansa's original interface, got it to freeze at "refreshing database".... Used the sansa.fmt folder file technique, it worked greatly, the device worked properly, then i installed the beta firmware.

So now, i am pretty stuck with the choice to turn jew or to be stuck with a none-native interface in english.. Canot thematize the toy, canot downgrade, canot format or perform any modifications...........

I'll try with installing rockbox again so the toy gets altered off a bit then whish it will resolve the fact that the device became lazy at applying its usual procedures but i am pretty sure it will not work... Yet ill put all efforts i can :P

I suggest that the abi forum team puts a flashing red warning tag aside that beta firmware :P lol

So, yet, an help would be greatly appreciated because the sansa toy isnt mine but my cousin's :P lol

Thanx for reading

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